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An American in… Kiev?? Save the date for a reading of REHEARSING DESIRE – Fri 8/12

Next up for Nora’s Playhouse, a stage reading of

Rehearsing Desire draft image4Rehearsing Desire

by Suzanne Trauth
directed by Amy S. Green
Elliot Crown*, Sanja Danilovic, Barbara Drum Sullivan*, Sara Morgulis,
Peter Von Berg*, Ben Williamson*, Yury Kakor

Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7 pm

Guild Hall
1 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Suggested Donation: $10

*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

An American in . . . Kiev? It’s the summer of 1991, and Charlotte Cranford is the first American–and first woman–director at the Kiev Theatre Company. She’s been sent by her university on a cultural exchange to oversee a production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The play’s passions boil over into a real-life love triangle as the streets outside the theatre erupt in violence, leading to Ukrainian Independence. Love, loyalty, commitment, courage, art and Soviet intrigue challenge the old cliche that the show must go on.

About Suzanne Trauth: Suzanne’s plays include Françoise, which received staged readings at Luna Stage and Nora’s Playhouse and was nominated for the Kilroy List; Midwives developed at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey; iDream, supported by the National Science Foundation’s STEM initiative; and Katrina: the K Word, in addition to Rehearsing Desire. She is a member of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey Emerging Women Playwrights program and the Dramatists Guild.  She wrote and directed the short film Jigsaw and her novel Show Time was recently published by Kensington Books.

About Amy S. Green: Author of two widely-produced testimonial dramas, Girlz in Blue, about female officers of the NYPD, and What Happened: The September 11th Testimony Project, first-person accounts of ground zero and its aftermath.  Amy is the Associate Artistic Director of Nora’s Playhouse and an Associate Professor of Theater and Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Consortial Faculty Member in the Master of Arts in Applied Theater at the School of Professional Studies, both at the City University of New York.

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