Tuesdays@9 / 1st Mondays / Angels In Progress
KICKS OFF A NEW SEASON THIS MONTH
Naked Angels is committed to strengthening a community of artists through the development and production of provocative new work.
The foundation of Naked Angels’ commitment to new work is a unique development program called the 3-Step Formula that provides writers, actors and directors with a menu of opportunities to experiment with their work – from early ideas to completed script. The first step of the Formula is Tuesdays@9, a weekly ‘open-submission’ environment in which writers and actors gather to bring the first breath of life to brand new material – ten pages at a time. Tuesdays@9 is a community salon (think the “Cheers” bar for theatre-folk), unhindered by the pressure of industry attendance or critique. The second step of the Formula is 1st Mondays, which take place monthly and facilitate the first readings of full-length plays. After 1st Mondays, a play may have the opportunity to receive a weeklong workshop at Angels In Progress, which are scheduled based on selection and availability and culminate in a public presentation.
The month of September brings the first installments of each level of Naked Angels’ 3-Step Formula:
1st Mondays – Monday, September 13, 2010 at 3:30 PM
A reading of The Atomic Generation, A New Musical
Book by Josh Halloway, music and lyrics by JC Hopkins, directed by Daniel Kutner
at the D-Lounge – Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square (101 East 15th Street)
Tuesdays@9 – Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 9:00 PM
at D-Lounge – Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square (101 East 15th Street)
Angels In Progress – public presentation on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 4:30 PM
The Mnemonist of Dutchess County, a new play by Josh Koenigsberg, directed by Laura Savia
A public presentation will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 4:30pm at the Ars Nova Penthouse (511 West 54th Street)
The most recent success story of Naked Angels’ 3-Step Formula is the Tony-nominated play Next Fall, written by Naked Angels Artistic Director Geoffrey Nauffts. Next Fall began its journey ten pages at a time in Tuesdays@9, was developed through the rest of the 3-Step Formula, and was eventually produced Off-Broadway by Naked Angels in the Summer of 2009 before landing a Tony-nominated (Best Play, Best Director) run on Broadway earlier this year. The production received rave reviews for both its Broadway and Off-Broadway runs.
Celebrated playwright and Naked Angels founding member Kenneth Lonergan also used the 3-Step Formula to develop the plays Lobby Hero and The Starry Messenger, as well as the Oscar-nominated screenplay You Can Count on Me.
Naked Angels’ 3-Step Formula represents the core mission of Naked Angels – strengthening a community of artists through the development and production of provocative new work – and is in its 19th year in New York. The program is also bi-coastal, with weekly meetings taking place at St. Mark’s Pub in Los Angeles for the past eight years.
For more information about Naked Angels’ 3-Step Formula and other
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SINCE 1986, NAKED ANGELS has played a role in developing critically acclaimed new plays including Next Fall, The Substance of Fire, Side Man, Tape and Fault Lines. The core of their commitment to new artists and new audiences is the 3-Step Formula beginning with Tuesdays@9 (cold readings of plays, screenplays, stories and music in early development), 1st Mondays (public readings of new plays), and Angels in Progress (weeklong workshops). Naked Radio brings together the next generation of Naked Angels to create podcasts, blogs and videos through a Writers’ Room collaboration.
Naked Angels is led by Geoffrey Nauffts (Artistic Director), John E. Alexander (Managing Director) and Andy Donald (Associate Artistic Director).