Unrestricted Acts: Violence & Vaudeville
directed by Paul Urcioli /Ivanna Cullinan
This production is the culminating step in the first New Mummer Group (NMG) Writers Exchange. In the spring of 2007, three plays were submitted by company members and three plays were chosen from submissions by Kentucky writers. In July, NMG, sponsored by the Appalachian Center at Berea College, held the five-day Writers Exchange in Berea, KY. Kentucky and New York writers spent three days workshopping their plays with NMG actors. On July 10th, staged readings of the six one-acts were presented for a Berea audience. In September, the same six plays were read for a New York audience at Manhattan Theatre Club. Based on audience survey response and company discussion, two plays were selected for full production in New York - one by a New York writer and one by a Kentucky writer. This production is the culmination of a nine-month process that has crossed cultural and geographical borders in the interest of artistic cross-pollination and better understanding.
11/1/2007 at 8:00pm