New Works by Paul Rudnick and Kia Corthron Considered for Next NY Theatre Workshop Season

News   New Works by Paul Rudnick and Kia Corthron Considered for Next NY Theatre Workshop Season
New York Theatre Workshop is currently considering a host of new works by playwrights as they assemble their next season. Paul Rudnick, Kia Corthron and possibly Tony Kushner may see the downtown Manhattan theatre's stage in 2003-2004.

Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told began at NYTW before transferring to a commercial run Off-Broadway. The playwright's latest comedy, Valhalla, received a two-week workshop the space late last year with Christopher Ashley directing. The work, which centers on the mad Bavarian King Ludwig and a modern white trash American family, may see a full production next season.

Kia Corthron has a number of in-the-works projects, including The Venus de Milo Is Armed and Slide Glide the Slippery Slope, which have yet to see the New York stage. The Breath, Boom playwright may see yet another developing work, Light Raise the Roof, at NYTW. The new work focuses on New York City's homeless problem.

Amy Freed's The Beard of Avon was postponed from this season and may finally take the stage next season. The comedy is written by the playwright of Freedomland.

Other works that may be seen at the NYTW venue is Julia Cho's The Architecture of Loss, an unnamed work by Tony Kushner, a return engagement of Alexander Thomas's Throw Pitchfork and an evening of the downtown music/comedy staple Polygraph Lounge.

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