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“Athena Writes”

May 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Athena Writes” a ten-minute play festival
An evening of ten-minute plays developed through Athena Theatre’s playwright group inspired by this year’s theme “Undiscovered Inhibitions.”

AUBERGINE: A woman, her brother, an eggplant, dislodged childhood memories and a Philosophy of Nothingness collide in Aubergine Cafe in Sunnyside, Queens. Can we really expect that all will emerge unscathed?

by Tom Block
Director: Suzanne Karpinski
Patrice: Dina Cataldi
Will: Phil Schaffer

THE CONNOISSEUR: A man comes home after being stranded in the Arctic with a whole new hunger for life.

by Maximilian Clark
Director: Alberto Bonilla
Cole: Stephen James Anthony* (War Horse)
Rachel: Kaitlin Myers

BLUNT PROPOSITION: Grief can drive us to many dirty things: anger, isolation, drug abuse…then begins the healing process which, it turns out, is just as messy.

by Wynoami Glasser
Director: Jordan Gwiazdowski
Esther: Veronique Ory*
Jeff: Matt Swanston
Mark: Joseph Cappelli
Waiter: Eric B. Mota
Announcer: Joe Glasser

ALVIN BALLISTER V. ALVIN BALLISTER: In the near future with immortality on our doorstep, one man sees the dark side of living forever and must plead his case for the right to self-sever (commit suicide) to The High Elder in order to set a precedent about the value of life before it’s too late.

by Alex Hersler
Director: Richard Aven
Alvin: Max Nolen
Walter: Christopher Halladay*
Rami: TBA
Simian: Khris Lewin*

DATING HISTORY: Jane discovers it’s not so easy to escape her past while dating in the electronic age.

by Sarah Kinsey (Cleveland Play House, Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Director: Eva Gil (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Jane: Meghan Hoffman* (Shotz, NYC)
Max: TJ Gainley* (Cleveland Play House)
Server: Christopher Sanders (Vital Theater Company)

ALTERNATION: A subway ride where race, homelessness and yoga intersect.

by Veronique Ory (59E59 Theaters)
Director: Eva Gil (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Julia: Kim Krane* (Mastodon)
Nick: Francisco Solorzano* (Barefoot Theatre Co)
Pirus: Lisa Buch (Manhattan Repertory Theatre)


by Alex Thompson
Director: TBA
Joe Curnutte*
Christopher Sanders

THE CURIOUS FINGER: There’s power in your fingers, if you’re prepared to use them – anally.

by Xavier Toby
Director and cast TBA


May 18, 2015
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Theatre Row
410 W. 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036

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