Oren Safdie’s latest architecture play debuts this April at Urban Stages in New York. Read an excerpt!

A new play by Oren Safdie will receive its first public reading at Urban Stages in New York City on April 16. This one, titled Façade, dramatizes the recent expansion of MoMA and the controversial decision by its architects to demolish the highly regarded Folk Art Museum next door. A fiction, it imagines what may have transpired between the designers of the expansion—Liz Diller and Ric Scofidio—and their friends, the designers of the unfortunate monument in the path of their ambitions—Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. This dramatic action is set within the context of the intense scrutiny the project received from the architectural profession, the New York

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