As always, the volume is edited by Martin Denton, who also selected its contents from the myriad of Off-Off-Broadway premieres he attends each year. Denton is the longtime editor of the theatre website nytheatre.com.
This year's scripts include:
The Whore of Sheridan Square by Michael Baron The launch event will feature appearances by each of the playwrights included in the anthology as well as performances from several of the plays. The event is open to the general public and admission is free. Also promised: refreshments, door prizes and "first-time-anywhere news about two upcoming NYTE endeavors."
The series began in 2000 and is now seven books old. Denton—a former full time accountant from the Washington, D.C. area, who halted a successful career with the Marriott Hotel chain to cover theatre non stop—hatched the idea after he realized that many of the small, black box plays he saw, and admired, would likely never see the light of day again. What to do? Why, publish them of course, with the hope that other theatres would produce the work. Thus, an independent theatre imprint was born. The book retails $17 and will be available at bookstores and online at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the event, please call (212) 217-9627 or visit www.nyte.org.