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Monday, November 14, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep continues 2016-17 staged reading series with WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION
















Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION, written by Eugenie Carabatsos and directed by Christina Roussos.

This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7 pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $15 (advance purchase), $20 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public.Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://middirrep.bpt.me) by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006

Nathan Darrow
Midtown Direct Rep continues 2016-17 staged reading series with WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATIONThe cast will include MDR members Nathan Darrow (TV: Meechum in Netflix's House of Cards, Preacher, Billions, Gotham), Diane Davis (Broadway/Off-Broadway: Golden Boy, Festen, Old Acquaintance, Drama Desk Nominee for The Model Apartment) and Elizabeth Ward Land (Broadway: Amazing Grace, Scandalous, Memphis, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Southern Comfort at The Public Theater).

About WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION

Inspired by a missing scene in Crime and Punishment, We Will Not Describe the Conversation follows a massage therapist whose newest client has come with the news that her estranged brother has committed a heinous crime--killing and elderly woman with an axe--and is nowhere to be found. The women try to piece together how this happened, while also uncovering their own dark desires and the fear that they will one day turn out like him.



About Eugenie Carabatsos

Eugenie Carabatsos is a New York based playwright. Her full-length plays have won the Kennedy Center Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award, BroadwayWorld Award for Best Play in South Carolina, the Trustus Theatre Playwrights Contest, the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Writing Competition, the Venus Theatre Festival, the University of Tulsa’s WomensWork Competition, and the Variations Theatre Group’s Unchained Festival. They have been produced by Trustus Theatre, iDiOM Theatre, and South Park Theatre, as well as in festivals and through development programs like the Great Plains Theater Conference and Last Frontier Theater Conference. She graduated with her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016, and received her BA from Wesleyan University in 2010. More info at www.eugeniecarabatsos.com or New Play Exchange.

About Theater at The Woodland
Midtown Direct Rep’s Theater at The Woodland is a series of readings of new plays and musicals in development, presented on Sunday evenings in the Parlor at The Woodland, right in the center of Maplewood Village. The readings include lively post-show discussions with the cast and creative team, fostering a fun and collaborative environment that allows the audience to be a part of the development of vital new works. Many of the plays presented by this reading series have gone on to major productions off-Broadway, in regional theaters, and beyond. Additional readings for the 2016-17 season will be presented on December 11th and February 12th.

About Midtown Direct Rep

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the resident theater company of The Woodland in Maplewood, NJ, is a professional, ensemble-based theater company of over 100 working Broadway actors and theater professionals who call South Orange and Maplewood home. Midtown Direct Rep is dedicated to developing and presenting new plays and musicals focusing on work that reflects our diverse community. Midtown Direct Rep is also the local presenter of the hugely successful event Listen to Your Mother, which showcases local writers and performers each year around Mother’s Day. The Company is led by Managing Director Aliza Wassner, Artistic Producer Steven Tabakin, Literary Manager Marni Raab, and Artistic Advisor Sandy Rustin. For more information, visit http://www.middirrep.org.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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