The Living Series 2011: Living on the Edge

“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury

This year The Living Series explores the theme of risk. Whether we are galvanized to take healthy risks in our relationships and careers to push ourselves to more fulfilling situations, pursue en­deavors at which we know there’s a good chance of failing, seize uncertain opportunities because we don’t know how long they will present themselves, or even make foolish or dangerous choices to help us feel more alive, without occasionally venturing out onto the edges of existence, life would become colorless and dry. After all, is anything ever a sure thing? It’s the things we dare to do that define us.

The plays presented in this year’s Living Series all navigate their ways through risky moments. Take a breath. Here we go!

Performance Dates: June 16-18, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Original Short Plays under the guidance of Rachel Rear.


There are ten new plays (many by Brooklyn playwrights!) that will be produced and performed at our festival on June 16, 17, and 18, 2011 at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Thursday, June 16:
Series A and B;

Friday, June 17:
Series B and C;

Saturday, June 18:
Series C and A.

Series A is:
Don’t Call It Returning, by Rosebud Ben-Oni, directed by Meghan Jones
Crossing the Cow Field, by Valerie Work, directed by Renee Rodriguez
Flight by Noelle Gentile, directed by Noelle Gentile
The Pendulum, by Jonathan Arthur Ashley, directed by Jonathan Arthur Ashley

Series B is:
Bonnie and Clementine, by Shannon Reed, directed by Michael Buffer
The Ballad of Lucifer, by William Croft Vaughn, directed by Michael Buffer
A Quiet Place, A Kite, by Les Hunter, directed by Margaret LeBron

Series C is:
Once Removed, by Jami Brandli, directed by John McEneny
We Happy Animals, by Andrew Kramer, directed by Paul Nicholas
An Awkward Coming of Age BLAH, by Catherine Weingarten, directed by John McEneny

Email Rachel Rear (producer) with questions or concerns at

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* Free, high-quality Summer Theatre.
* Opportunities for emerging artists.
* A nurturing and exciting education program for children.

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