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Short Stuff 4- THE WAR AT HOME  | Open: 06/15/07 Close: 07/02/07
Drama Desk nominated and OBIE winning theatre company The Barrow Group (312 West 36th ST.) presents its 4th annual selection of new short works:

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SHORT STUFF IV - THE WAR AT HOME

Five provocative new shorts by writers Arlene Hutton, Barbara Lindsay, K. Lorrel Manning, Dee Ann Newkirk, and Julia Ryan focusing on the Iraq War and its effect on our culture at large.

Directed by K. Lorrel Manning, Alix Steel, & Jacob Garret White

THE WAR AT HOME: Friday night talk back sessions:

June 15th with Playwright Arlene Hutton

June 22nd Paula Rogovin co-founder of Military Families Speak Out Monday June25th

Playwrights: K. Lorrel Manning, Dee Ann Newkirk, and Julia Ryan __________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE PLAYWRIGHTS

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Arlene Hutton is a MacDowell Colony fellow and member of the Dramatist's Guild. Her first full-length, LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, received a 2000 NY Drama League nomination for Best Play and more than fifty regional productions. Her plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service and in the Smith & Kraus Best Women Playwrights anthologies. A four-time Heideman Award finalist and a three-time Samuel French Short Play Festival winner, her NY credits include: The Barrow Group, Circle-in-the-Square Downtown, Alice's Fourth Floor, Ensemble Studio Theatre, HERE, and Vital Theatre.

Barbara Lindsay's first full length play, FREE, won the NY Drama League's 1989 Playwriting Competition and had its premiere production in London in 1991. There have been more than 90 productions of her plays and monologues.

K. Lorrel Manning is a 2006 fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting from the New York Foundation of the Arts. His plays have been developed at the Roundabout, Rattlestick, the Barrow Group, and the Lark. He made his Off-Broadway playwrighting debut last year with the critically-acclaimed play A&J Rule The Universe. His play WOOL was a semi-finalist for this year's O'Neill Playwrights Conference.

Dee Ann Newkirk's first play, Fall in New York was produced by the Barrow Group then adapted into a short film, directed by Seth Barrish and produced by the West Coast Ensemble (LA). Other plays: My Funny Valentine, which had an extended run at the Barrow Group, as well as at the Elephant Asylum Theatre (LA), and Either/Or Madonna/Whore, Pops at Yo! Yo! Theatre Company (LA).

Julia Ryan has written stand up comedy, essays, ad copy and an epic one-woman show entitled The Flying Cloud. The Knife is her first foray into writing for more than one actor. Recently, Julia wrote a short documentary advocating the historic preservation of DUMBO, a neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront.

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THE DIRECTORS

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K. Lorrel Manning's recent directing credits include A Steady Rain (The Barrow Group), The Questioning (Emerging Artists Theatre Company) Ramble (Wings Theatre), Classyass (Center Stage Theatre), ...Not Waving (Center Stage Theatre).

Alix Steele A 2001 graduate of Northwestern, where she directed Stephen Sondheim's Company. She has directed productions ranging from The Trojan Women to Alice in Wonderland. Her theater company, Blue Collar Productions, produced Clinton's View, NY Fringe Festival 2003.

Jacob Garrett White Director for Barrow Group and Theatre at St. Mary's "Medal of Honor Rag", AxialTheater's "Twenty". Assistant Dir. - Barrow Group's"26 Dates and Counting" and "Glass Jaw".

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THE PLAYS

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40 STAT. 76 by Arlene Hutton

If the media doesn't cover something, is it really happening?

Directed by Alix Steel Cast: Daniel Dugan, Anne Richardson & Shannon Patterson

THE KNIFE by K. Lorrel Manning and Julia Ryan

They say he needs help. He says he doesn't. Or does he?

Directed by K. Lorrel Manning Cast: Julia Ryan, Reggie Oldham & Vincent Piazza

SOURCE OF INFORMATION by Dee Ann Newkirk

Based on the horrifying, true events that took place in Mahmoudiya, Iraq on March 12, 2006. A courtroom drama focusing on: an affidavit, four U.S. soldiers, one Iraqi girl and a lot of confusion and cover-up.

Directed by Jacob Garret White Cast: Hope Singsen, Armin Parsanejad & Hunter Emery

HERE TO SERVE YOU by Barbara Lindsay

Two weary travelers find an unattended shoe in the airport terminal, one of them calls security, and the fun begins.

Directed by Alix Steel Cast: Rozie Bacchi, Brant Spencer & Edward Connors

HAPPY NEW YEAR by K. Lorrel Manning

2 Iraq veterans reunite in a V.A. hospital on New Year's Eve to contemplate the future.

Directed by K. Lorrel Manning Cast: Michael Cuomo and William Oliver Watkins

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