365 Days/365 Plays

The Public Theatre have committed themselves to produce Suzan-Lori Parks 365 Days/365 Plays, which will run from 13 Nov 2006 - 12 Nov 2007. 65 Theatre companies in New York have been re-cruited to help the Public Theatre accomplish this extrodinary theatrical feat.

In November 2002, the Pulitzer prize-winning Suzan-Lori Parks sat down and committed to writing a play a day for the next 365 days. The world premiere of this play cycle will be performed in major cities and communities around the country as a yearlong national festival.

From 13 Nov 2006 to 12 Nov 2007, simultaneous and separate performances of the play cycle by over 600 theaters will take place in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Washington D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Texas, the Southeast, and university campuses, creating the largest theater collaboration in U.S. history.

Spearheading the New York component of 365 Days/365 Plays, The Public has gathered together a diverse cross-section of New York City�s theater companies to participate in this project.

The selected theaters - curated by The Public and the 365 Days/365 Plays National Festival - will perform these brief, brilliant snapshots from the imagination of one of America's leading playwrights in numerous locations throughout the city.

Each week one participating theater will produce one week (seven plays) in the 365 Days/365 Plays cycle. Participants will produce their work in traditional theater spaces or site-specific locations. They may be staged readings or fully produced � but all will be in the spirit of celebrating the vibrancy of New York�s theater tradition with audiences and artists from every corner of the city.

At the end of each month, participants will be invited to share their work at First Sundays, a free public performance series at The Public the first Sunday of every month that will showcase the previous month of the play cycle.

Mon, 13 Nov 2006: Launch
Sun 3 Dec 2006: Weeks 1-3
Sun 7 Jan 2007: Weeks 4-8
Sun 4 Feb 2007: Weeks 9-12
Sun 4 Mar 2007: Weeks 13-16
Sun 1 Apr 2007: Weeks 17-20
Sun 6 May 2007: Weeks 21-25
Sun 27 May 2007: Weeks 26-28
Sun 1Jul 2007: Weeks 29-33
Sun 5 Aug 2007: Weeks 34-38
Sun 9 Sep 2007: Weeks 39-43
Sun 14 Oct 2007: Weeks 44-48
Mon 12 Nov 2007: Weeks 49-52

Visit Public Theater to keep up todate with the New York venture of the 365 play cycle.

The 65 Participating Theaters (borough residence):

3-d (Manhattan), Alec Duffy (Brooklyn), Ars Nova (Manhattan), Atlantic Theater Company (Manhattan)

Banana Bag and Bodice (Brooklyn), Barrow Street Theatre (Manhattan), blessed unrest (Manhattan), Blue Box Productions (Manhattan), Boomerang Theatre Company (Manhattan)

Clubbed Thumb (Manhattan), CollaborationTown (Brooklyn)

Desipina & Company (Manhattan), Dixon Place (Manhattan), Drama League Directors Project (Manhattan), duende arts (Queens)

Engine 37 (Neal Freeman) (Manhattan), Epic Theatre Center (Manhattan)

Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn), Gansfeld Theatre Company (Manhattan), Genesius Theatre Group (Manhattan), Guerrilla Girls On Tour (Manhattan)

HERE Arts Center (Manhattan), Hip-Hop Theater Festival (Brooklyn), Hourglass Group (Manhattan)

INTAR Theatre (Manhattan)

LAByrinth Theater Company (Manhattan), LightBox (Brooklyn), Lucid Theatre (Queens)

Ma-Yi Theater Company (Manhattan), MUD/BONE (Bronx)

Naked Angels (Manhattan), New Dance Group Arts Center (Manhattan), New Georges (Manhattan), New York Theatre Workshop (Manhattan)

Partial Comfort Productions (Brooklyn), Pig Iron Theatre Company (Manhattan), Polybe + Seats (Manhattan), Pregones Theater (Bronx)

Queens Theatre in the Park (Queens)

RACCA's Seaport Salon (Brooklyn), Rebel Theater Company Inc. (Brooklyn), Rising Phoenix Repertory (Brooklyn), Robot Vs. Dinosaur (Brooklyn)

Salt Theater (Manhattan), scenedowntown (Brooklyn), SITI Company (Manhattan), SLANT Theatre Project (Manhattan)

TADA! Youth Theater (Manhattan), Temporary Theatre Company (Manhattan), The 52nd Street Project (Manhattan), The Brick Theater Inc (Brooklyn), The Civilians (Manhattan), The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Manhattan), The Faux-Real Theatre Company (Manhattan), The Foundry Theatre (Manhattan), The H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players (Manhattan), The New Group (Manhattan), The New York Neo-Futurists (Manhattan), The Public Theater (Manhattan), The Tank (Brooklyn), The TEAM (Manhattan)

Universes (Bronx), Untitled Theater Company #61 (Manhattan)

viBe Theater Experience (Manhattan), Vortex Theater Company (Manhattan).

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