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29th Street Playwrights Collective Announces Fall New Works Series

29th Street Playwrights Collective Announces Fall New Works SeriesThe 29th Street Playwrights Collective announces the line-up for its NEW WORKS SERIES 2017 Fall Season, beginning September 18 with MAN & WIFE by Emma Goldman-Sherman at the Bernie Wohl Center at 7pm. The play follows a newly married couple, beginning as ornaments on their own wedding cake, through 28 years of marriage, for better or worse.

The NEW WORKS SERIES 2017 continues throughout the fall with staged readings of three more new plays: SURVIVORS by James Masten on October 16; LUST & LIES by Robin Rice on November 13; and

BREATH TO BREATH, by Michael Wells-Oakes with music composed by Max Boltan (Salt People) on December 4.

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective develops the voices of emerging, mature playwrights and is committed to gender parity with a membership of at least 50% women writers. The Collective's goal is to foster new work for the stage through weekly craft discussions, writing sessions, readings of developing work, structured feedback, and public staged-readings via the New Works Series.

The series is free and open to the public and take place at The Bernie Wohl Performing Arts Center at Goddard Riverside Community Center, 647 Columbus Avenue btw 91st & 92st Streets, at 7pm.

In addition to the New Works Series, the fall theatre season features several productions written by the Collective's playwrights, including:

HOUSE OF CHARITY written and directed by Andre Degas at the Dream-up Theater Festival at Theater for the New City, August 27-Sept 13.

MY SWOLLEN FEET a new one-act play by award-winning costume designer/playwright Carrie Robbins, September 12, 16, & 17 at the Hudson Guild Theater, part of the NY Summerfest Theater Festival, featuring Amanda Rose, directed by Paul Dobie.

COURAGE, based on "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht with music by Rima Fand, text by Mark Dunau and Melissa Bell, and directed by Tannis Kowalchuk, produced by NACL at Governor's Island September 22-24 and will feature Debra Winger in a cameo role.

WHORTICULTURE by Emma Goldman Sherman at Dixon Place, Oct 20, at 7:30 pm.

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29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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