Negative Theatrics: A Conversation with Writer and Director Julia Jarcho

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Please join the Drama Department at Queen Mary University of London on 12 December 2017 for a reading and conversation with the Obie-award winning playwright and scholar Julia Jarcho – who will be in London for the UK-premiere of her play Grimly Handsome at the Royal Court Theatre.

Following a short reading, Julia will be in conversation with Shane Boyle about her work with the performance company Minor Theatre, her new books Minor Theater: Three Plays and Writing and the Modern Stage, and the challenges that come with being, as the New York Times recently described her, “the queen of experimental mayhem.”

Very festive holiday drinks will follow.

Free and open to the public.

On Julia Jarcho:

Julia Jarcho is a playwright and director based in New York, where she is also Assistant Professor of English at New York University. Her play Grimly Handsome won the 2013 Obie Award for Best New American Play, and will be produced at London’s Royal Court Theatre in December 2017. She is part of the performance company Minor Theatre (minortheater.org), and her other recent productions include The Terrifying (Abrons Arts Center 2017), Every Angel is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb 2016), Nomads (Incubator 2014), Dreamless Land (New York City Players/Abrons 2011), and American Treasure (13P 2009). Her book Minor Theater: Three Plays is available from 53rd State Press. In addition to Julia’s work in the theater, she has also written extensively on theater, and her first academic book, Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater Beyond Drama was recently published by Cambridge University Press.

http://juliajarcho.com

https://minortheater.org/

For details on Grimly Handsome at the Royal Court Theatre:

https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/grimly-handsome/


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12 December 6:00PM-7:30PM

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Rehearsal Room 2

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Queen Mary University of London (nearest tube is Mile End)

Campus map: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/26065.pdf

http://www.sed.qmul.ac.uk/drama


(Photo: left to right, Pete Simpson and Ben Williams in Grimly Handsome 2013. Credit: Alex Fabozzi).

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