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Great Authors Out Loud Series
Featuring Randall Duk Kim
Sept. 15, 2013 - Apr. 6, 2014
The Edith Bolte Kutz Theater (Blackbox)  of The Lackland Center
Broadway Veteran Randall Duk Kim
in Centenary Stage Company's New 'Great Authors Series'

Randy Reading - Great Authors Out Loud Series
   Randy Reading - Great Authors Out Loud Series
Great Authors Out Loud Series is sponsored by:    
Fulton Bank
               Fulton Bank

'Great Authors Out Loud Series' offers staged readings of plays written by some of the world's greatest playwrights whose mastery of language transcend their time and place to speak to us about what it means to be human.

Audiences can expect a lot more than just a staged reading, says Randall Duk Kim. As Kim recently told Broadway World author Gregory Allen:

“We want the audience to spend a few hours getting to know these masters and the wonder of their work. They are some of the brightest lights in our cultural and intellectual heritage. They have served as guides in my own personal development besides providing me with joy, excitement, comfort, wonder, curiosity, and life-long challenge. We will endeavor to give the audience a clear and honest rendering of these plays in a relaxed atmosphere, hoping they will be surprised, stimulated, and well entertained.”

After leading the Centenary Stage Company 2013 Summer Masters Class, Kim returns to Centenary Stage Company for the Great Authors Reading Series, which he and Occhiogrosso will direct, and which will feature free presentations of the classics through the 2013-14 season.


Also see article - Interview with Randall Duk Kim

Also see these YouTube videos from past free staged readings of Anton Chekhov's "The Proposal, The Bear, and Swan Song" (Sunday, March 17).

  • Randall Duk Kim reading from Chekhov's "Swan Song".
  • The cast (Randall Duk Kim, Anne Ochiogrosso, Carl Wallnau, Colleen Smith Wallnau) talkback after "The Proposal, The Bear, and Swan Song" read.

When: Sundays at 3pm xx
   Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso in the SITNIK Theater of Centenary Stage
Where: Kutz Black Box Theatre   (Lackland Center)
Tickets: FREE Events
Play Readings:

Sun., Sept. 15, 2013
Oedipus Rex

Sun., Oct. 27, 2013
Great Author's Tales of Terror
Sun.,  Feb. 9, 2014
Three French Farces
Sun., Apr. 6, 2014
The Merchant of Venice

Randall Duk Kim - winner of the OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence
   Randall Duk Kim - winner of the OBIE Award for
   Sustained Excellence
   Randall Duk Kim, Carl Wallnau (CSC Artistic Director),
   and Anne Occhiogrosso, prepare for the “Great
   Authors Series” at Centenary Stage Company (CSC)
   this fall

Randall Duk Kim
Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso, together with Charles Bright, founded the classical American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin in 1981, where they worked together for 35 years. Winner of the OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, Randall Duk Kim began his early career with the legendary Joe Papp and the New York Public Theatre’s Shakespeare Festival, and continued to perform leading roles of the classics at some of America’s finest regional theatres.

He has been seen on Broadway in Flower Drum Song, Golden Child and The King and I, but perhaps is most recognized as The Keymaker in the film “Matrix Reloaded”, and the voice of Oogway in the DreamWorks’ animated film “Kung Fu Panda”.

Anne Occhiogrosso
Director Anne Occhiogrosso has received national recognition for her work with the American Players Theatre. She is an acclaimed director, dramaturge, acting coach and actor, whose primary focus has been classical theatre with a special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare.

While at American Players Theatre, she directed numerous Shakespearean productions, including Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice, as well as other classics, including Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, Chekhov’s The Bear, The Wedding and Swan Song. She has also taught acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and the New York Shakespeare Festival and currently works with Classical Productions, Inc. where she coaches individuals in audition preparation, character development and script analysis for film, television and theater.

The 2013-14 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company is made possible (and affordable) through the generous support of the The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and sponsors, including Premier Sponsors Fulton Bank of New Jersey and Heath Village Retirement Community, as well as Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Holiday Inn (Budd Lake-Rockaway Area), Bronze Sponsor, Mama's and Café Baci, in Hackettstown and Centenary Stage Company Members and Sponsors.




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