Project Y Theatre presents

the 3rd annual

Women in Theatre

festival

May 22 - June 25

2018

IRT Theater

Archive Building
154 Christopher St.,
Third Floor, buzzer 3B
Greenwich Village, NYC.

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.

ABOUT THE PLAY

Truth Dare, by Tori Keenan-Zelt (a NY Premiere of a Kilroy's Long List play)

Directed by Andrew W. Smith

 

At 13, Ursa, Hannah, Linney, and Maeve live in their own world built of basements, secrets, loves, and backyard ghosts — until the last sleepover of the summer. High school looms, with the promise and threat of reinvention, and the group fractures as shifting beliefs and identities collide in a traumatic accident that none of them can explain. Four years later, questions and accusations fly as the survivors revisit the scene of the “crime” and try to understand what happened, what they have lost, and how to live now.

 

Tickets: $25 General Admission/$15 Student ID

SHOW SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 5/30 at 7:30pm

Thursday, 5/31 at 7:30pm

Friday, 6/1 at 7:30pm

Saturday, 6/2 at 7:30pm

Friday, 6/8 at 7:30pm

Saturday, 6/9 at 5pm

Sunday, 6/10 at 7:30pm

Tuesday, 6/12 at 7:30pm

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Tori Keenan-Zelt is an alumna of the Ingram New Works LabFresh Ground Pepper's PlayGround PlayGroupBastard Playground @ The Drama League, and Mission to (dit)Mars Propulsion Lab, she has recently been a Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice and Lark Dramaturgy Fellow and has written for Colonial Williamsburg’s Emmy Award-winning PBS education series. She has been named an Emmy Nominee, Kilroys Lister, Jerome Finalist, Princess Grace Finalist, Playwrights of New York Nominee, and some other things. She is currently a member of the Ingram New Works Lab, Super Secret Play Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit, The Actors' Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit & the Dramatists Guild. Some of her short plays are published by Next Stage Press. AB, Harvard. MFA, NYU Tisch Asia (Singapore).

ABOUT THE PLAY

Cindy, by Amina Henry (a World Premiere, Children’s Play with Puppets)

Directed by Michole Biancosino

 

Cindy does not want to be a princess. She wants to be a pilot. Her best buddy, a friendly rat, understands her longing to fly, but the ghost of her dead mother and the charming fairytale prince have other plans to keep her grounded.  In this modern re-imagining of Cinderella, Cindy struggles to define her own "happily ever after." For children ages 6-99, with music, dancing, and puppets.

 

Tickets: $15 General Admission/$10 under 18

SHOW SCHEDULE

Sunday, 6/3 at 2pm

Saturday, 6/9 at 2pm

Sunday, 6/10 at 2pm

Saturday, 6/16 at 2pm

Sunday, 6/17 at 2pm & 5pm

Saturday, 6/23 at 2pm

Sunday, 6/24 at 2pm

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Productions include: Ducklings at JACK, The Animals at JACK, Happily Ever at Brooklyn College, An American Family Takes a Lover at Theater for the New City, Water produced by Drama of Works and The Minstrel Show, produced as part of the 2013 Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival at 13th Street Theater/CSC (NYC). Her work has been developed by and/or presented at: The New Group, The Flea, Clubbed Thumb, National Black Theater, Barefoot Theater, Little Theater at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX) and Interrobang Theatre (Baltimore, MD), among others. She has been a participant in Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers, Page 73's Interstate 73 writers group and and is currently a member of Ars Nova's emerging writers group. She is also a recipient of an Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Space Grant. For somewhat up-to-date information, go to aminahenry.wordpress.com.

ABOUT THE PLAY

What Happened That Night, by Lia Romeo (a World Premiere)

Directed by Allison Benko

 

Jenna and Kate are best friends . . . until one drunken night, Kate ends up in the bathroom with Derek, the guy Jenna has a crush on.  Afterwards, Kate says she was raped, while Derek claims it was consensual.  A play about sexual violence, rape culture, and what it means to listen.

 

Featuring Actors: Tallie Gabriel, Ellie Gossage, Aria Shahghasemi, Michael Fell, and Russell Jordan

 

Tickets: $25 General Admission/$15 Student ID

SHOW SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 6/6 at 7:30pm

Thursday, 6/7 at 7:30pm

Saturday, 6/9 at 8pm

Sunday, 6/10 at 5pm

Friday, 6/15 at 7:30pm

Saturday, 6/16 at 5pm

Wednesday, 6/20 at 7:30pm

Friday, 6/22 at 7:30pm

Saturday, 6/23 at 8pm

Sunday, 6/25 at 5pm

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Lia Romeo’s plays have been produced at 59E59, Project Y Theatre Company, Unicorn Theatre, HotCity Theatre, Stillwater Theatre, Renegade Theatre Experiment, Forward Flux Productions, New Origins Theatre Company, Jersey City Theater Center, the Skeleton Rep, Porch Light Productions, and Xpressions Performing Arts Network, and have been developed at the Lark, San Francisco Playhouse, Abingdon Theatre, Writers' Theatre of New Jersey, Orlando Shakes, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for the American Theatre Critics’ Association’s Steinberg Award for best new play, the New York Innovative Theatre Award for outstanding full-length play, the L. Arnold Weissberger Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She has been recognized by the O’Neill (finalist), the Heideman Award (finalist), and the Kilroys List (honorable mention), and was the National New Play Network Emerging Playwright-in-Residence at Writers' Theatre of New Jersey.  She is the associate artistic director at Project Y Theatre Company, the new play coordinator at Jersey City Theater Center, and a company member with InViolet Theater.  She is also the author of a novel, Dating the Devil (BelleBooks), which was an Amazon bestseller and was optioned by ABC Family, and a humor book, 11,002 Things to Be Miserable About (Abrams Image), which has sold over 35,000 copies worldwide.  Her plays are published by Playscripts and Smith & Kraus.  She earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. in playwriting from Rutgers/MGSA, and she teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  

ABOUT THE PLAY

The Dionysian presents: Ritual Madness, Women in Theatre Edition

 

After the release of their fourth issue, highlighting female writers and artists, independent literary publication The Dionysian has teamed up with the Women in Theatre Festival, to bring you some of their favorite pieces by female writers of the moment.

 

Tickets: $20

SHOW SCHEDULE

Tuesday, 6/19 at 7:30pm

ABOUT THE PLAY

The Hrosthwitha Project

 

Project Y commissioned short adaptations of Abraham, a 10th century play by the first female playwright. Playwrights include Arlene Hutton, Donna Hoke, Charly Evon Simpson, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, E.M. Lewis, and Nandita Shenoy.

 

Tickets: $20

SHOW SCHEDULE

Sunday, 6/17 at 8pm

Saturday, 6/23 at 5pm

ABOUT THE PLAY

Uninvited Girl: An Immigrant Story" by Nimisha Ladva

Directed by Ed Sobel

 

A solo show chronicling Nimisha Ladva’s experience as an undocumented immigrant and her path to citizenship through the prism of post-colonial history and South Asian experience.

 

Tickets: $20

SHOW SCHEDULE

Monday, June 18th at 7:30pm

ABOUT THE PLAY

The Love and Death Traveling Circus

Conceived/Developed by Tracy Weller & Mason Holdings

Written by Devin Burnam

Directed by Kris Thor

 

A mysterious German doctor; a dying woman; stoned teenagers; a showbiz marriage on the rocks; an itinerant fortune teller; a lost episode of TV’s Dragnet. Loosely based on the true-ish story of Elena Hoyos and Count Carl Von Cosel, five disparate but intertwining couples fly through time, space, and planes of existence to ponder the nature of love.

 

Tickets: $20

SHOW SCHEDULE
Thursday, 6/14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, 6/16 at 8pm
Thursday, 6/21 at 7:30pm
ABOUT THE PLAY

Bible Adventure Park!

Performed by Becca L. McLarty. Directed by Mark Cirnigliaro

 

In this Rocky Horror-like live viewing party, a 17-year-old tour guide, Muriel, leads the audience on an immersive journey at a religious theme park. Each audience member is provided with a basket of tools to take part in all the adventures inspired by stories from the bible in what will be an alternately fun and disturbing ride.

 

Tickets: $20

SHOW SCHEDULE
Sunday, 6/10 at 12pm
Saturday, 6/16 at 12pm

The Calendar

Su 5/27

M 5/28

Tu 5/29

W 5/30

7:30 PM

Truth/Dare

Th 5/31

7:30 PM

Truth/Dare

F 6/1

7:30 PM

Truth/Dare

Sa 6/2

7:30 PM

Truth/Dare

Su 6/3

2:00 PM

Cindy

M 6/4

Tu 6/5

W 6/6

Th 6/7

F 6/8

7:30 PM

Truth/Dare

Sa 6/9

Su 6/10

M 6/11

Tu 6/12

7:30 PM

Truth/Dare

W 6/13

F 6/15

Su 6/17

W 6/20

F 6/22

Su 6/24

Project Y Theatre's 3rd annual Women in Theatre Festival will run from May 22 to June 25, 2018, at IRT Theatre.

IRT Theater

Archive Building

154 Christopher St.,

Third Floor, buzzer 3B

Greenwich Village, NYC.