New works by Diaz, Jacqmin to premiere Monday at ATC

The Silver Project arrives at ATC

A free performance  of new short works by Kristoffer   DiazSteve Harper, Laura Jacqmin, Joel Drake Johnson and Justin D.M. Palmer are slated to premiere Monday, March 1 as  part of the second installment American Theatre Company’s  Silver Project.   Tickets are free for the event,  which starts at 7:30 p.m. at  the theater, 1909 W. Byron, but reservations are requested. To make a reservation, call  773/409-4125. More information is available on the ATC web site, www.atcweb.org.

 The Silver Project is part of the company’s ambitious year-long 25th Anniversary celebration. To mark the milestone, Artistic Director PJ Paparelli asked over 30 playwrights across the country to choose a year between 1985 and 2010 and to write a short play about that year. The works will all explore ATC’s mission by delving the query “what does it mean to be an American?” All 30 premieres will be presented in five parts throughout the year and as a complete cycle during the National Theatre Communications Group’s conference June 16-20, 2010.

Part 2 of The Silver Project explores domestic issues in America between 1988 to 2001.

The March 1 program will include:

Year 1991: There are Lessons to be Learned, written by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Laura Hooper.

Year 1988: The Third Date, written by Justin DM Palmer, directed by Megan Schuchman

Year 1992: Shaquille O’Neill and Christian Lattner Discuss, written by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Eddie Torres

Year 1996: Cow, written by Laura Jacqmin, directed by Edward Cisneros

Year 2001: Love War Death Life, written by Steve Harper, directed by Jeffry Stanton

Read about the playwrights after the fold:

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