Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of: OPEN HEART MEDITATION by Jonathan Caren, directed by Laura Savia. The cast includes Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Crystal Finn and Jeffrey Hawkins.
OPEN HEART MEDITATION
Carly is nine months pregnant and can't stop eating sand. Her husband Russell won't remove his running shoes long enough to stand by her side. When she calls on her spiritual best friend for guidance, Carly's capacity for love is challenged in a way she never thought possible.
Jonathan Caren's plays have been read at Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theater, Partial Comfort Productions, The Lark Development Center, NY Stage and Film and The Berkshire Theater Lab, among others. His play, The Recommendation, will premiere in 2012 at The Old Globe in San Diego. He is a 2011-12 Dramatist Guild Fellow, the 2011 recipient of the Founder's Award from NY Stage and Film, a participant in the 2011 TS Eliot US/UK exchange, a Kennedy Center finalist, and Most Outstanding Play winner in the 2007 NY Fringe Festival. He is a recent graduate of Juilliard and attended Vassar College.
Laura Savia has directed plays for Ars Nova, The Drama League, At Play, the 24-Hour Plays, Acting for a Cure on Broadway, and NYU. She has directed readings or workshops for the Public, the Roundabout, Second Stage, Naked Angels, and many others. Assistant directing includes Broadway's The Merchant of Venice. Co-conceiver of The Living Newspaper, which has performed at Le Poisson Rouge, Joe's Pub, and the A.R.T.'s Club Oberon. Director of the Workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival; five seasons on Atlantic Theater Company's staff; 2009 Drama League Fellow; graduate Northwestern University.
OPEN HEART MEDITATION will be read on Monday, September 19 at 7pm. The OUT LOUD Series is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. Please call 212-977-1700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54 Street. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.
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Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theatre, comedy and music artists in the Early Stages of their professional careers. Our unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work. For more information on Ars Nova's programs, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.