Sasha Sharova (Astoria)

Mission to (dit)Mars is thrilled to kick off the 2019 Launch Pad reading series with THE LADIES ROOM, a new play by Sasha Sharova and directed by Christine Zagrobelny.  This free reading will be performed on Monday, November 4th at 7pm at The Broom Tree Theatre located at 23-35 Broadway in Astoria, NY. 

The greatest acts of kindness can always be found in a women’s bathroom. But can they make up for everything that happens outside the bathroom’s door?  Sasha Sharova interrogates these questions in her often hilarious and touching new play THE LADIES ROOM. 

On what inspired her to write THE LADIES ROOM, playwright Sasha Sharova explains “I think that moving through workplace structures and experiencing how workplaces are historically, and still at their core, are designed for men inspired me to tackle this play. I wanted to take that idea and put it in a context that is usually a safe haven for women. And that’s how the play wound up taking place in a women’s bathroom.“

“This will be the first time I’m hearing the play in front of an audience and I’m really looking forward to experiencing that.” Sasha offers.  “Also, it’s always so helpful and inspiring to hear actor’s feedback and to talk through their experience of the play and what thoughts and experiences they can bring to it.”

The evening is presented by Mission to (dit)Mars co-founders Kari Bentley-Quinn, Don Nguyen, Meredith Packer, and Laura Pestronk. 

To attend the reading, please make a reservation.

The Broom Tree Theater at
Astoria First Presbyterian
23-35 Broadway,
Astoria, NY 11106

Directions: Take the N/W to Broadway.  

About the Launch Pad Reading Series

The Launch Pad is a free reading series of new plays by Queens playwrights.  The mission objective of The Launch Pad is to serve as a testing ground for Queens based playwrights who need to hear their plays out loud.  Because Mission to (dit)Mars was co-founded by playwrights and directors, we understand implicitly how to answer those needs. Through this program, the utmost care is taken to foster a safe and productive environment in order to propel the play forward.


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