PPAS Auditorium - 328 West 48th Street, New York, NY, USA
May 9 - 12, 2018
In the era of #FakeNews, this non-linear play explore themes of authenticity and layers of “realness” in all of its forms. Through shifting times and places throughout America, this play investigates our definition of authenticity while poking fun at today’s representation in Hollywood, our gullible culture, and obsession with social media. What does it mean to be real?
Designed to stimulate the creation of high-quality new plays for young artists, Waterwell’s New Works Lab @ PPAS presents stripped down, actor-centric productions that add to the canon of thematically rich, complex and original scripts and roles for student actors.
The 2018 writer is playwright Charise Castro Smith (Feathers and Teeth, Estrella Cruz, The Hunchback of Seville). Charise is currently under commission by South Coast Repertory and Trinity Repertory Company. Select acting credits include Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company/The Public Theater), An Enemy of the People (Baltimore Center Stage), and The Good Wife (CBS). Smith is the recipient of a Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, and is an alumna of Ars Nova’s Play Group and The New Georges Jam. She holds an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama and a B.A. from Brown University.
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