Invitation to hotINK at the Lark, a reading series of new work from around the world, in which 10 plays from nine countries will be presented, and participating playwrights will work with distinguished actors and directors from the New York theatre community.

Please find the full lineup below, and your special attention to the collaboration with the PEN American Center on March 24th: a panel on Translation for the Theatre at 5pm.

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hotINK at the Lark 2012 

March 22nd         


From Scotland: strangers, babies by Linda McLean

Directed by Lisa Peterson

A poetic exploration of the effects of a childhood crime on a woman's capacity to love and nurture, revealed through encounters with the five men in her life. With Heidi Schreck, Adam Le Fevre, Joel de la Fuente and Matthew Rauch. 



From Israel: In Spitting Distance by Taher Najib

Translated by Ros Schwartz

Directed by Sturgis Warner

 An Israeli-Palestinian-Actor-Playwright leaves his beloved Paris to accept a role at the National Theatre in Tel Aviv—but it’s September 10, 2002, and his dual nationality raises questions at Roissy-Charles De Gaulle Airport…a very personal story in a very political moment.  With Daoud Heidami.


March 23rd


From Canada: The Medea Effect by Suzie Bastien

Translated by Nadine Desrochers

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Reaching deep into the heart of Medea’s loss and responsibility, a very contemporary and richly felt story from Québéc, exploring two tragic and convincing voices joined in their search for forgiveness.   With Alfredo Narciso.

Post-reading conversation with the author moderated by Randy Gener.



From Canada: Credit by Michael Mackenzie

Directed by Alice Reagan

 A hedge fund manager on the brink of losing billions, looks to his prized genius mathematician to make the numbers add up– but she's got an agenda of her own.  With Reed Birney.

Post-reading conversation with the author moderated by Jeff Breithaupt.

March 24th


From Cyprus: DNA by Giorgos Neophytou

Translated by Rhea Frangofinou

Directed by Tea Alagić

By turns poetic, lyrical, forceful and funny, DNA explores loss and commemoration, and navigating the delicate balance between them in this rich drama from Cyprus. With Lynn Cohen, Steven Rishard, Erica Fae and Gerardo Rodriguez.

Post reading conversation moderated by Susan Bernofsky.


5pm Special event: Panel on Translation, collaboration w/with PEN American Center; moderated by Cobina Gillitt. Panelists include Judith Miller, Laurent Muhleisen, Aleksey Scherbak and John J. Hanlon.



From Bulgaria: The Eyes of Others by Ivan Dimitrov

Translated by Angela Rodel

Directed by Sam Buggeln 

Two ordinary men discover, through their everyday routines  and the people they meet, the true nature of their friendship and the need, deep in each of them, to be seen by another. With Brian Dykstra, Torsten Hillhouse, Polly Lee and Susan Louise O’Connor.

Post-reading conversation with the author moderated by Helen Shaw.


March 25th


From Belarus: Thanksgiving Day, by Nikolai Khalezin

Translated by Yuri Kaliada and Rory Mullarkey

Directed by Lisa Rothe

A Belarusian immigrant in the U.S., caring for an elderly American man, learns, through their relationship, what he wants and where he truly belongs. With Ted Sod, Michael Tisdale, Daniel Pearce and Olivia Mell.

Following the reading,  special event: A conversation with Aleksey Scherbak and Nikolai Khalezin, moderated by Barbara Lanciers



From Singapore: The Shape of a Bird by Jean Tay

Directed by Tamilla Woodard 

A young woman attempts to resurrect the memory of her brother in this surrealist reimagining of the story of Antigone, infused with tales from the Chinese Cultural Revolution. With Jackie Chung, Carl Hsu, Alvin Eng, Jodi Lin and Peter Kim.

Post-reading conversation with the author moderated by Lloyd Suh.


March 26th


From Ireland: Grace and Elizabeth, by Jessica Cooke

Directed by Joe Grifasi

A richly imagined dramatization of the historic meeting of two larger-than-life characters: Irish pirate Grace O’Malley and England’s Elizabeth I—and   a wise and witty commentary on women and power. With Deborah Rush, Kathryn Grody, Kathleen Chalfant, Alvin Epstein and Ben Cole.

Post-reading conversation with the author moderated by Christine Mills.



From Latvia: Colonel Pilate, by Aleksey Scherbak

Translated by John J. Hanlon

Directed by Michael Sexton 

A morality tale for every era, and every foreign occupation: a Russian officer in Afghanistan, uncomfortable with the role of occupier and skeptical of his troops’ distrust of locals,  is dubbed “Colonel Pilate” by his subordinates and held accountable for his humanist inclinations.  With Jay O. Sanders, Satya Bhabha, Haley Joel Osment, Steve Mellor, Philip Callen, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Brian Dykstra, Pierre Diennet, Matt Carr, Mark Berger and Omar Koury.

Post-reading conversation with the author moderated by Tom Sellar.


Catherine Coray, Associate Arts Professor
TSOA Dept of Drama, Experimental Theatre Wing

212 992 9349
Director and Curator,
hotINK at the LARK: a festival of new plays from around the world