Naked Angels artistic director Geoffrey Nauffts has announced the creation of a workshop that will present free staged readings of new American plays in various stages of development. Angels in Progress will be in residence for two weeks at the New School for Drama (151 Bank Street).
Angels in Progress, running May 28-June 9, boasts a roster of participants – some of whom are Angels founding members – including Casey Affleck, John Robin Baitz, Josh Hamilton, Kyle Jarrow, Kristen Johnston, Doug Paulson, Larry Pine, Theresa Rebeck and Elizabeth Swados.
The program for Angels in Progress follows:
Directed by Trip Cullman.
Featuring Matthew Broderick and Barrett Foa.
"A delicious tasting menu of four courses by John Robin Baitz." (May 28, 3PM & 7 PM)
By Nicole Burdette, directed by Pippin Parker.
Featuring Marisa Tomei.
"A woman revisits her past with an Irish American family in this classic drama investigating the human condition." (May 29, 2 PM)
Written by and featuring Jane Amelia Larson.
Directed by Charlie Stratton.
"A frequently hilarious, eye-opening look into the power and reach of the Saudi royal family and their American 'friends.'" (May 29, 7 PM)
Written and directed by Keith Bunin and Stephen Belber.
Featuring Mia Barron, Bunin and Belber.
"Two brothers hash it out in this funny, moving, and profane debate on what it means to make a difference in the world." (May 30, 3 PM)
Written and directed by Elizabeth Swados.
Featuring David Driver, Chris Gleim, Blythe Gruda, Simotra Houston, Jo Lampert and Grace McLean, Caitlin Mulhern, Jeremy Pasha, Doug Paulson and Rachel Stern.
"Rock stars started falling like second lieutenants, what I'd thought of as two obsessions was really one." (May 30, 7 PM)
Written by Daniel Reitz.
Directed by Geoffrey Nauffts.
Featuring Peter Frechette, Larry Pine and Chris Stack.
"The impending death of a world-famous painter brings out primal instincts in the three generations of men around him." (June 2, 3 PM and 7 PM)
By Kyle Jarrow.
Directed by Pippin Parker.
Featuring Louisa Krause.
"A darkly funny, provocative new play about blame and the struggle to survive tragedy." (June 3, 3 PM)
Written by Theresa Rebeck.
Directed by Doug Hughes.
Featuring Danny Gerroll and Laila Robins.
"Did they or didn't they? In this dark comedy, suspicions of infidelity fracture a weekend in the country and raise the question of whether cheating just might be a moral act." (June 5, 3 PM and 7 PM)
Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
Featuring Matthew Broderick, Josh Hamilton, Casey Affleck, Kristen Johnston and Bradley White.
"A disastrous mess from the 14th century." (June 6, 7 PM)
The Gospel According to Adam
Written by Geoffrey Nauffts.
Directed by Sheryl Kaller.
"In this poignant and often hilarious exploration of faith and reason in modern culture, one man struggles for salvation while the other hangs by a thread." (June 9, 7 PM) Founded in 1986, Naked Angels has presented the premieres of Warren Leight's Side Man, John Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire, Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger and David Marshall Grant's Snakebit.
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