A THOUSAND WORDS: 7 SHORT PLAYS ON PHOTOGRAPHY

Genre: Other
Short Plays Inspired by Susan Sontag's On Photography

PHOTO PLAYS features new work from acclaimed playwrights Nastaran Ahmadi, Alex Dinelaris, Charles Forbes, Michael John Garces, Kirk Lynn, Deb Margolin and Sharyn Rothstein as well as a photography exhibit by Israeli Reichman. The seven plays are loosely informed by Susan Sontag's seminal examination of photography, On Photography. The provocative program reveals what it's like on both sides of the camera. From a cheeky beefcake calendar shoot to a chance meeting with a former lover, from grieving parents left with only a photo of their deceased son to Internet dating expectations gone awry, PHOTO PLAYS looks at the medium from a variety of angles and offers searing, heartfelt and even funny riffs on Sontag's commentary. What power do photographs hold? What can they tell us? Are Internet dating profiles true to life? Can looks be deceiving?

Preview:   07/07/06
Open:   07/07/06
Close:   07/16/06

Schedule:
Friday - Sunday, July 7 - 9 at 8:00 pm; Thursday - Sunday, July 13 - 16 at 8:00 pm
Theater:   Interart Theatre
Address:   500 West 52nd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$10.00 or Call: Reservations at (347) 993-0258
Company: Shalimar Productions         Official Web Site: www.shalimarproductions.org