Size Matters and The Confession will receive staged readings this August in The Platform Group's Ladder Series: A Staged Reading Series Aimed at Getting New Plays to the Next Rung. Out of more than 100 submissions, ten new plays will receive a staged reading at The Creek and Cave in Long Island City, NY. The Ladder series is scheduled to begin in July and continue into early October.
On Sunday August 19, 2012 at 1pm, The Platform Group will present Size Matters by Bruce Post (John Gassner Playwriting Award). The play is a ridiculous black comedy that highlights the sexual politics of gender. The staged readings will be directed Dina Epshteyn (Lubbock or Leave it) ). The Cast includes BranDon Jones (ReEntry Actors Theater of Louisville/Round House Theater), Jack Haley (30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire and Law & Order: SVU, Hope Springs with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones), Claire Gresham (Awesome Bear with EST), and Domenica Galati (world premiere run of Separation Rapid at The Chenango River Theatre, The Sopranos).
On Sunday August 26, 2012 at 1pm, The Platform Group will present The Confession by Will Arbery (A BURIAL, PAULA & STROM). The play is a dark comedy involving a relationship that develops between two priests. The staged readings will be directed by Ilana Becker (Assistant Director Broadway, Reasons to be Pretty). The cast includes Daniel Marcus (Broadway's 1776, Woman in White, Pal Joey, Urinetown), Harrison Unger (The Awakening), Christopher Norwood, and Trent Dawson (As the World Turns 3x Emmy nomination).
The Creek and Cave is located at 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The reading will be followed by a talkback with the playwright, director, and cast. $7 Tickets. All ticket sales will go towards future Platform Group programming. To purchase, visit www.theplatformgroup.org.
The Ladder Series is a Theatre Authority Approved Benefit.
The Platform Group is a New York Theatre Company formed in early 2010 run by Shara Ashley Zeiger. Platform's mission is to produce work that excites, inspires and provides a place to stand on. In 2011 Platform produced a sold-out run of John Patrick Shanley's Savage in Limbo that extended Off-Broadway for an additional sold-out run.