David Greenspan Stars in THE ARGUMENT and PLAYS at the Bushwick Starr, Now thru 12/21
The Bushwick Starr will present an evening of two short works performed by award-winning and treasured actor, David Greenspan.
Based on Aristotle's Poetics and the essays of Gerald F. Else, The Argument is a passionate student's love-letter and farewell to his teacher -- reminding us of the personal pathos that binds us to the Greeks, and firing us to capture that chimera, art. Plays is Gertrude Stein's whimsical and provocative lecture on theatre; a hidden gem of theatricality and wit that only Stein could have delivered. *The Argument was first presented by Target Margin Theater, and Plays was first presented by The Foundry Theatre.
Performances will run at The Bushwick Starr theater: 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wykcoff]. Directions: Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right. For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS. Tickets are $18.00 at www.thebushwickstarr.org.
About David Greenspan: David Greenspan is a New York-based playwright and actor. He has directed and/or performed in his plays Jack, The Home Show Pieces, 2 Samuel 11, Etc., Dead Mother, She Stoops to Comedy (Obie), The Argument (Obie), The Myopia, Go Back to Where You Are, Jonas and Coraline (w/Stephin Merritt). These have been produced in New York by various theatres, most notably, the Public, Playwrights Horizons, Target Margin Theater, Manhattan Class Company, The Foundry Theatre and Transport Group. He has received two performance Obies: one for Terrence McNally's Some Men and Goethe's Faust, one for Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band. Other credits include premieres of plays by David Adjmi, Sarah Ruhl, Todd Almond, Adam Rapp, William Hoffman, David Grimm, Kathleen Tolan, Harry Kondoleon, Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow, José Rivera, Richard Foreman, Mac Wellman, Jeff Jones and solo renditions of Barry Conners' The Patsy and Gertrude Stein's lecture Plays. Alumnus New Dramatists, Guggenheim and Lortel fellowships, Alpert Award, Obie Sustained Achievement.
About The Bushwick Starr: The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past seasons have included new work from cutting edge companies such as The Debate Society, Elevator Repair Service, Target Margin Theater, Half Straddle, and Witness Relocation.