2019 season

 
 

Q&A: JUNETEENTH

WHERE SHOULD I PUT MY CLOTHES?

SEWING CIRCLE

BEGINNING DAYS OF TRUE JUBILATION

A LITTLE LIGHT

A TOUCH OF BRAZIL

THE AQUARIUM

AN EVENING WITH FIDEL AND MY MOTHER THE RADICAL

THE GOSPEL OF MARK

STUDIO TISCH CABARET

SIDE HUSTLE

AFTER HERE

THE SNAKES & HUMAN INTEREST

RUTH

ALL THE WAY HOME

UNTITLED PLAY BY JUDITH BRADSHAW

JANE DOE 24

BOOT AND RALLY

LAND

ME TOO MONOLOGUES

BOOK CLUB THEATER 4.0: LEONORA CARRINGTON EDITION

LYNN & ANNEY

MURDEROUS CADUCEUS

UNTITLED FILM BY KRYSTEL LUCAS

 

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Q&A: JUNETEETH hosted by KAREEM M. LUCAS

Multi-author, multi-performer event hosted by Kareem M. Lucas ‘13

Previous Performers have included: Korey Jackson, Krystal Lucas, Erin Neufer, Fedna Jacquet, Naomi Lorraine, Jarvis Matthews, Anne Troup, Tim Nicolai, Zoey Martinson, Rashad Edwards, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, and Marchánt Davis.


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where should i put my clothes? a political conundrum

Monologue

by Jonathan Bock ‘14

Who will survive in America? Where Should I Put My Clothes investigates the relationship between the political and the personal in an age of corporate power and emotional disruption.


sewing circle

Play reading

by Sam Dash ‘17

The Sewing Circle interrogates the evolving nature of queer-ness, how it is inclusive and exclusive amongst its own and with other targeted individuals, and how we all intersect in finding a meaningful life. In the face of discrimination, violence, trauma, history and misinformation, how do we connect to build and re-build together?


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BEGINNING DAYS OF TRUE JUBILATION

Play

by Mona Mansour, directed by Scott Illingworth

We are all on this mission. It's exceptional. We're exceptional. You're exceptional. It's not your job, it's your calling.


A LITTLE LIGHT

Solo show

by Rahti Gorfien ‘78

More pain! More shame! More epiphanies! An evening that explores the four emotions that keep us from stepping fully into our lives...and the antidotes to those emotions.


A TOUCH OF BRAZIL

An evening of music performed by Maria Guida ‘76


THE AQUARIUM

Solo show

adapted by Timothy Sekk ‘07

A retelling of award-winning writer Aleksandar Hemon’s heartbreaking personal essay. A story of love, unimaginable loss, and the transformational power of language.


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AN EVENING WITH FIDEL AND MY MOTHER THE RADICAL

Solo show

by Tim Perez ‘86

Fidel Castro returns to New York!


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THE GOSPEL OF MARK

Solo show

Shannon Rye Wall ‘87

All are invited to experience the three-year ministry of Jesus, told only in the words of scripture, and told with all the words of scripture. Rarely is a Gospel read in one sitting. Expect “Aha!” moments, surprising and unfamiliar stories, and fresh insights.


WORKS IN DEVELOPMENT

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SIDE HUSTLE

Web series in development

Jeremy Rishe ‘05 and Stacey Linnartz ‘08

Beth & Eric want to pursue their big dreams, but waiting around for them to just happen is so much easier - Side Hustle!

They made a childhood pact to be millionaires by 40. Now 38, they've saved between them almost 20,000 dollars. Desperate to make their dreams become reality, they begin scouring the recesses of their untapped imaginations for the perfect Side Hustle that will make them rich.

Performances will be taped live as part of film theater/hybrid platform launching in 2020. "Nichols and May" meets "Friends."


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AFTER HERE

Play development

by Morgan Everitt ‘15

Weaving together a soundscape that consists of both music/sounds as well as pieces of actual interviews, with an interpretive physical vocabulary, the playwright takes a candid look at a locked in artist facing her next beginning.


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the snakes & human interest

Film in development & Web series in development

Anne Troup ‘12

Two indie production companies spearheaded by Anne Troup and other Grad Acting Alumni will use the 5th floor as a location in their upcoming projects: an ongoing webseries called Human Interest, and a new film called The Snakes.



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RUTH

Play in development

A play by Dianne Nora with music and lyrics by Emily Gardner Xu Hall ‘13

The notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Supreme Court Justice, angry older woman, and cabaret star.


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ALL THE WAY HOME

A musical in development

by Rafi Silver ‘12 and Aaron Costa Ganis ‘12

When Charlie Scott, a struggling musician in LA, learns that his estranged father, the legendary New York folk rock hero Tim Moore, has died, Charlie leaves everything behind to find himself and his father's legacy in New York City.


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jane doe 24

Play development

by Annie LaRussa ‘82

It's 5 am, Jane wakes up outside a frat house after a wild party. Jane is disorientated, bleeding, and she can't find her underwear. Jane, and those who love and surround her, must grapple with the ramifications and reverberations of what happened during the night.


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boot and rally

Play reading

by Carol Brown ‘15

DeLappe's "The Wolves" meets "Lord of the Flies"--a group of 17- to 22-year-old guys in a frat basement in the middle of nowhere. Dark comedy.


land

Play development

Daniel Berlingeri ‘18 and Erica Harte

Land is a devised theatre piece in process that examines trauma using one woman's trauma as a lens to look at historic violence inflicted on female bodies and the natural world.


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ME TOO MONOLOGUES

Play development

Lynn Silver ‘80

A collection of stories, a look at the cultural shift, and its confusion.



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BOOK CLUB THEATER 4.0: LEONORA CARRINGTON EDITION

Play development

devised by Olivia Gilliatt ‘14 and Marina McClure

Book Club devises theater pieces by playing games around a given theme, or interrogating a written text.This summer we're exploring the surrealist dreamscape of author and painter Leonora Carrington to see how we can transform space and heighten sur-reality in a simple classroom.


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LYNN & ANNEY

Play development

by Lynn Hawley ‘92 and Anney Giobbe ‘92

Stories we'd rather not tell.


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MURDEROUS CADUCEUS

Play development

by Jonathon Ward

directed by Danielle Skraastad ‘99

A new play about families and the medical industrial complex.


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UNTITLED FILM BY KRYSTEL LUCAS

Film in development

by Krystel Lucas ‘08

This untitled film is a genre mash-up that seeks to explore and question what it means to be a good neighbor. When life and death is on the line, what is our responsibility to our fellow man?