The annual event will take place during the run of Connecticut company's mainstage production of The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue (which plays Sept. 1-Oct. 2).
The schedule of "Brand:NEW 2005" is as follows: Seeing the Elephant - a comedy by JT Rogers (Madagascar) Jesus Hates Me - a dark comedy by Wayne Lemon (head writer for "Grace Under Fire") Four Spirits - a Civil Rights drama by Sena Jeter Naslund and Elaine Hughes, directed by Jeremy B. Cohen My Andy - a biographical drama about Andy Warhol and his mother by Patricia Wettig ("thirtysomething" actress) TO DiE FOR - a dark comedy by Joyce Maynard (based on the her novel which inspired the film), with stage concept by Brian Swibel 100 Saints You Should Know - a drama by Kate Fodor (Hannah and Martin) Exposed - a Hollywood-set drama by Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart, The Miss Firecracker Contest) Lullaby - a dark comedy with songs by Michael Elyanow (The Idiot Box) Cradle of Man - a dark comedy by Melanie Marnich (The Sparrow Project), directed by Michael John Garces
Bird in the Hand by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas (Savage Acts) Casting and additional "Brand:NEW Fall Festival" readings and events will be announced in the coming weeks.
Festival Passes are on sale now for the "Brand:NEW" readings ($30 for Hartford Stage Subscribers and $40 for Non-subscribers) by calling (860) 527-5151. For more information, visit www.hartfordstage.org.