The seventh-annual Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival will present four original plays at the East 13th Street Theater from August 9th to August 11th.
Solely produced and written by playwrights from Mac Wellman’s Brooklyn College MFA program, this year’s Weasel festival features talented alumni LaShea Delaney, Paul Ketchum, Megan Murtha and Mark Sitko with director Jose Zayas. Curzio Malaparte’s The Skin and Kaputt were the jumping off points for a whimsically disturbing theatrical landscape filled with dying soldiers, dining German aristocrats, disgruntled prostitutes, playful sisters and a dog. All four playwrights have written wonderful, disturbing, exciting, funny, sad and innovative plays that explore different aspects of war, moral collapse and humanity.
LOCATION: East 13th Street Theatre, 136 East 13th St
(btwn. 3rd & 4th Ave - 4, 5, 6, N, R train to 14th St, Union Sq)
DATES/TIMES: Thurs. August 9, Fri. August 10 & Sat. August 11 @ 8 pm
TICKETS: $18/15 students, reserve tickets at email@example.com
Each night features all four new plays:
The King of Poland: By Paul Ketchum
“Nazis had lots of dinner parties, and they talked about knitting, carrying the new baby Jesus, and how Hitler is actually the mother of the German people.”
II Gradoni di Chiaia: By Megan Murtha
“In the face of war and a volcanic eruption, can alleviation for a group of women be found in a can of Spam? The jelly fish might know the answer...”
Among the Bugs and Crows: By LaShea Delaney
“Oh how hard it is being a woman!”
Febo, Spaghetti and Spam: By Mark Sitko;
“My dog has gone missing, and this boy is sure to die.”
The experimental Brooklyn College MFA program, led by the celebrated playwright Mac Wellman, has decisively shaped New York downtown theatre over the last 10 years. Alumni of the program include Thomas Bradshaw, Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee and Ken Urban. The program has spawned the annual Weasel Festival, now in its seventh year, as a vital breeding ground for new work. Previous playwright/producers include Normandy Sherwood, Erin Courtney, Kate Ryan, Scott Adkins, Sibyl Kempson, Richard Toth, Bianca Bagatourian, Susan Dunlap, Trish Harnetiaux, Laura Jones-Katz, Karinne Keithley, Matt Korahais, Kristen Kosmas, Valerie Work, Corina Copp and Kobun Kaluza.