Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo, Zosia Mamet & Evan Jonigkeit Set for REALLY, REALLY Discussion at Drama Book Shop, 2/20
Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo brings his newly published play, Really Really, to New York City's famed The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:00PM for a discussion of the work as well as a book signing. Co-stars of the 2013 New York premiere production of Really Really, Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit, will also read an excerpt from the play. Joining Colaizzo in a discussion of the play will be Mamet and Jonigkeit as well as Will Cantler, one of the Artistic Directors of MCC Theater, which produced Really Really last winter at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC), where it was twice-extended. This event is open to the public. Really Really is now published by The Overlook Press and available in stores and online.
Really Really at MCC Theater marked Paul Downs Colaizzo's New York playwriting debut and is the first play in his "Want, Give, Get" trilogy. His play Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill recently premiered at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia. Colaizzo received his BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is currently writing for HBO.
Really Really is the startlingly funny play about a group of Generation Me college students in the aftermath of a wild campus party, and was one of Off-Broadway's most acclaimed hits upon its New York premiere at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (MCC) in 2012. When morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, self-interest collides with the truth and the resulting storm of ambiguity makes it hard to discern just who's a victim, who's a predator, and who's a Future Leader of America. All that's certain is when the veneer of loyalty and friendship is stripped back, what's revealed is a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive.
Really Really had its world premiere production at Washington D.C.'s Signature Theatre in 2012.