Book Events

Theater for Beginners: An Evening with Richard Maxwell
Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 PM
McNally Jackson Bookstore, 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Join us for an evening with acclaimed downtown playwright, Richard Maxwell, to celebrate the publication of his new book, Theater for Beginners. Maxwell, founder of the The New York City Players, "perhaps the greatest American experimental theater auteur of his generation" (The New York Times), and "one of the strongest directors out thereā€”an artist committed to making us see the world for what it is" (Hilton Als, The New Yorker), will be present for an intimate evening of readings and performances. Like his work, expect the evening to be stripped down to the barest of essentials: a microphone, an audience, and the necessary words and gestures to create meaning out of raw experience. Maxwell will sign copies of his book at the end of the evening.

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This event is FREE and open to the public.


TFANA TALKS: Richard Maxwell
Saturday, September 26 at 3:30 PM
Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Following a 2:00pm matinee performance of Richard Maxwell's play Isolde presented by Theatre for a New Audience, Jonathan Kalb, Resident Literary Advisor, will lead a conversation with Maxwell and members of the cast. Following the talk, Maxwell will be signing copies of his book, Theater For Beginners.

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This event is a FREE, post-performance talk back.