An uproarious new play by ML Kinney, Life Among The Natives is one-woman's journey out of the closet and into the jungle. Jewel Native, mild mannered accountant and lesbian, is not out to her family. Her girlfriend Amanda has talked her into having a family dinner so that Jewel can come out and announce their wedding plans. What follows is a farcical adventure through the life of the Natives. Directed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, with performances by Maria Teresa Creasey, Adam Law, Amir Levi, Geoffrey Parrish, Kristen Rozanski, Miranda Shields, Adia Tucker, and Amy Windle. Further information is available to view at www.milkcantheatre.org.
Life Among The Natives will be performed as part of The Milk Can Theatre Company's monthly reading series Scene Herd Uddered. To call it a reading series is a misnomer. Scene Herd Uddered isn't actors sitting in chairs simply reading a script. Instead, each presentation is the culmination of seven weeks of intense developmental work. We give a team — usually composed of a playwright, a director and a group of actors — a budget, rented space in which to show their work, a stage manager, publicity, and a support staff of dramaturgs. This is a rare opportunity for emerging artists to spend seven weeks developing a project together, without the intense pressures and constraints usually associated with the production of a new play. We gladly push teams to take huge creative risks and stretch the boundaries, rather than driving towards a neat, traditional end product. Each month we invite the public to view these projects-in-progress and share their views on them. We hope you will join us on Sunday, September 9th at 7 pm at The Star Theatre, Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor. Tickets are $10. There will be a discussion with the writer, director, and cast after the performance.
Theater: Times Square Arts Center Room 411
Address: 300 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036