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Sep 20, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Pavilions

Staged reading series EASTERN EUROPEAN PLAYWRIGHTS: WOMEN WRITE THE NEW. Free admission.

Eastern European Playwrights: Women Write the New

Written by Milena Markovic
  Directed by Marcy Arlin
A Grand Guignol horror story about sexual and physical abuse, drug addiction and the desire for love and intimacy in a working class housing block in Belgrade, Serbia. A reading from the award winning production, which has toured internationally, by one of Serbia's foremost new playwrights
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Milena Markovic - Playwright
Milena Markovic is an award winning playwright, poet, and screenwriter born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1974. She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Department of Dramaturgy. She is an Associate Professor at the Academy of arts in Belgrade. Her plays and poetry have been translated into many European languages. "The Pavilions" was recently mounted in Japan.

Some recent works include: GLITTERING WOODS, BASTARD SIMEION, BOAT FOR DOLS, TRACKS. Productions in Belgrade, Ljubljana, Poznan, Vienna, Tokyo, Novi Sad, Chicago.

Awards include: Sterija Award for Best Dramatic Text, Todor Manojlovic Award for Dramatic Sensibility, and the Poetry Award in 2010, adn the Minsk and Alexandria Awards for Best Screenplay for "Sutra ujutro".


Marcy Arlin -

Recent projects: Eastern European Playwrights: Women Write the New: staged readings of plays from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia; East/West/East: Vietnamese immigrants out of war, a trilingual (Czech, Vietnamese, English) binational project about Vietnamese immigrants in the Czech Republic and the U.S.; Journey Theatre, an 8-month theater project with survivors of torture; Sweet Karma by Henry Ong, based on the life of Haing Ngor, a survivor of the Cambodian killing fields; The First Time, by Michal Walczak; Caridad Svichs Tropic of X, and Jovanka Bachs Marko the Prince, about a village during the 1990s Balkan war.

Directing venues include: Soho Rep, La MaMa, 59E59, HERE, New Dramatists, Vineyard, EST, New York Fringe, Dublin Fringe, The Public, NYTW, Barrow Group Theatre, Ellis Island Museum, BAX, Tenement Theatre, Artheater/Koln, Teatrul Imposibil/Romania, Yiddish Book Center. Notable directing: 365/365U/Suzan-Lori Parks, Heresy/Sabina Berman, Red Bull/Vera Ion, Australian Aboriginal Voices/Andrea James, Waxing West/Saviana Stanescu, Cracking Mud is Pinching Me/Haya Husseini, A Taste of Freedom/Aurorae Khoo.

She is Curator/Director of: Czech Plays in Translation, Dis-Location/Re-Invention (The New Group/MESTC), Unexpected Journeys: plays by women from Muslim cultures, After the Fall: New Romanian Theatre, and Difficult Dialogues: plays about religion.

Publications include: Co-Editor Czech Plays: 7 New Works (Martin E. Segal Theatre Publications), Oldish Woman Leaves Earth Man.In.Fest/ Romania, Conversations on the Prague Quadrenniale, 2003 with Maxine Kern, czechtheatre.cz; Creating Outdoor Museum Theatre, Museum Theatre Newsletter; Garcia Lorca & the American Audience: Cultural Influences on Theatre Appreciation, College Language Association; Under Fire: Theatre in Nicaragua, Theatreworks; Poems & Drawings from Prison, by Daymon Cabrera, translation for Amnesty International, Canada.

She was Guest Speaker on Immigrant Theatre at the 2003 Prague Quadrennial, University of Chicago (her alma mater), Brown and NYU and guest lecturer on community-based theater at Yale.

She coordinated play presentations for the 2008 PEN World Voices at MESTC. Marcy is a Lecturer in Theater at Hostos College/CUNY.

Recent awards: TCG/ITI Travel Grant, CEC Artslink, NYSCA, DCA, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Association of Immigrant Lawyers.




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Sep 20, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


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