Lisa Kron, Aditi Kapil & More to Contribute to 2nd Annual Around-the-Globe Chain Play for World Theatre Day
Starting and ending in NYC, a play will be written as it travels around the world making 15 stops with playwrights from across the globe. Each playwright will contribute the next one to four pages of text, moving the plot forward from where the previous playwright left off. The playwrights are Lisa Kron (USA, NYC), Aditi Kapil (USA, Minneapolis), Nicolas Billon (Canada), Luz Estrada (Colombia), Thomas Sainsbury (New Zealand), Nick Rongjun Yu (China), Anuvab Pal (India), Oded Liphshiz (Israel), Lily Bevan (UK), Nina Mitrovi (Croatia), Lana Nasser (The Netherlands), Phillip M. Dikotla (South Africa), Amy Conroy (Ireland), Sol Rodríguez Seoane (Argentina), and Chisa Hutchinson (USA, NYC).
The final script will be given a stage reading on World Theatre Day, Marcy 27th at 7:00 PM. The reading will take place at The Lark Play Development Center (311 West 43rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036). The reading will be directed by Sherri Kronfeld, Artistic Director of the NYC based theatre company SUPERWOLF. Casting will be not be announced until the script is finalized after March 5th.
The reading will also be live streamed on innovativetheatre.org/live.
The reading will be following by a World Theatre Day Reception where a number of NYC theatre luminaries will read the International Theatre Institute's World Theatre Day Message that will be written this year by South African playwright, designer, director, and installation-maker, Brett Bailey.
"After the huge success of last year's Around-the-Globe Chain Play, we are just so thrilled to make it an annual tradition and once again bring playwrights together from all corners of the earth together in such a unique collaboration. The staged reading on March 27th should be truly special event," says Amanda Feldman, Lead Coordinator of the NYC World Theatre Day Coalition.
The New York City World Theatre Day Coalition was formed in 2010 to create a widespread awareness of World Theatre Day in NYC by connecting the NYC theatre community to other theatre communities around the world and encouraging audiences in NYC and beyond to celebrate with us by attending the theatre. The Coalition is lead by an eight member Steering Committee that includes: The Alliance for Resident Theatres - New York www.art-newyork.org, The American Theatre Wing- www.americantheatrewing.org, The Innovative Theatre Foundation - www.nyitawards.com, The Lark Play Development Center - www.larktheatre.org, The League of Independent Theater - www.litny.org, The New International Theatre Experience - www.nitecorp.com, and The Theatre Development Fund - www.tdf.org.
Theatre companies can join the NYC World Theatre Day Coalition and participate in the WTD activities by going to www.nycwtd.com.