Holy Cow!: The Astonishing Plays will showcase brief works written by nine-year-old playwrights, the youngest members of the 52nd Street Project. The presentations mark the culmination of a nine-week course, in which each young writer has the chance to pen his or her own play and fine-tune it during a writer's retreat.
Holy Cow! will take place Dec. 10-11 at the 52nd Street Project's midtown home, the Five Angels Theater.
In addition to Kuhn, Breen, McDormand and Taylor, the plays will feature Liza Colon-Zayas, Diane Davis, Ned Eisenberg, Liza Fernandez, Sam Ghosh, Grant Harrison, Jennifer Ikeda, Matthew Jellison, January LaVoy, Sonia Manzano, Kevin O'Rourke, Bhavesh Patel, Annie Purcell, Christina Robinson, Ken Robinson, Keith Randolph Smith and Ray Anthony Thomas.
The one-act plays will feature direction and dramaturg support by Faisal Afridi, Melody Cruz, Kaitlin Feliciano, Edelys Tiana Guerrero, Genesis Hires, Ahmed Nasser, Amanda Rosa, Derek Tineo, Jeremy Vazquez and Lambert Whitney.
The young writers are Faisal Afridi, Melody Cruz, Kaitlin Feliciano, Edelys Tiana Guerrero, Genesis Hires, Ahmed Nasser, Amanda Rosa, Derek Tineo, Jeremy Vazquez and Lambert Whitney.
Willie Reale founded the 52nd Street Project in 1981 to improve the quality of life for New York's inner-city children who live in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Through programs and partnerships with theatre professionals, the 52nd Street Project reaches out to local children by creating theatrical projects tailored to their experiences.
Tickets to Holy Cow! are free and available by phoning (212) 642-5052. The 52nd Street Project is located at 789 Tenth Avenue in Manhattan.