PTP/NYC to Present Living Room Series With Snoo Wilson Tribute and More, 3/22-23
A TRIBUTE TO SNOO WILSON: THE SURREAL, THE FARCICAL, THE SMART
Sunday, March 22 in the South Studio at 2:30pm
Sunday, March 22 in the South Studio at 7:30pm Barker's lacerating and humorous work about the travails of a political cartoonist. With Alex Draper, David Barlow, Alex Cranmer, Stephanie Janssen, Bill Army, Jimmy Ryan, Jay Dunn, Adam Ludwig, Noah Berman, Christo Grabowski, Julia Proctor, Cori Hundt and Mari Vial-Golden. The reading will be accompanied by slides created for the original production by the noted contemporary cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. "I am a cartoonist. I believe the cartoon to be the lowest form of art. I also believe it to be the most important form of art. I decided in my 24th year that I would rather be important than great. I decided this because I have always preferred shouting to whispering and humanity more than myself." (from No End of Blame)Howard Barker is perhaps the signature writer of PTP/NYC; the summer of 2016 will see the 13th production of the writer's challenging and exhilarating work mounted by the company under the direction of Richard Romagnoli.A READING OF DAN O'BRIEN'S THE HOUSE IN SCARSDALE
Monday, March 23 in the North Studio at 2:30pm Dan searches for the key to unlock the secrets of his past. A ghost story about a splintered and inexplicable family. With Alex Draper and Danny Wolohan. Directed by Elizabeth Williamson. Dan O'Brien's The Body of an American received the Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play in 2014, and will be produced by Primary Stages in their 2015-2016 season. The Quietus said, "O'Brien's skill is that his most emotionally-charged images never seem histrionic because they are never allowed to become everything."A READING OF JOHN KOLVENBACH'S SISTER PLAY
Monday, March 23 in the North Studio at 7:30pm Two sisters, haunted by the memory of their dead father, encounter hope and heartache in a mysterious stranger. With Tara Giordano, Jonathan Tindle, Jennifer Van Dyck and Quincy Dunn-Baker. Directed by Andrew Pastides.John Kolvenbach's plays are produced regularly in London's West End and across the country. Love Song was nominated for an Olivier Award and has had over 50 productions worldwide. Sister Play opens at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco in April 2015. The Boston Globe called Sister Play "fresh and potent." The New York Times said his play The Gravity of Means (produced by MCC) was full of "witty dialogue."
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) continues to redefine political theatre for the 21st century with an annual repertory season. The company's mandate is the presentation of highly theatrical and thought-provoking work of contemporary social and cultural relevance. In its 28 seasons the voices of PTP's writers have addressed art, pornography, AIDS, homelessness, censorship, totalitarianism, apartheid and gender wars.PTP was founded in 1987 by the artistic team of Cheryl Faraone, Jim Petosa and Richard Romagnoli. The company's Associate Artistic Director is Alex Draper. Since moving to New York in 2007, PTP/NYC has produced 19 main stage productions and numerous late evening readings, workshops and experimental theatre pieces in their After Dark series. PTP/NYC's productions of Howard Barker's The Castle and Barker's Scenes From An Execution each earned Jan Maxwell a Drama Desk Award nomination. The company won a New York Innovative Theatre Award (Megan Byrne for Best Actress in Barker's No End of Blame) and has been the recipient of 5 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations.