By Carey Purcell
17 Feb 2014
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The program, which which produces short plays by prominent, contemporary American playwrights for a national audience via public radio and the Internet, will feature Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Glengarry Glen Ross), Julie Halston (The Divine Sister, The Tribute Artist), Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Old Hats), Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo (Freak, Ghetto Klown), Rosie Perez (The Ritz, Reckless) and Nilaja Sun.
Hosted and moderated by Playing on Air's founder and producer Claudia Catania, the event will feature works by David Lindsay-Abaire, Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and David Graziano March 24. The March 31 program will include writings by John Guare, David Ives and Jacquelyn Reingold.
"Radio, like reading, invites its audience's imagination," Catania said in a statement. "We think the wedding of radio and theatre, which certainly has an illustrious history, can be reinvented and made to respond to the rhythms and habits of tech-savvy consumers today."
Visit playingonair.org for more information.