New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights
(or three playwrights and a composer to be exact)
Troy Deutsch “Bull Shark Attack"
Angela Hanks "Good Latimer"
Lizzie Olesker “New work”
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And a composer/ lyricist
Mary Lloyd-Butler "Hide and Seek"
The Old Stone House is located on Fifth Avenue and Third Street.
Suggested donation of $5 includes refreshments and wine.
(The Old Stone House is an actual stone house set way back from street behind a large playground)
Troy Deutsch is a writer from rural Minnesota living in New York City. His play LAKE WATER was developed at The New Group through the New Group/New Works Reading Series under the direction of Ian Morgan. The play was a semi-‐Jinalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference and received its world premiere at IRT Theater produced by Neighborhood Productions, directed by Daniel Talbott. Troy’s play PUSSYCAT was produced by the University of Utah and was a regional Jinalist with Kennedy Center ACTF. His play GLOWING DINOFLAGELLATES was performed on the beach in San Francisco with Rising Phoenix Rep and Kid Brooklyn Productions. Troy’s three-‐act family drama THE ROSE GARDEN was a semi-‐Jinalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference and he is developing his play A VIDEO WORLD with director Stephen Brackett. Troy is currently in post-‐production on the short Jilm NO ONE TOLD US, which he wrote, directed, and acted in with Cherry in the Spoon Productions. Training: BFA from the University of Utah Actor Training Program.
Angela Hanks's plays inlcude: Big Tex (EST/Youngblood), Myrna In Transit (EST/Youngblood), Breathe Into This Bag, and High Five. Her work has been seen at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Flea Theater, Cherry Lane, and the New York International Fringe Festival. She is an alumna of EST's OBIE-winning Youngblood, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a member of the Dramatist Guild of America. M.F.A. in Playwriting from the New School for Drama.
Mary Lloyd-Butler (a Park Slope resident for the past 30 years!) is a composer whose works include musical theatre, vocal, instrumental and educational pieces. Her musical, The Happiness of Fish, written in collaboration with Mindi Dickstein was produced two times at the Bridewell Theatre in London. Her choral piece ‘Head, Heart’ with text by Lydia Davispremiered with the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale in February of 2013. She has had several arrangements published by Peters Music Publishers who also distribute her recorder book for middle schools students: ‘Myth Music’.This collection was written for her students at the Berkeley Carroll School. For more information and to hear samples of her work: marylloyd-butler.com
Lizzie Olesker had plays developed and presented at the Invisible Dog, the New Ohio Theater, Dixon Place, BAX, Clubbed Thumb, the Cherry Lane, Here, and the Public. Recipient of an inaugural Audrey Residency from New Georges, she is developing a new play with director Sarah Krohn. Upcoming is also a site specific piece to be performed in local laundromats, with support from Brooklyn Arts Council. She teaches playwriting at NYU, iives in Brooklyn with her family, and is involved in community issues around the Gowanus Canal.