Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer) today announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series. The Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation has supported Manhattan Theatre Club's reading series since 2006.
The readings begin Monday, March 12 at 7 PM and will be held on consecutive Mondays through April 23. The readings will take place at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please visit http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/7@7 or call (212) 399-3000 x 4163.
Now in its fourteenth year, this rehearsed reading series is dedicated to the support and development of innovative new work.
Several plays developed in 7@7 have gone on to full productions at MTC, including David Auburn's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof, Joe Hortua's Between Us, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Based on a Totally True Story and Molly Smith Metzler'sClose Up Space (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist).
7@7 plays that have been produced elsewhere in New York and around the country include Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys And True,Heidi Schreck's There Are No More Big Secrets, Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange, Julia Cho's Durango,David Adjmi's Stunning, Naomi Iizuka's Strike-Slip, Adam Rapp's Red Light Winter, Theresa Rebeck's The Scene, Eric Simonson's Fake, Jonathan Caren's The Recommendation and The Civilians' The Great Immensity.
Below is the schedule for the Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series. Please note: each reading starts at 7 PM.
March 12: DEATH OF THE AUTHOR by Steven Drukman directed by Lynne Meadow
At a university for the privileged, adjunct professor Jeff Egan detects something unusual about a paper submitted by Bradley, a legacy student a week away from graduation and parental approval. Jeff's discovery sets in motion a series of events that challenges each man's assumptions about the other--uncovering their past while potentially threatening their future. A smart and probing new drama about academia, class, and conscience.
Steven Drukman was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2003. His play The Prince of Atlantis will premiere at South Coast Repertory this spring.
March 19: PHAEDRA by Adam Bock directed by Trip Cullman