Atlantic Theater Company presents Partial Comfort’s Welcome Mat Series 2012

Partial Comfort Productions will present its 8th annual WELCOME MAT READING SERIES of new plays. The four-week series will be staged at Atlantic Theater Company’s Studio Theater (330 W 16th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) beginning April 16.


The schedule for the WELCOME MAT READING SERIES is as follows.

Monday, April 16 @ 7:30 pm
Written by Nick Jones (The Coward, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, and The Nosemaker’s Apprentice with Rachel Shukert). Directed by Lila Neugebauer (The Aliens – West Coast Premiere, SF Playhouse), Nick Jones‘ Grizzly at Joe’s Pub).

Monday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm
Written by Sam Marks (The Old Masters–Steppenwolf’s First Look, The Joke–Studio Dante, Nelson–Partial Comfort). Directed by Daniel Aukin (4000 Miles at Lincoln Center, The Ugly One at Soho Rep and THIS at Center Theatre Group).

Sunday, April 29 @ 7:30 pm
Written by Chad Beckim (After., The Maine Play, nami). Directed by Davis McCallum (A Bright New Boise – Drama Desk Nominations for Best Play and Best Director; Upcoming: February House at Public Theater and Sam Hunter’s The Whale at Playwrights Horizons.)

Monday, May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Written by Jonathan Caren (The Recommendation – Old Globe; 2011-12 Dramatist Guild Fellow, The 2011 New York Stage and Film Founder’s Award Winner; Most Outstanding Play, 2007 New York Fringe Fest for Catch the Fish.) Directed by Mia Rovegno (We Play For The Gods at The Women’s Project; Burnt Umber by Erik Ehn at LaMaMa); Underland by Alexandra Collier (The New Ohio).

Admission is free. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis with no advance reservation required.

Partial Comfort Productions is a collaborative ensemble devoted to the development and presentation of original new theater. The company was co-founded in 2002 by Chad Beckim and Molly Pearson. Past productions include Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise (Best of 2010, New York Magazine), Thomas Bradshaw‘s The Bereaved (Best of 2009, Time Out New York), a quartet of acclaimed works by Beckim (After., nami, The Maine Play and …a matter of choice), Ross Maxwell’s Open House (Best Ensemble Award winner at FringeNYC 2006); Craft and Nelson by Sam Marks; Kidstuff by Edith Freni, Booty Candy by Robert O’Hara; and Play by OHara, Chay YewKia Corthron, Eddie Sanchez, Keith Adkins and Tracey Scott Wilson.

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