Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Reading Series 2016
The Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Program is an annual residency program that gathers five playwright fellows at various career stages, created and facilitated by Arthur Kopit. Goldberg Fellows meet throughout the year, sharing excerpts of new work in progress, read cold by a group of high caliber actors. The residency culminates in a reading series, where the writers are given the opportunity to present to the public a play they've been developing, as an extension of the workshop process. We invite you to join us in hearing these works-in-progress, at this year's Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Reading Series!
This year's festival will include:
CHAPTERS OF A FLOATING LIFE
by Clarence Coo
May 9, 2016
In 1940s New York, a Chinese expatriate attempts to build the first mass-market typewriter for his native language. Meanwhile, his novelist wife pursues her own passions with a restaurant worker.
by Martyna Majok
May 10, 2016
The lives of two generations of immigrant women in Queens and their hauntings. When you are working so hard to move forward, what cannot - and should not - be left behind?
by Robert Askins
May 12, 2016
Perry is at his wits end. His wife is dead and his son keeps running away. When the boy comes back the last time something is wrong with him...deeply, deeply wrong. It might have something to do with Jesus, it might have something to do with science, it might have something to do with blood.
UNTITLED NEW ENGLAND PLAY
by Jeff Augustin
May 13, 2016
Middle-aged couple Samuel and Aaron find themselves trapped in a life they didn’t choose. Their rambunctious daughter, Eisa, seems intent on blowing up in her own life, and a strange figure from Aaron’s past has come to haunt the picture-esque family’s seemingly stable life in their sleepy New England town.
The Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop program is supported in part with funds from the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the John Golden Fund, and the Dramatists Guild Fund.
This program is named after Rita Goldberg for her extraordinary generosity to The Lark.