Primary Stages Will Offer Free Readings of New Works at The Duke

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15 Aug 2014

ESPA Drills, a new play development program providing staged readings to four playwrights at Primary Stages, will be presented Aug. 18-19.



Presented by Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts, the plays are workshopped under the guidance of the ESPA staff.

All readings are free to the public and will be held at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street.

The lineup follows:

Mexico
By Rachael Jenison
Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Aug. 18 at 5 PM
With David Anzuelo, Elizabeth Belonzi, Stephen Dexter, Jessica Luck and John Wernke
"When one man can't eat, and the other can't stop, there's sure to be an epic food fight."

A Small History of Amal by Amal, Age 7
By Lindsay Joelle
Directed by Lisa Peterson

Aug. 18 at 8 PM
With Meetu Chilana, Sanjit DeSilva, Mahira Kakkar, Deepa Purohit, Debargo Sanyal, Vishal Vaidya and Stephen Alan Wilson
"It'll take a precocious seven-year-old and a little Bollywood magic for an atheist to make peace with the god of death."

The Amelia Episodes
By Kat Ramsburg
Directed by GT Upchurch

Aug. 19 at 5 PM
With Philip Guerette, Joel Haberli, Kathryn Kates, Brittany Lee McDonald and Molly Ward
"If you've been raised by Rachel, Monica, Lucy, and Roseanne, and your estranged mother reenters the picture, it's time to put down the remote."

Any Day Now
By Nat Cassidy
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Aug. 19 at 8 PM
With Heidi Armbruster, Mike Callahan, Chris Henry Coffey, Lynn Cohen, Johanna Day, Hannah Ginsberg, Michael Laurence, Kelley Rae O'Donnell, Colin Ryan and Amie Tedesco
"Family secrets never stay buried. Some even have teeth."

Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street at 229 West 42nd St. Reservations can be made by visiting primarystages.org/espadrills.