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Friday, September 13, 2013

Upcoming: Give The People What They Want

Tony Award Winner Greg Kotis Premieres
(seven plays for five actors)
October 10 - November 11

Tony Award-winning playwright/lyricist Greg Kotis (Urinetown) returns to the New York stage with the World Premiere of GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT (seven plays for five actors). Written and directed by Kotis, performances begin October 10 at The People’s Improv Theater (aka The PIT).

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT (seven plays for five actors) is a collection of seven short plays that explore love, sex, truth, sex, money, sex, and justice. In that order.

The production stars Micah Sherman, Dan Hodapp, Keisha Zollar, Chris Roberti, and Julie Sharbutt with sound design by Matthew Callahan and lighting by Michael Montalbano.

Greg Kotis is the author of many plays and musicals including Urinetown (Book/Lyrics, for which he won an Obie Award and two Tony® Awards), All Your Questions Answered, Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards, The Boring-est Poem in the World, Yeast Nation (Book/Lyrics), The Truth About Santa, Pig Farm, Eat the Taste, and Jobey and Katherine.  His work has been produced and developed in theaters across the country and around the world, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Conservatory Theater, American Theater Company, the Eugene O’Neill National Theater Conference, Henry Miller’s Theatre (Broadway), Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Stage and Film, Perseverance Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Soho Rep, South Coast Rep, and The Old Globe, among others.  Greg is a member of the Neo-Futurists, the Cardiff Giant Theater Company, ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild, and was a 2010-11 Lark Play Development Center Playwrights Workshop Fellow.  He grew up in Wellfleet, Massachusetts and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife Ayun Halliday, his daughter India, and his son Milo.

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT (seven plays for five actors) runs Thursday, Oct. 10; Friday, Oct. 18; Friday, Oct. 25; &Friday, Nov. 11. All performances are at 8:00pm. The PIT is located at 123 E. 24th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), accessible from the N,R,4&6 trains at 23rd Street. Tickets are $15 at 800-838-3006 or

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