New York Theater Review 2009 at BPC, Wed May 6th

Flux blog reading friends,

Be sure to go and support (or at least buy the book) New York Theater Review’s 2009 collection of plays and theatre essays. New York Theater Review has been a friend to artists of Flux for some time now – Riding the Bull and Adam Szymkowicz’s Food For Fish were published in the 2006 and 2007 editions, and this upcoming edition features a play from Ellen McLaughlin ( who participated in our Food:Soul staged reading of This Storm Is What We Call Progress) and David Ian Lee’s Sleeper (developed at Flux Sundays). It also features short plays from our friends at BlueBox Productions Sticky series, which has frequently featured the work of Flux Sunday regulars like Erin Browne, Jeremy Basescu, myself and Michael Swartz. Editor Brook Stowe is one of the great champions of important Indie theatre work, and I am so excited about this edition – read on for more!

Black Wave Press
proudly announces the imminent release of the
New York Theater Review 2009
at the
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
Wednesday, May 6
The evening will feature excerpts from this year’s plays and essays
and inevitably
the unexpected
the out-of-control
but never
the mundane
Come On Down!
The fourth annual edition of the New York Theater Review continues our exploration of the finest in contemporary NYC alt-theater blended with an ongoing investigation of its colorful and often underrepresented past.

Justin Tracy leads off the 2009 edition with an appreciation of playwright, teacher and critic Arthur Sainer; Cynthia Croot sits down with six Arab and Arab-American theater artists to discuss similarities and differences in Middle Eastern and NYC theater and Lane Pianta contributes an insightful piece on the theater of Ben Spatz and his Urban Research Theater.

In plays, NYTR branches out this year with the inclusion of twelve short works from Manhattan’s Blue Box Productions’ “Sticky” series plus Ellen McLaughlin‘s Kissing the Floor, a disturbing Depression-era riff on Sophocles’ Antigone that explores the lengths and limits of family blood ties and David Ian Lee‘s Sleeper, a continent-hopping, time-shifting dissection of America’s troubled post-9/11 legacy.
New York Theater Review 2009
Bring a print-out of this email with you to our BPC Event May 6
and receive a $5 discount on our $19.95 cover price!
Shipping May 15

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