BWW Exclusive: Jenni Barber, Michael Esper, Susannah Flood and Stephen Barker Turner Join IMAGINARY LOVE Reading Tonight
Page 73 Productions - the Off-Broadway company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights - will present a reading of their 2013 Interstate 73 member Kait Kerrigan's play IMAGINARY LOVE tonight, September 23 at 6 pm at Dodger Atelier (311 West 43rd St, 6th Floor). Daniel Goldstein (GODSPELL, GOD OF CARNAGE) will direct. The reading of IMAGINARY LOVE is free and open to the public, but reservations are required: visit www.page73.org/love.
Kara and Lyle were childhood friends and then lovers for almost 25 years. But now they've broken up. In a twist on the romantic comedy, IMAGINARY LOVE asks how much love matters in the face of real life.
The cast of the reading of IMAGINARY LOVE is Jenni Barber, Michael Esper, Susannah Flood, and Stephen Barker Turner.
Kait Kerrigan is a Brooklyn-based playwright, lyricist, and bookwriter. In 2006 her musical HENRY AND MUDGE was produced by Theatreworks USA, and went on to win her the Kleban Award for Most Promising Librettist. Her work has been developed and performed internationally. Her plays include DISASTER RELIEF, IMAGINARY LOVE, TRANSIT and WE HAVE TO HOLD HANDS. Her musicals, written with composer Brian Lowdermilk, include THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF Samantha Brown, TALES FROM THE BAD YEARS, THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, WRONG NUMBER, THE FRESHMAN EXPERIMENT and the forthcoming REPUBLIC. Kerrigan is an alumna of Barnard College, and a member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild, and founding member of NewMusicalTheatre.com. For more information, visit www.kerrigan-lowdermilk.com.
Recipient of the League of Professional Theatre Women's 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for "innovative and creative work dedicated to the emerging dramatist," Page 73 Productions (under the leadership of Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli and Associate Director Michael Walkup) is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to developing and producing the work of early-career playwrights, done so through a series of development opportunities, workshops, readings and full-scale productions.
Past productions include: the world premieres of ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Davis McCallum (2007 Pulitzer finalist), SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE by Dan LeFranc, directed by Anne Kauffman and co-produced with Soho Rep (2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright 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 most recently SLEEPING ROUGH by Kara Manning directed by Sam Buntrock (Drama Desk Award Nominee for Featured Actress).
For more information about Page 73 Productions, visit www.page73.org.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride