Signature Theatre & Lark Play Development Center Will Present the Contemporary Chinese Playwriting Series

February 21
1:01 PM 2013

Signature Theatre & Lark Play Development Center Will Present the Contemporary Chinese Playwriting Series

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) and Lark Play Development Center (John Clinton Eisner, Artistic Director; Michael Robertson, Managing Director) are proud to present the Contemporary Chinese Playwriting Series, curated by Signature's Residency One Playwright David Henry Hwang, whose play THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD, directed by May Adrales, opens at Signature on Monday, February 25.

For one week beginning Sunday, March 10, the two theatre companies will host a group of distinguished playwrights, directors, translators, adaptors, and actors who will engage in a cross-cultural dialogue through the development and presentation of English-language
versions of four contemporary Chinese plays. The play translations-co-commissioned by the companies-will be presented in readings as part of the translation development process on March 15, 16 and 17 in the Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).

A vital component of David Henry Hwang's residency at Signature, and an extension of Hwang's many international collaborations at the Lark Play Development Center, the Contemporary Chinese Playwriting Series is aimed at exposing U.S. audiences to the diverse, dynamic world of
contemporary Chinese playwriting while fostering a conversation between Chinese and U.S. artists.

For more information go to signaturetheatre.org.

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