Join SPACE and playwrights Eliza Bent, Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, James Tyler, and Ryan King at Playwrights Horizons for readings of their SPACE-developed plays as part of their 2016 Working Farm residency.
Wine and farm-fresh bites to follow each reading. Admission is free. Register below:
East of West Town by Cusi Cram, April 4th, 7pm
A steamy romance on a Greek Island. A mysterious Airbnb guest in Chicago. People and countries collide in unexpected and precarious ways in Cusi Cram’s comedic thriller East of West Town, where seemingly innocent actions could wind up being deadly.
Cusi Cram’s plays include A Lifetime Burning (Primary Stages), Dusty and the Big Bad World (Denver Theater Center), Lucy and the Conquest (Williamstown Theater Festival), All the Bad Things and Radiance (LAByrinth), Fuente (Barrington Stage), The End of it All (South Coast Rep) and Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation (Lewis Center for the Arts). Her musical collaboration with Lisa Loeb, Camp Kappawanna was a New York Times Critics’ Pick during its run at the Atlantic Theater Company. Her theater work has been supported with fellowships and residencies from the Ford Foundation, the Herrick Theater Foundation, The Bogliasco Foundation, The Camargo Foundation, The Stillpoint Fund, New Georges’ Audrey Residency, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory, The Atlantic Theater Company, The Actors Theater of Louisville, New Georges, and LAByrinth Theater. Her work has received developmental support from The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The Lark, INTAR, The New Group, The Public Theater and the Fornes Institute. She’s also written many teleplays and pilots for kids and adults and worked as a writer on Showtime's, The Big C, starring Laura Linney. She is a long-time writer on WGBH’s children’s program Arthur, for which she has received three Emmy nominations. Cusi recently directed her first film, Wild and Precious, through AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women where it won The Adrienne Shelly and Nancy Mallone Awards and played at over twenty festivals nationwide. She currently teaches playwriting and screenwriting in the Dramatic Writing Program at NYU and at Primary Stages/Fordham’s MFA Playwriting Program. Cusi is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company and sits on New Georges’ Kitchen Cabinet and on the boards of The Leah Ryan Prize and the Lilly Awards Foundation.
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