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2019 PlayTime Developmental Studio Final Presentations

Nov 20 2019 - 11:00am -- Nov 22 2019 - 2:00pm

All public events at New Dramatists are FREE. Watch this listing for ongoing announcements of presentations open to the public.

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Is Edward Snowden Single? by Kate Cortesi

Directed by Meghan Finn
Wednesday, November 20 @ 11am

(No, but for real, IS HE???) Two actors and an adorable puppet (created during the studio) play all 19 roles in this whirlwind effort to awaken one girl's soul.

Wound on Wound or Throw Off the Forest by MJ Kaufman

Directed by Hatlo
Wednesday, November 20 @ 3pm

Join the creative team for an open working session of on-your-feet dramaturgy related to the myth of Caeneus, a warrior who began life as a woman and became a man.

Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy by Sarah Gancher

Directed by Kip Fagan
Thursday, November 21 @ 11am

In this developing work, the audience peers into the imagined office setting of a Russian troll farm and sees its impact over the world wide wide web during the months leading up to the 2016 U.S. election.

The Absence of Weather by Ken Urban

Directed by Steve Cosson
Thursday, November 21 @ 3pm

Ken Urban delves into the backstory of the 'suicide' of James Forrestal, the first U.S. Secretary of Defense and mastermind of the cold war.

Adia and Clora Snatch Joy by Mfoniso Udofia

Music by Nehemiah Luckett
Friday, November 22 @ 11am

This is the final play in Mfoniso's 9-play Ufot Family Cycle. Join us to hear the latest iteration of the play with the layering of music generated over the course of the studio.

2019 Participants, Projects, & Primary Collaborators

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Kate Cortesi: Is Edward Snowden Single? with director, Meghan Finn.
Sarah Gancher: Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy with director, Kip Fagan.
MJ Kaufman: an adaptation of the Greek myth of Caeneus, a warrior who began life as a woman and became a man, with dramaturg, Hatlo.
Mfoniso Udofia: Adia and Clora Snatch Joy with composer, Nehemiah Luckett.
Ken Urban: The Absence of Weather with director, Steve Cosson.

New Dramatists writers continue to explore projects and expand notions of creative process through PlayTime, a two-week, in-house laboratory retreat for five New Dramatists resident playwrights undertaking ambitious new works with collaborators and in company of one another. This huge, interdependent project with an intricate schedule offers intensive and flexible time for rehearsal, rewrites, feedback, and company engagement. We will post here as soon as we know which projects will have open presentations.

The PlayTime Developmental Studio is made possible by major project funding from the Ted Snowdon Foundation, Isobel Konecky, and Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman

Event Details
  • Location
    424 West 44th Street (between 9th & 10th Aves)
  • Open to the Public
 
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