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by GINA FEMIA
directed by ELENA ARAOZ

ONE NIGHT ONLY! MON, OCT 21 at 7PM!

STANDBY LINE BEGINS 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE READING 

Allonda and her friends wrestle their way through the summer—sometimes it’s on the playgrounds in the projects of Coney Island, sometimes it’s with their feelings and often it’s at home. A coming of age story about friendship and heartache, Allond(R)a asks—how much is too much to fight for?

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READINGS ARE FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

The Newman Mills Theater at
THE ROBERT W. WILSON 
MCC THEATER SPACE
511 W 52 ST
NY, NY 10019

STANDBY LINE BEGINS 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE READING 

Run Time TBD

CREATIVE TEAM

GINA FEMIA (PLAYWRIGHT) has written 33 full-length plays. She is a Core Writer with the Playwrights Center, a current member of both Page 73’s Interstate 73 and the Ingram New Play Lab, and is an alum of EST Youngblood, Pipeline Theatre’s Play Lab, Project Y’s writer’s group and New Georges’ Audrey Residency. Her play, ALLOND(R)A is included on the 2019 Kilroys List and was a runner-up for the Yale Drama Prize. Her work’s been seen and heard at Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Theater of NOTE, Great Plains Theatre Conference, among others. She’s received commissions from EST, Spicy Witch Productions and Retro Theatre Productions and residencies with Page 73, Powerhouse, NTI at the O’Neill, Fresh Ground Pepper and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Winner: Leah Ryan Prize and Doric Wilson Award. www.femiagina.com.

ELENA ARAOZ (DIRECTOR) Upcoming productions include Fur at New York Theatre Workshop Next Door with Boundless Theatre Company and the opera I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams (next at Resonance Works Pittsburgh after its acclaimed world premiere last month with White Snake Projects at The Paramount, Boston). Recent productions include Original Sound (Cherry Lane), Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds (NYTW Next Door), Migration Plays (McCarter Theatre Center), Sweat (People’s Light), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), In Between (Walnut Street Theatre), and with Boundless Theatre: The Conduct of Life, Mud and Prospect. Opera: La traviata (New York City Opera at BAM), Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera North), Falstaff and Così fan tutte (Brooklyn Philharmonic at BAM), Latin Lovers (Glimmerglass). Currently, Elena has running the national tour of Sugar Skull! (Mexico Beyond Mariachi) and is in development on Richard Kagan’s commercial musical Havana Music Hall. Faculty: Princeton University. www.elenaaraoz.com

 

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