In honor of World Theatre Day, the NYCWTD Coalition presented a reading of the Around-the-Globe Chain Play at the Lark Play Development Center.

This reading livestreamed on HowlRound TV on Wednesday, March 27 at 23:00 GMT/UTC (London) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco).

Conceived by NYCWTD lead coordinator, Amanda Feldman, the Around-the-Globe Chain Play is a single script written by 16 different playwrights from around the world. Starting and ending in NYC, each writer had roughly 24 hours to compose one to five pages of text in an ever-evolving storyline. Doug Howe directs ten actors in this unique experience, while spectators watch both in person and online, alongside some of the playwrights.

 

The playwrights are:

  • Dominique Morisseau (USA, NYC)
  • Bekah Brunstetter (USA, LA)
  • Van Badham (Australia)
  • Mixkaela Villalon (Philippines)
  • Janice Poon (Hong Kong)
  • Abdelrahem Alawji (Lebanon)
  • Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo)
  • John Freedman (Russia)
  • Ulrike Syha (Germany)
  • Enver Husicic (Netherlands)
  • Zainabu Jallo (Nigeria)
  • Beatriz Cabur (Spain)
  • Sarah Grochala (UK)
  • Sigtryggur Magnason (Iceland)
  • Noe Morales Munoz (Mexico)
  • Caridad Svich (USA, NYC)

The actors are Renita Martin, Mike Hodge, Victoria Pollack, Maxwell Eddy, Jennifer Dorr White, Ruy Iskandar, Richard Prioleau, Leila Buck, and Maria McConville.

The reading is followed by a World Theatre Day reception where a number of New York Cities theater luminaries read International Theatre Institute's World Theatre Day Message written in 2013 by Dario Fo.

The New York City World Theatre Day Coalition was formed in 2010 to create a widespread awareness of World Theatre Day in New York City by connecting the NYC theater community to other theater communities around the world and encouraging audiences in NYC and beyond to celebrate with us by attending the theater. Companies and artists can become a member of the NYC World Theatre Day Coalition, celebrate theatre and participate in World Theatre Day activities by going to here

 

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