Genre: Drama
©Christopher C. Presley
Various Playwrights

April 15 – May 11, 2009
Wednesday through Friday @ 8 p.m.
Saturday @ 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Monday @ 7 p.m. (Staged Reading)

In 1994, the leadership of the Actors Studio set out on a revolutionary path, proposing for the first time in 47 years to translate the world-famous method it had honed in its private precinct to an academic, degree-granting program.

The result is a three-year master’s degree program that is unique in its side-by-side training of acting, directing and writing students. Classes are taught by experienced, distinguished Life Members of the Actors Studio in a course sequence that culminates with the Repertory Season.

Designed to present graduating students to the professional world, the Repertory Season invites the public to view professional productions of the work students have created during their three years with us. Here you will witness a weekly series of scenes, one-act and full-length plays, some of them written by our playwrights, and all of them directed by our directors and acted by MFA students.

Admission is FREE. Reservations recommended - seating is limited.

For Reservations please call 212-613-6209, email:


The Theatre at Dance New Amsterdam
53 Chambers Street, NYC
(between Broadway and Centre Street)
North of City Hall Park

WEEK ONE (April 15-18, 2009):
• MUD by Maia Irene Fornes
• Selected scenes from CRYSTAL CLEAR devised by Phil Young
• Selected scenes from CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS by Sam Shepard
• Scene from a WELL KNOWN play, which we can't publicize in advance

WEEK TWO (April 22-25, 2009):
• Selected scenes from DYLAN by Sidney Michaels
• ABORTIVE by Caryl Churchill
• A scene from LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O’Neill

WEEK THREE (April 29-May 2, 2009):
• SNOWANGEL by Lewis John Carlino
• Selected scenes from LOOK BACK IN ANGER by John Osborne
• Selected scenes from FACE DIVIDED by Edward Allan Baker
• PRESCRIPTIONS by Ellen Orchid (NEW WORK by MFA graduate)

WEEK FOUR (May 6-9, 2009):
• EXTREMITIES by William Mastrosimone
• Selected scenes from SPIKE HEELS by Theresa Rebeck
• Selected scenes from SAND MOUNTAIN MATCHMAKING by Romulus Linney

STAGED READING (Monday, May 11, 2009 at 7 PM)
• DREAM WEDDING, a new full-length play by Ellen Orchid
To what lengths will a Group of Grads fresh out of a NYC Theatre Conservatory go in order to remain an Ensemble? DREAM WEDDING! is a comical evocation of the idealism, energy, and inspiration of today’s aspiring artists.

All titles and schedule subject to change.

Open:   04/15/09
Close:   05/11/09

Wednesday through Friday @ 8 p.m.
Saturday @ 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Monday @ 7 p.m. (Staged Reading)

Theater:   Theatre at Dance New Amsterdam
Address:   53 Chambers Street, NYC
New York, NY
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