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
from audience response. Be sure to check http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/ for details about
upcoming readings. Please join us!

NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS:
Next Reading Monday, May 16th at 7:00pm
Wine and Cheese. COME EAT AND DRINK WITH US AND MEET THE WRITER!
Suggested Contribution: $5
Edward IV Suffers No Fool
By: Richard Monetti
This reading presentation is directed by Peter Welch
Peter, an incorruptible court jester and trusted advisor to King Edward IV, faces the cutthroat machinations of English medieval court in his attempts to bring good government to the kingdom. His grand designs become further complicated as Edward marries a divisive, controlling commoner named Elizabeth, and deadly factions emerge in the name of Edward’s brother Richard and Elizabeth’s family. Plenty of latitude for irony of Shakespearian proportions, the king’s sudden death not only jeopardizes Peter’s family, but the inevitable power struggle threatens to eradicate any notions of civility as the king’s young son is left in the crossfire.
 
 Cast
Tom Paolino/King Edward http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0660057/
Alexandra Gemma Tebano/Elizabeth  http://alexandragemmatebano.squarespace.com/resume/
John Stagnari/Clarence  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1748097/
Ariel Urbas/Prince
Oev Urbas/Princess
Flo Ankah/Stage Direction http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2315743/
 
Marissa Mutascio/Extra parts http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3792532/
Keith DiRienzo/Extra Parts https://www.backstage.com/keithdirienzo/
Bios
Rich Monetti graduated from Plattsburgh State with a degree in Computer Science, but after 10 years in the field, he embarked on a writing career. First delving into sitcom writing, his spec script for That 70s Show reached the quarterfinals of the Austin Film Festival in 2002. Unfortunately, the honor went no further so he has worked as a freelance journalist since 2003.  His interest in storytelling was reenergized when covering the graduation ceremony at the School of Visual Arts in 2007 for Script Magazine. Russell Gewirtz, the keynote speaker and writer of Inside Man with Denzel Washington, revealed not only the credentials of a complete film novice but a degree in Computer Science. Definitively inspired, Monetti decided he should give script writing another go. His first play is based on a bestselling 1962 memoir entitled, Only You, Dick Daring and Edward IV Suffers no Foolfollowed a few years later.
Peter Welch is a New York City based multidisciplinary artist with professional credits as an actor, playwright, filmmaker and fine art photographer.

 
His fine art photographic work has been exhibited in various venues throughout world. These images often explore the American landscape in an attempt to find a sense of place in an ever changing, commercially oriented environment.

 
As a filmmaker Peter directed the feature film Three Long Years, which was picked up for worldwide VOD distribution by Zurich based Diva Releasing. He also co-directed the experimental film The Piles Project, which features Art World superstars Mark Kostabi and Taylor Mead. Recently he completed directing the experimental film Hard Drive featuring two time César Winning Actress Elodie Bouche, and is producing Hamilton Harris's documentary debut film The Kids featuring Chloe Sevigny, Jason Lee and Rosario Dawson.

 
To date Peter has had two full length plays produced in New York- Two Alone/Too Together & Don't Tell Mother, as well as two one act plays- The Idea & That Guy. He is currently working on two new full length plays- Autumn Stage Thelonious. In addition to playwriting, he has also acted in dozens of plays, films and television shows including a leading role on A&E's critically acclaimed Fugitive Chronicles.
 
 
 
FUTURE NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS :
2015/2016 New City, New Blood readings season began October 2015. The selection process
is ongoing.












 

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