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A Hole in his Heart  | Open: 01/20/12 Close: 01/28/12
A Hole in His Heart follows the story of James Logan – a budding young film star who reunites
with an old lover.  

Though wildly successful, James struggles with feelings of loneliness and insatiability, and has
found that all the money in the world won’t fill the emptiness that’s rapidly consuming his soul. 
 
In James’ absence, the young girl’s self‐esteem has all but withered away, and upon his arrival
she is at her wits end.  As they attempt to reconnect, they experience a series of events that will change
their lives forever.
 
A Hole In His Heart is a play about mistakes, love, and the definition of success.  The script has
been in development for three years.  In 2009 a public staged reading was held at Michael Howard
Studios under the name of Ten Years and Two Weeks.
Dead City  | Open: 12/16/11 Close: 12/17/11
This comic drama is a modernized, gender-reversed, relocated, hyper-theatrical riff on the novel Ulysses, occuring exactly 100 years to the day after Joyce's jaunt through Dublin.  The play centers on Samantha Blossom's odyssey through New York City...a day full of chance encounters, coincidences, a quick love affair, and a fixation on the mysterious Jewel Jupiter.

From the director Kaitlin Schuster:

"Dead City is a downtown theater piece with the heart of a full-scale Broadway Musical. It’s HUGE. It sings! It dances! It switches costumes constantly! But then it goes and breaks your heart with its simplicity. A single look between two characters is storytelling. So, balancing oppositional styles. There’s the play, and its antithesis is its own character."

From the playwright Sheila Callaghan on Citizen16 producing Dead City:

"You guys are BONKERS. I think I love you."

 

Featuring:  Emilia Aghamirzai, Ryan Barker, Darcy Cadman, Chris Davis, Ashley Downey, Josie Dwyer, Lianna Nielsen, and Tina Nikolova
 
Assistant Director and Sound Design: Katherine Cartusciello, Set Design: Samantha Slater and Kate Hoffman, Light Design: Teodor Petelov, Costume Design: Adrienne White, Stage Manager: Jesse McNatt, Production Manager: Jenni Dickson
 
Ticket Reservations can be made by emailing citizensixteen@gmail.com (please specify number of tickets requested, and for which perfomance - ticket cost is $5 cash payable at the box office)

About the Company: Citizen16

Citizen16 is an ensemble of artists

united by a passion for storytelling

and truth. We are inspired by material

that causes us to question the way

we view the world and want to explore

work that is socially relevant. We aim

to produce theater that electrifies the 

actor and audience together in a live

event.

Stage Door  | Open: 11/02/11 Close: 11/05/11
The Atlantic Acting School 5th Semester Conservatory presents STAGE DOOR featuring the members of Citizen16 (An Artistic Ensemble - Ashley Downey Artistic Director).  The play transports us into 1930's New York City where a boarding house of fresh, young, eager actresses have come to pursue their careers.  The hopes and ambitions of these wanna-be actresses are met with triumph and despair, and the pull of a burgeoning Hollywood faces off against the Broadway stage.  Who are these girls when they're not acting?  How far will one go to accomplish the largest of dreams?

 

Featuring Citizen16 company members: Emilia Aghamirzai, Ryan Barker, Darcy Cadman, Katherine Cartusciello, Chris Davis, Jenni Dickson, Ashley Downey, Josie Dwyer, Kate Hoffman, Jesse McNatt, Lianna Nielsen, Tina Nikolova, Teodor Petelov, Kaitlin Schuster, Samantha Slater, Adrienne White.

Also featuring Special Guest Artist: Lucy Freeman.

Call 646-216-1186 or e-mail studentshow@atlantictheater.org for reservations.


About the Company: Citizen16

Citizen16 is an ensemble of artists

united by a passion for storytelling

and truth. We are inspired by material

that causes us to question the way

we view the world and want to explore

work that is socially relevant. We aim

to produce theater that electrifies the 

actor and audience together in a live

event.

Lovesong Of The Electric Bear  | Open: 07/08/10 Close: 08/01/10
PTP/NYC, formerly known as The Potomac Theatre Project, in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 24th repertory season, its 4th consecutive in New York, running from July 6 to August 1, 2010 in a limited engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2.

Snoo Wilson’s fever-dream-like play, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, centers on the life and times of Alan Turing - mathematician, WWII code-breaker and father of computer science. The play takes Turing from his deathbed to his childhood and back again. Turing’s teddy bear, Porgy, leads her “Master” through the story, acting as a combination of confidante, guide, tormenter and Greek chorus. Featuring a Disney-inspired soundtrack and a drag number. The cast includes Alex Draper as Alan Turing, Tara Giordano as Porgy, Martina Bonolis, Cassidy Boyd, Alex Cranmer (Graig Nettles in ESPN’s The Bronx Is Burning), Claire Graves, Willie McKay, Peter Schmitz, Nina Silver and Lilli Stein. Running time is 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission.


About the Company: PTP/NYC
Off-Broadway theatre company Potomac Theatre Project reflects "the nightmares and hoaxes by which we live." The company, which is operated in association with Middlebury College, was founded in 1987 by the artistic triumvirate of Cheryl Faraone, Jim Petosa and Richard Romagnoli. PTP is an outgrowth of The New York Theatre Studio, an Off-Off Broadway company founded by Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone which produced in Manhattan from 1977-1985. During its 20 seasons (1987-2006) in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, the company produced 75 main stage productions along with numerous new play readings and late night experimental productions.
 
In the summer of 2007, Potomac Theatre Project (now PTP/NYC) returned to New York, continuing to redefine political theatre for the 21st century with an annual month-long repertory season encompassing full productions, readings and a variety of ancillary events.
A Question Of Mercy  | Open: 07/06/10 Close: 08/01/10
PTP/NYC, formerly known as The Potomac Theatre Project, in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 24th repertory season, its 4th consecutive in New York, running from July 6 to August 1, 2010 in a limited engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2.

In A Question Of Mercy, David Rabe explores the controversial and emotional issue of euthanasia. Thomas and Anthony are lovers struggling with Anthony’s final, exhausting battle with AIDS. Joined by their friend Susanah and a retired doctor, whose help Thomas has requested, they fashion a heartbreaking friendship as they work through the stages of a plan to relieve Anthony of his illness and his life. The cast includes Alex Cranmer, Paula Langton, Mat Nakitare, Martha Newman and Tim Spears. Jim Petosa’s production of A Question Of Mercy with the Boston Center for American Performance received three 2009 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award nominations, including Best Production, Best Direction and Best Actress (Paula Langton). Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

Gary The Thief & Plevna: Meditations On Hatred  | Open: 07/07/10 Close: 07/31/10
PTP/NYC, formerly known as The Potomac Theatre Project, in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 24th repertory season, its 4th consecutive in New York, running from July 6 to August 1, 2010 in a limited engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2

PTP/NYC continues to redefine political theatre for the 21st century with an annual month long repertory season. The company’s mandate is the presentation of highly theatrical and thought-provoking work of contemporary social and cultural relevance. In its 23 seasons the voices of PTP’s writers have addressed art, pornography, AIDS, homelessness, censorship, totalitarianism, apartheid and gender wars.

Howard Barker’s two poems for the stage examine human polarization, cruelty and self-determination. Gary the Thief, starring Robert Emmet Lunney (Broadway’s The Graduate, The Europeans with PTP/NYC), presents a character in self-exploration whose definition of himself is in direct opposition to the ‘crowd’.

Plevna: Meditations on Hatred, starring Alex Draper (Terrorism with New Group, Scenes From An Execution and No End of Blame with PTP/NYC), explores the legacy of cultural conflict through the ages. Running time is 70 minutes.


About the Company: PTP/NYC
Off-Broadway theatre company Potomac Theatre Project reflects "the nightmares and hoaxes by which we live." The company, which is operated in association with Middlebury College, was founded in 1987 by the artistic triumvirate of Cheryl Faraone, Jim Petosa and Richard Romagnoli. PTP is an outgrowth of The New York Theatre Studio, an Off-Off Broadway company founded by Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone which produced in Manhattan from 1977-1985. During its 20 seasons (1987-2006) in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, the company produced 75 main stage productions along with numerous new play readings and late night experimental productions.
 
In the summer of 2007, Potomac Theatre Project (now PTP/NYC) returned to New York, continuing to redefine political theatre for the 21st century with an annual month-long repertory season encompassing full productions, readings and a variety of ancillary events.
Facing East  | Open: 05/25/07 Close: 06/17/07
Plan-B Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, transfers its world premiere production of FACING EAST by Carol Lynn Pearson from Salt Lake City to off-Broadway for a limited engagement.

FACING EAST is the story of Ruth and Alex McCormick, an upstanding Mormon couple reeling from the suicide of their gay son. Stuck between their faith and their new reality, they encounter their son's partner, Marcus, for the first time.

FACING EAST enjoyed a sold-out run in November 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, where it will run again April 19-May 6 before transferring off-Broadway. The entire Utah cast and production team will remain intact. Following the off-Broadway run, FACING EAST will play San Francisco for three weeks in August.

Plan-B Theatre is the first Utah-based theatre company in history to transfer a production off-Broadway.