The monthly event will feature new works by playwrights, poets, short story writers and essayists. The series is scheduled to kick off Aug. 31 at 7 PM with works by Joe Barone, Phil Geoffrey Bond, Ethan Kanfer, Josh Mcilvain, Bill Russell and Kyle Spearman. Each writer will present ten minutes worth of new material. Barone will offer ten minutes from his play Sandspots; Bond will read from his short story "My Friend"; Kanfer will present ten minutes from the play Tea Party; Mcilvain will offer his comic monologue "Cruise Ship"; Side Show's Russell will share some of his poetry; and Spearman will present ten minutes from his play Menu Driven.
Bond and Russell will present their work themselves, while actors will perform the other plays.
The Daryl Roth Theatre is located at 101 E. 15th Street. There is a $7 cover charge and a two-drink minimum for each evening. Call (212) 375-1110, ext. 3 for reservations or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.