The Bridge Theatre Company

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Founded in 2004, The Bridge Theatre Company is a New York City-based ensemble of Canadian and American theatre artists dedicated to the cross-border development, workshop and production of new plays.  The company examines the relationship between these two contemporary theatrical cultures through the work of emerging playwrights, actors and directors.  Through its New Play Development program, the Bridge accepts a wide variety of script submissions from writers in the United States and Canada, hoping to discover and develop new plays that may examine everything from the bridges between two nations to the bridges between two people.  For more information, visit http://thebridgetheatrecompany.com.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

Down The Road  | Open: 02/24/05 Close: 02/27/05
Down the Road is a story of a husband and wife team who are writing a book about a serial killer. As they are drawn further into his world they question whether their book will help society by uncovering why he murdered 19 women, or if they are simply making a celebrity out of him and inspiring others to do the same
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Humans Anonymous  | Open: 11/01/07 Close: 11/18/07
From critically acclaimed The Bridge Theatre Company comes Humans Anonymous, winner of the Best of Toronto Fringe, Best Ensemble and Best Director Awards.

One is afraid of loneliness; two is afraid of happiness; three is afraid of ignorance; four is afraid of judgment; five is afraid of gremlins...even the nice ones. One loves four; three loves two; five loves cats. Can five over-caffeinated humans stumble their way to a fear-free future?

When an uptight businesswoman who prefers lattes to love meets a sexually-experimental young genius looking for Mrs. Perfect, there is more than just coffee brewing. With the assistance of a dry-witted best friend, his feline-obsessed sister and five addictive personalities, happiness is only twelve steps away. Humans Anonymous is a heartbreaking new comedy about friendship, fear, love...and caffeine.

Robin A. Paterson directs.

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Laundry and Bourbon & Long Star  | Open: 02/08/06 Close: 02/19/06
Alternately funny and biting one-act plays about life in the small town of Maynard, Texas near the end of the Vietnam War.

LAUNDRY AND BOURBON & LONE STAR paint a hilarious portrait of the goings-on in the dusty one-horse town of Maynard, Texas. In LAUNDRY AND BOURBON, Elizabeth and Hattie sit on the porch folding laundry, sipping drinks and gossiping. They're soon joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee, who can't resist blurting out a bombshell: Elizabeth's husband, Roy, has been seen around town with another woman.

In LONE STAR we meet Roy, who's back from Vietnam and anxious to begin his life again. As he drunkenly recounts his military exploits, his younger brother Ray confesses a shocking secret that makes Roy question his entire life.

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Making Marilyn  | Open: 11/23/05 Close: 12/08/05
"MAKING MARILYN" opens just after Marilyn Monroe's death in 1962. A young Canadian man, Scout, has been caught speeding down a deserted stretch of Los Angeles highway. As the suspicious policeman begins to ask probing questions, Scout flashes back to 1953 and his home in the remote town of Banff. A lonely teenager, Scout is ecstatic when he learns that the famous Marilyn Monroe will be coming to shoot her new movie The River Of No Return. An accidental meeting with the star herself leads to a friendship blossoming between the two. But the friendship soon turns into a mutual sexual attraction, and the teenage Scout begins to develop strong feelings for the much older Marilyn--feelings which ultimately lead to heartbreak and tragedy.
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Never Swin Alone & This is a Play  | Open: 05/12/05 Close: 05/22/05
In "NEVER SWIM ALONE," two lifelong male friends are on a beach taking part in a series of masculinity contests refereed by a beautiful young woman in a bathing suit. As the competition intensifies in brutality and the two men bloody each other both physically and verbally, the woman takes them closer and closer to finally confronting a long-hidden tragedy that's haunted them throughout their adult lives.

In the satirical "THIS IS A PLAY," three actors are performing in a dreadfully written stage drama.But rather than the dialogue from the play, we hear the actors' innermost thoughts about such subjects as the lame script they've been given, their less-than-adaquate fellow thespians and the general horrors of a life in the theatre.

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Plunge  | Open: 03/23/05 Close: 03/27/05
PLUNGE provides a candid snapshot of an entire generation as it traces the Labor Day weekend reunion of three friends who are approaching age thirty. Clare, Val and Mary were the best of friends back in college. Now Clare is a wealthy yet insecure corporate VIP and the liberal Val is stuck in an unhappy marriage with the conservative Harris -- who just week prior to the reunion, was involved in an aborted hotel room tryst with Clare. He drunkenly confides his almost-infidelity to the caustic Marty, who wastes no time in letting Val know the truth about her husband. His decision sets off chain reaction that has life-altering effects for everyone.
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The Swearing Jar  | Open: 08/14/10 Close: 08/29/10
The Bridge Theatre Company presents Kate Hewlett’s The Swearing Jar, winner of the 2008 Toronto Fringe Festival Best of Fringe and Best Ensemble, as part of the 14th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC.

“You are the love of my life, you asshole.”  Simon and Carey are the perfect couple.  But when Carey performs at Simon’s fortieth birthday celebration, she is forced to come to terms with the greatest lie her husband ever told. The Swearing Jar is a smart comedy about marriage, music, migraines…and swearing.  When the play premiered at the 2008 Toronto Fringe, it received five-stars from Eye Weekly and was named Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production by NOW Magazine.

Rosemary Andress, director of the 2009 Independent Theater Bloggers Association Best Off-Off Broadway play Universal Robots, helms The Swearing Jar. The cast includes Kate Hewlett and Christopher Stanton, who recently performed in the Toronto smash hit revival of Assassins, Vincent Nappo and Mimi Quillin.  The production team includes Ryan Seelig (set/lighting design), Joshua Sadlier-Brown (sound design) and Christina Hurtado (stage manager).


About the Company: The Bridge Theatre Company

Founded in 2004, The Bridge Theatre Company is a New York City-based ensemble of Canadian and American theatre artists dedicated to the cross-border development, workshop and production of new plays.  The company examines the relationship between these two contemporary theatrical cultures through the work of emerging playwrights, actors and directors.  Through its New Play Development program, the Bridge accepts a wide variety of script submissions from writers in the United States and Canada, hoping to discover and develop new plays that may examine everything from the bridges between two nations to the bridges between two people.  For more information, visit http://thebridgetheatrecompany.com.

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