Colt Coeur's Play Hotel reading series will present an industry reading of Justin Kuritzkes' The Sensuality Party on Monday, January 14th at 7pm at 80 Varick Street in Manhattan. Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Recall, Fish Eye, Seven Minutes in Heaven), the cast includes Lily Garrison (A Thought In Three Parts), Louisa Krause (The Flick), Drigan Lee (Six Degrees of Separation), Gayle Rankin (TRIBES), Cameron Scoggins (The Big Meal), and Matt Stadelmann (Seven Minutes in Heaven).
The Sensuality Party explores the ramifications of an orgy between a small group of friends on a college campus. A night that begins somewhere between a dare and a lark moves quickly from indulgence to danger to irreversible consequence. With a nod to the events of September 11th and the Occupy Movement, The Sensuality Party takes a blunt look at our culture's obsession with pleasure, pain and the blurry spaces in between.
Colt Coeur (Recall, Fish Eye, Seven Minutes in Heaven) is a NY-based ensemble of actors, designers, playwrights and directors dedicated to making original, story-driven, aggressively visceral theater. Play Hotel is Colt Coeur's ongoing reading series, and their principal arena for developing new work. They are currently developing projects with Eliza Clark, Matt Friedberger, Max Posner, Steven Levenson, and Caleb Scott. Previous Play Hotel readings have included: Adam Bock's Marcy Comes Homes, Jesse Weaver's We Shall Catch Larks and Alena Smith's Plucker.
Justin Kuritzkes' plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, New Orleans, and Providence. He is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, and a finalist for Ars Nova's 2013 Play Group. Justin's work has been featured in festivals and contests across the country, including: The New York International Fringe Festival (As the Boat Approaches), the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One Act Play Contest (An Autobiography About My Brother), the Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition (Autobiography), the California Young Playwrights Contest (Hawaii), and the Blank Theater Company Young Playwrights Festival (Death and Taxes). He is a member of The Collectin, a Los Angeles/New York based company of writers, directors, and actors with whom he has directed his plays The Sensuality Party and As the Boat Approaches. His play Growth was a semi-finalist for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in 2011. A collection of his short plays, Trivia About Unimportant People and Other Plays, was presented at the 45th Street Theater and An Autobiography About My Brother was recently published in the University of New Orleans' Bayou Magazine. A graduate oF Brown University, Justin earned his B.A. in both Philosophy and Literary Arts and studied playwriting with Gregory Moss, Lisa D'Amour, and Erik Ehn. In addition to writing and directing plays, he also acts and performs improv. Justin was born in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Artistic Director of Colt Coeur. Recent directing/choreography credits include: Everything is Ours (Chautauqua ), RECALL (Colt Coeur/Wild Project), Church (Harbor Stage), Will Eno's The Flu Season (ACT), Fish Eye (Colt Coeur/HERE), Mormons... (Barrington Stage), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Yale), Dead Man's Cell Phone (NYU), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Emerging America Festival& HERE), Heart Torture Station (New Georges), Missed Connections (Ars Nova), One Child Born (Joe's Pub), The Long Tail (Abrons Arts Center), and Three Days of Rain (Fort Worth, Texas). Recent recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Fellowship and the EST/Sloan grant, Adrienne is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.