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344 East 14th Street
New York, NY
by Andrea Stolowitz
A potentially alcoholic playwright travels to Berlin to research a play about her potentially Holocaust-victim family.
Andrea Stolowitz’s plays have been developed and presented nationally and internationally at theaters such as The Long Wharf, The Old Globe, The Cherry Lane, and New York Stage and Film. The LA Times calls her work “heartbreaking” and the Orange County Register characterizes her approach as a “brave refusal to sugarcoat issues and tough decisions.” A recipient of Artists Repertory Theater’s $25,000 New Play Commission, Andrea premiered her play Ithaka at the theatre in 2013. The play had its mid-west premiere in Chicago in 2014 at InFusion Theater and its Canada premiere in May 2016. The play won the 2015 Oregon Book Award in Drama judged by Naomi Iizuka. An MFA playwriting alumna of UC-San Diego, Andrea has served on the faculties at Willamette University, The University of Portland, Duke University and UC-San Diego.
The Laws of Blood
by Barry Jay Kaplan
A ghost memoire writer encounters a unique personal history that unlocks part of his own past.
Barry's play Bananas and Water was produced at the Key West Theater Festival and in a workshop at the Actors Studio with Estelle Parsons and Reed Birney, directed by David Greenspan. It won the Whitfield Cooke Best Play Award from New Dramatists. Landscape of Desire is published by Smith and Krause and was the American representative to the 25th Australian National Playwriting Conference. Two Good Boys was produced at the McCarter Theater and off-Broadway at the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre. His musical biography of Rock Hudson, Rock and Roy (music by Stephen Weinstock), was developed at New Dramatists with grants from the Frederick Loewe Foundation and the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation and had workshop productions at New Dramatists in New York and at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, both directed by Simon Callow. His musical Like Love (music by Lewis Flinn) won a DramaLeague New Directors/New Works Project Prize and premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. His new musical, Step Aside (music by William Foster McDaniel) has been developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the York Theatre in New York. He received a grant from New York State Council on the Arts to develop the historic play Blood and Water. In partnership with Rosemarie Tichler, he is the author of the interview books, "Actors at Work" and "The Playwright at Work". He has taught playwriting at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, New Dramatists, the Roxbury Arts Center and Ramapo College. He has an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop where he had a research assistantship to Kurt Vonnegut Jr.