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"Downtown Race Riot" at Powerhouse

Buck Lewis
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Vassar & NY Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater

    There’s a riot on in Washington Square Park and a motley band of feckless, funny young men are spoiling for a fight. Against this backdrop of tribal loyalties and petty beefs, 18-year old Pnut McPartland has to pick sides and hustle his family and his friends just to stay alive.

Downtown Race Riot is a new play by Seth Svi Rosenfeld and it’s running at New York Stage and Film and Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theatrethrough July 7th. 

It opened last night and Scott Elliott directs a cast headed by AnnabellaSciorra.

Seth has worked extensively in Film and TV as both a Writer/Producer and Director. He has written and directed the films A Brother’s Kiss and King of the Jungle which were both adaptations of his plays. He served as Writer/Producer on HBO’s How to Make it in America for two seasons. His plays include The Writing on the Wall, Brothers. Mothers and Others, and Handball.

Annabella Sciorra recently appeared on Broadway in Motherf**ker with the Hat. Her films include Jungle Fever, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, and What Dreams May Come

Seth Svi Rosendfeld and Annabella Sciorra join us to discuss this play, working at Powerhouse, and the musical adaptation of Superfly.

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over fifteen years. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show. During the main thrust of the Covid-19 pandemic shut-down, Sarah hosted a live Instagram interview program "A Face for Radio Video Series." On it, Sarah spoke with actors, musicians, comedians, and artists about the creative activities they were accomplishing and/or missing.
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