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Some thoughts on the movie “Birdman”

I finally saw Birdman last night and was blown away for many reasons, not least of which was the acting. I normally don’t bother to rave about the acting in a film of that level; I assume there’s no need, that great acting will be a given. But Birdman is not just a film with great acting; it’s a film …

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“The Humanist” at Dayton Playhouse

Next weekend I’ll be in Dayton, Ohio, for a production of my new play The Humanist at the Dayton Playhouse Future Fest. The Humanist tells the story of Ted Freedman, a classics professor at a public university who must fight to keep his job in the face of state budget cuts and an increasingly profit-driven educational system—all while dealing with …

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“The Silent Exile” at Repertorio Espanol

As a finalist in the MetLife Nuestras Voces Competition, The Silent Exile will receive a staged reading at Repertoire Español. The reading is at 6:30pm on Monday, November 18th, and is free and open to the public.

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“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” at San Francisco Playhouse

Big thanks to director Bill English for a terrific opening of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Performing in this play and working with such a talented and delightful cast and crew have been a one-of-a-kind experience. I look forward to the rest of the show’s run! The show runs until November 16th at San Francisco Playhouse. Also, check out my …

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“The Gods of Great Men” at the William Inge Center

The week-long developmental workshop of my play The Gods of Great Men at the William Inge Center will culminate in a staged reading on Saturday at 3:00pm. The play tells the story of a black Baptist preacher in Mississippi Ku Klux Klan territory who struggles to keep hope alive in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, as the return …

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Playwright-in-Residence at the William Inge Center

I’m thrilled to be joining a long list of outstanding artists as a playwright-in-residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts. Starting in mid-January, I’ll be doing a two-month stint at the Center, where I’ll be workshopping a new play, teaching playwriting classes, enjoying abundant writing time, and soaking up the small-town atmosphere of Independence, Kansas. I can’t wait …

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Alaska Bound

I’m heading to Valdez, Alaska, for the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, which will feature my play Body Language in a week of readings and productions by playwrights from all over the country. Alaska is beautiful in the summertime, and I look forward to joining a diverse and entertaining group of people on this venture. It’s a terrific way to kick …

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“The Silent Exile” at Urban Stages

Urban Stages is hosting a staged reading of The Silent Exile next Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00pm. It’s free and open to the public. The theatre is located at 259 W 30th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues). For more info, visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/165627720219505/?ref=notif&notif_t=event_invite

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“Body Language” reading

I’m looking forward to next week’s reading of my new play Body Language at Judson Memorial Church, courtesy of theNEST. The play is a racy and thought-provoking exploration of language, passion, and the extent (or limits) to which we have control over our own bodies. The reading will be directed by Malinda Sorci and features a fine group of actors: …

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“The Silent Exile” staged reading

The Silent Exile by Kuros Charney Staged Reading Monday, October 19th, 2009 7:30pm The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036 (between 9th and Dyer Aves) July, 2006. As Cuban exiles in Miami celebrate news of an ailing Fidel Castro, the Calderón family is in the midst of crisis. Lidia, a successful young lawyer, …

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