Kicky-Wicky was named a semi-finalist, for the third year of the “Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries” competition, 2019-20, American Shakespeare Center.
Dear Birthmother Letter was named a finalist for the Judith Royer Award of Excellence in Playwriting, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2019.
A Script-in-hand reading
7:30 PM, Thursday, March 7
Tufts University Hillel
220 Packard Ave., Medford, MA 02155
In 1858 New Orleans, theatre manager and playwright George Washington Lazarus has two problems on his hands, and both of them involve trial scenes: an actor in his own company has chosen to play Shylock for a benefit performance; and his trial for first-degree murder begins the next day. Lazarus refuses to defend himself; but his wife and daughter may have other plans.
Inspired by people, events, and plays featured in the Bernard Hewitt Award-winning book, Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage, by Heather Nathans, Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Tufts University
Barbara Wallace Grossman
A script-in-hand reading of
A Puppeteer with the Palsy Performs Scenes from Shakespeare, or, The Ghost in the Machine
by Cary Mazer
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7PM
Bruce Montgomery Theatre
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Directed by Edward Sobel
Featuring Peter DeLaurier with Sara Outing
Support for the workshops and the reading has been provided by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
Cary Mazer was awarded an Independent Creative Production grant from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation to workshop his play, A Puppeteer with the Palsy Performs Scnes from Shakespeare. He will be working with actor Peter DeLaurier and designer/actor/puppeteer Sara Outing, both to develop te play and to work out the cmplexities of the puppetry,. The workshop will culminate in a public reading, at a date to be determined.
Dear Birth Mother Letter has been slectedas a finalist in the inaugural “Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries” competition atthe American Shakspeare Center.
I will be attending the Shakespeare Theatre Association meeting in Cincinnati on January 18th, 2018, to participate in a “table session” on “Shakespeare Companion Plays”–plays that Shakespeare companies might consider presenting along side of their Shakespearean repertoire … i.e. plays like SHYLOCK’S BEARD, SEVEN LECTURES ON HAMLET, A PUPPETEER WITH THE PALSY PERFORMS SCENES FROM SHAKESPEARE, BENEFIT PERFORMANCE, and GOT YOUR BACK.
My play, Seven Lectures on Hamlet is getting a script-in-hand reading THIS MONDAY in the Arcadia Lobby of the Proscenium Theatre at the Drake, on Hicks St., off Spruce between 15th and 16th. It is directed by David O’Connor, and features the astonishing Bi Jean Ngo.