CUNY Graduate Center to Offer an Evening with Carl Hancock Rux

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This press release is courtesy of the Martin E. Segal Theatre, Graduate Center, CUNY.

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Day and Time:
6:30 p.m., Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Location:
Martin E. Segal Theatre, Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.
Free First come, first served.

Event:
Celebrating the work of playwright Carl Hancock Rux. The event will feature excerpts of Smoke, Lillies & Jade, Talk, and The Blackamoor Angel, directed by Eric Ruffin, as well as a post-reading discussion moderated by Patricia Cruz, Executive Director of Harlem Stage.

Carl Hancock Rux is a published poet, essayist, novelist and playwright. His numerous plays and performance works for theater have been produced and or commissioned throughout the United States and internationally at venues including The Public Theater, the Robert E. Fischer Center for the Performing Arts, PS 122, the Kitchen, HERE Arts Center, Lincoln Center (Serious Fun & Outdoors Festival), the BAM Harvey Theater (Next Wave Festival), REDCAT (Los Angeles), University of Ghana at Legon (West Africa), and the Victoria Theater (Singapore) among others. Mr. Rux is the recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts Prize, and the Bessie Schomburg Award, the Village Voice Literary Prize, Fresh Poet Award, and was shortlisted for the United Artist Fellowship. He is the author of the Village Voice Literary prize winning collection of poetry Pagan Operetta (Fly By Night Press/Autonomedia), the novel Asphalt (Simon & Schuster) and the OBIE award winning play Talk (TCG).