In celebration of the festival's conclusion, the Public has invited all of the theatre companies involved in 365 Days/365 Plays nationwide to take part in the Nov. 11 and 12 performances.
The final plays in the cycle include The Sin Collector, Puja Play for Sri Ganesha, 7-Eleven, All Good Things Must Come To An End, 9-11, Talkback, The Blank Before The World, and 365 Days/365 Plays: A Play Within A Play. Joanna Settle, who helmed productions of In Darfur for the Public, will direct the concluding performances on Nov. 11 at 7 PM.
On Nov. 12, the Public will again present Parks' last eight plays of her cycle, as well as the final presentations of the 365 Days/365 Plays from Rebel Theater company, HERE Arts Center and Pig Iron Theatre Company. The performance will begin at 7 PM with a reception to follow featuring playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.
The theatre companies taking part in the Nov. 11 and 12 culmination of 365 Days/365 Plays include the 52nd Street Project, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, Banana Bag and Bodice, Barrow Street Theatre, Blue Box Productions, Boomerang Theater Company, Brick Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Clubbed Thumb, Collaboration Town, Dixon Place, Drama League Directors Project, Engine 37, Epic Theatre Center, Faux-Real Theatre Company, Galapagos Art Space, Gansfield Theatre Company, Guerrilla Girls on Tour, HERE Arts Center, Hoi Polloi, Hourglass Group, INTAR Theatre, LAByrinth Theater Company, LightBox, Ma-Yi Theater Company, MUD/BONE, Naked Angels, New Dance Group Arts Center, New Georges, The New Group, New York Neo-Futurists, New York Theatre Workshop, Partial Comfort Productions, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Polybe + Seats, Pregones Theater, Queens Theatre in the Park, RACCA’s Seaport Salon, Rebel Theater Company Inc., Rising Phoenix Repertory, Robot Vs. Dinosaur, Salt Theater, scenedowntown, Shakespeare Lab at The Public Theater, SITI Company, SLANT Theatre Project, TADA! Youth Theater, The Tank, The TEAM, Temporary Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Universes, Untitled Theater Company #61 and viBe Theater Experience.
In 2002 Suzan-Lori Parks conceptualized writing one play a day for an entire year – the result was the play cycle 365 Days/365 Plays in which some plays are no more than a page long, while others are more fully realized. The grass roots play cycle is currently being produced nationwide by over 600 participating theatres. The Public Theater, which leads the New York component of 365 Days/365 Plays, gathered 65 theatre companies who offered their unique interpretations of Parks' work at venues across the city during the past year.
Suzan-Lori Parks is a Pulitzer Prize winner for her play Topdog/Underdog, which was produced at The Public. Her other works include Fucking A, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom, The America Play, Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and In The Blood, among others.
Information regarding Suzan-Lori Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays is available at www.365days365plays.com.