Gingold Theatrical Group to Host SHAW NEW YORK SYMPOSIUM Next Week

Gingold Theatrical Group's SHAW NEW YORK FESTIVAL, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, hosts a SHAW NEW YORK SYMPOSIUM on Monday, March 14 from 6-8pm, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library (111 Amsterdam Avenue). The event is free but reservations are required and may be made by contacting the Library website (http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2016/03/14/gingold-theatrical-group%E2%80%99s-annual-shaw-symposium) or GTG.

Join GTG's artistic director, David Staller, and a team of actors, directors and Shaw scholars to examine some of the provocative themes most redolent in the production of George Bernard Shaw's Widowers' Houses that will have just opened the night before at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. The comedy, Shaw's first of 65 plays, challenges our moral compass with issues of sex, greed and real estate.

SHAW AND THE CREATION OF MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA panelists will include:Jonathan Bank, Artistic Director of The Mint Theatre Company; Stephen Brown-Fried, Director; Andrew M. Flescher, Professor at SUNY Stony Brook; Bob Gaines, Author "Shaw: Marriages & Misalliances"; Martin Meisel, Author "Shaw and Nineteenth Century Theatre"; Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director of the Irish Repertory Theatre; J.R. Sullivan, Director

Gingold Theatrical Group's SHAW NEW YORK festival features a full production of Shaw's wicked comedy, Widowers' Houses. This co-production with TACT/The Actors Company Theatre runs through April 2, 2016 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre, directed by David Staller. Tickets now on sale at Telecharge.com

Now celebrating its 11th year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches). They are now also including plays by writers who most inspired Shaw to begin his playwriting career, including work by Chekhov, Ibsen, Wilde, Barrie and Harley Granville-Barker.

The 2016 Project Shaw Season continues at Symphony Space with The Fascinating Foundling and Augustus Does His Bit (April 25), Caesar and Cleopatra (May 23), Geneva(June 20), The Apple Cart (July 25), Harley Granville-Barker's Farewell to the Theatre(September 19), On The Rocks (October 24), J.M. Barrie's Alice Sit-By-The-Fire (November 21), and Androcles and the Lion (December 19). Tickets now on sale.

For more information about Project Shaw and Gingold Theatrical Group contact 212-355-7823or info@gingoldgroup.org or www.projectshaw.org

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