Contact: Michael Martinez, press representative, 212-712-7362
The T. Schreiber Studio Theatre is proud to present The Pinter Project, directed by Terry Schreiber, running from February 2nd and through March 13th, 2005. The Project has been made possible by special permission from Harold Pinter, and will feature two classic Pinter plays, The Birthday Party and The Homecoming. The shows will be performed in rotating repertory, a first for the Schreiber Studio in its eighteen years of presenting Off-Off Broadway Theatre.
“After attempting to secure rights to these two plays over four years”, stated Mr. Schreiber, “I finally wrote directly to Mr. Pinter, explaining what we do at the Studio, our production goals, and guaranteed a carefully selected casting as to talent, age and type, and a quality production. I am deeply flattered by Mr. Pinter’s trust and could not be more excited by the progression of rehearsals at this point”.
The Birthday Party and The Homecoming were revolutionary plays of their day and belong in the cannon of great theatre works. These plays will take you on a journey of menace, betrayal, sexual longing, domination, control and primordial passions. The Homecoming offers a darkly comedic view of feminine power, while The Birthday Party explores the destruction of the artist by powerful authoritarian figures.
Performance Dates: The Birthday Party opens February 2 and closes March 12, 2005. The Homecoming opens February 3 and closes March 13, 2005. Each show will have 18 performances. Shows alternate performance nights and both shows are performed on Saturdays.
Harold Pinter, playwright: Recent productions of his plays in NYC include Betrayal and The Caretaker, both produced on Broadway by The Roundabout Theatre Company. Screenplays include: The Last Tycoon (1974), The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1980), Betrayal (1981), The Handmaid’s Tale (1987), Comfort of Strangers (1989), and The Trial (1989).
Terry Schreiber, director: Featured in Eva Mekler’s book, The New Generation of Acting Teachers, Mr. Schreiber has been teaching and directing for over 30 years. On Broadway he directed the Tony-nominated play, K2; The Trip Back Down, starring John Cullum; and Devour the Snow. Off-Broadway his directing credits include: Desire Under The Elms at The Roundabout Theatre with Kathy Baker and Feedlot at Circle Repertory with Jeff Daniels. Internationally, Terry has directed numerous American plays in Japan and has taught workshops in Paris and Istanbul. Productions at The T. Schreiber Studio include: Landscape of the Body, Hedda Gabler, Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, Orpheus Descending, The Iceman Cometh, Suddenly Last Summer, Miss Julie, Hamlet, The Crucible, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Birthday Party.
The T. Schreiber Studio is recognized as one of the foremost professional theatre studios in New York City, devoted to the comprehensive training and development of actors, directors, and playwrights in a supportive, collaborative environment. The Studio’s ongoing classes are integrated into its annual season of professional productions.
For Press Reservations or interview inquiries with Mr. Schreiber, please call Michael Martinez at 212-712-7362.
Location: T. Schreiber Studio, 151 West 26th Street (7th Floor) NYC, NY 10001.
Reservations: Call 212-352-3101 or visit www.t-s-s.org.
Admission is by donation: $15 general admission, $10 seniors and students.
If attending both productions on a Saturday, admission is $20.
Special Club (Subscriber) Night includes wine, food, and a talkback with the cast, crew, and director. The Homecoming club night is Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 8:00 PM. The Birthday Party club night is Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 8:00 PM. Special donation requested: $50.00.