Bowery Poetry is a stage for artists to create, present, and perfect their art, and for this night, we are bringing together another set of artists in our community that have been itching to show you some magic they've been putting out. Bowery Poetry has invited playwrights who you may have seen at The Writopia Lab Playwriting Festival, The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Cherry Lane Theater to come showcase their new works and works in progress. Dramaturgy Night will be 6 back to back short plays presented by these writers and their fellow actors. If you're a fan of intimate, conversational, introspective, and downright funny things and feels, come thru for a night of drama and stage magic.
Featuring the work of:
Hurricane Alaina - Alaina is a New York City based actress and director. She co- produced The Tennessee Williams Project for 4 years before she began her solo career as Hurricane Alaina. She is doing a series of plays in bars around the city, acting in a Tennessee Williams series in Key West and raising her magical 2 year old in Brooklyn.
Alaina's work I confess is a play made up of real secrets. Inspired by Confessional by Tennessee Williams, Hurricane Alaina created an online database where people could submit their anonymous confessions. The way one might tell a secret to a therapist, priest or bartender. Confessions come rolling in daily: and she has taken them and turned them into an evolving show where the audience can listen and be a part of the confessional. Everyone has secrets and fear of the truth can keep you trapped in them.
Xavier Galva- Xavier is a Dominican- American writer/performer/ teaching artist born in Washington Heights and raised in the Bronx. He trained as an actor at the Atlantic Acting School. He is a founding member of The Rattlestick's apprentice company: The Middle Voice. Hes a member of the 2014-2015 Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers Group and Gingold Theaterical 2017 Speakers Corner Writers Group. His plays have been developed by MCC Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Rattlestick Playwriting Theater and The Middle Voice.
David Potters- David is a writer, performer, and filmmaker. He has appeared in John Patrick Shanleys play Prodigal Son at Manhattan Theatre Club, Robert D. Siegel's film Cruise, and the Amazon original series Red Oaks. He is the creator and host of Bowery Poetry Club's Freshman Class, a hub for young New York-centric theater artists, essayists, poets, and MC's. His play Dreams Dying Can Buy has been workshopped at Manhattan Theatre Club and Cherry Lane Theater and is currently being developed into a feature film.
Kai Williams- Kai is a ten-time Scholastic Art and Writing Awards winner, four year participant in the Writopia Lab Playwriting Festival, the 2014 high school winner of the Worldwide Plays Competition for Best Dramatic Play, and an alumnus of the MCC Theatre Youth Company. She co-founded Eat At The Table Theatre Company, and recently co-wrote and directed their summer mainstage production Gold if She Needs It. She is a regular at Bowery Poetry Club's "Freshman Class." She currently attends Weslayan University.
Analisa Velez- Analisa is an actress and playwright. Her play The Lovelies appeared in Cherry Lane's Tongues Reading Series. She is also the creator and host of School 4 Legends, a multi-discipline performance showcase at Cherry Lane Theater. As an actress, she has appeared in Paola Lazaro's Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic Theater Company), Queen Latina and Her Power Posse (Cherry Lane), Entremeses (INTAR), and The Inheritance (The Amoralists).
Jake Cannavale- Jake is a born and raised New Yorker who writes a lot, acts a lot, and sings in a grindcore band called Vixen Maw. He was on TV once and Broadway this one time.
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