AracaWorks Reading Series to Present New Plays by Kotis, Hinderaker, Trieschmann, Norman and Akhtar

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AracaWorks, a five-day series of new play readings, will take place Dec. 6-10 at 7 PM at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

The scheduled readings follow:

Written and directed by Greg Kotis
Dec. 6
"Somebody's dirtying up the salad bars of New York. It'll take a dirty cop to find out who."

Suicide, Incorporated
Written by Andrew Hinderaker
Directed by Doug Hughes
Dec. 7
“It's been a tough week at work. Profits are down, lawsuits are up, and you totally forgot to bring something to staff potluck. Worst of all, your boss suspects that you're trying to ruin the company by keeping its clients alive.”

How the World Began
Written by Catherine Trieschmann
“When Manhattanite Susan Pierce accepts a job teaching biology in Plainview, Kansas, she's ready for more than a little culture shock, but she's not prepared for the violent controversy that seizes the town when she makes an off-handed comment about the origins of the universe.”

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
Written by Robert Zander Norman
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
(Winning Entry in the AracaWorks Undergraduate Playwriting Contest)
“Clay, a nine-year-old boy, fantasizes about becoming a noble cowboy like his Wild West heroes from books and movies. When he is confronted with schoolyard outlaws, he is forced to summon the strength of his idols in order to find out who he really is.” Disgraced
Written by Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Will Frears
“When Amir Randawa — an affluent Muslim-American lawyer married to the gorgeous (and white) Emily — finds out he’s been passed up at his law firm for a partnership he’s long been expecting, the wheels come off. Over the course of a single evening, the truism that whatever you deny in yourself will eventually surface and dominate you finds a particularly dramatic enactment.”

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street. Although admission is free, reservations are suggested. To make reservations, visit

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