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Monday, January 22, 2007

Panel Discussion: "Development Hell"

It may be far from summery today, but the folks at Ari Tepper's Summer Play Festival are continuing the interesting discussion series they started back during the last festival.

Tonight! Time Out's David Cote hosts what seems like a good mix of playwright-people on the whole issue of "Development Hell"--i.e. what's going with new plays in this country and why can't more of them get produced beyond a reading.

The guests:

Richard Nelson--prolific writer, now head of playwriting at Yale, and outspoken critic of the current process

Melanie George--"emerging" NY artist and "13P" playwright (the group dedicated to going around said process)

Morgan Jenness--one of the deans of all agents, formerly Joe Papp's dramaturg at the Public

Time: 7:30pm
Place: Studio Theatre, Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues.

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(seating "limited" as they say)

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