-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
NEW FEATHERS PRODUCTIONS
ANNOUNCES FEATURED FULL-LENGTH:
ONE-NIGHT ONLY – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th
A Theatrical New-Works Reading Series
Exclusively at the James A. Michener Art Museum
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT: www.michenerartmuseum.org
NEW HOPE, PA - (11/20/18) – New Feathers producers, Mandee K. Hammerstein, John Augustine and Greg T. Nanni, proudly announce the featured, full-length, new works reading; NAKED CALL by award-winning, playwright Ken Kaissar. Naked Call will be professionally produced and presented for one night only and is the featured reading as the successful season concludes at the James A. Michener Art Museum. Casting and direction TBA shortly. Tickets include a museum pass with access to the latest exhibitions and the ever-popular, pre-show wine gathering with the creatives at 6:15pm, Naked Call starts promptly at 7pm. Tickets on sale now at MichenerArtMuseum.org.
“It was obvious to me when we presented our short plays that the New Feathers audience is hungry for new work as well as being part of the creative process. And now it's a thrill to share my full-length work with them. It's always a pleasure to share new work with an audience that clearly wants it.” – stated Ken Kaissar
“Producing Ken’s full-length will be especially exciting for all three producers, as I sat in watching both John and Greg take part in a developmental reading of Naked Call during a Princeton Witherspoon Circle session. Observing this reading in particular was overly entertaining for the brain, it’s my hope our audience’s imagination will happily run wild in every corner too! With this show, one way or another, you’ll find yourself relating, while asking the question, how far would I push my own boundaries for the love of my art?” - stated Mandee K. Hammerstein
ABOUT NAKED CALL:
An Off-Off-Broadway theatre company produces a futuristic, post-apocalyptic, Dystopian tale, but the concept requires that the piece be performed in the nude. The play is fully rehearsed and the cast gathers for the first naked rehearsal. Hesitation sets in and causes the cast to scrutinize the concept. Are we getting naked out of necessary artistic expression? Or is this a desperate attempt to be noticed?
BIO: KEN KAISSAR:
Ken Kaissar’s plays have been performed or developed by Philadelphia Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Mildred's Umbrella, Fusion Theatre Company, Urban Stages and Passage Theatre. His ten-minute play CEASEFIRE (written in response to Israel’s war with Hezbollah in 2006) was an official selection in the 2012 New Works Festival at the Fusion Theatre Company in Albuquerque and the 2015 ReOrient Festival at Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco. His play THE VICTIMS OR WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT was a runner-up for the 2009 Princess Grace Award and was honored by Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative, a partnership of Golden Thread Productions, Lark Play Development Center, Silk Road Rising. His other plays include A MODEST SUGGESTION, THE MAN STANLEY and NUDE STUDY. He holds a BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University. He teaches playwriting and theatre history at Rider University and Stockton University.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
Show tickets $20.00 each at MICHENERARTMUSEUM.ORG – “New Feathers”
Select proceeds of all NFP ticket sales additionally benefit the James A. Michener’s educational programming department.
About New Feathers: New Feathers Productions is a professionally produced, ever-expanding playwright and performance reading series devoted to new works and are will be accepting open-submissions from all playwrights, submission details TBA. From inception and onto their exciting, second-season this fall, NFP promises to showcase theatrical works currently created by the award-winning playwrights of Princeton’s Witherspoon Circle and will be collecting new work for future programming from Bucks County area playwrights. NFP purposefully presents an edgy, industry-inside view to the creative development process with skilled performers, playwrights and directors. NFP aims to deliver a delightful and memorable mix of emotion-flexing, brain-teasing comedy, frank thought, post-conversation, while immersing participants in the experimental, theatrical process and encourages audience feedback to support new work. For the latest updates please visit the New Feathers Productions Facebook page at Facebook/NewFeathersProductions or email: NewFeathersProductions@gmail.com
About the James A. Michener Art Museum: The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits American art, and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines. Founded in 1988, the museum presents exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions and offers diverse educational programs that develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. Throughout the year, the Michener Art Museum hosts a wide range of programs open to the public, including lectures, artists conversations, gallery talks, artist studio tours, dance performances, jazz performances, family-themed activities, and other events. The Museum also offers a diverse selection of art classes for children and adults, which include instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking as well as programs for the public, schools, and teachers designed to support arts education. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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