During the month of October, the A.R.T. will present free play-readings on stage at the Loeb Drama Center, featuring new work by dynamic young American writers: Dan LeFranc (recipient of the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award), Angela Sun (winner of the the 2010 Phyllis Anderson Contest, an annual competition open to all Harvard University students), and graduate students of the Brown University Playwrighting Program.

The readings are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 5, 7 p.m.
“Origin Story”
By Dan LeFranc
Directed by Hal Brooks
Loeb Drama Center Mainstage

Nowheresville, U.S.A. — Pronoun, a teenage superhero with the ultimate identity crisis,  is thrust into a deadly battle against crime, puberty, and tentacle monsters from Japan. “Origin Story” is a technicolor portrait of American teen culture, a comic book come to life with a surprise on every panel.  Dan LeFranc is the recipient of the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award.
Featuring members of the A.R.T. Institute class of 2011.

Wednesday, October 6, 7 p.m.
“Crossings”
By Angela Sun
Directed by Mia Rovegno
Loeb Drama Center Mainstage

Lynn lives between the monotonous world of her slowly fading publishing office and the crepuscular world of a bridge where she occasionally meets her adventurous daughter, Esther. One day Esther leaves the bridge for the underworld. When Lynn meets Mr. Smith, an extraordinary ordinary man, her two worlds blur, and she finds herself on a journey to bring her daughter home.
Angela Sun is the winner of the the 2010 Phyllis Anderson Contest, an annual competition open to all Harvard University students.
Featuring members of the A.R.T. Institute class of 2011.

Friday, October 8, 7 p.m.
“High Tea: An Evening of Nonsense”
By Victor Cazares, Theo Goodell, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Ian McDonald, and Margaret Namulyanga
Loeb Drama Center Mainstage

Join the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2012 for readings of five short nonsense plays, written by the graduate students in the Brown University Playwriting program.

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