Coens, Kaufman lend an ‘Ear’


Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen and Charlie Kaufman are collaborating on a theatrical production, “Theater of the New Ear,” set for April 28-30 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, where it will be taped for broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Among the eight cast members are Meryl Streep, Steve Buscemi, Hope Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The evening will consist of the Coens’ “Sawbones” and Kaufman’s “Hope Leaves the Theater,” short “sound plays” with the actors using scripts, accompanied by a band and by a foley artist providing sound effects.



-- Don Shirley