"The New Face of Drama: Eight Rising Theater Stars" will be held at The 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, at 8 PM. The discussion is part of the "Makor Around Town" series.
Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive, The Baltimore Waltz), the event will feature:Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, Eurydice), whose Dead Man's Cell Phone will have its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in February 2008.Obie Award winner Adam Bock (Swimming in the Shallows, The Thugs), whose The Drunken City will have its New York City premiere at Playwrights Horizons in March 2008.
Kate Fodor (Hannah and Martin), whose new play 100 Saints You Should Know kicks off the season with its world premiere, beginning previews Aug. 24.Jordan Harrison (Act a Lady, Finn in the Underworld), whose Doris to Darlene, A Cautionary Valentine will have its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in November 2007.Sarah Treem (Mirror, Mirror; Empty Sky), whose A Feminine Ending will have its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in October 2007.Two-time Olivier Award nominee John Dempsey (The Witches of Eastwick), who co-wrote the book and lyrics for the new musical Saved, which will have its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in May 2008.Obie Award winner Michael Friedman (the Civilians, the recent Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare in the Park), who wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics for Saved.
Obie Award winner Rinne Groff (The Ruby Sunrise, "Weeds"), who co-wrote the book and lyrics for Saved. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.92y.org, by phone at (212) 415-5500 or in person at The 92nd Street Y.
For more information visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.