A New Kurochkin Play for Austin - Open Reading November 6th
Apologies for the long silence; we've been breaking a lot of strings! Here's the scoop: Please join us for the first reading of Dulcey and Roxy at the City Council on Wednesday, November 6th at 8:00 PM the Off Shoot. Playwright Maksym Kurochkin and translator John Freedman will be in attendance, thanks to generous support from:
- St. Olaf College
- The University of Texas' Playwriting Program
- The University of Texas' Comparative Literature Program
- The University of Texas' Slavic Studies Program
- The University of Texas Performance as Public Practice Ph.D. Program
Fundraising update: We've reached the $5,000 mark in our $6,000 fundraising drive, to facilitate John and Max's visit to Austin for a crucial series of workshops in early November, 2013. Please consider pitching in by clicking on the donation widget, to your right. Thank you!
And here's the story:
A year ago, Breaking String Artistic Director Graham Schmidt visited Moscow as part of an artistic exchange initiative sponsored by the federal government. He met with Maksym Kurochkin - one of Russia's most celebrated living playwrights, whose plays Breaking String has staged with great success here in Austin (Bento Bonchev and Vodka, Fucking and Television), and commissioned a new play from Max, to be developed and premiered right here in Austin.