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Buunni Coffee Inwood: Café Plays

An evening of six original short plays set in coffee shops, near and far.

BUUNNI COFFEE, in collaboration with ZENA GROUP, presents THE CAFÉ PLAYS, an evening of six original short plays set in coffee shops, near and far. The event will take place on SATURDAY, MAY 20 at 8:00PM (doors open at 7:30) at BUUNNI COFFEE (4961Broadway btw 207 th Street and Isham in Inwood).

CAFÉ PLAYS is a site-specific eclectic evening of short plays by Matt Higgins, Richard Hollis, Josh Liveright, Sarah Manton, Reza Salazar and Alanna Sibrián. Free Write is about two people who, in a chance encounter, experience the liberating power of seeing and being seen. In The Third Place , one writer and two accomplices try to script an impossible coffee shop meeting – whose version do we like best? Cough is an uncomfortable encounter between two strangers, with preconceived notions, set in troubled times. In The 24th , two strangers meet and connect over the past and Argentinian empanadas. Seen explores the question of how might the love between friends untangle the complexities that divide us? In Round 4 two people have been in an on and off situation and this is the final meeting.

Matt Higgins is an actor, writer, teacher, improviser, Andy Kaufman Award Finalist and original member of the spontaneous theater troupes Centralia and Burn Manhattan. Richard Hollis is an actor who would like to do more writing. He has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off Broadway and regionally. Josh Liveright is an actor, director, producer and writer of two award winning short plays, Mississippi Sundown and The Suicide Society . Sarah Manton is an actor who has worked all over the UK and the States including in The Coast of Utopia and South Pacific , (National Theatre, London), One Man Two Guvnor’s (Broadway) and Baby in Dirty Dancing (West End, London). Reza Salazar is an actor, writer and director who originated the role of Rafael in the Tony nominated play Clyde’s by the two-time Pulitzer prize winner playwright Lynn Nottage. He directed Missing Them which was produced Off-Broadway by The Working Theater. Alanna Sibrián is a first generation Salvadoran-American professional actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, writer, and translator from the DMV who is currently working on her first screenplay about the Salvadoran Civil War.

BUUNNI COFFEE is an independent coffee shop providing exceptional coffee and baked goods in an inviting community meeting place for all that live, work and enjoy the neighborhood. Located at 4961 Broadway between 207 th Street and Isham, conveniently located near the A and 1 trains, the venue presents eclectic programming with the mission to serve the diverse community of upper Manhattan.

ZENA GROUP is a New York City non-profit arts organization operating since 1991. Zena Group has produced, or had a hand in producing, a myriad projects ranging from theater, film and the arts, to educational and health related outreach

Buunni Coffee & Inwood Art Works: Last Stop Comedy

Upstate Manhattan’s first and LAST STOP for the best Stand Up Comedy NYC has to offer! Hosted by Adam Elliott (Gotham Comedy Club New Talent Winner, LA Comedy Festival) and Rory Lutz (The Laughing Pad)

Headliner: Monique Latise (The Apollo, Monique’s Comedy Club) and featuring: Michael Harrison, Quinton Jones, Sheria Mattis and Andy Gunnin. Emcee: Sirobosi Frawstakwa.

ADMISSION: $20 (includes one free drink!)

Tea Tasting at Buunni Inwood

Come taste the beautiful Nepali teas at Buunni Coffee. Nishchal Banskota and Pratik Rijal- founders of Nepal Tea Collective- will be serving the best Nepali teas at the cafe bringing Ethiopian hospitality to the Atlantic since 2012!

About the Venue

Elias and Sarina, a husband-and-wife team, founded Buunni in 2012 when they moved from Ethiopia to New York City. In addition to serving fabled full-flavored Ethiopian coffees, Buunni’s Inwood location is also community hub, an events space and is available for private rentals.

Book yourself an exclusive seat for just $20!

What’s Included:

– $20 includes tasting of 4 different teas ranging from white teas to herbal teas

– Access to the 60-minute interactive, tutored-tasting event followed by some delicious baked good that you can purchase at a discount at the café

Tickets are limited. Don’t delay, grab your tickets now. If maximum capacity is reached prior to the deadline date, no additional reservations will be available.