The Tank NYC

The Tank and Full Circle Theatre Company Present Public Domain
June 28, 2010, 16:18
Filed under: announcements

Beginning in September, The Tank and Full Circle Theatre Company are producing a monthly staged reading series featuring plays in the public domain with no copyright restrictions. Once a play has entered public domain, it belongs to everyone. It becomes ours to do with as we please. As such, we thought it’d be cool if we offered up some of the creative decision-making to our audiences.

We’ve selected our first seven plays, and seven directors with very different approaches. We’d like our audiences to assign a play to each director. Perhaps you think the early science fiction piece should be directed by the former soap opera producer, or the early American romance would be fascinating if handled by the mask theater company. Whatevsies! Go crazy! We want to see interesting things happen, and we want you to help make them happen. Voting closes on July 6, 2010.

To vote, visit

The Directors

Garrett Zuercher (September)

Andrew Scoville (October)

Andrew Neisler (November)

Homunculus Mask Theater Company (December)

Michael Laibson (February)

Zoe Farmingdale (March)

Rafael Gallegos (April)

The Plays
The Tragical Comedy of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, 1604, England

Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill, 1921, United States

Ivanov by Anton Chekhov, 1889, Russia

Philoctetes by Sophocles, 409 BC, Greece

Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, 1635, Spain

RUR by Karel Capek, 1921, former Czechoslovakia

Demetrius by Frederich Schiller, 1805, Germany


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