‘New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights’ at Old Stone House

February 3, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN — On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at 8 p.m., at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn Reading Works presents the 2012 edition of “New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights,” an annual event curated by playwright Rosemary Moore.
New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights brings together five accomplished playwrights presenting their latest works-in-progress. Here’s your chance to look behind the curtain of the creative process and find out what these artists are up to.

Come to a great selection of staged readings of new plays (and a musical) by Trish Harnetiaux, Marian Fontana and Leah Gray Mitchell, Karen Hartman and Joseph Goodrich.

Fontana is a playwright and performer whose plays and one-woman shows have been performed at Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theater, Variety Arts and more.  Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.  Her memoir A Widow’s Walk was published by Simon and Schuster in 2005 and was chosen as one of People Magazine’s “Top Ten Reads” for that year. She recently finished her second memoir, Middle of the Bed.

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Goodrich is an Edgar award-winning playwright and the editor of Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 (Perfect Crime Books). His plays have been produced across the United States and in Austrialia, and are published by Samuel French, Playscripts Inc., The Padua Hills Press and others.

Harnetiaux is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her most recent full-length plays include Your Pretty Little World, adapted from Shirley Jackson’s novel, The Bird’s Nest; Welcome to the White Room, and Mr. Bungle and the Incident on Lambdamoo. She has been a two-time fellow at both the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.  

Hartman’s Goldie, Max and Milk premiered last season at Florida Stage and the Phoenix Theater, and was nominated for the Steinberg and Carbonell awards.  Wild Kate opened at ACT in San Francisco and will be published by Playscripts this month.

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