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Started producing thought-provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie A Deux: Insanity in Pairs written by founder and Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea, produced by founder Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground-breaking diverse plays from around the world. MTWorks is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today’s innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and mainstage productions. www.mtworks.org


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

4 Variations Of Mee  | Open: 10/18/09 Close: 10/18/09
New York, NY: September 25, 2009, Jeremy Bloom (“Stylish and inventive”-Theatermania; “Appropriately Pure”-New Yorker), and 2009 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab members Will Fulton, Annie G. Levy and Gabriella Willenz, are all scheduled to direct 4 VARIATIONS OF MEE dedicated to OBIE award winning playwright Charles Mee, a benefit on Sunday, October 18th, at 7:30pm, benefiting MTWorks, at Manhattan Children's Theatre (52 White Street, between Broadway and Church Street, 2 blocks south of Canal Street).

A testament to Mee’s (re)making project, these 4 emerging directors will display their strengths and creative aesthetics, as they each sequentially approach a quadrant of Charles Mee’s BIG LOVE, a tale of fleeing brides, forced marriages, and murdered grooms (a modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus).

The performance will feature 36 actors, including MTWorks Company Actors Sarah Chaney, Ryan Clardy, Anthony Crep, Louise Flory, Lara Gold, Barrie Kreinik, Adi Kurtchik, Dianna Martin, Madalyn McKay, Antonio Minino, Maureen O'Boyle, Colleen Piquette, Mark Emerson, David Stallings, Misti Tindiglia and Susan Wallack.

Executive Director Cristina Alicea helms the producing team. The production features lighting design by Sarah E. Ford, sound design by Martha Goode, prop design by Julie Griffith, and choreography by Carolina Almont.

The one night only benefit event stays true to MTWorks’ mission by creating work inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York, and the establishment of their acting repertory.

 

 


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4 Variations of Mee
4 Directors. 4 Approaches. Charles Mee’s Big Love.

A One Night Only Benefit Event
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Manhattan Children's Theatre-52 White Street (between Broadway and Church Street, 2 blocks south of Canal Street)

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by visiting www.MTWorks.org or at the theater’s Box Office, half an hour before Showtime.

All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Maieutic Theatre Works in their efforts to produce their upcoming spring show.

More info at: www.MTWorks.org.

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A Home Across The Ocean  | Open: 09/16/10 Close: 10/02/10
Connor and his boyfriend think they're ready to start a family; Connor's recently widowed mother thinks she needs to re-start a family herself. When a thirteen-year-old foster child and a poet from London arrive into their lives, they'll find out exactly how ready they are.

A selection at The 2010 National NewBorn Festival.

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Featuring Alex Bond* (Off-B'way: Flamingo Court; MTWorks: Barrier Island), Mark Emerson* (MTWorks: Barrier Island), Lavita Shaurice (GLAAD Winner: She Like Girls), David Stallings (MTWorks: Folie A Deux) and Dathan B. Williams* (B'way: Show Boat, dir. Hal Prince).

Martha Goode (Associate Producer Miracle Worker, Circle In The Square) is the producing director. Set design by Blair Mielnik (NY IT Award Nominee, To Barcelona!), costume design by Rachel Dozier Ezell, lighting design by Dan Gallagher, and sound design by Kim Fuhr. The production stage manager is Carolynn Richer, and Nichol C. Rosas Ullman is the assistant stage manager. Dramaturgy by Cristina Alicea.
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A HOME ACROSS THE OCEAN plays the following schedule through Saturday, October 2nd :

Tuesdays at 7pm (followed by a talk-back)
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm
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Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theatre Row Box Office, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

**Running time: 2 hours including one intermission**

For more information visit www.mtworks.org
 

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ANAIS NIN GOES TO HELL  | Open: 10/14/16 Close: 10/29/16
MANHATTAN THEATRE WORKS and GOODE PRODUCTIONS in association with THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y, proudly present the triumphant return of Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell by David Stallings (Outstanding Original Full-Length Script, Dark Water - NY IT Awards), directed by Antonio Minino (Outstanding Director nominee, Scene/Unseen - PCTF Awards), as part of The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y. Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell will play a three week limited engagement from Friday, October 14th through Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003). Opening night is Saturday, October 15th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $18.00 - $25.00 and can be purchased online by visiting www.14streety.org/anaisnin or by calling 646-395-4310.

 

Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell is an existential comedy centered around some of the most powerful and memorable women of history (Queen Victoria, Cleopatra, Andromeda, Heloise, Joan of Arc) as they wait on an island in the river Styx for the final leg of their soul’s journey to eternal peace or damnation. Their monotonous afterlife is shaken up when women’s lib icon and erotica writer Anaïs Nin arrives to the island planting seeds of change.

 

An earlier version of the play received a workshop production as part the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival. Winner of the 2nd Biennial Arthur W. Stone New Play Award - Louisiana Tech University; winner of the 1st Prize Boston Theatre Works - 2007 UnBound Festival; Semi-finalist 2008 Princess Grace Awards. Selected as Best Script, Best Leading Actress, and Best Supporting Actress in the 2008 Best of OffOffOff.com’s Best of FringeNYC.

 

Starring James Edward Becton* (Playing with Fire - The Negro Ensemble Company; Macbeth - The Classic Theatre of Harlem), Mlé Chester (TV’s Vinyl and Blue Bloods), Mel House* (Outstanding Actress,  In the Bones - NY IT Awards), Amanda Jones* (Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh - 45th Street Theater and Caldwell Theatre; Walking Down Broadway - Mint Theater),  Richard Lindenfelzer* (Anything Goes - National Tour), Nylda Mark* (Women of Troy - Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Madalyn McKay* (original FringeNYC cast member), Hannah Seusy (Outstanding Actress,  J Train - PCTF Awards), and Stephanie Willing (The Jade Bracelet, Peking Opera Festival, China).

 

Featuring scenic design by Blair Mielnik, lighting design by Dan Gallagher, costume design by Izzy Fields, and sound design by Martha Goode (Executive Producer). The production’s line producer is Collin Bradley, the production stage manager is Rachel Denise April.

 

Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell plays the following schedule through October 29:

 

Tuesdays at 8:00 pm

Wednesdays at 8:00 pm

Thursdays at 8:00 pm

Fridays at 8:00 pm

Saturdays at 8:00 pm

Sundays at 3:00 pm

 

Tickets are $18.00 ($15.00 Students and seniors) and can be purchased online by visiting www.14streety.org/anaisnin or by calling 646-395-4310.

 

Watch Playwright David Stallings and Lord Alfred Bosie Douglas chat about Anais Nin Goes to Hell:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn-hbqvLdV0


Watch director Antonio Minino chat about Anais Nin Goes to Hell:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZIMokgF2yU

 

Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes. No intermission.

 

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

 


About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Works

Started producing thought-provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie A Deux: Insanity in Pairs written by founder and Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea, produced by founder Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground-breaking diverse plays from around the world. MTWorks is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today’s innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and mainstage productions. www.mtworks.org

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Anais Nin Goes to Hell  | Open: 08/08/08 Close: 08/24/08
MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is pleased to announce the world premiere production of ANAïS NIN GOES TO HELL, directed by Cristina Alicea. ANAïS NIN GOES TO HELL will play a limited engagement as part of the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC at The Connelly Theater (Venue # 17; 220 East 4th Street-between Avenue A & Avenue B). Performances begin August 8th and continue through August 24th.

Imagine an island in hell where Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria...wait for their men. What happens when women's lib icon ANAïS Nin arrives to turn their afterlife upside down?
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Arpeggio  | Open: 11/01/07 Close: 11/18/07
Out of loneliness, Zeb, the personal assistant and best friend to fading pop superstar Cindy Hall, decides to take on a new roommate, Gerry. Upon arriving, Zeb becomes fast friends with Gerry, confiding in her that his new boyfriend, Ricardo, is an illegal immigrant and although they feel greatly for each other, are uncertain of their future together because of it. Gerry, in turn, confides in Zeb that she too has a secret - a passionate affair with rock sensation Tobin Grey. As the story unfolds more secrets are revealed, devastating the illusions and lives of each character, spotlighting America's obsession with celebrity, and its tragic effects. Arpeggio is performed with a live rock band onstage, showcasing the talents of composer Alec Bridges and his compelling score.
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FOLIE A DEUX-Insanity in Pairs  | Open: 10/26/06 Close: 11/12/06
In 1933, two sisters, Lea and Christine Papin, are found naked in bed after brutally slaying their employer. The remarkable case – in which the defense claims that the women suffer from ‘folie a deux', insanity in pairs – prompts noted attorney Clarence Darrow to recall the case of Leopold and Loeb from a decade earlier, two young men in Chicago who were found guilty of murdering a teenage boy as a bizarre social "experiment." Are the worst crimes representative of the worst elements of society – and how does a society's reaction to a horrible crime define who they are? David Stallings' new play Folie a Deux follows Darrow as he intertwines the story of these bizarre and brutal cases, revealing troubling assumptions that might be made about violence, madness and forbidden love. Can two people really share a madness that turns deadly – or is society itself partially to blame for its failure to understand those who are different?
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Flashbacks  | Open: 08/07/11 Close: 08/07/11
MTWorks company members will perform scenes from all ten plays produced by the company in their five year of producing plays from other regions to New York City, from Folie A Deux: Insanity in Pairs (2006) toThe Family Shakespeare (2011).

 

FOLIE A DEUX: INSANITY IN PAIRS (2006)
Written by David Stallings
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

ARPEGGIO (2007)

Written by David Stallings
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

PROVIDENCE (2008)
Written by Cody Daigle
Directed by Ian Crawford

 

ANAIS NIN GOES TO HELL (2008)
Written by David Stallings
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

THE OATH (2009)
Written by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

LOOK AFTER YOU (2009)
Written by Louise Flory
Directed by David Stallings

 

BARRIER ISLAND (2010)
Written by David Stallings
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

GOOD LONELY PEOPLE (2010)
Written by Carol Carpenter
Directed by Diánna Martin

 

A HOME ACROSS THE OCEAN (2010)
Written by Cody Daigle
Directed by Dev Bondarin

 

THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE (2011)
Written by David Stallings

 Directed by Antonio Minino  

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Into The Underworld: A Broadway Understudy Tell All..With Music  | Open: 11/10/08 Close: 11/10/08
MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks)
Proudly Presents

INTO THE UNDERWORLD
"A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music."

Hosted by
THE WICKED WITCHES OF OZ

ONE-NIGHT ONLY BENEFIT ENGAGEMENT
November 10, 2008 AT THE TRIAD NYC

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT THEATERMANIA.COM

MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is pleased to announce their one-night only benefit event, INTO THE UNDERWORLD: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music, once again under the musical direction of MATT DOEBLER (Wicked), hosted by KATIE ADAMS & JULIE REIBER of Wicked. INTO THE UNDERWORLD will take place on Monday, November 10th (9:30pm) at The Triad NYC (158 West 72nd Street).

Into The Underworld will included performances by KATIE ADAMS (Wicked), JUSTIN BRILL (Rent, All Shook Up), TONY CHIROLDES (In The Heights), JEFF EDGERTON (Grease), MICHELLE LOOKADOO (The Little Mermaid), KIMBERLY DAWN NEUMANN (A Chorus Line), KATE PAZAKIS (The Best Little Whore House In Texas), JULIE REIBER (Wicked), DAVID SPANGENTHAL (Beauty & The Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and SHAUN TAYLOR-CORBETT (In The Heights); as they share their most intimate stories on how they made it to the Broadway stage.

The proceeds from this event will go to funding MTWorks Season 08-09, including The 2009 National NewBorn Festival in January 2009, and the production of Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath in April 2009 at The Arclight Theater.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

TICKET PRICES:
General Admission: Advance Purchase $40.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar)
Day of the Event $45.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar)

*VIP Tickets: 65.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar).

Tickets are now available online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at The Triad NYC half hour prior to Showtime, cash only.

*VIP Tickets include preferential reserved seating, Broadway Memorabilia, Bottle of Fine Wine, Tickets to "The Oath" and VIP Gift Bag.

Complimentary Hors D'Oeuvres will be served at the event; there will be an auction, including tickets to Wicked, Altar Boyz and My First Time, Broadway Memorabilia and more.

Fore more information visit www.mtworks.org. You can also visit www.triadnyc.com for driving/subway information.

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Look After You  | Open: 08/14/09 Close: 08/29/09
MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is pleased to announce their production of LOOK AFTER YOU by Louise Flory, directed by David Stallings. LOOK AFTER YOU will be performed as part of The New York International Fringe Festival at Venue#16 The SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam St.). Performances begin August 14th and continue through August 29th.


When a photographer's life is threatened by illness, everything she thought was secure turns upside-down, testing friendships, family and love. Look After You was first presented at Manhattan Repertory Theater’s Winterfest 2009.

The production features Jason Altman (SPITE-FringeNYC 08), Lowell Byers (original cast), Louise Flory (original cast), and Adi Kurtchik (Showtime’s Still Single).

Julie Griffith is the producer. Costume design by Vin Victorio, lighting design by Dan Gallagher, sound design by Martha Goode, prop design by Chelsea Chorpenning, and dramaturgy by David Stallings. Howie Tilkin is the stage manager.

Running Time: 90 minutes

Please check www.FringeNYC.org and www.LookAfterYouThePlay.com for updates.

LOOK AFTER YOU plays the following schedule through August 29th:

Friday, August 14th at 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 16h at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 19th at 8:15 PM
Friday, August 28th at 9:30 PM
Saturday, August 29th at 1:30 PM

 

Running Time: 90 minutes

Please check www.fringenyc.org and www.lookafteryoutheplay.com for updates.

Press Photos available at http://picasaweb.google.com/kampfirefilms/LookAfterYou#

 

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Mtworks' The Picture Of Dorian Gray  | Open: 03/27/13 Close: 04/14/13
 The Picture of Dorian Gray is transformed into an erotic cautionary thriller in Glory Kadigan's new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's infamous novel. 

The young Dorian's innocence and beauty are remarkably captured in painter Basil Hallward's latest masterpiece. Basil's friend Lord Henry Wotton and Dorian are stunned by the painting displayed before them. When Lord Henry points out the painting's beauty will never fade yet the young man's will, Dorian makes a deadly wish: that the painting grow old in his place while he remains forever young. His wish is granted. Set in the late 1800’s, this classic Gothic tale explores the superficial nature of society, and the value of youth and beauty.

 
For Mature Audiences Only. Adult Situations/Nudity.

About the Company: Maieutic Theatre Works

Maieutic Theatre Works (MTWorks) is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company based in NYC that premieres distinctive new plays, bringing Broadway caliber to Off-Off Broadway audiences since 2006. Now home to both emerging and established theater professionals, MTWorks' mission is to birth new plays inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York.

 

Past productions include Rich Rubin's Costa Rehab at the WorkShop Theater, directed by Shelly
Feldman; FLASHBACKS a 5th year anniversary celebration at the June Havoc Theater, directed by David
Stallings; David Stallings’ The Family Shakespeare at the June Havoc Theater, directed by Antonio
Minino; The 2011 National NewBorn Festival hosted by The City College of New York; Underworld IV
hosted by Tym Moss (TalkRadio's Artists Exposed) at The Triad NYC (Benefit); Cody Daigle’s A Home
Across the Ocean at Theatre Row, directed by Dev Bondarin; Carol Carpenter’s Good Lonely People at
The Robert Moss Theatre (Winner of 3 Planet Connections Theatre Awards; Best Supporting Actress, Best
New Playwright, Activist Award), directed by Diánna Martin; David Stallings’ Barrier Island at Center Stage
NY, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2010 National NewBorn Festival at Asya Geisberg Studio, various
directors; Underworld: Duets, hosted by Tony nominee Willy Falk (Miss Saigon) at The Triad NYC (Benefit)
; 4 Variations of Mee at Manhattan Children’s Theatre, various directors; Louise Flory's Look After You at
The SoHo Playhouse (FringeNYC 09), directed by David Stallings; Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath at The
Arclight Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2009 National NewBorn Festival at The ArcLight Theater,
various directors; Into the Underworld: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music, hosted by Katie Adams
& Julie Bieber (Wicked) at The Triad NYC (Benefit); David Stallings' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell at The Connelly
Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea (FringeNYC 08); Cody Daigle's Providence at The Rock Theatre, directed
by Ian Crawford; Underworld: A Night With Broadway's Understudies, hosted by Law Tarello (The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) at The D-Lounge (Benefit); The 2008 National NewBorn Festival at
The Payan Theatre, various directors; David Stallings's Arpeggio at The 45th Street Theatre, directed by
Cristina Alicea; The 2007 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; and David
Stallings’ Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs at The Rock Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea. www.mtworks.org
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Parts of Parts & Stitches  | Open: 03/15/12 Close: 03/31/12
 

A joyous, colorful occasion, a wedding day in India, 1947, the patchwork of two families eager with
anticipation for their pending unification. In PARTS OF PARTS & STITCHES, Yamuna and Jiwan
prepare for their lives and future together in a small village of what is soon to become Pakistan. Soon
after the couple celebrates their matrimony, the reality of the political and religious upheaval forced on
the country by Britain’s abandonment, becomes apparent. The violence of man against man, Hindus
against Muslims, erupts in a horrific massacre. With perseverance and a will to survive, Yamuna
desperately attempts to stitch back the pieces of her life.
 
PARTS OF PARTS & STITCHES uses magical realism to show the horrific events that occurred
during Partition.
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Providence  | Open: 02/07/08 Close: 02/24/08
Every step you take could change your life forever. As the past and present unfold, two lost souls search for answers to a common tragedy and find each other. Maybe it was providence that brought them together?

When Mark loses his best friend Sarah in a tragic plane crash destined for Providence RI, he reaches out to the only other person he knew from the crash - Neil, who also lost a loved one. Conflict arises when Neil asserts that his grief is deeper - because he lost his wife and Mark only lost a friend. In the end, both men confront their sorrow and learn, despite their differences, to respect and appreciate their common bond.

The production stars Anthony Crep as Neil, stars Kathryn Ekblad as Sara, stars Douglas Scott Sorenson* as Mark and stars Aly Wirth* as Jo.

The production features scenic design by Craig M. Napoliello, costume design by Angela Curcuru, and lighting design by Rebecca Makus. Duncan Cutler is the sound engineer and Ashley Kosier is the stage manager.

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RE-WORKS: THE FABULOUS 80S  | Open: 09/10/14 Close: 09/14/14
MTWORKS BENEFIT WEEK

Manhattan Theatre Works in association with The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y are proud to present the return of RE-WORKS. 

For season IX we have two new plays inspired by the art and music of the good, challenging and fabulous 1980s.

Proceeds from Re-Works benefit MTWorks' mainstage production SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT.

DANCE PARTY after Fri, Sept 12 performance!

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Dance solo performance by NETANEL BELLAISHE, winner of Israel's Born to Dance (The So You Think You Can Dance of Israel). 

Singer CAROL HICKEY will be joining us on Thu, Sep 11.

LINE-UP:

FALLING BEHIND 
by Duncan Pflaster
directed by Isaac Scranton 

Inspired by Cyndi Lauper's hit "Time After Time"

With Jeff Burchfield*, Alexandra Cohen Spiegler, Heather E. Cunningham* Kelli Kardell and Vibe Normann*.

THE DANCE 
by Monica Bauer
directed by Dev Bondarin

Inspired by Paula Rego's painting "Dance with Ostrich: Tryptich"

With James Edward Becton*, John Fico*, John Graham, Diánna Martin and Hannah Seusy.


THE 80s DIARIES
Read by MTWorkers London Griffith, Maureen O'Boyle and Madalyn McKay

SEPT 10-14, 2014

Wed, Sept 10 at 7pm
with special guest Netanel Ballaishe

Thu, Sept 11 at 7pm
with special guest Carol Hickey 

Fri, Sept 12 at 7pm
with special guest Netanel Ballaishe
80s Dance Party Night 

Sat, Sept 13 at 7pm
with special guest Netanel Ballaishe

Sun, Sept 14 at 3pm
with special guest Netanel Ballaishe


About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Works

 Manhttan Theatre Works is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today's innovative playwrights that boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and Mainstage productions.

MTWorks, originally known as Maieutic Theatre Wroks, started producing thought provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs, written by Co-founder and current Co-Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by Co-founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea and produced by Co-founder and current Co-Artistic Director Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground breaking diverse plays from around the world.

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Re-works: The Spanish Civil War  | Open: 09/23/13 Close: 09/23/13
Manhattan Theatre Works and Co-Artistic Directors Antonio Minino & David Stallings are pleased to present RE-WORKS: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.
A 
one night only benefit event  on Monday, September 23rd at 7pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street, btwn 1st Ave and 2nd Ave).

Four one-act plays inspired by the Spanish Civil War.

Manhattan Theatre Works’ Newborn Festival winning playwrights Kimberly del Busto, Carol Carpenter, Cody Daigle and Riti Sachdeva draw inspiration from the poetry of Miguel Hernandez, the paintings of Juan Genoves, the photography of Robert Capa and the sounds of flamenco, to warn, inspire and create change with plays that commemorate the Spanish Civil War.

 Directed by Dev Bondarin, Isaac Scranton and MTWorks’ Co-Artistic Directors Antonio Minino and David Stallings.

 Tickets are $20.00 (No Service Fee).

To purchase and for more information visit http://www.MTWorks.org/upcoming.html

 

Manhattan Theatre Works is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company based in NYC dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity.


About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Works

Manhttan Theatre Works is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today's innovative playwrights that boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and Mainstage productions.

MTWorks, originally known as Maieutic Theatre Wroks, started producing thought provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs, written by Co-founder and current Co-Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by Co-founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea and produced by Co-founder and current Co-Artistic Director Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground breaking diverse plays from around the world.

http://www.MTWorks.org

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SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT  | Open: 10/10/14 Close: 10/25/14
A West Texas matriarch is enraged by the news that her gay grandson has been the victim of a hate crime committed by his own father. As the boy battles for his life, the family must come together and decide who among them is best to care for this child and what place can they find for him in their world.

“Carol Carpenter is one of the most promising Southern female voices of our generation and we are honored to be presenting such a brave story on our stage. This will also be the fifth show we bring to The Theater at The 14th Street Y, a true theatrical hub for the creatively brave.” - shares Co-Artistic Director Antonio Minino.


About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Works

 Manhttan Theatre Works is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today's innovative playwrights that boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and Mainstage productions.

MTWorks, originally known as Maieutic Theatre Wroks, started producing thought provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs, written by Co-founder and current Co-Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by Co-founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea and produced by Co-founder and current Co-Artistic Director Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground breaking diverse plays from around the world.

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The Family Shakespeare  | Open: 04/13/11 Close: 04/30/11
MTWorks continues its acclaimed fifth season with the magical world premiere of THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE,written by award-winning playwright and Artistic Director David Stallings and directed byfounding memberAntonio Miniño. THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE will play a 3-week limited engagement at theJune Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018; South side of street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Performances begin Wednesday, April 13th through Saturday, April  30th .

Henrietta has always been enraptured by the works of William Shakespeare. When she dangerously invites an innocent boy into her magical world, she discovers her family has not only censored the Bard, but also kept her from one of his most scandalous tales. Will their actions crush her imagination, make it spin out of control, or will they join her in a land of Ophelias, Calibans and Kings? Welcome to the Imaginarium of Henrietta Bowdler in 18th Century Bath.


Inspired by the complete censored works of William Shakespeare by Thomas, Jane & Harriet (Henrietta) Bowdler. Written by award-winner David Stallings.


FeaturingEric C. Bailey*, Sarah Chaney* (MTWorks’ The Oath), Jason Emanuel, Diánna Martin (MTWorks’ The Oath), Frankie Seratch (MTWorks’ Barrier Island), Peter B. Schmitz*, Corey Tazmania* (NJ Rep’s The Housewives of Mannheim) and Cotton Wright* (Flux Theatre Ensemble’s Pretty Theft & Angel Eaters).

 

Produced by Martha Goode (Circle in the Square’s The Miracle Worker). Set design by Blair Mielnik (NY IT Award nominee Outstanding Set Design for To Barcelona!); costume design by Rachel Dozier-Ezell; lighting design by Dan Gallagher; original music composed byJessie Montgomery. Carolynn Richer is the production stage manager and Jean Marie Hufford is the assistant stage manager. Dialect coaching by David Malcolm Wells. Press representation by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR and Michael Roderick/Small Pond Entertainment is the producing consultant.

 

 

THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE plays the following schedule through Saturday, April 30th:

 

Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

 

Tuesday performances are followed by a talk-back.

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Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.MTWorks.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theatre’s Box Office 30min prior to the show.

 

**Running time: 2 hours including one intermission**

 

For more information visit www.mtworks.org
Promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqWJOdKEVtA

Photos available at https://picasaweb.google.com/kampfirefilms/TheFamilyShakespeare#

 


*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.


About the Company: Maieutic Theatre Works

is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company based in NYC that premieres distinctive new plays, bringing Broadway caliber to Off-Off Broadway audiences since 2006.  Now home to both emerging and established theater professionals, MTWorks' mission is to birth new plays inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York.

 

Past productions include The 2011 National NewBorn Festival sponsored by The City College of New York’s Psychology Club and Department; Cody Daigle’s A Home Across The Ocean at Theatre Row, directed by Dev Bondarin; Carol Carpenter’s Good Lonely People at The Robert Moss Theatre (Winner of 3 Planet Connections Theatre Awards; Best Supporting Actress, Best New Playwright, Activist Award), directed by Diánna Martin; David Stallings’ Barrier Island (Center Stage), directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2010 National NewBorn Festival at Asya Geisberg Studio, various directors; Underworld: Duets at The Triad NYC (Benefit); 4 Variations of Mee at Manhattan Children’s Theatre, various directors; Louise Flory's Look After You at The SoHo Playhouse (FringeNYC 09), directed by David Stallings; Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath at The Arclight Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2009 National NewBorn Festival at The ArcLight Theater, various directors; Into the Underworld: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music at The Triad NYC (Benefit); David Stallings' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell at The Connelly Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea (FringeNYC 08); Cody Daigle's Providence at The Rock Theatre, directed by Ian Crawford; Underworld: A Night With Broadway's Understudies at The D-Lounge (Benefit); The 2008 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; David Stallings's Arpeggio at The 45th Street Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2007 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; and David Stallings’ Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs at The Rock Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea. www.mtworks.org


 

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The NewBorn Festival 2008  | Open: 02/22/08 Close: 02/26/08
From the company that brought you Folie a Deux and Arpeggio
The NewBorn Festival 2008
birthing new works


ONE WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
JANUARY 22ND - JANUARY 26TH
THE ROY ARIAS THEATRE CENTER

RESERVATIONS AT WWW.MTWORKS.ORG

MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS is pleased to announce The NewBorn Festival 2008; The company's second annual reading series of five new works, never before seen in New York City. Each show will have a one-time presentation at The Roy Arias Theater Center (located in the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd St). Readings begin Tuesday, January 22nd and continue through Saturday, January 26. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 at the Box Office. For reservations, please call 646-421-2897, or visit www.mtworks.org.

The Fat of the Land
by Don Cummings
directed by Bradley Hagan
Tuesday, January 22nd 8pm

Who deserves the right to have children? If people are incapable of reproduction -- because of their sexual preference or because they physiologically can't - is evolution saying something? Should they take matters in their own hands or take the hint?

Mourn the Living Hector
by Paul Cohen
directed by David Stallings
Wednesday, January 23rd 8pm

In Mourn the Living Hector, we follow a soldier on leave from the war in Iraq and his surreal encounters with people and life here unaffected by the war. This is paralleled with Hector's journey through Troy the evening before his last battle. In one country, the battle takes place outside their very walls--in another... half a world away. Begging the question, must we have war at our doorstep to feel its effects?

Connor's Boy
by Zetta Elliot
directed by Michele Pace
Thursday, January 24th 8pm

After her former fiance commits suicide, Simone must decide whether or not she wants to adopt his three year old son. Is she ready to be a single mother when being a mother was something she never thought she could be? The fact that there are several other women also vying for the opportunity to adopt the boy only complicates her decision. Bringing in questions of race, sexuality, and ultimately right... Connor's Boy examines motherhood in this new age.

Tying the Knot
by David Rush
directed by Perryn Pomatto
Friday, January 25th 8pm

Three couples meet and fall in love in a country where marriage for them is not permitted. What happens when your loved one is injured but you are not allowed to visit? What happens when your loved one's life is now being decided by a distant relative? What happens when your child is taken from you because your loved one dies? This simple and eloquent play focuses on the tragic and often overlooked effects of denying gay marriage.

Daughter of Israel*
by David Stallings
directed by Cristina Alicea
Saturday, January 26th 8pm

Four young girls get drafted into the Israeli Army and are chosen to be involved in a highly dangerous unit involving Biological Warfare. In an environment without choice, these girls must grow up, find their own voices, and learn that choice not only is ultimately theirs, but always has consequences.

*There will be a Closing Night Party after the reading of Daughter of Israel, at The View Theatre (located at The Roy Arias Theatre Center). There is a $20.00 suggested donation for this event.

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UNDERWORLD:
A Night with Broadway's Understudies.
 | Open: 05/19/08 Close: 05/19/08
MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is pleased to announce their one-night only benefit event, UNDERWORLD: A Night with Broadway's Understudies, hosted by improv comic Law Tarello (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), under the musical direction of Matt Doebler (Wicked). UNDERWORLD will take place on Monday, May 19th (7:30pm) at The D-Lounge (101 East 15th Street, under the Daryl Roth Theatre). The understudies performing include David Garry (Company, Sweeney Todd Tour), Carly Hughes (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Chelsea Krombach (Wicked), Lindsay Northen (Wicked), Jacqui Polk (Hairspray, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Heather Spore (Wicked), Andrew Varela (Sunday in the Park with George), Katrina Yaukey (Company, Cabaret) and Catherine Walker (Mary Poppins). Julie Griffith is the event producer. The production features stage direction by Elyzabeth Gorman and Martha Goode is the sound engineer. Artwork created by Lindsay Moore. Tickets are $30.00 (+2 drink minimum) and are now available online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the D-Lounge. For table seating and groups of 8 and over, please contact Julie Griffith at 917-536-5737. You can also visit www.dloungenyc.com for driving/subway information. Support the Arts with Entertainment and a Nightcap; all proceeds from UNDERWORLD go to funding MTWorks Season 08-09, including the production of Johnna Adams' Sans Merci, directed by Cristina Alicea (June 12-29 at The Roy Arias Theatre Center).

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