ESPA*Drills Reading Series Lineup Announced: Randy Graff, Daniel Goldstein and More
Primary Stages ESPA has announced casting for the ESPA*Drills Reading Series this August. ESPA*Drills is an annual new play development program providing professionally staged readings to four ESPA playwrights. The plays are workshopped at Primary Stages under the guidance of the ESPA staff and presented before an audience of industry peers at Off-Broadway’s 59E59 Theaters. ESPA*Drills provides an exclusive opportunity for students to receive professional attention through the resources and support of Primary Stages.
Announcing the writers, directors and casts for the 2012 ESPA*Drills Reading Series at 59E59 Theaters:
by Heidi Armbruster
Directed by Lisa Rothe
August 16 at 12pm
Allie is a culinary critic hurdling down the rabbit hole of online dating, friends’ baby showers, and epic professional food fights. All of which make her completely qualified to deliver a newborn calf.
by Siobhan Antonioli
Directed by Patricia McGregor
August 16 at 3pm
In the 1950s, a segregated, suburban swimming pool seems like the last place to find a Klansman’s daughter inviting a young, black girl to her birthday party.
The Horse and Carriage
by Karin Shook
Directed by Daniel Goldstein
“Are you happy?” is a dangerous question for a husband to ask at the dinner table.
Directed by Casey Childs
August 23 at 3pm
Featuring Randy Graff, Jessica Vera, Dan Vidor
Triple-shot lattes, lightsaber battles, and an arson at Applebee’s are typical events in the life of 21-year-old Tommy. Such distractions are therapeutic when your brother has been missing for over a year.
Free Admission. Space is limited. To RSVP for any of the readings, visit www.espadrills2012.eventbrite.com or call Chris at 212-840-9705 x 210.