Gonna be totally honest, I'm so excited to be involved with this.
My dear friend and extremely talented playwright, Joshua Young, is a founding member of The Playwriting Collective, who are, according to their website, are "a playwright driven production company designed expressely for the purpose of giving voice to writers and artists from lower economic backgrounds."
This informal performance - which is happening this Friday, April 28th, at Dixon Place - is somewhere between a workshop and a reading, and will raise money for the Collective to give a grant to one playwright to produce their work. The group does great work, and you should definitely come out and support it if you can. You can also donate to them directly via their website, if you can't be there in person! ;)
GODZILLA VS MY EX-GIRLFRIENDS:
A PLAYWRITING COLLECTIVE PARTY
Friday, April 28th, 10 PM
161A Chrystie St.
New York, NY 10002
$15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 Stu./Sen./idNYC
More info and tickets available here.
ABOUT THIS SHOW
Godzilla’s alcohol fueled messy break-ups with other Kaiju are the stuff of legend. Now the hulking and foreboding Godzilla, a bi-poly serial dater fighting body dysmorphic disorder, looms over the helpless NYC.
While fleeing Godzilla’s rampage a man ducks under some rubble… only to notice every other person near Godzilla is someone he dated. It seems the league of his extraordinary exes have joined forces to take on the monstrous Godzilla. Amidst this fantasia of carnage, the dangers of dating are revealed as the true monster that not even Godzilla can defeat.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Playwriting Collective is a playwright driven initiative to support voices from lower economic backgrounds. We put the playwright first and seek out writers as well as stories, narratives, and characters that shine a light on the current state of America’s lower class. The work we cultivate is transmedia and we encourage our artists to indulge their imaginations. From vast multimedia spectacle, to puppetry, to audience participation… we want to uplift people artistically and socially through stories armed with all the weapons of modern stagecraft.
Joshua Young’s work has developed or produced at: The HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, The Exquisite Corpse Company (ECC), New York Madness, Naked Angels, Primary Stages, FringeNYC, MITF, and Planet Connections. His work has been supported by The 2015 Playwrights Horizons/ Kenyon Institute Playwriting Conference and The 2015 Dramatists Guild Conference: #WriteChange. He was a Mabou Mines/Suite 2016 Resident Artist Finalist and was a member of the ECC 2016 Fall Writers Group. He’s a proud member of the Dramatists Guild as well as an IATSE technician, designer and editor. He is a founding member of The Playwriting Collective, a playwright driven initiative designed to support writers from lower economic backgrounds.