(from Miles Lott)
After an extensive selection process, the Lark’s Literary Wing and Final Selection Committee have chosen seven plays from almost six hundred scripts submitted through its Open Access Program. The Lark, a laboratory for new voices and new ideas in New York, will present these works 9/20-9/24 for free (reservations are highly recommended). Schedule:
WATER ON THE MOON by Emily Bohannon
(Wed., Sept. 21 @ 4pm) Bex runs a pirate radio station from her closet, but when her best friend (and best DJ) has the chance for a better life, her reality is shaken like the walls of her crumbling apartment.
DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau (Wed., Sept. 21 @ 8pm) In 1967 Detroit, a quarrelsome brother and sister struggle to make ends meet and get caught in the middle of the ‘67 riots.
SLIP/SHOT by Jacqueline Goldfinger (Thu., Sept. 22 @ 8pm) Two young couples are torn apart by a terrible shooting – a play about the malleability of truth, and how we re-imagine history to protect the ones we love.
GET THORPE by Ken Weitzman (Fri., Sept 23 @ 4pm) In 1912, less than twenty years after the massacre at Wounded Knee, American Indians and the U.S. Army were about to face off again – this time on the football field.
THE NETHER by Jennifer Haley (Fri., Sept. 23 @ 8pm) A young cyberdetective interrogates a successful businessman about crimes against children – but are they truly crimes if committed in the thought space of the Nether?
TIMBER LAND by Katharine Clark Gray (Sat., Sept. 24 @ 4pm) A progressive community must reckon with its flaws when a stranger comes to town in this satire of modern activism and the choirs we love to preach to
FAILURE: A LOVE STORY by Philip Dawkins (Sat., Sept. 24 @ 8pm) This love story follows the three Fail sisters, all of whom happen to die within the same year, and the one man who happens to fall in love with each of them.
There will also be a MEET THE WRITERS Reception hosted by Morgan Jenness
(Tue., Sept 20 @ 8pm) Hear the playwrights read excerpts from their work and mingle.
To attend Playwrights' Week—and for more information–call 212.246.2676 x224 or visit: www.larktheatre.org
311 West 43rd Street,
New York, NY 10036
(Btw 8th & 9th Avenues)