Page 73 Productions to Present TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY Reading, 10/1
Page 73 Productions will present a reading of TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY by Meghan Kennedy directed by Hal Brooks. The reading will be Monday, October 1st at 7:30pm at 311 West 43rd Street, 8th floor (Manhattan Theatre Club's Creative Center). The reading is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by visiting www.page73.org/toomuch or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY was featured at the 2012 PlayPenn Conference in Philadelphia this past summer. Meghan was also a Writer-In-Residence at the 2012 Cape Cod Theatre Project this summer, where Hal Brooks is the Artistic Director. Most recently, her play LIGHT was awarded the 2012 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize from Marin Theatre Company. Meghan was a finalist for the 2011 PlayPenn Conference, 2011 Seven Devils Conference, and 2011 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and a semi-finalist for 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. She was named a 2010 Core Apprentice at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Meghan received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from The Michener Center for Writing at UT Austin. She also holds a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of The Arts at NYU.
TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY is described as follows: After Rose’s husband dies; she locks herself inside her room, leaving her daughter pleading with her across a closed door for nearly a year. Finally, a new Pastor arrives, hoping to help both women break their stagnant routine and open up to him. TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY explores the barriers we construct around ourselves and how we might ultimately be set free.
The Cast of the TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY reading will feature: Suzanne Bertish (THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, KIN), Ana Reeder (TOP GIRLS, SIGHT UNSEEN), Jeff McCarthy (URINETOWN, ZORBA) and Michael Chernus (CLOSE UP SPACE, HUNTING AND GATHERING).
Interstate 73 is Page 73's writers group of seven early-career playwrights who meet biweekly at Page 73's Brooklyn office to share new pages. Throughout the year, Page 73 presents public readings of members' plays.
PAGE 73 Productions – under the leadership of Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli and Associate Director Michael Walkup – develops and produces the work of early-career playwrights who have yet to have their work professionally produced in New York. Page 73 produces at least one New York or world premiere by an early-career playwright each year. Page 73 also offers production-oriented development opportunities that help usher the works of early-career playwrights from first draft to final script. In addition to Interstate 73, the company also hosts the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, a year-long program supporting one playwright’s creative and career development; “Page 2”, an extensive developmental workshop; and a weeklong Summer Residency at Yale for four playwrights; and mounts one full-scale production per year that marks the first professional world or New York premiere by the participating playwright.
Page 73 produced the world premieres of ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Davis McCallum (2007 Pulitzer finalist and prequel to Quiara’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play WATER BY THE SPOONFUL), SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE by Dan LeFranc directed by Anne Kauffman and co-produced with Soho Rep (2010 New York Times Playwriting Award); CREATURE by Heidi Schreck, directed by Leigh Silverman and co-produced with New Georges; JACK'S PRECIOUS MOMENT by Samuel D. Hunter directed by Kip Fagan and EDGEWISE by Eliza Clark directed by Trip Cullman and co-produced with The Play Company, as well as the New York premieres of 1001 by Jason Grote, directed by Ethan McSweeney (Time Out New York - Top 10) and LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagic. The company received from the League of Professional Theatre Women their 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for “innovative and creative work dedicated to the emerging dramatist”.