Ben Randle

THEATRE DIRECTOR

Aurora Theatre's Global Age Project Announces 2014 Line-up

Aurora’s international forward-looking playwriting festival, Global Age Project (GAP), has announced the prize-winners for this year's festival.GAP culminates in a series of FREE play readings, including a reading of Pulitzer-Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz's new play, #therevolution, directed by Ben Randle.

Each GAP reading will be followed by an audience discussion of the contemporary issues raised in the work.

Aurora Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Tom Ross states, “The ninth year of The Global Age Project has brought the diverse perspectives of many new playwrights to our attention. We received over 360 script submissions, more than double the submissions we received last year, with subject matters focused primarily on home front issues, including parent and child relationships, sexual faithfulness, sexual identities, and bullying; we also received a number of relevant yet surreal political allegories. Led by GAP co-producers M. Graham Smith and Deborah Taylor, this year’s GAP script reading committee and the GAP Director’s Council sessions were filled with strongly expressed opinions and no holds barred excitement; I believe that our GAP audiences will feel the same way.”

Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright and educator living and working in Brooklyn. Full length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (produced at Aurora in 2012), Welcome to Arroyo’s, and #therevolution. Awards: 2011 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; winner, 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play; winner, 2011 OBIE Award, Best New American Play; and the inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship from The Public Theater (2011). His work has been produced, commissioned, and developed at The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman, Second Stage, Victory Gardens, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, among many others.

Open seating; doors open at 7pm. Make a $25 donation to the festival to reserve a seat for one performance. $100 reserves a seat for each play.

More infortmation HERE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 7:30pm #therevolution by Kristoffer Diaz directed by Ben Randle    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 7:30pm Technicolor Life by Jami Brandii Directed by Marissa Wolf   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7:30pm Saguttarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman Directed by M. Graham Smith   MONDAY, MARCH 3 FEBRUARY 10, 7:30pm Welcome Home by Stephen Brown Directed by Darryl V. Jones  

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 7:30pm

#therevolution

by Kristoffer Diaz

directed by Ben Randle 

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 7:30pm

Technicolor Life

by Jami Brandii

Directed by Marissa Wolf

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7:30pm

Saguttarius Ponderosa

by MJ Kaufman

Directed by M. Graham Smith

 

MONDAY, MARCH 3 FEBRUARY 10, 7:30pm

Welcome Home

by Stephen Brown

Directed by Darryl V. Jones