Reading Series

Free readings of exciting new works

UpNext

Future 
 Classics

OCTOBER 5th, 2017,7:30 PM

@ The National Black Theatre
2031 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10035

 

Meet the playwrights

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Steve H. Broadnax III (Playwright/Director) is the Associate Director of Pennsylvania Centre Stage. Directing credits include various shows and theatre’s nationally and internationally including: People’s Light Theatre, Apollo Theatre NYC, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Atlantic Theatre NYC, Detroit Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, The Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix, AZ, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Moore Theatre in Seattle, Market Theatre Johannesburg SA, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, National Arts Festival in South Africa, and The Adelaide Arts Festival Australia.

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Michael Scott Bordner (Playwright) is a decorated service member who has earned distinguished military honors such as the Naval Unit Commendation Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, PA Governors Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal, numerous Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Stars, Combat Action Badge, Valley Forge Cross for Heroism, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead, and an array of Pennsylvania state awards and medals.

ComingSoon

Future Classics

OCTOBER 30, 2017,7PM

4 Columbus Circle, 2nd Floor
(@ 1, 2, A,B,C, D trains to Columbus Circle)

FEATURING

#NewSlaves

by Keelay Gipson

 
Keelay Gipson

Keelay Gipson

Meet the playwright

Keelay Gipson (Playwright) is a multi-disciplinary artist including work as an activist, teaching artist, and award-winning playwright whose plays include CRH (O’Neill Semi-Finalist, AADA Main Stage Live!), Nigger/Faggot (Downtown Urban Theater Festival), The Lost (Or, How to Just Be), What I Tell You in the Dark (Premiere Stages Finalist), and Mary/Stuart, a dramatic queering of friederich schiller’s classic play(BAM Next Wave Festival). He is the recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship (2016-2018) at New Dramatists and recently finished work as a Public Artist in Residence for the City of New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Administration of Children’s Services working with LGBTQ foster youth. His play #NewSlaves was recently completed during his residency at the MacDowell Colony.  He is currently a part of P73’s Interstate 73 Writers’ Group. His work has been seen/developed at the Wild Project, Poetic Theater Productions, HERE Arts Center, 133rd Street Arts Center, The Theater at Alvin Ailey, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, Pace University, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, The University of Houston, The National Black Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights’ Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem, and New York Theatre Workshop. He has been a Playwriting Fellow with The Amoralists Theater Company and Lambda Literary.  He was a Finalist for NYTW’s 2050 Fellowship.  He was a Semi-Finalist for Rising Circle Theater Collective INKTank and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights’ Conference.

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Meet the director

Zi Alikhan (Director) Zi is excited to collaborate with Keelay again after directing N/F at HERE and What I Tell You in the Dark at The Wild Project. OTHER DIRECTING: Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us (Keen Company), Where Have You Gone. and The Maids (Williamstown), House of Joy (Juilliard), Lippa’s Wild Party (Yale), Spring Awakening (Sarah Lawrence). ASSISTING: Six Degrees of Separation (Broadway), The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown), It Should Been You! (Broadway), Ripcord (Manhattan Theatre Club). ALUM: Drama League Directors Project and Artist Residency Program, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Williamstown Directing Corps, MTC Alper Fellowship, NYU/Tisch. UPCOMING: Resident Director, Hamilton: An American Musical (Philip Tour). THANKS: Keelay, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Ben/Abrams. zialikhan.com.

About The Series

Playwrights’ Playground

Selected playwrights submit 10-12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. In addition to serving the development of new work, these readings give audiences a sneak peek into how new plays are created.

Future Classics

CTH asserts that a “Future Classic” is a play of social significance that has the potential to stand the test of time. It tackles large-scale economic, political, or cultural issues. A Future Classic promotes courageous and open-minded examination of controversial and critical topics that are at the heart of society.

Revisited Classics

CTH’s Revisited Classics are readings of original classic plays, or new adaptations of classics, as seen through the unique Classical Theatre of Harlem lens.

For Playwrights

Submit your work to Ms. Shawn René Graham, Literary Director at readings@cthnyc.org. No phone calls please.

  • Plays/Excerpts may not have been previously produced.
  • Playwrights may submit up to fifteen (15) pages only.
  • Plays must be submitted as a PDF or as a Word document.
  • Playwrights will not receive comments on plays once submitted.

Submit your work to Ms. Shawn René Graham, Literary Director at readings@cthnyc.org. No phone calls please.

  • Plays may not have been previously produced.
  • Playwrights may submit only one full-length play.
  • Plays must be submitted as a PDF or as a Word document.
  • Playwrights will not receive comments on plays once submitted.
  • Playwrights should also include a brief author’s bio and/or resume.
  • Playwrights may also submit a play synopsis (250 words).

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