Reservations are now open for the 2013 hotINK at the Lark, a festival of new plays from around the world! This year hotINK at the Lark will present work by seven playwrights from outside the United States in readings at the Lark Play Development Center, April 17-22. In addition, special events are planned for visiting playwrights and translators.
To listen to the podcast: http://kadmusarts.com/podcasts/?p=2530
OUTSIDE IN by Claudine Toutoungi From United Kingdom Wednesday, April 17th @ 7 pm
A darkly comic play about Elena, a teacher in her late twenties about to undergo surgery to receive a cosmetic eye, and the relationship that grows between her and her prosthetics specialist, George. Flattered by her interest in him, George embarks on a relationship with Elena, in part as a distraction from his own chaotic inner life. But once he allows himself to have feelings for Elena, he starts to question her often erratic behaviour, and rather than helping her to achieve her goal, George instead becomes Elena’s greatest obstacle.
SNIPER ALLEY by Sonia Ristic From France/Serbia/Croatia Translated by Whitney Eggers
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 @7 PM
Ristic’s play tells the story of a Bosnian family during the siege of Sarajevo that lasted more than three years. Several generations are living in the same apartment, dealing with the everyday consequences of war, and have not only decided to survive, but are also determined not to let what they are going through rob them of the simple joys of life—as they are watched, always, by the Sniper.
IPHIGENIA AT AULIS by Nicolas Billon From Canada Friday, April 19th @ 7 PM
In this retelling, the Greek army, bound for Troy, is stalled at Aulis because the winds have died down. The Gods’ price for setting sail is the life of Agamemnon’s daughter, Iphigenia, whom he calls to Aulis under the false pretense of marrying her to Achilles. Agamemnon hems and haws about his decision, which leads to explosive arguments with his wife Clytemnestra and his brother Menelaus. Should he sacrifice his daughter for his country? As the army grows restless for action, Iphigenia makes an unexpected decision: she will die for the glory of a Greek victory at Troy.
PRIDE, PURSUIT, AND DECAPITATION by Marion Aubert From France Translated by Kimberly Jannarone and Erik Butler – Saturday, April 20th @ 7 PM
Under the cover of one of her many aliases— “M. Auberte the Mad”—the author takes the stage and conjures up a whirlwind of scenes. This comedy about power relations presents some thirty characters at the dinner table, in the bedroom, and in the boardroom—at work and at play, but always in trouble. Witness domestic drama, national scandal, and capital crimes—in a word, the everyday insanity of the world we live in. The Chonchons, dramatis personae of this play, come directly from Borgès’ book El libro de los seres imaginarios. They can be full of humanity, and then all of a sudden they will sin, out of pride, stupidity or fragility.
POISON by Lot Vekemans From The Netherlands Translated by Rina Vergano – Sunday, April 21st @ 2 PM
Six years after their divorce, a man and a woman meet each other again for the first time, at the place where their only child is buried. A letter, announcing that their child is going to be reburied because poison has been found in the soil, brings them back together. But whereas she is looking for someone with whom she can re-live the past, he wants someone who can look to the future. Both are torn apart by grief, but it is not until they let themselves become vulnerable enough to return to the past, to their child’s deathbed, that they seem to reconnect.
THE ADMISSION by Motti Lerner From Israel Translated by Motti Lerner and Johanna Gruenhut
Sunday, April 21st @ 7 PM
Set in Haifa in 1988 during the first Intifada, The Admissions a play about memory and denial in the context of what Israelis call their “War of Independence” and the Palestinians call their “Nakba.” It portrays one Jewish and one Palestinian family. Some of the families’ members are trying to reveal the events that took place during the 1948 war between Jews and Palestinians, hoping that an open and truthful discourse will heal their wounds—but some are trying to deny the events and bury their memories deep in the ground, hoping that peaceful co-existence without exposing the painful memories will heal those same wounds.
BELA KIZ by Hellie Turner From Australia Monday, April 22nd @ 7 PM
This play, based on real events that took place in Hungary, is set in 1914, prior to and at the on-set of World War I, in a town where people live in a routine state of hum-drum; bored with the status quo of monotony, but nonetheless stuck in their ways. Then Bela Kiz comes to town, and life changes in wonderful ways for both the men and the women. His charisma leads to his becoming the town obsession, relegated to the rank of hero and savior. When the war breaks out in Europe he is called to the army, and his absence is a devastating blow to the community, until the sinister secrets of Bela Kiz are revealed to all.
Translation for the Theater: a hotINK at the Lark-PEN American Center Collaboration
April 21, 2013 4:30pm
Moderated by Caridad Svich
Neil Blackadder, Cobina Gillitt, Whitney Eggers, Kimberly Jannarone
The First Annual Staged Reading of The Around-the-Globe Chain Play 7pm on March 27th
@ The Lark Play Development Center (311 West 43rd St, 5th Floor)
Starting and ending in NYC, a play is currently being written as it travels around the world making 16 stops with playwrights from across the globe. Each playwright will contribute the next one to five pages of text, moving the plot forward from where the previous playwright left off.
Tickets are FREE.
But reservations are necessary, please click: nycwtdchainplay2013.eventbrite.com.
The playwrights involved are: Dominique Morisseau (USA, NYC), Bekah Brunstetter (USA, Los Angeles), Van Badham (Australia), Mixkaela Villalon (Philippines), Janice Poon (Hong Kong), Abdelrahem Alawji (Lebanon), Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo), John Freedman (Russia), Ulrike Syha (Germany), Enver Husicic (Netherlands),
Conceived by Amanda Feldman
Directed by Doug Howe
Presented by The NYC World Theatre Day Coalition.
The play will also be live streamed on #NewPlayTV so it can be watched anywhere in the world.
CHERRY LANE THEATRE presents
The 15th Anniversary Season of CLT’s Obie Award-winning
Be the First Audience to Experience a New Play
April 3 – 13
by Nastaran Ahmadi
mentored by Kia Corthron
directed by Lisa Peterson
Featuring Rebecca Brooksher, Stephanie DiMaggio, Nadine Malouf, Arya Shahi, and John C Vennema
Loyalties shift quickly, and staying alive is the only way to win…
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street (3 blocks south of Christopher St, west of 7th Ave)