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Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2017 Lineup at Cherry Lane, Joe's Pub

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) announces the playwrights accepted for the 15th Anniversary season of its Theater series to run at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Joe's Pub at The Pubic Theater, April 8 to May 20, 2017.

The accepted plays are:

Crooked Parts by Azure D. Osborne-Lee

dear dashboard by Justice Hehir

Don't Take Me Alive! by Alano Baez

Educated and Still Trapped by Cyd Charisse Fulton

Eternal Flamer! The Ballad of Jessie Blade by Tommy Jamerson

Father God Mother Death by Mario Golden

Garbo by Joe Gulla

Harold and Rodney Play Chess by Adam Seidel

Honor Among Thieves by Juan Ramirez, Jr.

Malaise by Marcus Scott

Members Only by D. L. Siegel

Salt Kid Watches Brooklyn Burn by Katie Looney

The Book of Leonidas by Augusto Federico Amador

The Field Trip by Chip Bolcik

The Problem of Verisimilitude by Jeff Tabnick

The Protest by Nako Adodoadji

Where Was I? by Karen Ludwig

In 2001, Theater at DUAF was founded with the purpose to build a repertoire of new American theatre that echoes the true spirit of urban life and speaks to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. That purpose has been realized many times over, as more than 170 writers have created and refined their work for the stage and thousands of inspired audience members have applauded their performances. DUTF inaugurated the festival in 2002 at HERE in SoHo to help revitalize the NYC downtown arts scene, which, at the time, was experiencing a severe downturn due to the WTC disaster. It has been recognized as "one of the world's best festivals for new works" and described as "not only prestigious, but a slice of heaven for playwrights who want the chance to freely express themselves." (Lisa Mulcahy, Theater Festivals, Allworth Press, 2005)

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