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Axial Theatre Presents “a connected place” at The Dramatists Guild, Directed by three-time Emmy© winner Cady McClain

Axial Theatre under Artistic Director Cady McClain, will present a staged reading of “a connected place” written by Youlim Nam and directed by Cady McClain, featuring Axial Theater Ensemble Members Tom Ryan, Youlim Nam, and Allegra Venturi, as part of the Friday Night Footlights Reading Series at the Dramatists Guild of America.

The reading will be held on Friday, March 24th at 7:30, in the Dramatists Guild’s Mary Rogers Room in Times Square (1501 Broadway Suite 710, New York, NY 10036) A post-show discussion of the topics of the play will follow with the director, and cast members.

A Connected Place follows a young writer, Jane (Youlim Nam), constantly being challenged by her partner Bill (Tom Ryan) concerning her “unconventional” and “precarious” lifestyle as an artist in the contemporary world.  Allegra Venturi plays (Enaj), a mysterious child.

The post-show discussion will be moderated by NYU Associate Professor and Director Nathan Flower.

Tickets are free but Reservations are required.

LINK TO RSVP: https://events.dramatistsguild.com/event/ friday_night_footlightsr_a_connected_place_by_youlim_nam

ABOUT YOULIM NAM (as Jane/Playwright/Producer)

Youlim Nam is a Brooklyn-based actor, and playwright hailing from Seoul, Korea. She’s been in multiple off-off Broadway productions such as 12 Angry Women. Her numerous short plays: 28+2, A Watch, Acting Is My Destiny, Get Out of My Head!!!, Just B’day Dinner in NYC, etc. have been actively produced at off-off Broadway theaters since 2018. You can also find her in award-winning indie films such as Mingle. Before her new chapter in NYC, she had acted in Korean productions in Korea’s off-Broadway sector, Dahak-ro in Seoul. Awards: Best Actress at The Equity Library Theater, ‘Best Actress’ at the International Independent Short Awards, ‘Best Monologue’ at Actors Awards, LA, the City Artist Corps Grant, and Ma Yi Theater Micro-Grant. An alumnus of HB Studio where she studied with master teachers including Austin Pendleton, she’s an ensemble member of Axial Theatre and a member of the Dramatists Guild.

ABOUT CADY MCCLAIN (Director/Producer)

Cady McClain is proud to be Axial Theatre’s new Artistic Director. Her first production as AD was directing Youlim Nam and Tom Ryan in Never the Sinner by John Logan. Cady studied theater directing with legendary artistic director of Ensemble Studio Theater, Curt Dempster, and studied acting for eight years with Michael Howard. Directing work includes Paint Made Flesh by Howard Meyer, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, a documentary on female directors (winner Audience Award at the SOHO Film Festival, Jury Prize at the Newport Beach Film Festival, among others), and Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings, a short doc about foster youth struggling with addiction. Also an actor, she was recognized by Deadline for being a history-making three-time Emmy© winner.


Founding Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Moving Company(HVMCo) – a physical performance collective. Nathan is the Head of Movement Training at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio in Industry City, Brooklyn. Nathan is an Associate Arts Professor at NYU where he is currently the Director of the Training Program for the Meisner Studio at Tisch Drama. He previously served Tisch Drama for over three years as Department Associate Chair and has been Director of the Tisch Future Theater Artists Program for over five years.