Monday, May 11, 2015

Pregones/PRTT: The 2015 Playwrights Unit Festival of New Plays Readings

Now 38 years strong, the Playwrights Unit is currently co-directed by Mario Golden and Andreas Robertz. The annual Festival combines full readings of new works by established playwrights; readings of scenes from works in progress by emerging playwrights; and public discussions moderated by writers and other theater professionals.

SUNDAY, MAY 10 at 7 PM
Last Train to San Francisco by George E. Joshua
When is a missed train gone? The lives of two travelers, a former girlfriend, and a bartender collide at a local bar in New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina advances. 
Directed by Mario Golden. Discussion to follow.

MONDAY, MAY 11 at 7 PM
Vault by Troy Diana
In the Fall of 1939, four men from very different walks of life device a plan to better their lives by robbing Sausalito Savings and Loans’ state-of-the-art vault. What they never counted on was being locked inside it with a limited amount of air and bags full of their future staring at them. Will any of them survive to see a new day? Directed by Jennifer M. Ortega. Discussion to follow.

Sunday, May 17 at 7 PM
Unfair Winds by Celia Kapsomera
A contemporary American tragedy of financial risk-taking gone awry told in ancient Greek style.Directed by David Ledoux. Discussion to follow.

Monday, May 18 at 7 PM
Dealing the Odds by Carlos Jerome
A neighborhood and a street gang conditioned by poverty and racism struggle against the odds.Directed by Gloria Zelaya. Discussion to follow.

Wednesday, May 20 at 7 PM
A special presentation from the Beginners/Intermediate Unit: Scenes from works in progress.Directed by Andreas Robertz and Mario Golden.

Sunday, May 24 at 7 PM
Movie Love and Last Tea by C. Abeydeera
Movie Love: Two geeky brothers only know about romance from what they have seen in old movies. One rainy night, a single woman who has had a bicycle injury arrives needing help.
Last Tea: A married woman responds to the personal ad of a widower. They meet for one night that is a sinfully nefarious rendezvous. NOTE: Adult themes. This reading is not suitable for children. Discussion to Follow. Both plays directed by Christine Zagrobelny.

Monday, May 25 at 7 PM
St. Lazarus in Prison by Wilemina Olivia-García
A journey about a young girl growing up between Hell’s Kitchen NYC and Jackson Heights Queens with an anti-social matriarchal Cuban mother, and the environment she creates around herself to deal with this world. Directed by Andreas Robertz. Discussion to Follow.
For more information call PRTT at 212-354-1293.

Readings in MANHATTAN
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre

304 West, 47th Street
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