TechnoPlays Next Up: an epic Antarctic adventure by EM Lewis

Posted by MB - June 16, 2014

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Project Y Theatre Company is pleased to announce the next

TechnoPlays Reading

Magellanica: A New and Accurate Map of the World

by EM Lewis

directed by Sturgis Warner

In 1985, an international group of scientists travel to Antarctica to find out if there really is a hole in the sky. Magellanica: A New and Accurate Map of the World is a fictional account of a very real moment in history, when the existence of a hole in the ozone layer became the subject of international debate.  It follows eight scientists and engineers who spend the winter at an international research station at the South Pole — eight and a half months, with no way in or out, and a question of global import looming.  What will they find?  And what does it mean?

Please join us for a reading of this epic Antarctic adventure by the talented EM Lewis on

Sunday, June 22nd at 7pm

Cap 21 Studios

18W 18th Street, Room 504

NYC

FREE!

The cast includes Bjorn Dupaty, Dan Domingues, and Esther Chen.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

EM LEWIS received the 2012 Fellowship in Playwriting from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, the 2010‐2011 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and both the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for Song of Extinction and the Primus Prize for Heads from the American Theater Critics Association. Her plays have been produced around the world, and published by Samuel French. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Recent productions include Song of Extinction at the Guthrie; Heads at the Pittsburgh Playhouse; Goodbye, RubyTuesday at HotCity Theater in St. Louis, and the world premieres of The Study (or Reading to Vegetables) at University of Washington and True Story at Passage Theater in New Jersey. Current projects include an epic Antarctic adventure story called Magellanica: A New and Accurate Map of the World, which she worked on with director Kevin Fox at the William Inge Center for the Arts in the spring, and an intimate two-person play called The Stone Languages. She is a resident artist in American Lyric Theater’s 2013-2014 Composer Librettist Development Program, and her first opera — “The Resurrection Engine ” written with composer Evan Meier — will be performed in New York City in June 2014. Her play The Gun Show (a one-man show about guns and gun control) premieres at 16th Street Theater in Chicago in July.  She lives in Oregon.   www.emlewisplaywright.com

 

 

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Sturgis Warner is a freelance director as well as Artistic Director of Twilight Theatre Company (a tool, not an institution) best known for Palestine, written and performed by Najla Saïd, and produced in association with New York Theatre Workshop.  He has also directed at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Barrington Stage, Abingdon Theatre Company, The Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca, NY), New Jersey Rep, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Encore Theatre (San Francisco), Mile Square Theatre, 29th Street Rep, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Immigrant Theatre Company, Peculiar Works, among others.  A long time actor, he works with many playwrights developing new scripts and projects.  He is a member of New York Theatre Workshop’s Usual Suspects, is on the Artistic Cabinet of the Lark Play Development Center and has close affiliations with INTAR.  He has recently rejoined the acting pool and is currently developing a solo play, Fishing for Alaska, which he wrote for himself.

 

 

 

 

 

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