BE MEAN TO ME, A New Play By Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, To Premiere This April

BE MEAN TO ME, A New Play By Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, To  Premiere This April

hawkhouse Presents be mean to me

We're on your parents' couch.
We're at a concert.
We're drunk. I'm so high.
We're finally getting our lives together.
You're so far apart.

You're a stranger.
I love you.

We'll always have each other.
Our friendship is a graveyard,
your backyard, a haunted house.

be mean to me, a new play by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, will make it's premiere at the IATI Theatre and run April 18th-April 27th. This production is directed by Sarah Blush.

The cast features Hiram Delgado, Chandler Rosenthal and Calista Small.

The creative team includes set design by Santiago Orjuela-Laverda, lighting design by Marika Kent, sound design by Emily Auciello and costume design by Christopher Metzger. Christina Woolard will be stage managing this production. be mean to me is produced by hawkhouse (Emily Hawkins and Allison Houser), Chandler Rosenthal and Calista Small.

Performances take place at the IATI Theatre at 64 E 4th St between Bowery and 2nd Avenue. Subways: F,M to 2nd Avenue. 6 to Astor Place.

Tickets are $25 and on sale at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/17548

Performance dates:

April 18th @ 7:30PM
April 19th @ 7:30PM
April 20th @ 2:30PM & 7:30PM
April 21st @ 2:30PM
April 22nd @ 7:30PM
April 25th @ 7:30PM
April 26th @ 7:30PM
April 27th @ 2:30 PM & 7:30PM

Sofya Levitsky-Weitz (Playwright) is a current Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center and a member of EST/Youngblood. Plays include this party sucks (New York Theatre Workshop development), Intuitive Men (UCF's Pegasus PlayLab, Williamstown, the Brick, the Tank), Gehinnom (current semi-finalist for O'Neill Playwrights' Conference, semi-finalist for Playwrights' Realm and Princess Grace Award), Cannabis Passover (Playwrights' Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre), be mean to me (semi-finalist for Premiere Stages at Keane, IATI Theater), and The Gleaming (commission, Steep Theatre, Chicago). Finalist for the Heideman Award and published in The Kenyon Review, the 53rd State Press Occasional, & (twice) in The Dionysian. She's the official annual playwriting judge for Hendrix College's playwriting competition and got her MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage at Northwestern University. She teaches writing at St. John's University and at The Playwrights' Center. www.sofyaweitz.com

Sarah Blush (Director ) directs, creates, and develops new work. She is the artistic director of the theatre company TV, whose plays include the critically acclaimed Sehnsucht (NYT Critics Pick; JACK), Power Couple (Ars Nova ANT Fest), and My Favorite Character Was the Talking Vase (HERE). Other directing: Clubbed Thumb, The Playwrights Center, NYU Graduate Acting, Playwrights Realm, The Atlantic Acting School, The Flea, The Tank, Dixon Place, NYU Abu Dhabi, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Associate/assistant directing: Daniel Aukin, Rachel Chavkin, Mark Wing-Davey, Young Jean Lee, Richard Nelson, among others. In VR, Sarah co-conceived/-directed CAVE, the largest multi-viewer virtual reality experience to date, which premiered at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, Canada in 2018. 2018-19 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow; New York Society Library's Emerging Female Artist Grant; The Habitat's Directors Playground; New Georges Affiliated Artist. Upcoming: Be Mean to Me by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz at IATI; associate directing Mona Mansour's The Vagrant Trilogy at The Public; 2019-20 New Georges Audrey Resident. sarahblush.com.



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