The Dorothy Strelsin Fresh Ink Readings 2006

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Opened May 16, 2006
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Primary Stages presents the 10th year of The Dorothy Strelsin Fresh Ink Readings, which is the culmination of the recently renamed The Dorothy Strelsin American Writers Group (formerly known as the New American Writers Group). This program brings together six to eight emerging playwrights each season to create new plays for the American theater. Under the direction of Primary Stages Associate Artistic Director Tyler Marchant, these playwrights attend eight weekly meetings in the fall and spring, when they are required to bring 10 new pages to each of the writing sessions. At the end of the season, Primary Stages presents the first public reading of these plays. SCHEDULE Tuesday, May 16, 2006 Monstrosity by Lucy Thurbe Facism, youth movements and revolution. Monstrosity follows Tierney and Patrick Morgan, two orphaned teenagers, as they try to maneuver a country turned upside down. A re-telling of the hero story, epic and theatrical. Directed by Suzanne Agins. Wednesday, May 17, 2006 In Loco Parentis by Andrew Case Having left life in New York to teach in a private boarding school, Paul and his wife are tasked with parenting a house of sixteen-year olds before they have any children of their own. When one girl embarks on a series of self-destructive pranks that intrude into the couple's private sphere, Paul must confront the myth that prep school is a sylvan scene compared to the rough competitive world he left behind in the city. Directed by Christian Parker. Thursday, May 18, 2006 Lake Effect Show by Rogelio Martinez: As one young college student searches for love and her place in the world, the private life of her parents, who are both professors at her college, takes precedence over her own. Directed by Sam Gold. Friday, May 19, 2006 Dusty and the Big Bad World by Cusi Cram Dusty is the most popular animated Children's television show in America. But when Dusty goes to visit a family with two Daddies, the big bad world intervenes. And it isn't pretty. Directed by Tyler Marchant. Saturday, May 20, 2006 The Archduke of Libertyville by Brooke Berman Polly and Graham, estranged ex-step siblings, meet at a funeral after 15 years apart. Two weeks later, he shows up on her doorstep in New York City and the two spend a few days unearthing the seemingly perilous meaning of family. His, hers, theirs. Past, present, future. Directed by Josh Hecht.

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