Manhattan Theatre Company's 7@7 Reading Series Lineup Announced


Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer) today announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series. The Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation has supported Manhattan Theatre Club's reading series since 2006.

The readings begin Monday, March 12 at 7 PM and will be held on consecutive Mondays through April 23.  The readings will take place at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please visit or call (212) 399-3000 x 4163.

Now in its fourteenth year, this rehearsed reading series is dedicated to the support and development of innovative new work.

Several plays developed in 7@7  have gone on to full productions at MTC, including David Auburn's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning ProofJoe Hortua's Between UsRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Based on a Totally True Story and Molly Smith Metzler'sClose Up Space (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist).  

7@7 plays that have been produced elsewhere in New York and around the country include Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys And True,Heidi Schreck's There Are No More Big SecretsStephen Adly GuirgisThe Little Flower of East OrangeJulia Cho's Durango,David Adjmi's StunningNaomi Iizuka's Strike-SlipAdam Rapp's Red Light WinterTheresa Rebeck's The SceneEric Simonson's FakeJonathan Caren's The Recommendation and The CiviliansThe Great Immensity.

Below is the schedule for the Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series. Please note: each reading starts at 7 PM.

March 12: DEATH OF THE AUTHOR by Steven Drukman directed by Lynne Meadow

At a university for the privileged, adjunct professor Jeff Egan detects something unusual about a paper submitted by Bradley, a legacy student a week away from graduation and parental approval. Jeff's discovery sets in motion a series of events that challenges each man's assumptions about the other--uncovering their past while potentially threatening their future. A smart and probing new drama about academia, class, and conscience.

Steven Drukman was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2003. His play The Prince of Atlantis will premiere at South Coast Repertory this spring.

March 19PHAEDRA by Adam Bock directed by Trip Cullman

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