|the claque| to Present 4th Annual Play Series THE QUICK AND DIRTIES, 5/28-6/7

|the claque|, New York's favorite arts and performance conglomerate, is proud to announce its fourth annual production of The Quick and Dirties (The QuaDs): Q4, playing at The Sheen Center in late May and early June of 2014.

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 four selected full-length plays and over 40 other theatre artists will engage in a collaborative effort to pump the plays up to their fullest potential.?Each play receives a two-week-long rehearsal intensive, design elements, a full creative team and two public showings at The Sheen Center.

This year's playwrights are:

Sarah Sander, Playgrounds (Wednesday, May 28th and Friday, May 30th @ 8:00pm);

Eric Dufault, American Girls (Thursday, May 29th and Saturday, May 31st @ 8:00pm);

Martyna Majok, Ironbound (Wednesday, June 4th and Friday, June 6th @ 8:00pm);

and Joshua Conkel, Okay, Bye. (Thursday, June 5th and Saturday, June 7th @ 8:00pm)

A cornerstone of this developmental process is the playwrights' retreat. All four selected playwrights, their directors and a few selected artists attended a three-day retreat organized by?|the claque|?to delve deep into the plays and strengthen them through collaboration.

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 250 theater artists in New York, and the number grows with each year.

Ticket availability and detailed casting information will be released in May.

|the claque| believes good work deserves support, and sees to it that great work gets it.

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