Hall, whose Olivier-winning play The Mountaintop will arrive on Broadway this fall under the direction of Kenny Leon, is among four playwrights whose work will be showcased during the readings that run May 17-21 at the Lark Studio.
Also represented are A Feminine Ending and "In Treatment" writer Sarah Treem; 13P co-founder Madeleine George; Ma-Yi writer's lab participant Michi Barall; and Extraordinary Chambers playwright David Wiener.
The first presentation will be George's Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England May 17, which concerns "jealousy, the perils of college administration, and the closing of a small-town museum. An academic sex comedy."
Wiener's Goliath will be read May 18. "On his radio show, Denny Kahane speaks truth to power. There are those who would like Denny silenced, but Real Americans know well that Denny's words didn't cause those tragic events in Pennsylvania."
On May 19 Hall's Our Lady of Kibeho, the play's working title, will be offered. "Rwanda, 1981. A girl sees the Virgin Mary, who shows her a vision of a glorious future for her country if only the people will pray. But will anyone believe her?" The work will also be presented as part of the Public Theater's New Work Now! festival. Treem's Orphan Island will follow May 20. "In a lighthouse on an island seven miles off the coast, where everyone dies young, a woman appears in the middle of a storm, claiming not to remember."
The final reading will be Barall's On the Line, which will be presented May 21. "Want to know the true cost of your new sneakers? A play inspired by the lives of women workers in the global factory."
To make reservations to the free readings, phone (212) 246-2676, x24, or visit TheLarkTheatre.