Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons recently announced additional performers participating in the return of its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Poetic Justice this evening, October 22.
Cast members include Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined), Pulitzer Prize finalist and 3-time Obie Award winner Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio), Robert Dorfman (The Wax at PH), Victor Williams (A Small Fire at PH, “The King of Queens”), Teresa Yenque (“Ed”), Mary Stout (Cather County at PH), Emily Walton (The Shaggs at PH), Tony nominee Maria Dizzia (The Drunken City at PH, In the Next Room), Adam Rothenberg (The Retributionists at PH) and Marni Nixon (James Joyce’s The Dead at PH).
The line-up of performers also features the previously announced Christine Lahti (the Playwrights Horizons productions of The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway and Hooters, Dr. Kathryn Austin on “Chicago Hope,” Oscar for directing the short Lieberman in Love, Oscar nomination for Best Featured Actress for Swing Shift), Campbell Scott (On the Bum at PH, Longtime Companion, The Atheist), Zachary Booth (Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I and Prayer for My Enemy at PH, the current Keep the Lights On, “Damages”), Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke (The Savannah Disputation at PH, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Into the Woods), Kathleen McElfresh (Present Laughter on Broadway, “Royal Pains”), Karl Miller (Completeness at PH) and Richard Thieriot (PH’s Clybourne Park on Broadway).
This year’s event will feature new works by eight artists, including seven of the theater’s alumni writers. The evening will consist of new short plays by Tony Award nominee and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Robin Baitz (The Substance of Fire at Playwrights Horizons), Obie Award winner Neal Bell (Spatter Pattern at PH), Jessica Goldberg (Refuge at PH), Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge (Milk Like Sugar at PH), Itamar Moses (Completeness at PH), Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park at PH); and a musical piece by Todd Almond (Melancholy Play at 13P) and Tony Award nominee and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man’s Cell Phone at PH). STORIES ON 5 STORIES will take place at Playwrights Horizons’ home at 416 West 42nd Street, and will benefit the company’s annual programs and productions.
Each play will be performed in a different, unconventional space throughout all five stories of Playwrights Horizons’ home at 416 West 42nd Street, and the entire evening will benefit the company’s developmental programs and productions.