The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Art of Acting Studio, is proud to present The West Coast premiere of Muckrakers by Zayd Dohrn (Long Way ago Down, Outside People, Haymarket, Sick). Directed by Don K. Williams (Off-Broadway Lebensraum, Turn of the Screw, Look Back in Anger, Libidoff), Muckrakers will play Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, May 30 – July 2, 2014, with the final two performances playing Monday and Tuesday, respectively. The Lab Theater’s most recent work in Los Angeles include the Ovation-recommended run of Lebensraum by Israel Horovitz, and Ovation-nominated run of Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dohrn.
Zayd Dohrn has been hailed by The New York Times as a writer who is gaining the attention of major theaters around the country. His plays have recently been presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkshire Theatre Festival, MCC, Marin Theatre Company, The Public (SPF), Naked Angels, South Coast Rep, The Vineyard, Southern Rep, Kitchen Dog, The Lark, and New York Theatre Workshop. He is currently writing screenplays for American Film Company and Vox3 Films as well as the adaption ofRachel DeWoskin‘s memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing for HBO with DeWoskin (Dohrn’s wife and writing partner) and Eat Pray Love screenwriter Jennifer Salt. Mr. Dohrn is the son of the former Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Mr. Ayers, now an education professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, became a lightning rod for opponents of the candidate Barack Obama in 2008 because the two men were acquaintances and neighbors in Chicago.
Muckrakers is a searing examination of modern journalism. In the play a young female activist brings a famous political journalist home to her Brooklyn apartment to spend the night. But as they start to expose each other’s secrets, personal and political desires collide, testing the limits of privacy in the modern world. Muckrakers challenges our ideas of boundaries and asks: if you were one of the few to know the true details behind an international event, would you tell the world in the interest of truth or keep a secret to save a life.
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