The remainder of the spring lineup of the NYS Writers Institute has been postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


An Authors Theatre staged reading

7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020
UAlbany Performing Arts Center Arena Theatre, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany NY 1222. See map
Staged reading of the new play "Interstate" with equity actors and UAlbany students, followed by Q&A with playwright Amina Henry and director Sarah Blush
Free and open to the public.



"Interstate" follows the cross-country drive of 40-something flight attendant Red and her two kids, Robin and Manny, who are too old to be taking a vacation with their mother. Ex-boyfriends are visited; Texas gets weird; and the Grand Canyon is reached at last.

A funny and irreverent new play, "Interstate" asks what it means to be family, and what it is to be a woman.

Amina Henry is a significant emerging playwright. Recent productions include "The Animals," "Ducklings," "Hunter John and Jane" and "The Johnsons" (at JACK, Brooklyn, NY) and "Bully" (SUNY Purchase, Clubbed Thumb WinterWorks).

Sarah Blush’s directing projects include Amina Henry’s "Bully"; Bailey Williams’ "I Thought I Would Die But I Didn't," a Time Out Critics Pick; and "Sehnsucht," a New York Times Critics Pick.

Presented by the UAlbany Theatre Program and the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment in collaboration with the NYS Writers Institute.

Sarah Blush, left and Amina Henry

NYS Writers Institute

Science Library 320

University at Albany

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-5620

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