NY's Downtown Scene is celebrating its unofficial Poet Laureate, Mac Wellman, in a five-month festival continuing this week with The Mark Theatre's Dracula, Wellman's adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel. The show will run Nov. 14-29 at The Ohio Theatre.
The festival will include productions of new works, "Mac Classics", readings, panel discussions and special events at a variety of downtown venues including Soho Rep, The Ohio Theatre, Nada, and the new Flea Theatre. Curated by Tim Farrell, the festival will span twenty years of Wellman's plays including: Sincerity Forever, Terminal Hip, and 7 Blowjobs.
Wellman has received numerous Obie awards, the 1996 Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Writers Award and is the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and NEA Grants.
Dracula is directed by David Levine with original music by Laura Grace Brown, sets by Jim Larkin, lighting by Jeff Kroiter, and costumes by Bobby Tilley II. The show stars: Becca Blackwell, David DeNicolo, Alexandra Elliot, Jeffrey Frace, Joe Goodrich, John Postley, Ashlee Temple, Tony Torn, Jennifer Woodward.