New York Stage and Film with Barnard College Presents Reading of “The Vandal” on Monday, October 17
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
NEW YORK STAGE AND FILM
PARTNERS WITH BARNARD COLLEGE
EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED PLAYWRIGHTS
PRESENTS READING OF
“T H E V A N D A L”
BY HAMISH LINKLATER
DIRECTED BY JIM SIMPSON
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT 7:00 PM
THE GLICKER-MILSTEIN BLACKBOX THEATER
AT BARNARD COLLEGE
New York, NY – New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Directors) has announced Hamish Linklater’s new play The Vandal with direction by Jim Simpson as the newest reading in a recently established partnership with Barnard College on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre in The Diana Center on Barnard’s Morningside Heights campus (3009 Broadway at 117th Street, Lower Level 2).
These readings provide an opportunity for emerging and established playwrights to hear their work aloud, with the participation of professional actors and directors, in the company of an intelligent and discerning audience. Upcoming readings are TBA and will take place on November 14, 2011 and February 13, March 12 and April 2, 2012. Tickets are FREE and space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hamish Linklater is an accomplished theater actor appearing this season on Broadway in Seminar , directed by Sam Gold. Previous credits include The School for Lies (Obie Award), Twelfth Night (Drama Desk nomination), The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale, Good Thing (also in L.A.) and as Laertes opposite Liev Schreiber's Hamlet. He is known to television and film audiences for his five seasons on the hit CBS show “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” as well as the films Fantastic Four, Groove (official Sundance selection), the current The Future and the upcoming Lola Versus and Battleship. Hamish also co-wrote and created the ABC pilot Prince of Motor City.
Jim Simpson is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Flea Theater (2004 Drama Desk cited for Downtown Adventurous Theater). Two-time OBIE-award winner, 2002 National Board of Review Excellence in Filmmaking, and cited for artistic leadership in Downtown New York by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2002. Jim has directed over 70 works for the theater and has also directed for film and television. Venues include nine seasons at the Williamstown Theater Festival, Alley Theater, Hartford Stage, Yale Rep, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, EST, CSC, MCC, the London International Theater Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Most recently, Jim directed A. R. Gurney’s Crazy Mary at Playwrights Horizons, Will Eno’s Oh, The Humanity…, the revival of Peter Handke’s Offending The Audience, Addison’s CATO, Thomas Bradshaw’s Dawn, Gurney’s A Light Lunch and Office Hours, Will Eno’s UNUM as part of The Flea’s The Great Recession, Jonathan Reynolds’ Girls in Trouble, Bathsheba Doran’s Parents’ Evening, and Steven Banks’ Looking at Christmas.
About New York Stage and Film
New York Stage and Film is a not-for-profit company dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development of new works for theater and film. Since 1985 New York Stage and Film has played a significant role in the development of new plays, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures and established itself as a vital cultural institution for residents of the Hudson Valley and the New York metropolitan region. The company recently completed the 27th Powerhouse Summer season, its annual collaboration with Vassar College, within which NYSAF has developed and premiered numerous plays including the Tony Award winning Tru, Sideman, and the Tony and Pulitzer award-winning Doubt, For more information, visit http://www.newyorkstageandfilm.org/
About Barnard College
The idea was bold for its time. Founded in 1889, Barnard was the only college in New York City, and one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men. Today, Barnard is the most sought-after college for women and remains dedicated to the education of strong, independent-minded women who change the world and the way we think about it.
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