In the summer of 2014, DRT presented a series of solo works as readings at MONDO, the cultural gathering place in downtown Summit (www.mondosummit.com). The series was received with enthusiasm, so we plan to return to MONDO for more solo readings in the summer of 2015…or earlier!
Watch this space for new dates and titles during the summer of 2015.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm
101 Humiliating Stories by Lisa Kron
Lisa Kron dives deep into the universal experience of humiliation. With charm and intimacy, the play shares a series of humiliations past, present, and future, including exquisitely detailed anecdotes like “Geeky Celebrity Encounters” and “How I Spent All the Petty Cash From My Office on Makeup.” An invitation to perform at her high school reunion in Lansing, Michigan, triggers another series of anxiety-filled fantasies. How will she, a lesbian East Village performance artist, cope with her Midwestern classmates? 101 Humiliating Stories is evocative, moving, and, overall hilarious.
“On the surface 101 Humiliating Stories is a lighthearted monologue that touches only glancingly on sexual political issues. But underneath, it is a subtle and intriguing exploration of the nature of performance.”
- NY Times
Featuring: Laura Ekstrand
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm
The Tricky Part by Martin Moran
A true story of sexuality, spirituality and the mystery of human experience, THE TRICKY PART is one of the most heralded one-man plays in recent memory. Between the ages of 12 and 15, the author had a sexual relationship with an older man. Now 42 and an established New York actor, he has transformed his story into a riveting, often funny and always surprising journey through the complexities of Catholicism, desire and human trespass.
“A translucent memoir of a play…shattering.” —NY Times. “Powerful.” —NY Post. “Surprising and moving! Startling, marvelously told.” —NY Newsday.
Featuring: Harry Patrick Christian
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir (which The New York Times called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief...a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage”), Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play.
“Didion has a peerless ear for the music of words in motion.” – NY Times. “Poignant, heartbreaking and wry…In Joan Didion’s beautifully written play, the emotions are so genuine we can’t help but be deeply affected.”
Featuring: Noreen Farley
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Grounded by George Brandt
An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.
“Grounded is a heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary and perfectly-structured solo drama ... an essential story for our times.”
- The Scotsman
Featuring: Harriett Trangucci