Brooke Berman Will Direct Reading of Marcy Lovitch's Office Politics; Casting Announced

News   Brooke Berman Will Direct Reading of Marcy Lovitch's Office Politics; Casting Announced Long View Theater Company will present a staged reading of Marcy Lovitch's Office Politics Oct. 27 at The June Havoc Theater.

Marcy Lovitch
Marcy Lovitch Photo by Philip Guerette Photography

Brooke Berman will direct the reading, which will feature the talents of Patrice Bell, Nicholas Desibio, Philip Guerette, Carter Hudson, Carson Lee, Molly Lovell and Maria Wolf. Show time is 6:30 PM.

Stage directions will be read by Christianne Greiert.

Office Politics is described as such: "When a White male co-worker makes an off-the-cuff racist remark to his boss’s Black female assistant, what seems like a harmless joke snowballs, catapulting the ad sales office of a women's magazine into turmoil. Threats are made, loyalties tested and the boss's 'Kumbaya' solution leaves everyone's relationships and beliefs about power, race and class in utter shreds."

Marcy Lovitch is a New York City-based actress and playwright. Her plays include the one-acts A Brooklyn Romance and Ode to Brad (both developed and performed at Ensemble Studio Theater); The Hit and her one-woman show about various members of a suburban Jewish New Jersey family, Dirty Laundry, performed in New York as part of the Womankind Festival, in the first and second New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) and Philadelphia's Women Speak Festival at the Walnut Street Studio Theater.

Brooke Berman is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her play Hunting and Gathering, which premiered at Primary Stages, directed by Leigh Silverman, was named one of the Ten Best of 2008 by New York Magazine. Other plays include Smashing (The Play Company, The O'Neill); Until We Find Each Other (Steppenwolf, The O'Neill); The Triple Happiness (Second Stage), Sam and Lucy (SPF, Cleveland Playhouse), A Perfect Couple (WET), Out of the Water (Cape Cod Theater Project, ARS Nova), Casual Encounters (New Dramatists Creativity Fund) and others. The reading is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended by emailing OfficePoliticsPlay@gmail.com.

The June Havoc Theater is located at 312 W. 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves.).

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