Friday, November 25, 2011

collaborating with PULITZER PRIZE NOMINEE...

During our 2010-2011, Literary Manager, Therese Plaehn brought us a new play by Kristoffer Diaz which was read in our 2nd Annual bareNaked Reading Series. Now, we embark on journey that takes this play and its development one step further...we present F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG) as a workshop for 5 performances only at the legendary CHERRY LANE THEATRE next week.

KRISTOFFER DIAZ: Full-length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Welcome to Arroyo’s, Guernica, and The Revolution. Awards: New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play; Village Voice Obie Award for Best New American Play; the inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship from the Public Theater; finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Current commissions include The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a playwright-in-residence at Teatro Vista; a resident playwright and Van Lier Fellowship coordinator at New Dramatists; a co-founder of the Unit Collective (Minneapolis); and a recipient of the Jerome Fellowship, the Future Aesthetics Artist Regrant, and the Van Lier Fellowship. Kristoffer holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, an MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, and an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Management program.

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