Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind, once-a-year festival. Visit the theater any evening during this two-week event, and you'll find yourself enthralled, laughing, or connecting with 14 new plays. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.
TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: Each performance in the series has only one performance, one date, and one time, so please book carefully. Scroll down and find the show, or shows, of your choosing and then purchase for that date. All performances are at 7 pm except for Fri May 4th which is at 7:30 pm
Wed May 2nd at 7 pm
The Ex-Husband Play by Barbara Lindsay, directed by Ian Streicher
THE EX-HUSBAND PLAY: As a playwright struggles to write a play about the aftermath of a bitter divorce, she must contend with willful characters, a merciless inner critic, and her own complex feelings about her ex-husband.
Fri May 4th at 7:30 pm
What's In a Name? A Cautionary Tale for the Age of Obama
by Peter Levine, directed by Eric Chase
What's In a Name? A Cautionary Tale for the Age of Obama, is about two ordinary citizens ? a black woman and a white man ? who discover a common past and through misunderstanding and the like offer a funny, yet serious debate about race and politics in contemporary America. Everything takes a wild turn when they discover their curious connection to a black, conservative woman about to be George W. Bush's last appointment to the Supreme Court.
The cast includes Cheryl Howard*, Peter Levine*, Geany Masai*, and Antonio Edward Suarez*.
Sat May 5th at 7 pm
Poetry of Cars by Jon Spano, directed by Barbara Grecki
With his latest design, car czar Azwell Dove might save Detroit from its financial crisis, but can he rescue his daughter Savannah before she descends into madness? When Azwell's drug addict son Ziggy, a musician, arrives unexpectedly, Azwell must confront his own human frailty before vanquishing the unseen forces and buried secrets destroying his family. In THE POETRY OF CARS the iconography of the American automobile collides with confessional poetry and embraces the transformative powers of each.
Cast: Michael Cleeff*, Glory Gallo*, Charise Greene, Steven Hauck*, Karen Stanion*, Matt Stapleton
Sun May 6th at 7 pm
Misunderstood the Musical by Kerri Kochanski, directed by Jonathan Warman
MISUNDERSTOOD: THE MUSICAL is an edgy pop rock musical about female adolescence. It features a score from the best-selling M!SSUNdAZtOOd album by P!nk, and highlights underrepresented female topics such as menstruation, sexual self-empowerment and teen pregnancy. Focusing on themes such as "body image," "identity," "love & loss," "physical appearance" and "girl power," the play provides a realistic glimpse into the lives & souls of 16 Philadelphia high school classmates. It features a multi-cultural cast, and a multi-talented mix of actors, dancers, musicians, athletes and soul singers. PG-13.
Julie A Feltman, Siobhan Stevenson, Allyssa Schmitt, Lindsay Lavin, Kelly Higgins, Lauren Quirk, Carolyn McCandlish, Lauren Friednash, Rachel Arielle Yucht, Lynda DeFuria, Dana Hunter, Erin Rye, Ashley Tobias, Sara Glancy, Jes Dugger, Myke Melendez, Zachary Eldridge
Tue May 8th at 7:00 pm
Versailles by Richard Ploetz, directed by Ian Streicher
VERSAILLES. The human stain of guilt. VERSAILLES. Gives off a certain . . . rankness. VERSAILLES. Detectable to them with the bloodhound nose. . VERSAILLES. Sexy, funny and profane.
Cast: Elizabeth Bell, Eric Chase*, Enid Cortes, Tom Greenman*, Charles Moss*, Scott Raker*, Nick Ruggeri*
Wed May 9th at 7 pm
Romance Language by Joe Godfrey, directed by Steven Hauck
Penny Morgan, a single woman and corporate lawyer, feels her mom, Kay, divorced and single as well, is letting life pass her by. But when Mom agrees to take Italian language lessons, life changes drastically for both of them with the arrival of the attractive teacher, Fiore Benedetto. As in Italian opera, passion, honesty, jealousy, and perhaps "vendetta" drive the play toward its "finita."
Cast: Erin Hadley, Lue McWilliams*, Stephen Sherman*
Thu May 10th at 7 pm
LaCrosse by Kevin Brofsky, directed by Vivian Meisner*
It's 1953 and newlywed couple, Sidney and Sally Zimmer are returning from Seattle to their hometown, Philadelphia, in a Nash Rambler. As the scenery goes by, they are forced to confront who they are, their past, and their fears and hopes for the future.
Cast: Aimee Howard*, Joe MacDougall*
Fri May 11th at 7 pm
An Appearance of Desire by Vanda, directed by Melissa Attebery
At risk of losing her job and desperate to keep her
sexual deviance a secret, Professor Linley commits her worst tragic crime of all: the betrayal of her most promising student and ultimately her own heart.
Cast: Greg Homison, Taylor Proffitt, Yvonne Roen*, Max Rhyser*
Sat May 12th at 7 pm
Damaged Goods by Jack Rushen, directed by Markus Paminger
DAMAGED GOODS concerns the failed relationship of Bill and Debbie, who embark on a journey of self-discovery where they look for answers from people in their lives, from parents to spiritual leaders to psychotherapists who seem to add nothing but craziness and chaos. Four actors play fifteen characters in this "Durang-esque" farce.
Cast: Matt Boethin*, Lee Kaplan*, Scott Klavan*, Maya Rosewood, Sandy York
Mon May 14th at 7 pm
A Child is in the House by Scott Klavan*, directed by Rasa Allan Kazlas
A dark comedy about a dysfunctional family of lawyers, an odd visitor, and a baby. Love is misplaced, priorities displaced, and emotions debased.
Cast: Wynne Anders*, Enid Cortes, Scott Klavan*, Elizabeth Pickett, Matt Stapleton
Tue May 15th at 7 pm
Disco v. the N.Y.P.D. by J.C. Reuning, directed by Steven McElroy
Synopsis: In the comedy Disco v. the N.Y.P.D. written by J. C. Reuning, a police psychologist, his junior practice partner and their unconventional stenographer, evaluate the mental fitness of a famous Upper East Side eccentric who has been arrested in Central Park for a Quality of Life violation.
Cast: Wynne Anders*, Marc Castle*, Brett Douglas*, Glory Gallo*, Aimee Howard*, Jill Knapp, Brook Zelcer
Wed May 16th at 7 pm
Deny the Enemy by Larry Harris, directed by Donald Brenner
At the height of World War II, Moe Berg, a Jewish-American baseball player turned spy, hunts down Werner Heisenberg, the German Nobel Prize winning physicist, who is building and secretly sabotaging Hitler's atom bomb.
Cast: AJ Cedeno*, Mark Doherty*, Jamie Heinlein*, Peter Herrick*, James Nugent*, Leigh Williams, Nicholas Wuehrmann*.
Thu May 17th at 7 pm
A Woman in Morocco by Barbara Grecki, directed by John Burke
A young American woman, pursuing her dream of being a journalist in Morocco during the 1950s, unleashes dark, hidden passions when she encounters love, violence, drugs and the inflexible boundaries of an ancient religious dogma.
Sat May 19th at 7 pm
Sentimental Journey by Paul Adams, directed by Melissa Attebery
A intimate look at the life and loves of Doris Day with music in a fictional portrayal of Doris Day at a Doris Day convention.
Cast - Lue McWilliams*
*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
Theater: Tada Theatre
Address: 15 West 28th Street
New York, NY
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