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Irondale Announces Play Project Award Recipient
Catch Encore Performances of
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie" by Jason Pizzarello
Friday, June 14 @ 7pm & Saturday, June 15, 2013, 2pm & 7pm
What: Play Project - "All I Really Wanted to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie" by Jason Pizzarello
When: June 14 @ 7pm, June 15 @ 2pm & 7pm
Where: Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $10 / 5 www.irondale.org
The Irondale Ensemble Project, one of New York's premier theater ensembles and a leader in the field of arts education announces the first recipient of the "Play Project" Workshop Award, Jason Pizzarello's "All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie". The play, which was received to rave reviews in March 2013, will be now be further developed in a supportive environment at the Irondale Center. Zombie, directed by Irondale ensemble member Damen Scranton, will celebrate this achievement with 3 encore performances of this popular piece which will take place at Irondale on June 14th, 7pm and June 15, 2pm & 7pm.
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie" addresses today's chaotic, challenging world, and how we often don't know where to turn for help. Little did we know that life's most valuable lessons lie within the undead. Finally, zombies engage us with musings on life, death, and everything in between. They show us that brains aren't everything... you are what you eat... and what doesn't kill you makes you... more alive. Recommended for ages 9 to adult.
About Play Project
Irondale's "Play Project" is a year-long series of staged readings that seek and develop high quality new plays that are specifically written for family audiences. The project was created and led by Irondale's Education Director, Amanda Hinkle and featured work by Vicki Haller Graff, Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko and authors Elisabeth Orion-Gray and Fredricka Gray. From the 4 plays given staged readings, Mr. Pizarello's play was selected for further development.
For 30 years, the Irondale Ensemble Project has created remarkable theater using improvisation. The Ensemble has developed its own brand of spontaneous creation: ensemble improv. This experimental approach to the creation of live, dynamic, and truly unique theater is the method our professional ensemble of actors and directors use every day in rehearsal. And that's also what we teach. If you're a performer, a spouse, a student, a teacher, an everyday explorer, a "new things" person, a "cool things" person, or one of our neighbors who pass our theater in Ft. Greene all the time, these performances are for you.