Truth Dare, by Tori Keenan-Zelt (a NY Premiere of a Kilroy's Long List play)
Directed by Andrew W. Smith
Featuring: Essence Stiggers, Emily Suarez, Roma Scarano, Nuala Cleary
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
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
Tori Keenan-Zelt is an alumna of the Ingram New Works Lab, Fresh Ground Pepper's PlayGround PlayGroup, Bastard 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).
Cindy, by Amina Henry (a World Premiere, Children’s Play with Puppets)
Directed by Michole Biancosino
Featuring: Starr Kirkland, Zach Fifer, Emily Ma, Veronica Cooper, Rachel E. Evans, Timiki Salinas, Joachim Boyle, and Caleb Anthony Green
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 for All! Everyone can have the STUDENT rate for this show
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
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.
What Happened That Night, by Lia Romeo (a World Premiere)
Directed by Allison Benko
Featuring: Tallie Gabriel*, Ellie Gossage, Ed Rosini, Michael Fell*, Russell Jordan*
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.
*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association.
Tickets: $25 General Admission/$15 Student ID
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, 6/24 at 5pm
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.
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.
Tuesday, 6/19 at 7:30pm
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.
Sunday, 6/17 at 8pm
Saturday, 6/23 at 5pm
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.
Monday, June 18th at 7:30pm
The Love and Death Traveling Circus
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.
Bible Adventure Park!
Written by Erin Mallon
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.