New Play: GATHER AT THE RIVER by Laura Marks

Posted by MB - November 24, 2012

We are excited to announce the next reading in our Holy Cow! Reading Series:  GATHER AT THE RIVER, by Laura Marks

With Alexander Cook, Birgit Huppuch, Adam LeFevre, Molly Ranson, Heidi Schreck, Dale Soules, & Gary Wilmes

About the Play

An affluent but unfulfilled stay-at-home-mom unwittingly finds herself volunteering in a fundamentalist Christian enclave where women cover their heads, music is immoral, and pregnant teenagers need all the help they can get.

About the Playwright

Laura Marks is the author of Bethany, scheduled to premiere off-Broadway at City Center Stage II in January 2013 (produced by the Women’s Project, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, starring America Ferrera). Bethany won the Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers, was published in Methuen’s American Next Wave anthology in the UK, and was chosen by John Guare as runner-up for Yale’s David C. Horn Prize. Other plays include Mine (upcoming production at the Gift Theatre, Chicago) and Gather at the River. Ms. Marks recently graduated from Juilliard’s playwriting program and became a member of New Dramatists. Other honors include a 2012 Helen Merrill Award, a 2013 award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a two-year residency in the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and two Lecomte du Nouy awards while at Juilliard. Her plays have been developed at the Public, the Women’s Project, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Royal Exchange Theatre (UK), HighTide Festival Theatre (UK), the Wilma Theater, the Lark, the Black Dahlia, Steppenwolf, Partial Comfort, Prospect Theater, Naked Angels, Synchronicity, Reverie Productions et al. and she currently holds a commission from South Coast Repertory. She’s a native of Kentucky, now living in New York. Proud member of the Dramatists Guild.


The reading will be at  [space on white], 81 White Street, NYC at 7pm. We will serve free wine before and after.

Look forward to seeing you there!



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