April 6: Techno Plays Continues with playwright Robert Kerr

Posted by MB - March 31, 2014


Sasquatch Postcard Next up for Project Y’s Techno Plays reading series is Robert Kerr’s new play, “In Search of…. Sasquatch.”  The play is a dark comedy that asks what is possible and what we are capable of in a world ruled by fear. We are pleased to not only have Robert’s play in our April reading slot, but also to have Robert developing new work as part of our Playwrights Group.

In Search of…. SASQUATCH

by Robert Kerr

directed by Doug Hall

Sunday, April 6th at 7pm

ART/NY Bruce Mitchell Room

520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor

FREE! 

RSVP HERE

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Robert Kerr’s produced plays include “The End of the Road” (The Juilliard School; also finalist for the Abingdon Theaters Christopher Brian Wolk Award), “The Potato Creek Chair of Death” (Ensemble Studio Theatre, published by Playscripts Inc.), “The Sticky-Fingered Fiancée” (with composer Mat Eisenstein, Raw Impressions Musical Theatre and Bedlam Theatre) and “To Whom” (Brick Theater, Brooklyn).  His play “Kingdom Gone” was translated into Russian as part of a new Lark Play Development Center program, and the translation received readings at Teatr.doc in Moscow and in Yekaterinburg and Perm, Russia.  “Kingdom Gone,” “The End of the Road,” “The Living Section,” “Meet Uncle Casper” and “End Times” have been developed at the Lark, the Actors Studio, Playwrights Horizons, id Theaters Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, the Great Plains Theater Conference, the Inkwell, and the ONeill Playwrights Conference.  He was also a playwriting fellow at Juilliard, a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and a founding member of Bedlam Theatre in Minneapolis, which produced his plays “This the Word,” “The Secret Word for Today Is Carrot” and “Six Characters in Search of Water.”

Kerr, Robert - Headshot (Color)

The Playwright, Robert Kerr

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Douglas Hall has directed at theatres across the country including The Williamstown Theater Festival, Mountain Playhouse, Seven Angels Theater and Merry Go Round Playhouse. He directed Austin Pendleton in the one-man play KEATS, both off-Broadway and in Los Angeles, in addition to the World Premiere of DUSE’S FEVER on Theatre Row. His production of ALTAR BOYZ opened the Auburn Public Theater as part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival. Douglas has directed multiple casts of FOREVR PLAID, and has received accolades for his direction of such productions as THE DYING GAUL, OF MICE AND MEN, THE LONESOME WEST among others. Douglas directed the short film, “Second Glance,” starring Valerie Wright and Robert Clohessy, which has been seen at several film festivals across the country. For DRAMA UK, a consortium of the top drama schools in Great Britain, he directs the yearly New York Showcase. He teaches acting at CAP 21, Pace Univeristy, and The Growing Studio. His students have gone on to play leading roles in THE BOOK OF MORMON, DOGFIGHT, IN THE HEIGHTS, MAMMA MIA, BRING IT ON, LES MISERABLES, and well as OUR TOWN, THE GLASS MENAGERIE and many others.

 

The Cast:

Stan: Ron Trenouth

Beverly: Betty McKinley

Todd: Matt Wood
Crystal: Maria-Christina Oliveras

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