TNC’s NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES
Theater for the New City
Executive Director, Crystal Field
By Robin Goldfin
Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7 PM
$5 Suggested Donation
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Street)
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FLAWLESS is a play based on and inspired by an award-winning essay by Canadian writer David J. Lawless.
As her father cares for his wife of over 50 years who now has Alzheimer’s, their youngest daughter takes center stage, witnessing the relentless repetition of the disease and the extraordinary patience and commitment of her father’s love. The play brings a whole world into view, as we see the same couple in the first year of their marriage, filled with hope for the future. As their daughter struggles to accept her mother as she is now and recalls who she was in the past, she moves through time and space to learn the power of memory, and to remember what is important when the mother she loves cannot.
The story is told with live music composed by Oren Neiman, dance and movement by Laurie DeVito, in a script by Robin Goldfin, directed by Ed Chemaly.
ROBIN GOLDFIN is a playwright, performer and teacher based in New York. His most recent project is “Suddenly, a Knock at the Door,” a play based on stories by award-winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret with original live score by Oren Neiman. Robin’s own 10-minute play “The Acoustics,” directed by Ken Talberth was part of Artistic New Directions’ Eclectic Evening of Shorts. His solo play, “The Ethics of Rav Hymie Goldfarb,” directed by David Carson premiered in The Midtown International Theatre Festival. (“Splendidly crafted” wrote nytheatre.com.) Robin’s other writing has been published in Tikkun Magazine, Zeek, and The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide; and in the anthologies Queer Stories for Boys: True Stories from the Gay Men’s Storytelling Workshop and One on One: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century. As a performer, Robin danced for five years with Laurie DeVito’s She-Bops and Scats, a concert jazz-dance company and taught Simonson Jazz Dance Technique in New York and abroad.
Robin has held artist’s residencies at Makor, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and at The Mishkan Omanim (Artists Residence) in Herzylia, Israel. Robin holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dramatic Writing from New York University and is currently Clinical Professor of Writing in New York University’s Liberal Studies Program. He is a member of PEN American Center and The Dramatists Guild.
ED CHEMALY (Director) is a director, actor and writer. At NY’s Metropolitan Playhouse he directed The Jewish King Lear (NYIT Award Nomination), The Easiest Way (adaptor and director) and The Spirit House. Other New York credits include Labor Day, A Doctor In Spite of Himself, shows at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Mint Theatre, Henry Street Settlement, Spectrum Stage Co. and The Producers Club, as well as six original cabaret shows at The Village Gate, Eighty Eights and The Duplex.
Regionally he has directed The Deertrees Theatre Festival productions of Sleuth, I Ought To Be In Pictures and Almost, Maine, at The Northeast Theatre and Electric Theatre Company The Odd Couple (female version), Almost, Maine, The Gibson Girl of His Dreams and Operation Opera. as well as Marriage Play at the Triangle Theatre in Philadelphia, Luv and Broadway Bound at Liberty Stage Co., a dinner theatre tour of Move Over, Mrs. Markham and a national tour of The Imaginary Invalid.
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