Read. Play. Write. VII
Chosen through open submission, five NYC playwrights participate in a month-long process, collaborating with directors, actors and the Crashbox team to develop a new, never-before-produced play.
In our seventh annual series, we are excited to present:
MON, FEB 4 @ 8 pm (Penthouse 1)
SENSITIVE TO BITE
by Eljon Wardally
directed by Zoey Martinson
Set in a bodega on the Lower East Side of NY, a budding feminist and her conservative husband struggle to sacrifice remnants of their past in Syria for the sake of their uncertain future in the US.
MON, FEB 11 @ 8 pm (Room 1100)
WILD PARROTS OF CAMPBELL
by Alex Riad
directed by Padraic Lillis
In a rundown house in a California suburb, a group of loser twenty-something roommates, find their low rent, slacker existence threatened when their friend/landlord invites a strange girl he met online to move in, igniting tensions amongst the friends and digging up the home's past familial trauma.
MON, FEB 25 @ 8 pm (Penthouse 1)
HOW TO DESTROY AN AMERICAN GIRL DOLL
by Jan Rosenberg
directed by Shira-Lee Shalit
Gen teaches Vee how to do it when they're 12. And through drunken sleepovers, graduation parties, and lonely college dorm rooms, they're both still doing it. A dark comedy about addiction, asexuality, and monsters.
PREVIOUSLY SEEN IN THE SERIES:
MON, JAN 21 @ 8 pm (Penthouse 1)
by Juliany Taveras
directed by Manny Rivera
Sometimes running away means finding home, not leaving it behind. A coming-of-age journey that crosses borders & spans centuries, YAELIS is a road trip, a fever dream, & an earth-shaking ancestral resurrection
MON, JAN 28 @ 8 pm (Penthouse 1)
DAUGHTERS OF THE DEWEY DECIMAL
by Jona Tarlin
directed by Katie Lindsay
1995 A.D. The Library of Alexandria has just switched from a card catalogue to a computer. Penny's in a panic, Lori knows it's the future and Morgan's stuck in between. Everyone else just wants to talk about aliens. And no one knows yet that the Library's gonna burn.
*All readings are free with a $5 suggested donation at the door. We hope to see you there!
**Please know that events hosted at Shetler Penthouse 1 Studio require 1 flight of stairs for access. While Shelter is working on making the necessary fixes to their elevator for access, please plan accordingly.
Shetler Studios, Penthouse 1 (View)
244 West 54th Street
New York City, NY 10019