Primary Stages Announces Cast for ESPA*DRILLS Reading Series at 59E59, 8/21-22
Primary Stages ESPA has announced casting for the ESPA*Drills Reading Series this August. ESPA*Drills is an annual new play development program providing professionally staged readings to four ESPA playwrights. The plays are workshopped at Primary Stages under the guidance of the ESPA staff and presented before an audience of industry peers at Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters. ESPA*Drills provides an exclusive opportunity for students to receive professional attention through the resources and support of Primary Stages.
Wednesday, August 21 at 5pm
Keep Calm and Carry On
by Melisa Annis, directed by Dominic D'Andrea
with Sarah Nina Hayon, Ted McGuinness, Jennifer Mendenhall, and Anna Nugent
Reporting for battle requires bravery, a sense of duty... and the ability to open your door.
Wednesday, August 21 at 8pm
by David Hilder, directed by Suzanne Agins
with Nick Abeel, Christian Conn, Talaura Harms, Jacob Horstmeier, Jessica Luck, and Jeanine Serralles
A woman threw herself off a pier and never came up for air. Now she and her survivors must accept the help of others - even a talking clam.
Thursday, August 22 at 12pm
by Alyssa Biber Colman, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg
with Kelly AuCoin, Emily Dorsch, Katie Paxton, Breene Rimberg, Constance Schulman, Amanda Stephen, and Ramon Olmos Tores
Explaining to an eight-year-old that grandma is losing her memory is just as tough as explaining it to grandma herself.
Thursday, August 22 at 3pm
Do Not Leave Unattended
by Jan Rosenberg, directed by Daniella Topol
with Nicholas Cocchetto, Darcy Fowler, Russell G. Jones, Sheila Joon, Nick Lawson, Brad Makarowski, and Eric T. Miller
Eddie's made a dangerous new friend. One that's expecting some feral company.
Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is a multidisciplinary school with departments in writing, acting, and directing. Now in its seventh year, ESPA has refined actors who have been seen on and off-Broadway, developed writers whose work has won awards and received workshops and productions, and served as a professional and artistic home for emerging talent. ESPA is defined by its strong commitment to collaboration through programs such as Detention, a monthly performance series that partners ESPA writers, actors, directors, and a faculty advisor in the creation of a unique evening of theater. Having provided a home to over 2,000 students, ESPA has become a leader in performing arts education through its excellence in training, unique collaboration and networking opportunities, and strong professional community. ESPA is open to all artists, in all stages of their careers.