Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave. between 34th & 35th Sts.
Monday, April 3, free, 2:00 screenings, 6:30 artist talk
For nearly twenty years, North Dakota native Richard Maxwell and his New York City Players company have been staging award-winning experimental works that push the boundaries of what theater can be. The director and playwright has received accolades for such productions as People without History at the Performing Garage, Good Samaritans at St. Ann’s Warehouse and Abrons Arts Center, The Evening and Neutral Hero at the Kitchen, and House at the Ontological Theatre. His plays generally run between fifty and ninety minutes and feature overly mannered acting and abstract narratives. On April 3, screenings of three of Maxwell’s plays will be shown: 1998’s House at 2:00, 2005’s The Darkness of This Reading at 3:00, and 2014’s Isolde at 4:00. Then, at 6:30, Maxwell will sit down for a conversation with CUNY executive director and director of programs Dr. Frank Hentschker. (Admission is free, first come, first served.) Maxwell’s newest play, Samara, is having its world premiere April 4 to May 7 at the Mezzanine Theatre, presented by Soho Rep.