Rajiv Joseph
(© Second Stage)
Rajiv Joseph
(© Second Stage)
Second Stage Theatre's Uptown Series will present the world premieres of Carly Mensch's Len, Asleep in Vinyl, May 13-June 22, and Rajiv Joseph's Animals Out of Paper, July 15-August 24, at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.

Mensch's play, to be directed by Jackson Gay, focuses on a disillusioned music producer who finds his estranged son and an ambitious and self-destructive rock star suddenly on his doorstep. Mensch's play All Hail Gordo is currently being presented as part of the Humana Festival; Gay's Off-Broadway credits include Scarcity and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.

Joseph's play, to be directed by Giovanna Sardelli, is about an origami artist who opens her studio to a teenage prodigy and his school teacher. The pair previously collaborated on All This Intimacy, which was presented as part of the 2006 Second Stage Uptown Series.

For tickets and information, call 212-246-4422 or visit www.2ST.com.