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KEEN ON NEW WORK

Please join us for the first public reading of three new plays, developed through the Keen Playwrights Lab.

The 2018 Playwrights Lab features playwrights:

KIA CORTHRON
RINNE GROFF
EDWIN SáNCHEZ


Tickets are FREE and all are invited to attend! Space is limited, so please reserve your seat.


 Playwright Edwin Sánchez

Playwright Edwin Sánchez

Destiny
by Edwin Sánchez

directed by José Zayas

Wednesday, December 5 @ 4pm
Theatre Row Theatres, 410 W 42nd Street

A trans child tries to redefine hir place in a family coming apart at the seams due to the father's illness.  As Destiny's mother rages at the cancer eating away at her husband she comes close to destroying her own children insisting that things must stay the same.  No matter the cost.  

running time: approx 90 minutes

CAST:
Jordan Ho
Cynthia Bastidas
Mark Junek
Annie Henk
Reza Salazar
Lynda Gravatt

REGISTRATION FOR THIS READING HAS CLOSED. HOWEVER, WALK-UPS ARE WELCOME!
Stop by the theater by 3:30pm to reserve your seat.



The Rented Bridegroom
by Rinne Groff

directed by Johanna Gruenhut

Thursday, December 13 @ 4pm
New George's The Room, 520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor

A feisty young woman, caught in a love triangle between the highbred son of her employer and a poor but adoring klezmer-player, must decide whether to stoop for love or money.  And why is stooping the only choice anyway?  Set in a shtetl of romanticized memory, this heart-breaking comedy is based on the classic Yiddish play The Singer of His Sorrows by Osip Dymov (as adapted by Adrian Silver and Rinne Groff, from a translation by Adrian Silver).

running time: approx 75 minutes

CAST:
Matthew Saldivar
Sylvia Kates
Lynda Gravatt
Purva Bedi
Alok Tewari

 Playwright Rinne Groff

Playwright Rinne Groff

THIS READING IS SOLD OUT!
To join the waitlist, please email jeremy@keencompany.org with your name and ticket request. Good luck!


 Playwright Kia Corthron

Playwright Kia Corthron

Fish
by Kia Corthron

directed by Tamilla Woodard

Monday, December 17 @ 4pm
New George's The Room, 520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor

Between acting as guardian to her fifth-grade brother and losing her BFF to the charter school on the upper floor, Tree is just trying her best to navigate senior year and collect that diploma. But when unforeseen monumental circumstances wreck her plans, she is forced to find answers well beyond the confines of any standardized test. Can the efforts of an embittered teacher help her find her path?

running time: approx 100 min

CAST:
Kara Young
Crystal Dickinson
Reynaldo Piniella

THIS READING IS SOLD OUT!
To join the waitlist, please email jeremy@keencompany.org with your name and ticket request. Good luck!