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PR: Emelin Sneak Preview - The Really Big Once, Dec 3!

The Insights & Revelations Performance Series

world-class artists…up close and personal

Announces a Sneak Preview From




The Insights & Revelations Performance Series, now in residence at The Emelin Theatre of Mamaroneck for the 2009/2010 season, announces its December 3rd, 8:00 p.m. presentation.

Sneak Preview! Witness a new play in development before it lands off-Broadway, from Target Margin Theater, Off-Broadway’s award-winning experimental theatre company.


Ten Blocks

Target Margin Theater's production of "Ten Blocks on The Camino Real"

The top director in America and our hottest playwright want to develop a new “experimental” play together, the story of the eternally doomed outsider wandering through an extraordinary mythic dreamscape.  It opens on Broadway.  It bombs. And yet it endures as an extraordinary original event in our theater’s history…

In 1948 Elia Kazan started work on a strange new play by Tennessee Williams, and in 1953 “Camino Real” opened and quickly closed on Broadway.  And yet it endures as an extraordinary original event in our theatre’s history…How did they create this astonishing work? How did Kazan’s 1952 testimony before the HUAC and its traumatic aftermath affect the creative process? Was “Camino” indeed a flop, or was it actually – in a deeper and more permanent sense – an important success? How does anyone create something truly new? How do they fit in to the mainstream and how do they change it?

Target Margin’s new company-created piece, “The Really Big Once” is the story of these two theatre giants and how they changed American culture.

Only David Herskovits – former protege of the great experimental theatre artist Richard Foreman – and his daring and innovative Target Margin Theater – could take on such wild and wildly imaginative themes to create their own important, compelling new play.

A discussion and reception with the artists follows the performance

Click Here to read a New York Times interview with Director David Herskovits.


Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

The Really Big Once | $25

For ticket purchases visit or call (914) 698-0098.

Visit The Insights & Revelations Series web site for in-depth information Series offerings, as well as artist interviews, theatre-going recommendations and links, and more, at:


Target Margin Theater was founded in 1991 on the principle that works of art return us to real truths more powerfully by their divergence from a strict illustration of reality.  Through classic as well as contemporary texts, they seek continuously to expand their conception of what can take place in a theater. Many company members who were involved in Target Margin’s first production, Titus Andronicus, remain TMT members today. The company has earned a reputation as one of the premier presenters of experimental theater in New York City.

David Herskovits is the Founder and Artistic Director of Target Margin Theater. In past seasons with TMT, he has directed “Dido, Queen of Carthage” by Christopher Marlowe, and the premieres of Rinne Groff’s “The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem” and “Tulpa” by Todd Alcott. David recently directed “The Love Suicides at Amijima” at the Institut Internationale de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mezieres, France, and “Fuente Ovejuna” for the National Asian-American Theater Company. His 1998 production of “Mamba’s Daughters” by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward won an OBIE for the company, and was presented at the 1999 Spoleto Festival USA.  Other productions include classics from Shakespeare to Ibsen, opera and music-theater, modern writers such as Gertrude Stein and Marguerite Duras, and neglected works with literary and historic significance.  He has published articles in The New York Times, Theatre Magazine, and Performing Arts Journal, among others and has taught at New York University, Yale College, Harvard College, and with the Lincoln Center Institute.


The Deep End Productions, producers of The Insights & Revelations Performance Series (a 2007 Best of Westchester Award-winner), was founded by Series Producer Anna Becker, and is dedicated to presenting world-class, professional artists in an intimate setting. Provocative and inspiring material and audience access to the artistic process are central to The Deep End’s mission.  Previous presentations in the Series include Symphony Space’s Thalia Follies: A Political Cabaret, The New Group’s A Spalding Gray Matter, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s The Tempest, and Classic Stage Company’s open rehearsals of The Merchant of Venice with Ron Leibman and Richard III with Michael Cumpsty. Anna Becker has produced for theatre, television and film for more than 20 years. She served as Theatre Program Director for the New York State Council on the Arts, and as a consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, AT&T Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for the Arts.  Becker most recently produced Life in a Marital Institution at 59E59 Theaters and SoHo Playhouse.

The Emelin Theatre, located in Mamaroneck, New York, and founded in 1972, is the oldest continuously operating performing arts theater in Westchester County. Its mission is to bring the best in live performing arts to Westchester and other nearby communities and to promote a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates. The Emelin, well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, is one of the few performing arts venues in this region which offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes, produces its own theater performances, and attracts diverse audiences throughout Westchester County and beyond. Due to its strategic location in central Westchester, the Emelin also attracts theatergoers from New York City, New Jersey, and lower Connecticut.

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