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Mark Jason Williams' A MAN'S MAN to be Featured at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, 5/17


Anne Berlin will present a reading of Mark Jason Williams' A Man's Man, directed by Valentina Fratti, May 17th at 1pm at The Paradise Factory as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Paradise Factory is located at 64 East 4th Street.

A Man's Man is a powerful, timely new drama about three generations of men bound by family obligations and the unexpected revelations that force them to question the pressures of conventional stereotypes as they face loss and love.

The reading features Oliver nominee *Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town; A Class Act on Broadway; Kiss Me Kate in London; Yank!; Far From Heaven Off-Broadway), *George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel on Broadway; Closer Than Ever Off-Broadway),*Chris Henry Coffey (Bronx Bombers Broadway; Water by the Spoonful Off-Broadway), *Dennis Parlato (Other Desert Cities) and Alexander J. Morgan. *Appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity.

Mark Jason Williams is a two-time recipient of the Planet Connections Award for Outstanding Playwriting for his plays Straight Faced Lies (2013) and The Other Day (2011). His play, Recovery, was recently produced by the Barrow Group as part of its Staged Reading Series, and was a finalist for Abingdon Theater Company's 2013 Wolk Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Mark is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a BFA in Dramatic Writing. His work has been produced in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington D.C., and his essays have been published by Out Magazine, The Daily Dot and Jezebel.

THE PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY is New York's premiere eco- friendly/socially conscious not-for-profit arts festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section of performance and events, the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere, forming a community of like-minded artists. At the heart of the Festivity are like-minded individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, music and film, while supporting organizations which give back to the community at large.

The reading of A Man's Man is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Reservations and more information can be found by visiting

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