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BENEFIT READINGS

GALLATHEA & GALATEA

by JOHN LYLY & MJ KAUFMAN
directed by EMMA ROSA WENT & WILL DAVIS
MARCH 2020

Presented in collaboration with
THE DRAMA LEAGUE & WP THEATER

"For then I must keep company with boys and commit follies unseemly for my sex, or keep company with girls and be thought more wanton than becometh me. Besides, I shall be ashamed of my long hose and short coat, and so unwarily blab out something by blushing at everything."

–John Lyly's Gallathea (Act I: Scene 4)

John Lyly’s GALLATHEA is an Elizabethan play that was premiered in 1588 by the boy players of the Children of Paul's. In its original production boys portrayed the men and boys portrayed the women. John Lyly capitalized on the heightened comedic possibilities of this practice. This March, we're partnering with the Drama League and WP Theater on two events inspired by Lyly's play. Director Emma Rosa Went will offer her take on Lyly's original text. MJ Kaufman gives us a new play.

This benefit reading is Pay What You Can. All of our current programs are free. But this is only possible through the support of people like you. Please consider reserving your ticket with a tax-deductible donation.

BENEFIT READING

GALLATHEA

by JOHN LYLY
directed by EMMA ROSA WENT
Monday, March 15, 2021 | 7:30 PM EST

LIVESTREAM

Presented in collaboration with

THE DRAMA LEAGUE

BENEFIT READING

GALATEA

by MJ KAUFMAN
directed by WILL DAVIS 
Monday, March 22, 2021 | 7:30 PM EST

LIVESTREAM

Presented in collaboration with WP THEATER

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BULL SESSION | GALLETHEA / GALATEA

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 7:30 PM EST

LIVESTREAM

An interactive discussion of the play with directors Will Davis and Emma Rosa Went, scholars Julie Crawford and Lauren Robertson, playwright MJ Kaufman, and members of the companies.

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions: ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS, AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS, and SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on these programs.

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