Past Shows

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JUMP TO: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

 

2016 

Mezzanine Theatre

Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre

 

Alligator

New Georges

November 27– December 18, 2016

By Hilary Bettis
Directed by Elena Araoz
Produced in collaboration with The Sol Project

Emerald and Ty are twin orphaned teenagers wrestling ‘gators for a living in a roadside attraction in a small tourist town deep in the Florida Everglades… alternately realistic and surreal, scored with gritty rock music, Alligator is a muscular, satisfying play about learning to tame our darkest impulses.

Alligator will be the first production of The Sol Project, a New York City-based theater initiative dedicated to producing works by Latinx playwrights, bringing the stories and culture of their community to the fore of American theater.

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2017 

Mezzanine Theatre

Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre

PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band

Ma-Yi Theater Company

January 17 - February 11, 2017

By Michi Barall
Music by Paul Liber & Matt Park
Directed and Originally Conceived by Jack Tamburri

Peer is a brash young man on a journey to discover his ultimate self in this rock music odyssey about risk, reinvention and going roundabout. Ma-Yi Theater Company’s remaking of Ibsen’s classic verse drama asks what it means when we sacrifice everything to be most fully ourselves.

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The Great American Drama

New York Neo-Futurists

January 17 - February 5, 2017

By Connor Sampson

What makes a piece of theater a success? The Great American Drama is a living, ever-changing theatrical experiment to test the validity of the American Dream; that anyone, regardless of their given circumstance, can achieve prosperity and success through hard work and determination.

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Love That Dog

New York City Children’s Theater

February 18 - March 5, 2017

Adapted and Directed by Andrew Frank and Jason Howard
Based on the book by award-winning author Sharon Creech
Featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and Walter Dean Myers

A multimedia play about a boy and his dog. Featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and Walter Dean Myers, LoveThat Dog is a contemporary story about discovering the power of your own voice. Best for ages 8 and up.

Presented in repertory with Please Bring Balloons

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BKBX Presents: See Reverse

Broken Box Mime Theater

February 17 - March 5, 2017

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) presents a brand new set of original short plays with SEE REVERSE. Set to a fresh soundtrack and dynamic lighting design, the mime re-definers of BKBX journey from film noir to political protest and everywhere in between, asking audiences to take their truth and turn it upside down, inside out, and back in time to reveal something truer than they held at the start.

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Please Bring Balloons

New York City Children’s Theater

February 18 - March 5, 2017

Created by David Kilpatrick
based on Lindsay Ward’s illustrated book, Please Bring Balloons
Directed by Sara Morgulis

An interactive, multi-sensory theater experience created for our youngest audience members. Based on Lindsay Ward’s beautiful illustrated book, Please Bring Balloons will be a fun and dynamic introduction to theater that you and your toddler will love. Best for ages 2-5 years old.

Presented in repertory with Love That Dog

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BKBX Presents: DESTINATION: EVERYWHERE

Broken Box Mime Theater
February 25 - March 4, 2017

DESTINATION: EVERYWHERE is a boisterous adventure that invites audiences to journey through invisible worlds. With a speaking host to guide even the youngest theater-goers, BKBXKids! weaves together nine inventive shorts into a rollicking hour-long program. This interactive performance includes a workshop where the kids are encouraged to meet the cast and learn how to mime!

Presented on Saturdays during Broken Box Mime Theater's run of See Reverse

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And She Would Stand Like This

The Movement Theatre Company

July 20 - August 6, 2017

Written By Harrison David Rivers
Directed by David Mendizábal
Choreographed by Kia LaBeija

AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS is a theatrical retelling of Euripides' The Trojan Women fused with the world of underground LGBTQ+ ball culture. Set in a hospital waiting room after the emergence of an unknown and deadly virus, AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS reimagines the characters of The Trojan Women as Black and Latinx queer men and Transgender women fighting for their survival.

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The Other Plays: Six Short Plays about Otherness and Diversity

Theater Breaking Through Barriers

March 10 - March 26, 2017

Playwrights include Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter, Lameece Isaaq, Basil Kreimendahl, and Neil LaBute

Theater Breaking Through Barriers will proudly present its 5th Festival of new short plays, which will examine otherness in its many forms — Racial, Religious, Political, Sexual and Social — all through a lens of disability. The Other Plays promises to provide a provocative evening of truly enlightening, enraging and entertaining theatre that you will not want to miss!

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KPOP

Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company + Woodshed Collective 

September 7 - October 21, 2017

Conceived by Woodshed Collective + Jason Kim 
Book by Jason Kim 
Music & Lyrics by Helen Park + Max Vernon 
Immersive Design by Woodshed Collective 
Choreographed by Jennifer Weber 
Directed by Teddy Bergman

KPOP is here and America will never be the same. Claim your exclusive, all-access pass and immerse yourself in the Korean Pop music factory where stars are made... or broken. 

KPOP was held in A.R.T./New York Theatres's Mezzanine Theatre, Gural Theater, and lobby spaces taking over the full building.

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American Mill No. 2

Pioneers Go East Collective

March 30 - April 9, 2017

Director & Co-writer Gian Marco Lo Forte
Composed by Kamala Sankaram
Choreography by Maura Donohue
Original Concept by Abby Felder 

American Mill No. 2 is Pioneers Go East Collective original docudrama with folk songs about Ella May Wiggins – a textile mill worker and folk singer who found herself at the forefront of the protest movement during the strike at the Loray mill in Gastonia in 1929 (North Carolina).

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The Assignment

Houses On the Moon Theater Company

April 17 - May 7, 2017

By Camilo Almonacid and developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company

An English professor is​ ​shaken when a student’s personal essay reopens long buried wounds.  The play explores the long-term emotional toll of violence, and the​ ​struggle to forgive others​ ​and ourselves.

Through the run, Houses on the Moon will present gUN COUNTRY, a selection of stories by professional theater artists and members of the community whose lives have been touched by guns.​​​ 

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T.B. Sheets

Buran Theatre

May 13 - May 27, 2017

By Adam R. Burnett

Set in a tuberculosis sanatorium on a remote mountainside, a community of terminally ill mystics transcend to an order of living saints and build a spaceship to escape their physical ailments. This dizzying and iconoclastic new work celebrates the power and beauty of the fragile body and the multiplicity and fluidity of identity.

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SOLSTICE PARTY!

Live Source Theatre Group

November 2 - November 19, 2017

Written by Susan Soon He Stanton
Directed by Tyler Mercer

A group of friends gather to celebrate the Summer Solstice together in the deep Upstate New York woods behind an old farmhouse. What begins as a casual, fun weeked quickly devolves into something more sinister; a power-struggle and then a game of survival that is by turns bizarre and shocking. Written as a Jonestown parable for the Trump era, playwright Susan Soon He Stanton explores themes of "group-think" and betrayal that instigate our deepest primal fears.

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Sheila

The Associates Theater Ensemble

January 12 - 27, 2018

Created by The Associates
Directed by Jamal Abdunnasir

September 1987. The edge of town. Gloria opens her door to the woman she hasn't seen since she disappeared from home ten years ago. Mary sees the face that has haunted her memories of childhood and dreams of womanhood. But the reflection that the women seek in each other is distorted by the years of silence. How did they get here? Did one of them take a wrong turn, or were they driven apart?

A thrillingly intimate drama, Sheila pits two women against the world. Not to conquer it—to survive it. But what chance do they have to decide the terms of that survival?

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2018

Mezzanine Theatre

Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre

Folk Wandering

Pipeline Theatre Company

February 23 - March 25, 2018

Conceived by Jaclyn Backhaus & Andrew Neisler
Book & Lyrics by Jaclyn Backhaus
Music & Additional Lyrics by Blake Allen, Mike Brun, Andrew R. Butler, Joel Esher, Alex Fast, Jo Lampert, Barrie McLain, Annie Tippe, and Dominique Toney

In 1911, Rosealia dreams of a better life. In 1933, Kai struggles to keep daughter safe. In 1955, Hannah finally fights for herself.

Folk Wandering is a sweeping new musical conjured from the hearts and minds of Jaclyn Bauhaus, Andrew Neisler, and nine emerging singer-songwriters. This expansive story investigates the making and breaking of the American dream across three bygone generations. Join Pipeline Theatre Company and their band of troubadours this spring for an awakening of the hope, heartache, and longing that binds us all together.

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Halcyon Days

Oberon Theatre Ensemble

March 4 - 25, 2018

Written by Steven Dietz
Directed by Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.

How do you make something go viral in the days before social media? Halcyon Days by Steven Dietz is a shrewd satire exploring what it to​ok​ to get America behind the 1983 invasion of the western hemisphere's smallest country​, Grenada. This eye opening exploration of the D.C. "spin machine" is a brutally witty and thought provoking behind the scenes look at America's first "public relations" war.

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One Thousand Nights and One Day

Prospect Theater Company

April 4 - 29, 2018

Book and lyrics by Jason Grote
Music by Marisa Michelson
Directed by Erin Ortman

In mythic Persia, a daring young woman spins tales to save the kingdom and her life. In modern-day New York, a Jewish man and Palestinian woman fight to find love in a fractured world. This world premiere musical, adapted from Jason Grote's critically-acclaimed play 1001, reinvents "The Arabian Nights," colliding the contemporary and the ancient. Through a genre-bending score, it questions past and present images of the Middle East, exploring the power of story in our everyday lives.

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UNCENSORED

MCC Theater

April 5 - 8, 2018

Written and Performed by
the MCC Theater Youth Company
Directed by Jennifer Shirley and Kevin Carillo 

UNCENSORED features original and thought-provoking works by New York City teens. Original monologues, scenes, music, and ensemblr pieces written by the company members explore this year's theme: WHAT'S IN THE GROUND? UNCENSORED gives audiences a rare, unfiltered glimpse into some of the most creative hearts and daring young voices in NYC's five boroughs.

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Time's Journey Through a Room

The Play Company

May 10 - June 10, 2018

Written by Toshiki Okada
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Dan Rothenberg

If Ghosts represent the past, what represents the future?

Time's Journey Through A Room is a portrait of how we move forward from life-changing events. Part love story, part ghost story and set one year after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, this soulful and complex play observes how hope can spring up alongside sadness and fear, and change can be realized if we are awake to the present moment.

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Mangled Beams

American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA)

April 13 - 29, 2018

Written by Dawn Jamieson
Directed by Christen Omantra Callahan 

Rather than one man's quest for meaning, Mangled Beams is a play about "A People." It's the first play about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) high beam walkers' involvement in the cleanup at Ground Zero after 9/11. As four men wait for work at the union hall miles from their home and families, they themselves are like mangled beams. Then the unimaginable happens. Unable to turn their backs on the tragedy, they go to work on the search and rescue effort - untangling beams while they reclaim their identity and find personal redemption.

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Henry VI, Shakespeare's Trilogy in Two Parts

NAATCO

August 11 - September 8, 2018

Adapted and Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried

Experience Shakespeare's saga of a nation spinning wildly out of control. Henry VI is the story of a great nation's decent into barbarism and cruelty. It is a study of how the experience of a problematic foreign war erodes civil discourse at home, and how that erosion allows political self-interests to take hold and send a country hurtling into civil war.

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The Sea Concerto

Flux Theatre Ensemble

May 6 - 19, 2018

Written by August Schulenburg
Directed by Heather Cohn & Kelly O'Donnell 

The Sea Concerto follows Lynnie, a poet who has lost her creative voice to the silence that claimed her father's. Now, a mysterious letter from her Aunt Janet asks her to return to her old seaside home to take back something of her father's. Will it help explain the mystery of why he gave up music? Will that answer help her write again? And can she ever forgive the betrayal that tore her family apart? In the spirit of classic memory plays like The Glass Menagerie and Side ManThe Sea Concerto explores the legacies of pain and resilience that we inherit, pass on, and sometimes let go.

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Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet

BEDLAM

September 14 - October 28, 2018

Uncle Vanya adapted by Kimberly Pau
Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried

"As I began preparing to present the two plays in rep, I saw an opportunity to display their strong thematic similarities in a new way. Both plays showcase characters experiencing longing for love at different times in their lives. In Uncle Vanya, they are looking back saying, 'How did I get here?' In Romeo and Juliet, they are looking forward saying, 'How can I get there?' By watching these epic classics side-by-side in the same sitting, the audience can follow the doubling actors on a journey through a landscape where both worlds intersect, revealing the characters' varying experiences of love, loss, and longing at various milestones in their lives." - Eric Tucker, Director

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The Fourth Wall

Theater Breaking Through Barriers

May 26 - June 23, 2018 

Written by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Christopher Burris 

Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can't stand it. Peggy's usual exquisite taste has been overcome by a mysterious lapse which caused her to redo the room as if it were a stage set. Everything faces one wall, THE FOURTH WALL, and everyone who enters the room begins to behave as if they were acting in a play. Troubled by this odd behavior, Roger calls in the local theatre professor in the hopes that he can "doctor" Peggy's "play," break THE FOURTH WALL, and bring the madness to a close.

"All Access" performances with Open Captioning and Audio Description: Sunday, June 3rd at 3pm, Thursday, June 14th at 8pm. Talkbacks with ASL interpreters will follow All Access performances.

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Dare to Be Different–A Festival of New Musicals and Special Events

Amas Musical Theatre

November 15 - December 7, 2018

PRESENTING FOUR BRAND NEW MUSICALS and TWO VERY SPECIAL EVENTS - "THE ALGONQUIN KID" AND "WITH LOVE, MARILYN." GO TO www.amasmusical.org FOR MORE DETAILS! 

The Algonquin Kid, written by Michael Colby, music director Michael Lavine, directed by Charles Repole (Nov. 17).

With Love, Marilyn, written by and starring Erin Sullivan, music director Garrett Taylor, directed by Stephanie Rosenberg (Dec 7). Bridges, music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen, book by Cherly L. Davis, directed by Jeffrey Page (Nov 15 - 16).

Romeo and Bernadette, book by Mark Saltzman, with music adapted from classic Italian Melodies, music director Aaron Gandy, directed by Justin Ross (Nov 19 - 20).

Stealing Freedom: The True, Heroic Life of the Extraordinary Captain Smalls, written by Scott Winfield Sublett, music director Evan Alparone, directed by Christopher Scott (Nov 29 - 30).

Distant Thunder, book by Lynne and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, music and lyrics by Chris Wiseman and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Dec 6 - 7).

Visit www.amasmusical.org for more details!

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The Beyoncé

Adjusted Realists

July 27 - August 18, 2018

Written By Eliza Bent
Directed by Stephen Kaliski

Nodding to Queen Bey but based on the Anton Chekov short story "The Fiancé," The Beyoncé is a razor sharp and deeply personal coming-of-age conundrum written by acclaimed playwright Eliza Bent (Toilet Fire, Aloha Aloha), "this generation's answer to Amy Sedaris: frank, weird, and immensely likable" (Time Out New York). With her wedding approaching, Nadia discovers that her heart doesn't want what it obviously should want: a decent husband and a stable family life. She instead fantasizes about running off to the bright lights of the big city, to the counterculture of self-discovery. Is this a silly daydream or a full-body call to adventure that must be answered?

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Meaningful Conversation

New Light Theater Project

September 7 - 22, 2018

Written By Owen Panettieri
Directed by Anaïs Koivisto

During a blackout, new neighbors David and Nat engage in unusual conversation and wind up revealing more about themselves than they intend. Two years later, they are thrust back into each other's lives when a domestic dispute erupts in their building, forcing them to reexamine their initial encounter in unexpected ways.

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WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN

The Movement Theatre Company

November 11 - December 16, 2018

Written By Aleshea Harris
Directed by Whitney White

WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN is a community ritual created in response to the deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence. As lines between characters and actors, observers and observed blur, a dizzying series of vignettes build to a climactic moment where performance and reality collide, highlighting the absurdity of anti-blackness in our society. Through facilitation and dialogue we must decide how to cope, resist, and move forward.

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2019

Mezzanine Theatre

Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre

The Convent

Weathervane Productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

January 16 - February 17, 2019

Written By Jessica Dickey
Directed by Daniel Talbott

In Jessica Dickey’s The Convent, a group of women go on a retreat to live like nuns in the Middle Ages and are baptized with 80s pop, female mysticism, hallucinogens and sex. The Convent is a toothy dark comedy about desire, devotion and the mystery of intrinsic divinity.

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SKIN

Broken Box Mime Theater

January 18 - February 3, 2019

Written and performed by Broken Box
Mime Theater (BKBX)

Artistic Director Becky Baumwoll

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) activates their unique reinvention of throwback French pantomime to present a 90-minute collection of all-new stories that riff on the many layers of Skin: color, consent, border, point of contact, identity, a molting snake. There will be a Brooklyn beard competition, a dance of romance, and a sitcom gone awry. There will be wrestling and zombies. There will be lights, original music, and bodies telling each narrative, weaving them all into a singular evening of activated imagination and a dive into the deep deep.

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The Importance of Being Earnest (Two Ways)

New York Classical Theatre

March 5 - 24, 2019

Written by Oscar Wilde
Adapted and Directed by Stephen Burdman

Who really wears the pants in 1895 England? New York Classical Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with a gender-flipping production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. The entire cast swaps genders and roles at every other performance! Considered one of the funniest comedies in the English language, Earnest is a satire of social manners and obligations in Victorian courtship. This will be NY Classical's first show presented in a traditional seated venue. Since 2000, NY Classical has provided affordable and approachable performances in iconic New York City settings, from Brookfield Place to Central Park.

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The Neurology of the Soul

Untitled Theater Company No. 61

February 8 - March 2, 2019

Written and directed by Edward Einhorn

A new play by Edward Einhorn examining the nexus between neuroscience, marketing, art, and love. Set at a neuromarketing firm, it follows a neuroscientist who is trying to scientifically define love ; his wife, an artist who is using her brain scans as the basis of video self-portraits; a marketer who is trying to apply the science of love to advertising; and a gallery owner who deals with art as a commodity. This multimedia production continues Untitled Theater Company No. 61’s ongoing interest in combining theater with the fields of economics and neuroscience.

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Aquila Theatre Company

April 5 - 7, 2019

Directed by Desiree Sanchez

FRANKENSTEIN: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has haunted our collective imagination for 200 years. First published in 1818, her novel is considered the first true science fiction novel, a classic that explores science's potential in opposition to its consequences. Victor Frankenstein creates life and, dealing with the repercussions of his actions, he must destroy his own creation. Aquila Theatre's production of this timeless piece creates a bold and thrilling homage to Shelley's original novel.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: One of Shakespeare's most beloved and witty comedies is brought to vivid life in this innovative new production. Full of memorable characters--Puck, Oberon, Hippolyta, and Nick Bottom--and the famous "play within a play," the play deals with the universal theme of love, and its attendant complications: passion, lust, frustration, depression, confusion, and, of course, marriage. Aquila Theatre weaves a web of theatrical magic that will take audiences to the heart of an enchanted forest, the injustice of the Athenian court, and the political strife of the fairy kingdom.

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Entangled

The Amoralists

April 18 - May 11, 2019

Written by Charly Evon Simpson and Gabriel Jason Dean
Directed by Kate Moore Heaney

In the aftermath of a mass shooting in NYC, the black mother of a victim and the white brother of the shooter try to make sense of what happened, each individually grappling with a soul-shattering experience that few understand. An exploration of loss and survival, ENTANGLED is the story of two strangers connected by tragedy in a nation still struggling to see itself for what it is.

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American Morning

Prospect Theater Company

May 8 - 19, 2019

Book, music, and lyrics by Timothy Huang Directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter

Chin and Eng share a taxi medallion, a homeland, and the American Dream. When so much ties them together, what drives them apart? Based on a true incident, Prospect presents this Richard Rogers Award-winning musical for the first time in a staged workshop production.

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Women In Theatre Festival

Project Y Theatre Company

June 5 - 30, 2019

Three Musketeers 1941, by Megan Monaghan Rivas
Co-Directed by Andrew William Smith and Michole Biancosino,
Project Y Co-Artistic Directors

Sleeping Beauty, by Amina Henry
Directed by Michole Biancosino

The Women in Theatre Festival seeks to broaden the opportunities for women in the entertainment industry by producing new work by women with more than 50% female representation of all artists involved. The 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival will feature 10 separate productions, headlined by two fully staged World Premieres, commissioned specifically for the Women in Theatre Festival: Three Musketeers 1941, by Megan Monaghan Rivas, and Sleeping Beauty, by Amina Henry. Additional programing includes The Hrosthwitha Project: Adaptations of Calimachus by Eliza Bent, Susan Bradbeer, Antu Yacob, Laura Pittenger, Kaaron Briscoe Minefee, and Kelley Nicole Girod. Also work by: Gina Femia, Illana Becker, Dana Jacks, Colby Rossmassler, Hannah Manikowski, Stephanie Swirsky, Sheila Bandyopadhyay, The Bellweather Project, Crashbox Theatre, and more!

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Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson

Working Theater

June 11 - July 6, 2019

Written by Rob Ackerman
Directed by Theresa Rebeck

Inspired by a true, little-known story about the making of an iconic TV commercial in which a legendary film director puts a movie star’s life in the hands of a very jittery props guy. A humorous and ultimately disturbing account of power in the workplace, “Gumballs” examines how truth is negotiated in both art and in life, and who gets to control the narrative in an increasingly divided society.

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Lear's Shadow

Smith Street Stage

September 5 - 22, 2019

Directed & Adapted by Beth Ann Hopkins
Musical Composition & Direction by Elliot Roth

A young girl has run away to her Grandmother's attic, a space for forgotten objects covered with drop cloths and dusty time. When searching through a stack of old books, she opens one up to reveal that the words literally come alive off the pages as characters and creatures emerge around her and begin to tell her the story of King Lear. A classic story, retold through the eyes of a child.

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Drive East 2019

Navatman Inc

August 5 - 11, 2019

Immerse yourself in the music and dance traditions of India—and enjoy their various permutations from artists across the globe. A festival like no other, with evenings featuring seasoned artists alongside undiscovered gems from around the world, Drive East brings you the legacy of a modern voice within an ancient form.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Partial Comfort Productions

October 1 - 26, 2019

Written by Chad Beckim
Directed by Shelley Butler

Clay and Jess have big dreams: college, refuge from the cold Maine winters, and a permanent escape from the paycheck-to-paycheck, rent-a-center furniture lifestyle of their parents. When Jess finds herself temporarily stuck behind and at odds with her stepfather, she moves in with Clay's mom and begrudgingly takes a job at the local chicken farm. Meanwhile Clay heads off to college, counting down the days to his return, desperate to avoid the destiny of his geography. NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY is love story for the opioid era.

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(A)loft Modulation

the american vicarious

September 26 - October 26, 2019

Written by Jaymes Jorsling
Directed by Christopher McElroen

It’s the last explosive heyday of jazz and the inhabitants of a seedy Manhattan loft jam night after night, while a compulsive photographer documents everything with round-the-clock reel-to-reel recordings and photographs.

(A)loft Modulation traces the turbulent, roiling obsessions of this group of musicians—a who’s who of jazz from 1957 to 1965—and their pursuit of purpose, while social chaos seeks to overthrow American culture. It’s angst vs. contentment, selfishness vs. benevolence, artist vs. layman—a struggle that plays out through the fractured lens of unlabeled reel-to-reel tapes which are stumbled upon 60-years after they were recorded.

Featuring a live jazz band that improvises nightly, (A)loft Modulation harnesses the power of these rare and precious sound and video recordings, taking the audience on a thrilling and emotional tour of this watershed moment in jazz history.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Theatre for Humanity

November 1 - 17, 2019

By Rick Elice, music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Brad Cain

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair...and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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Dare to Be Different Festival of New Musicals and Special Events

Amas Musical Theatre

November 2 - 24, 2019

MISSING PERSON, by Susan Campanaro, music and lyrics by Lynn Portas, directed by Christopher Scott.

KEATON AND THE WHALE book and lyrics by Molly Reisman, book and music by Emily Chiu, music director Benji Goldsmith, directed by Leora Morris.

MIGHTY FUNNY KINDA’ LOVE (A God-sib’s Tale) book, music, and lyrics by Pamela Baskin-Watson, book by Nedra Dixon, directed by Elmore James.

THE DOTTIE MARSCHINO SHOW, starring Dottie Maraschino and the Stems, music director David Caldwell, directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner.

VICTORY TRAIN by David Buskin and Jake Holmes, music director Doug Katzaros, directed by Lynne-Taylor Corbett.

DUET FOR THREE by David Caudle, lyrics by Paul James, music by Kay Swift, music director Aaron Gandy, directed by Gabriel Barre.

WINDYWOO AND HER NAUGHTY NAUGHTY PETS, book, music and lyrics by Wendy Ann Gardner, music director Stephanie Bianchi, directed by Jonathan Cerullo.

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IN A DARK DARK HOUSE

Knife Edge Productions

December 6 - 21, 2019

By Neil LaBute
Directed by Sam Helfrich

Drew, who has been court-confined for observation at a psychiatry facility, calls his older brother Terry, to corroborate his claim of childhood sexual abuse, releasing barely-hidden animosities between the two. "In a Dark Dark House" tells a tale of sexual and emotional abuse and two estranged brothers who attempt to overcome it and understand the legacy of abuse, both inside and outside their family home.

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MATILDA the Musical

Actors Technique New York

December 7 - 22, 2019

Directed by Carl Anthony Tramon

The Post-Broadway Manhattan Premiere of every kid's favorite story comes to life in an inventive new turn on the story. An original producer of the Broadway production has teamed up with ATNY, the premiere Acting school in NYC, and some of the most astonishing young talent in the country. Playing at the award-winning A.R.T. NY Theatres for matinee and evening performances on weekends in December. Reserved seating, as well as fun Pillow Seating in front of the stage, is available. Come get swept away in time, movement, music, and magic of MATILDA.

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2020

Mezzanine Theatre

Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre

Romeo & Bernadette

Amas Musical Theatre

January 14 - February 16, 2020

Book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman
Music adapted from Classic Italian Melodies

Romeo - Yes, THAT Romeo - finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But no, its' Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family in this wild spoof of Shakespeare's timeless tale.

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Border People

Working Theater

January 25 - February 22, 2020

Written & performed by Dan Hoyle
Directed by Nicole A. Watson

BORDER PEOPLE is based on conversations with immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and border crossers of all kinds at both the Northern and Southern borders, and the many unseen borders in between. A startling gallery of portraits of those who cross borders, geographical or cultural, by necessity or choice.

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Suicide Forest

Ma-Yi Theater Company

February 25 - March 15, 2019

Written by Haruna Lee
Directed by Aya Ogawa

Returning by popular demand, following a sold-out run at The Bushwick Starr, Haruna Lee’s Suicide Forest is a bilingual nightmare play excavating the Japanese American consciousness and its intimate relationship with sex, suicide, and identity.
In 1990’s Japan, a teenage girl grapples with her sexuality in a male-defined society as a salaryman desperately tries to escape his masochistic psyche. When their journeys collide, they expose their darkest desires fueled by shame with the notorious Suicide Forest looming over their imagination.

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The Best of TheaterWorks! 

Working Theater

February 22 - 29, 2020

Directed by Nicole A. Watson

An off-Broadway production featuring the best short plays to come out of the last 19 years of Working Theater’s TheaterWorks! playwriting program, offered to working people across New York City.

The Award by Alma Brothers
Comte des Cierges by Carlos Cotto
A Cigarette Girl in the South Bronx by Constance Gemson
Drawing Close by Valerie Knight
Steps by Althea Matthews
To Boldly Go by Michael D. O’Hara
Expert Opinion by Dhipinder Walia

 

THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT

Parallel Exit

March 7 - 29, 2020

Created, Written, and Performed by Joel Jeske
Directed by Mark Lonergan

Three-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit returns to NYC with a brand new show.

Join us for an immersive audience experience featuring Joel Jeske in a solo comic performance as an artist, performer, and clown.

A creative force who "can get laughs simply by breathing" (The New York Times), Jeske invites audiences to participate in a multimedia performance and visual art installation with himself as the character, creator, and subject. The production offers Jeskes signature treatment of art, physical comedy, and audience interaction in a work that subversively asks us what we choose to value and why.

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