American media reports, citing the announcements of New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director, James C. Nicola and Managing Director, William Russo, that Kathleen Chalfant will lead the cast of NYTW’s production of “Red Dog Howls,” written by Alexander Dinelaris.
As reported, Ken Rus Schmoll will direct the production, which opens the 2012-13 season, beginning performances on September 5.
“Red Dog Howls,” which will officially open on September 24, explores the horrors of a forgotten genocide, the enduring strength of the human spirit and how the choices one generation makes for their children, for better or worse, will reverberate for generations to come.
The play, authored by Alexander Dinelaris, tells about a young man who accidentally comes into terms with the unknown history of his family. After the death of his father the young man finds a box and reading the letters kept inside, reveals he is not a Greek but the heir of Armenians killed during the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
NYTW is known for its innovative adaptations of classic repertory. Each season, from its home in New York’s East Village neighbor- hood, NYTW presents three to five new productions, more than 80 readings and numerous workshop productions, for more than 45,000 audience members. Over the past 28 years, NYTW has developed and produced more than 100 new, fully-staged works.
Note, According to CNNturk, the performance has provoked the outrage of the representatives of the Turkish community of the USA.
“This performance is not an art but an attempt of bringing the events of 1915 on the agenda again. It is propaganda,” said Ali Cinar, head of American Federation of Turks said.