Angels Ajar offers an exclusive preview of brand-new, full-length work by Jon Robin Baitz (Other Desert Cities, Naked Angels Original Company Member, New School for Drama Faculty), Janine Nabers (New School for Drama MFA '08; 2011 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship) and Kirit Limperis (a participant from 3Thursdays, Naked Angels' public high school outreach program). Each presents excerpts from his or her latest works in process.
The event includes a pre-show reception beginning at 6:30 PM, prior to the reading at 7:30 PM.
Proceeds benefit the professional theatre artists, their new works and the New School students participating within Naked Angels' 2013-14 core programming.
Angels Ajar is one of the first events in the recently announced partnership between Naked Angels and The New School for Drama, which offers New School students the opportunity to train with Naked Angels through its development programs while providing the company with a home — the New School's Bank Street complex — to produce its dramatic works.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.