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Staged Reading of "GOLIATH" with Jane Kaczmarek

Please join us for a reading of "Goliath" directed by Marya Mazor and starring Jane Kaczmarek.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
De Neve Auditorium on the UCLA North Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

GOLIATH by Karen Hartman

Starring Jane Kaczmarek
Directed by Marya Mazor
Omar Metwally
Anna Khaja
Eli Trichon
Trisha Beharie

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
De Neve Auditorium on the UCLA North Campus
Post-Play Discussion Following Reading

"Goliath" Description
In the contemporary Middle East, who is David and who is Goliath? On the eve of the 2005 Israeli pullout from Gaza, an American settler, her teenage zealot son, their Palestinian employee, an Israeli Army commander and a young Ethiopian soldier battle of ideology, economics, and home.

Jane Kaczmarek
Starred for seven years in the Emmy Award winning TV series, Malcom in the Middle. She was nominated for seven consecutive Emmy awards, as well as numerous Golden Globe, and SAG awards and has won the American Comedy Award and the Television Critic's Award for two consecutive years, the first woman to ever receive such an honor.

Omar Metwally
Noted character actor featured on TV in The Unit and Grey’s Anatomy and in film in Steven Spielberg's Munich and Gavin Hood's Rendition. He received a 2004 Tony Award nomination for his work in Sixteen Wounded, and has worked as an actor and director with the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival.

Karen Hartman - Playwright
An alumna and teacher of the Yale School of Drama, Hartman’s work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA, the Helen Merril Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation.  She has also received a Daryl Roth “Creative Spirit” Award, a Hodder Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship in Jerusalem.

Marya Mazor - Director
Critically acclaimed director of theatre and film whose work has been seen across the country. She was one of eight women chosen to participate in the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and work has been seen at Nada, Dixon Place, the Boston Court Theater, Circle X, the Open Fist, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival among many others. Marya founded Voice & Vision, a professional theater in New York City, and she served as its Artistic Director for eleven years. She is a recipient of the 2003-2004 National Endowment of the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Directing Fellowship, and she has taught at The New School, Vassar College, and Fordham University. Marya holds an M.F.A. in directing from the Yale School of Drama.

Directions and Parking for the event:
North on Westwood Blvd past the hospital and towards UCLA campus.
Stop at the parking kiosk past Charles E. Young Drive for directions to parking lot DD.
Parking is $10

For more information and to RSVP:
Perla Karney at 310-208-3081 ext. 108

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Cost : Free of charge

Perla Karney310-208-3081 ext. 108

Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Hillel, The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, Bruins for Israel, and Kesher. This event was generously funded by Dvora Ezralow, Patty Glaser, Agnes Itzhaki, Pamela Morton, Vera and Paul Guerin, Olivia Cohen-Cutler and Irene Karney. Special thanks to Edit Villareal, Alexandra Greenfield, Abby Feiler, DeAnne Millais and Shaina Pakravan.

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