LitQuake's Lit Crawl NYC and Wash and Dry Productions presents
Dirty Laundry: Loads of Drama/The Clothes Line Plays
Saturday September 15, 2012, 6-7pm at The Launderette, 97 Second Ave, Lower East Side
Writers Erin Courtney, Aurorae Khoo, Douglas Light, Rosemary Moore and Lizzie Olesker will present short monologues and plays inspired by an article of clothing. The readings will take place in a working laundromat, so bring your grimy duds, we provide the words and the suds! Emily Rubin, hosts.
Erin Courtney's play A MAP OF VIRTUE (produced by 13P and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll) recently won an Obie. Her other plays include DEMON BABY and HONEY DROP. She is co-founder of Brooklyn Writers Space, teaches playwriting at Brooklyn College and is a member of New Dramatists.
Aurorae Khoo is originally from Sacramento, California. She currently writes for Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," and has a commission from South Coast Repertory for a new play. In addition, she he has been produced and developed around the country and held various fellowships. She has taught at USC, NYU Tisch Asia, and Carnegie Mellon.
Douglas Light is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. His debut novel East Fifth Bliss received the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for fiction. He co-wrote the screen adaptation (The Trouble with Bliss), which stars Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, and Peter Fonda. His story collection Girls in Trouble won the 2010 Grace Paley Prize and was published in the fall of 2011.
Rosemary Moore plays, SIDE STREET, SLIGHT KIDNAPPING, AUNT PIECES, PAIN OF PINK EVENINGS and PINEAPPLE have been read or staged at the Cherry Lane, The New Group, New York Theater Workshop, New Georges, The Old Stone House, and Here. The Pain of Pink Evenings was published in The Best American Short Plays of 2001 by Applause Books.
Lizzie Olesker, co-producer, recently presented her solo piece TINY LIGHTS: Infinite Miniature at the New Ohio Theater and Invisible Dog in Brooklyn. Her plays have also been developed and presented at Proteus Gowanus; Clubbed Thumb; New Georges; the Cherry Lane; the Public Theater; and published in the Brooklyn Rail.
Emily Rubin, co-producer, is the author of the novel STALINA, an International Book Award finalist and a recipient of the Sarah Verdone Writers Award. She teaches writing workshops at Beth Israel Hospital, has produced more than thirty literary events in laundromats around the country, and is at work on a novel.