3/14/14

New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights at the Old Stone House

Brooklyn Reading Works will present "New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights," featuring Troy Deutsch's "Bull Shark Attack", Angela Hanks' "Good Latimer", new work by Lizzie Olesker, and composer/lyricist Mary Lloyd-Butler's "Hide and Seek", curated by Rosemary Moore, at The Old Stone House, Fifth Avenue and 3rd Street, (F to 4th Avenue/ R  to Union) in Brooklyn on Thursday, March 20 at 8PM.

The suggested donation of $5 includes refreshments and wine.
  • Troy Deutch. NYC resident Troy Deutsch is a native of rural Minnesota with a BFA from the University of Utah Actor Training Program. His play "Lake Water", developed at The New Group under Ian Morgan, premiered at IRT Theater, was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Playwriting Conference. His play "Pussycat", produced by the University of Utah, was a regional finalist at Kennedy Center ACTF. His play "Glowing Dinoflagellates" was performed by Rising Phoenix Rep and Kid Brooklyn Productions on the beach in San Francisco. His three-act family drama "The Rose Garden" reached the semi-finals at the O'Neill Playwriting Conference; and he is developing a play, "A Video World", a play, with director Stephen Brackett.  His short film "No One Told Us" is being produced by Cherry in the Spoon. 
  • Angela Hanks. New School for Drama MFA Angela Hanks' plays inlcude "Big Tex", "Myrna In Transit", "Breathe into This Bag", and "High Five." Her work has been seen at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Flea Theater, Cherry Lane, and the New York International Fringe Festival. An alum of EST's OBIE-winning "Youngblood", she is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.  
  • Mary Lloyd-Butler. NYU Tisch Muscial Theater graduate Mary Lloyd-Butler is a composer working in various genres. Her musical, "The Happiness of Fish," with Mindi Dickstein, was produced by London's Bridewell Theatre. Her choral piece "Head, Heart", with Lydia Davis, was premiered by the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale last year. Peters Music has published her arrangements and distributes her recorder text for middle school students.  She wrote the "Myth Music" collection for her students at the Berkeley Carroll School. 
  • Lizzie Olesker. NYU playwriting instructor Lizzie Olesker's plays have been presented by the Invisible Dog, the New Ohio Theater, Dixon Place, BAX, Clubbed Thumb, the Cherry Lane, Here, and the Public Theater. Recipient of a 2013-14 Audrey Residency from New Georges, she is developing a play with director Sarah Krohn. Upcoming, a site-specific piece for laundromats, with support from Brooklyn Arts Council.
  • Rosemary Moore. NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing MFA and Rutgers writing instructor Rosemary Moore's plays "Side Street," "Slight Kidnapping," "The Bar Play," "Aunt Pieces," "Pain of Pink Evenings" and "Pineapple" have been read or staged by Theaterlab, Cherry Lane Alternative, The New Group, New York Theater Workshop, New Georges, and Here. Her plays have been directed by Michael Sexton, Ian Morgan, Tony Kushner, Jessica Bauman, Sonja Moser and Davis McCallum. "The Pain of Pink Evenings" was chosen as a "Best American Short Play of 2001" by Applause Books. One-woman shows "Living On the Median Strip," "Cartoon on Time," and "Never Stare at the Sun" were produced by Home for Contemporary Theater and Art. Moore has received support from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, and the Dramatists Guild.

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