Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Susan Kathryn Hefti's THE POWER PLAY, or Smart Bombs & Other Sexy Toys Gets Reading at the Lark!

We are thrilled to announce that Susan Kathryn Hefti's new play, THE POWER PLAY, or Smart Bombs & Other Sexy Toys will have a Roundtable Reading at the Lark Play Development Center in NYC on July 23rd!

An odyssey through the lives of four hopeful graduate students, THE POWER PLAY, or Smart Bombs & Other Sexy Toys, explores the nature of power, seduction and betrayal in the context of U.S. military policies: Threading the personal through the eye of a pointedly political needle, the play wrestles with moral questions evoked by the increased reliance on unmanned drone strikes, the targeted assassination of the American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and the 2009 troop surge into Afghanistan.

The Roundtable reading of THE POWER PLAY, or Smart Bombs & Other Sexy Toys  will be directed by the awesomely talented Reginald Douglas! And Pong - a character aptly described as a "badass" by the actress who will be reading her - will be given voice by the fiercely talented Reyna de Courcy!

A huge thanks to the Lark's intrepid leader John Eisner and his merry band of theatre professionals including Suzy Fay, Michael Robertson, et al - all of whom made this glorious opportunity possible for Susan Kathryn Hefti's new play, THE POWER PLAY, or Smart Bombs & Other Sexy Toys 

Roundtable Readings at the Lark are the perfect way to begin the process of developing a brand new play as these script sessions provide the playwright an opportunity to hear her new play read aloud with the support of professional actors and a professional director under the nurturing guidance of Lark staff members. Please note that at the Lark, Roundtable readings are closed to the public so that the playwright can focus solely on the text as she begins to explore and experiment with the true theatrical potential of her new play.
If you are not familiar with the amazing work they do at the Lark, please take a moment & click on this link to learn more about NYC's premiere play development center. It's a totally awesome place that all theater lovers should generously support! In fact, if you'd like to make a tax-deductible gift to the Lark, please click on this link

And if you'd like to make a tax-deductible gift to the continued development of the playwright's work, please click on this linkAnd, thanks!!!

We'll be sure to keep you all posted on the continued development of Susan Kathryn Hefti's  THE POWER PLAY, or Smart Bombs & Other Sexy Toys. And we hope that before too long, there will be an opportunity for everybody to hear/see this new play! 

In the meantime, stay cool & please keep in touch!

And thank you all again for your continued interest in the work of emerging American playwright Susan Kathryn Hefti.