Karinne Keithley SyersSep 2, 2022
53rd State Press 2022
Karinne Keithley Syers is the founding editor of 53rd State Press, and Astrs is the play that inspired that long-running experiment in publishing avant-garde texts for performance. This is a play that takes place in a "53rd state" of rabbit terrorists and Blanquist ennui, where text can be sung, spoken, projected, or read. In this conversation, we discuss the play, studying with Mac Wellman at Brooklyn College, and the founding mission of 53rd State Press.
Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts.