As long as more people will pay admission to a theater to see a naked body than to see a naked brain, the drama will languish. — GBS
Coined “New York’s monthly guide to reason,” Project Shaw presents monthly readings of plays by George Bernard Shaw as well as plays that either influenced or were influenced by Shaw, or that share Shaw’s advocacy of human rights and the freedom of speech. Each play is read by an all-star cast composed of some of New York’s finest actors, and is presented in a concert-reading format at the arts-hub of New York’s Upper West Side, Symphony Space.
In 2009, Project Shaw made GTG the first group ever to present performances of every one of Shaw’s plays, as well as every sketch, full-length, and one-act play he ever wrote – and all to sold out houses! More than 60 of Shaw’s plays — many never before seen in New York or anywhere in the United States — have delighted our audiences.
Starting in 2017, each season of Project Shaw has focused on a particular theme. The 2017 season, Women Take The Stage, celebrates the hundredth anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with plays that either explore women’s rights, or celebrate some of Shaw’s most indomitable women.
Project Shaw’s 2017 Season
(all readings begin at 7:00 pm)
|Jan. 16||MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION by George Bernard Shaw|
|Feb. 13||CANDIDA by George Bernard Shaw|
|April 17||YOU NEVER CAN TELL by George Bernard Shaw|
|May 22||PRESS CUTTINGS by George Bernard Shaw|
|June 26||GETTING MARRIED by George Bernard Shaw|
|July 17||SUPER SHAW WOMEN by George Bernard Shaw|
|Sept. 18||A MAN’S WORLD by Rachel Crothers|
|Oct. 23||CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND’S CONVERSION by George Bernard Shaw|
|Nov. 20||VOTES FOR WOMEN by Elizabeth Robins|
|Dec. 18||A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Oscar Wilde|
All plays in this series are presented in a concert-reading format at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street.
All events are completely accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, and canes, and infra-red listening devices are also available.
On the Wednesday evening preceding every Project Shaw reading, GTG hosts a lively and broad-based discussion on the play’s themes. All participants are emailed a copy of the play ahead of time, though no preparation is required. All are welcome to come enjoy thoughtful conversation, ask questions, and socialize. No admission fee is required, though a suggested donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.
SHAW CLUB 2017 DATES
- February 8th
- April 12th
- May 17th
- June 21st
- July 12th
- September 13th
- October 18th
- November 15th
- December 13th
All Shaw Club discussions happen at 520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor (between 36th and 37th Streets) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
To make a reservation, call 212.355.7823 or email email@example.com.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.