The Spring Reading Festival Stil Going Strong – 2 Plays Left

Up Next:

Man In Boat by Kimberly Barrante

Monday, June 6th at 7pm

The United Palace Cathedral Theater

4010 Broadway

An absurdist dark-comedy set in the media-saturated world of postmodern America.  Stranded in a rowboat in the middle of the desert,  Daniel sits impatiently for the rainstorm that will carry him out of his rut.  Still clinging to his childhood fantasies of gun-slinging, horse-riding heroes, Daniel is unable to remain a child, yet unable to grow-up.

The Chalkboard Trilogy by Nancy Nevarez

Saturday, June 11th at 2pm

The Inwood Public Library

4790 Broadway

Three one act plays that explore education from the point of view of Uncle James and his niece Lee in South Carolina on the cusp of the civil rights movement, two young afghani girls learning in the darkness of a bombed out basement, and the relationship between a tutor and her tutee over a 7 year period in their latino community.

About The Festival

From May 7 through June 11, 2011, nearly 50 actors will bring to life the words of People’s Theatre Project’s resident playwrights in the first annual Spring Reading Festival at 5 Northern Manhattan Landmarks. Addressing themes including education, gentrification, civil rights and the role of art in our lives, this festival is the culmination of work created this season in our Resident Professional Playwrights Unit.

The Unit is a new initiative from People’s Theatre Project to develop and showcase professional new works in Northern Manhattan. The 2010-2011 resident playwrights meet weekly at the Río Gallery in Washington Heights to support each other in the development of their new plays. Each week is dedicated to one of the playwrights who, with the help of a rotating group of professional actors, presents fresh pages from his or her play and receives feedback.

Each play has been thematically matched with a local landmark in order to bring awareness to and celebrate the rich resources of the community. Each of the readings will be followed by a dialogue inspired by the themes of the play, moderated by a distinguished community member and expert in the realm of the play.

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