T. Schreiber Studio Theatre

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 09/19/16 10:51:49 PM

Address: 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY    10001

Phone: 212-741-0209

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THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT  | Open: 10/19/16 Close: 11/19/16
T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) celebrates its 48th Anniversary with the first play of their 2016-17 Season, The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The production is the first New York revival of the play since the Broadway run in 2011. Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2015 for his play Between Riverside and Crazy and co-created the hit Netflix series The Get Down with Baz Luhrmann.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat is directed by TST Artistic Director Peter Jensen whose production of Balm in Gilead, won a 2011 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Play. Producing Director Halle Morse produces the show. Jennifer Weiser assistant directs. TST is currently nominated for 13 New York Innovative Theatre (NYIT) awards, including Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play for Natural Life, and Outstanding Revival of a Play for Hot L. Baltimore and Harper Regan.

Jackie’s life is on the verge of coming together. He was just released from jail, joined AA, and has a new sponsor helping him stay clean and sober. Then there’s Veronica, his childhood sweetheart. When the smell of Aqua Velva, and a hat comes between them, sparks fly. Fast, furious and filled with sharp poetic dialogue and flawed, colorful, wounded characters, The Motherf**ker with the Hat crackles with truth, humor and a sense of hope. A dark comic tale about friendship, love, addiction, and the difficulties of adulthood in New York City.

The cast features Jill Bianchini, Casey Braxton, Omar Bustamante, Robby Ramos, and Viviana Valeria.

The creative team includes set design by Miguel Urbino, lighting design by Eric Cope, sound design by Andy Evan Cohen, costume design by Sherry Martinez, property design by Lilian Sun, stage management by Clarissa Marie Ligon, assistant stage managers Tai Thompson and Jessica Baird, production assistant Raquel Loving, and technical director Ana Dratz.Produced by Halle Morse.

About the Company: T. Schreiber Theatre
The mission of T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre is to advance the art of acting by creating an environment in which rigorous professional training, tested by the demands of performance, achieves fulfillment in an Off-Off Broadway venue that nourishes artists through lifelong membership and engages a diverse audience.

In Support of this mission our goals are:
•Intimate, challenging productions that burnish artistic progress and reward the audience,
•Nurture new plays and emerging playwrights
•Illuminate timely revivals
•Innovative industry partnerships.
•Training that challenges artists at every career stage
•Highly qualified faculty respectful of our mission.

Remember all donations are tax deductible. T. Schreiber Studio is a not-for-profit tax exempt organization under Section 501 ( c ) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Jack's Back!  | Open: 05/09/12 Close: 06/24/12
T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre -- winner of the 2011 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production -- presents the world premiere madcap musical romp about Jack The Ripper.  Has one of history’s most notorious men finally met his match?Jack’s Back! answers the question as Herbert Wingate, an audacious cockney sausage stuffer, struggles to make the gas-lit streets of Whitechapel safe from the ruthless murderer. Herbert’s wild and zany schemes offer a hilarious and heartfelt new take on the centuries old tale. Tom Herman contributes a rich new score that’s Broadway meets Operetta meets Vaudeville and that complements the book by Elmer L. Kline with Lee Cardini and Herman.

The cast includes Megan Abell (Prostitute), Matthew Boyce (Detective Hugo Cummings), Bonnie Cannon-Brown (Chorus), Emily Cannon-Brown (Sophie), David Donahoe (John Green),  Warren Douglas (Man 1/Chorus), Alexa Erbach (Prostitute/Dancer), Shane Lacoss (Man II/Chorus), Kevin Maleike (The Bobby), Lance Olds (Jack the Ripper), Chloë Patellis (Elizabeth), Roman Rachline (Sailor Bill/Chorus), Casey Shane (Herbert Wingate), Maxine Stewart (Annie), Arley Tapirian (Martha Wingate) and Julie Udine (Jenny Treadwell).

Director - John Gould Rubin
Choreographer -Bronwen Carson
Composer/Musical Director – Tom Herman
Musical Director - Andy Cohen
Producing Director - Barb Kielhofer
Assistant Director - Laine Bonstein
Assistant Choreographer - Alexa Erbach
Stage Manager - Amanda Yollin
Asst. Stage Manager - Aurora Hicks Beach
Set Designer/Props - Andreea Mincic
Costume Designer - Sherry Martinez
Lighting Designer - Lois Catanzaro
Sound Designer - Chris Barlow
Dialect Coach - Matthew Ellis Murphy

Sister Cities  | Open: 10/18/07 Close: 11/18/07
138 reams of white paper. 27 different brands of vodka. 5 Russian stacking dolls. 4 sisters. One dead mother. Family reunions are always a bitch. Named after the cities of their births and separated by careers, families and old animosities; four sisters discover the truth behind the phrase, "blood is thicker than water" ...and vodka.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile  | Open: 04/05/07 Close: 05/06/07
In PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, both young, headstrong and passionate, come together in a fictitious meeting devised in the comic mind of Steve Martin. It's bohemian Paris, at the turn of the century and the earth has fallen quiet to listen to a conversation. Does art matter? Can science touch the heart? Is beauty truly in the eye of the beholder? Did Einstein and Picasso really only excel in their chosen fields in order to get girls? With a little help from a mysterious, blue-suede shoe-wearing stranger from the future, these topics get debated in the best possible of environments – your friendly neighborhood bar, the "Lapin Agile." Wit and wisdom combine, and the pleasure is all yours in this gem of a play.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile  | Open: 04/05/07 Close: 04/06/07
Hey, have you heard this one? A brilliant scientist and a master painter meet in a bar in Paris in 1904 … ah, never mind â€" I don't want to spoil the ending for you! Suffice it to say that the wit level is high, the subject matter is beauty, and the pleasure is all yours in this gem of a play.

Set Design: George Allison, Costume Design: Karen Ann Ledger, Sound Design: Christopher Rummer, Assistant Director: Brittney Venable

Starring members of T. Scheiber's Studio

Sweet Bird Of Youth  | Open: 02/15/07 Close: 03/18/07
The story of a drifter, Chance Wayne, who returns to his home town with a faded movie star, Princess Kosmonopolis, hoping she will be the source of re-uniting him with his childhood sweetheart, Heavenly Finley. Chance has no idea that his past actions have damaged Heavenly's life or that her Mayor father has sworn out an edict on him.

Starring Joanna Bayless and Eric Williams.

Better Living  | Open: 05/25/06 Close: 06/25/06
George F. Walker's darkly comic play about a family faced with the return of their abusive patriarch ten years after they tried to kill him. The three daughters find idiosyncratic ways to deal with their dysfunctional parents. The mother's out-of-the-ordinary ideas include taking a jackhammer to the basement floor to build a cavern where the family can live better.

The father, an ex-cop, commandeers his wife's project putting the whole family into survivalist mode. Walker said of the play, "These warrior women and the guy trying to find a place with them again are all working to survive in a threatening environment, struggling to make it in the world. There are no big political issues, just an attempt to hang in there."

Love! Valour! Compassion!  | Open: 11/10/05 Close: 12/11/05
Terrence McNally's 1995 Tony Award-winning play, LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! The story gathers together eight gay men over three summer weekends at the upstate New York house of a celebrated dancer-choreographer who fears he is losing his creativity and possibly his lover. Infidelity, flirtations, soul-searching, AIDS, truth-telling and skinny-dipping mix monumental questions about life and death with a wacky dress rehearsal for Swan Lake performed in drag.

Saturday, November 12th performance is $50.00

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove  | Open: 09/29/05 Close: 10/30/05
The story evolves around eight women dealing with issues of love, romance, monogamy, infidelity and family. When the group is threatened by losing one of their own, they must call upon a strong foundation of love and support to sustain them in the difficult times. Chambers wrote LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE in 1980 for The Glines First Gay American Arts
Festival. This year is the 25th anniversary of that move. Introducing the play, Chambers wrote, "Life is not a crap shoot; it is what we who love each other do together, and that is, in itself, sufficient meaning."
The House of Blue Leaves  | Open: 04/21/05 Close: 05/22/05
House of Blue Leaves takes place on Oct. 4, 1965 when the Pope is coming to New York to try to end the war in Vietnam. Artie Shaughnessy, a native of Queens, wants to change his life. He dreams of a life in Hollywood as a composer instead of being the Central Park Zookeeper he is. At home, his mentally unstable wife, Bananas, has been living in her nightgown for 6 months. His mistress, Bunny, wants to get married and escape to Bel Air. To add to his troubles, his son, Ronnie, is AWOL from the Army; three nuns show up at his apartment in search of a T.V., and a movie starlet drops by for a visit.
The Pinter Project  | Open: 02/02/05 Close: 03/13/05
Two Pinter Plays- The Birthday Party and The Homecoming - in Rotating Repertory

The Homecoming offers a darkly comedic view of feminine power, while The Birthday Party explores the destruction of the artist by powerful authoritarian figures.

Schedule varies – call ahead or go to www.pinterproject.com for info.