Sweet Birds is a new comedy by Drama Desk Award winner Eugene Pack that juxtaposes two stories revolving around an avant-garde Broadway production of Sweet Bird of Youth. Two different worlds unexpectedly collide on opening night — the outrageous backstage drama of the stars and a romantic adventure for two Long Island schoolteachers.
This reading stars J. Smith Cameron (Rectify), Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Chloe Dirksen, Emmy Award winner Tate Donovan (Manchester by the Sea), Mike Doyle (Jersey Boys), Nick Fondulis (The Affair), Obie Award winner Kathryn Grody, Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Carol Kane (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Molly Ranson (August: Osage County), and Drama Desk winner Dayle Reyfel. Pippin Parker directs. A portion of the reading's proceeds will benefit the Felix Organization, whose mission is to provide inspiring opportunities and new experiences that enrich the lives of children growing up in the foster care system.