We’re getting ready for Season 2.0 of our Developmental Play Reading Series, and we’d like to announce our first reading- David Stalling‘s, “Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell.” You can check out more about David here or on the MTWorks website.
Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell
Sunday, Sept. 26th 7:30pm
Time Out New York Lounge @ New World Stages
340 W. 50th St- NY, NY 10019
A bit of history on the play and of David:
Imagine an island in hell where Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria… wait for their men. What happens when women’s lib icon Anaïs Nin arrives to turn their afterlife upside down? Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell explores the question of whether Sartre was right and hell really is other people, or whether we carry around our potential for damnation or salvation within ourselves.
David Stallings is a New York City based playwright known for writing plays about the dark customary behaviors that affect society. His concentration as a playwright can be summed up by a Village Voice review of the play he is submitting for your consideration, Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell: “Why a male playwright would write a staunchly feminist play…is beyond comprehension, but thank the gods for David Stallings’ Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell.”
The play won the 2nd Biennal Arthur W. Stone New Play Award (Louisiana Tech University), 1st Prize Boston Theatre Works Unbound Festival, and was a Semi-finalist of the 2008 Princess Grace Awards. It was a selection at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival (garnering positive reviews available upon request), has received several readings in New York and Boston.
We are at OTSP are truly looking forward to this reading, and we hope to see you all on the 26th!