Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in partnership with Rosalind Productions Inc., and in association with New Neighborhood, presents:

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JUNE 6, 8pm: Preston Max Allen // Troy Anthony, with conversation facilitated by Anne Kauffman

 
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Preston Max Allen is a trans masculine writer whose work has been performed at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Signature Theatre, Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Musical Theatre Factory, and Feinstein’s/54 Below. He conceived and wrote book, music, and lyrics for WE ARE THE TIGERS (Theatre 80), NEVER BETTER, AGENT 355 (co-book/dramaturgy Jessica Kahkoska), and  CARRIE 2: THE RAGE, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY (Jeff Nominee, Best Musical). He’s an LA Ovation winner for Best Lyrics/Composition (WE ARE THE TIGERS), member of the Ars Nova Play Group (2019/2020), and alum of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. @prestonmaxallen

Troy Anthony is a composer, actor, and director based in NYC. He has presented work at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Prospect Theater Company and the Musical Theater Factory (MTF). Commissions include the Atlantic Theater Company, The Civilians and The Shed. Troy has been seen in the Public Theater’s Twelfth Night and As You Like It, as well as Prospect Theater Company’s Tamar of the River. He leads the Public Theater’s Public Works Community Choir and focuses on the intersection between art and social justice at the DreamYard Art Center. He’s also a 2019-2020 MTF Maker.

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Anne Kauffman has worked with Ars Nova, NYTW, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, MCC, Roundabout, WP, P73, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Yale Rep, The Goodman, Steppenwolf, The Wilma, ZSpace. She is Co-Artistic Director of Encores off-Center, Resident Director at Roundabout Theater, Artistic Associate and Founding Member of The Civilians, a Sundance Program Associate, Clubbed Thumb Associate Artist and co-creator of the CT Directing Fellowship, New Georges Associate Artist, Artistic Council of Soho Rep, SDC Executive Board Member. Awards: Lortel, OBIEs (Directing and Sustained Excellence), the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Exceptional Creativity from Lincoln Center, the Alan Schneider Director Award.

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ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS INC. Women-Led.  Female Leads.  Girl Power since 2005.  Headed by Abigail Rose Solomon, ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS, INC. is a Tony-Nominated producer of new and classic work on and Off-Broadway, as well as nationally.  Currently, the company is a co-producer of the upcoming new Broadway musical The Prom.  Past Broadway shows include 2018 Tony Award Winning Three Tall Women, War Paint and The Miracle Worker.  Off-Broadway, the company produced the World Premiere of My Lingerie Play (with Rattlestick), the New York Premiere of The Last Seder, New York Premiere of A Splintered Soul and John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo. In Los Angeles: Misalliance, Proof, As You Like It and the World Premiere of Stages. The mission of Rosalind Productions is to explore stories in which the female characters are as vital, complex and influential as the male characters, with the goal to entertain, empower and enlighten audiences.  Twitter: @RosalindProds.  Instagram: @RosalindProductions.  www.RosalindProductions.com.

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New Neighborhood is a TV/theater/music/film/dance company whose sincerity and authenticity are so combustible they cannot be housed under one roof for too long without doing severe structural damage. Recent projects include Season One of The Exorcist (produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television); the world premiere of Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s One Night Only (running as long as we can) (presented in association with WP Theater); simultaneous productions of Chekhov's Three Sisters and the world premiere of Aaron Posner's No Sisters (co-produced with Studio Theatre); the west coast and New York premieres of Rolin Jones’s These Paper Bullets! (produced in association with Geffen Playhouse and Atlantic Theater Company); the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile (co-produced with Berkshire Theatre Group); the debut album of Honus Honus, Use Your Delusion, and its accompany tour documentary. Upcoming: Will Arbery’s Evanston Salt Costs Climbing at White Heron Theatre on Nantucket, late summer 2018, and a re-imagining of Perry Mason for HBO Television.  newneighborhood.net