Ars Nova Presents A Free Reading Of PURE On 2/2

Ars Nova Presents A Free Reading Of PURE On 2/2Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of PURE, by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Lisa Peterson. The cast of PURE will feature Steven Boyer, Maggie Lacey, Nancy Robinette and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Alan Turing, the queer, British mathematician whose ideas would usher in the digital age, works obsessively to complete his great work: a machine capable of thinking, learning, and - one day - living. But when his life and work are put on trial, Alan must confront the painful connection between his pursuit of artificial life and his first love's death.

A. Rey Pamatmat's play Pure was commissioned by the E.S.T./Alfred P. Sloan Science and Technology Project. His play Thunder Above, Deeps Below was developed at the 2008 O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference after being presented by Second Generation (2g) at the National Asian-American Theatre Conference. His short plays Ain't Meat and 1260 Minute Life premiered in The Open Road Anthology at the 2007 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Rey is a 2008 - 09 NYFA Playwriting Fellow, a member of the Ma-Yi Theater Company's Writer's Lab, and will be representing Ma-Yi at the 2009 Battle of the Bards in late February. Productions include: Deviant (Vortex Theater, NYIT Award nomination for Outstanding New Script), Red Rover at Vampire Cowboys' Saturday Night Saloon, and High/Limbo/High at Queer@HERE. Other commissions: Mabou Mines (as a 2005 - 06 Resident Artist) and 2g. Development: Playwrights' Horizons, Ma-Yi, Rattlestick, The Lark, New Dramatists, and the HB Playwrights' Foundation. Other full-length plays include: Beautiful Day; New; Unstick the Woman; and Picture 24. B.F.A.: NYU, Drama. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama, Playwriting.

Lisa Peterson (Director): NY: The Poor Itch, Tongue of a Bird, The Square (Public Theater); The Fourth Sister, The Batting Cage (Vineyard); Birdy, Chemistry of Change (WPP/Playwrights Horizons); Collected Stories (MTC); Tight Embrace (Intar); Sueno (MCC); The Model Apartment (Primary Stages); Bexley Oh, Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Slavs!, Traps, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Obie Award), The Waves (NYTW); The Scarlet Letter (CSC); Regional: Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Intiman, South Coast Rep, CalShakes, OSF, The Guthrie, Dallas Theater Center, Arena Stage, McCarter, Center Stage, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, The Huntington, Actors Theater of Louisville, Sundance Theater Lab, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Midwest Playlabs, NY Stage & Film. Upcoming: Shipwrecked by Donald Margulies (Primary Stages); End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer (EST).

PURE will be read on Monday, February 2nd at 7pm. The OUT LOUD Series is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. Please call 212-977-1700 or email Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street. For more information, visit

Coming Up Next in the OUT LOUD Series:
Monday, March 16 at 7pm:
By Samuel Brett Williams
Directed by Sam Gold

As New York's premiere hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today's popular culture. To that end, Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Last season, Ars Nova developed and produced critically acclaimed productions of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Boom, Liz Flahive's From Up Here (in a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club), and Nick Jones and Raja Azar's Jollyship the Whiz-Bang. Past productions include Dixie's Tupperware Party, At Least It's Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters. In addition to its featured productions, Ars Nova supports and develops new work from the most promising emerging artists through its alternative comedy series (Tragedy Tomorrow), music series (Uncharted), public play-reading series (Out Loud), developmental residency program (Residency Encores) writer's group (Play Group) and artist-in-residence program. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.

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511 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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