The Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series
The Relentless Reading Series was created in honor of Actor/Producer Ed Vassallo, a cherished member of the New York arts community for more than 20 years. A graduate of Union College and Brandeis University’s MFA program, Vassallo was an energetic and vital member of LAByrinth Theater Company, where he produced the TENN99 and NYNY festivals and served as the company appointed member to the Board. In addition to his work at LAByrinth, Vassallo was a dedicated volunteer and mentor at The 52nd Street Project. Vassallo's producing credits include the short film F—K, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (2010), the award winning feature film King Kelly (2012), and the IFC/Sundance Selects film Days and Nights (2014). Vassallo died in February 2014 after a 2 ½ year battle with leukemia. As an artist, mentor, educator, and friend, his passion for theater and his loving and compassionate nature was and will always be a source of inspiration.
The Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series allows writers to further develop their plays through staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States and expose the writers and their work to a national audience.