Curated by : Kyle Bass
Playwright-in-residence : Larissa FastHorse
The 2019 Cold Read Festival promises four exciting events, including a reading of work by playwright/choreographer Larissa FastHorse, who has been awarded an NEA Distinguished New Play Development Grant, Joe Dowling Annamaghkerrig Fellowship, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Inge Residency, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship, and numerous other Ford and NEA grants.
Last season at the inaugural Cold Read Festival, talented Syracuse Stage trustees and friends stepped into the limelight for a rousing staged reading of Act One by James Lapine, directed by former Syracuse Stage artistic director Bob Moss. A cast of professionals—all veterans of Syracuse Stage productions—introduced the intriguing play The Effect by Lucy Prebble, directed by Bob Hupp. Writer/performer Liza Jessie Peterson held audiences spellbound with her one-person show Down the Rabbit Hole All Day Long, based on her experience teaching juveniles at Rikers Island, directed by Justin Emeka. And playwright Maurice Emerson Decaul and director Flordelino Lagundino teamed up with a cast of professionals to present a reading of Decaul’s work in progress Deliverance. Empire Brewery was on hand to supply the drafts for this “Draft/Pages” event.
Cold Read 2018:
The Effect by Lucy Prebble
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