Curated by : Kyle Bass
Playwright-in-Residence : Larissa FastHorse
Solo Performer-in-Residence : Marga Gomez
Featured Local Playwright : Tanner Efinger
The 2019 Cold Read Festival promises five exciting events over four days that feature new work hot from the imaginations of some of the freshest voices writing for theatre today.
Tickets for each event are $5. A full weekend pass good for all five events is $20.
Full weekend pass, including 3 PM performance of Solo Act.
Full weekend pass, including 7:30 PM performance of Solo Act.
Read the program here.
Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) is an award-winning playwright. Larissa's produced plays include The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons, Artists Rep), What Would Crazy Horse Do? (KCRep, Relative Theatrics), Urban Rez (Cornerstone Theater Company, ASU Gammage, NEFA National tour 2019-20), Landless and Cow Pie Bingo (AlterTheater), Average Family (Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis), Teaching Disco Squaredancing to Our Elders: a Class Presentation (Native Voices at the Autry), Vanishing Point (Eagle Project), and Cherokee Family Reunion (Mountainside Theater). Additional theaters that have commissioned or developed plays with Larissa include Yale Rep, History Theater, Kennedy Center TYA, Baltimore Center Stage, Arizona Theater Company, Mixed Blood, Perseverance Theater Company, The Lark Playwrights’ Week, the Center Theatre Group Writer’s Workshop, and Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor. Larissa’s awards include the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award for an American Playwright, NEA Distinguished New Play Development Grant, Joe Dowling Annamaghkerrig Fellowship, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Inge Residency, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship, the UCLA Native American Program Woman of the Year, and numerous Creative Capital, Ford, Mellon, and NEA Grants. Larissa is the vice chair of the board of directors of Theater Communications Group. She is represented by Jonathan Mills at Paradigm NY. www.hoganhorsestudio.com
Thursday, March 7
COLD READ KICK-OFF. A cast of Stage stakeholders, board members, local celebrities, and community leaders “cold read” the comedy All in the Timing by David Ives. Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Bob Hupp directs. Reception: 6:30 PM, Reading: 7:30 PM
Friday, March 8
UNDER CONSIDERATION. Join us for a reading of a new play that is under consideration to be included in an upcoming season. April Sweeney, theater department chair at Colgate University, will direct a cast of professional actors for a reading of the new play Admissions by Joshua Harmon. Reading: 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 9
WRITE HERE. Featuring the work of a promising regional playwright, Bob Hupp will direct a reading of the new play The Picture of Oscar Wilde by Tanner Efinger. Reading: 11 AM
SOLO ACT. A workshop production of a new piece, The Spanking Machine, by renowned comedian and solo artist Marga Gomez. Directed by Adrian Alexander Alea. Performances at 3 PM and 7:30 PM at the Near Westside’s SaltSpace.
(Please note: This performance will contain mature concerns, themes, and situations and will use adult language.)
3 PM Performance
7:30 PM Performance
Sunday, March 10
DRAFT/PAGES. A first-ever reading of a brand new play in-progress by Larissa FastHorse and local craft beer by Empire Brewing Company. Directed by Melissa Crespo. A talkback with the playwright follows. Reading: 3 PM
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