Spelling Bee's Ferguson Takes Part in March 28 "Plays and Playwrights" Reading

News   Spelling Bee's Ferguson Takes Part in March 28 "Plays and Playwrights" Reading Jesse Tyler Ferguson, soon to star on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will be taking part in a March 28 reading from the 2005 edition of the play anthology series "Plays and Playwrights."

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Also participating are Sarah Knowlton (On the Town, La Terresse) and Arthur Aulisi (The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite German Leider). Also appearing are Stan Lachow, Jessica Dickey, Tom Demenkoff, Keith Fasciani, Michelle Maxson, John Bixler, Brett Friedmann, Adam Perabo and Temar Underwood.

The event will take place at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, 236 West 78th Street, at 7 PM. It is free and open to the public.

Plays being read include Mick Just Shrugs by Brian Dykstra, CUTRS by Allison Moore, Walking to America by Alberto Bonilla, Elephant by Margie Stokley and Odysseus Died From AIDS by Stephen Svoboda.

Plays and Playwrights 2005 is the sixth volume in New York Theatre Experience's annual series of new works by emerging playwrights.

The series began in 2000 and is now six books old. It was started and is still edited by Martin Denton, the founder and executive director of New York Theatre Experience, a New York-based theatre website that includes reviews, features and listings of Gotham productions. Denton—a former full-time accountant from the Washington, D.C. area, who halted a successful career with the Marriott Hotel chain to cover theatre non stop—hatched the idea after he realized that many of the small, black box plays he saw, and admired, would likely never see the light of day again. What to do? Why, publish them of course, with the hope that other theatres would produce the work. Thus, an independent theatre imprint was born.