Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4
Atlantic Theater Company will kick off its new reading series, AMPLIFIED, with Max Posner's Gun Logistics on Tuesday, November 4th at 2pm at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street), directed by Oliver Butler and featuring actors Paul Thureen and Birgit Huppuch.
Inspired by the success of Atlantic's past projects, Next Page and Latino Mixfest, the AMPLIFIED Reading Series, curated by Director of New Play Development Abigail Katz, presents six bold new plays throughout the season with an expanded rehearsal process for more meaningful engagement with the material and the playwright.
Along with AMPLIFIED, Atlantic initiates its new LAUNCH Commissioning Program, which offers commissions to early career playwrights who have not yet had an Off-Broadway production and have fewer than three commissions from mid to large size theater companies. The inaugural LAUNCH Commission playwrights for 2014-15 are Dennis A. Allen II and Amy E. Witting.
Gun Logistics is described as follows: "He's driving north to see her. She's driving north to see him. They're on their cell phones. She's turning around now. They're speeding up. They're in love. They're in love? A disquieting, intimate comedy about the ways in which we fail to articulate and dare to attach."
In addition to Posner's play, during the 2014-15 season, Atlantic will offer readings of Nannyland by Radha Blank, The Oregon Trail by Bekah Brunstetter, #therevolution by Kristoffer Diaz, Light by Meghan Kennedy, and The Royal Society of Antarctica by Mat Smart. The schedule for these readings will be announced on Atlantic's website www.atlantictheater.org at a future date.
Atlantic's new play development activities are made possible by leadership support from the Time Warner Foundation with additional support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, the John Golden Fund, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Atlantic productions and programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
To RSVP for Gun Logistics please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.
ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY is the award winning Off-Broadway theater that produces great plays simply and truthfully, utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The plays in the Atlantic repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today's finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences. Since its inception over 29 years ago, Atlantic has produced more than 150 plays including Tony Award winning productions of Spring Awakening and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); New York Drama Critics Circle winner for Best New Play, The Night Alive (Conor McPherson) world premieres of Almost an Evening, Offices, Happy Hour and Women or Nothing (Ethan Coen); The Threepenny Opera; Our New Girl (Nancy Harris) Bluebird and Harper Regan (Simon Stephens); What Rhymes With America (Melissa James Gibson); 3 Kinds of Exile (John Guare); Storefront Church (John Patrick Shanley); The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Martin McDonagh); Body Awareness (Annie Baker); Romance (David Mamet); Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Jenny Worton); Farragut North (Beau Willimon); Blue/Orange (Joe Penhall); Port Authority and Dublin Carol (Conor McPherson); Writer's Block (Woody Allen); American Buffalo and Edmond (David Mamet); The Cider House Rules(adapted by Peter Parnell); Good Television (Rod McLachlan); Celebration & The Room, The Collection & A Kind of Alaska and The Hothouse (Harold Pinter); Gabriel (Moira Buffini); Oohrah! (Bekah Brunstetter); Mojo, Parlour Song (Jez Butterworth); Boys' Life and The Lights (Howard Korder); Distant Fires (Kevin Heelan); The Lying Lesson, Missing Persons (Craig Lucas). Atlantic has garnered 12 Tony Awards, 12 Lucille Lortel Awards, 15 Obie Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards and three Drama League Awards. Atlantic also operates The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, which has an undergraduate program in conjunction with NYU, as well as a two-year professional acting program and a six-week intensive workshop every summer. Atlantic for Kids and the Educational Outreach Program partners with schools and teachers throughout the greater metropolitan area coordinating in-school visits of teaching artists and post-theater talkbacks.