Two aging hippies lead their all-girl band on one last road tour of small clubs and dives across the U.S., just before fading into obscurity. No, it isn't the 2010 Go-Gos reunion, it's a new play by Donna Kaz, receiving a staged reading directed by Kaz at the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation in NYC, June 22, 7 PM (EST).
The play's title, Get Out Your Dead Stamp, refers to the band's name, "Dead."
Dead Stamp is the first of the summer line-up the SDCF's Staged Reading/Works-in-Progress Series. Upcoming plays include:
July 13: Mary Gail's Jambalu. Seret Scott directs this satirical look at a black research chemist who undergoes a radical change of skin color.
July 27: Michele Rosenthal's I Don't. A young couple discovers all the reasons why they shouldn't get married in this comedy directed by Robert Neal Marshall.
Aug. 10: Stephen Webber performs The Bridge, Hart Crane's verse play about the new world. Andrew Kranis directs. Aug. 24: Toni Press-Coffman's Touch. Jackie Berger directs this tale of a man getting over the murder of his wife.
According to associate director Bob Johnson, the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation was formed as a branch of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers but is now a separate, though connected, organization with its own board of directors. The organization was formed to foster, promote and develop "the craft and creativity of directors and choreographers."
For information and reservations (free) to any of these readings at the CAP 21 space, 18 West 18 St., 6th floor, call (212) 302-5359.
-- By David Lefkowitz