MCC Theater Youth Company Presents “Uncensored 2010” April 8-10, 2010
John Michael DiResta at MCC
212-727-7722 ext. 222 / firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
MCC THEATER YOUTH COMPANY PRESENTS
“ U N C E N S O R E D 2 0 1 0 ”
APRIL 8 – 10, 2010
AT THE JULIA MILES THEATER
A UNIQUE EVENING OF ORIGINAL THEATER PIECES
BY NEW YORK CITY TEENAGERS
New York, NY – MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director), one of New York’s leading Off Broadway theater companies for the past 24 years, believes in the exciting new voices of young artists and in giving those voices the opportunity to be nurtured and heard. This mission extends beyond MCC’s main stage with the Education and Outreach Department, which brings cultural education to more than 1,200 New York City students annually.
One outstanding and dynamic effort of the MCC Education & Outreach Department is the MCC Theater Youth Company, a free after-school program for under-served city youth interested in learning playwriting and acting from theater professionals. Bernard Telsey, one of MCC Theater’s founding Artistic Directors believes “this groundbreaking program is designed to inspire young people to discover and express themselves in a safe environment where they are encouraged to develop their unique artistic abilities. MCC is proud to support this ongoing effort and we are continually gratified by the extraordinary response and achievements of our students.”
The ongoing MCC Theater Youth Company program is comprised of weekly Acting and Playwriting Labs attended by over 65 students – ages 14–19 – from all five boroughs of New York City.
Uncensored is a unique collage play comprised of new work by the members of the MCC Theater Youth Company, who are encouraged to unleash their imaginations and express their own unique voices, free of censorship. Original monologues, scenes, music and ensemble pieces explore diverse topics such as sexuality, family, relationships and other issues that are at the core of often-complex and exhilarating challenge of being a teenager in New York. Uncensored gives audiences a rare, unrestricted glimpse into the hearts and minds of the next generation of theater artists.
Uncensored 2010 is scheduled for April 8-9 at 7:00 p.m. and April 10 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Julia Miles Theater (424 West 55th Street). Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For reservations and additional performance information, please contact MCC Theater at 212-727-7722 ext 221.
MCC Theater is one of New York City's leading Off Broadway theater companies, committed to presenting New York and world premieres each season. When MCC Theater was founded in 1986, its mission was simple: to bring new theatrical voices to theater-going audiences. MCC Theater continues to accomplish this yearly through presentation of its mainstage works; its Literary Program, which actively seeks and develops new and emerging writers and its Education & Outreach Program, allowing more than 1,200 students yearly to experience theater, increase literacy and discover their own voices in the arts. Notable MCC Theater highlights include: the 2008 Tony Award-nominated reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, last season’s Fifty Words, the 2004 Tony-winning production of Bryony Lavery’s Frozen; Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig; Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living; Marsha Norman’s Trudy Blue; Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone and Alan Bowne’s Beirut. Over the years, the dedication to the work of new and emerging artists has earned MCC Theater a variety of awards.
For a complete production history, visit www.mcctheater.org.
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