Presented by Housing Works Used Book Café and Playwrights Horizons, the event will feature a discussion between Shinn and Bonney about the writing process, the collaboration between playwrights and directors and other topics. The evening will be moderated by New York Times culture reporter and playwright Jesse McKinley. Admission is free, but the donation of used books is encouraged. Shinn's plays include Where Do We Live, What Didn't Happen, Four and Other People. The New York premiere of On The Mountain, directed by Jo Bonney (Fat Pig, Stop Kiss, Living Out) opens Feb. 24 at Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater. Previews start Feb. 4.
In On the Mountain, "a former rock and roll wild child haunted by the suicide of a Seattle Rock Legend struggles with the rebellion of her iPod-obsessed teenage daughter. When rumors of the rock star's final, lost song bring a charming young man with questionable motives into the picture, an intriguing mystery begins to unfold."
The cast includes Tony Award nominee Amy Ryan (The Women, Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, The Sisters Rosensweig), Alison Pill, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and James Lloyd Reynolds.
Housing Works Used Book Café is at 126 Crosby Street (one block east of Broadway between Houston and Prince).
For information, call (212) 334-3324 or visit www.housingworksubc.com.
For additional information please visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.
Housing Works Used Book Café is an independent bookstore that presents great browsing, good coffee, the opportunity to hear from many of the best writers and performers in America, and the chance to make a difference in the fight against AIDS and Homelessness, in New York City and the world. It's a non-profit bookstore and relies entirely on donations for its stock, as well as on volunteers to help run the store.
"We educate, inform, and involve our customers in the work of our parent organization, Housing Works, Inc., the nation's largest minority-controlled AIDS service provider. Housing Works provides housing, healthcare, job training, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS."