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Molière in the Park New Production: pen/man/ship by Christina Anderson

Written by Christina Anderson - one of fifteen up-and-coming artists « whose work will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come » according to the American Theatre Magazine - pen/man/ship will be directed by Lucie Tiberghien and presented by Molière in the Park (MIP) as its fourth online production of the year after The Misanthrope, Tartuffe and The School for Wives.

When: Saturday, December 12th at 2pm and 7pm (EST)

After Dec. 12th, a recording of the performance will be available on Moliere in the Park You Tube channel until January 4th.

Starring: Award-Winner Crystal Lucas-Perry; Winner of two consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Younger Actor in Drama Series Kevin Mambo; Actor, Director of Weather 2020 and professor of acting and directing at Rome's Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts Jared McNeill; Playwright, composer, and director of choreography at Q Brothers Collective as well as member of the band The Rap Pack Postell Pringle.

Duration: 90 minutes followed by a live Q&A's with team members. Attendees can submit questions directly through the comments/chat features on the streaming platform, on Twitter, via Facebook Messenger, or via Instagram Direct Messages during the event or immediately after.​

The online performance is FREE and open to all.

Closed captions is available in French. 

Synopsis

1896. The Separate But Equal Doctrine has just been upheld in the Supreme Court of the United States as a Black American surveyor boards a ship to lead a mysterious expedition bound for Liberia. In tow are his troubled son, a rebellious young woman, and a skeptical crew. On the open sea an unexpected detour forces secrets out of hiding fundamentally changing the course of the journey and their lives. Christina Anderson creates a telling parable about violence, betrayal, faith, and freedom in this moving maritime epic.

About Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson is a playwright, tv writer, educator, and creative. Her plays have appeared at The Goodman Theatre, OSF, The Public Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Rep, and other theaters in the United States and Canada. Awards and honors include: 2020 United States Artists Fellow, MacDowell Fellowship, Lily Awards Harper Lee Prize, Herb Alpert Award nomination, Barrymore Nomination, and New Dramatists Residency. Her work has appeared multiple times on the annual Kilroy's List, an industry survey of excellent new works by female playwrights. She is also the winner of the Lucille Lortel Fellowship. Christina’s plays include: How to Catch Creation: The Ripple, The Wave that Carried me Home;  Man in Love; pen/man/ship; The Ashes Under Gait City; and, Blacktop Sky. She taught playwriting at Wesleyan University, Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase College, and served as the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown University. Christina recently worked as a television staff writer on the CBS drama Tommy. Current projects include: producing an album of instrumental hip hop music titled The Montage Flow, and writing her first tv pilot The Only Isaac


pen/man/ship is produced by Molière in the Park (MIP) and co-presented with French Institute Alliance Française, in partnership with LeFrak Center, Lakeside and Prospect Park Alliance.

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