Sweet! Actors Reading Writers

Where Three of Cups, 83 First Ave @ 5th St. (F/V to Second Ave)

When THIS THURSDAY, March 3rd, 7:30pm

These actors…

Mark Emerson

David Loewy

Ashley Marinaccio

Austin Mitchell

Emily Warshaw

Will be reading these writers…

PICASSO’S HEART and other poems by Molly Gaudry


GERMANY by John Haskell

MarkHARVEST by Mira Ptacin

KNIVES by Susan Tepper


Molly Gaudry is the author of the verse novel WE TAKE ME APART and the editor of TELL: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EXPOSITORY NARRATIVE.

Greg Gerke lives in Brooklyn. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Quarterly West, Mississippi Review, Puerto del Sol, Gargoyle and Fourteen Hills. There’s Something Wrong with Sven, a book of short fiction has been published by Blaze Vox Books. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. His website is www.greggerke.com

John Haskell is the author of a short-story collection, I AM NOT JACKSON POLLOCK (FSG,2003) and the novels, AMERICAN PURGATORIO (FSG, 2005) and OUT OF MY SKIN (FSG, 2009). His stories and essays have appeared on the radio (The Next Big Thing, Studio 360), in books (The Show You’ll Never Forget, Heavy Rotation, All the More Real), and in magazines (A Public Space, n+1, Conjunctions, and McSweeney’s). He was recently awarded a NYFA grant, and a 2009 Guggenheim award. He’s taught writing and literature at Columbia, Cal Arts, and the University of Leipzig.

Mira Ptacin is a Brooklyn-based creative nonfiction and published children’s book writer, as well as the founder and host of NYC’s Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series. She’s a vegetarian, loves all dogs and most people. www.miraptacin.com

Susan Tepper is author of the new novel “What May Have Been,” the collection “Deer & Other Stories” and the poetry chapbook “Blue Edge.” She writes the MONDAY CHAT column on the Fictionaut blog. “Knives” was recently published in The Drunken Boat.


Mark Emerson was seen recently in Viva Los Bastarditos! in the NYC Fringe and Encore Series (Winner of the Audience Favorite Award) and in A Home Across the Ocean with MTWorks. Regional credits include Merton in Merton of the Movies at the Dorset Theatre Festival and The Wiz and Zhivago at La Jolla Playhouse (both directed by Des McAnuff) . He was Prior in the first major revival of Angels in America in London at the Lyric Hammersmith and received his M.F.A. in acting from UCSD. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a company member of MTWorks.

David Lowey is a writer, performer, and arts administrator. Recent roles include Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Private Willis in Iolanthe, and Jigger Craigin in an upcoming production of Carousel. As a playwright, he recently completed the commissioned one-act Honor Roll. His full-length The Weston Women was awarded the 2007 Helford Prize by Jacksonville University, and was produced at their Swisher Theater in 2009. His first play, Icarus, was produced by The Broccoli Project at The University of Texas, with assistance from the Lowell LebermannExcellence Endowment. David is a founding company member of Storahtelling, and since 2001, he has participated with the company in the writing, development, and performance of over thirty works of Jewish ritual theater. By day, he handles the renovations at The Public Theater.

Ashley Marinaccio is an activist and artist dedicated to creating theatre that challenges the status quo. She is a co-founder/artistic director of Co-Op Theatre East (www.cooptheatreeast.org) and Executive Director of the Project Girl Performance Collective (www.projectgirlperformancecollective.org). Ashley is alumna of the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics -EMERGENYC program, American Theatre Wing’s – SpringboardNYC and member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. She holds her M.A. in Performance Studies (NYU Tisch) and BA in theatre directing and sociology/anthropology from Pace University. For more information visit: www.ashley-marinaccio.com

Austin Mitchell‘s recent theatre includes “Electra in a One-Piece” (Wild Project), “Never Norman Rockwell” (Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row), “The Blue Balloon” (New York Theatre Workshop), and “A Promise Best Kept” (Theater for the New City). Film work ranges from the independent feature “Struck” to dozens of indie, graduate, and undergraduate shorts. Graduate of Columbia University. More information at www.AustinMitchell.info.

Emily Warshaw is an actor and arts administrator who has performed in a variety of shows in New York City and beyond. Most recent New York credits include roles in SIX SEEDS: The Persephone Project (space on white), Chuck Mee’s Big Love (MTWorks), Lions of Babylon (Primary Stages Reading Series), and Becoming Israel (Storahtelling), with which she currently tours the U.S. Emily received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.


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