New York Stage and Film Celebrates 20 Years with Dec. 7 Benefit

News   New York Stage and Film Celebrates 20 Years with Dec. 7 Benefit
New York Stage and Film, the theatre company which every summer mounts a season of developing works at Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre, will celebrate 20 years of existence Dec. 7 with a gala benefit.

The details of the event will be revealed in October. Over the last two decades, NYS&F has served as a summer home for playwrights such as Jon Robin Baitz, Richard Greenberg, John Patrick Shanley, Jeffrey Hatcher, Theresa Rebeck and Christopher Durang.

As with the Williamstown Theatre Company and Berkshire Theatre Festival—other summer theatres located near the Hudson River Valley—the company's creations have often found they way to New York following their Vassar stagings. Recent examples include Greenberg's The Dazzle, Hatcher and Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie and Shanley's Cellini. Durang's Adrift in Macao is expected Off Broadway in 2004.

During the 2003 season, NYS&F presented Zach Helm's Last Chance for a Slow Dance, Ben Snyder's In Case You Forget, The Crazy Girl by Frank Pugliese, Good Life by John Corwin, Exposed by Beth Henley and The New Americans by Cindy Lou Johnson.

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