Chain Theater will host the Play Festival on July 16


The Chain Theater will host over 30 short plays and 2 full-length premieres, including a New York premiere by the iconic, award-winning writer and actor Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio, Uncut Gems) and the world premiere of Glynn Cosker’s Masked, a family drama chronicling the intimate dynamics of a family during lockdown.

Don’t miss this exciting festival of live performances created by top independent artists at one of New York’s premier Off-Broadway venues. All tickets are $22.

The celebration continues with The Art of Storytelling – A Free Workshop with NPR Storyteller Doug Cordell, Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. Book your place in advance online! Both seasoned and emerging writers are encouraged to participate in this interactive workshop. Open to the public! @DougCordell @dougcordell3

Masks and proof of vaccination compulsory for all audiences. Performers, production crew members and channel staff are all vaccinated. For Chain Theater COVID protocols, visit here: Can’t make it to the theatre? Live streaming options are also available!

CHAIN ​​THEATER The Chain always seeks to reflect and react to the world around us. Culturally. Politically. Socially. The public can get involved in the work of the channel, because the work concerns them, whatever it is. It is a place where artists and audiences can broaden their perspective.

Chain produced the world premiere of Garbageman by Emmy Keith Huff (A Steady Rain, Mad Men, House of Cards) and also collaborated with the Tony Award winner David Rabe (Sticks and Bones, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel). Past award-winning productions include: ​Hurlyburly​ by David Rabe​Flight over the Cuckoo’s Nest​ by Dale Wassermanand ​Talk Radio​ by Eric Bogosian. Chain Theater is located at 312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018. To learn more about the Chain Theater, visit @chaintheatrenyc

This event is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. @nyscouncilonthearts @nyculture


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