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News Launch of New Play Anthology Offers Performances and Playwrights
The launch party for the 2006 edition of the annual play anthology "Plays and Playwrights," published by New York Theatre Experience, will take place at Manhattan's Ohio Theatre on March 7.

As always, the volume is edited by Martin Denton, who also selected its contents from the myriad of Off-Off-Broadway premieres he attends each year. Denton is the longtime editor of the theatre website

This year's scripts include:

  • The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder by Alec Duffy
  • Burning The Old Man by Kelly McAllister
  • Self At Hand by Jack Hanley
  • The Expense of Spirit by Josh Fox
  • Paradise  by Glyn O'Malley
  • Yit, Ngay (One, Two)  by Michael Lew
  • Pulling the Lever by Rising Circle Theater Collective
  • The Position by Kevin Doyle
  • The Dirty Talk by Michael Puzzo
  • First Time Out of Bounds by P. Seth Bauer
  • Aurolac Blues by Saviana Stanescu
  • The Whore of Sheridan Square by Michael Baron The launch event will feature appearances by each of the playwrights included in the anthology as well as performances from several of the plays. The event is open to the general public and admission is free. Also promised: refreshments, door prizes and "first-time-anywhere news about two upcoming NYTE endeavors."


    The series began in 2000 and is now seven books old. Denton—a former full time accountant from the Washington, D.C. area, who halted a successful career with the Marriott Hotel chain to cover theatre non stop—hatched the idea after he realized that many of the small, black box plays he saw, and admired, would likely never see the light of day again. What to do? Why, publish them of course, with the hope that other theatres would produce the work. Thus, an independent theatre imprint was born. The book retails $17 and will be available at bookstores and online at and  For more information contact

    For more information about the event, please call (212) 217-9627 or visit

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