Pablo Schreiber and Mamie Gummer Will Improv Blind Dates at PS122

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As part of the tenth edition of COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and Parkside Lounge present the New York premiere of The Blind Date Project by Australia’s Ride On Theatre. 

Australian Film Institute and TV actress Bojana Novakovic (“Rake,” “Shameless”) will play Anna, a woman waiting at a karaoke bar for her date to arrive. According to PS122, each night a different performer will join Anna for an entirely improvised, intensely personal interaction – including karaoke numbers. Guided only by text messages, phone calls and random songs, each blind date promises to be bizarre as it is dangerous. “Things may turn out to be humiliating, tender or totally hot.”

Performers set to participate include Tony-nominated Pablo Schreiber (Awake and Sing!, “Orange is the New Black,” “The Wire”), Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife”), Christopher Abbott (“Girls”), Charlie Carver (“Desperate Housewives”), Anson Mount (“Hell on Wheels”), Frederick Weller (Mothers and Sons) and Reggie Watts (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”). Additional participants will be announced at a later date.

Performances will run Jan. 7-17, 2015, at Parkside Lounge.

The Blind Date Project was created by Mark Winter and Bojana Novakovic, one of the founding members of Ride On Theatre, a collective of Australian theatre artists. According to the company, “The premise of their work is to bring a potentially disastrous idea to manifestation and see what comes of it.”

PS122 presents and commissions artists from diverse genres, cultures and perspectives, whose work challenges the boundaries of live performance. Parkside Lounge is located at 317 E Houston St, Manhattan. Tickets are available online at ps122.org and by phone at (212) 352-3101. 

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