The Dark Room
The Dark Room at Cleveland Public Theatre will return on May 14!
This Month: Featured Reading of Alexandra by David Zinman and an Open Mic session!
The Dark Room is a place where the writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow. The Dark Room is an ongoing event held on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Dark Room returns Tuesday, May 14
The Parish Hall at Cleveland Public Theatre
(Just east of the Gordon Square Theatre Box Office)
6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
7:15 pm: Sign-up begins for writers and actors (space is limited). Writers can bring up to 10 pages of work to be read; actors will be cast on the spot!
7:30 pm: Featured Reading of Alexandra by David Zinman
8:30 pm: Open Mic Begins
About the Featured Reading: Bedridden after an accident, Eddie Mitropoulos sinks into a deep depression. But a friend in New York tries to raise his spirits via long distance. He phones him and tells him about a beautiful woman he has met named Alexandra to whom Eddie becomes attracted -- sight unseen.
About the Playwright: David Zinman is a former reporter for the Associated Press and Long Island Newsday. His plays have been produced at Louisiana State University, the University of South Carolina and Chautauqua. Zinman's drama, Strom in Limbo, about the legendary Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, was nominated for the Weissberger Award for excellence in playwriting. His play Who Killed the Kingfish? - based on the stormy career of Huey Long, the demagogic Louisiana senator and governor in the 1930s, was performed at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge on the 75th anniversary of Long's assassination. Zinman's short plays include Mr. Smart Ass, a finalist in the 2009 Tennessee Williams One-Act Play competition. Zinman graduated from Columbia and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. For its centennial this year, the school picked 100 Great Stories by its students. It included Zinman's stories on the New Orleans school integration crisis (1960), the first public school desegregation in the Deep South.
And don't forget - FREE Magic Hat Beer!
Writers - bring your work! Actors - come out and read!
If you are interested in being a featured writer at a future Dark Room, please send a 20-30 page script along with a short bio, cast requirements, descriptions of the characters and a synopsis of the piece. Writers wishing to present during the open session portion of Dark Room may submit shorter works, up to ten pages, in advance of the event or bring them on the night of the event. All submissions should be made to Mindy Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org or to John Busser at email@example.com
See you in the Dark Room!
May 14 - May 14 2013
Tickets are $5 suggested donation at the door encouraged but not required
Tickets may be purchased by calling (216) 631-2727 extension 501, or in person at our box office.