Julie White to Host Page 73 Productions Spring Benefit, 5/11


Tony Award-winner Julie White (THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED) will host the 2012 Page 73 Productions Spring Benefit on Friday, May 11 at City Winery (155 Varick Street) in Manhattan.

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The 2012 Page 73 Spring Benefit Invitation Committee includes: Clea Lewis and Peter Ackerman, Gavin Berger and Craig Berggren, Kate and Jerry Hathaway, Hannah and Richard Ramsden, and Maxine Sleeper.

The Page 73 Board of Directors is John B. Beinecke, Gavin Berger, Allison Blinken, Jonathan Busky, Eliza Clark, Liz Jones, Dan LeFranc, Martha Mortenson, Doreen Oliver, Asher Richelli, Hannah Ramsden, Pamela Ryckman, Anuj A. Shah, Daniel Shiffman, and Amanda Woods.

PAGE 73 Productions – under the leadership of Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli and Associate Director Michael Walkup – develops and produces the work of early-career playwrights who have yet to have their work professionally produced in New York. Page 73 produces at least one New York or world premiere by an early-career playwright each year. Page 73 also offers production-oriented development opportunities that help usher the works of early-career playwrights from first draft to final script. The company hosts the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, a year-long program supporting one playwright’s creative and career development, a week-long Summer Residency at Yale for 4 early-career playwrights, “Interstate 73”, a year-long writers’ group for eight playwrights, and “Page 2”, a three-week workshop process culminating in public presentations.

Page 73 produced the world premieres of ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Davis McCallum (2007 Pulitzer finalist and prequel to Quiara’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play WATER BY THE SPOONFUL), SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE by Dan LeFranc directed by Anne Kauffman and co-produced with Soho Rep (2010 New York Times Playwriting Award); CREATURE by Heidi Schreck, directed by Leigh Silverman and co-produced with New Georges; JACK'S PRECIOUS MOMENT by Samuel D. Hunter directed by Kip Fagan and EDGEWISE by Eliza Clark directed by Trip Cullman and co-produced with The Play Company, as well as the New York premieres of 1001 by Jason Grote, directed by Ethan McSweeney (Time Out New York - Top 10) and LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagic. The company received from the League of Professional Theatre Women their 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for “innovative and creative work dedicated to the emerging dramatist”.

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