Atlantic's One-Act Fest 10x25 Has New Plays by Ethan Coen, David Auburn, David Mamet, Tina Howe

News   Atlantic's One-Act Fest 10x25 Has New Plays by Ethan Coen, David Auburn, David Mamet, Tina Howe
Atlantic Theater Company has announced internationally-known playwrights, actors, directors and designers for its 10x25 collection of 25 ten-minute plays to run May 18-June 26. John Guare, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Tina Howe, Jeff Whitty are among participating writers.

David Auburn
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The works will be offered in three separate series presented at Atlantic Stage 2. This all-commissioned one-act festival by 25 playwrights who have been produced by Off-Broadway's ATC since 1985 concludes the company's 25th anniversary season.

According to ATC, "10x25 will unite and reunite Atlantic ensemble members, playwrights, and frequent guest actors and directors in three separate offerings of ten minute plays, which will run the gamut of theatrical styles and content."

10x25 will feature new works by David Auburn, Leslie Ayvazian, Annie Baker, Stephen Belber, Bekah Brunstetter, Moira Buffini, Jez Butterworth, Ethan Coen, Kia Corthron, Tom Donaghy, John Guare, Kevin Heelan, Tina Howe, Craig Lucas, David Mamet, Peter Parnell, David Pittu, Keith Reddin, Kate Robin, Kate Moira Ryan, Edwin Sanchez, Sam Shepard, Lucy Thurber, Jeff Whitty and Bill Wrubel.

Featured actors include Talia Balsam, Reed Birney, Kate Blumberg, Larry Bryggman, Michael Chernus, Nick Choksi, John Early, Kathryn Erbe, Aaron Farenback-Brateman, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann, Glenn Fitzgerald, David Fonteno, Lisa Gorlitsky, Zackary Grady, Kristin Griffith, Rick Holmes, Michelle Hurst, Kristen Johnston, Jordan Lage, Peter Maloney, Mary McCann, Ben McKenzie, Rod McLachlan, Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Park, Mary Beth Peil, David Pittu, Susan Pourfar, Omar Sangare, Christa Scott-Reed, Danielle Slavick, Joey Slotnick, Greg Stuhr, Ray Anthony Thomas, Maria Tucci and Jeff Whitty, with direction by Leslie Ayvazian, Annie Baker, Jaime Castaneda, Jackson Gay, Hilary Hinckle, Karen Kohlhaas, Matt McGrath, Christian Parker, Neil Pepe, David Pittu, Anya Saffir, Lucie Tiberghien, Todd Weeks and Scott Zigler.

The creative team includes scenic designer Riccardo Hernandez, costume designer Katja Andreiev, lighting designer Eric Southern and sound designer Tony Smolenski IV. 10x25 runs at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street) in three series, May 18-June 26. Each series runs two weeks: Wednesday-Sunday at 7:30 the first week, Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 the second week, with Saturday and Sunday matinees each week at 2:30.

May 18-29

The Redeemers by Ethan Coen
Directed by Neil Pepe
With Michael Chernus, Tim Blake Nelson, Greg Stuhr

Posh Pill by Kia Corthron
Directed by Karen Kohlhaas
With Lisa Gorlitsky, Kristin Griffith, Michelle Hurst, Peter Maloney, Christa Scott-Reed

In a Linguistics Class by David Mamet
Directed by Jaime Castaneda
With Zackary Grady, Jordan Lage

Master Class with Cassiopeia O'Hara by Kate Moira Ryan
Directed by Christian Parker
With Kristen Johnston

Elzbieta by John Guare
Directed by Neil Pepe
With Glenn Fitzgerald and Omar Sangare

Various Rigors by Stephen Belber
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
With Michael Chernus and Mary McCann

Marriage by Lucy Thurber
Directed by Hilary Hinckle
With Mikaela Feely-Lehmann, Kristin Griffth, Peter Maloney, Ben McKenzie

Jacob Sterling, Distinguished Alumnus by David Pittu
Directed by David Pittu
With Aaron Farenback-Brateman, David Pittu

June 1-12

Practice by Annie Baker
Directed by Annie Baker
With Reed Birney, Michael Chernus, Nick Choksi, Mary McCann, Susan Pourfar, Danielle Slavick

The Naked Eye by Jez Butterworth
Directed by Neil Pepe
Cast TBA

The New Paradigm by Keith Reddin
Directed by Neil Pepe
With Larry Bryggman, Rod McLachlan, Stephen Park

Caution: This Bus Kneels. Stand Clear by Tina Howe
Directed by Christian Parker
With Kate Blumberg, Larry Bryggman, David Fonteno, Mary Beth Peil, Susan Pourfar, Joey Slotnick

The Sell by Craig Lucas
Directed by Neil Pepe
With Talia Balsam, Mary McCann

Smiling by Edwin Sanchez
Directed by Jaime Castaneda
With Reed Birney, Michael Chernus

There You Are by Leslie Ayvazian
Directed by Leslie Ayvazian
With Mary Beth Peil, Maria Tucci

This Backstage Life by Bill Wrubel
Directed by Todd Weeks
With Kate Blumberg, Larry Bryggman, John Early, Rick Holmes, Rod McLachlan, and Mary Beth Peil

June 15-26

Two Dads by David Auburn
Director TBA Cast TBA

I Need a Quote by Tom Donaghy
Directed by Anya Saffir
Cast TBA

Sold by Moira Buffini
Directed by Scott Zigler
With Kathryn Erbe

Run by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jackson Gay
Cast TBA

As Himself by Kevin Heelan
Directed by Christian Parker
With Ray Anthony Thomas

Dada Woof Papa Hot by Peter Parnell
Directed by Jackson Gay
Cast TBA

Inside Play by Kate Robin
Directed by Anya Saffir
Cast TBA

Evanescence by Sam Shepard
Directed by Neil Pepe
Cast TBA

In Which I Tender My Resignation by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Matt McGrath
With Jeff Whitty

Atlantic Stage 2 is located at 330 W. 16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets for 10x25 are $55 and available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 (



ATC's current mainstage production, at the borrowed space of New York Theatre Workshop, is the U.S. premiere of Through a Glass Darkly, a stage version of Ingmar Bergman's Academy Award-winning film.

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