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Greater Buffalo launches new play reading series at Theatre for the New City

Theatre for the New City (TNC) launches its new monthly play reading series New City, New Blood with a reading of Robyn Burland's Greater Buffalo on Monday 19 Jun 2006. The new playreading series is curated, directed and hosted by Michael Scott-Price, TNC's Literary Manager.

The TNC says that "New City, New Blood hopes to provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier stages of Development. Audiences will get the opportunity to provide feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight from audience response."

The first play chosen for New City, New Blood Reading Series is Robyn Burland's Greater Buffalo

Greater Buffalo asks 'Can you really go home again?' Glen is a romantic loser under house arrest in his basement. Kelly is his next-door neighbor and childhood sweetheart. When Kelly returns from college during Christmas break, the two must confront their pasts.

Robyn Burland received an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University in 1994. Her play 'Piecework' played to sold-out audiences at Theater for the New City in 2004. Other credits include: 'After Loyal' at Moving Arts (L.A.); 'Walkmania' at New Georges; 'A Savior Needs a Nice Smile' at The Women's Project Directors Lab; and 'Wives on the Rocks' at the Ground Floor Theater. Currently, she teaches English and Drama in the Bronx.

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