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Works by Sarah Burgess, Max Posner & More Set for Roundabout's Annual Underground Reading Series, 2/24-28

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The series will celebrate seven critically-acclaimed seasons of Roundabout Underground productions. Roundabout Underground Reading Series is a five night event that will include a nightly reading of a new play written and directed by an emerging artist.

The plays featured in the series include Max Posner's Judy, directed by Lila Neugebauer; Lindsey Ferrentino's Ugly Lies the Bone, directed by Patricia McGregor; Sarah Burgess' Liquidation Play, directed by Mike Donahue; Kyle Warren's Thoreau, and Other Assholes, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and Philip Dawkins' Failure: A Love Story, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.

Roundabout Underground is an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout's 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036). Prior productions include the acclaimed world premieres of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate (2007); Steven Levenson's The Language of Trees (2008); Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days (2009); Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still (2010); David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy (2011); Andrew Hinderaker's Suicide, Incorporated (2011); Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews (2012) and Meghan Kennedy's Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (2013). Bad Jews, which went on to critically acclaimed sold-out runs at both Roundabout Underground and at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre, debuted at the first Roundabout Underground Reading Series.

There will be one reading each night at 7pm from February 24 - February 28, in the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W46th St.). A limited number of tickets to the reading series will be available to general public.

These tickets can be reserved by emailing undergroundreadings@roundabouttheatre.org.

The reading series includes the following plays:

JUDY
Monday, February 24
By Max Posner; Directed by Lila Neugebauer

Winter 2040. Three grown siblings are spending lots of time in their basements. Timothy's wife Judy just left him. His daughter is rapidly entering adolescence. Tara, his sister, is starting a new religion and talking to doors. Their eldest sister Kris spends her nights alone, volunteering over the internet. Unfolding in three basements over four months, JUDY is a comic portrait of one family's struggle to reckon with and resurrect the past amidst breakdowns in their technological systems and verbal communication skills.

MAX POSNER (Playwright). Plays include The Thing About Air Travel, The Famished, Snore, Gun Logistics and Judy. They have been produced or developed at Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Page 73, Soho Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Hangar Theatre, Curious Theatre Company and Production Workshop. Max was the recipient of the 2012 P73 Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and the 2011 Heideman Award from Actor's Theatre of Louisville. He is a current member of Ars Nova's Playgroup and is working on a commission from South Coast Rep. Max is a graduate of Brown University where he studied under Erik Ehn, Lisa D'Amour and Paula Vogel. He is a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship at The Juilliard School and an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. He was born and raised in Denver and lives in Brooklyn.

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