Lisa Kron and Jayne Houdyshell Set for IN THE WAKE Reading, Discussion at Barnes & Noble, 3/24

Lisa Kron and Jayne Houdyshell Set for IN THE WAKE Reading, Discussion at Barnes & Noble, 3/24

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will present an evening with acclaimed actor, playwright and a 1994 NYFA Fellow in Playwrighting Lisa Kron. Kron will sign discuss and read from her play In the Wake (published by Theatre Communications Group) on Monday, March 24th at 7:00 at Barnes and Noble at 150 East 86th Street. Joining Ms. Kron will be Jayne Houdyshell, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Kron's Tony nominated play Well.

The reading is free and open to the public. In addition to In the Wake, copies of Kron's other work including the original cast recording of Fun Home will also be available.

Lisa Kron has been writing and performing theater since coming to New York from Michigan in 1984. Her work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Her plays include Fun Home; The Ver**zon Play; In The Wake which received Lortel and GLAAD Media Award nominations, was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was included in the Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2010-2011; Well; 2.5 Minute Ride and101 Humiliating Stories. She is a founding member of the legendary OBIE and Bessie Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. Lisa is on the playwriting faculty of the Yale School of Drama, she is a member of Actors Equity, and serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Jayne Houdyshell was raised in Topeka, Kansas, and graduated with honors from the Academy of Dramatic Art at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 1974. Since the mid-1970s, she has appeared in more than 200 plays at regional theaters throughout the United States. In New York, she may be best known for her role as Ann Kron in the Broadway production of Well by Lisa Kron. Other Broadway credits include Wicked, Well, Bye Bye Birdie,[3] and The Importance of Being Earnest; the 2011 revival of Follies, (Tony nomination) and the 2013 revival of Romeo and Juliet. Other New York credits include: Coraline; The New Century; The Receptionist; Much Ado About Nothing; Fighting Words; The Pain and the Itch; Attempts on Her Life, and True Love. Her television credits include appearances on Law & Order, Third Watch, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She has appeared in such films as Changing Lanes, Garden State, Trust the Man, Everybody's Fine and The Bounty Hunter

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) was founded in 1971 to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. Each year we provide nearly $1 million in cash grants to individuals and small organizations. Artspire, our fiscal sponsorship program is the largest and most established in the country and helps artists and organizations raise and manage over $3.5 million annually. Our NYFA Learning programs provide thousands of artists with professional development training and our website, NYFA.org, received over 1.5 million unique visitors last year and has information about more than 11,000 opportunities and resources available to artists in all disciplines.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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