Lauren Ferebee is the featured playwright for On the Square Productions third reading in their Write Angle Series for their 2011-2012 season. The reading of Somewhere Safer will take place on Monday, February 27th at 8pm at The Bridge Theatre at Shetler Studios (244 W 54th St., 12th Floor) This event will serve as a fundraiser/benefit for the not for profit theatre company. Somewhere Safer marks the first piece to go through the company's Square One Writing Series dedicated to providing artists a place to create and develop new work.
Lauren Ferebee is an actor, musician, and writer who trained at the world class Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. She has co-founded Brooklyn- based Rebellious Theatre Subjects (nytheatre.com's Top 10 List), has performed as Ophelia in Hamlet at The Tank, as and also has also penned the play Invisibility, or Tiny Rockets. More info can be found at www.laurenferebee.com
You wanna make people sing for you, get at the thing that pulls them up from their guts… A journalist. A radical. A prodigy. A CEO. A wife. A star anchor. A junior aide. A great man's brother. The woman who photographs them all. A play about how things explode in the pursuit of greatness and what happens in the aftermath.
The reading will be directed by Deborah Wolfson (B'way: The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys, In Your Image-59E59 Theaters, The Bobbed Haired Bandit- A New Musical NY Fringe Festival 2011, Monroe, IL: Over Here/Townie (On the Square at The Flea), Twelfth Night (The What You Will Speakeasy), America: A Problem Play (Planet Connections Festivity for On the Square Productions), Williamsburg! The Musical (Director & Choreographer, NYIFF and FringeBENEFIT Reading Series), Brecht's Drums in the Night (Bee Sting at The Flea), Williamstown, Red Bull Theater. Deborah Wolfson is also the Literary Manager of On the Square Productions. The cast features the talents of Virginia Baeta (The Secretaries- NY Fringe 2009, The Wonder at Theatre Row) Michelle Beck*(Love's Labor's Lost at The Public, As You Like It and The Tempest with the Bridge Project), Katlyn Carlson* (The Bobbed Haired Bandit- A New Musical- NY Fringe 2011, Dirty Dancing Nat'l Tour, The Ballad of Emmett Till at The Goodman), Dan Cozzens (The Tenant with Woodshed Collective) David Crommett*, Ryan Farrell* (Dirty Dancing Nat'l Tour, Television: Blue Bloods, All My Children) Michael Finnerty, Daniel Graff, Logan Tracey* (Fallen Angel, Winner Outstanding Musical at the NY Int'l Fringe Festival 2006), & Amelia Workman* (One Quarter at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lear at Soho Rep)
On the Square Productions believes that vibrant and dynamic theatre can be experienced wherever there are fresh ideas and a desire to bring them to life. Our primary mission is to seek out and produce original work by contemporary playwrights with meaningful stories to tell. Always encouraging engagement with the written word, we strive to bring theatre to new audiences through developmental play readings, educational outreach, and site-specific productions through out Astoria and Manhattan.
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at http://somewheresafer.eventbrite.com/.
*Actors Appearing Courtesy Actor's Equity Association