Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Armed & Naked in America: A Naked Angels Issues Project

Armed and Naked in America consists of 14 established and emerging playwrights' sometimes scathing, sometimes funny, always insightful responses to life during wartime America, presented together on one stage. Week 1 features a bill of eight plays by distinguished playwrights, including Betty Shamieh, Theresa Rebeck (The Scene), as well as Academy Award-nominated Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Itamar Moses (Bach at Leipzig). Week 2 features six different plays and playwrights, including Tony and Drama Desk winner David Rabe (Hurlyburly), Tony Award winner Warren Leight (Side Man), Will Eno (Thom Pain), and Pippin Parker. Short videos by some of the city's hottest sketch comedy groups, music performances, and special guests from the worlds of politics, media and entertainment will also complement the performances.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Week 1:

President and Man
by Louis Cancelmi,
with Lizbeth Mackay, Brandon Miller, Chris Sarandon, directed by Evan Cabnet
Woman at War
by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros,
with Zabryna Guevara,
directed by Davis McCallum
Myrtle Beach
by Dan Klores,
with Katherine Crockett,
David Deblinger, Yul Vazquez,
directed by John Gould Rubin
by Itamar Moses,
with Brian Avers, Bess Wohl,
directed by Michelle Tattenbaum
by Deirdre O'Connor,
with James McMenamin, Nancy McNulty, directed by Dave Dalton
by Theresa Rebeck,
with Kate Nowlin, Jeanine Serralles,
directed by Rebecca Taichman
Anne” from Sonnets for an Old Century
by Jose Rivera,
with Zabryna Guevara
directed by Davis McCallum
The Machine
by Betty Shamieh,
with Amir Arison, Ron Cephas Jones, Hortencia Colorado, Marshall Factora, Gaby Hoffmann and Reno,
directed by Marisa Tomei
With video:
“Great American Wars: Episode 6”
by Movie Geek; Co-creators: Dylan Dawson & Aaron Maurer
“Creation Nation On the Street”
by Creation Nation; Creators: Billy Eichner, Benjamin Salka and Robin Taylor

Week 2:

After the Deer Hunter
by Nicole Burdette,
directed by Jodie Markell
Bully Composition
by Will Eno,
with Elizabeth Marvel, Thomas Jay Ryan,
directed by Daniel Aukin
by Cindy Lou Johnson,
with Sarah Sweet,
directed by Pam MacKinnon
Gilgamesh the Prince
by David Rabe,
directed by Evan Yionoulis
Amici, Ascoltate
by Warren Leight,
directed by Evan Yionoulis
Ever Less Free
by Pippin Parker,
directed by Frank Pugliese
With video:
“A Toast” by The Harvard Sailing Team
“60” by Andy Blitz

For Tickets & Info: www.dukeon42.org

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