9–9:30pm / Oct 5 / Elebash Recital Hall

New Dramaturgies

Julia Jarcho

Jarcho will read from her new critical book about theater and negativity, Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater Beyond Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Then she will read from her current play-in-progress, Pathetic, a free adaptation of Racine’s Phèdre.

Julia Jarcho is a playwright and director from New York City with the company Minor Theater. She writes about theater, modernism, and critical theory in the English department at NYU. Her plays include The Terrifying (Abrons Arts Center 2017), Every Angel is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb 2016), Nomads (Incubator 2014), Grimly Handsome (Incubator 2013), Dreamless Land (New York City Players/Abrons 2011), and American Treasure (13P 2009). She has won an OBIE for Best New American Play (Grimly Handsome) and a Doris Duke Impact Award. Her book Minor Theater: Three Plays is available from 53rd State Press and her first critical book, Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater Beyond Drama, is published by Cambridge University Press.

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