Stafford-Clark Directs Feehily's Think Global for Irish Rep Reading March 27

News   Stafford-Clark Directs Feehily's Think Global for Irish Rep Reading March 27
Stella Feehily's Think Global, F**k Local gets a free public reading by Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan at 3 PM March 27.

Out of Joint artistic director Max Stafford-Clark (The Overwhelming, Shopping and F**king) directs a cast that includes Denis Butkus (Othello, The Coast of Utopia), Chris Chalk (Ruined, The Overwhelming), Maria Dizzia (The Drunken City, Eurydice), Lisa Joyce (That Pretty, Pretty; Or, the Rape Play, Red Light Winter), Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire, Palace of the End), Matthew Rauch (Prelude to a Kiss, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) and Mickey Sumner (Rumspringa, "Last Chance Harvey").

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The reading of Think Global, F**k Local is being presented with the cooperation of Out of Joint. The play was presented last summer as part of the Royal Court's Rough Cut staged reading series.

Feehily is an actress and writer. Her short play Game was commissioned by Fishamble Theatre Company and premiered at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2003. Duck, her first full length play premiered in an Out of Joint and Royal Court co-production at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, July 2003, before playing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, The Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Court Theatre, London. Her second full-length play O Go My Man was co-produced by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre in January 2006 and was joint winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, 2007 (prize awarded to four writers). Catch (written with four other female playwrights) opened at the Royal Court in December 2006. She is currently under commission to the Royal Court Theatre, The National Theatre, Soho Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club. Dreams of Violence, her new play, opens at Soho Theatre in July 2009. MTC will present a public reading on March 30.

Stafford-Clark lives and works in London where he runs his own theatre company Out Of Joint. He began his career at The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh where he was the artistic director from 1968-1972. He founded Joint Stock in 1982. From 1979 to 1993 he ran London's Royal Court Theatre. During this time he initiated an exchange program with Joseph Papp's Public Theater, which brought a number of his productions to New York including Top Girls, Tom and Viv, Rat In The Scull, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Serious Money. The Irish Repertory Theatre is at 132 West 22nd Street.

The Irish Repertory Theatre "encourages the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures."

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