WSC/Avant Bard held for my play Nero/Pseudo back on May 30, I'm delighted to be able to say (along with Ian Hunter) that this "rock'n'roll circus" is headed to New York City on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
A staged reading. One night only. As a part of the Emerging Artists Theatre's New Works series. At the Tada! Theatre (15 West 28th Street). Glam in Manhattan.
My collaborators Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers) and James Elkington (the Zincs, the Horse's Ha) will also be turning up to play along again as part of a New York City sojourn that will also see them playing as Skull Orchard (with an indie rock all-star rhythm section of Steve Goulding and Tony Maimone) on Friday, March 8, 2013 at The Bell House in Brooklyn. (Tix for Bell House show here.)
This particular reading of Nero/Pseudo will be directed by Melisa Annis -- who found time to do so in her busy schedule of directing and (ahem) opening her own play Pit (about the UK miner's strike of 1984/85 and how it played out in Wales) at Theater for The New City on Thursday, February 28, 2013. (Tix for Pit here.)
Many thanks to Paul Adams, artistic director of Emerging Artists Theatre, for extending the invitation to bring the play to New York -- and to playwright and fellow UMBC alumna Kathleen Warnock who made this all possible. (Kathleen's new play, That's Her Way, opens at the Frigid Festival on Friday, February 22, 2013. Info and tickets here.)
So you certainly want to know how to get tickets to Nero/Pseudo, yes? Well, funny you should ask. They're $10. And the cash goes straight to the care and feeding of the New Works Festival itself -- which charges the playwrights $0 for this precious gift of space to experiment with new work and a New York City reading.
You can get tickets to Nero/Pseudo in NYC right here. (Make sure you click on the right night: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9 p.m.) And there's a Facebook page for the Nero/Pseudo page here.
To find out more about Nero/Pseudo and what it's all about, click here.