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Summer Harvest 2005


Benefit for New Play Development at New Perspectives Theatre Company

Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 6 PM; $20 suggested donation

Meet the artists, get a sneak peek at the 2005 Summer Harvest selections, eat, drink, listen to music, and support the Program by attending a party!

 

GHOSTS IN BROOKLYN by Carmen Rivera

A Staged Reading directed by Ariel Nazryan

Friday, August 26, 2005 at 7 PM

OBIE-winning playwright Carmen Rivera (LA GRINGA) explores the last hours of a woman fighting for her life and love.  A true story of one of your neighbors in New York City.  Expanded from the short play THIS REALLY HAPPENED IN BROOKLYN, presented in Summer Harvest 2004.

 

Public Forum:  Reparations

Hosted by NPT’s GhostLight

Saturday, August 27, 2005 from Noon to 3 PM

Join GhostLight, NPT’s original work department, for an open discussion and writing workshop on the issue of US Reparations.  Parts of the discussions and written materials will be used to create the upcoming three-part theatrical series, REPARATIONS: BAD PARTS OF GOOD PEOPLE, THE BIG LIE, and BANG, in the 2005-2006 season.

 

FLOOR SHOW IN THE SWEET LIFE by Louise Schwarz

A Staged Reading directed by Ariel Nazryan

Sunday, August 28 at 7 PM

A mother must choose between her children:  Her retarded son and her daughter he tortured as a child.  What is unconditional love?  A risky and hilarious exploration of family and forgiveness, and everything we don’t discuss around the Thanksgiving table.

 

EVERYWHERE SOMEWHERE HERE: LETTERS FROM ISRAEL & PALESTINE by Benji Rogers

A Work-in-Progress directed by Melody Brooks

Monday, August 29 at 7 PM

Based on letters, photography, video, and personal accounts from the writer’s trip to the Middle East last summer, EVERYWHERE SOMEWHERE HERE is a multimedia work-in-progress that translates the sights and sounds of the struggle between Israel & Palestine into a staged theatre event.