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Working Theater presents The Poetry of Philip Levine with Jeffrey Eugenides, André De Shields, Gene Gillette and Lisa Ramirez on May 7

Photos L to R: Philip Levine (photo © Michael Lionstar), André De Shields (photo © Lia Chang), Gene Gillette, Lisa Ramirez (photo © Rose Callahan), Jeffrey Eugenides (photo © Ricardo Barros)

Photos L to R: Philip Levine (photo © Michael Lionstar), André De Shields (photo © Lia Chang), Gene Gillette,
Lisa Ramirez (photo © Rose Callahan), Jeffrey Eugenides (photo © Ricardo Barros)

On Monday May 7, 2012, Working Theater presents a night of the poetry of 2011 US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Levine featuring guest readers Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides, André De Shields, Gene Gillette and Lisa Ramirez, at the 32BJ SEIU 5th Floor Conference Center, 25 West 18th Street, 5th Floor (between 5th and 6th Aves) in New York at 7pm.

Tickets are $15 at smarttix.com, students with ID: $10. Includes a wine & cheese reception following the event

Upcoming for Working Theater
Monday, May 14:
Sick? by Zakiyyah Alexander (staged reading)

Monday, May 21:
2012 Annual Awards Ceremony Gala
honoring Mike Fishman, President of 32BJ SEIU at Sardi’s Restaurant

June 14-17:
The Best of TheaterWorks!: Stories from the 99%
(off-Broadway premiere)

Now in its 27th season, Working Theater is New York’s only professional Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to producing plays for and about the working men and women of New York. Past productions include Lisa Ramirez’s play about nannies, EXIT CUCKOO directed by Colman Domingo; Roberto Aguirre Sacasa’s KING OF SHADOWS; Stephanie Zadravec’s HONEY BROWN EYES; Israel Horovitz’s HENRY LUMPER; and Rob Ackerman’s CALL ME WALDO, TABLETOP, and DISCONNECT.

Other Articles on Working Theater:
Photos: Working Theater’s Production of Rob Ackerman’s CALL ME WALDO at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex
Papermag.com: An Emerson-Loving Electrician Takes the Stage in Call Me Waldo
1199SEIU President George Gresham to receive Labor Leadership Award at 2011 Working Theater Annual Awards Ceremony
André De Shields & Alison Fraser Star in Reading of Michael Aman’s The Unbleached American at Theater Row on 5/9
Working Theater Presents Staged Reading of Chay Yew’s Visible Cities at The Studio Theatre on Theatre Row
Photos:The Working Theater’s Off-Broadway production of HONEY BROWN EYES by Stefanie Zadravec at The Clurman
Lia Chang Photo Slideshows of Productions in the Working Theater’s 25th Anniversary Season
Multimedia: Photos of Ed Cardona, Jr.’s American Jornalero at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Photos of André De Shields in Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance
Achieving the American Dream, Professional Charmer Andre De Shields Sees Theater is a Way to Life
André De Shields Celebrates Black History Month Starring in The Working Theater’s Production of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory at The Abingdon in February 2010
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography


Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. In 2010, the Library of Congress established The Lia Chang APA Theater Portfolio in the Asian Pacific American Performing Arts Collection housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian Pacific American Islander Collection.


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