2019 Brooklyn College MFA Playwright Readings Come to The Tank

The 2019 MFA Playwriting students at Brooklyn College - Tanya Everett, Eri Nox, Arika Larson and Cherry Lou Sy - will be presenting readings of their full-length plays. All shows will be at The Tank on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3 pm.

Oct. 24 - Arika Larson presents Within Tolerance directed by Lauren Miller

Oct. 26 - Tanya Everett presents A Dead Black Man directed by Christopher Burris

Oct. 31 - Cherry Lou Sy presents The Beast Mode of the Known World directed by Kevin Ray

Nov. 2 - Eri Nox presents Bike Race directed by Tara Elliott

October 24

WITHIN TOLERANCE, by Arika Larson

directed by Lauren Miller

cast: Mary Bacon,Amy Berryman, Carolyn Coppedge, Geraldine Dulex, Tanya Everett, Kim Gambino, Cleo Gray, Allison Haglund, Leigh Williams, Melissa Woolf, Nandita Shenoy, Adriana Sananes, Kiyo Takami, Jehan O. Young

new york city, the sixteenth floor, a fitting room. tape, scissors, pins, markers. thirteen women- designers, techs, accountants and entrepreneurs- cut and pin, struggle and strive, calculate and collaborate around one Fitting Model, just your average size 6 woman. two hours out of a year in the life of a major fashion brand.

October 26

A DEAD BLACK MAN, by Tanya Everett

directed by Christopher Burris

cast:  Claire Fort, Cary Hite, Reynaldo Piniella, Isabelle Pierre, Montgomery Mauro, Tanyamaria McFarlane, Michaela Morton, Rebecca Nyahay, Josh Adam Ramos, Jason Shelton

What is the worth of the black male body? When faced with his corpse, we are confronted by the best and worst humanity has to offer.

October 31

THE BEAST MODE OF THE KNOWN WORLD, by Cherry Lou Sy

directed by Kevin Ray

cast: Chima Clarke, Carolina Do, Vasile Flutur, Kristin Fulton, Julia Greer, Reilly Hilbert, Imani Youngblood

In a world where nothing is wasted, what does it mean to extend your life? A scientist, William knows that he is dying, so he donates his body to science to make the most out of his body's time on earth. His body becomes the repository to house the consciousness of another scientist from another century.

November 2

BIKE RACE, by Eri Nox

directed by Tara Elliot

cast: TBA

BIKE-RACE follows three New Yorker cannabis couriers on race, masculinity, and food. Now with magical realism.

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Arika Larson is a playwright from Kansas currently studying at Brooklyn College with Erin Courtney and Mac Wellman.

Tanya Everett hails from Mass, bred in Brooklyn, to pursue her career as an actor and writer. Her plays have been performed in many Off and Off-off Broadway venues: including Cherry Lane, HERE Arts Center, TheaterLab, Kraine, Cherry Pit. Her play "A Slow Boil: Parts 1, 2,3" was recently performed as part of the 8th Season of the Fire This Time Festival. She was chosen for the 2016-17 Wright Club, a playwright development wing of the critically acclaimed, Amoralists. Other plays include: T(w)o Train: To Be In Transit(ion), We Were Never Meant To Survive, Doesn't Matter How You Say It, Got A Light," "Lady of the Lake, Virgin Christmas. She has written several screenplays and produced her short, Without Scars, which you can find on Amazon! As an actor, she has worked with notable directors including Russell G. Jones, Carl Cofield, Charles Weldon, and Oscar nominee Josh Fox. She recently wrapped the indie film, "Karma Club," featuring Tony winner Chuck Cooper. She received a rave in the NY Times for her gender-bending performance as Antonia, opposite Ron Cephas Jones in Classical Theater of Harlem's Tempest. When she is neither acting nor writing, Tanya enjoys homemade food, live performances, working with youth, cuddling and communing with artistic spirits!

Cherry Lou Sy is a MFA Playwriting candidate at Brooklyn College. Her work has been developed/presented in La Mama Experiments, Rising Circle Theater Collective, The Letter of Marque, Brooklyn College, Primary Stages' ESPA, The Wild Project, The Brick, the Classical Theatre of Harlem and The Tank. She was a finalist for the 2018 Space on Ryder Farm Working Farm and the 2017 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and she has also been nominated for the 2018 Cherry Lane Mentor Project. She was also involved in Ping Chong's Undesirable Elements series.

Eri Nox is a playwright and performance artist originally from the San Francisco Bay. Ze is a resident artist at Cloud City in Brooklyn and has or is currently developing work in New York at LaMama ETC, The Public Theater, Dixon Place, and Theater Breaking Through Barriers, and in Edinburgh (FEST Magazine described Nox's electro-dance opera of TS Eliot's 'The Waste Land' as "weirdly compelling"), Paris (Business Lunch Productions), Poland (as guest artist at the Drama Laboratory of Teatr Dramatyczny and the Slowacki Teatr Krakow), and California. (ze/them) BA: The New School; insta: @immasculateconfection

To RSVP: http://mfa2019readings.eventbrite.com/

 

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