Michael Esper

NEED TO KNOW – Colt Coeur

Michael Esper, Katya Campbell & Michael Cyril Creighton Set for Colt Coeur’s Reading of NEED TO KNOW

May 6
1:35 PM 2015

Michael Esper, Katya Campbell & Michael Cyril Creighton Set for Colt Coeur's Reading of NEED TO KNOWColt Coeur’s Play Hotel reading series will present a free staged reading of Need to Know, by Jon Caren, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Sunday May 10th at 6pm at SoHo House in Manhattan. The cast for the reading includes Katya Campbell (Disgraced, Broadway), Michael Cyril Creighton (Stage Kiss, Playwrights Horizons), and Michael Esper (The Last Ship, Broadway). The event is hosted by Sam Goldberg.

Lilly and Steven are moving. Again. This time back East where they meet their enthusiastic new neighbor Mark. After Google-stalking him, they have a field day mocking Mark’s odd life… only to realize he can hear everything they are saying about him in the apartment next door. Can they repair the damage, or did the trash-talk go too far? When Mark digs into their lives, he discovers a secret that not even Lilly knows about Steven. A play about the ways we process the information we discover about each other online, and just how much we need to know.

Tickets are free however reservations are required. RSVP to coltcoeur@gmail.com by Friday, May 8th.

Jon Caren’s plays have been developed at theaters across the country including MTC, The Roundabout, Ars Nova, The Rattlestick, Williamstown, The New Group, EST, The Flea and in The New York Fringe where he won Best Play for Catch The Fish. The Recommendation won 2 L.A. Ovation Awards in 2014, including Most Outstanding Production, and the 2013 Craig Nowell Award for Best Play after receiving its World Premiere at The Old Globe, followed by a New York Premiere at the Flea and subsequent production by IAMA. He is a MacDowell, Dramatist Guild, and New York Stage and Film Fellow and has received multiple commissions. In TV, Jonathan has written pilots for FOX, CBS & WindDancer productions. He is a graduate of Vassar College and Juilliard’s Playwrights Program where he was a two-time Lecomte du Nouy award winner.

Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Founding Artistic Director of Colt Coeur. Upcoming: Laura Jacqmin’s Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (Foeller Fellowship, Williamstown Theatre Festival), the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck‘s The Nest (Denver Theatre Company), and the world premiere of First Life (Colt Coeur @ HERE, September 2015). Recent: World Premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel (workshops at New York Stage & Film and Ojai Playwright’s Conference, production with Colt Coeur @ HERE, NYC), Red starring Tim Daly (Dorset Theater Festival, VT), World Premiere of Greg Moss‘ REUNION (South Coast Rep), World Premiere of Everything is Ours by Nikole Beckwith (Colt Coeur @ HERE), Recall(Colt Coeur @ Wild Project), Flu Season (American Conservatory Theater, SF), Fish Eye (Colt Coeur @ HERE), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Yale), Seven Minutes in Heaven(Emerging America Festival, Huntington Theater Company and Colt Coeur @ HERE), and One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Joe’s Pub). She is a Time Warner/Women’s Project Lab 2014-2016 Fellow, a recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Fellowship, the EST/Sloan grant, an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist and Audrey Resident. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.

Colt Coeur (Dry Land, Everything is Ours, Recall, Fish Eye, Seven Minutes in Heaven) is a NY-based ensemble of actors, designers, playwrights and directors dedicated to making original, story-driven theater that pulls you close and doesn’t let go. Play Hotel is Colt Coeur’s ongoing reading series, and the company’s principal arena for developing new work. They are currently developing projects with MJ Kaufman & Sarah DeLappe. Previous Play Hotel readings have included: Clare Barron‘s a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl and Claire Kiechel’s Umma Lappa Soon.

For more information go to: www.coltcoeur.org.

Photo by Walter McBride

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