New York Leg of Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays Begins Nov. 13

News   New York Leg of Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays Begins Nov. 13 365 Days/365 Plays, the ambitious project from the Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, begins its New York leg with a free presentation of a handful of the works at the Public Theater on Nov. 13 at 6:30 PM and 9 PM.

The project includes 365 plays by Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog). She wrote one a day for 365 days beginning in November 2002.

Michael Greif directs the event at the Public, which will include seven plays — Parks' first week's worth. Performers include Reg E. Cathey, Rob Campbell, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Jojo Gonzalez, André Holland, Didi O'Connell, Rachel Holmes, and Joan MacIntosh. Between the two showtimes will be a book party and signing with Parks at 7:15 PM.

365 Days/365 Plays, co-produced by Parks and Bonnie Metzgar, will eventually involve 65 companies from around New York and many more in 14 cities around the nation.

After the Public, various New York companies will take turns participating. Each will present seven of Parks' plays on a single day, in the manner of their choosing. The groups that have scheduled their events so far are the Foundry Theatre, Guerilla Girls on Tour, Galapagos Art Space, Queens Theatre in the Park, Hourglass Group and Scenedowntown. Many other companies will follow them.

Intermittently throughout the project will be "First Sundays" presentations, in which the companies will come together at the Public Theater to give their presentations again. All the events that have been scheduled so far are as follows:

Public Theater
Nov. 13, 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM
425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th Street
Admission is free
For reservations, call (212) 967-7555 or visit the Public Theater box office. There will be a standby line if either presentation is sold out.
For more information visit www.publictheater.org/365/

Foundry Theatre
Presentation involves food and drink, with the help of Just Foods, which, according to a release, is "a non-profit organization that works with regional, family farms to develop new models for how food gets to the kitchen."
Nov. 21, 7:00 PM
Ukrainian National Home, 140-142 Second Avenue, Second Floor
Admission price is a bottle of New York State wine (seriously)
For reservations, email sunder@thefoundrytheatre.org or call 212-777-1444
For more information visit www.thefoundrytheatre.org

Guerilla Girls on Tour
Presentation will incorporate the group's unique comedic style and will use women to portray all characters
Dec. 1, 8:00 PM
The Gene Frankel Underground Theatre, 24 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery
For reservations call 212-252-3610 or email eva@guerrillagirlsontour.com
Reservations required
For more information visit www.guerrillagirlsontour.com

First Sundays
Weeks 1-3 worth of plays
Dec. 3, 3:00 PM
Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street
Admission is free
For reservations, call (212) 967-7555 or visit the Public Theater box office

Galapagos Art Space
Presentation is curated by Travis Chamberlain and features Clay McLeod Chapman, Richard Caliban, Rachel Shukert, Red Metal Mailbox, Carmine Covelli, Kyle Jarrow, Brian Mullin, Desiree Burch, Michael Cyril Creighton, Nick Jones, Dynasty Handbag and Neal Medlyn
Dec. 10, 8:00 PM
Galapagos Art Space, 70 North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent in Williamsburg
Suggested Donation is $10
For more information visit www.galapagosartspace.com

Queens Theatre in the Park
Presentation "will reflect the borough's diversity."
Dec. 17, 3:00 PM
Queens Theatre in the Park, Corona Park, Flushing, Queens
Admission is free
For more information visit www.queenstheatre.org

Hourglass Group
Presentation includes the group's favorite performers, plus musical guests such as Alyson Palmer of Betty
Dec. 20, 7:00 PM
D Lounge, 101 East 15th Street
For reservations, email rsvphourglass@hotmail.com
For more information call 212-438-8122 or visit www.hourglassgroup.org

Scenedowntown
Presentation includes "downtown all-stars" such as Penny Arcade and Murray Hill as Santa.
Date (during week of Dec. 25-31) and location TBA
For more information visit www.scenedowntown.com

First Sundays
Weeks 4-8 worth of plays
Jan. 7, 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street
Admission is free
For reservations, call (212) 967-7555 or visit the Public Theater box office

For more information on the entire project call (212) 539-8760 or visit www.365days365plays.com.