Beginning this season, PlayLabs will occur
during the Fall each season.
Mon Sept 9, 7pm—Owned
Mon Sept 16, 7pm—Absolution
Mon Sept 23, 7pm—Mike and Seth
Mon Sept 30, 7pm—Nicholas Maeve Marianne
Admission is free
All PlayLabs are full and booking is now closed. A wait line will be formed on the evening of each PlayLab for those who missed the booking period but still wish to attend.
The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
(between Bleecker Street and Hudson Street)
In September, MCC Theater will present its annual PlayLabs reading series, which is free to the public. New plays by members of the theater's Playwrights’ Coalition will be presented at The Lucille Lortel Theater. These readings take the development of new plays to the public, bringing you exciting new work and giving the playwrights a chance to hear their freshest scripts in front of an audience.
PlayLabs feature brand new work by some of the most exciting writers working today. Each has his or her own unique, exciting voice that we can’t wait to share with you. Hear their work read by New York's best actors - past readings have featured Michael Shannon (Oscar nominee for Revolutionary Road, Bug), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Marin Ireland (reasons to be pretty on Broadway, Blasted), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), and many more.
MCC Theater PlayLabs bring new plays to you. But they also bring you to new plays. Join us after every reading for a reception, a chance to chat with the artists and meet other new play enthusiasts. Click here to check out past PlayLab line-ups.
|Artists and Audience Members from our PlayLabs in June 2013.
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Mon Sept 9
written by Julian Sheppard
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Ray and Ed have been in the same place in their lives longer than they can remember--and nobody says when I grow up I want to be a bartender. When an opportunity to change everything comes along, can they succeed in making their dreams come true? And where does Morgan, the woman who breezed into the bar one afternoon, fit in? A dark comedy about true friendship and useful lies.
Mon Sept 16
written by Brooke Berman
directed by Trip Cullman
When twenty-something Alicia is drawn to sexy bad boy Ryder, she's brought to her senses by a charismatic spiritual healer who claims to have all the answers. But ten years later and still without a committed relationship, will these same answers satisfy her?
Mon Sept 23
Mike and Seth
written & directed by Daniel Talbott
Childhood friends Mike and Seth share a hotel room the night before Mike's wedding, as a winter ice storm rages outside. Unable to sleep, they desperately try to make sense of themselves, each other, and their unknown future. What do two best friends say to each other on the night before everything changes?
Mon Sept 30
Nicholas Maeve Marianne
written by Matthew Stephen Smith
directed by Jaclyn Biskup
Bushwick. A cold kitchen. Three estranged friends reunite. Fueled by bourbon and excited debate they attempt to rekindle their old friendship... Before tomorrow they'll confront a shared desperation, fighting to save what happiness and home they have left.
Actors to include: Patch Darragh, Brett Donaldson, Maxwell Hamilton, Rachel Lee,
Christopher McLinden, James McMenamin, Deirdre O’Connell, Jonny Orsini, Jeremy Shamos,
Shannon Sullivan, and Haley Treider.
Programming and casting is subject to change.