Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)
2017 Play Reading Series Continues – PRS2: July Reading of One Act Plays
Ossining, NY – On Friday, July 21st, Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) continues its 2017 Play Reading Series with PRS2: July Reading of One Act Plays directed by NYU Tisch School of the Arts Professor Nathan Flower, known for his work Off Broadway and abroad and for his teaching at various actor studios in Manhattan.
The four plays, a blend of insightful drama and engaging comedy, were developed and dramaturged through WCT’s lab workshop process. The production runs Friday, July 21 and Saturday July 22 at 8pm with matinees on Saturday at 2 and Sunday, July 23 at 3 pm at WCT’s new black box space at 23 Water Street, Ossining, NY. The Sunday performance will be followed by a talk-back. Limited seating; advance purchase is suggested. Tickets are $15 for general admission with discounts available for WCT members, seniors, students and groups of 5+. Purchase tickets online at wctheater.org.
The plays are:
The Park by Susan Courtney: It’s a dog eat dog world and Joan has had it. Years working in the cutthroat world of executive recruiting in NYC has left its mark on her.
Got No Claim by Carol Mark: You don’t go to the funeral. Not when you’re the mistress. And especially not when you’re the other mistress.
Missouri Pals by Joe McDonald: Two battle bruised soldiers from opposite sides of the Civil War come to realize they were old pals as youngsters.
The Erythrosine Ballad by Pat O’Neill: A chance meeting at a bus stop sends two would-be passengers on a ride down the blurred lines of reality.
The WCT ensemble cast includes: Rick Apicella, Zack Barela, Missy Flower, Miguel Angel Garcia, Julie Griffin, Kurt Lauer, James Leeper, Roberta Robinson and Jane Valentine.
Flower previously taught at Rutgers, the Actors Movement Studio, The Neighborhood Playhouse, Columbia University and the Maggie Flanigan Studio. His work has been seen off-Broadway and at BAM, Judson Church, Classic Stage Company, the Culture Project plus the Shakespeare Festival in Neuss-Germany and the Festival at Syros-Greece. He recently directed WCT’s staged reading of Sydney Blake’s romantic comedy Lardo.
WCT’s 2017 Play Reading Series will continue with two more productions that will each run four performances over one weekend. The next reading in the series will be a collection of monologues directed by Bob Rogerson running August 11 – 13th.
Westchester Collaborative Theater is a multicultural, cooperative theater company located in Ossining, NY, dedicated to developing new work for the stage and bringing live theater to the community. It is comprised of local playwrights, actors, and directors who employ a Lab approach in which new stage works are nurtured through an iterative process of readings, critiques, and rewrites. When work is ready for production, it is produced for the public at our performance space.
WCT is committed to furthering theater arts in our community. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a recipient of production grants from ArtsWestchester and New York State Council on the Arts.