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Barbara Hammond

Pulling together all three plays for the first time into one evening, and traveling from the library to the studio to the theatre upstairs, and from Dublin to Paris to the mountains of Corsica, this is the culmination of three years' work, which included two Creativity Funds, a New Dramatists program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Ocean at Your Door by Brian Otaño; directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz

While preparing for an oncoming storm, JP discovers evidence of a decades-old crime that sheds a new light on his family, his next-door neighbors and their shared history of violence. Set in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in 1977 and 2018, The Ocean at Your Door concludes Brian’s Dooley Street Trilogy.

Open reading – please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

Feathers and Teeth by Charise Castro Smith; directed by Erik Pearson

In 1976, in a nice house in a mid-western factory town, Carol made a pot roast and Chris played rock and roll records. Then Arthur accidentally hit something with his car.

Open reading – please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

Andy Bragen

Directed by Erik Pearson

Don’t You Fucking Say a Word is a play about love and hate, about friendly and not so friendly competition. Three sets of tennis and one unforgettable fight as seen through the eyes of two women.

Open reading – please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

Herbert Appleman
Alumni Reading

Directed by Lisa Rothe

A drama set in Brooklyn in 1950, about a gifted young man in his senior year in high school, caught in a tug of war between a depressed mother, an overwhelmed father, a young sweetheart, and bright possibilities far from home, symbolized by a scholarship to Harvard.

Alumni Reading – please call 212-757-6960 for reservations.

Closed Alumni Reading

Alumni playwright Kirk Lynn will work in closed session with director Oliver Butler on his new play Your Mother's Guide to the Kama Sutra. This reading is a part of Playwrights Horizons SuperLab.

Closed Alumni Reading

Alumni playwright Victor Lodato, New Dramatists Class of 2009, will work in closed session with director Jackson Gay on his new solo play P.E.

When Jimmy Meadows loses his job of 10 years, his life descends into chaos and ridiculousness. Dejected, he falls into the arms of a beautiful but neurotic young woman. His neglected wife Lisa enters into a bizarre relationship with a 90-yearold man. Into their lives comes the enigmatic Mr. Poulos. Is he a spy? A spiritual guide? Or is he just an old Greek guy reading newspapers at their kitchen table?

ALUMNI READING - PLEASE CALL 212-757-6960 FOR RESERVATIONS

Directed by Scott Schwartz

Spark is a play about three sisters living in the U.S. caught in the mess of a recent war’s aftermath. It is about what happens when soldiers come home, when women of little economic means must find a way to make do and carry on, and the strength, ultimately, of family. A contemporary U.S. story of faith, love, war, trauma, and a bit of healing.

This reading is presented, in part, in collaboration with NoPassport.

Carson Kreitzer

Directed by Mark Wing-Davey

Vogue model. Surrealist muse. Combat photographer. Gourmet cook and alcoholic. Behind the Eye is a portrait of photographer Lee Miller (beautiful, brave, magnetic, impossible...) as she navigates one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th Century.

Please call 212-757-6960 for reservations.

Sharon Bridgforth

River See by Sharon Bridgforth

River See explores blues stories as living arrangements of jazz. Playwright Sharon Bridgforth will experiment with conducting dancers, singers and musicians in creating a moving soundscape that supports her raucous/juking text.

River See received a 2012 MAP Fund Award and a 2012 National Performance Network Creation Fund Award. For more information, please go to sharonbridgforth.com.

August 16, 2012

Ars Nova to Present Reading of Joshua Allen's "Chrysalis"

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a free reading of Chrysalis by Joshua Allen, directed by Hal Brooks. The cast includes Sami Gayle, Dan McCabe, Colby Minifie and Danielle Skraastad.  Read More

Lucas Hnath

A play about men who wear speedos and swim and take drugs so they can swim even faster.

This reading is open to the public. Please call 212-757-6960 for reservations.

Barbara Hammond

Please join us for a reading of this new play by Barbara Hammond.

Directed by Kevin Kittle.

This reading is open to the public. Please call 212-757-6960 for reservations.

Jenny Schwartz

Jenny Schwartz will work in closed session on her play Somewhere Fun.

Jenny Schwartz

Jenny Schwartz will work in closed session on her play Somewhere Fun.

David Adjmi

David Adjmi will work with director Jackson Gay on his play, 3C, which runs at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater June 6-July 15, 2012.

Barbara Hammond

Barbara Hammond is continuing the process of the creation of The Eva Trilogy, focusing on Rue D'Élève [or, The High Road]. It has been making its way into the world via readings in NYC, Berlin, Paris, London, New Orleans, Westport and Hoboken...and a Theatre Row production last July. This one-day reading is its next step.

An evening of short plays by Mary Gallagher, Donald Wollner and Martha Wollner.

Alumni Reading - Please Call 212-757-6960 For Reservations

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