Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Zombies at Naked Angels

The best part of living in New York is finding your own favorite spots. You don't live in anybody else's city, and there are as many ways to navigate it as there are ginko leaves on Central Park West. One of the secret little gems for playwrights is the weekly happening known as Tuesdays @ 9 hosted by the heavenly Naked Angels. Each week raw pages are cooked over an open flame by passionate actors in cold reads. What you get is the collective energy of a great room of over 100 people, (which is a larger audience than half the shows I've seen) who are all expecting something to be good. I had the chance to hear part of my Zombie play Homo apocalyptus read last week, and when the vibrancy of smart actors meets the written page, a little bit of magic seems to happen. You know you're in the right place, and suddenly the big cold city starts to feel more like home.