By: Brian Scott Lipton
The 92nd Street Y has announced some upcoming events of particular interest to theater fans.
On Monday, September 10, the Y´s Makor series will host The New Face of Drama, a discussion of theatrical trends featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and the eight playwrights whose work will be presented this season by Playwrights Horizons: Sarah Ruhl, Jordan Harrison, Kate Fodor, Michael Friedman, John Dempsey, Rinne Groff, Sarah Treem, and Adam Bock.
On Sunday, September 23, three-time Tony Award nominee Alan Alda will speak with playwright Roger Rosenblatt, while on Wednesday, October 24, Rosenblatt speaks with Obie winner Christopher Durang. On Sunday, November 11, Tony winner Victoria Clark will give a vocal master class. On Monday, December 3, British actress Ruth Rosen will present her one-person show William Blake at 250.
Looking ahead to next year, on Monday, January 21, the Y will present Seven, a group of monologues based on the oral histories of women, the playwrights will include Anna Deavere Smith. On Wednesday, February 20, Grammy Award winner Paul Simon, who wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman, will talk with U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Finally, on Monday, March 3, Christine Baranski and the cast of TFANA´s upcoming production of Antony and Cleopatra will read scenes from the play and join in a discussion with director Darko Tresnjak and artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz.