Rising Sun Continues UNDER REHEARSED Reading Series at The West Brooklyn Tonight

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Rising Sun Continues UNDER REHEARSED Reading Series at The West Brooklyn Tonight

Rising Sun Performance Company announced last month that it is presenting a new short play reading series "UNDER REHEARSED" and have partnered with The West Brooklyn as their venue.

The Reading series is intended to create new artistic relationships with Guest Directors, Playwrights and Actors as well as provide a fun and engaging night for our audiences. The Series will, of course, also feature the critically acclaimed ensemble of Rising Sun.

The Creative Team for each series will be announced a week prior to each series, and will be listed on RSP's Website, Facebook and via media outlets. The plays will be 10-15 minutes long, and each reading will have a short break in between to allow for conversation, libations and connection between the artists and audience.

The West Brooklyn is the perfect location for this fun and informal monthly gathering and reading, Akia, Rising Sun Performance Company's Founding Artistic Director, is thrilled to present these short plays in such a wonderful and artistically nurturing environment and for us to bring our work out to Brooklyn audiences.

June 10th Line Up:
Casting & Production Coordination by Michael Witkes

Play Curation led by Nancee Moes

Stage Directions read by Sophie Hirsh

Glacial Decline
Playwright: Donna Latham
Director: Jak Prince
Cast: Louisa Pough & Bonnie Cole

Saving Grace
Playwright: Bara Swain
Director: Sarah Chichester
Cast: Samantha Paige Turret, Elizabeth Burke

Tribeca Mom
Playwright: Laura Rohrman
Director: Richard Espisito
Cast: Chanelle Wright

Secondhand Gifts
Playwright: C. J. Enrilch
Director: Nick Micozzi
Cast: Elizabeth Burke, Claire Lebowitz

Results
Playwright: Keith R. Higgons
Director: Kathleen Schlemmer
Cast: Andrea Cordaro, Trey Blackburn, and Larry Gutman

Right for a Dog
Playwright: Robert Kerr
Director: Eric Parness
Cast: Trey Blackburn, Claire Lebowitz, Michael W. Gaines

Tickets are a suggested $5 donation and are available only at the door. There is limited seating, we recommend arriving at 7:30 in order to get a table or seating. There is no drink or food minimum. The June 10th & July 8th Reading series will be located at The West Brooklyn 379 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211. Subway: L train to Union Ave, Brooklyn.

Future dates will be announced at a later time.

Founded in September of 2001, RISING SUN PERFORMANCE COMPANY(RSP) is an Off-Off Broadway theatre company dedicated to producing ensemble-based work. It is run by artists for artists to allow them to create their own opportunities instead of their opportunities creating them. RSP is the full time artistic home for a wide range of theatre artists, including actors, writers, directors, designers, singers, and dancers. 2014 marks the beginning of RSP's 13th producing season, culminating in 60 plus productions and events. This includes the development of countless NYC and World debut plays, over 40 One Act Plays as part our annual series, 3 musical cabaret series, free outdoor performances, children's theatre, immersive themed theatrical experiences and its trademark revivals, including sold out critically acclaimed hits: The Shape of Things, An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein, HellcabThe Last Supper, Fool For Love and Bug RSP has received 6 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominations.

The West established in Sept 28, 2010, is a coffee shop and full liquor bar that provides a comfortable spot to eat, work, converse or be entertained. Most evenings they provide entertainment from a wide source of local and celebrated talent til 2am. In the spirit of Mae West, we strive to create a comfortable, sustainable space to support our community of talented and progressive artists, programmers, screenwriters, lawyers, writers, etc. by providing amazing snacks, drinks, free wifi, and events space ESTHER BELL is the onsite owner who has written and directed several independent feature films that were praised in the NY Times, Variety and later distributed by Sundance & Showtime. Esther has also produced/directed for MTV, CBS, NBC, Current and IFC. Ms. Bell is such a fixture in Williamsburg that she is featured in the book about her neighborhood called 'The Last Bohemia' by Robert Anasi (a book mostly written in the West).

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