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Playing with Canons – An Anthology from The New York Theatre Experience, Inc.

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Nov 20, 2006
Nov 20, 2006
Segal Theater

Playing_CanonsNew Works from Great Literature by America’s Indie Playwrights
Playing with Canons is an anthology of 18 plays by emerging American playwrights, all based on or inspired by classic works of literature and drama. The collection is published by The New York Theatre Experience, Inc.; Martin Denton, editor. The works that have inspired plays in this collection range from those of Shakespeare to Old Testament Bible stories to the classic Greek myths to modern literary standards by authors such as Melville, Dostoyevsky, and Jane Austen.

Readings from Story of an Unknown Man by Anthony P. Pennino, Persians by Waterwell, and Want’s Unwisht Work by Kirk Wood Bromley will be followed by a Q & A with Martin Denton, Anthony P. Pennino, Tom Ridgely and Arian Moayed of Waterwell, and Kirk Wood Bromley.

The New York Theatre Experience, Inc. (NYTE) is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to build audience for and interest in theatre in New York City, with a particular emphasis on emerging artists. NYTE operates the nytheatre.com website, a complete information resource guide to theatre in New York City. http://www.nyte.org/

Martin Denton (Editor) is the founder and editor of the website nytheatre.com and the Executive Director of NYTE. He is the editor of all seven volumes of the annual Plays and Playwrights anthology series. Anthony P. Pennino (Playwright, Story of an Unknown Man) is a professor of English at New Jersey City University. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of London. Tom Ridgely and Arian Moayed (Playwrights, Persians) are the cofounders of the theatre company Waterwell. Tom Ridgely currently serves as Oskar Eustis’s assistant at The Public Theater, and Arian Moayed teaches acting and film acting at the Professional Performing Arts High School. Kirk Wood Bromley (Playwright, Want’s Unwisht Work) is a recipient of the Berilla Kerr Award and the first Caffé Cino Award. He is the founder and artistic director of Inverse Theater.

6:30 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2006, Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free.