I don’t know why I can’t stop myself…. When at the start… I can already see the end.

Written by Cecilia Copeland

Directed by John Gould Rubin


  • Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:30pm

Language: English

Location: Gershwin Hotel: 7 East 27th Street | New York, NY 10016


PLAYING: A Realism Piece about a young couple Dana and Donny trying to win at something. As they play the game of love against each other, neither one can seem to find a way to get what they want. When the blinders come off they have to stop playing and start living.

VELVET EGGS: This Poetic Realism Piece is a multigenerational romance that puts the political system on the body. It marries sexuality with personality and vulnerability. When the back and forth of trust and desire escalates to its highest peak the ending could go either way.

About the Playwright:

Cecilia Copeland’s most notable full-length Light of Night (Luz de la Noche) has had readings at New Dramatists, Arts/West, and IATI—a full production is due in 2013. The Wicked Son A Passover Play, was featured in the Friday Night Footlights Series at the Dramatists Guild of America. She was a Biolife Finalist for the David Calicchio Emerging Playwright’s Prize. Her play Courting was produced at Stage Left Productions’ as it was also the New Play winner in 2008. One Women received a production for SWAN Day 2008 and was the winner of the Lennis J. Holm Scholarship Playwriting Award. Her one-act Amusement Bomber was adapted into a short film with a Grant from Metro Screen Australia. Also a one-act, W.O.W Hostage was produced by 13th Street Repertory Theater. Her short work, Words of a Revolutionary was produced by the Anarchist Theatre Festival of Montreal, while Unicorn and Moontanner Girls were published by The International Center for Women Playwrights 2011. Cecilia is a Graduate of The Stella Adler Studio in New York. She holds a Theater BA with Honors and a Minor in Dance from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University. Cecilia is the Founder and Artistic Director for New York Madness.


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Salome Krell

Access to the Reading:

Pay $5 at the door and get a glass of "vino"