The Collective NY

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Modeled after the Group Theatre, The Collective NY is a theatre and film production company founded in 2007 by graduates from the William Esper Studio. Founding members include Amy Schumer. The Collective NY was actively involved in developing Seasons 1, 2 and now 3 of the Emmy-nominated Inside Amy Schumer. The company has been building its ensemble and its following among the theatre community and sharpening its mission to include “access to all” for theatre productions. The Collective NY is a not‐for‐profit company and a collective of artists committed to develop and produce original work for the stage and screen. Past productions include Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness, True North by Edward Allen Baker, Clayscapes by Clay McLeod Chapman, 360 by The Collective NY, Me Equals This + Happy Girl :) by Brian Leider, Warning: May Contain Nuts by Craig McNulty and the inaugural Collective:10 in 2013. For more information visit www.thecollective‐ny.org.

The Collective’s NO EMPTY SEATS initiative in which up to half the seats for every performance are made available on a free and pay-what-you-can basis. The 2014 Collective:10 and the Fall NES campaign has a goal of filling 1,000 seats which offers donors the ability to sponsor a play or entire performance night. The NO EMPTY SEATS program is made possible by the company's generous donors and patrons with the sole purpose of providing access to quality professional theatre for all. www.no-empty-seats.org.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

THE 3RD ANNUAL COLLECTIVE:10 PLAY FESTIVAL  | Open: 09/29/15 Close: 10/04/15
The third annual C:10 featuring 12 original never-before-seen plays uncovered from hundreds of blind submissions as well as the WORLD PREMIERE of a new short play by award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and director, Israel Horovitz (The Indian Wants The Bronx, Line). The playwrights featured in this year's C:10 are: Mark Borkowski (2014 C:10 writer), Timothy Brady (2013 C:10 writer), Bernardo Cubria, Greg DePaul (2013 C:10 writer), Thomas Dunn (2013 C:10 writer), Stephen Hancock (2014 C:10 writer), Daniel Kennedy, Kitt LaVoie, Erin Mallon (2014 C:10 writer), Sayra Player (2014 C:10 writer), and Israel Horovitz!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

PROGRAM A performs
TUE, SEPT 29 @ 8pm + talkback
THU, OCT 1 @ 7pm
FRI, OCT 2 @ 7pm
SAT, OCT 3 @ 7pm
SUN, OCT 4 @ 2pm

PROGRAM B performs
WED, SEPT 30 @ 8pm + talkback
THU, OCT 1 @ 9pm
FRI, OCT 2 @ 9pm
SAT, OCT 3 @ 3pm & 9pm


PROGRAM A - the odds
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AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THOSE DAYS by Kitt Lavoie
Directed by Robert Z Grant, featuring Lacy Marie Meyer and Khan Baykal

BREAKING PHILIP GLASS the newest play by Israel Horovitz
Directed by Francisco Solorzano, featuring Nina Mehta and Marcus Naylor*

DEAD MONKEY by Mark Borkowski
Directed by Richard Masur, featuring Booker Garrett and Marc Menchaca

MORNING BECOMES NEITHER by Greg DePaul
Directed by Kevin Kane, featuring Maggie Champagne* and John Norwell

RAJA by Thomas C. Dunn
Directed by Jacqueline Knapp, featuring Chris Beetem and Francis Benhamou*

SCHADENFREUDE by Timothy Brady
Directed by Brandon T. Snider, featuring Karen Chamberlain, Swann Gruen, Josh Greenwood, Brian Hotaling*, and Rock Kohli*


PROGRAM B - the evens
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THE AUDIENCE by Daniel Kennedy
Directed by Kristin Wheeler, featuring Naomi Warner, Tony F. DeVito*, Marki Michelle, Rich Pecci, JB Roté, Casey Webb and Natalia Zvereva

*These actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
AN EQUITY-APPROVED SHOWCASE

CRIMINALLY DUMB by Thomas C. Dunn
Directed by Malindi Fickle, featuring Swann Gruen and Lacy Marie Meyer

HUMAN LEAGUE by Sayra Player
Directed by Rebecca Brillhart, featuring Maggie Champagne* and Sayra Player*

I WOULD HAVE THAT NIGHT by Bernardo Cubria
Directed by Louis Moreno, featuring Francis Benhamou* and Rock Kohli*

NO REASON by Stephen W. Hancock
Directed by Alberto Bonilla, featuring Karen Chamberlain and Brian Hotaling*

THICK GNAT HANDS by Erin Mallon
Directed by Emma Canalese, featuring Robert Z Grant* and Mike Houston*
About the Company: The Collective NY

Modeled after the Group Theatre, The Collective NY is a theatre and film production company founded in 2007 by graduates from the William Esper Studio. Founding members include Amy Schumer. The Collective NY was actively involved in developing Seasons 1, 2 and now 3 of the Emmy-nominated Inside Amy Schumer. The company has been building its ensemble and its following among the theatre community and sharpening its mission to include “access to all” for theatre productions. The Collective NY is a not‐for‐profit company and a collective of artists committed to develop and produce original work for the stage and screen. Past productions include Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness, True North by Edward Allen Baker, Clayscapes by Clay McLeod Chapman, 360 by The Collective NY, Me Equals This + Happy Girl :) by Brian Leider, Warning: May Contain Nuts by Craig McNulty and the inaugural Collective:10 in 2013. For more information visit www.thecollective‐ny.org.

The Collective’s NO EMPTY SEATS initiative in which up to half the seats for every performance are made available on a free and pay-what-you-can basis. The 2014 Collective:10 and the Fall NES campaign has a goal of filling 1,000 seats which offers donors the ability to sponsor a play or entire performance night. The NO EMPTY SEATS program is made possible by the company's generous donors and patrons with the sole purpose of providing access to quality professional theatre for all. www.no-empty-seats.org.

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The Second Annual Collective:10  | Open: 10/08/14 Close: 10/12/14
The 2nd annual COLLECTIVE:10, two curated programs of new 10-minute plays. Performances begin October 8 at Teatro Circulo in the East Village, New York City. Last year's inaugural COLLECTIVE:10 performed to sold-out audiences and featured the talents of Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Kemp. This season's plays, selected from over 1000 blind submissions, will also be published as an anthology.

PROGRAM A -- Weds, Oct 8 at 7pm; Fri, Oct 10 at 7pm; Sat, Oct 11 at 5pm & 9pm; Sun, Oct 12 at 5pm.
• CAFE d'AUTOMATIQUE
by Dave Hanson. Directed by Susan Aston featuring Patrick Bonck, Victoria Dicce and Robert Z Grant.
An unusual cafe is the site of an unusual first date.
• 4AM: REDMOND AND MEDA
by Stephen Hancock. Directed by Kristin Wheeler featuring Francis Benhamou and Rodrigo Lopresti.
Peer into the dark recesses of a relationship hanging on by a thread and scarred by betrayal, addiction and unmet expectations.
• KEY TO MY HEART
by Peter M. Carrozzo. Directed by Cassie Freeman featuring Margaret Champagne and Dave Hanson.
How far would you go for your relationship? Simon and Wendy are about to find out.
• NOTHING IS FREE
by Terry Milner. Directed by Rebecca Brillhart featuring John D'Ornellas and Joe McCarthy.
Hendrick and Leonard find the mundane and routine can have its benefits, until one choice changes everything.
• QUICK FIX
by Brian Leider. Directed by Booker Garrett and Kevin Kane featuring Rich Pecci and Stephen Vause.
Friendship and morality are tested when Scotty asks Robert for the ultimate favor on a cold winter's night.
• ROCKET SEX
by Bob DeRosa. Directed by Chris Beetem featuring Lisa Kicielinski and Rock
Kohli
Meeting the right person is never easy. Making it last, sometimes even harder.
PROGRAM B: - Thu, Oct 9 at 7pm; Fri, Oct 10 at 9pm; Sat, Oct 11 at 7pm; Sun, Oct 12 at 3pm & 7pm.
• CASEY229
by Elin Hampton. Directed by Margaret Champagne featuring Karen
Chamberlain and John Norwell.
How well do any of us really know one another? A wife on the search for some
answers finds even more questions and a new found appreciation for the
institution of marriage.
• AUNT SYLVIA IS DEAD
by Jenny Rachel Weiner. Directed by Robert Z Grant and JB Roté featuring
Margaret Champagne, Nina Mehta, Daniel O'Shea, Sat Charn Fox, Joan Porter,
JB Roté and Naomi Warner.
The family is all together. That can only mean one thing: it is the perfect time to
release pent up resentments, anger, questions and general dysfunction.
• GOOD WORKING WITH HANDS
by Erin Mallon. Directed by Greg Naughton featuring Mike Houston and Chris
Beetem.
Abe and John have been co-workers and friends for a long time. Now with an
unsure future ahead of them, they learn more about each in other in ten minutes
than in years of working together.
• SHADOW SAINT
by Mark Borkowski. Directed by Karen Chamberlain featuring Khalil Muhammad
and Wendi Joy Franklin.
Rudy's got something to tell his Ma and Ma's got an earful for him. Ten minutes
at the kitchen table and this family comes apart. But will they find their way back?
• UNCLE SILAS
by Sayra Player. Directed by Sayra Player featuring Booker Garrett and Kevin
Kane.
Uncle Silas is visiting his sister Maureen and her new baby. This drama explores
the binds of family and the demons that sometimes surface.
• WATERTOWN, MASS
by Craig McNulty. Directed by Mike Houston featuring Swann Gruen and Lacy
Meyer.
It's April 19th, 2013 in Watertown, MA. Two strangers are hungover and forced inside together while the world is changing right outside the door.

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