The Playwrights Realm presents new works by Mattie Brickman, Christopher Oscar Peña, Bekah Brunstetter and Stefanie Zadravec in INK'D
... directed by Shelley Butler (Assistant Director, 2009 revival GUYS AND DOLLS);
Lou Moreno (Artistic Director, INTAR); David Chapman (Assistant Director, THE PITMEN PAINTERS);
Daniella Topol (Rajiv Joseph's MONSTER AT THE DOOR)
...and featuring the acting talents of Wrenn Schmidt (BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW); Maria Elena Remirez (BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON); Carlo Alban (FLIPZOIDS, "Sesame Street"); Obie winner Ty Jones (ENRON); JorDan Baker (THE NORMAL HEART); Sue Jean Kim (I HAVE BEEN TO HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR); Tobias Segal (EDGEWISE); etc.
Monday June 6 & 13 at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre -- Tickets FREE and open to the public!!
The Playwrights Realm - the Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to nurturing early career playwrights - will present INK'D, staged readings from the 2010-2011 Playwrights Realm Writing Fellows on Monday, June 6 and Monday, June 13 at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre. INK'D is free and open to the general public.
On Monday, June 6 at 6:00pm - Mattie Brickman and her play FIVE SECOND CHANCES directed by Shelley Butler. The emerald isle has rarely been as charming, as funny, or as complex as it is in FIVE SECOND CHANCES. The story of a small town struggling with modernity and identity unfolds through a series of mysteries, missed opportunities, and misunderstandings of an Irish accent. A young American girl, Annie, turns her own world upside-down when she starts out to discover her roots and instead unearths a town secret buried long ago.
The cast of FIVE SECOND CHANCES includes: Brian Robert Burns, John Doherty, Nick Delany, Emily Kratter, Bob Kaliban, Peggy Scott and Wrenn Schmidt.
Mattie Brickman is an associate artist of art.party.theater.company and has been the playwright-in-residence at New York Stage & Film and The O'Neill at Yale in Provincetown, MA. Her productions include STARBOX, AMERICAN CATNIP, THE IMAGINARY AUDIENCE, IF FOUND PLEASE RETURN TO CHARLES DARWIN, THE REDUNDANT COLON, CIVIL WAR, Bill Clinton GOES TO THE BATHROOM (OR IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING), and MAX OUT LOUD, a children's musical adapted from books by Maira Kalman. Her work has also been developed at The Lark. As a journalist, Mattie wrote for Money magazine, The Santa Barbara Independent, and The Montecito Journal.
On Monday, June 6 at 8:00pm - Christopher Oscar Peña and excerpts from his play ICARUS BURNS directed by Lou Moreno. In the social landscape of the 2008 American presidential election, hope and change are giving rise to dreams. Immigrants, homosexuals, children, and families hoping to thrive are struggling to survive. But the higher they fly, the harder they fall. A story that criss-crosses political hot button issues from immigration, to domestic abuse, to gay marriage, ICARUS BURNS is a provocative, imaginative, and touching modern tale. If America is a melting pot, this is the story of how the modern dreams of its people are often the first to burn.