THE GENESIS PLAYS

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Dance, Festival, Solo Performance
Written by Jon Adam Ross; Directed by Chantal Pavageaux

Over the past three years, The In[heir]itance Project devised THE GENESIS PLAYS by entrenching themselves in five mid-sized US cities and opening up the creative process so those communities could participate and develop a deeper connection to the performance and the biblical narratives that inspire the project. The process includes text study with artists and clergy, devising workshops, open rehearsals with participating organizations and houses of worship, performance talkbacks, and community engagement events where local artists and audiences also respond to the source material.

Each GENESIS PLAY is inspired by the narrative of a matriarch or patriarch from the book of Genesis and devised with communities in a different city. THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Twin Cities 2015) follows a Wall Street stock jock searching for a lost deed in a scavenger hunt where the audience holds the clues. In THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston 2016), the city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. THE JACOB PLAY (Austin 2016) is a hard-hitting, smackdown, knockout wrestling extravaganza! THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY (Seattle 2017) investigates sisterhood using filmed interviews of sisters of all ages, live music, and ancient papyrus. And in THE SARAH PLAY (Kansas City 2017), three actors struggle with how to tell a sacred shared narrative of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions, when there are multiple accounts of the truth.

 


About the Company: The Inheiritance Project

Is a national non-profit arts organization which engages communities by putting their lived experiences in conversation with inherited texts using a unique methodology of research, play, and reflection that involves audiences throughout the creative process. www.inheiritance.org

Open:   05/01/18
Close:   05/18/18

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Tuesday, May 1st 7PM: The Leah/Rachel Play
Tuesday, May 1st 9PM: The Sarah Play
Wednesday, May 2nd 7PM: The Abraham Play
Wednesday, May 2nd 9PM: The Jacob Play
Thursday, May 3rd 7PM: The Abraham Play
Thursday, May 3rd 9PM: The Sarah Play
Friday, May 4th 7PM: The Jacob Play
Friday, May 4th 9PM: The Leah/Rachel Play
Saturday, May 5th 2PM: The Abraham Play
Saturday, May 5th 4PM: The Jacob Play
Saturday, May 5th 7PM: The Sarah Play
Saturday, May 5th 9PM: The Rebecca Play
Sunday, May 6th 2PM: The Rebecca Play
Sunday, May 6th 4PM: The Leah/Rachel Play
Tuesday, May 8th 7PM: The Abraham Play
Tuesday, May 8th 9PM: The Jacob Play
Wednesday, May 9th 7PM: The Jacob Play
Wednesday, May 9th 9PM: The Leah/Rachel Play
Thursday, May 10th 7PM: The Sarah Play
Thursday, May 10th 9PM: The Abraham Play
Friday, May 11th 7PM: The Rebecca Play
Friday, May 11th 9PM: The Leah/Rachel Play
Saturday, May 12th 2PM: The Jacob Play
Saturday, May 12th 4PM: The Leah/Rachel Play
Saturday, May 12th 7PM: The Sarah Play
Saturday, May 12th 9PM: The Rebecca Play
Sunday, May 13th 12PM: The Sarah Play
Sunday, May 13th 2PM: The Leah/Rachel Play
Sunday, May 13th 4PM: The Rebecca Play
Wednesday, May 16th 7PM: The Leah/Rachel Play
Wednesday, May 16th 9PM: The Abraham Play
Thursday, May 17th 7PM: The Abraham Play
Thursday, May 17th 9PM: The Rebecca Play
Friday, May 18th 7PM: The Sarah Play
Friday, May 18th 9PM: The Jacob Play:
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5/18/2018

Theater:   The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Address:   344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:Tickets are $18 (or see three plays for $14 each with a Flex Pass)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: The 14th Street Y at 646-395-4310
Company: The Inheiritance Project         Official Web Site: www.inheiritance.org