PARTS UNKNOWN is a free play reading series showcasing new plays and plays in translation from around the world, including works by writers unfamiliar to U.S. audiences.
VTC is proud to partner with the 53rd Street Branch of the New York Public Library to present the Parts Unknown series in their newly opened atrium.

From Serbia

Tuesday, May 29  7 PM


Presented in Association with The Cherry Arts


by Iva Brdar

Translated by Ana Brdar

Directed by Beth F. Milles

Sound Design – Sergey Levitskiy

Assistant Director – Bryan Hagelin

Starring Helen T. Clark and Darcy Rose

With Amara James Aja*, Carolyn Goelzer*, Jeffrey Guyton*, Craig MacDonald*, and Jacob Garrett White*

Fresh off its run at The Cherry Arts Center in Ithaca, Rule of Thumb tells the story of Ana and Monika, two high-spirited young women from Sweden who enter a hitchhiking contest and find themselves on a series of peculiar, delightful, and unsettling rides through the borderlands of Serbia and Bulgaria. With quirky humor and tremendous heart, Rule of Thumb explores themes of class and cultural divide, as well as issues of economic and refugee migration from global and local perspectives.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so we recommend RSVPing.


New York Public Library 18 W 53rd St (btw 5th/6th Aves)




PARTS UNKNOWN Reading Series is made possible in part with public funds from The Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.