News: Free Reading on 12/11 of the David A. Einhorn Playwriting Prize Winners
On Sunday December 11 at 2pm, there will be a presentation of the winners of the first David A. Einhorn Playwriting Prize The event will be held at the Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd Street. The event will run 90 minutes and include readings of the 1st and 2nd prize winners, some words about David Einhorn, and a talkback on the topics addressed by the plays.
Admission is free, but there is a two-drink minimum for in person attendees. Reservations can be made at untitledtheater.com. Those attending via livestream can do so by visiting triadnyc.live at the time of the event.
1st Prize: Human Resources, by Matthew Minnicino. Directed by Edward Einhorn. Two mid-level employees in a dystopia discuss their day, politics, poetry, and the quality of the sandwiches from Sandwich Vending Kiosk 6B dash 2 (they're pretty good!).
2nd Prize: 等一下 děng yīxià (wait a little), by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin. Directed by Chongren Fan. Oak and Marbles know how to make things grow, but somehow they keep forgetting. In this surrealist examination of Asian American community building, three generations must figure out how to persevere and survive.
Performed by Craig Anderson, Maggie Cino, Lydia Gaston, Sara Rahman, Yvonne Roen, and Ann Marie Yoo.
The event is being held on what would have been David Einhorn's 61st birthday. David A. Einhorn
was the Co-Founder of Untitled Theater Company No. 61, and he served as board treasurer throughout the company’s history. His vision helped shape the vision of the company throughout. He was also an intellectual property attorney, whose career spanned over 30 years, after graduating from Columbia Law School. He was also a Lieutenant Colonel JAG (Judge Advocate General) officer for the NY Guard. He was part of the rescue efforts after the 9/11 attacks for which he was awarded the Defense of Liberty Medal.
Matt Minnicino is a queer jewish theatremaker, teacher, and adaptor who co-founded the COVID-related theatre initiative Theatre Without Theater and teaches playwriting at Mary Baldwin University. his essays have been published by HowlRound, The Dramatist, and others.
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is a writer, performer, educator, and new work advocate. Garvin is the 2022 BAPF Play Selection Advisor, the Tank’s 2022 Pridefest curator, and a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, a Brooklyn-based art incubator, as well as teaching playwriting at Cornish College of the Arts.