staged reading new work from New York true story slavery PS122 Thomas Bradshaw

Do. 15.05.2014   19:00->English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Kreuzberg

Backstage tour before the scenic presentation of 'Southern Promises'

A bite of the Big Apple in Berlin! English Theatre Berlin stages readings of new plays and performance texts that haven been presented or commissioned by Performing Space 122. These introduce Berlin's audience to new work from New York City as well as contribute to examining the changing practice of playwriting in the 21st century. Before the reading of Thomas Bradshaw's play begins, Daniel Brunet, ETB's Producing Artistic Director will give you a tour of Berlin's international performing arts center.

1 Daniel Brunet, Produzierende künstlerischer Leiter, English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

Before the reading starts, Daniel Brunet, Producing Artistic Director of English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, shows you the theater, its backstage and the beautiful courtyard F40 of Fidicinstraße 40 that the theater shares with Theatre Thikwa. Over the course of this, he will tell you the artistic concept behind Berlin's only international performing arts center with a working language of English and speak more specifically about the collaboration with New York City's renowned Performance Space 122.

Tickets for the performance (5 Euro) can be bought via English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center. Admission to the introduction is free.

7:00 pm - Meeting in the foyer, backstage tour with Daniel Brunet
8:00 pm – Scenic presentation of the play

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wann: Do. 15.05.2014   19:00

wo: English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center
Fidicinstrasse 40, Kreuzberg, 10965 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the venue:

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center is Berlin's only producing and presenting organization to use English as a working language. Within its Producing Series - Made in Berlin, the theatre presents a series of staged readings of new plays and performance texts commissioned and/or presented by PS122. For over 30 years, Performance Space 122 has been at the forefront of contemporary live performance in the United States, commissioning and presenting a remarkable array of new and innovative theater, dance, new music, new media and performance. An artistic greenhose – a place where many artists carve out their styles, practices and develop their distinct voices. 

About the reading:

Southern Promises

When the master of the plantation dies, he wills his slaves to be freed, but his wife doesn’t think that good property should be squandered. Pandemonium ensues. The play is inspired by the true story of Henry Box Brown who escaped to the north by mailing himself in a box.
This reading takes place as part of a partnership with New York City's Performance Space 122.

About the author:

Thomas Bradshaw

Mr. Bradshaw received his M.F.A. from Mac Wellman’s playwriting program and is Professor of Playwriting at Northwestern University. Thomas Bradshaw’s plays have been produced at regional theaters, in NYC as well as in Europe. In 2008, two of his plays premiered in NYC: Southern Promises, at Performance Space 122 in September, and Dawn, at The Flea Theater in November, and both were listed among the Best Performances of Stage and Screen for 2008 in The New Yorker. A German translation of Dawn was presented at Theater Bielefeld in Germany in October 2008 and published by Theater Der Zeit in that same month.

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