Thursday, March 12, 2009
March 21: Kat Georges to direct Larry Myers' new play "Twitter Theater" World Premiere
Award-winning Off-Broadway playwright Larry Myers’ new play, “Twitter Theater,” about the networking phenomenon Twitter, will preview in a special March 21 performance at 7 p.m., Saval Auditorium at 101 Murray Street. The play is part of Dr. Myers’ Theater Project at St. John’s University, and will be directed by Kat Georges.
Myers, Associate Professor, has recently sent the “Twitter Theater” script into cyberspace & already garnered advance reviews on blog sites of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Retriever Weekly, CNET and more. His goal is to have an International Playwriting Center at the SJU Manhattan campus (across the street from the World Trade Center). This project is part of the strategy to involve St. John’s theater students in the production of professional theater in Manhattan giving them the chance to work with cutting edge professional directors, actors and theater technicians. Ms. Georges, now based in New York, was founder and artistic director of San Francisco’s Marilyn Monroe Memorial Theater for 10 years.
Called by the New York Daily News “one of Off-Broadway’s wittiest & more prolific playwrights,” Myers’ works have been seen in Rome, Italy at Teatro Olimpico & Scotland’s Edinburg Festival, as well Anchorage, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Louisville, & two summer long reps in San Francisco & Los Angeles. His work “Stephen Crane & Dangerous Women” was staged at the Crane Museum in Asbury Park, NJ & his “Past Life=Kerouac” was part of Lowell, Massachusetts’ Kerouac Festival. Myers’ plays have had two decades of New York productions both Downtown and Uptown.
The Saval Theater is at 101 Murray St. (between Greenwich & West). Take the #1 train to Chambers Street, walk down two blocks, over two. This project is an open classroom project & there is no admission fee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.