112th: Bookshop Workshop
Join us on Saturday, April 18th, at 3pm and 5pm for a back-to-back Bookshop Workshop event! The workshop will feature a reading at 3pm of The Wonderful Wonderful Things by Dean Poyner as part of the First Draft New Play Festival; and a reading at 5pm of Lost Stories of the American Coast by Seth Simons as part of a three-part Reading Series.
Dean Poyner is a Southern playwright living in New York City. His plays have been developed and produced with the Tennessee Repertory Theatre (Ingram New Works Lab), Great Plains Theatre Conference, Playwrights’ Center (Core Member Apprentice), Kennedy Center, The Puzzle Festival NYC, Centre Stage Greenville (New Play Festival Winner), Trustus Theatre, Arena Players Repertory Theatre, Hyde Park Theatre, American Theatre of Actors, Cairns Festival Australia, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and in residency at The Studios of Key West. Dean has received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation screenplay award, the Helford Prize for Drama, Holland New Voices Playwright Award, two Shubert Foundation fellowships, and been a Finalist or Semi-Finalist for a whole bunch of other stuff. BA Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. MFA Carnegie Mellon University. Dean’s latest adventure is being a brand new dad. www.deanpoynor.com
Seth Simons comes from Boston, lived in Philadelphia for a spell, and now mostly hangs around Brooklyn. He's worked with the Circuit Theatre Company, Painted Bride, and 13th Street Rep. Plays include UR-PLAY, ALL THE BIRDS HAVE DISAPPEARED, and IMPOSSIBLE PLAY (POSSIBLE POEMS). Poetry in Matchbook, Peregrine, and elsewhere.
Bookshop Workshops is committed to exposing audiences and emerging writers to a community of interaction that challenges the way we engage, create and come to the theatre. Our programming gives writers a space to take risks and invite audiences to become part of their processes. This can happen in bookstores, at cocktail parties or by picking up a magazine. Find out more about their work on their website: http://bookshopworkshops.org/