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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Anglo-American Repertory Company (AARC) News

In what may be the perfect display of cross-pond collaboration, AARC member Michael Graves will be appearing at Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle (1972 Broadway at 67th St, New York, NY 10023) on Friday, March 26th at 7:30pm to read excerpts from the new book A Yank Back to England by Denis Lipman during its booksigning event.

Pulitzer prize winning author Michael Dirda of the Washington Post has this to say about the book:

"Half memoir, half travel book, A Yank Back To England never stints the
reader: Here is England seen entire, from inside out, from bottom to top, as Denis Lipman returns from America to his working-class family home in blighted Dagenham. From there he, his young American wife, and his cockney Mum and Dad embark on a series of funny, touching, madcap and even surreal adventures as they visit celebrated landmarks and holiday spots of England—as well as a good many pubs. The result is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years."
--Michael Dirda (Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic and author of the memoir An Open Book)

And this from the film and stage actor, Michael York...

A perceptive, engaging and informative take on contemporary England as seen through the eyes of a fellow expatriate who writes with humor and affection. The cast of characters has an almost Dickensian vivacity." - Michael York

There's even a chance to win a good old fish and chip dinner for two at one of our personal favourite restaurants, The ChipShop. For more information about this event please click here.

-The MTG Team.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Anglo-American Repertory Company (AARC) News

Not content with taking New York City by storm, MTG's AARC Members are getting out and about and performing in/writing for theatre's around the country!

Sarah Manton with be appearing as Maureen in Pittsburgh Public Theatre's production of Alan Bennet's Time of My Life, which runs April 15th - May 16th.

The lovely Bronwen Denton-Davis, MTG contributing playwright extraordinaire and NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee, will be a participating panelist/artist in the International SWAN Forum held in Santa Fe, NM this month. The Support Women Artists Now forum focuses on the work of women in Theatre and the Arts, something that is very close to our hearts here at Mind The Gap! By bringing together theatre professionals, the forum explores the challenges of getting womens works produced and endeavors to provide answers and opportunities for them to be presented, seen and heard.

Bronwen will also be directing her own works in Santa Fe this spring in conjunction with Clearstory Productions, currently titled BDD Briefs, as well as being in the process of completing a commissioned film script and continuing to contribute works to our ever popular BritBits series.

We're an industrious bunch!

-The MTG Team.