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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Upcoming: Welcome Mat Reading Series

As I have noted before, New York offers some great chances to interact early with playwrights and actors as they progress works.  This company, Partial Comfort Productions, has mounted some amazing plays.  Here is a chance to see some works in progress.

Partial Comfort presents 8th Annual
April 16 - May 7 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Studio Theater

Partial Comfort Productions will present its 8th annual WELCOME MAT
READING SERIES of new plays. The four-week series will be staged at Atlantic Theater
Company’s Studio Theater (330 W 16th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) beginning April 16. Admission is free. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis with no advance reservation required.

The schedule for the  WELCOME MAT READING SERIES is:

Monday, April 16 @ 7:30 pm
Written by Nick Jones (The Coward, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, and The Nosemaker's Apprentice with Rachel Shukert). Directed by Lila Neugebauer (The Aliens - West Coast Premiere, SF Playhouse), Nick Jones' Grizzly  at Joe's Pub).

Monday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm
Written by Sam Marks (The Old Masters--Steppenwolf's First Look, The Joke--Studio Dante, Nelson--Partial Comfort). Directed by Daniel Aukin (4000 Miles at Lincoln Center, The Ugly One  at Soho Rep and THIS at Center Theatre Group).

Sunday, April 29 @ 7:30 pm
Written by Chad Beckim (After., The Maine Play, nami). Directed by Davis McCallum (A Bright New Boise - Drama Desk Nominations for Best Play and Best Director; Upcoming: February  House at Public Theater and Sam Hunter’s The Whale at Playwrights Horizons.)

Monday, May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Written by Jonathan Caren (The Recommendation - Old Globe; 2011-12 Dramatist Guild Fellow, The 2011 New York Stage and Film Founder’s Award Winner; Most Outstanding Play, 2007 New York Fringe Fest for Catch the Fish.) Directed by Mia Rovegno (We Play For The Gods at The Women’s Project; Burnt Umber by Erik Ehn at LaMaMa); Underland by Alexandra Collier (The New Ohio).

Partial Comfort Productions is a collaborative ensemble devoted to the development and presentation of original new theater. The company was co-founded in 2002 by Chad Beckim and Molly Pearson. Past productions include Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise (Best of 2010, New York Magazine), Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved (Best of 2009, Time Out New
York), a quartet of acclaimed works by Beckim (After., nami, The Maine Play and ...a matter of choice), Ross Maxwell’s Open House (Best Ensemble Award winner at FringeNYC 2006); Craft and Nelson by Sam Marks; Kidstuff by Edith Freni, Booty Candy by Robert O’Hara; and Play by OHara, Chay Yew, Kia Corthron, Eddie Sanchez, Keith Adkins and Tracey Scott Wilson. For more information visit

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