Why You Can’t Miss the Star-Studded Reading of ‘Jane Burgoyne’
There’s something exciting about seeing a new play in development. You get a peek in the mind of the playwright and experience stages of the creative process. On April 30, National New Play Network is celebrating 20 years of supporting and nurturing new plays with a reading of Robert Moulthrop’s new play “Jane Burgoyne,” featuring Laura Dreyfuss, Kathleen Chalfant, and Geneva Carr.
Here are four reasons you don’t want to miss this star-studded reading.
1. It has a rock-star cast.
If you recognize these three actors, it’s probably because they’re all wildly talented. You may have seen Laura Dreyfuss on “Glee” or in “Dear Evan Hansen.” If you love the CBS series “Bull,” you’ll definitely recognize Geneva Carr. It’s also quite possible she made you cry in “Hand to God” on Broadway with her Tony-nominated performance. And you may have casually seen her on “House of Cards,” “The Affair,” “Law and Order SVU,” and many other shows.
2. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
In a reading, there are no costumes or props; it’s all about the words. The actors will literally be “reading” from the script and they’ll likely be discovering nuances in the moment. Readings are typically closed events for industry members so this is a truly unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity.
3. The director is a Tony nominee.
Moritz von Stuelpnagel knows how to direct a family drama, and if you saw his brilliantly directed “Hand to God” on Broadway you likely already know. He’s an in-demand director who has worked on Broadway, the West End, and at many amazing Off-Broadway theaters like The Public, MCC, Ars Nova, and more.
4. You’ll be supporting The National New Play Network.
National New Play Network is the country’s alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays. Through Rolling World Premieres, the New Play Exchange, and more, the National New Play Network is a vital part of new work nationally. Ticket sales from “Jane Burgoyne” support National New Play Network’s programs.