CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES
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 from audience response. Be sure to check
www.theaterforthenewcity.net for details about upcoming readings. Please
NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS:
Next Reading Monday, June 30th at 7:00pm
Wine and Cheese. COME EAT AND DRINK WITH US AND MEET THE WRITER!
Suggested Contribution: $5
BODY OF WORDS
By: Vincent Sessa
Two strangers- an older man, a young man- meet on a deserted stretch of beach at the end of a summer day. Each in his way has traveled a great, lonely distance away from family and in search of home. A sexual contract is established between them, to be fulfilled by dawn. They will part ways then forever. But suspicion and violence ensue, and by the morning's first light, something like recognition exists between them. The two men are changed forever.
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Vincent Sessa (playwright) Vincent Sessa is the author of a body of plays, various in subject and manner. All evoke the human condition through portrayals of men and women in personal, often political struggle. He has just completed his 26th play.
He has had several New York and metropolitan area showcases. His play A Child's Guide to Innocence was produced by New Jersey Repertory, and again most recently in 2013 by Snowlion Repertory in Portland, Maine. His play Moral & Political Lessons on "Wyoming" will be produced by Snowlion Repertory in November at Portland Stage.
Mr. Sessa is an alumni member of New York's MCC's Playwrights' Coalition and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
He is most grateful for the reading of Body of Words at Theater For The New City.
Cyndy A. Marion (Director) is the Producing Artistic Director of the White Horse Theater Company. WHTC directing credits include: I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow, ‘night, Mother, Suddenly Last Summer, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, Small Craft Warnings, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, Buried Child, The Late Henry Moss, States of Shock, A Lie of the Mind, True West and workshop productions of HALF and Freezer Dreams. Other directing credits include: the world premieres of The Book of Lambert and MINA by Obie-winner Leslie Lee (La MaMa E.T.C.), PB&J (NYC Int’l Fringe Festival), La Turista (Michael Chekhov Theatre), Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry (Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre), Last Train to Nibroc (ATA), Twelve Angry Men and Fighting The Gorilla (Riant Theatre), and The Mandala (White Heron Inc.). Cyndy holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College where she was the 2001 recipient of the Joel Zwick Scholarship in directing. She is currently writing/developing her first full-length play You Are Perfect about Manson family member Susan Atkins. Cyndy is a member of The Players and SDC and was named one of nytheatre.com's “People of the Year” for 2007. www.whitehorsetheater.com
FUTURE NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS :
2014/2015 New City, New Blood readings season will begin in September or October 2014. The selection process is ongoing.