Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the initial list of performers participating in the return of its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Poetic Justice on Monday evening, October 22.
The line-up of performers is set to include Christine Lahti (the Playwrights Horizons productions of The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway and Hooters, Dr. Kathryn Austin on “Chicago Hope,” Oscar for directing the short Lieberman in Love, Oscar nomination for Best Featured Actress for Swing Shift), Campbell Scott (On the Bum at PH, Longtime Companion, The Atheist), Zachary Booth (Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I and Prayer for My Enemy at PH, the current Keep the Lights On, “Damages”), Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke (The Savannah Disputation at PH, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Into the Woods), Kathleen McElfresh (Present Laughter on Broadway, “Royal Pains”), Karl Miller (Completeness at PH) and Richard Thieriot (PH’s Clybourne Park on Broadway). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
This year’s event will feature new works by eight artists, including seven of the theater’s alumni writers. The evening will consist of new short plays by Tony Award nominee and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Robin Baitz (The Substance of Fire at Playwrights Horizons), Obie Award winner Neal Bell (Spatter Pattern at PH), Jessica Goldberg (Refuge at PH), Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge (Milk Like Sugar at PH), Itamar Moses (Completeness at PH), Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park at PH); and a musical piece by Todd Almond (Melancholy Play at 13P) and Tony Award nominee and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man’s Cell Phone at PH). STORIES ON 5 STORIES will take place at Playwrights Horizons’ home at 416 West 42nd Street, and will benefit The company’s annual programs and productions.
Each play will be performed in a different, unconventional space throughout all five stories of Playwrights Horizons’ home at 416 West 42nd Street, and the entire evening will benefit The company’s developmental programs and productions.
Once again, Playwrights Horizons is pleased to offer a special online auction to give one attendee the chance to create a role in one of the evening’s new playlets. Up for auction is a walk-on role in the new work by Ms. Greenidge, starring Ms. Lahti. To bid, visitwww.biddingforgood.com/playwrightshorizons now through Tuesday, October 16.