(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.
THE AUTHORED VOICE: CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW. Check back: we will reschedule.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Old Stone House - Washington Park - Park Slope, Brooklyn
336 Third Street, b/t 4th & 5th Avenues
Brooklyn Reading Works presents The Authored Voice: Storytelling Across Lives and Media, an evening of stories and conversation with Murray Nossel, Catherine Burns, Trisha Coburn, and Edgar Oliver, moderated by John Guidry. These award-winning panelists will talk about the various media they have used to tell stories-performance, film, books, videos-and the different ways they cultivate voice for themselves and others. We will explore how storytelling is cathartic, empowering, entertaining ... and sometimes a pretty good business. Join us at the Old Stone House in Park Slope on February 13, 2014, at 8:00 pm. A $5 donation at the door is appreciated to defray costs of wine and refreshments at the event.The Panelists
MURRAY NOSSEL is co-founder of Narativwith Paul Browde, a company that has developed a storytelling methodology based on Murray and Paul's stage performance, Two Men Talking.The performance began as an improvised telling of the story of their friendship, from their school days in South Africa to New York in the 1990s and the present. Storytelling was central to Murray's practice as a clinician in AIDS services during the height of the epidemic, and he is also an award-winning filmmaker whose work includes Why Can't We Be a Family Again?, A Brooklyn Family Tale,Paternal Instinct, and Turn to Me, featuring Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel. Murray holds a doctorate in Social Work from Columbia University and teaches in Columbia's Master of Science in Narrative Medicine program.
TRISHA COBURN has worked for a number of years as a fine artist in Boston and New York. She received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, and she is also an interior designer with De La Torre Design. Trisha's storytelling began with a one-day workshop at Narativ and eventually led her toThe Moth, presenting her story, "Miss Macy," on tour and on The Moth Radio Hour. Trisha is currently working on a collection of short stories based on her childhood experiences growing up in Alabama. She lives in New York and has three wonderful children.
CATHERINE BURNS is The Moth's long time Artistic Director and a frequent host of the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour. She is the editor of the New York TimesBest Seller The Moth: 50 True Stories. Prior to The Moth, she directed and produced independent films and television, interviewing such diverse talent as Ozzy Osbourne, Martha Stewart and Howard Stern. She is the director of the solo show Helen & Edgar, which opened at The Public Theater in January with the Under the Radar Festival, where it was named a pick of the festival by The New Yorker, Time Out and WNYC. Born and raised in Alabama, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two year old son.
EDGAR OLIVER is a novelist, poet, and playwright who has been lauded as "a living work of theater all by himself" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. He is a member of the Axis Theatre Company, under the direction of Randy Sharp. His one-man showEast 10th Street: Self-Portrait with Empty House was the recipient of a Fringe First Award at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His most recent show,Helen & Edgar, directed by the Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns and produced by Moth Founder George Dawes Green, did a sold-out run at The Public Theater with the Under the Radar Festival. He has published three collections of his poems-A Portrait of New York by a Wanderer There,Summer, and The Brooklyn Public Library-and a novel, The Man Who Loved Plants.
JOHN GUIDRY is the curator & moderator of "The Authored Voice." John uses storytelling to amplify and strengthen the voices of individuals, organizations, and causes. He has worked in public health and community development as a researcher, consultant, and movement leader with numerous organizations around the world. His multi-media social marketing and health communications campaigns have reached millions globally, and he has published two booksEngaging the Community in Decision Making and Globalizations and Social Movements. A new project, "The Pursuit-Stories of Joy, Suffering, and the American Dream" is in development now-stay tuned toTruth and Rocket Science.
LOUISE CRAWFORD is the founder of Brooklyn Social Media and a passionate advocate for people and projects she believes in. Since 2004, she has published the popular Brooklyn blog Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn. She is the founder of the Brooklyn Blogfest, an annual networking event for bloggers, and Brooklyn Reading Works. From 2005-2010, Louise wrote Smartmom, a weekly column for The Brooklyn Paper about parenting and modern life.
Brooklyn Reading Works Presents: Court and Spark Turns 40: A Celebration of Joni Mitchell's 1974 album (Concert performance and tribute).
With Sheila Weller, author of Girls Like Us. Amy Burton Greta Gertler Gold Lauren Fox, Ina May Wool Peter Silsbee Hillary Barleaux Caitlin Claessens, Nancy O Graham and Jennifer Lewis Bennett will perform every song on the album in order.
The Old Stone House, 336 Third Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. F Train to Fourth Avenue, R Train to Union Street.
Info: Louise Crawford, 718-288-4290, email@example.com
On December 12, 2013 at 8PM, Brooklyn Reading Works at The Old Stone House in Park Slope presents Feast: Writers on Food (as subject matter, as metaphor) presented by Ame Gilbert.
This year we invite anyone who wants to read a poem, a short story or a non-fiction piece about food to read at this BRW open mic.
Ken Carlton, author of The Hunger (included in Best Food Writing of 2009) will open the event with a short reading from his new novel Food for Marriage.
Feast is a fundraiser for a local food pantry. Give generously ($10 is suggested donation). Soup, bread and dessert will be served. Plus wine. Readings are limited to 8-minutes.
When: December 12, 2013 at 8PM
What: Feast: Writers on Food Open Mic
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 Third Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. F train to Fourth Avenue. R train to Union Street. For info: 718-288-4290
What else: $10 donation includes wine, soup, bread and dessert
WHAT DO WOMEN WANT: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire. A conversation with author Daniel Bergner and and Babeland co-founder Claire Cavanah (author of Moregasm).
When: October 17, at 7PM
Where: Babeland, 462 Bergen Street in Park Slope
HOLIDAY IN REALITY: An evening of poetry curated by Pat Smith with acclaimed and award winning poet and former Brooklyn Poet Laureate D. Nurske, author of A Night in Brooklyn (Knopf) joining a fabulous and festive roster of poets.
WHEN: October 17, 2013 at 8PM:
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 Third Street in Park Slope
Do them both! A Lit crawl from Babeland to The Old Stone House.
We are so excited to present the schedule for the 2013-2014 season of Brooklyn Reading Works now in its 9th year. We have a great series of readings and events lined up and hope you'll join us and tell your friends. All events at The Old Stone House begin at 8PM.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 8PM: Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event SOFT SHADOWS, A CELEBRATION OF THE SHORT STORY with Elissa Schappel, Dawn Raffel, Gregory Spatz, Clifford Thompson and Ron Parsons.
Brooklyn Reading Workspresents the 7th Annual Edgy Moms, an annual reading of writing about motherhood and mothers by writers with sharp pens and razor fine wits, sponsored by Babeland.
A $5 donation includes FREE GIFT BAGS FROM BABELAND PLUS FREE WINE AND REFRESHMENTS!
This years line up includes: Three writers from the new memoir Still Here Thinking of You, Sophia Romero, Karen Ritter, Nicole Callihan, Chris Davis and Cathy Gigante-Brown.
8PM at The Old Stone House, 336 Third Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. F train to Fourth Avenue, R train to Union Street.