New Georges Presents the World Premiere of GOLDOR $ MYTHYKA: A HERO IS BORN, Beginning 4/3


New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Deputy Artistic Director; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of Lynn Rosen's (Apple Cove with Women's Project) GOLDOR $ MYTHYKA: A HERO IS BORN directed by Shana Gold (Food and Fadwa with New York Theatre Workshop) April 3-27 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington). Casting will be announced on Friday, February 22. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 1.

Watch, if you dareth, as love and hunger collide most fantastically with the elusive American dream. In hearty games of Dungeons & Dragons, young Bart and Holly escape the dreary reality of hauling money all day in armored transport vehicles. When jobs are lost and the boss starts looking at Holly funny, escape becomes reality, releasing Goldor & Mythyka upon the world! Thusly, lucre shall be heisted! Throngs shall cheer their criminal exploits! And Have Nots will rule the day. Until... reality regenerates with a vengeance.
Goldor $ Mythyka is based on a truly true story! In 2008, playwright Lynn Rosen read an article she couldn't get out of her head... A nice young couple enamored of fantasy role-playing games, Roger Dillon and Nicole Boyd, steal $7.4 million from an armored car company in Youngstown, Ohio. By the time they're captured just 350 miles away (in Pipestem, West Virginia), the public has dubbed them the "Goth Bonnie and Clyde."
The production, presented by New Georges at The New Ohio (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington; Subway: 1 to Christopher Street, A/C/E or B/D/F to West 4th Street) will play a four-week engagement April 3-27; Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 5pm, and Mondays at 7pm. Tickets ($25/$35 premium) may be purchased online at or by calling 212-868-4444. For more information or to purchase group tickets call New Georges at 646-336-8077.
Lynn Rosen (Playwright) productions include The Amazing America Auction (Monologue commissioned by Centerstage, Baltimore, filmed by Hal Hartley, to be included in upcoming feature film by Hal Hartley); Apple Cove (Women's Project, NYC; Todd Mountain Theater Project, NY, both productions directed by Giovanna Sardelli); Washed Up On The Potomac one-act ("Working It Out," Centerstage, Baltimore, director - Jason Loewith; The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon, NYC, director - Eileen Myers); Back From the Front (The Working Theater, NYC, director - Connie Grappo; The NY International Fringe Festival, director - Giovanna Sardelli; published in Out of Time & Place); Ideal Home (New Georges, NYC);Nighthawks (The Studio Theatre, D.C.; Willow Cabin Theatre Company, NYC; published by Samuel French); NEXT! (multiple productions in NYC and Germany). Her newest full-length plays Man and Beast (Formerly Puddy Tat) and Washed Up On The Potomac have been developed with many theatres, including: The Lark Play Development Center (Writing Fellow 2003-4, nominated by Tina Howe), The New Harmony Project, New Georges, Centerstage Baltimore, and The New Group. Commissions: Women's Project (for the book of a new musical); New Georges, Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Born; EST/Sloan Foundation, Progress In Flying - also workshopped at Geva Theatre and The Working Theater. Lynn is a member of EST, The Dramatists Guild, and The Fire Dept, a Women's Project Lab alum, as well as an active New Georges and Lark Affiliated Artist. She is currently in terraNOVA Collective's 2013 Groundbreakers Playwrights Group where she is developing her new play In the Blue, to be presented Spring 2013. Lynn is co-writer of the web series Darwin, directed by Carrie Preston, now in editing. Lynn was named one of "50 To Watch" by The Dramatist magazine.
Shana Gold (Director) recently directed Food and Fadwa by Lameece Issaq at New York Theatre Workshop. She has directed and developed work at The Public Theater, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Clubbed Thumb, MCC, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, and Manhattan Theatre Club. Other work includes: Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty at Theatre Squared and Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger at Theatre Squared/Syracuse Stage; At The Pole by Stanton Wood at Urban Stages; John Walch's Circumference of a Squirrel at Zachary Scott Theatre Center (Winner of the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Play) and Nature of Mutation (Southwestern Rep); and Nathalie Handal's Hakawatiyeh at The Kennedy Center. Shana received her MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College and is a member of the LCT Directors Lab, Soho Rep's Writer/Director Lab, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. Upcoming: In The Crossing by Leila Buck at The Culture Project.
NEW GEORGES, founded in 1992, has premiered 37 new full-length plays and 11 festivals of new work; hundreds of original works have passed through New Georges' workspace, The Room, on their way to venues in New York City and beyond. In addition to producing regular seasons, the company is a play and artist development organization, providing essential resources and opportunities to a community of adventurous artists. Their production of Eisa Davis' Angela's Mixtape was one of The New Yorker's "Best Off-Broadway Shows of 2009;" and Jenny Schwartz's God's Ear was a Time Out New York "Top Ten of 2007" and transferred to the Vineyard Theatre in 2008. Plays premiered at New Georges have been published by Faber & Faber, Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Seagull Books and Vintage, and have received Susan Smith Blackburn and Kesselring prizes. In addition, New Georges produced early works by many notable playwrights, including Lisa D'Amour, Tracey Scott Wilson, Diana Son, Cusi Cram, Sheila Callaghan, Heidi Schreck, Leigh Fondakowski, Catherine Filloux, Kate Moira Ryan and Carson Kreitzer. Honors include an OBIE Award as well as awards from New York Women's Agenda, Princess Grace Foundation/USA, Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation, Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, and FringeNYC. In 2009, The L Magazine named New Georges among its "Best of NYC;" and a study published by TDF, OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE: The Life and Times of the New American Play, lists New Georges as one of the top 10 theaters nationwide named by playwrights as a leading producer of their plays.

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