Off the Page
We are presenting a play reading series, Off the Page, directed by Joan Kane at Torn Page, the Rip Torn/Geraldine Page family home 435 West 22 St, NYC. For reservations, text name and number of seats to (646) 246-4131. All readings begin at 8:00 pm. Please do not arrive before 7:30 pm.
The next reading will be:
Faire by Annette Storckman, September 9 at 8:00 pm.
When the Queen quits mid-season, the Ren Faire Artistic Director, Dan, must navigate a web of sexual and professional politics to find her replacement. The clearest choice is head wench, Nikki, but when Dan sets his eyes on her protegee– Mary, egos are bruised, plots are laid, and crushes are betrayed. A comedy with music, the play aims to discuss how women’s ambitions are valued, as well as capture the particular charm (and pettiness) of Renaissance Faire culture.
Ego Actus will present Almost 13 written and performed by Joan Kane.
This is a solo adaptation of the memories of a young girl’s hot, sweaty summer in Brooklyn. Can she survive being caught between a disintegrating family at home and racial violence on the streets? All she wants to do is jump in the waves at Coney Island and see the fireworks. Joan wrote the original 15 character play at the LaMama playwriting symposium in Umbria, Italy.
There is only one performance scheduled, September 24 at 7:30 pm in the United Solo festival at Theatre Row, 410 west 42nd St, NY 10036. Tickets are available now on sale through Telecharge, see United Solo at www.telecharge.com or (212) 239‑6200 and at the Theatre Row Box Office.
She was a Kintsugi girl. Like ceramics repaired with gold, emotional breakage is part of her history, not something to hide.