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Mar 15, 2004
Mar 15, 2004
Segal Theater


Dislocation and Reinvention
A Series of Staged Readings

Join us for four readings exploring immigration and the experience of transition in our society.
Curated by Marcy Arlin from the Immigrant Theatre Project and Ian Morgan from The New Group.
Each reading will be followed by a discussion with the playwright and director.

The New Group, founded by artistic director Scott Elliott, produces challenging new plays and revivals. The 2002-2003 season included a hit revival of Trevor Griffith’s Comedians, the musical Avenue Q (now on Broadway), and The Women of Lockerbie with Judith Ivey and Larry Pine. The current season begins with Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan & Lemon, starring Lili Taylor and Kristen Johnston, and features the premieres of Palestinian American playwright Betty Shamieh’s play, Roar, and The Mentalists by Richard Bean. Since 1995, The New Group has been honored 4 OBIE awards, 8 Drama Desk nominations, and three Lucille Lortel awards, among others.

Immigrants Theatre Project, winner 2003 Obie for Small Innovative Theatres, presents traditional and experimental plays by and about immigrants to the United States, and has worked with professional immigrant and native-born theatre artists from over 70 countries and ethnic groups. ITP’s newest project is Journey Theatre, a work with refugees who are victims of war and torture. Since 1992, ITP has presented 5 New Immigrant Theatre Festivals and premiered over 80 new plays. Artistic director Marcy Arlin is also a lecturer in Theatre and Communications at CUNY.


Part II
World Thrown Tizzy

Three old immigrant men wait on the beach for news of the outside world to arrive. To pass the time, they replay an imagined all-star soccer match. In this hilarious tribute to Samuel Beckett, the loneliness and isolation of immigration are held at bay by the indomitable hope of the world’s greatest sport.

Joe Hortua

Joe Hortua, playwright, currently under commission at the South Coast Repertory Theatre; his play Making It premiered at South Coast Repertory Theatre; his new play, Between Us, will premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in April, directed by Christopher Ashley.

Directed by Ian Morgan, Associate Artistic Director at The New Group Theater Company; he has directed new work at HERE Arts Center, The Red Room, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Center Stage, Rattlestick Theater, and assisted at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Co-sponsored by: The New Group and the Immigrant’s Theatre Project

Monday, March 15
7:00 p.m., Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center

Reservation Code: 4175

For more information or to register contact Continuing Education & Public Programs, The Graduate Center, CUNY at 212 817-8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu or check http://web.gc.cuny.edu/cepp