New Play Reading Series: The Year of the Rooster

June 9, 2014

Free event | Theater | Performing arts

New Play Reading Series: The Year of the Rooster

Marin Theatre Company
Eric Dufault, winner of MTC's 2013 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize
Director TBA
Cast TBA

Monday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m.

Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue | Mill Valley, CA 94941

New Play Reading Series readings are FREE, reserve tickets online or through the Box Office, seating is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Join Marin Theatre Company for a FREE public reading of a new play in development.

Gil may be a McDonald’s-employed schlub who lives with his mother, but he has happened upon his ticket to fame and fortune: Odysseus Rex, a champion-caliber rooster he is training to fight against a legendary undefeated foe. They both leave everything in the ring in this unexpected and hysterical new play about cockfighting.

MTC’s New Play Reading Series offers exciting script-in-hand readings of new plays by emerging playwrights. Readings are followed by a talk-back with the playwright, director and actors.

This developmental workshop was supported by the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize, which honors David Calicchio’s lifelong career as a playwright and supports MTC’s commitment to the discovery and development of new and emerging American playwrights. MTC awards the Calicchio Prize annually to a professionally unproduced playwright for a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice for the American theatre.

CONTACT | (415) 388-5208 |

The 2013 Calicchio Prize winner is Eric Dufault, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. His plays include Year of the Rooster (New York Times Critics’ Pick), The Tomb of King Tot, American Girls, and The Last Great Telemarketer. His plays have been performed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood as part of their “34th Annual Marathon of One Act Plays” and Mainstage series. Additionally, his work has been performed at the Flea Theatre, Marin Theatre, the 52nd Street Project, the Magnet Theatre, Theater for the New City, Lark Play Development Center, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. He is the recipient of a 2013 Sloan Commission, the 2013 David Calicchio Emerging Playwright Award, the 2010 Lipkin Playwriting Award, and the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Harle Adair Damann Playwriting Award. His work is included in the “Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2014” and “Best New Plays of 2014” anthologies. He is a member of the Obie award-winning Youngblood Playwriting Group.

Marin Theatre Company is committed to exploring and developing new work for the American theater, supporting playwrights with their creative process from conception to production and engaging audiences with the best contemporary new plays. Through multiple programs, MTC seeks out writers and champions projects for continued life on the MTC stage and beyond. With our commissioning program, new play prizes, new play staged readings series, playwright residencies and a commitment to world premiere productions, MTC promotes the future of the American theater.

Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our 231-seat main stage theater, as well as a five-show Theater Series for Young Audiences in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theatre in our 99-seat studio theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of world premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and membership in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students from over 40 Bay Area schools each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 |

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