Geraldine Librandi to Read Mark Jason Williams' STRAIGHT FACED LIES, 6/16
A reading of Mark Jason Williams' Straight Faced Lies will be presented on June 16 at 7 p.m. The reading will take place at the TADA Theater, 15 West 28th Street, in New York City. Reservations are not required.
Directed by Andrew Block, the reading features Chris Caron, Dana Domenick, Jon Krupp, Geraldine Librandi (The Sopranos; Off-Broadway: Handle With Care), Cindy Marchionda and Simon Pearle.
Straight Faced Lies is a gripping, fiercely funny drama about a dysfunctional family Thanksgiving. There's nothing to fear but family itself as hidden lives are exposed and deep secrets revealed; as anger and regret are passed around the table and surprises pour out like stuffing-forcing each family member to redefine their relationships with one another, and with themselves, in unexpected ways.
The play received the 2013 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Award for Outstanding Playwriting, and was hailed as one the "Best New Plays of 2013" by the New York Theater Experience.
Mark Jason Williams' other plays include Recovery, A Man's Man, and the award-winning The Other Day. His work has been produced in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Washington D.C. Mark has a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and his essays have been published by Out Magazine, Jezebel, The Daily Dot, and Honeysuckle Magazine. For more about the playwright, please visit markjasonwilliams.com
Andrew Block is an award-winning NY-based director. He received the Ovation and L.A. Drama Critics Circle awards for Best Director for the world premiere of John Pollono's Small Engine Repair in Los Angeles. Andrew also directed the critically-acclaimed Lost and Found at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival which then extended as part of FringeNYC Encores at the Lucille Lortel. Other recent work includes: Why Bother?, Downward Facing Debbie, the west-coast premiere of Adam Rapp's Bingo With the Indians (GLAAD award nomination for Outstanding Theatre 2009); Best Director and Best Play in the 2010 Network One-Act Festival for Illuminati; Company (Gallery Players); and Assistant Director of the Off-Broadway revival of T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party (TACT/The Actor's Company Theatre). He is a founding member of the award-winning Rogue Machine Theatre in L.A.