Sanctuary: Playwrights' Theatre presents its inaugural production of Six Nights: Written on the City. The company commissioned six respected playwrights -- OBIE winner Lisa D'Amour, NEA/TCG grantee Caridad Svich, and multiple award-winners Kia Corthron, Sheila Callaghan, Sung Rno, and Jason Grote -- to write short plays for sites of their choosing in New York City for Six Nights. The suite of plays will perform together for six performances at locations that include two Manhattan parks, Roosevelt Island, a rooftop, a carousel, and DUMBO.
Dual: Kia Corthron's play focuses on a pair of Harlem children who live near a park built around a waste-disposal plant.
Weather: Sung Rno's lastest short tracks the changing atmosphere of relationships present and past.
Stanley: Lisa D'Amour's 2004 piece summons to the present a character from the dramatic literature of New Orleans, her hometown.
Soak: Sheila Callaghan's play is collaboratively developed around the hidden mysteries of a loft space.
A Short Time After: Caridad Svich captures intimate conversations floating through the air in this short work.
The Island of Never Giving Way on Your Desire: Jason Grote pursues otherworldly presences in a city of islands.
Sanctuary: Playwrights' Theatre's Six Nights Project will be performed September 23-25 and September 29-October 1, 2004, at 6:30 pm in various locations in New York City. Each event is free and open to the public, and tickets can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the theater at 718-859-6625. The theater will specify the times of the performances as well as the directions for the locations.
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