Presented by Sixdollarsinmypocket productions, the new play will be directed by Anjali Vashi. The cast will comprise Jenny Bennett, Claudeen Benoit, Angela Bonacci, Ruben Celeberti, Jennifer Leigh Cohen, Tim Dax, Sam Ghosh, William S. Huntley III, Sandhya Jain, Max Jenkins, Haerry Kim, Aryeh Lappin, Franco Pristritto, Rachel Popson, Casey Robinson, Jerilyn Sackler, Bobby Savage, Lauren Sharpe, Chandra Thomas, Nitya Vidyasagar, and Annie Yim.
In a statement playwright Mee said, "I am so pleased that Coney Island Avenue is being produced that it's all I talk about with my friends. Knowing Anjali Vashi, I'm very excited to see what I know will be a completely fabulous production, brought to life by a very diverse and interesting group of artists."
Coney Island Avenue, according to press notes, "is an explosion of spoken word performance, film, live and recorded music and dance. It is a piece that takes an acute look into the varied lives and ever day struggles of the dynamic and diverse population of Brooklyn, New York in 2009."
The creative team also includes Sarah Huddleston (sound design), Shane Terenzi (technical direction), Hwi Won Lee (costume design), Dans Sheehan (lighting design), Chris Zalewski (filmogropher/film production) and Bobby Savage (choreography). Vanessa Poggioli is general production manager for the production, with Nicole Marconi serving as stage manager.
Talkbacks with playwright Charles L. Mee and artist Laurel Nakadate will take place following the Aug. 11 and 13 performances. New York Theater Workshop's 4th Street Theater is located at 83 East 4th Street. Tickets for all performances are $18 and are available at smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444.