Thomas Arzt: Grillenparz (Chirping Hill)
Reading: Part of Zeitgeist Festival 2012
Thursday 28 June, 2012
Goethe-Institut, Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street
Directed by Jeremy Bloom, Soho Rep.
Thomas Arzt (b. 1983) won several young playwrights' prizes for his first play, Chirping Hill, which premiered at the Vienna Schauspielhaus and focuses on the question of urban disconnection from nature and homeland. He has attended young writers programs in Hamburg, Heidelberg, and Berlin. Arzt's new play, Alpenvorland, a tragicomedy about living between countryside and city, just won the Author's Award at the 2012 Heidelberg Stückemarkt.
Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and Soho Rep.
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), an agency of the Republic of Austria, is located in an extraordinary architectural landmark building in Manhattan. It is a cultural, academic, and intellectual meeting place for Austrians, Americans, and citizens from all over the world. The ACFNY seeks to enhance the appreciation of contemporary Austrian creative achievements in the United States.
Soho Rep is a leading hub for innovative contemporary theater in New York City. It supports distinctive, diverse and pioneering theater. Soho Rep empowers artists to make their boldest work and invites audiences to share in that intimate and transformative live experience. Soho Rep creates a dynamic context for both artists and audiences that promotes and sustains conversation in the field and the cultural fabric of the city.