New Group/No Limits
The New Group/No Limits Reading Series, curated by, Thomas Bradshaw, is a development series that features new and unexpected works by playwrights of color. This series is a part of the New Group/New Works play and musical development program.
The No Limits series aims to bring support and artistic opportunity to playwrights of color who have works that are deemed “too controversial or unproducible” for the American Theater. Pushing beyond the ideas of theatrical conventions, No Limits encourages its playwrights to explore difficult subject matter, controversial themes, as well as shocking and unexpected storytelling in a safe and creative environment.
Committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, this series helps to create opportunities for under-represented playwrights, by exposing them to potential co-creators, theater-makers, and creative advocates.
As a part of the No Limits Reading Series, these playwrights are given the opportunity to work with emerging or established directors on a staged reading presentation to industry people and audiences in the New York Area.
Click here to learn more about submitting a play for the New Group/No Limits Reading Series.
Eighteen years ago, Julie adopted an Asian baby so there would always be someone around to take care of her. After all, Asian culture is about honoring your ancestors. Unbeknownst to Julie, her daughter, Mei-Ling has a different plan and Julie realizes the only way to solve the problem is to evoke Mei-Ling’s ethnic roots.
Tuesday, June 11 at 4pm
The Rehearsal Studio at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
Megan Chan Meinero is a playwright and standup comedian. Her plays have been produced/developed with The New Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea Theatre, UglyRhino and Garner Arts. She’s a proud member of EST/Youngblood. As a standup comedian, Megan performs regularly throughout New York and she was a finalist in the Hudson Valley Comedy Competition. MFA: Northwestern University. More at meganchanmeinero.com
May Adrales is a director, artistic leader and teacher and has directed over 25 world premieres, including Qui Nguyen’s Lortel Award and Obie Award winning, Vietgone and Poor Yella Rednecks. Her work has been seen at theatres across the country including Manhattan Theater Club, Lincoln Center, Second Stage, Signature Theater, South Coast Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, The Goodman and Seattle Rep. She recently was awarded the TCG Alan Schneider directing award and the League of Professional Theater Women’s Josephine Abady Award, which recognizes the cultural diversity of her work. She is a former fellow at Drama League, Women’s Project, SoHo Rep and New York Theater Workshop, and a recipient of the TCG New Generations Grant, Denham Fellowship and Paul Green Directing Award. She proudly serves as an Associate Artistic Director at Milwaukee Rep. She is a former Director of Artistic Programs at the Lark Play Development Center and Artistic Associate at The Public Theater. May has taught at Yale, Brown, Juilliard, Harvard/ART, ACT, Fordham, NYU and Bard. MFA, Yale School of Drama. mayadrales.net