Elizabeth Burgin, on the run from the British in 1779 New York for helping to free hundreds of Patriots from prison ships docked in Wallabout Bay, finds shelter with a pair of twins and their stepmother in a strange, gated house far from her intended destination of Philadelphia.
Carly Lancaster, a waitress in rural Pennsylvania, tries to wrestle with the repercussions – both for her marriage and her son – of her husband’s realization that he is supposed to be a woman.
Bringing together characters and stories from Sephardic Jewish folklore and culture, Granada draws on a centuries-old tradition to create a tender, bizarre, and funny look at a people separated by continents but united by a state of exile.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Worcester, MA, and Miami Beach, FL, Avi Glickstein is currently a Brooklyn-based writer and actor. He frequently collaborates with Object Collection (www.objectcollection.us), an experimental theater and music performance group, and is a Company Member of Polybe + Seats (www.polybeandseats.org). For P+S, he has contributed writing to The Charlotte Salomon Project (which was the recipient of a National Foundation for Jewish Culture New Play Commission, a Mabou Mines/Suite Residency & Grant, and a sponsored residency at the University of Michigan) and was commissioned to write Granada, which P+S produced at the Access Theater in Soho in November 2009. He also produced and performed in their week of plays for Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays at various venues in Brooklyn and at the Public Theater. His ten-minute play Pair and a Spare was published in Applause Books’ 2009-2010 Best American Short Plays and another ten-minute, Generator City, was produced at NYU/Tisch’s 2008 Ten-Minute Play Festival, selected for the KCACTF, Region II Festival in Philadelphia, and produced as part of Adelphi University’s Ten-Minute Play Festival. Full-lengths include A Small Tight Voice (semi-finalist for wordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab), In-Patient, and Alter Idem, which received a reading at the Public Theater in May 2009, was part of Naked Angels’ 1st Mondays Series in October 2009, and was selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2010 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference. A graduate of Columbia University and the William Esper Studio’s Meisner Training Program, he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch, where he was the recipient of the Dalio Family Foundation Scholarship. Upcoming: A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving), commissioned and produced by P+S, will premiere in a site-specific production in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92.