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The Theatre Project Announces SHINSAI, Benefitting Theatre For Japan, 3/11

The Theatre Project, New York's "Adventurous New Company," is set to participate in a global benefit for the people of Japan. In conjunction with The Players Theatre and Literally Alive, The Theatre Project is proud to present SHINSAI: Theatre for Japan, Sunday, March 11 at 5 pm at The Players Theatre at 115 MacDougal Street. Tickets are $20.00 with all proceeds going to SHINSAI. For tickets and more information go to www.TheTheatreProject.org or call 212-475-1449.

The Theatre Project joins Manhattan Theater Club, The Public Theater, Theatre Communications Group and theaters throughout the world commemorating the first anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Japan. The Japan Playwrights Association will disperse the proceeds from this one-day-only event to the Japanese theater community affected by the disaster. The event features a menu of 10 minute plays commissioned by major American and Japanese artists including Philip Kan Gotanda, Naomi Iizuka, Yoji Sakate, and Suzan-Lori Parks. From a selection of the commissioned works, The Theatre Project will present the plays through staged readings.

SHINSAI was created shortly after the 2011 earthquake in Japan by actor James Yaegashi, whose family is from a nearby area He called upon friends in the New York theatre community to say, "We as a community have to do something to help our fellow artists on the other side of the world." Six months later, a friendly consortium of more than a dozen organizations has come together and now a global event is underway.

Committed to the belief that growth as a human being and as a performer are synonymous, The Theatre Project is an artist-driven company committed to producing compelling theatre. The Players Theatre has been a jewel in the midst of Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences. By partnering for SHINSAI, both The Players Theatre and The Theatre Project seek to gain attention for this event in order to support theatre communities around the globe.

SHINSAI: Theatre for Japan is Sunday March 11 at The Players Theatre at 115 MacDougal Street, New York NY 10012. Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds will go directly to SHINSAI. For tickets and more information go to www.TheTheatreProject.org, www.The PlayersTheatre.com or call 212-475-1449.



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