TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series Set for Mondays in June
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2012 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series. The three plays that will be presented are Foreclosure by Vincent Delaney, produced by Mondays DArk Theatre Company and Kenny Howard of The Broadway Consortium; Appendage by Derek Murphy, produced by Tweiss Productions (Sharon Weiss & Eileen B. Weiss); and The Sin Eater by Michael Bettencourt, produced by Block & Tackle Productions, Inc. and Elfin Frederick Vogel. The selected plays will be read on Mondays, June 4, 11, and 18 respectively, at 7pm at The Roy Arias Theatre, 300 W. 43rd Street, 5th Floor, Studio 500, NYC. Admission is FREE but reservations are required: email TRUStaff1@gmail.com or call 212-714-7628.
Each reading will be followed by a reception and a "Dollars and Sense" panel with top industry professionals - commercial producers, general managers and artistic directors - who will discuss the further development of the show that is read. "Not only do we introduce audiences to new works, we also offer them an insider's look at the producing process," says TRU president Bob Ost. Scheduled speakers include producers Pat Addiss (Promises, Promises, Little Women, The Fantasticks), Van Dean (Catch Me If You Can, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Evita), Tom Polum (The Toxic Avenger, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Ric Wanetik (Marlene, Jolson & Company, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992).
June 4, 2012 at 7pm - Foreclosure by Vincent Delaney. Directed by David Lee.
With Darren Ritchie (Wonderland), Melissa van Der Schyff (2012 Drama Desk nominee Bonnie & Clyde,), Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, 2012 Drama Desk nominee for One Arm), Joanna Howard, Rebecca Fisher. Presented by Mondays DArk Theatre Company in association with Kenny Howard of The Broadway Consortium, 2012 Tony Award nominee for The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, Gore Vidal's The Best Man and Evita.
In a Southern California neighborhood ravaged by foreclosure, two couples struggle with the balance between friendship and crossing the line. Foreclosure takes a sharply comedic look at the collapse at the American ideal that one can truly have a home. Reading will be followed by a talkback with producers Van Dean
Vincent Delaney is a Core Alumnus of the Playwrights Center, a former McKnight and Bush Foundation Fellow and member of the Seattle Rep Writers Group. His work has been produced and developed at numerous festivals and workshops including the Guthrie, Humana Festival, Children's Theatre Company and Orlando Shakespeare Festival, among others. A Jerome Commission, Heideman, and Virtual Theatre Project New Play Award recipient, Delaney's work Ampersand won the 2012 Reva Shiner Award from the Bloomington Playwrights Project.
Mondays DArk Theatre Company is a New York-based, not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to the development of new talent - writers, directors, designers and actors - as well as producing new works that provoke, inspire and entertain audiences. www.MondaysDark.org
June 11, 2012 at 7pm - Appendage by Derek Murphy. Directed by Frank Licato. Presented by Tweiss Productions (Sharon Weiss & Eileen B. Weiss).
A stranger on your couch. A wife gone astray. Blood on the pillows. What's a host to do? In the dark comedy Appendage, accidents don't just happen.