NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES
For 35 years, Pulitzer Prize winning THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY has nurtured hundreds
of playwrights through its EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM. In June, 2006, we
launched NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD, a play reading series designed to serve our audiences
and writers even better. Curated by Michael Scott-Price, TNC Literary Manager, NEW CITY ,
NEW BLOOD will provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier stages of Development.
Audiences will get the opportunity to provide feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight
upcoming readings. Please join us!
NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS:
Next Reading Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00pm
Wine and Cheese. COME EAT AND DRINK WITH US AND MEET THE WRITER!
Suggested Contribution: $5
LET IT COME DOWN
By: EVE LEDERMAN
This reading presentation is directed by FRANK M. CALO
Rachel is exploring family secrets with her maternal therapist, but when the doctor faces a
lawsuit for abruptly terminating treatment, she paints Rachel as violent and an explosive, life-
altering battle ensues. Inspired by deposition transcripts from a malpractice case, this tale of
betrayal ignites a dialogue about the dynamics of therapy and the blurry line between
obsession and love.
JENNIFER PIECH (Marilyn)*
FRANCILE ALBRIGHT (Rachel)*
KELLY JEAN CLAIR (Sharon)*
DAVID SITLER (Stan/Jerome)*
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association
EVE LEDERMAN (Playwright)
Eve’s essays have been featured in The New York Times and her memoir Letters from My
Sister: On Life, Love and Hair Removal, was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014. The
New York Times City section editor hailed the book as “a warm slice of life on the edge, with
an edge.” Eve is also a monologist and has performed at The Players Club, The Bryant Park
Reading Room and the Museum of Jewish Heritage where she was named one of “New York’s
best emerging Jewish artists.” Her storytelling can be heard on her CD Going Public. Eve’s
new play, The Unthinkable, is both elegy and eulogy to the death of a family. FRANK M.
CALO (Director) Frank is an independent Producer/Director. His film The Believer with Ryan
Gosling won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and his film Here and There with Cyndi Lauper
won Best NY Narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival. Frank has worked with Lions Gate and
New Line on films featuring Robert De Niro, Demi Moore and Mike Myers, and is one of the
few directors who studied privately under Elia Kazan. He is currently working on the TV pilot
FUTURE NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS :
2015/2016 New City, New Blood readings season began October 2015. The selection process