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Second Sight on Sunday

Here’s information on an intriguing reading at New York City’s SOHO20 Gallery Chelsea, a gallery promoting the work of women artists and serving the community through public events since 1973.

SOHO20 Gallery Chelsea and 29th Street Rep’s The Hive Present

A Staged Reading of

“SECOND SIGHT”

Clairvoyant, visionary, crime solver? Cindy Cooper’s fascinating and moving drama about Gerard Crosiet, known as “The Mozart of Psychics”, directed by Michael Hillyer. Presented by 29th Street Rep’s The Hive, founded by Paula Ewin, and Soho 20 Gallery Chelsea, 547 West 27th Street, NYC

Sunday, November 21st, 2010
7:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:30pm)
$5.00 Suggested Donation

Cindy Cooper is an award-winning playwright and journalist. Her book, “Mockery of Justice” was made into a CBS-TV movie.  Her plays have been produced in New York by the Women’s Project, Primary Stages, Wings Theatre, Art & Work Ensemble, Theatreworks, Starfish, others. A two-time Jerome Fellow, her plays are published in 15 volumes.

Michael Hillyer is an accomplished New York director with numerous credits at such established theaters as Irish Arts Center, Playhouse 91, Theater for the New City and Wings Theatre Company. He was an Associate Director of Blue Heron Theater in New York until its closing.  At 29th Street Rep, Michael directed COYOTE UGLY, SINGLE AND PROUD, COMMON GROUND and BUFFALO KILL.

Led by 29th Street Rep Founding Member Paula Ewin, The Hive is a reinvention of the award-winning Off Broadway theater company originally established in 1988. The Hive invites and provides artists with an environment of networking and resources for boundary breaking projects in all mediums. The Hive is a testimony to the various talents displayed and contributions made by the numerous women who wove their own unique thread into the fabric of the theater.  The Hive has partnered with the SOHO20 Gallery, now located in the vibrant art scene in Chelsea, to present a series of readings of plays and other literary material commencing in February 2010.

Over the years, 29th Street Rep has been home to many premieres of new American plays including Tracy Lett’s KILLER JOE (NY Premiere),  Bill Nave’s NECKTIE BREAKFAST and BIBLE BURLESQUE (starring Ed Norton).  29th St. Rep produced the North American premiere of Anthony Nielsen’s controversial West End hit THE CENSOR as well as Rona Munro’s highly praised BOLD GIRLS.  Their 2000 adaptation of Charles Bukowski’s SOUTH OF NO NORTH (STORIES OF A BURIED LIFE) ran over 100 performances. The Rep’s 2003 production of Charles Willeford’s HIGH PRIEST OF CALIFORNIA was cited by the New York Times as one of the best Off-Broadway plays of the season.

SOHO20 was founded in 1973, in New York’s Soho art district, as a non-profit, artist-run organization devoted to increasing public awareness of the excellence and diversity of women’s art.  Today, the gallery continues its commitment to supporting women in the arts through its organizational partnerships and ongoing programming. The Hive and SOHO20 look forward to exploring common themes found in their respective mediums. Please join us for an evening of stimulating theater and art!

For more information: Pewin@msn.com  www.soho20gallery.com

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