TNC’s New City, New Blood Reading Series: Climate Cycle of Plays

September 20 – September 20
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:30 PM


Theater for the New City

Crystal Field, Executive Director presents

Gina Russell Tracy’s Climate Change Play Cycle which will receive Actors Equity Staged Readings on September 20th, Opening Night of ClimateChangeNYC 2021, at Crystal Field’s Theater for the New City Community Space Theater in TNC’s New City, New Blood Reading Series as follows:

5:30 PM her two-act play “1969”, which takes us back to the event that launched Earth Day and the EPA, will receive its World Premiere Reading featuring Tony Capone as Mark, Shana Farr as Lori, Ashley MacLeod in her New York Debut as the Student, Two-Time Tony & Drama Desk Nominee Alison Fraser as Lexi, Two Time MAC & Backstage Bistro Award-winner Michael Marotta as Chris, Drama Desk Nominee Jeff McCarthy as the Editor, Vincent Ticali as the Reporter, Mary Tierney as Sharon, Chris Tracy as Don, and Founding Acting Company Member Sam Tsoutsouvas as Jack

7:00 PM her two-act play “Starlight” illuminating the impact of Climate Change on a working family will receive its TNC Premiere Reading featuring Ashley MacLeod as Michelle/Young Michelle, Two-Time Tony & Drama Desk Nominee Alison Fraser as The Mother, Two Time MAC & Backstage Bistro Award-winner Michael Marotta as The Father, Vincent Ticali as the Radio Host/Young Rafe, and Mary Tierney as The Crone/Young Gabe

8:30 PM her play “permafrost”, which explores the existential threat to humanity through the eyes of the last scientist will be presented without intermission in an Equity Approved Staged Reading featuring Alison Fraser as The Scientist opposite Mary Tierney as The Cat.

This cycle of plays explores our country’s conflicted history with fossil fuels going back to the first major oil spill off the Santa Barbara coastline in “1969”, contemplating the current erosion of New England’s lobster fisheries with global warming in “Starlight”, and looking ahead to a scientist who’s discovered early research from the mid-19th Century by Eunice Foote which warned of the atmospheric harm of carbon monoxide and its potential impact on all life forms on the planet.
All Readings are being presented at no charge to the audience, but there is a $5 suggested donation.
Masks are required by all except performers on stage during their performance, and with fully vaccinated ensembles in accordance with Actors Equity Association’s Staged Readings Guidelines; seating is limited and reservations may be made at 212-254-1109.

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