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Bart Shatto, Sean Hudock, & More Set for Squeaky Bicycle's New Play Reading Lab, 12/8

As part of their continued commitment to developing and preparing innovative new scripts for production, New York City-based Squeaky Bicycle Productions will present its fourth annual Reading Lab series on Sunday December 8, 2013 at The Theater at Joria Productions. The free series, which has led to four successful full productions of powerful new plays since its inception in 2010, will feature readings of three unproduced works: Ground Glass by Jonathan Kravetz; Stella Starlight: Queen of Space by W.M. Akers, and Private School by Dylan Lamb. Squeaky Bicycle previously helmed critically acclaimed productions of Akers' Pop Dies in Vegas in 2012 and Lamb's Alligator Summer in 2013.

"This season's reading lab series features an extraordinary collection of promising and deeply relevant new works from three of New York's best emerging playwrights," said Producing Artistic Director Kathryn McConnell. "The series is a crucial first step in giving these groundbreaking unexplored plays a voice and a life beyond the page and we couldn't be more excited to jump into collaborations with these talented artists."

The line-up and schedule for Squeaky Bicycle's Winter 2013 Reading Lab is as follows:

Stella Starlight: Queen of Space by W.M. AkersSunday, December 8, 2013 at 3 pm
Directed by Kathryn McConnell
Featuring Robyn Michele Frank, Sergio LoDolce, Nathan Brisby*, Matthew Macaulay
An interstellar adventure fantasy featuring the precocious Stella and the loyal bodyguard who has dedicated his life to protecting her. Imaginary reviewers are already calling it "the most anticipated play in galactic history."

Private School by Dylan Lamb
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3 pm
Directed by Kelly Kay Griffith
Featuring Erin E. McGuff, Amy Stockhaus, Keilly McQuail, Kevin Russo, Sergio LoDolce, Joel Hughes, Matthew Macaulay
Life isn't fair. In a world plagued by corruption, discrimination, and overzealous media outlets, six high school students try to make it through senior year with their integrity and/or popularity intact.

Ground Glass by Jonathan Kravetz
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 8 pm
Directed by Kathryn McConnell
Featuring Bart Shatto, Aleisha Force, Sean Hudock, Nathan Brisby, Will DietzlerJohn is obsessed with the playground where his young daughter was murdered. Abby, desperate to save her husband from oblivion, plans to confront the man responsible. As the couple faces the consequences of their actions, they begin to see that morality is not so easily pinned down. The Theater at Joria Productions is located at 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor. Industry folk who wish to reserve a seat at the free readings may contact bjohnsrud@squeakybicycleproductions.com.

About Squeaky Bicycle Productions Founded in 2010 by Kathryn McConnell and Brandi Varnell, Squeaky Bicycle Productions values the process of development, offering a safe place for artists to take risks and explore the depths of their talents. We seek to nurture every contributors' artistic journey, recognizing that collaboration offers immeasurable gifts. Previous work includes new works from J. Boyett (The Victim, Someone Borrowed, Someone Screwed, Poisoned); Michael Burgan (Saturday Pleasures); W.M. Akers (Pop Dies in Vegas) and Dylan Lamb (Alligator Summer). For more information, visit us on Facebook or online at www.SqueakyBicycleProductions.com.

Photo by Linda Lenzi


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