Adelphi University students in the Department of Theatre will perform the original production of my new play, Generation T, from February 25 to March 2, 2014, in the Black Box Theater in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) located at 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.
Generation T is the story of two Marines who recently returned from Afghanistan. Their lives are a blur of house parties, drug deals, and PTSD flashbacks, set against the backdrop of the upcoming 9/11 anniversary. The attitudes of those around them are a mixture of indifference and misunderstanding.
Tickets for Generation T are on sale now and are priced at $20. Information and tickets are also available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or boxoffice[.]adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
Maggie Lally is directing a fab student cast. So much has gone into this production, and I encourage you to come out and give it your support.
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I am uber-proud to be a part of the 2008 Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater!
The inaugural group of Emerging Writers was selected from more than 700 applicants. The other, ultra-smoking members of the group are: Radha Blank, Leila Buck, Raúl Castillo, Chris Cragin Day, Christina Gorman, Ethan Lipton, Alejandro Morales, Nick Nanna Hadikwa Mwaluko, Don Nguyen, Akin Salawu, and Alladin Ullah. I am honored to be in their company!
Cherry-picked quotes: Artistic Director Oskar Eustis said, "The EWG is our effort to fling open the doors of the Public to talented young writers who haven't had access to the mainstream theatrical community. Writers are the lifeblood of the theatre, and the voice of the people — with the EWG we hope to give a new burst of diverse energy to the American theatre."
"We are thrilled to welcome 12 exceptionally talented writers to our home at The Public Theater," said Associate Artistic Director Mandy Hackett. "We launch this program with tremendous enthusiasm and look forward to nurturing new work from such a dynamic and promising group of young writers."
With this new initiative, The Public hopes to create an artistic home for a diverse and exceptionally talented group of up-and-coming playwrights. The Emerging Writers Group is the first element of The Public Writers Initiative, a long-term program that will provide key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers. Time Warner is the Founding Sponsor of The Public Writers Initiative. ... Thanks TW! Really! No, really!