PLAYxPLAY is a free, monthly, staged-reading series that highlights the body of work of an emerging playwright by presenting an evening of their short works as directed by a rotating group of three directors and a company of collaborating actors. We offer audiences the rare opportunity to see a wide range of one writer's voice in one evening, while simultaneously offering the playwright the chance to see a variety of interpretations of their work by an array of artists.
The group is run by co-producers and resident directors: Jake Beckhard, Bryn Herdrich, and Lauren Zeftel.
-------- ABOUT THE FEATURED WRITER --------
NAZARETH HASSAN is a southern playwright, poet, essayist, and musician based in Brooklyn. He is the 2017 recipient of the Dramatist Guild Young Playwright Award and the 2019 recipient of the Himan Brown Writing Award. He has had work developed and produced by places including Horizon Theatre Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Emory University. He has been published by ThreadMag and Without Further Adu. He has performed music at venues including Boston Symphony Hall, Joe's Pub, Atlanta Symphony Hall, The Fox Theatre, and Lincoln Center. His play VANTABLACK is a 2019 Theatretreffen Stuckemarkt Selection in Berlin. His play "" will be performed in ANTfest on June 21. He is an MFA candidate in playwriting at Brooklyn College, where he is a Truman Capote Fellow.
-------- THE EVENING'S LINE UP --------
KYLE directed by Garrett Allen
TUESDAY NIGHT BUS SMELL directed by Jake Beckhard
LECTURES (On Joy) directed by Razghiem Golden
REVOLUTION directed by Miranda Haymon
LECTURES (On Failure) directed by William Alexander Runnels
Friday, April 12. 8pm.