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|the claque| Presents 3rd Annual Play Series THE QUICK AND DIRTIES at The Tank, Now thru May 2013

|the claque|, New York's favorite arts and performance conglomerate, has announced its third annual production of The Quick and Dirties (The QuaDs): PUMP UP THE PLAY!, playing at The Tank in April and May 2013.

The Quick and Dirties is a play series that focuses on plays that are past the point of developmental readings but are not yet ready for full production. The playwrights of the six selected full-length plays and over 70 other theatre artists will engage in a collaborative effort to pump the plays up to their fullest potential. Each play receives a ten-day-long rehearsal intensive, design elements, a full creative team and two public showings at The Tank.

This year's playwrights are: Crystal Skillman, Drunk Art Love (today, April 19th and Sunday, April 21st @ 7:00PM); Christina Gorman, Far From the Trees (Friday, April 26th and Sunday, April 28th @ 7:00PM); Willie Orbison, Nights in Late December (Friday, May 3rd @ 7:00PM and Sunday, May 5th @ 5:00PM); Rob Askins, Wrench (Friday, May 3rd @ 9:30PM and Sunday, May 5th @ 7:00PM); Jen Silverman, Seasons of Salamander Blue (Friday, May 10th and Sunday, May 12th @ 7:00PM); and Frank Paiva, HIStory (Thursday, May 16th and Sunday, May 19th @ 7:00PM).

A cornerstone of this developmental process is the playwrights' retreat at The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY. All six selected playwrights, their directors and select actors will attend a three-day retreat organized by |the claque| to workshop their plays and share selected scenes in a public reading on March 29th.

Not only do the QuaDs benefit the playwrights and artists directly involved, they serve as a resource for the greater artistic community. |the claque| brings together collaborators of all sorts in an open space for discussion, debate, and inspiration. The QuaDs currently has an alumni base of nearly 200 theater artists in New York, and the number grows with each year.

The series is being fueled by an IndieGogo campaign which can be found at the URL above. Ticket availability and detailed casting information will be released in April.

|the claque| believes that all good plays need a work out. Great plays get them.

The Quick and Dirties: PUMP UP THE PLAY! will run from today, April 19th, 2013 - May 19th, 2013, with shows at 7:00PM Fridays and Sundays, also 9:30PM on May 3rd and 5:00PM on May 5th. No show Friday, May 17th, instead Thursday, May 16th at 7:00pm. All productions play The Tank, 354 W 45th Street, New York, NY.

For more about the series, click HERE.

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