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Private Theatre's Winter Reading Series Kicks Off Today

The Private Theatre, anchored in the core concept of delivering work "...that affects its audiences deeply, engaging them in encounters that make a profound and enduring impression," The Private Theatre presents: The Winter Reading Series from today, December 9 - January 7, 2015 which will feature three new works including Kishinev by Max Sparber, Genoa by Michael Sargent, and The Shotgun Message by A. Rey Pamatmat. The reading series is FREE of charge and open to the public, each reading will be followed by a talk back with the creative team. R.S.V.P: rsvp@theprivatetheatre.org

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 - 7pm
KISHINEV by Max Sparber, directed by John Gould Rubin
LAByrinth Theater Company (155 Bank Street- New York, NY 10014)

The epic story of an anti-Semitic riot in 1903 told in the form of a Jewish folk tale. A young female mystic and her community of Hasids experience the event through the lens of Yiddish legends and the daily details of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 - 7pm
GENOA by Michael Sargent, directed by David Schweizer
LAByrinth Theater Company (155 Bank Street- New York, NY 10014)

An alcoholic actor loses everything and ends up living back at his family home in Genoa, Ohio, where he dreams and schemes of a return to California. But the American Dream gets stuck in reverse in this devastating and hilarious tragi-comedy.
to direct.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
THE SHOTGUN MESSAGE by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Evan T Cummings
Location, TBD

Journalist Kent MacDonald is no saint and certainly no savior. At least he never meant to be until 17-year-old Jared winds up missing. Moving through a lurid world of online sex, naïve parents, and kids who know too much, it's up to Kent to find Jared, bring him home, and perhaps rescue both their souls in the process.

The Private Theatre is a not-for-profit group of artists committed to raw, intimate and startling productions of classical, contemporary and devised work. We believe that authorial initiative in the theater can emerge from any theatrical discipline; that deeper collaborations create better theater; and that those collaborations may be forged across cultures, aesthetics and disciplines. In common with all of the arts, theater should aspire to work that affects its audiences deeply, engaging them in encounters that make a profound and enduring impression. We embrace this mission, and devote ourselves to finding the texts, stagecraft and collaborators to support us in its pursuit.



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