Manhattan Theater Source

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 What I Meant Was… is a fun filled journey through mind of one of the most versatile and original voices in New York Independent Theater. An artistic smorgasbord of bizarre characters, hilarious stories and quiet introspection, What I Meant Was... is a series of comic and serio-comic dialogues that cover the gamut of human folly and affectation. From a rebellious teen coming of age in 1950’s Princeton, to rivals wrestlers with a secret, to two men of a certain age waiting for the women in their lives who have more in common than they know, it is at turns a whimsical, passionate and thrilling evening of theater.    


About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Source

Manhattantheatresource is a not-for-profit art service organization celebrating its fifth anniversary. Its 55-seat theatre, book store and cabaret, run by full-time volunteers, have afforded more than 2,400 artists opportunities to work in over 475 productions. The Source also provides workshops, marketing and design support, voiceover and video editing services and career consulting to local artists.

Hangman School For Girls  | Open: 03/10/10 Close: 03/27/10
The Desk has sat in the same classroom in the same school for generations; watching generations of children grew into generations of young ladies. Today, on the first day of school, Hazel Millet makes her way towards him. Will she be just like all the other little girls, or will she be different – special – his own beautiful darling?

HANGMAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS will feature Nick Afka, Louiza Collins, Lucy Gillespie, Sarah Ann Masse, Lillian Meredith, and Briel Pomerantz.

The creative team will include Meryl Ballew (Stage Manager), Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann (Sound Design), Jacquelyn D. Marolt (Set Design), Brian Tovar (Lighting Design), and Laura Wiese (Costume Design).

The production, presented by The Vagabond Theatre Ensemble, Brian Hashimoto, and FullStop Collective, will play at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal Street), March 10-27, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with additional performances on Monday, March 22 at 8pm and Saturday, March 27 at 2pm. Advance tickets ($15) are available by calling 1-866-811-411 or online at www.theatermania.com. $20 tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

LUCY GILLESPIE (Playwright) is a 24 year-old Anglo-American writer and performer. Hangman School for Girls is her first full-length play. Her second play, The Atwater Project (working title) is a fictionalized study into the demise of bogeyman politician Lee Atwater and is currently in development with terraNOVA Collective’s Groundbreakers Program. Lucy has written a novella, The Pith and the Peel, about a woman who kills and eats her husband, as well as several short stories. She holds a BA from Northwestern University in Theater and Fiction Writing, and has studied under Stuart Dybek, Sheila Donohue, Madeleine George, Colman Domingo, and Laura Schellhardt. While at Northwestern, she served as Literary Manager for Vertigo Productions, a student theater company with a focus on original works which produced such writers as Emily Chaddick Weiss (YoungBlood), and Matt Sax (Clay, recently produced by LCT3).

LETA TREMBLAY (Director) is a director and stage manager currently residing in New York City. In her directing work, she specializes in stylized movement with bold, simple visual and auditory elements. Recent NY directing credits include The City That Cried Wolf (59E59 Theaters), 365 Days/365 Plays (FullStop Collective), and 10 Plates (ExPgirl, AD). She also staged a full production of Machinal by Sophie Treadwell as her senior thesis while attending Smith College. As a stage manager, Leta works with many NYC theaters and companies including HERE Arts Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Chocolate Factory, NAATCO, and ExPgirl (company member). She is a founding member and Director of Production of FullStop Collective. Leta has trained at the Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute, with the Wooster Group, and with the SITI Company

THE VAGABOND THEATRE ENSEMBLE's mission is to establish a community of artists and storytellers, to stretch our artistic boundaries and imaginations to encourage unique and daring explorations of our humanity. We are committed to producing work that traverses the theatrical spectrum, theatre that is limitless in artistic scope and possibility. We strive to create topical and inspiring performances, to establish a dialogue between ourselves and our audience. As individuals, we are striving for active, successful, and vibrant careers in the theatre. We developed a company to call home; to return to no matter what stage of our career. It is a place to collaborate with people we love and do work we find inspiring; a place where we can focus on our art as active and supportive members of New York's artistic community. The Vagabond's have previously produced Peter~Wendy (November 2009 at walkerspace), The Wendigo (February 2009 at The Medicine Show Theater), The Cabin Fever Festival (February 2009 at The Medicine Show Theater), Endoftheworld Lovesong (September 2008 at The Flea), The Wendy Complex (2008 Midtown International Theater Festival), and Speaking Boheme. In addition The Vagabond Theatre Ensemble has produced many readings and one-night-only performances, a monthly comedy open mic, and an annual burlesque/variety show.

Meg's New Friend  | Open: 11/29/09 Close: 12/20/09
 

The Production Company re-teams with playwright Blair Singer, author of their hit play The Most Damaging Wound, for MEG'S NEW FRIEND, a timely, provocative play. Meg, a local New York television features reporter, realizes that, in the age of Obama, she doesn't have one African-American friend. When she meets her best friend's new beau, a sexy African-American yoga teacher, Meg thinks she's found exactly what she was looking for. This play was written and named for Megan McQuillan (The Most Damaging Wound). Joining McQuillan in the cast are Damon Gupton, Michael Solomon and Mary Cross.

 

Set Designer: April Bartlett
Associate Set Designer: Laura Taber Bacon
Costume Designer: Deanna Frieman
Lighting Designer: Carolyn Wong
Sound Designer: Isaac Butler
Properties Designer: Jamie Bressler
Fight Director: Noah Starr
Stage Manager: Jeff Meyers
Producer: Gabriella Willenz


Caravaggio  | Open: 06/14/09 Close: 06/16/09
Religion, realism and art collide in this fascinating drama about the famous Italian painter’s soul-searching journey to reconnect with his inspiration and give birth to a new style of art.

Cast: Andrea Piedimonte-Bodini, Eric Zeisler, Esther Barlow, Dan Pona, Mike Hill and David Barrett

Produced by: Malet Street Productions, Inc. (Katerina Georgiou, Producer) in association with Manhattan Theatre Source

 

 

 

InGenius  | Open: 01/06/09 Close: 02/07/09
 InGenius is a month long series of exciting new dramatic work, and the premiere production of the Writers' Forum at Manhattan Theatre Source.  It will feature three new full lengths by Joan Tewkesbury (author of the screenplay for Robert Altman's NASHVILLE), Nat Cassidy and Carbonell Award nominee David Caudle.   It will also premiere three programs of one-acts by authors such as Montserrat Mendez (2008 Fringe Festival winning playwright of THOROUGHLY STUPID THINGS), Pulitzer nominee Richard Vetere and many more.  

Witch Christmas!  | Open: 12/17/08 Close: 12/28/08
Witch Christmas! features two evil witches, who fill their creepy, old house to the rafters with useless junk. Determined to have a holiday party, but with no room to fit more witches in, the two harridans adopt three innocent from the local orphanage to clean the house. Only Santa can save the day.

Set to verse and narrated by a different Secret Special Guest Artist each night.

Written & Directed by Sharon Fogarty.

It's A Wonderful (One-Man Show) Life  | Open: 12/08/08 Close: 12/21/08
Jason Grossman performs one-man versions of each Bedford Falls' event -- morphing from Annie to Zuzu - to create a total of 33 beloved characters. A must for IAWL fanatics, this intimate portral of George Bailey's compromised dreams, financial ruin, suicidal turning-point and triumphant realization of the true value of his life are discovered brilliantly in this homage to Capra's vision. Sharon Fogarty directs.

"Recommended" - Time Out New York

Estrogenius  | Open: 10/01/08 Close: 11/01/08
The Estrogenius Festival, one of New York City's largest women's arts festival, kicks off its ninth annual season October 1. Running through November 1 at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal Street), the festival presents a diverse array of short plays, solo shows, dance, visual art, music, performances by teens and a benefit for girls' education in Africa.
La Vigilia  | Open: 09/03/08 Close: 09/20/08
A comedy in the tradition of Goldoni and DaSica.

La Vigilia is a madcap minestrone or love and passion rediscovered.

Starring: James Michael Armstrong
Victoria Bundonis*
Michael Black*
Ridley Parson
Elka Rodriguez

(Appear courtesy of Actors Equity)

Collected Stories  | Open: 07/16/08 Close: 07/26/08
From Ground UP Productions, the company behind the New York premiere of The People vs. Mona and the world premiere of The Optimist, comes the revival of Collected Stories, Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-nominated play.

Collected Stories follows the dynamic relationship between two writers '" one at the beginning of her career and the other at the other end. The duo meets over six years, and endures success, petty jealousies and small betrayals.

"Probing the development and ultimate disintegration of a student-teacher relationship over the course of six years, Donald Margulies' new play is an engaging, witty and painful work." '"Time Out

"As usual, Margulies holds the rich ore of his material up to the light so that it sends beams in every direction…always fluid and lively, the play is thick with ideas, like a stockpot of good stew." '"Village Voice

Directed by Laura Standley
Featuring Katherine Argo* and Kate Middleton*
Set/Lighting Design Travis McHale
Stage Manager Kate August
Costumes Elisa R. Richards
Graphic Designer Wade Dansby
Assistant Stage Manager Devan Hibbard
Technical Director Dan Wheeless
An Equity Approved Showcase *Actors appear courtesy of Actor's Equity Association

The Two Gentlemen of Verona  | Open: 09/06/07 Close: 09/15/07
Directed by Erik Lurz, this early Shakespeare comedy is transported from Renaissance Italy to 1931 New York City.

Proteus and Valentine were inseparable for most their young lives...until Proteus falls in love with the naďve Julia, and Valentine, searching for work and adventure, leaves for The Emperor's Court, a ritzy speak-easy in Manhattan run by a powerful businessman turned bootlegger known only as "the Duke". Proteus reunites with Valentine only to find Valentine has fallen in love with the Duke's daughter, the stunning Silvia, and plans to run away with her, and away from Proteus. Proteus decides to win Silvia for himself, even though he is engaged to Julia, scheming his way to a position of trust with the Duke, and using that position against his friend.

Shakespeare's language remains intact, but it is soaked with booze, set in motion with Jazz and Blues, and spoken over cocktails and cigarettes, a story of betrayal set in a dark chapter in American history.

Featuring Katherine Emily Mills, Zack Zimbler, Kelly Rosenblatt, John Buxton, Adam Reich, Caroyln Demisch, Isaiah Tanenbaum, Michael Dulev, T.J. Fix, Max Hambleton, and Chris Beier. Produced by Erik Lurz, Katherine Emily Mills, Montgomery Sutton, and Patrick Rutnam. Lights and Sound Designed by Vadim Ledvin and Shawn Duan. Stage and Set Designed by Carla Cruz. Costumes Designed by Nicole Quinones and Christina Hernandez. Music Composed and Directed by Nicholas Isles.

Liberty & Joe DiMaggio  | Open: 09/10/07 Close: 09/11/07
Alex and Erik live in Battery Park, just minutes from the World Trade Center and the impact of history. They don't agree on anything…only to love each other. No matter what. What do you hold onto? What does it take to let go?

Nat Cassidy* directs. Michael Roderick and Small Pond Entertainment are the producers. Joanna Congalton serves as the Dramaturge. Gerry Maletta is the Sound Designer. Rachel Grundy is the stage manager.

Measure for Measure: Provide Your Block and Axe  | Open: 08/03/07 Close: 08/25/07
From Doug Silver and Andrew Frank, the team behind the critically acclaimed MACBETH: A WALKING SHADOW, comes a fresh look at one of William Shakespeare's most enigmatic plays. The duo has transformed MEASURE FOR MEASURE: PROVIDE YOUR BLOCK AND AXE into a 70-minute, exhilarating treatise on hypocrisy, love and the line between them. Set amid the backdrop of a modern-day dance club, the adaptation is equal parts sensual and humorous.

In January, Mr. Silver and Mr. Frank's vivid adaptation, MACBETH: A WALKING SHADOW, was a sold out smash hit. NYTheatre.com called it "one of the best Shakespeare productions I've seen" while OffOffOnline.com lauded it as "an interpretation you will not want to miss".

MEASURE FOR MEASURE: PROVIDE YOUR BLOCK AND AXE features many of the stars from MACBETH: A WALKING SHADOW -- Ato Essandoh, Lex Woutas, Meghan Reilly, Ridley Parson and James Edward Becton -- alongside Fiona Jones, John-Andrew Morrison, Jon Ecklund and Dave Koenig.

Portrait of the Artist as a Dumb Blonde  | Open: 08/19/07 Close: 08/23/07
From NYTheatre.com's "People of the Year" recipient Sharon Fogarty comes a hilarious new musical comedy in one act. This memory tale features Nora, an artist who thinks she can easily give up her art and survive happily in the corporate world. When emotional turmoil turns her into a suicidal wreck, it is only through her art that she is able to crawl back among the living.

Stages of grief are personified by actors Debra Wassum (Acceptance), Matthew Porter (Pain), Rachel McPhee (Sorrow) and Pete Aguero (Boredom) with special appearances by Bonnie Lee (Obsession) and Hope Garland (Therapist). The catalyst for Nora's demise is portrayed by Thomas Rainey (Prince Charming) who dumps her for so that he may pursue career at being beautiful.

Music and choreography is by Sharon Fogarty, accompanied by Matthew Lauren Cohen (Piano). Costumes are assisted by IT Award nominee Ramona Ponce.

The Greenwich Village Follies  | Open: 07/05/07 Close: 07/28/07
Andrew Frank & Doug Silver's new musical takes you on a sexy, high energy musical tour of New York's landmark neighborhood. From Peter Stuyvesant to the Stonewall Girls, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire to NYU, this revue brings Greenwich Village's storied 400-year history to life. The 18 songs include "Oh, Chumley's" (a Prohibition-era Barber Shop Quartet); "Resist the Grid" (about the "grid protests" of 1811), "Splatter Me All Over" (a tribute to painter Jackson Pollock); and "Smoke Smoke (Hey, Man)".

Writers Andrew Frank and Doug Silver are the team behind the Off-Broadway musical Sidd, which CurtainUp called an "upbeat spiritual musical. . . in the tradition of Godspell". Variety raved "[Silver and Frank] clearly have a knack for melody -- several of their songs stick pleasantly in the brain -- and they're at home with everything from power ballads to Kander & Ebb-style cool." The duo is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater workshop. Earlier this year, their adaptation of Macbeth: a Walking Shadow received rave reviews. Michael Criscuolo of NYTheatre.com called it "one of the best Shakespeare productions I've ever seen" while Fred McKinnon of TheaterOnline.com raved that it was a "mayhem-packed evening of exciting theater." Original concept by Fran Kirmser

Universal Robots  | Open: 07/09/07 Close: 07/19/07
A love story, political allegory, and redemptive tragedy, UNIVERSAL ROBOTS freely adapts Czech playwright Karel Capek's seminal 1921 play R.U.R., which introduced the word "robot" to the world. UNIVERSAL ROBOTS departs significantly from Capek's script, offering a riveting story of war, love, faith, technology and the power of art to change the world, for both good and ill.

After the Great War ends, Czechoslovakia has a thriving artistic community that includes celebrated playwright Karel Capek. But history changes when a young woman walks into Karel's life with a strange mannequin in a wheelchair… a mannequin that gets up and moves all by itself!

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS tells the compelling, alternate history of the Twentieth Century, beginning with the invention of the robot through the destruction of Nazi Germany at the hands of the robot army, and concluding with the horrifying robot rebellion against the human race.

The House of Bernarda Alba  | Open: 06/13/07 Close: 06/30/07
Written shortly before playwright Federico Garcia Lorca's assassination in 1936, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA explores the consequences of a mother's tyranny over her daughters. After the death of her husband, Bernarda Alba declares a mourning period of eight years for her household, which includes her five marriageable daughters and her mother. The arrival of a suitor for her eldest daughter forces the revelation of their family's secrets and passions to an explosive conclusion.

Starring Joy Franz (original Broadway casts of INTO THE WOODS and PIPPIN), Joy Seligsohn, Stephanie Schmiderer, Campbell Echols, Megan Campisi, Meredith Napolitano, Benita Robeldo, Olivia Lawrence, Maitely Weismann, Helene Galek and Kathleen Kwan.

A Coupla of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking  | Open: 05/09/07 Close: 05/26/07
Set in Westchester, worlds collide when uptight Maude meets her new neighbor, sexed-up Southerner Hannah Mae. Throughout this zany romp, the mismatched pair fight, scheme, cheat, laugh and love. Can a modern Odd Couple find common ground?

When the play first premiered in 1980 at the Astor Place Theater, the New York Times hailed it "an unusually smart sitcom,". It went on to run for two years, helping launch the careers of Susan Sarandon, JoBeth Williams, Ann Archer and Dixie Carter.

The current production stars Nancy Sirianni*, who is also a successful recording artist, and Monica Russell*, one of the founding members of Transport Group. Ms. Sirianni last starred in the critically acclaimed production of Woyzeck at Manhattan Theatre Source. Martin Denton of NYTheatre.com hailed the production "claustrophobic and rather sensationally vivid.". Ms. Russell received accolades for her performance in last year's All the Way Home. The New York Times called her turn "compelling" while Curtain Up raved that she "grows before our eyes".

Steven Bloom directs.

A Lie of the Mind  | Open: 04/04/07 Close: 04/28/07
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Best New Play Award in 1986, Sam Shepard's classic American play mines the depths of love, loss and resiliency. The powerful tale ricochets between two families after they are shaken to the core by a severe case of spousal abuse. A LIE OF THE MIND is a vibrant today as when it premiered twenty years ago. It is a riveting, darkly humorous drama about our ability to reconcile reality with illusion.

From the director of the critically acclaimed The Mandrake, Saint Frances of Hollywood and Dark Rapture. Featuring original music by Minetta Creek, Greenwich Village's longest running bluegrass group.

Dream of a Ridiculous Man  | Open: 04/09/07 Close: 04/10/07
A man, ostracized by society and at his ends rope with humanity has made the decision to kill himself. The revolver lays on the table in front of him, as he accidentally drifts into sleep. The dream that ensues forces him to face the intellectual and emotional challenges of living amongst his fellow man, and question his own faith.
Burn This  | Open: 03/14/07 Close: 03/24/07
BURN THIS explores the complexities of loss, and the healing power of art and love.
Burn This  | Open: 03/14/07 Close: 03/24/07
BURN THIS explores the complexities of loss, and the healing powers of art and love. The place is a Manhattan loft in the 80's, shared by Anna, a dancer-chreographer, Robby who has just been killed in a freak boating accident, and Larry, a world-weary, caustically funny young advertising executive. As Anna attempts to recover from the loss of Robby, Pale bursts onto the scene. He is Robby's older brother, come to collect his belongings, but stays on to transform the action of the play, and the lives of those in it. Menacing, profane, dangerous, and yet oddly sensitive, Pale is both terrifying and fascinating and, in the end, the one who brings Anna the unsettling but complelling love that, despie her fears and doubts, she cannot turn away.
Coming or Going  | Open: 02/21/07 Close: 03/10/07
You can't undo the past, but you can always start over.

Granny always said, "Girls, you look like you don't know if you're coming or going!" When the Lewis sisters are reunited for the first time in ages after the death of their daddy, they realize Granny was right. As the sisters prepare for their father's funeral, they ponder all the big questions from the existence of God to the opening of the Super Wal-Mart in their West Texas hometown. Old wounds are reopened, and the vast differences in their lives are exposed. Torn between family loyalties and self preservation, Betsy, Meredith, Jen and Maureen try to find common ground as the door on their childhood quietly closes. Will the Lewis sisters finally figure out if they are coming or going?

Coming or Going is a Southern dramedy in the great tradition of Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart and Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias.

Miss Julie  | Open: 02/04/07 Close: 02/13/07
Set in a nobleman's kitchen on Midsummer's Eve, the tragedy explores the balance of power between the sexes and classes. The nobleman's daughter Miss Julie engages in a dangerous psychological game with her father's valet Jean. While she is of nobler birth, his status as a male is superior to hers as a woman. Miss Julie and Jean push the boundaries of their relationship, flirting and arguing with shocking consequences. Who holds the power in their explosive encounter?
MacBeth: A Walking Shadow  | Open: 01/04/07 Close: 01/27/07
From the adapter and director of Woyzeck (?Claustrophobic and rather sensationally vivid!? ? NYTheatre.com) and Three Sisters (?An absorbing production? -- The New York Times) comes the stunning new adaptation of William Shakespeare?s classic tale of murder, madness and the fight for the Scottish crown.

MACBETH: A WALKING SHADOW is told in haunting flashbacks. It begins on the battleground with the defining fight between MacBeth and MacDuff. Onstage throughout the production, MacBeth, played by Ato Essandoh (Film: Garden State, Blood Diamond, Prime) revisits the events that have led him to the climatic scene. MACBETH: A WALKING SHADOW offers a powerful psychological study of his actions and blends the supernatural elements into the fabric of reality. The witches are re-imagined as apparitions that emanate from the people MacBeth is around at that moment. This adaptation captures the rush of one?s life and the fleeting decisions one makes. It ultimately asks the very human question, How did I wind up here?

?Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more.?

The Sandman  | Open: 01/07/07 Close: 01/09/07
by Casey VanWormer based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Directed by Kevin Dodd

Choreographed by Erin Malley

This contemporary adaptation of the tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann follows the strange experiences of Nate, a tortured young man who believes that he witnessed the mythic Sandman maim and kill his father. Years later, everything seems to be working out for Nate: he is engaged to a wonderful girl, has a great roommate at college, and finally feels cured of the insanity that plagued his youth. That is, until a curious man sells him a pair of binoculars that cause Nate to fall in love with his Professor's peculiar daughter...

Hoffmann's "Der Sandmann" has been adapted into a popular opera (Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann) and a classic ballet (Delibes' Coppelia) and was even critiqued by Sigmund Freud in his seminal essay The Uncanny. VanWormer's script is a chilling and hilarious collision of Hoffmann's story, Freudian theory, and expressionist performance that asks the question: what directs our lives, a pre-determined fate or our own rational free will? Each 70-minute performance will be followed by a reception with the cast & crew. *WARNING: This play may not be suitable for those suffering from an Oedipal Complex

RECREATING KEITER: I Saw Dad Make the Whole Thing Up  | Open: 11/01/06 Close: 11/18/06
Cindy Keiter's multimedia one-woman show reveals what life was like growing up the daughter of famed sports broadcaster Les Keiter. For a generation of sports fans, Les Keiter was the most trusted voice in radio and television. He crossed paths with some of the past century's most iconic sports figures, including Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell, Willie Mays, Jesse Owens, Floyd Patterson and Don King. He is best known for his baseball re-creates, where, alone in a studio with only game stats and a microphone, he created the atmosphere of a live game with just his voice and minimal sound effects.

Fifty years after his heyday in New York as the voice of the New York Giants and New York Knicks, his youngest child Cindy offers a hilarious and moving tribute to his extraordinary life, the struggles both have faced and how they recreated their lives after disappointments. Using archival footage and photos, RECREATING KEITER: I Saw Dad Make the Whole Thing Up follows the Keiter family's extraordinary journey from New York to Philadelphia to Hawaii. Why, at the height of his game, did Les Keiter leave sports Meccas New York and Philadelphia behind for Hawaii? What was it like for Cindy to share her famous father with the whole world?

After spending 20 years living in shadow of her father's voice, Cindy traveled 6,000 miles to New York in a quest to find her own.

Estrogenius Festival 2006  | Open: 09/20/06 Close: 10/14/06
The Seventh Annual Estrogenius Festival is a premier showcase for the diversity of women's and girl's artistic voices. Featuring theatre, dance, solo shows, visual art and performances by teens, the four-week Estrogenius Festival shines a spotlight on women's creativity.

The Seventh Annual Estrogenius Festival is anchored by four weekly programs of short plays, including new work by Fiona Jones, Lucy Boyle, Kara Corthron and George Hunka. Special events are held each Saturday during the festival. Due to popular demand, GirlPower has been expanded this year. The program, produced by Atonia Pettiford, will give teen girls a showcase to shine on Saturday, September 23 and Saturday, October 7. Sola Voce Estrogenia, produced by Cheryl King, will offer two outstanding programs of solo shows Saturday, September 30 and Saturday, October 14. GirlPower and Sola Voce Estrogenia will take place at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal Street). Women In Motion: Estrogenius Dance presents an eclectic dance program, including two Bessie Award winners, Saturday, October 14 at a new, larger venue, Morocco Studios (6 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor).

Estrogenius 2006  | Open: 09/20/06 Close: 09/23/06
Four weeks of women's work

Short Plays Week 1: "Loose Screws"

Bridal Suite by George Hunka,
Screwballs by Joan Murray,
A Place for Owls by Fiona Jones,
Mescalito by Lucy Boyle,
Loose Girls & Screwdrivers by Catherine Zambri

Esther, Queen of Persia  | Open: 08/30/06 Close: 09/02/06
In a world steeped in conflict and war, a young Jewish woman shines as a beacon of salvation to her people. Armed with beauty and compassion, she finds favor with the King of Persia, convinces him to liberate the Hebrew nation, and succeeds in illuminating the dastardly plans of a trusted royal counselor.

As timely today as it was thousands of years ago, Esther Queen of Persia delights people of all faiths and ages.

80's GIRL  | Open: 08/20/06 Close: 08/21/06
80's GIRL is a time travel trip through the crazy hey day of the 1980's. Re-visit the days of an early MTV, ALF and the Brat Pack Invasion. Re-live along with 80's GIRL her teen tribulations, her coming of age and the boy crazy days that never seemed to end. So guys grab your skinny ties & girl's grab your leg warmers and Boy Toy t-shirts & get ready to rock down to Electric Avenue.

www.80sgirltheshow.com

Written & performed by Rachel Langley


Reservations can be made by calling 212.501.4751
Please select the "PlayGround Development Series" option, then select "80's GIRL".(reservations are recommended)

Flying Dreams  | Open: 07/19/06 Close: 07/29/06
A fantasy in one act

Brother, Mine  | Open: 06/18/06 Close: 06/20/06
A quest, fueled on ideals, driven by compassion, to relieve the burden of the underprivileged in America, leads Malcolm O'Brien to take action. Armed only with the tools of charity and tolerance, he learns to empower the weak, including himself, by a swift termination of the status-quo.

Starring: April Ortiz, Frank Harts, Donald Rizzo, James Patrick Earley and Brian Anthony Wilson

Pump Boys and Dinettes  | Open: 05/10/06 Close: 05/27/06
Set in the Southeast, Pump Boys and Dinettes has a grand ol' time musicalizing the trials and tribulations of our fine diner waitresses and gas station attendants; here represented by the fine folks at a pump and eatery off Route 57. Complete with a raffle with real prizes, and intermission refreshments served by the dinettes themselves, this is a raucously good time that only southern hospitality can serve.

written and conceived by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann
East Village Writer's Bloc  | Open: 04/19/06 Close: 04/22/06
Noted author Arthur Nersesian's 1993 play is an ode to the humor, tragedy and humanity of the East Village a decade ago. Located in a basement apartment somewhere around Avenue C, the characters who comprise a writers' support group—the East Village Writer's Bloc—meet every week to read their latest works.

Reggie is a onetime screenwriter who saw his friends experience success while he became the superintendent of the apartment building where he now hosts the group. He lives with his girlfriend, Lucy, who was an active participant in the group until she grew despondent from lack of praise. Samantha, Lucy's foil, continues to attend the group and regale her friends with moral tales about women's rights rife with Kafka-esque allegories, in the process, garnering little praise herself. Her main adversaries amongst the group are her onetime lover, Miles (who has recently become a cop), and their friend Waldo, who hasn't brought anything new to the group for too long. Along with Lenny, whose graphically-lewd poems and gay-themed limericks amuse, arouse and appall the group, the writers incessantly pick on each other's weaknesses until they fall into the greater good inside each of them.

Celebrated author, and career New Yorker, Arthur Nersesian (The F*ck-Up, Suicide Casanova) grew up amidst poetry readings in Tompkins Square Park and the punk-rock riots that would ensue in the same spot just a few decades later. Time Out New York has described him as "one of the wittiest and most perceptive chroniclers of downtown life."

Spontaneous Combustion #22  | Open: 04/09/06 Close: 04/13/06
We Write, Rehearse, Tech & Perform an evening of 50minute plays...in just 48 Hours!
Good  | Open: 03/15/06 Close: 04/01/06
Set in 1930s Germany, Good follows Professor John Halder, a "good" man, as he becomes entwined with the Third Reich. The Nazi Party recruits Halder after the publication of his book advocating euthanasia. Slowly, Halder finds himself caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich. Good offers a compelling portrait of a man torn between his own desires and what is right. CP Taylor's timeless play explores the Third Reich from within and uses music to illuminate Halder's inner dilemma. Good offers a chilling perspective that the atrocities of the Third Reich were committed by real people, not psychopaths. Directed by Jennifer Gordon Thomas, Good is as haunting as when it premiered twenty-five years ago.
Temple  | Open: 02/22/06 Close: 03/11/06
In an America divided by sexual identity a band of revolutionaries unite in the shadow
of our nation's capitol for the ultimate act of civil disobedience.
Proof  | Open: 02/07/06 Close: 02/18/06
A young woman tries to come to terms with the death of her famous mathematician father. Among his notes is a new mathematical proof - a proof the woman claims she wrote
Machiavelli  | Open: 01/12/06 Close: 02/05/06
starring
Jason Howard Stephanie Jannsen*
Chip Philips* Liza Vann*
James Wetzel* Lex Woutas*
*appears courtesy AEA
The Mandrake  | Open: 01/05/06 Close: 01/28/06
"Can you have your cake and eat it too?" Niccolo Machiavelli's The Mandrake answers in the affirmative. After 20 years abroad in Paris, young Callimaco returns to his native Florence to glimpse the beautiful, married Lucrezia. With the aid of a matchmaker (Ligurio) and a friar (Brother Timothy), Callimaco schemes to win Lucrezia's affections. Brother Timothy convinces Lucrezia and her husband Nicia that a powerful herb, the mandrake of the play's title, will help the childless couple conceive. However, there is a dire consequence; the first man to sleep with a woman who has taken the herb will die. After much handwringing, Lucrezia and Nicia agree to allow another man to spend the night with her. Callimaco, of course, is happy to oblige. Considered an Italian literature classic, Niccolo Machiavelli's 500-year-old sex farce is a hilarious, yet probing look at dishonesty, greed and the fallacies of the church. In this new translation by Vinnie Marano and Ollie Rasini, original songs have been added to accentuate the play's timeless themes, and special attention is paid to Brother Timothy's role in the deceptive plot.
A Christmas Carol  | Open: 12/04/05 Close: 12/30/05
The Dickens Holiday tale.

For more info on the play, visit www.xmascarol.net

It's A Wonderful One Man Show Life!  | Open: 12/05/05 Close: 12/29/05
For the first time in three years, Sharon Fogarty directs actor/impressionist Jason Grossman in his live solo adaptation of Frank Capra's classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." A minimal set and atmospheric lighting allow Grossman to create every scene in Bedford Falls, morphing from Annie to Zuzu (for a total of 33 characters). Highly recommended for IAWL fanatics, George Bailey's hardships (compromised dreams of youth, financial ruin and suicide) are explored intimately in this close-up rendition, as is the conclusion when Bailey discovers triumphantly the value of his life and his beloved community support.

Recommended for all ages

Coronado  | Open: 11/30/05 Close: 12/17/05
In a nameless bar somewhere in rural America, a young couple falls hopelessly in love, a psychiatric patient confronts her demons, and a father-and-son search for a missing woman -- and a stolen diamond. A searing depiction of the crimes we commit in the name of love, CORONADO takes us into the minds, memories, and hearts of this disparate group, revealing the bloody past that connects them all. Based on his short story "Until Gwen," CORONADO is Dennis Lehane's first piece written expressly for the stage. Originally published in the Atlantic Monthly, "Until Gwen" will also appear in Best American Short Stories 2005 and Best Mystery Short Stories 2005, the first time a story has been selected for both collections in the same year. For additional information, visit www.coronadotheplay.com
The Workroom  | Open: 11/23/05 Close: 11/26/05
World War II devastated the face of Europe in a way that is difficult for those who were not there to understand. We can only try to imagine what it is like to live in a world torn to shreds. The post-war years of reconstruction reflected this devastation. When the war was finally over and the shouts of victory faded, the survivors were left to salvage what they could of their lives. "THE WORKROOM" is a portrait of these survivors—six women and two men—laboring desperately in a cramped and airless tailor's workroom as they attempt to repair their shattered lives.

The American version is by Daniel A. Stein with Sara O'Connor.

The Workroom (L'Atelier)  | Open: 11/23/05 Close: 11/26/05
Directed by Moni Yakim

Written in 1978, THE WORKROOM explores the intractability of prejudice, specifically anti-Semitism, and the devastating consequences of war, evils of which we might have hoped to be free by the 21st century.

In Jean-Claude Grumberg's drama, a small group of displaced people, mostly women, are crowded together in an airless tailor's workroom in Paris in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Each is attempting, as it were, to patch together the torn fabric of her life.

Screwups: little plays about big mistakes  | Open: 11/09/05 Close: 11/19/05
Buffalo Bridge Productions preents a six-back of Justin Warner's award-winning short comedies about misunderstandings, snafus, gaffes, mixups, clerical erros and plain old bad judgment. It's all funny because it's not happenign to you.
QueenLTC  | Open: 11/02/05 Close: 11/05/05
Long term care planning is finally a laughing matter. QueenLTC (Queen Long Term Care) is a hysterical one-woman multimedia musical. Based upon her experience as a renowned gerontologist, writer and star Kathy Del Rosso finds the humor and humanity in growing older and dying. QueenLTC follows a long term care planning lecture gone haywire. Del Rosso cracks mid-speech and takes the audience on an unpredictable ride through the outrageous issues affecting the aged. Featuring animation, charts and new songs, QueenLTC sheds light on Levitra, health care proxies, health care aides' rights and religion. An equal part Carol Burnett, Joni Mitchell and Norma Rae, Del Rosso has created a one-woman tour de force featuring her original songs and hilarious insights. QueenLTC is the perfect mix of outlandish humor and thought-provoking theater.

Kathy Del Rosso holds a master's degree in gerontology, and is a Long Island-based long term care specialist. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including Life Insurance Selling and Bulletin, the official publication of the New York City Association of Life Underwriters. Prior to becoming a gerontologist, Del Rosso enjoyed a successful career as a singer. She starred in the Boston production of Hair; was featured in hundreds of national commercials (Coke, Pepsi, Tender Vittles, Chrysler, Crystal Light, Lee Jeans); worked with Michael Bolton, Luther Vandross and Marc Cohn; and recorded on albums for Laura Branigan, Meat Loaf and Robert Gordon. She is a member of Actors' Equity, AFTRA and SAG.

Hail Satan  | Open: 10/19/05 Close: 10/29/05
Tom's new job seems normal enough unti he discovers that all of his co-workers are worshippers of Satan. This strikes Tom as hilarious until one Sunday he attends one of their services and learns this is such a thing as a soul... and such a thing as damnation. HAIL SATAN is a horror play for the Halloween season as well as a study of religious fanaticism and the terrible scars one generation can leave on the next.
In Public/In Private  | Open: 10/23/05 Close: 10/25/05
Over one weekend, two married couples play out their tensions, pleasures, attractions and suspicions in a variety of Upper West Side locations: restaurants, bars, hospitals and drug stores.

In Public is a trenchant, sometimes lyrical, often comic examination of the ways in which we negotiate and renegotiate the relationships in our lives, the ways in which we deal with eroticism, desire, trust and uncertainty, and what we keep from and share with each other

In the curtain-raiser, In Private, a man and a woman struggle with the elusive nature of desire and sensual attraction over widening abysses of time and distance.

Information: http://www.inprivateinpublic.com

Estrogenius 2005  | Open: 10/12/05 Close: 10/15/05
Estrogenius Week 4

AWAKE
By Meryl Cohn
Directed by Alexandra De Suze

HAUNTED
By Stephanie Zadravec
Directed by Amber Estes

OH HELL NO!
By Vanessa A. Spencer
Directed by Esther Pan

LOVE, JOEL
By Jennifer J. Katz
Directed by Maura Kelley

YOU LOOK REALLY HOT
By Mac Rogers
Directed by Jordana Davis Willliams

ICE, ROCK AND DUST
By Kim Kolarich
Directed by Kathleen O'Neill

Estrogenius 2005  | Open: 10/05/05 Close: 10/08/05
Estro Week 3

BLOOD WHITE
By Brian Blake
Directed by Heidi Handelsman

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
By Lissa Brennan
Directed by Joan Murray

REMIND ME AGAIN
By Sharyn Rothstein
Directed by Rachael Evans

REWIND
By Renee Fleming
Directed by Kelly Haydon

PURITY AND THE PRINCE
By Robin Rice Lichtig
Directed by Handan Ozbilgin

Estrogenius 2005 - Week 2  | Open: 09/28/05 Close: 10/01/05
Welcome to Estrogenius 2005! This month-long celebration
of women's work at the Source features performance,
music, visual art, and dance.

Keep up with all things estro at www.estrogenius.org

Estro Week 2:

BAGGAGE
By Michael Ramirez
directed by Johanna Gruenhut

LADIES OF THE LAKE
By Stuart D'Ver
directed by Synge Maher

THE WEDDING
By Lucia Del Vecchio
directed by Jocelyn Sawyer

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
By Diana Fithian
directed by Miriam Eusebio

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
By Peggy Dougherty
directed by Laura Henry

Estrogenius 2005 - Week One  | Open: 09/21/05 Close: 09/24/05
Welcome to Estrogenius 2005! This month-long celebration
of women's work at the Source features performance,
music, visual art, and dance.

Keep up with all things estro at www.estrogenius.org

Estro Week 1 - Reflections

Rearview Mirror
by Laura Schlachtmeyer
directed by Daryl Boling

A Left at Happy Ever After
by Cathrine Goldstein
directed by Anna Guttormsgaard

Fix Me, Please and Thank You
by Catherine Zambri
directed by Alison Talis

Reunion
by Daryl Boling
directed by Paula D'Alessandris

Challenged
by Fiona Jones
directed by Betsy Sanders

Not A Nice Girl & The Rights of Man  | Open: 09/15/05 Close: 09/16/05
In not a nice girl, stand-up philosopher Cheryl King's alter-ego, Carol Kincaid, under the spell of love goddess Aphrodite, explores the patriarchal forces that constrain her, delivering an always warm, often hilarious manifesto on sex, marriage, and the pursuit of passion.

Featuring a 15-minute epilogue THE RIGHTS OF MAN, written and performed by Aaron Petrovich then provides a chilling challenge to the male-dominant forces that constrain us in his arresting epilogue, The Rights of Man. Don't miss the opportunity to witness complementary viewpoints on a controversial topic.

Amidst the hype and rhetoric that typify public discussion, solo artists Cheryl King and Aaron Petrovich pair up to perform clear and thoughtful appraisals on the divisive relationship between sex, the sexes and power.

Finding Pedro  | Open: 08/30/05 Close: 09/10/05
Finding Pedro follows the residents of a small Texas town as three finalists compete for its highly coveted Commodore Perry "Distinguished Gift to the Community of Sherill" Philanthropic Award. One finalist will do anything to win; another will do anything to get out of the party; and Pedro, a third finalist, has disappeared. As Sherrill's hostess with the mostess Gwendolyn tries to hold together her fancy-dress awards ball -- and her hairdo -- estranged spouses, town gossips, and jilted lovers show up to ensure that nothing goes as planned.
Midnight  | Open: 08/10/05 Close: 08/27/05
Set in the 1950's atop the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Midnight revolves around an egomaniacal Hollywood director who is desperately trying to salvage his flagging career, while is long-suffering Girl Friday does her best to keep her temperamental boss unaware of just how precarious his situation is. To make matters worse, a humble writer from the Bronx breaks into their suite to avoid Jewish mobsters who require payment of a loan by midnight – or else. A British butler, doltish bellhops, a crass producer and his ditsy girl all converge on the scene in a farcical roundelay that is sure to put a smile on your face.
Eliza's Windon  | Open: 07/09/04 Close: 08/27/05
A new puppet play with music

presented by Paper City Productions in conjunction with Paddywhack Players

Saint Frances of Hollywood  | Open: 07/13/05 Close: 08/06/05
Luminescent 1930s film icon Frances Farmer was a gutsy force of nature. She refused to play by anyone else's rules. For that, she paid a dear price. She lost her Hollywood career and endured multiple stints at Steilacoom, a Seattle psychiatric hospital. Playwright Sally Clark tackles this extraordinary tragedy with wit, reverence and ultimately fearlessness. The play illuminates the connections among art, politics and self determination. It reminds us why Frances Farmer remains a patron saint of tortured, yet resilient souls.

Director Daryl Boling, a founding member and managing director of manhattantheatresource, follows two well-received directorial efforts, Dark Rapture and Black Comedy/The White Liars, with Saint Frances of Hollywood. Regarding Dark Rapture, Dan Isaac of Backstage raved, "Director Daryl Boling achieves wonderful results with a group of first-rate actors." Offoffonline.com heralded Black Comedy/The White Liars as "hilarious entertainment".

Sarah Ireland, a graduate of Maggie Flanigan Studio, stars as the enigmatic Frances Farmer. Ms. Ireland's credits include Burning Blue (Off-Broadway) and Jonny Zero (TV). Jeffrey Plunkett, who plays Frances Farmer's psychiatrist Dr. Betelgeuse, appeared at The Cherry Lane Theatre in Concertina's Rainbow with Mia Dillon, Joyce Van Patten and Anne Pitoniak. Off-Broadway and manhattantheatresource veterans Fiona Jones and Sharon Fogarty round out the cast as legendary gossip hound Louella Parsons and Frances's mother Lillian, respectively.

Sally Clark is an award-winning Canadian playwright whose work includes The Trial of Judith K., Life without Instruction, and Saint Frances of Hollywood. In 1990, she received the Chalmers Award.

Black Codes: Three Plays and Bloody China  | Open: 07/07/05 Close: 07/09/05
"Heavily inspired by mentors David Mamet and William H.Macy, Vancouver, B.C., playwright Kris Elgstrand weaves together these dark comedy vignettes. His tight, crisp plays deftly walk the line between the absurd and the searing, probing deep."
Bedlam in Bedrock: A Flintstones Tragedy  | Open: 06/29/05 Close: 07/02/05
Fred Flintstone is at the end of his rope after fifteen years smashing granite on the rock pile. He is clinging to his last tattered dream -- to get a promotion to manager of Slate's Gravel Pit. When he comes home from work to find his wife hugging his best friend Barney Rubble, he assumes the worst, setting off a downward spiral of increasingly tragic events, accidents, and confessions that eventually leaves him a broken man with nothing left to live for. Will Fred commit the ultimate act of self-negation? Will Betty emerge unscathed? And what are Marx and Engels doing here? Bedlam in Bedrock is a surreal comic tragedy about love, disappointment, and the relations of production. Quick: send in the Great Gazoo!

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And Baby Makes Seven  | Open: 06/23/05 Close: 06/26/05
This timely play explores the hot-button issue of how we define a family. Ruth and Anna are lovers who enlist a close friend to father their child. As the threesome prepares for the baby's arrival, they struggle to fit their lives to society's expectations and ultimately discover the necessity of the imagination to bringabout change. And Baby Makes Seven is a comical and
tender look at the lengths to which we will go to create the world in which we want to live.
Machinal  | Open: 05/26/05 Close: 06/19/05
A revival of Sophie Treadwell's 1928 drama about an ordinary woman pushed to the breaking point by the ever-increasing demands of society and where her only hope for peace of mind may be an act of violent desperation.

This production is an Equity Showcase

MACHINAL will be performed in repertory with Tiny Dynamite and Hamlet as part of Dreamscape Theatre's Season on the Edge

Tiny Dynamite  | Open: 05/28/05 Close: 06/18/05
A dysfunctional woman, fed up with how her life has turned out, decides one New Year's Day to kill herself next December 31st. Can she get her life in order and perhaps find a reason for living before time runs out? This world premiere has been described by author Lovejoy as "The Feel Bad Comedy Of The Year."

Presented by Dreamscape Theatre, in associate with the Legitimate Theatre Company

TINY DYNAMITE will be performed in repertory with Machinal and Hamlet as part of Dreamscape Theatre's Season on the Edge

Hamlet  | Open: 05/27/05 Close: 06/15/05
The Bard's classic tragedy gets a fresh look in this environmental production, set in no particular time or place, emphasizing issues of politics and personal responsibility. Based on work of Jerzy Grotowski and some of the concepts of Anne Bogart, the show will be presented in the round with a cast of nine – many of whom play multiple roles.
WMC June Rep  | Open: 06/05/05 Close: 06/07/05
Working Man's Clothes June Rep of One Acts

Three one acts dealing in the dynamics of communication and consequence, Working Man's Clothes is bringing another rep season to fruition. As part of Manhattan Theatre Source Flop Night Series, come enjoy three new works, of music, of mothers, of fathers, of baseball, of love, lost, and found. "The Audition," "Lost, Found and Remembered" and "Playoff Picture."

The Cherry Orchard  | Open: 05/11/05 Close: 05/21/05
Madame Ranevskaya's treasured country estate is threatened with foreclosure, thanks to wildly overdue bills and a family living beyond its means. As the family and servants fail to grasp the severity of their situation, the merchant Lopakhin offers them their only salvation: to sell the cherry orchard they so love. A story of family, class, and the painful progress of time, The Cherry Orchard is a classic brought to vivid life in Jean-Claude van Itallie's brilliant
translation.
'One Wednesday at West Haddam High'  | Open: 04/24/05 Close: 04/25/05
A dark comedy about a high school in a small town.

The school chef is plotting. The principal is dishing out Christ. Billy is in love with his teacher.
Sally has challenged Jeanie to a knife fight. Welcome back to High School.

The Rite Of The Serpent Skirt  | Open: 03/31/05 Close: 04/16/05
The Rite of the Serpent Skirt – named after the ancient goddess of the Americas - takes place in present-day New York, where a frazzled nurse, Lily, tries desperately to survive her double life as both the caregiver to a young, handicapped girl, and as the wife of a wealthy business-man. Lily and four supporting female characters arrive at a critical moment in their lives when they must choose between the limiting comforts of the past or face the fear of moving on. And when their worlds unravel, the results are both devastating and enlightening.
AUTHORIAL INTENT and IDEA  | Open: 04/10/05 Close: 04/12/05
A pair of one-acts about the impossibility of connection, and how we strive for it anyway
Where Sleeping Gods Lie...  | Open: 03/17/05 Close: 03/26/05
A new musical comedy written and directed by Sharon Fogarty!

Three nuns in the third world struggle in an abandoned missionary and find fame, fortune and love.

Spontaneous Combustion #17  | Open: 03/20/05 Close: 03/22/05
Teams of writers and actors Write, Rehearse, Tech & Perform an evening of 5-minute plays... in just 48 Hours!
The Workroom  | Open: 02/17/05 Close: 03/12/05
A drama set in Parks, 1945-1952, that explores prejudice, anti-Semitism and the devastating consequences of war – themes as relevant today as they were then. The play focuses on eight survivors of the war – laboring desperately in a cramped and airless tailor's room as they attempt to repair their shattered lives
The Workroom  | Open: 02/17/05 Close: 03/12/05
The Workroom (L'Atelier) is a play that explores prejudice, anti-Semitism and the devastating consequences of war--evils we would hope to be free of as we have entered the 21st century, yet they continue to play an evident role in today's society. The play, set in post WWII Paris, draws in a cramped and airless tailor's "workroom" a portrait of survivors. Six women and two men labor desperately to sew back together the fragments of their shattered lives.

Directed by Moni Yakim

Act Naturally  | Open: 03/06/05 Close: 03/08/05
Act Naturally is an original play that tells the story of an actor's quest for a seemingly unattainable Equity card. In a moment of desperation, he agrees to be the understudy in a One-Man-Show tribute to Ringo Starr, with the understanding that he will get his card but will never be required to actually perform. Accordingly, he doesn't bother to read the script, see the show or try on his costume. Not surprisingly, he is called and although grossly unprepared, he is not willing to sacrifice the equity card that is finally within his grasp. So he does what any self-respecting actor desperate for his equity card would do: he wings it. In the span of 90 minutes, he breathes life into a host of characters and unwittingly uses his life as art, managing not only to connect with his past, but to alter the course of three intersecting lives.
Drive  | Open: 02/28/05 Close: 03/01/05
Drive deals with the way in which two life partners communicate. It shows the effects their communication, and their resulting choices, have on the people around them. Drive starts with
a simple, somewhat stranded everyday relationship and takes it to absurd extremes in order to examine the ways in which love, affection and intimacy can ossify without frequent exploration and renewal.
Spontaneous Combustion #16  | Open: 02/20/05 Close: 02/22/05
Teams of writers and actors Write, Rehearse, Tech & Perform an evening of 5-minute plays... in just 48 Hours!
Spontaneous Combustion #15  | Open: 02/02/05 Close: 02/05/05
Teams of writers and actors Write, Rehearse, Tech & Perform an evening of 5-minute plays... in just 48 Hours!