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Ars Nova Presents Free Reading of 'Memory Library' 3/17

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a free reading of The Memory Library by Joe Waechter, directed by Pam MacKinnon. The Memory Library will be read by Aya Cash and Brian Avers on Monday, March 17 at 7 PM at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street).

The Memory Library tells this story of Dotty who is imprisoned within the walls of her own fractured memory – until her desire to find a husband prompts a sudden quest for freedom. A haunting and theatrical new play about rebuilding a past you barely remember.
Joe Waechter is a playwright based in Brooklyn, NY. His plays include a play about a tomato (Electric Pear: The Outlet), The Hidden People (24Seven Lab), Love with Dick and Jane (Kennedy Center/ACTF National 10 Minute Play Festival), Dragonflies (Kennedy Center/ACTF Regional Short Play Award), Frozen: Harvest (McCarter Theatre Lab), After Five (Kids with Guns: Life is Short Festival) and Cheese Grits Bomb (Clubbed Thumb: Summerworks '08 Pageant). 

"Out Loud" has attracted a variety of the industry's top artists, including writers Stephen Belber, Jorge Cortinas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Rinne Groff, Jordan Harrison, Rolin Jones, Adam Rapp, Sarah Ruhl and Christopher Shinn; directors Peter Askin, Jo Bonney, Trip Cullman, David Esbjornson, Moises Kaufman, James Lapine, Lisa Peterson and Leigh Silverman; and actors Jason Biggs, Robert Sean Leonard, Marsha Mason, Denis O'Hare, Rosie Perez, Paul Rudd, Mercedes Reuhl, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Swoosie Kurtz, David Strathairn and Fred Weller.
Many "Out Loud" plays have gone on to receive full New York productions, including: Adam Bock's Swimming In The Shallows, Rinne Groff's The Ruby Sunrise, Daniel Goldfarb's Modern Orthodox, Elizabeth Meriwether's The Mistakes Madeline Made and Beau Willimon's Lower Ninth. Two Out Loud plays have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize: Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow, Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House.

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