Colt Coeur's Play Hotel Series Presents Two Staged Readings Today
Colt Coeur's Play Hotel series presents staged readings of a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl by Clare Barron, directed by Stella Powell-Jones & Umma Lappa Soon by Claire Kiechel, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Today, October 28th, 6pm (Barron play) & 8pm (Kiechel play). Guests are welcome to attend one or both readings. There will be a reception between readings. Bernie B. Jacobs room 234 W. 44th Street, 11th Floor.
Cast for a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl:
Cast for Umma Lappa Soon:
Colt Coeur (Everything is Ours, Recall, Fish Eye, Seven Minutes in Heaven) is a NY-based ensemble of actors, designers, playwrights and directors dedicated to making original, story-driven, aggressively visceral theater. Play Hotel is Colt Coeur's ongoing reading series, and our principal arena for developing new work. We are currently developing projects with Matt Friedberger, Kaitlin Schuster, Jimmi Simpson, and Caleb Scott. Previous Play Hotel readings have included: Adam Bock's Marcy Comes Homes, Max Posner's The Thing About Air Travel, and Alena Smith's Plucker.
Clare Barron grew up in Wenatchee Washington. Her plays include Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Solar Plexus (Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays); and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl (developed at The Atlantic Center for the Arts; reading at The Bushwick Starr). She is a member of Youngblood at EST and a recipient of an EST/Sloan grant to develop Old Four Legs - a play about a prehistoric fish. She is also an actor and has developed original performance pieces at the Theatre of Desire Cabaret helmed by Deb Margolin, the Grotowski Institute in Poland, and as part of the Hemispheric Institute's program for young artist/activists. Recent acting credits include Target Margin's Uncle Vanya and The Tempest in NYC, and Masrah Ensemble's Arabic-English production of Mud in Beirut, Lebanon.
Claire Kiechel's plays include: Umma Lappa Soon (Naked Angels reading); Some Dark Places of the Earth (semi-finalist at the O'Neill National Playwriting Conference); St. Vitus' Dance (finalist for the Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop); Wolf Play (winner of the 2012 Samuel French Off Off Festival Short Play Festival, published by Samuel French); Norway (upcoming Crashbox Theater Company, developed at the 2012 Orchard Project); Be Careful of Words (devised with Helikon Rep); Whale Song Or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia (FringeNYC 2011); Luxembourg (Lunar Energy Productions & AntiMatter Collective); and her adaptation of the Odyssey, Lethe (New School for Drama). Readings and productions of her plays have been held at the Brick Theater, Theaterlab, LaMaMa, the Kraine, and the Beckett Theater. She has worked in various capacities with Ars Nova, New York Stage and Film, The Exchange, Clubbed Thumb, and Yarn Films. She has a BA from Amherst College and an MFA in playwriting from the New School for Drama.
Stella Powell-Jones' recent directing credits include plays by Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez & BrIan Watkins for Lesser America's Just Right Just Now, Will Arbery's Yield, Bitch (Communal Spaces), The Eye of the Needle (the Attic at The Bush Theatre, London) Hello Ms, (Spring Fling Festival), The Naked Side of Grace (IRT). Stella has developed work with Playwrights Realm, The Flea, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Portland Centre Stage, Red Bull Theatre Co., Shakespeare's Globe (London), Renegade Theatre (London). Upcoming: Stephanie DiMaggio and Anton Dudley's The Orchard & Jesse Weaver's We Shall Catch Larks (workshopped in Colt Coeur's 2012 Play Hotel Series).
Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Artistic Director of Colt Coeur. Upcoming: Welcome to Jesus by Janine Nabers (workshop) at Hartford Stage, world premiere of Greg Moss' Reunion (South Coast Rep). Recent: Everything is Ours (Colt Coeur @HERE), The Scene (Dorset Theatre Festival, starring Tim Daly), Recall (Colt Coeur @ Wild Project), Flu Season (ACT), Fish Eye (Colt Coeur @ HERE), Mormons, Mothers and Monsters (Barrington Stage), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Yale), Dead Man's Cell Phone (NYU), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Emerging America Festival, Huntington Theatre Company and Colt Coeur @ HERE), Missed Connections (Ars Nova),One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Joe's Pub), The Long Tail (Gavin Brown), and Autobahn (NYU). Select regional work: Church (choreographer, Harbor Stage Company), Three Days of Rain (Amphibian Stage, Fort Worth, Texas) and three summers at Williamstown Theater Festival. Adrienne has directed workshops and readings for the Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, The Civilians, LAByrinth, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, the Orchard Project, New Georges & Clubbed Thumb. She is a recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Fellowship, the EST/Sloan grant, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.