MTC announces Ted Snowdon Reading Series

2/22/2017 2:47pm

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Prod) has announced the lineup for this spring’s Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. The readings kick off Mon March 13 and will be held on consecutive Mondays through April 3. The readings will take place at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th St). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs (212/399-3000 x4163) are required. Now in its 19th year, this rehearsed reading series is dedicated to the support and development of innovative new work, offering each playwright a week-long rehearsal period with directors and actors. The following is the 2017 Ted Snowdon Reading Series schedule. March 13 at 4:00 PM: The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess, directed by Mike Donahue. Zoe, a biracial student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power. March 20 at 4:00 PM: The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane by Jen Silverman, directed by Saheem Ali. South African soccer phenomenon Noxolo has found safety and freedom in England through a soccer scholarship. But when her former love Pretty Mbane, who runs a secret safe house for lesbians, disappears during the World Cup, Noxolo risks everything to find out what’s happened to her. Enlisting the help of a British journalist, Noxolo embarks on a suspenseful mission to discover the truth – and faces parts of herself she thought she left behind. March 27 at 11:00 AM: to the yellow house by Kimber Lee. 1888. Paris and Provence. A failing artist in desperate pursuit of a new way of seeing, haunted by his past, and hoping to remake his future in the color and light of the south. At what point in an endless cycle of failures do faith and persistence become delusion and foolishness? April 3 at 4:00 PM: Right to Be Forgotten by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Lynne Meadow. Derril made a mistake when he was 17 and he’s been trying to get it off the internet ever since. Enter Marta, an activist lawyer who sees Derril’s fight for privacy as her opportunity to make a mark in the digital age. But freedom of information is also big business and the tech companies aren’t going down without a fight. A Sneak Peek Developmental Workshop Reading will take place on March 27 at 4:00 pm: Fulfillment Center by Abe Koogler, directed by Daniel Aukin. In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer takes a job at a giant online retailer’s shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all.  For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com. Press contact: Boneau/Bryan-Brown (212/575-3030)...