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Lucy Wang reads from "Teen Mogul", "Junk Bonds" and more
Monday, March 19, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, United States
11am-1pm Lucy Wang Office Hours upstairs at the Guest House
5:15-6:15pm: Docents available at the Marion Davies Guest House to discuss the site.
Playwright and Annenberg Community Beach House 2012 Writer in Residence Lucy Wang concludes her 10-week residency with a reading of selections from her body of work, including new material written while in residence.
Lauded by The Village Voice as "hilarious and clever", Junk Bonds is a play about bluff and betrayal, trust and testosterone, and about getting what you want and dealing with the consequences when you do. Wang's first hit, it won the Kennedy Center Award and Best New Play from the Katherine & Lee Chilcote Foundation. Along with selections from Junk Bonds, she will also read from Teen Mogul, a new play adapted from her novel of the same name and written during her Beach House residency. Once their mother abandons them, a young girl is forced to save her house, her family, and ultimately, her self. Wang will also read some shorter works -- flash fiction and monologues -- all written in the Marion Davies Guest House.
Lucy Wang began her Residency January 16 and is working out of an office on the second floor of the Marion Davies Guest House through March 26, 2012. Her plan for the term is to work on a new play. Wang began her career as a bond trader on Wall Street and Deputy Chief of Staff during Mayor Dinkins’ Administration. Awards include a Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, Best New Political Social Play from the Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation, Berrilla Kerr Foundation, James Thurber Fellowship, CAPE’s New Writers TV Award, NATPE Diversity Fellow, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Honorary Fellow, and artistic residencies at Hedgebrook, MacDowell, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Tin Shop in Breckenridge, CO.
Wang's plays have been performed all over, including London and are available at Original Works Publishing and JAC Publishing. In addition to plays, Wang has written a young adult novel and two short films (one of which she directed), sold a pilot to Disney, and performed standup comedy. She was chosen to perform a monologue for the National Theater Conference in Los Angeles this past June. She earned her B.A. in Asian Studies/Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA in Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her manuscripts are archived at the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.
In celebration of Marion Davies’ support of artists, and to further the work of artists in all disciplines, the City of Santa Monica created the Annenberg Community Beach House Artist Residency program. Several times a year a local artist works out of an office at the Marion Davies Guest House, sharing their progress with the public both in person and online. Check the AiR blog for updates from Residents at http://beachhouseair.blogspot.com.
Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy from 11am-2pm.
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Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.
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The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a new public beach facility open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit annenbergbeachhouse.com. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.
The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.
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