“Feminine Mystique: 50 years later” Launches with Jeni Mahoney

Posted by MB - February 22, 2013

“The Feast of the Flying Cow… and Other Stories of War”

by Jeni Mahoney

directed by Jackson Gay

ABOUT THE PLAY: Audrey, a socialite turned relief worker, finds herself in a war-torn nation awarding a free feast and celebrity-style photo shoot to the besieged family of Anya Andonov. Trapped in a world that is as absurd and laughable, as it is brutal, Anya and Audrey struggle to salvage their feast as the world around them spirals into collapse.

 

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Jeni Mahoney is a playwright, teacher, artistic director and play development geek.  Her plays including Kandahar, The Feast of the Flying Cow… and Other Stories of War, Come Rain or Come Shine, Running in Circles Screaming, The Martyrdom of Washington Booth, Mercy Falls, American Eyes and Light have been presented at the National Playwrights Conference at the O’Neill Center, InterAct Theater (Philadelphia), Greenwich Playhouse (London), Denver’s Old Vic (And Toto Too Theater Company), L.A. Theater Center, MidWest New Play Festival (Chicago), Lark Theater’s Playwrights Week, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, NYU’s hotINK Festival, Circus Theatricals, Fresh Ground Pepper and Key City Public Theater among others. Commissions include an adaptation of Margaret Ayer Barnes’ dramatization of The Age of Innocence (Mint Theater) and Family Belongs, a screenplay for Stella Productions. Jeni is also Head of the Playwriting Program at Playwrights Horizons Theater School at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts Undergrad Drama; Founding Artistic Director of Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; and co-Artistic Director of id Theater.

As Artistic Director of Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Jeni has supported the development of over 100 new American plays since 2001 including works by Samuel D. Hunter, Robert Schenkkan, Kara Lee Corthron, Jennifer Haley, Caridad Svich, Martin Zimmerman, Jen Silverman and Andrew Hinderaker. The Conference’s development process is featured in Michael Wright’s 2005 book Playwriting: At Work and Playand has been featured in The Dramatists Magazine, Stage Directions, The Loop and Idaho Arts Quarterly.  Jeni is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Presented as part of our

“FEMININE MYSTIQUE: 50 years later” Reading Series

March 10th at 7pm

Alchemical Theatre Lab

137 West 14th Street, Studio A

FREE!

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