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MTC's Snapshot Series Continues with PLEASE WELCOME OUR GUEST, April 8-11
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 08:16 pm EDT 03/29/21

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces
Please Welcome Our Guest

An MTC Snapshot
Written and Facilitated by Liza Birkenmeier
Directed by Trish Harnetiaux

Virtual Performances Set for April 8-11

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to continue MTC's virtual Snapshot Series with Please Welcome Our Guest: a personality test/performance piece, written and facilitated by Liza Birkenmeier and directed by Trish Harnetiaux. Performances will be hosted online Thursday, April 8 through Sunday, April 11 via Zoom.

In Please Welcome Our Guest, Liza Birkenmeier, a playwright without a personality, gives you a personality assessment. With the help of a surprise guest star and an experimental survey, maybe she'll guide you toward a better understanding of your unique self.

Tickets are free and can be reserved at https://pleasewelcomeourguest-mtcnyc.eventbrite.com.

Not sure when you want to attend? Consider letting your personality type guide you!

Thursday, April 8 @ 7:30pm ET - for the go-getters
**Friday, April 9 @ 4:00pm ET - for quiet people
**Friday, April 9 @ 6:00pm ET - for loud and medium-loud people
Saturday, April 10 @ 8:00am ET - for morning people
**Saturday, April 10 @ 12:30pm ET - for lunch is the worst meal
Saturday, April 10 @ 11:00pm ET - for night owls
Sunday, April 11 @ 11:00am ET - for water signs
**Sunday, April 11 @ 12:00pm ET - for air signs
Sunday, April 11 @ 1:00pm ET - for fire signs
Sunday, April 11 @ 2:00pm ET - for earth signs

**These performances will include English Open Captions.

Please Welcome Our Guest is stage managed by Jhanaë Bonnick. Rocco DiSanti serves as Video Editor, and Devorah Kengmana is Production Assistant.

Manhattan Theatre Club is premiering monthly original Snapshots, each 10-20 minutes in length and created exclusively for the digital format, inspired by our current moment in theatre and the world. The series kicked off last month with RITUAL, written by Alexis Scheer and directed by Alexis Scheer & Gabrielle Carrubba . Premiere dates for future Snapshot performances will be announced soon.

While physical stages remain dark across America, Manhattan Theatre Club invites audiences to gather virtually as a community and find connection, inspiration, and entertainment through a series of virtual theatrical experiences from the comfort of their homes. Up-to-date information about all MTC Virtual Stage initiatives can always be found at www.manhattantheatreclub.com/virtual.

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over more than four decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes, 27 Tony Awards, 40 Drama Desk Awards and 49 Obie Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

BIOGRAPHIES
LIZA BIRKENMEIER (Playwright) was recently the Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Ars Nova, where her play Dr. Ride's American Beach House premiered in 2019. She is collaborating with director Katie Brook on Islander, a verbatim NHL piece, which has been postponed at NYTW Next Door. Her musical collaboration with Jill Sobule has been postponed at City Theatre.

TRISH HARNETIAUX (Director) is a playwright, filmmaker and podcast creator. Current projects include The MS Phoenix Rising with Playwrights Horizons, a narrative podcast about the relaunch of the cruise ship industry following one ship's attempt to rebrand using avant-garde theatre. She's developed and presented work at Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb (current commission), New Georges and more. Residencies include MacDowell, SPACE on Ryder Farm and Yaddo. Harnetiaux's short film You Wouldn't Understand will be part of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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