Critically-acclaimed playwright and author Carlaftes explores themes of identity in crisis with taut language and challenging characters, often fraught with underlying tension and unexpected outcomes. Renowned playwright and film director Israel Horovitz (My Old Lady, The Indian Takes the Bronx) calls the plays in TEATROPHY “Joyously absurd.” Playwright Michael Puzzo raves, ““If Dr. Moreau fused the ungovernable souls of Beckett and Genet, he’d have created Peter Carlaftes. These plays read like bomb instructions to blow up the status quo.”
The first play in the collection, ANTI receives it NYC premiere at the event. ANTI stars Eloise Eonnet*, Olivia Jampol, and Laura Betz and is directed by Kat Georges. In ANTI, Carlaftes explores a frightening future—in which government surveillance and data mining are the norm—through the eyes of a theater director on the verge of giving up hope. The Bay Guardian, claims ANTI “cries out Ultramodern—and that it delivers with unflinching scrutiny.” And SF Weekly raves, “Imagine Samuel Beckett staging Escape from New York as a futuristic romp among the cultural ruins.”
TEATROPHY will be available at the event for purchase and author signing. The event is free. Doors open at 6:30 pm. One night only. Reservations are recommended, but not necessary.
Additional info and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-731-0574. Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street (at 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10014.
TEATROPHY: THREE MORE PLAYS
celebrating the launch of the new book by Peter Carlaftes featuring live performance of the New York City premiere of
a play by
Eloise Eonnet*, Olivia Jampol and Laura Betz
Monday, Feb 23, 7 pm (doors open 6:30)
Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street @ 7th Ave., NYC
*Member, Actor’s Equity Association; Equity Approved Showcase.