New Dramatists will hold their annual writers' benefit party, titled "Nude Dramatists," with all the pieces thematically linked to bringing the red back into Times Square's Red Light District. The benefit will take place Feb. 13, at New Dramatists' space on 44th Street.
The evening, held to raise money for new lighting equipment and features new short works by Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), Doug Wright (Quills), Chay Yew (Red), Lenora Champagne (Getting Over Tom), Carlyle Brown, and Kate Moira Ryan (Damage and Desire).
After the performances, the space will be turned into a "dionysian dance party" with "site-sexpific" happenings, including a massage booth, go-go dancers and peep shows, taking place throughout the evening.
Tickets for the benefit are $15 if ordered in advance and $20 at the door, with the price of admission including food and a complimentary drink. For more information or reservations call (212) 757-6960.
New Dramatists, founded in 1949, offers a haven for playwrights to develop their craft via workshops, staged readings, awards and prizes. New Dramatist membership lasts for a seven-year span. Alumni include: Robert Anderson, August Wilson, Lanford Wilson, Richard Foreman, William Inge, Donald Margulies, Terrence McNally, Suzan-Lori Parks, John Patrick Shanley, Mac Wellman and many more. -- By Sean McGrath