Monday, March 4, 2013

2 NEW MOON READINGS THIS MONTH @ LUNA STAGE

Subprime
by Clare Drobot

WHEN: Monday, March 4, at 7:30 PM
WHERE:
Luna Stage 555 Valley Road, West Orange 
ADMISSION:
suggested donation $5 at the door

and

A Disappearance In Two Parts
by Cory Hinkle

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Luna Stage 555 Valley Road, West Orange
ADMISSION:
suggested donation $5 at the door

No Reservations Necessary.

Subprime
by Clare Drobot
directed by Jade King Carroll

Meet the Melinskys—your typical reconstituted Southern California family intent on enjoying the sunshine and their four-car garage. When head of household Ted makes a few suspect investment choices, the family find themselves confronting the loss of comfort as they know it. Subprime explores one family’s journey as it struggles to maintain sanity and a roof over their heads in a world turned upside down by the quick pop of the real estate bubble.


 

About the Playwright: Clare Drobot

Clare Drobot<br />

Clare Drobot is a writer, dramaturg and appreciator of all things wordy. Her plays include: Subprime (semi-finalist Princess Grace Award, Passage Playwrights Unit), Ways of Seeing (semi-Finalist O’Neill Festival), Tela Bella and Anhedonia. Her short work has been seen in the Old Vic New Voices “Out of Character” Contest, BlueBoxWorld’s Sticky Series at Bowery Poetry Club, 8 Minute Musicals at NYMF and in the New Jersey One Minute Play Festival. She is a co-writer/creator on the Web series In the Wood and a published poet.

On the dramaturg side, she is the current Resident Dramaturg at Premiere Stages at Kean University, runs the reading series [untitled] at Happy Ending in NYC and does literary work at Passage Theatre in Trenton. Clare studied music composition and creative writing at Carnegie Mellon. She is a member of the Old Vic New Voices Association, LMDA, American Renaissance Theatre Company and the WGA.

 

A Disappearance In Two Parts
by Cory Hinkle
directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

A writer receives a grant to work on a novel about the disappeared people of Oklahoma—the Native Americans who tried to create their own state in 1906, the Oklahoma socialist uprising in 1917 and Tulsa’s black community whose homes were razed after a riot in 1921. As his novel develops, the line between history and story blurs, and the writer finds his way back to his absent father, his disappeared brother and his own buried, personal history.

 

About the Playwright: Cory Hinkle

Cory Hinkle<br />

Cory Hinkle is a playwright who has received the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant, a Network of Ensemble Theatres Collaboration Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. He is a co-creator of Fissures (lost and found), which was co-commissioned by Actor’s Theater of Louisville and the Playwrights’ Center and premiered at the 2010 Humana Festival. His play Little Eyes was produced in a Workhaus Collective production at the Guthrie Theater and he has been commissioned twice to write a play for the Guthrie’s graduating class of BFA students. His writing has been produced or developed at Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Minneapolis’ Southern Theater (with Dominique Serrand and Steve Epp’s Moving Company), the Williamstown Theater Festival, SPF Summer Play Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Illusion Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Salvage Vanguard, P73 Productions, Hangar Theater, and Red Eye Collective, among others. He is a former MacDowell Colony fellow, resident at the Hermitage Artist’s Retreat and Tofte Lake Center. His work is published by Heinemann, Playscripts Inc. and Dramatic Publishing. He is a member playwright of the Workhaus Collective and he earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University. [Read More]