Gingold Theatrical Group’s Project Shaw series, led by artistic director David Staller, honored NCAC’s free speech work at a reading of Mrs. Warren’s Profession at The Players Club in Manhattan on May 20, 2013. Written by George Bernard Shaw, the play was shut down on its 1905 opening night in New York and the entire cast was arrested.

The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan featured Tony winner Harriet Harris in the title role with Amelia Pedlow as Vivie Warren, Richard Easton as Sir George Crofts, Matt Doyle as Frank Gardner, Matthew Sullivan as Praed and Lenny Wolpe as Rev. Samuel Gardner. Roma Torre of NY1 narrated.

Profession, the most controversial of Shaw’s plays, boldly tackles issues still vibrantly in current debate: roles of men and women in society, finance, sexuality, family dynamics, and most surprisingly, prostitution.

NCAC Program Director Svetlana Mintcheva accepted the award.

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