NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES
For 35 years, Pulitzer Prize winning THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY has nurtured hundreds of playwrights through its EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM. In June, 2006, we launched NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD, a play reading series designed to serve our audiences and writers even better. Curated by Michael Scott-Price, TNC Literary Manager, NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD will provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier stages of Development. Audiences will get the opportunity to provide feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight from audience response. Be sure to check http://wwwtheaterforthenewcity.net/ for details about upcoming readings. Please join us!
NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS:
Next Reading Tuesday, June 6th 2017 at 7:00pm
Wine and Cheese. COME EAT AND DRINK WITH US AND MEET THE WRITER!
  
Suggested Contribution: $5
CHEZ RIKERS, an Urban Fable by CHARLES LEIPART
This reading presentation is directed by RICHARD STERNE
New York City.  A prison cell on Rikers Island.  A people’s revolution has inverted the class order.  But who is to get the fine crystal, china, and the Van Goghs?
CHARLES LEIPART (Playwright) Cream Cakes in Munich, 1st Prize Award 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. A Kind of Marriage, 2015 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation LGBT Playwrighting Award. Swimming at the Ritz, his original portrait of Pamela Churchill Harriman was developed with award-winning BBC director David Giles, and supported by the Arts Council England. Swimming premiered at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne UK in 2011; U.S. regional premiere 2015 at New Jersey Rep. A former Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation and member of the Dramatists Guild. A special thanks to TNC for presenting this reading of Chez Rikers. www.charlesleipart.com
RICHARD STERNE (Director) has directed Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, Lord Byron's Love Letter, and Talk to Me Like The Rain. As a student of Marcel Marceau in Paris, he directed Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat at the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre and a 10-city tour of France. He has directed Shaw's Arms and the Manin both classic and up-dated productions.  Richard is founder and coordinator of a Monday Play Reading Series at Saint Luke's Church on Restaurant Row, where he has directed  Eugene O'Neill's Marco Millions, Victor Hugo'sThe King Amuses Himself, and Charles Leipart's Short Histories. At TNC, Full Moon; NYC Fringe Festival,Artaud Le Momo; author of Gielgud Directs Burton (Random House).
THE CAST:
Meg Massey……………………….PENNY FULLER *
Sam Massey……………………….TONY ROBERTS*
Tom, the Waiter…………………….FENTON LI
Captain Geraldo……………………RAFA NADAL
Deborah……………………………..SEN ENVER*
Pearl………………………………...GLORIA SAUVE*
(*) appearing through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
FUTURE NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS:
2016/2017 New City, New Blood readings season began November 2016. Submissions for the season are now ongoing.


 

                                  










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