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Tom Block's, Duck , Presented by IRT Theater  | Open: 10/18/19 Close: 11/03/19
IN RESIDENCE: October 15 November 4, 2019

Duck follows the internal struggle of a CIA statistician who learns that 1% can be the difference between life and death. He tries to understand what loyalty means to whom, and at what cost. Under periods of great stress, he loses the ability to speak and instead quacks at people like a duck.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, October 18 (8 pm)

Saturday, October 19 (8 pm)

Sunday, October 20 (2 pm)

Wednesday, October 23 (8 pm)

Thursday, Oct. 24 (8 pm)

Friday, October 25 (8 pm)

Saturday, October 26 (8 pm)

Sunday, October 27 (2 pm)

Monday, October 28 (8 pm)

Wednesday, October 30 (8 pm)

Friday, November 1 (8 pm)

Saturday, November 2 (8 pm)

Sunday, November 3 (2 pm)

LENGTH OF SHOW: 70 minutes

PRICE: $20.00

At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Playwright: Tom Block

Diretor: Katrin Hilbe

Scenic: Jefferson Ridenour

Costumes: Cathy Small

Lighting: Joyce Liao

Sound: Andy Evan Cohen

Stage Manager: Rebecca Schafer

Cast:

DUCK: Michael Cirelli

CRUMB: Tom Paolino

ABBIE/TESS/SUSAN: Kellye Rowland

DOCTOR/WEIGERT: Annemarie Hagenaars

PRIEST/MARVIN: Robert Meksin

FRATES: Paula Rossman

Duck (Billy) has reached the end of his rope and only communicates by quacking. After a career in the CIA, he finds himself on a park bench, which happens to be the home of his older brother Crumb (John), who was also once a CIA operative and Ducks boss.Crumb lost faith in the system, leaving his younger brother to kill for reasons of state while Crumb, dropped out of society.

In the opening scene, Abbie, who has undergone a personal travail of her own, enters and tries to talk to Duck, who only quacks. However, he will talk to his brother. Abbie is very taken with the injured Duck and tries to befriend him. Crumb tires of the game and drags Duck off the bench to take a voyage through Ducks past, so he can understand how he found himself there.

Duck sees the man he had killed in Damascus (probably innocent), watches his father (once an eminent neurobiologist, but now decimated with Alzheimers disease) euthanized in Rotterdam and even explores his original psychic injuries, as a bullied elementary school student. His brother protected him from exterior threats in that long ago, though bullied him when they were alone together.

We also meet his wife, his journalist biographer (Duck has been awarded an Intelligence Star Award for his work) and see him in therapy.

We end where we began: with Duck, Crumb and Abbie in the plays present. Duck never is able to speak directly with Abbie, but she feels strongly that she can save him from whatever internal war he is going through. They exit together, unable to communicate but somehow bound together, and Crumb is left alone on his bench.

Tom Block (Playwright): is a playwright, author of five books, 25+ year exhibiting visual artist and Founding Producer of New York Citys International Human Rights Art Festival (ihraf.org). His plays have been developed and produced at such venues as the Ensemble Studio Theater, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, Urban Stages, Theater for the New City, Theater Row, Drama League, Wild Project and many others. He is the Founding Producer of NYCs International Human Rights Art Festival; was a Research Fellow at DePaul University (2010), LABA Fellow (NY, 2013-14) and Hamiltonian Fellow (2008-09). tomblock.com

Katrin Hilbe (Director): directs opera and theatre, working both in the US and in Europe. Her Richard Strauss SALOME for New Orleans Opera won Best Opera Production 2012. She won the Hilton Edwards Award for best direction and adaptation at the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival. Between 2007-2010 Katrin was the primary Assistant Director for Richard Wagners DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN under the direction of Tankred Dorst at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany. http://katrinhilbe.com

Reviewers have said of Tom Blocks plays that they offer a fascinating and rewarding look at the multiple dimensions of faith, theory, and inspiration and if youd like to explore where theater will be ten years from now, it is probably worth a look.

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE DONATE TO IRT THEATER

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.

***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***

Arts.Theatre

IN RESIDENCE: September 17 October 14, 2019

He asked me all sorts of questions, pretending to be very loving and kind.

Confined to rest and separated from her new-born child, a woman struggles to come to terms with a mental health diagnosis. As she vacillates between self-assurance and doubt, the yellow wallpaper that decorates her room becomes an unusual source of comfort. A multimedia staging of Charlotte Perkins Gilmans searing indictment of the 19th century medical community provides an intimate look at a deteriorating mental state and a radical examination of destructive relationships between men and women.

Adapted and Directed by Andrew Watkins

Co-produced by Becky Abramowitz

PERFORMANCES: Oct 4th at 8p, 5th at 8p, 6th at 2p and 8p, 10th at 8p, 11th at 8p, 12th at 8p, 13th at 5p

LENGTH OF SHOW: 60 minutes

PRICE: $25.00

At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Director/Adaptor: Andrew Watkins

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Scenic Design: Vincent Gunn

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Costume Design: Christopher Metzger www.christophermetzgerdesign.com

Lighting Design: Dallas Estes

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Original Music and Sound Design: Sam Kaseta

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Video Design: Cinthia Chen

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Stage Manager: Katherine Bolynn

Performers:

The Woman: Sam Morales*

John: Jacob Fishel*

Jenny: Lindsey Sagrera

Andrew Watkins (Director/Adaptor) Directing credits include: Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler, Dostoevskys A Gentle Spirit The Buck, True West, The Dumb Waiter, Before You Go, among others. Associate/assistant credits credits include: Broadway: Network (dir. Ivo van Hove), Franky and Johnny at the Claire de Lune; TFANA: The Winters Tale, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Father and Dolls House, and was an invited participant in their 2016-17 Actor/Director project; Internationaal Theater Amsterdam/Ruhrtriennale Festival: The Things That Pass; The Guthrie: The Lion in Winter; Directing observer at the Schaubühne Berlin. Education: Fordham University Lincoln Center, BA Theatre Directing; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; London Dramatic Academy.

SAM MORALES Off-Broadway: The Tempest (The Public); Pericles (dir. Trevor Nunn), The Skin of Our Teeth, Measure for Measure (TFANA). Regional: Woman in Mind (Delaware REP); The House on the Hill (World Premiere, CATF); Teach, Last Night in Inwood (Gulfshore Playhouse); The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Scranton Shakespeare Festival). TV: Law && Order: SVU.

Jacob Fishel (John) Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof. Off-Broadway: King Lear, The Broken Heart (TFANA), The Common Pursuit (Roundabout Theatre Company), Titus Andronicus (The Public Theater), Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater), Macbeth (NYSF). Off-Off Broadway/Regional: Paradise Square (Berkeley Rep), Henry V, As You Like It (Two River Theater Company), Our American Hamlet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), Sense and Sensibility (The Folger Theatre), The Real Thing (Intiman Theatre Company), What Happened When (Rising Phoenix Rep). Television: Elementary, Cold Case, Medium, Without a Trace, Numb3rs. Film: A Night Without Armor, Across the Sea, How I Got Lost. Jacob is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he received the John Houseman Prize for Excellence in Classical Theatre. In 2013, he received the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award from the New York Shakespeare Society.

Lindsey Sagrera (Jennie) is a native of Abbeville, Louisiana, and a recent graduate of the Atlantic Theater Companys Full-Time Conservatory. Credits include The Maids, A Streetcar Named Desire and By the Bog of Cats. She recently played Alice in Bye Alice, a new play by Theo Koch, dir. Ken Wolf at Manhattan Repertory Theatre and Lola in Whipped, a new play by Hank H. Kim dir. Anna Michaels at Theater for the New City. @lindseysagrera on Instagram is a good time. www.lindseysagrera.com.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE DONATE TO IRT THEATER

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.

***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***

Arts.Performance

IN RESIDENCE: September 17 October 14, 2019

The Trade Federation is an allegorical comedy about Star Wars. It is also an agit-prop missile hurled at the mechanisms of global capital. Empowering the many and directly confronting a global model that benefits the few, this is a play for anyone who aspires to create change and whos ever wanted to Strike Back at the Empire.

PERFORMANCES: September 20th-28th

TIME: Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; Sundays at 3pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 70 minutes, no intermission.

PRICE: $18.00

At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Written by Andy Boyd

Directed by Allen MacLeod

Scenic Design by Dan Prosky

Lighting Design by Keith Truax

Video Design by Taylor Edelle Stuart

Fight Design by Joe DiNozzi

Stage Management by Lydia Faith Johnson

Graphic Design by Kristian Sorensen

Featuring

David De Almo*

Dale Duko*

Paris Ellsworth

Kevin Gilmartin*

David Lamberton*

Wolfen St. Michael de Kastro*

Jessica Noboa*

Alex Pires

Lynne Taylor*

*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

A young, avant-garde playwright pitches his screenplay for a new Star Wars film. The concept: A prequel to Episode One that fleshes out the economic and social implications of the Trade Federation, the mysterious intergalactic shipping conglomerate that sets the entire trilogy in motion. The problem: its far from your typical Star Wars movie in fact, its a full-on activist rallying-cry, replacing the veiled references to colonialism from more recent films in the franchise with blatant political allegory. The meeting doesnt go well. George Lucas thinks the movie sounds really boring. The playwright questions his decisions. Little does he realize that, in the process, he may have stumbled into one of the largest conspiracies in modern history, one with roots deeper than he could have ever imagined and which threatens to uproot not only his world, but all of society as he knows it

The Trade Federation asks us to consider how we can use the grand narratives of late capitalism against capitalism itself. It weaponizes one the most successful film franchises of all time against the dead-end ideology of capitalist realism, which insists that history is over and that there is no alternative to the unfettered rule of the market. No, it counters, we can always fight back. Star Wars told us so.

Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Columbia Universitys MFA in Playwriting; Harvard University, where he earned a BA in American History and Literature; and Arizona School for the Arts, where he studied acting. His previous plays include Acres of Diamonds (Phyllis Anderson Prize), She Shall Be Praised (Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Playwriting and Screenwriting Grant), and River Rouge, his MFA Thesis. Prior to attending Columbia, Andy served with City Year Providence.

Allen MacLeod is a Manhattan-based theatrical director and producer. Directing credits include Prophesy (The Fresh Fruit Festival, best direction award), Look What You Started (The Green Room 42) A Bit Too Much About Me (NAMI), Totally Gay and Almost Happy (The Duplex), Youre Not My Type (The Duplex), Out of Touch (Secret Theatre); and Fireside Chat (Manhattan Rep.); Associate/assisting credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (The Kennedy Center), I Hate Hamlet (Bucks County Playhouse), Frozen: A Musical Spectacular (Disney Cruise Lines); Presto Change-o, A Little More Alive, and Man of La Mancha (Barrington Stage), We Are the Tigers (Gallery Players), and the inaugural season at The Script @Stage 74.

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE DONATE TO IRT THEATER

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.

***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***

Arts.Theatre

THE NEW COLLECTIVES PRESENT ZODIAC MATH  | Open: 11/01/18 Close: 11/03/18
Zodiac Math, written and performed by Elizabeth May is equal parts 90's pop music video, slumber party seance, and honest confession. Zodiac Math is an evening of intimate storytelling, scored by anachronistic alt-pop. Driven by family folklore of a childhood death curse, Elizabeth May explores questions of sexual identity and twin magic. She’s endlessly searching for the missing half of a broken heart necklace, and laying herself bare in a dark comedic ritual that transforms the audience into her imaginary friends. Zodiac Math was developed as part of The New Collectives’ Daily Development Workshop at IRT Theatre.

ZODIAC MATH
Written and Performed by Elizabeth May
Directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman

SHOWS
Thursday, November 1st at 8pm
Friday, November 2nd at 8pm
Saturday, November 3rd at 2pm & 8pm

MITU580
580 Sackett Street, Unit A, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Subway: R train to Union St
Tickets: $20 online or at the door
www.thenewcollectives.com
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16247

CREATIVE TEAM
Written & Performed by Elizabeth May
Directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman
Set and Projection Design by Ingrid Larson
Lighting Design by Kate McGee
Sound Design by Michael Hernandez
Pom Art Design by Nora Menken
Stage Managed by Kellian Frank
Featruing: Lyndsey Anderson on guitar; Brittany Parker on bass; Shannon Sigley on drums

Join us for our Inner Light Bazaar! Before every show, our lobby will house a market featuring a curated collection of talisman, wears, services, and social action opportunities, each carefully selected to harmonize with Zodiac Math's themes. Come early and enjoy a drink while supporting local artists, healers, makers, and activists that will help you feed your inner light! Visit www.thenewcollectives.com for a full list of participants.

In continuing with The New Collectives' mission of giving back both artistically and financially, established during our 2017 Season, we will be collecting donations at the show for Safe Horizons, whose mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Elizabeth May (EMay) (Writer & Performer) is a playwright, musician, and performer based in Brooklyn. Original works include, Zodiac Math, produced by The New Collectives, Vengeful Moon, a song cycle of love and revenge written for the solar eclipse as a part of Tapp’s Art Center’s ECLIPSEploitation Event, Old Souls, an original folk musical, performed in residence at The Barn Arts Collective, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn Presents: Missionary Style for The Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Trojan Women for The New Collectives (Song Writer/Music Director). Other performing credits include, The Edge of Glory for Lady Gaga and Google Chrome, Stop the Virgens at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Rocky Horror Show and The Traveling Musicians for The Barn Arts Collective, Sarah Flood in Salem, Mass., #serials, and Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love for The Flea Theatre, At The Rich Relatives for Target Margin, and TL;DR as a part of Prelude Fest and The Northwest New Works Festival. Her band is called Pollens. Follow them on their website, pollens.band See more at elizabethmay.com. 

Lindsey Hope Pearlman (Director) Selected directing: O’Neill Theatre Center, The Flea, Goodspeed Opera House, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adobe Rose Theatre, Dixon Place and Barn Arts Collective. Original plays: LUCY (EST/Sloan Commission) and VIV IS FOR VENGEANCE (Honorable Mention, American Playwriting Foundation’s Relentless Award). Assistant Director, BANDSTAND (directed/choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler- TONY Award, Best Choreography), and Associate Director for Blankenbuehler's original musical ONLY GOLD, featuring music by Kate Nash. Associate Director, A SIGN OF THE TIMES (dir. Gabriel Barre). Two-time SDC Observer/SDC Associate Member. Co-Artistic Director, Up & Down Theatre. Her viral video MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN has been viewed over 20 million times on Facebook and YouTube. Graduate, London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) B.A Hamilton College.

The New Collectives (Producer) is a New York based theatre and film collective. The company took shape in February 2014 while working on The Witches, a four person adaptation of Macbeth. After a successful workshop production in August 2014, Giverny Petitmermet, Dan Morrison, Sarah Moore and Mara Gannon decided to make their collaboration official and The New Collectives was formed in January 2015. Our mission is to create new, intimate, innovative works drawing inspiration from classic plays, to develop contemporary work, and to cultivate community through outreach and education programming. In July 2015, The New Collectives ran a successful week long Shakespeare summer camp in Brooklyn, forming our education branch, The Young Collectives. Helmed by Education & Outreach Director, Erin Maxon, and Assistant Education & Outreach Director, Sam Leichter, The Young Collectives has expanded its education programing to includeprofessional development workshops, in-school workshops, and holiday Shakespeare camps, in addition to our Shakespeare summer camps. In October 2015, The New Collectives, in association with Wandering Bark Theatre Company, produced a full production of The Witches, at The Access Theatre in NYC. In August 2016, TNC brought the world premiere of Sam Gooley’s Steve Got Raped. to the New York International Fringe Festival. The 2017 Season consisted of three full productions: Buyer’s Remorse, a one woman show by company member Mara Gannon, produced at the FRIGID Festival; The Occasion of Existence, an original dance theatre piece based on the book Einstein’s Dreams; and Brendan Kennelly’s modern translation of The Trojan Women. In Mach 2018, The New Collectives was honored to be part of IRT’s 3B Residency program. While in residency at IRT, they produced the world premiere production of Life Brief & Glorious by Bryn Manion and developed three new pieces – THIS an ensemble built full length play by Co-Op Theatre East artists Laura Iris Hill, Robert A. K. Gonyo, and Anna Savant, Zodiac Math A one woman millennial siren song by Elizabeth May, and my favorite flower. a new full length play by Arika Larson, as part of Daily Development Workshop. In
June 2018, TNC developed and produced a reading of Resident Dramaturg Taylor Beidler’s new play,
Groundswell. Zodiac Math, the final show in our 2018 Season, runs at MITU580 from November 1st through the 3rd. For more information visit www.thenewcollectives.com

Press Quotes
The New Collectives:
“The troupe has produced steadily since its 2014 inception, which is no small feat for a nascent company.”

“And, like most of the troupe's shows, it's predominantly led by women. Although there's nothing about gender in The New Collectives' mission, three of its four founding members are female, and a majority of its original work has been created or co-created by women.”

“The New Collectives also puts its activism where its art is by raising funds at curtain call for thematically connected organizations. “
-Regina Robbins, TDF Stages Magazine

Buyer's Remorse, February/March 2017, Under St. Marks, FRIGID Festival
"Gannon has crafted her show in such a way that, aided by her clear skill, the audience almost has no choice but to fall in love with and root for her....a gem of a show. If you are looking for a great girl’s night out treat, then be sure to catch Buyer’s Remorse before Frigid ends."
- Theatre is Easy (named a ThEasy Best Bet!)

Steve Got Raped, August 2016, The Player’s Theatre, FRINGE NYC:
"Steve Got Raped does well what theatre does well: it presents a question that it does not claim to know how to answer, but gives the audience permission to comment, to engage."
- Theatre is Easy (named A TheEasy Best Bet: Best of FringeNYC 2016)

The Witches, October 2015, The Access Theatre:
"Not every actor is equipped to do Shakespeare. Fortunately, the ensemble of The Witches was more than capable. The sextet tackled the dialogue with ease. While Macbeth is the focal character of the source material, it was the witches in this production that stood out. They were in sync as a unit but when they broke out into characters, they shined individually." -Theater in the Now

There's Iron in Your Future  | Open: 05/18/18 Close: 05/20/18
There’s Iron in Your Future chronicles one woman's journey from the murky waters of the Hudson River to the steep hills of Lake Placid.  Not an athlete, one day Mindy signed up for a triathlon!  Her solo play is about finding one’s inner athlete – reaching for the unreachable – and triathlon training.  Mindy will swim onstage without a pool!  Bike onstage without a bike!  And deal with all kinds of unexpected bumps, both literal and figurative, along the way.  It’s a ride unlike any other!

JESSICA  | Open: 07/22/17 Close: 08/06/17
Sanguine Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Patrick Vermillion’s JESSICA, directed by Emily Jackson at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), July 22-August 6 with performances on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm, Sunday, July 23 at 7pm, Tuesday, July 25 at 8pm, Wednesday, July 26 at 8pm, Thursday, July 27 at 8pm, Friday, July 28 at 8pm, Saturday, July 29 at 8pm, Sunday, July 30 at 3pm, Tuesday, August 1 at 8pm, Wednesday, August 2 at 8pm, Thursday, August 3 at 8pm, Friday, August 4 at 8pm, Saturday, August 5 at 8pm, and Sunday, August 6 at 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2954473 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

 

In 2013, Jessica vanished. Now, her closest friends are reconstructing her with cutting-edge technology to try and track her down. They prime the android with memories from Jessica’s past, but it’s clear that their stories don’t add up. As Jessica’s friends fight for ownership over an artificial Jessica, the android listens, learns, and plays along. Suddenly, the line between robot and real life is very, very thin.

Written by a playwright who “daylights” as a software engineer, Jessica dissolves the metallic glamour of traditional science fiction and delivers a jarring encounter with artificial intelligence.

Jessica won Sanguine Theatre Company’s 2017 Project Playwright Festival. The play was chosen from hundreds of submissions to receive its world premiere as part of Sanguine’s 2017 season. 

 

The cast will feature Anna Nemetz (Annotated History of the American Muskrat at the Ice Factory Festival/New Ohio), Alison Scaramella* (Be the Death of Me with The Civilians), Will Sarratt (Omega Kids with New Light Theater Project), Michael Patrick Trimm (Julius Caesar at The Public Theater), and Alli Trussell (Loose Cannon at Soho Playhouse) with Set and Lighting Design by Tyler M. Perry.  *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.


About the Company: Sanguine Theatre Company

 Sanguine Theatre Company is a theatre company committed to the production of uncompromising works that allow a better understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. Sanguine will inspire our community to confront isolation and explore the shared human experience. Our mission is to advance the art of American theatre through the spirit of collaboration, making art accessible to everyone. We believe that the continuation of theatre depends on our ability to enable a greater connection of the world to each other. We pledge to make theatre more accessible, help build relationships, demonstrate our integrity through our work, and provide high quality theatre.

THE CONSPIRACISTS  | Open: 04/22/17 Close: 05/07/17
Set in a church basement, this World Premiere play follows an under-35 Conspiracy Theorist Support Group as they wrestle with their convictions, perceptions, and each other’s personalities. The Conspiracists reveals how much we are influenced by other people, and how little we think we are. 

Whether you believe in Chem-trails, tainted fluoride, UFO's, Inside Jobs, The Mandela Effect, JFK plots, or that Justin Beiber is a reptilian, The Conspiracists is sure to challenge your reality in ways you won’t expect.

The cast will feature Lisa Jill Anderson, Sofiya Cheyenne, Alice Johnson, Arthur Kriklivy, Ricki Lynée, and Ian Poake with Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen, Scenic Design by Ian Poake, and Lighting Design by Jeremiah Stuart. 


About the Company: Stable Cable Lab Co.

STABLE CABLE LAB CO. is a non-profit organization that strives to create an environment for new work and theater artists to flourish. We do this through developmental readings and workshops, ensemble laboratories and training, and productions. We are dedicated to producing new plays that are intrinsically theatrical, ensemble-driven and bold. Stable Cable Lab Co. first informally came together and started to develop work in 2011 with its founding members (Lisa Jill Anderson, Brian Edelman, and Seth Hamlin), and began consistently producing work under the name "Stable Cable Lab Co." in 2012. Productions include: the world premiere of In the Event of My Death by Lindsay Joy, directed by Padraic Lillis at IRT Theater in 2016; the workshop production of Terminalia by Collin McConnell, directed by J.K. Musser at IRT Theater in 2016; Because Me written & directed by Max Baker at the Wild Project in 2015; Live from the Surface of the Moon written & directed by Max Baker (recipient of an LMCC MCAF grant) at the Wild Project in 2015; the workshop production of #WHATIWASWEARING (in collaboration with Arethusa Speaks) at the Wild Project in 2015; the workshop production of Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman, directed by Padraic Lillis at IRT Theater in 2014;  the workshop production of Nibbler by Ken Urban, directed by Stephen Brackett at Theatre54 in 2013; the workshop production of the devised piece i love you more than all the stars in the sky with text by Emily Daly (featured in foolsFURY's Factory Parts in San Francisco, CA) in 2013; the devised piece The Eden Project directed by Seth Hamlin, choreographed by KC Luce (world premiere as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City and workshop production at The Bridge Theater) in 2012; the world premiere of Barter (Or, Stealing Other People’s Credit Cards) by Emily Daly, directed by Jonathan Libman (Washington DC Capital Fringe) in 2012; and the annual LiveWire Short Play Festival in 2014,  2015, and 2016 featuring works by playwrights including Halley Feiffer, Christopher Gabriel Nuñez, Nat Cassidy, Breanna Foister, Emily Daly, and more.

 

IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH  | Open: 08/06/16 Close: 08/21/16
Eight former high school friends, now in their mid-twenties, reunite for an impromptu night of mourning and celebration after the suicide of a mutual friend. Finding themselves divided by geography, sexual orientation, religious belief, and ultimately their own prejudices, it’s hard to remember what bonded them together in the first place. When shocking details surrounding their friend’s death bubble to the surface, they may never find their way back to each other without losing themselves in the process.

Stable Cable’s World Premiere of Lindsay Joy’s In the Event of My Death was developed through The Farm Theater’s College Collaboration program with Ashland University in Ohio, Centre College in Kentucky, and Clark University in Massachusetts.

The cast will feature Stable Cable ensemble members Lisa Jill Anderson, Lillith Fallon, Breanna Foister, Cory Kosel, Ian Poake, John Racioppo, Samantha Strelitz (The Qualifications of Douglas Evans at Walkerspace; HBO’s “Vinyl”) and Kara Young (Pretty Hunger at The Public).

The production team will include Lighting Design by Katy Atwell, Costume Design by Irma Brainard, Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen, Scenic Design by Doss Freel, and Props Design by Andrew Hennelly with Producer Margaret Santa Maria and Production Stage Manager Allison Queen. 


About the Company: Stable Cable Lab Co.

Founded in 2011 by a group of emergent artists, STABLE CABLE LAB CO. is a 501(C) nonprofit organization that strives to create an environment for new work and theater artists to flourish. We do this through developmental readings and workshops, ensemble laboratories and full-fledged productions. We are dedicated to producing new plays that are intrinsically theatrical, ensemble-driven and bold. Past productions include Because Me and Live From the Surface of the Moon by Max Baker (recipient of an LMCC MCAF grant) at The Wild Project, the workshop production of Nibbler by Ken Urban, Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman (IRT), the devised piece I Love You More Than All the Stars in the Sky by Emily Daly (featured in foolsFURY's Factory Parts in San Francisco in the Summer of 2013), the devised piece The Eden Project (Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City and The Bridge Theater), the World Premiere of Barter (Or, Stealing Other People’s Credit Cards) by Emily Daly (Washington DC Capital Fringe), and the annual LiveWire Short Play Festival in 2014,  2015, and 2016 featuring works by playwrights including Halley Feiffer, Christopher Gabriel Nuñez, Nat Cassidy, Breanna Foister, Emily Daly, and more. 
www.stablecablelabco.org 

 

PRIMARY  | Open: 04/06/16 Close: 04/24/16
It's 1999 in suburban Connecticut. 9-year-old Sophie is certain she's the missing Sailor Scout, and she's determined to fight the forces of evil. The allure of local politics has brainwashed her underpaid and overworked mother, Laura, into a misguided campaign for State Representative. During the course of a brutal primary election, Sophie must bring her back from the dark side with whatever it takes to restore Laura to her original self.


About the Company: Sanguine Theatre Company

 Sanguine Theatre Company is a theatre company committed to the production of uncompromising works that allow a better understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. Sanguine will inspire our community to confront isolation and explore the shared human experience. Our mission is to advance the art of American theatre through the spirit of collaboration, making art accessible to everyone. We believe that the continuation of theatre depends on our ability to enable a greater connection of the world to each other. We pledge to make theatre more accessible, help build relationships, demonstrate our integrity through our work, and provide high quality theatre.

THE IMPROBABLE FALL, RISE & FALL OF JOHN LAW (PART 1)  | Open: 03/09/16 Close: 03/26/16
A new play about money (based on an unbelievable true story) by Matt Herzfeld, directed by Brad Raimondo. 

The Improbable Fall, Rise & Fall of John Law mixes swashbuckling adventure, absurdity, anachronism, and inventive theatricality to tell the unbelievable true story of the man who unleashed the world’s first financial bubble, market crash and currency crisis — all while shaping the global economy we know today. 

At the play’s center is John Law, whom historians have alternately described as a financial genius or a treacherous con-man.  The play follows John from his early days as a notorious London gambler forced into exile by a duel gone wrong through his greatest insight – the invention of paper currency – to his reign as France’s minister of finance.  Along the way it sheds light on the frightening and darkly comic resemblances between our modern financial system and the rigged tavern games of chance where John Law gained and lost his first fortune.

A diverse ensemble of 8 actors play more than 40 roles to bring the turbulent world of John Law vibrantly to life.  The role of John Law is played by Greg Carere (who won praise from the NY TimesStagelight and others for his leading role in 3-Legged Dog’s Downtown Loop in 2013 and whose recent credits include If You Can Get To Buffalo at Incubator Arts and Wide-Eyed Productions’ Dead Special Crabs).  The cast also includes Stephen James Anthony (War Horse at Lincoln Center and Dreamscape’s In Fields Where They Lay), Daryl Lathon (The Honeycomb Trilogy, Red Bull’s Revenger’s Tragedy & Dead Reckoning), Sara Thigpen (The Honeycomb Trilogy), Mackenzie Knapp, Fernando Gonzalez (The Odyssey Project at Invisible Dog Arts Center), Rosie Sowa (Dreamscape’s Whale Song or Learning to Live With Mobyphobia), and Aurea Tomeski (Tapefaces at ArsNova).

Playwright Matt Herzfeld has this to say about the inspiration behind the play: “When I first started reading about John Law, I was amazed by his complexities and contradictions and the scope of his life journey.  The play’s title is The Improbable Fall, Rise, and Fall of John Law because his life was like a roller coaster. I can’t think of anyone else in history who went from jail cell to celebrated national hero to detested con-man within such a short time.  John’s story speaks directly to so many issues we still face today: the volatility of the market, the foundation of our international banking system, the (often terrifying) relationship between probability and financial security.  It’s also a play about income inequality, the role of the state in preserving the public good, and the difficulties of bringing political change.”

MANIFEST DESTINY  | Open: 03/05/15 Close: 03/21/15
IRT & Frances Black Projects present
MANIFEST DESTINY 
A new comedy by Aitor Basauri, Lucas Caleb Rooney and Zack Fine
Performed by Lucas Caleb Rooney* and Zack Fine*
Directed by Aitor Basauri

Choreography by Caroline Fermin
Puppets by Annie Worden
Production Coordinator Christopher Tramantana
Stage Manager Natalie King

Have you ever wanted to be a better person? Or perhaps more kind and honest? Sensitive, courageous and creative? Or are you ashamed of what your life has become and want more meaning? Lucas Caleb Rooney and Zack Fine - actors, artists and humanitarians - wanted those things once too, and so they went out and found the answers. They're going to share the answers with you. So don't wait any longer. Come grab fate by the balls. No guts no glory. No retreat no surrender. No Carpe no Diem.

Equity approved showcase.
*these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Manifest Destiny was produced, in part, through Kori Rushton and the IRT 3B Development Series (irttheater.org).


About the Company: Frances Black Projects

Frances Black Projects exists to create small, spirited and unconventional theatrical experiences produced with a personal touch. We nurture, encourage and produce theatrical artists who are playing in the world of comedy, clown and commedia dell arte and who are challenging the relationship between audiences and performers. We create theatrical events that bring people together to celebrate shared interests. We believe love, laughter and offline human connection can heal the world, one heart and one experience at a time. 

IRT Theater- Westside Experiment - Summer 2014  | Open: 07/07/14 Close: 07/07/14
Westside Experiment
Young Actor's Laboratory

For Grades 6-12
July 7-19, 2014 (Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-3pm
Performances: Sat. July 19, 2014

Tuition: $600 per session (payable in cash or check)
Tuition assistance available for qualified applicants.
NO CANCELLATIONS

Check should be sent to: IRT Theater 154
Christopher st. 3B NY, NY 10014
Credit Card price: $621.99

Contact IRT: 212-206-6875
we@irttheater.org

Since 2007, IRT Theater has made a mission of hosting radically affordable, full-immersion development residences for emerging and established artists. An offshoot of IRT's 3B Development Series, the Westside Experiment offers students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residency at IRT. Students will explore and learn physical acting technique, movement, voice, and moment-to-moment acting choices.

No prior acting experience necessary. Artists of all disciplines encouraged to apply. Bring an open mind and have it blown away!

About Resident Company
Vampire Cowboys is an OBIE Award winning "geek theatre" company that creates and produces new works of theatre based in action/adventure and dark comedy with a comic book aesthetic. The company actively pursues the mating of different genres with varied theatrical styles to create an eclectic structure to tell its stories. The company aims to bridge the gap between mass media entertainment and the performing arts, exposing the community to challenging, thought-provoking live entertainment rooted in today's pop-culture vernacular.

Lead Teaching Artist
Qui Nguyen (Co-Artistic Director/Co-Founder)
Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys. His scripts include the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G; Soul Samurai; Alice in Slasherland; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel; Living Dead in Denmark;Stained Glass Ugly; A Beginner's Guide to Deicide; and Vampire Cowboy Trilogy. Other scripts include She Kills Monsters (The Flea); Bike Wreck (Ensemble Studio Theatre; Metropolitan Playhouse); Aliens Versus Cheerleaders (Keen Teens); Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theater/Queens Theatre in the Park); and Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players). His plays are published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing, and Playscripts.com.

Additionally, Qui is an award-winning fight director who has worked extensively as an instructor & choreographer for such places as Columbia University, LAByrinth Theater, Ma-Yi Theater, Long Wharf, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Public, HERE Arts Center, and many others.

Honors include a 2013 Andrew W Mellon Playwright Residency with Mixed Blood Theatre; 2012 & 2009 GLAAD Award nominations (She Kills Monsters & Soul Samurai); 2012 ITBA Patrick Lee Award & 2010 ITBA Award nomination (She Kills Monster & Alice in Slasherland); 2008 & 2006 NY Innovative Theatre Awards nominations for Best Production (Fight Girl Battle World & Living Dead in Denmark); 2007 ComicCritique.com's Best Adaptation of Comics into Other Media (Men of Steel); The New Dramatists Playwriting Fellowship, NYTheatre.com's 2004 People of the Year, featured as a "Playwright to Watch" by TIMEOUT NEW YORK, 2008 Innovative Theatre Award for Best Choreographer and nominations in the same category for 2007 & 2005.
Qui is a proud member of New Dramatists, The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Playwrights Center, and an advanced actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. He is currently serves as a Playwright-in-Residence for Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.

He is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.
For more info on Qui, check out his website at quinguyen.com


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Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman  | Open: 05/28/14 Close: 06/08/14
In Residence at IRT Theater: May 20- June 9 2014

Accidents Waiting to Happen tells the story of Ernesto a teenager who works at a supermarket near you. He tries to prepare himself for fatherhood while his pregnant teenage girlfriend, Eunice, demands his emotional availability and Bryers Ice Cream (her parents won't help con nada -"You break it, you buy it"). When Ernesto enters into a risky arrangement with a male customer, things become explosive.

WORKSHOP PERFORMANCES:

Wed May 28 at 8pm
Thurs May 29 at 8pm
Fri May 30 at 8pm
Sat May 31 at 8pm
Sun June 1 at 8pm
Wed June 4 at 8pm
Thurs June 5 at 8pm
Fri June 6 at 8pm
Sat June 7 at 8pm
Sun June 8 at 8pm

LENGTH OF SHOW:90 MIN.
PRICE:$15.00
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Produced by Stable Cable Lab co
Written by Jonathan Libman
Directed by Stephanie Yankwitt

Jonathan Libman (playwright) is a playwright and director born and raised near Penn Station in New York City. His plays include ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN, PLEASE LEAVE THE LIGHT ON (Seven Devils Playwriting Conference Finalist), THE METRO SECTION, THE MEN UPSTAIRS, LIFE DRAWING AND THE HUMAN BODY, SELF-GENERATED FRICTION, and many more one acts and short plays. Jonathan's work has been performed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New Dramatists, The Actors Studio, Provincetown Playhouse, Cherry Lane, The Medicine Show, and The Slipper Room. An excerpt of his full-length play PLEASE LEAVE THE LIGHT ON was presented in Barefoot Theatre Company's ROCKAWAY, a collection of plays to benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims. It featured Craig "muMs" Grant, Arthur Kriklivy, Amelia Campbell-Arkin, and was presented alongside some of New York's City's best playwrights including Stephen Adly Guirgis, Jose Rivera, Lyle Kessler, Jesse Eisenberg, and many more. Jonathan is a member of the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit, was a participant of The 24 Seven Lab, and has been a Resident Playwright at Stable Cable Lab Co., Barefoot Theater Company, and currently, the Dramatic Question Theater. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program. www.jonathanlibman.com

Stephanie Yankwitt (director) is a Director, Casting Director and New York City based Professor with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts at the Stella Adler Studio.Past directing projects include THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL by Horton Foote and ROUNDING THIRD by Richard Dresser, both at the Hangar Theatre, OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET by Stephen Adly Guirgis (North Carolina premiere), and the premieres of THIS IS A COWBOY POEM MY DADDY TAUGHT ME by Katie Bender (Abingdon Theatre Company/Cardinal Group Prods), and LETTERS TO THE END OF THE WORLD by Anton Dudley at Stella Adler Studio. In addition, Stephanie has served as Associate Director on Broadway of the world premiere of NOVEMBER and the most recent revival of AMERICAN BUFFALO, both by David Mamet, THE RECEPTIONIST by Adam Bock (MTC), and ALL THAT I WILL EVER BE by Alan Ball (NYTW). Stephanie has directed multiple children's shows including the National Tour of NATE THE GREAT for Theatreworks USA, and IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE for the Hangar Theatre's nationally recognized Theatre for Young Audience program called KIDDStuff. As a Casting Director, Stephanie has worked with the extraordinary talents of Tara Rubin and Bernie Telsey on projects that currently include: HAMLET at Yale Rep Theatre starring Paul Giamatti, THE HEIRESS on Broadway starring Jessica Chastain & David Strathairn, and the upcoming Broadway premiere of A TIME TO KILL based on the John Grisham novel. Past casting credits include the films ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, RENT, THEN SHE FOUND ME, DAN IN REAL LIFE, LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS and the Broadway revivals of THREE DAYS OF RAIN, THE ODD COUPLE, and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. Stephanie is on the advisory board of Paper Lantern Theatre Company, in Greensboro, NC.


Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


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Man and Coconut  | Open: 04/29/14 Close: 05/04/14
IN RESIDENCE AT IRT THEATER: April 22- May 5 2014

A Man lives on a dangerous, desolate beach with his Coconut wife. Existing on the margins of civilization, both Man and Coconut experience excruciating physical and psychological pain. When Coconut rots, the Man is discovered and pulled back to civilization. A faceless office worker named Melissa, attracted to the Man's raw agony, pushes both to the brink of disaster and deliverance.

PERFORMANCES:
Tuesday, April 29th, 8pm
Wednesday, April 30th, 8pm
Thursday, May 1st, 8pm
Friday, May 2nd, 8pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 8pm
Sunday, May 4th, 2pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes
PRICE:
$13.oo

At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Margot Bordelon (Director) is a freelance director based in New York City. She recently graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in theater directing. Work at YSD includes Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman, Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill, This. by Mary Laws; The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman; Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra; A Duck On A Bike by Amelia Roper; and Game Room by Justin Taylor. She moved to the East Coast after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, where she conceived and directed We Live Here; Lies & Liars; and Yes, This Really Happened to Me(all with Cassy Sanders). Margot spent four seasons working at Lookingglass Theatre, where she served as Literary Manager and Company Dramaturg.

In Chicago she also worked for Collaboration, Timeline, Pavement Group, Live Bait, Around the Coyote, Bailiwick, Hell in a Handbag, and Steppenwolf Theatre where she assistant directed for both Tina Landau and Austin Pendleton. She spent three years as a storyteller for 2nd Story, and her autobiographical work has been seen numerous times on the Victory Gardens stage, including her one-woman show You Are Here.

She most recently directed Philip Dawkins' Failure: A Love Story at her BFA alma mater Cornish College of the Arts. Upcoming projects include a new work by Mallery Avidon for Target Margin's Lab Series.

Rachel Hutt (Co-Producer/Dramaturg) is the Artistic Programs Administrator at New Dramatists. She graduated with her MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. She has worked as a production dramaturg at American Repertory Theater and Portland Stage Company and in the literary office at Florida Studio Theatre. Rachel Hutt has also worked with Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, New Georges, Dixon Place, Aspen Music Festival and School, and MASS MoCA in a variety of positions. Her writing and editing can be found on the Moscow Art Theatre website and American Theatre magazine.

Jessica Lewis (Co-producer/Playwright) developed her short plays Woman Connected to Button and Cashing In at Intar Theatre, created Those___Daughters for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival and presented work at Truffle Theatre Company and St. Francisville Transitory Theatre. She recently received the Rita and Burton Goldberg Play Award for What I Learned About Myself Secondhand, which explores multi-cultural identity and what it means to be "white". She graduated from NYU's MFA program in Dramatic Writing.

Blaze Ferrer (Stage Manager) is a Brooklyn-based performance maker. He has directed and choreographed pieces for AUNTS, Exquisite Corpse Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Pencil Productions. Blaze has formerly interned at New Dramatists and The New Group. He has also stage managed and assisted on productions with The New Group, NYCFringe, and the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival.

Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


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Sanguine Theatre Company- Wild by Crystal Skillman  | Open: 03/13/14 Close: 04/06/14
IN RESIDENCE at IRT THEATER: March 4- April 7 2014

Peter and Bobby graduated from Northwestern together, live together, work together, sleep together. But when one of them cheats with a woman, they dive into a world of wild sexual affairs that threaten what they once had. But through this cycle of destruction and repair, will they find a different kind of love?

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday- Sunday March 13- April 6
TIMES:
8pm Th-Sat, 3pm Sun.
LENGTH OF SHOW: 2 hrs.
PRICE:$15 online, $18 at the door
AT IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Crystal Skillman (Playwright) - Crystal Skillman is the award-winning author of Cut (The Management in Spring 2011, New York Times critic's pick); Vigil, or The Guided Cradle (ITG/Brick, 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Full-Length Script); and Birthday & Nobody (directed by Daniel Talbott for Rising Phoenix Rep in NYC, U.K Premiere with Kibbo Productions, Chicago at The Side Project).

Evan F. Caccioppoli (Director) - Evan F. Caccioppoli received a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA in Educational Theatre at NYU. He also studied at The Poor School in London, England, and performed at the International Theatre Festival in Varna, Bulgaria. Evan is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, and associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.


Jillian Robertson (Artistic Director)
Karly Fischer (Executive Producer)
Anna Fearheiley (Associate Producer)

See below for feedback on the 2012 Chicago premiere of Wild:

"Skillman and director Evan Caccioppoli get two things exactly right: (1) the special ring of hell that is living with someone you've broken up with and (2) the fact that long-term love is more than anything an act of determination."
-- Time Out Chicago

"Playwright Crystal Skillman shows her talent for storytelling ...Wild is quite funny, honest, sexy and entertaining."
-- Chicago Critic

Photo by:Sophia Nahli


Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


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Wilde -- NY Premiere  | Open: 03/12/14 Close: 04/06/14
Sanguine Theatre Company brings Wild, Crystal Skillman's incisive play about love and longing, to New York after a successful run in Chicago.

Peter and Bobby graduated from Northwestern together, live together, work together and sleep together. But when on of them cheats with a woman, they dive into a world of wild sexual affairs that threaten what they once had. Set on a beach on Lake Michigan, Wild is a savagely funny Chicago story of desperate love.

When Wild premiered in Chicago, Time Out Chicago raved that “(Crystal) Skillman and Evan Caccioppoli get two things right: (1) the special ring of hell that is living with someone you’ve broken up with and (2) the fact that long-term love is more than anything an act of determination.” Centerstage added, “Not only is Skillman’s script filled with conflict, interesting characters and stark sexuality, but Caccioppoli’s direction allows it all to play out naturally."

The cast includes Jeff Ronan (These Seven Sicknesses, Flea Theater), Hunter Canning (Broadway: War Horse), Joshua Levine (Channeling Kevin Spacey, St. Luke’s), Diana Stahl (The Boat in the Tiger Suit, Brick Theater), Lyonel Reneau (US Tour: Shrek The Musical) and David Armanino (This Property Is Condemned, Dorothy Strelsin Theatre).

The creative team includes Jonathan Cottle (sets/lights), Holly Rihn (costumes), Grant Jefferson (sound), Jesse Geguzis (fight choreographer), Christopher Fitzer (resident creative), Jillian Robertson (producer), Karly Fischer (producer) and Anna Fearheiley (producer). The production stage manager is Lauren Stern.

The Gin Baby  | Open: 01/19/14 Close: 02/02/14
Mermaid Sand Productions and Kid Brooklyn Productions present the world premiere of THE GIN BABY.

No longer able to self-medicate with alcohol and in a desperate search for escape, a young woman finds herself standing on the edge of the 1 train subway platform.  She faces the train as it roars into the station, and then faces the consequences as she commits herself to a psych ward in one last attempt to commit to herself.

Skyko Amos (Mamma Mia tour), Charlotte Graham (Camelot, Trinity Rep), Maxwell Hamilton (Slipping, Rattlestick West, Los Angeles), Lesley Shires (Happy Birthday, TACT), Chris Stack (Killers & Other Family, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Jenny Seastone Stern (North Atlantic, Wooster Group), and Jelena Stupljanin (Film: Cirkus Columbia, director Denis Tanovic) will star in the searing drama.

The production team includes Evan Caccioppoli (producer/Kid Brooklyn Productions), Addie Johnson-Talbott (producer), John McDermott (scenic design), Tristan Raines (costume design), Kia Rogers (lighting design), Janie Bullard (sound design), Kaitlyn Pietras (video and projection design) and Jack Doulin, CSA (casting director). 


About the Company: Kid Brooklyn Productions

 

Kid Brooklyn Productions’ mission is to create theatrical work that is unique, thought provoking, fearless, relevant, provocative, entertaining, raw, humorous, and honest. We want to create theatre that explores every aspect of the human experience light and dark, heartbreaking and joyful, beautiful and broken. We want to challenge ourselves as artists and break our boundaries in the stories we tell on stage.

The Gin Baby  | Open: 01/19/14 Close: 02/02/14
In Residence at IRT Theater:
No longer able to self-medicate with alcohol and in a desperate search for escape, a young woman finds herself standing on the edge of the 1 subway platform. She faces the train as it roars into the station, and then faces the consequences as she commits herself to a psych ward in one last attempt to commit to herself.

PREVIEW:
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014
PERFORMANCES:
Opening: Monday, Jan 20, 2014
Wed Jan 22- Sun Jan 26, 2014
Wed Jan 29 - Sun Feb 2, 2014
TIMES:
8:00pm
LENGTH OF SHOW: 85 minutes
PRICE
General: $18
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Written by Sarah Shaefer
Directed by Daniel Talbott

Cast List:
Shyko Amos, Charlotte Graham*, Maxwell Hamilton, Jenny Seastone Stern*, Lesley Shires*, Chris Stack*, Jelena Stupljanin*.
*Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity Associtation.

Produced by Evan Caccioppoli for Kid Brooklyn and Addie Johnson-Talbott
Casting by Jack Doulin, CSA
Set Design by John McDermott
Costume Design by Tristan Raines
Lighting Design by Kia Rogers
Sound Design by Janie Bullard
Projections by Kaitlyn Pietras
Publicity by Lanie Zipoy

Sarah Shaefer (playwright) Sarah's plays have been produced and/or developed by Kid Brooklyn Productions, Rising Phoenix Rep, Caps Lock Theatre, ESPA at Primary Stages, Fresh Produce'd, the Core Ensemble at the Barrow Group, HB Studios, New River Dramatists. The Gin Baby was developed through the generous support of Kid Brooklyn Productions, Mermaid Sand Productions, Caps Lock Theatre as well as Fresh Produced and The Glass Eye. She is currently working on a commission from Kid Brooklyn Productions, All's Well That Ends Happy, which will be produced later in 2014 and directed by Evan Caccioppoli. She has another commission from Rising Phoenix Rep to write a play for their Cino Nights series. She just finished working out West with the Kid Brooklyn and Rising Phoenix Rep gang on The Beach Plays, where she and four other playwrights were commissioned to write site-specifically for Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Daniel Talbott (director) is an actor, director, playwright, producer, literary manager of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and is the artistic director of the Lucille Lortel and NYIT Award-winning Rising Phoenix Rep. Recent directing work includes Scarcity (Rattlestick), Mike and Seth (Encore), Slipping (Rattlestick), AZAK (Rattlestick/Encore), Lake Water (Neighborhood Productions), Eightythree Down (Hard Sparks), Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang), Squealer (Lesser America), and The Umbrella Plays (the teacup company/FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award: Outstanding Play). His plays include Slipping (The Side Project, Rattlestick), Yosemite (Rattlestick), AZAK (Encore/Rattlestick), What Happened When (RPR/HERE), Someone Brought Me (Quince Productions), and Mike and Seth (Quince, Encore, upcoming at The Side Project). He is a graduate of Juilliard and of Solano College Theatre's ATP, and teaches at Primary Stages/ESPA.

Kid Brooklyn Productions (Producer) Kid Brooklyn Productions' mission is to create theatrical work that is unique, thought provoking, fearless, relevant, provocative, entertaining, raw, humorous, and honest. We want to create theatre that explores every aspect of the human experience light and dark, heartbreaking and joyful, beautiful and broken. We want to challenge ourselves as artists and break our boundaries in the stories we tell on stage. Past productions include the American Premiere of Unbroken by Alexandra Wood, the World Premiere of WILD by Crystal Skillman, The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, and The Beach Plays: San Francisco (co-production with Rising Phoenix Rep). Upcoming projects included the World Premiere of All's Well That Ends Happy by Sarah Shaefer.www.kidbrooklynproductions.org

Artistic Director Evan F. Caccioppoli created Kid Brooklyn Productions with the hope of creating fearless and honest theatre that explores every aspect of the human experience. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York the name Kid Brooklyn comes from a love for where it all began and the joy of looking at things with a kid's eyes, always fresh and new. He is a director, producer, deviser, developer of new work, teacher, and sometimes actor. Evan is a very proud company member of Rising Phoenix Rep, where he luckily gets to work with his mentors Daniel and Addie Talbott. He is very excited to share Sarah's beautiful play with New York audiences!

Addie Johnson Talbott (Producer) most recently appeared in The Beach Plays (Rising Phoenix Rep/Kid Brooklyn), Follow by Crystal Skillman (Balancin' Productions), Three Sisters by Daniel Reitz and The Telling by Crystal Skillman (Rising Phoenix Rep), Slay the Dragon by Victor Lodato (O'Neill), and Late: A Cowboy Song by Sarah Ruhl (Clubbed Thumb). She is an artistic associate of Rising Phoenix Rep, with whom she has produced numerous plays Off-Broadway and in the Indie Theatre, most recently the Lucille Lortel Award-winning All the Rage by Martin Moran, as well as the ongoing Cino Nights series. Addie is an associate theater editor of The Brooklyn Rail, a member of the acting company for the MCC Theater Playwrights' Coalition, and has worked as a literary assistant at NYTW and a writing/research assistant to John Guare.

Mermaid Sand Productions (Producer) This is Mermaid Sand Productions' inaugural production. The company strives to support creativity, one play at a time. Sarah Shaefer is the artistic director.


Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


Arts.Performance

Hip and Darkling  | Open: 12/21/13 Close: 01/12/14
In Residence at IRT Theater:

Darkling, written and performed by Kim Katzberg

In DARKLING, it's 1987, and thirteen-year-old Trinity is obsessed with three things: goth figurines, losing her virginity and being just like her troubled older sister. When her sister commits a daring escape from a boarding school for wayward girls, Trinity must decide whether to follow her into fantasy and madness, or remain in the affluent suburban world that drained her mother's soul. Could there be another choice? A one-girl show about growing up without giving up.

Hip, written and performed by Nora Woolley

HIP is set in the early aughts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, ground zero for the modern hipster movement. Wythe, a struggling musician, is convinced his songs have been co-opted by the increasingly popular buzz-band, The Strokes. His single-minded quest for fame is diverted by three women who are also longing for their own brand of recognition. In an increasingly self-aggrandizing community, Wythe must decide what is lasting and what is simply--hip. A story for anyone who has ever wanted it so bad, they could practically fake it.

PERFORMANCES:
Dec. 21 2pm, 7pm
Dec. 22 2pm, 7pm
Jan. 3 7pm
Jan. 4 2pm, 7pm
Jan. 5 2pm
Jan. 8 8pm
Jan. 9 8pm
Jan. 10 8pm
Jan. 11 2pm, 8pm
Jan. 12 2pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes
PRICE:
$12.00 online
$15.00 door

At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Kim Katzberg (writer/performer) is a NYC based actor and writer. Of her breakout solo show, The New York Times wrote, "Penetrating the Space has a glowing, vulnerable, haunting center." Penetrating the Space was nominated for two 2012 NYIT Awards and ran at HERE Arts Center in repertory with Tom X. Chao's Callous Cad. Prior to that, Penetrating was developed at Dixon Place through two engagements: as an official selection of the 2010 HOT! Festival and in a featured run as a 2010 Artist-In-Residence. Katzberg performed excerpts from her solo show Darkling in CATCH Performance Series at The Bushwick Starr. Most recently she performed a work-in-progress version of Darkling on July 5th and 6th, 2013 at IRT Theater as a 3B Development Series Artist-In-Residence. Off-Broadway productions include Alison in Richard and Anne directed by Anthony Nelson at the Arclight Theatre and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet directed by Tony Speciale at Classic Stage Company. Katzberg holds a BFA in Theater, NYU/Experimental Theatre Wing and a MFA in Acting, Columbia University. Kim Katzberg is also a drama teacher at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. www.kimkatzberg.com

Nora Woolley (writer/performer) is a NYC based actor and writer. Recent Off-Broadway theatre credits include A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians (Abrons Arts Center); Automotive (PS 122); Charlie Victor Romeo (3LD, Collective:Unconscious, touring company); A Bicycle Country (Public Theater). Regionally Nora has performed at American Repertory Theatre, Studio Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the Theatre Alliance, where she earned the Washington DC Audience Award for her portrayal of Vivian in of a Mass for St.Vivian. Nora's original work includes Selling Splitsville, directed by Raquel Cion (PS 122, Boston Women in Comedy Festival); Are We There Yet? (Singapore International Theatre Festival);Courtesy Works (HERE); "Les Petites Tristesses (The Little Sadnesses)", a series of monologues shot as short films, directed by her brother, producer George Woolley. TV: "First Cut" (NBC). Film: "Charlie Victor Romeo" (2013 premiere Sundance Film Festival, commercial release/premiere at Film Forum, NYC, January 2014); "Chase Me" (2009 premier San Francisco Film Festival). Currently Nora is a teaching apprentice under esteemed actress/ teacher, Erica Fae at the Yale Graduate Acting program. Nora holds a Certificate in Shakespeare Performance from RADA and a BFA in Theater, NYU/Experimental Theater Wing, where she received the Studio Award for Excellence in Acting. www.norawoolley.com

Raquel Cion (director) Recent projects include: Gilding the Lonely (writer/performer)Joe's Pub, Dixon Place; Kim Katzberg'sDarkling (director)IRT Theater, CATCH Performance Series at the Bushwick Starr; Cou-Cou Bijoux Pour Vous(Writer/Performer)Galapagos Art Space, Dixon Place; Lysistrata, La MaMa, Etc.; with Andrea Kleine Dance and Performance: Rationality (A Virtual Performance) and Memoir, LMCC Swing Space; Nora Woolley and Christine Witmer'sSelling Splitsville (director)PS 122, Boston Women in Comedy Festival; Lisa Ramirez's Exit Cuckoo (associate director), The Working Theater; Art Of Memory, Company SoGoNO, 3LD Art and Technology Center; Fête (writer/performer), Midtown International Theatre Festival. Recognition for her work includes a Dramalogue Award for Charles Mee Jr.'s Orestes, as well as a Bay Area Theatre Critic's Circle Award for the interdisciplinary work Bake Sale with the Bay Area theatre company, The Fifth Floor. She received her BFA from New York University's Experimental Theater Wing, Tisch School of the Arts and holds a Master's in Library and Information Science from Queens College. Raquel performs monthly in the Obie Award winning The Secret City with The Secret City Singers. www.raquelcion.com

Media Quotes or Related Commentary:

"With Darkling Kim Katzberg has created yet another fascinating, artistic, and utterly entertaining showpiece, tailor-made for the adventurous theater goer who revels in daringly unique performances -- and in this case, one that could be said to be "beyond the beyond."
--Culture Catch

"Katzberg's humor comes from a decidedly visceral place."
--THEATERMANIA

"Penetrating the Space has a glowing, vulnerable, haunting center."
--NY TIMES (Katzberg's previous show)

"Actress Nora Woolley has a good handle on Vivian's theatricality and deceptive double thrust, delivering the character's laid-back act and subtle aggressiveness with a cunning, blissed-out grin"
--Washington Post


Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


Arts.Performance

Death For Sydney Black  | Open: 12/01/13 Close: 12/15/13
 A darkly familiar and subversive take on the 'teen comedy' trope, as characters sing, rap, and enact various versions of a timeless story: the unpopular girl becomes popular, high-school cliques torn asunder, and revenge is exacted. Find out if this uncensored 21st century fairy tale has a happy ending!


Featuring Allison Buck, Beth Hoyt, Emily Kratter, Maddie Jo Landers, Danielle Slavick, and Natalie Woolams-Torres.


With scenic design by Jason Simms, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Seth Reiser and sound design by David Lawson. Amber Mathis is the production stage manager.


Animals Commit Suicide  | Open: 12/01/13 Close: 12/15/13
 


Chance Stevens has a high-end job, classic good looks, and the attention of anyone he wants in the NYC gay scene. Yet something is missing in his life that he cannot live without. He embarks on a dangerous journey of self-discovery only to find the very best and the very worst of a new community of which he so desperately wants to be a part.

FEATURING:  Charles A Callaghan, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Nic Grelli, and Kyle Metzger.

Scenic Designer: JASON SIMMS
Lighting Designer: SETH REISER
Sound Designer: DAVID LAWSON
Costume Designer: STEPHANIE LEVIN
Stage Manager: BECCA PICKETT

Sexless In The Boroughs  | Open: 10/25/13 Close: 11/03/13
 In a world where sex sells, this old virgin ain't buying. From Texas to New York City and beyond, Colleen O'Connor tells the true story of the most mythical creature: the 26 year old virgin. From being a homeless men-magnet to a string of less-than-desirable dating dregs, she transposes tales from her acclaimed blog Sexless In The Boroughs to the stage, facing her chronic virginity with humanity and humor, and giving voice to one of our generation's most taboo subjects. 


About the Company: Terranova Collective

TERRANOVA COLLECTIVE is a vibrant playground for artists devoted to innovative new and original theatrical works. Its multi-layered development process, solo arts festivals, and productions serve to nurture and liberate New York City.

terraNOVA Collective Presents The Sister Rosettas  | Open: 09/13/13 Close: 09/27/13
In Residence at IRT Theater:

A revival of the rock/pop-punk/cabaret music of world touring, from Athens to Georgia, MING DYNASTY last seen on City Stages in 2009 alongside Diana Ross, Ben Harper, and Al Green. Miranda and Oh call this new collaboration THE SISTER ROSETTAS featuring Diana Oh on lead vocals. With Special Opening Guest Appearances by: Hip Hop Artist, Anonymous {And.On.I.Must} (9/13); Comedian, Jes Tom (9/20); Actor, Lauren Hennessy (9/27)

Scheduled Performances:
Friday, September 13 9:30PM
Friday, September 20 9:30PM
Friday, September 27 9:30PM

Length of show: 70 minutes

Price:
$20 Pre-sale
$25 Door

At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Lead Vocals: Diana Oh
Vocals/Lead Guitar: Eric Miranda
Vocals/Guitar: Kole Smith
Vocals/Percussion: Matt Harrington
Bass: Philippe Arman
Creative Director: Jessi D. Hill
Photo Credit: Tessa Beligue

BIOS:

Diana Oh (Lead Vocals): Last seen in Diana Oh is GOING ROGUE, the solo show (extended sold out run, terraNOVA Collective's soloNOVA 2013), Frankenstein Upstairs (Gideon Productions), Lysistrata Rape Play, Magic Trick, The Foreplay Play, (Caps Lock Theatre), Interference (LAByrinth), P.S. Jones and the Frozen City (terraNOVA Collective). MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writng (Elphaba Thropp Fellow). National Theater Institute Alum. As a musician, lyricist, and songwriter, her work has been featured at Lincoln Center, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, the Bad Boyz II soundtrack. Leads Filling the Well Artist's Retreats. www.dianaoh.com , www.fillingthewell.org

Eric Miranda (Vocals/Lead Guitar): has sung and played guitar with Rick Derringer and Rainbow's Joe Lynn Turner, played bluegrass with Boo Reiners in the Demolition String Band, written and performed with Jesse Malin and Francis Dunnery, and been on stage with the Counting Crows and Ryan Adams, who called Miranda's The Plums, his favorite band. He's played punk, power pop, rock and bluegrass, drums, bass and guitar and was also the vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and drummer for Ming Dynasty before the band dispersed in 2009.

Jessi D. Hill: is Associate Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective in NYC where she curates the Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. Recent and upcoming directing projects include work at The Public/Joe's Pub, New York Theatre Workshop, Women's Project, Primary Stages, The New Group, Dixon Place, New Dramatists, The Lark, The Playwrights Realm, The Playwrights Center, Chicago Dramatists, New Georges, Ensemble Studio Theatre and others. She has been a guest director in professional training programs at Yale School of Drama, Fordham University, Long Island University, Powerhouse/NY Stage & Film, NYU/Tisch, NYU/Atlantic, NYU/Strasberg Institute of Theatre and Film, NYU/Playwrights Horizons, Hunter College and others. MFA: Yale. www.jessidhill.com
Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


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IRT Theater- Westside Experiment - Summer 2013  | Open: 07/08/13 Close: 07/22/13
Westside Experiment
Young Actor's Laboratory

For Grades 6-12
Session 1: July 8-21, 2013 (Mon-Fri)
Session 2: July 22-Aug.5, 2013 (Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-3pm
Performances: Sun. July 21, 2013 and Sun. Aug. 4 2013

Tuition: $600 per person (payable in cash or check)
Tuition assistance available for qualified applicants.

Check should be sent to: IRT Theater 154
Christopher st. 3B NY, NY 10014
Credit Card price: $621.99

Contact IRT: 212-206-6875
we@irttheater.org

Since 2007, IRT Theater has made a mission of hosting radically affordable, full-immersion development residences for emerging and established artists. An offshoot of IRT's 3B Development Series, the Westside Experiment will offer students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residency at IRT. Students will explore and learn physical acting technique, movement, voice, and moment-to-moment acting choices.

No prior acting experience necessary. Visual artists of all disciplines encouraged to apply. Bring an open mind and have it blown away!

Lead instructor Kourtney Rutherford is a member of Big Dance Theater, and enjoyed performing in a recent critically acclaimed production of Sibyl Kempson's Ich, Kurbisgeist, in addition to rave reviews in their Bessie Award winning production of Comme Toujours Here I Stand, which has appeared in throughout France and in New York at The Kitchen, CUNY, The New Museum, and New York Live Arts in May of 2012. Kourtney also works with the groups Witness Relocation, Radiohole, and Half Straddle. As a theater educator, she has taught at Playwright Horizons Theater School, Edward R. Murrow High School, and served as a teaching artist at University Settlement. Kourtney currently teaches English and theater arts at The High School for Arts, Imagination, and Inquiry, which is in partnership with Lincoln Center Institute.

Teaching Company in Residency: TBD


Arts.Theatre

Solonova Arts Festival  | Open: 05/23/13 Close: 06/03/13
 10TH Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival, the award-winning and longest-running solo performance festival in New York City


About the Company: Terranova Collective

TERRANOVA COLLECTIVE is a vibrant playground for artists devoted to innovative new and original theatrical works. Its multi-layered development process, solo arts festivals, and productions serve to nurture and liberate New York City.

SeXcurity  | Open: 05/04/13 Close: 05/06/13
In Residence at IRT Theater: Yuval Boim and Darren Katz April 23- May 6 2013

New York City screenwriter Daniel can't stand the sight of himself. He hasn't been able to write in months, his boyfriend Thomas might have to return to Germany because of visa problems, and spending hours online doing film-research on bareback sex is getting him nowhere. To help out with Thomas' visa fees Daniel takes a job with his family's Israeli security company in New Jersey, where he is forced to confront his father's definitive and stifling views on Jewish survival. But when a corporate takeover threatens to rob Daniel's father of his life's work Daniel must reckon with his own narrative about what it means to be safe. Fusing virtuosic object manipulation, sweeping cinematic storytelling, and a hypnotic score SeXcurity is a boldly physical and provocative investigation into the conundrum of identity.

Performances:
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 7 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 7 PM
Monday, May 6, 21013 at 4 PM and 8 PM
Ticket Price:
FREE
Location: IRT Theater, 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
Running time: 75 min.

"Surprisingly original and exhilarating. Nothing like anything I have ever seen on stage before. Yuval is a master at fusing rusty-edged stories of heart, soul, sex, love and family with extraordinary physical body expressionWe were riveted!"|
-Kathy Najimy

"A surge of vitality"
-David Rooney, Variety

"Charming"
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"MagicalBoim delves beneath the surface of human experience."
-Chloe Veltman, SF weekly

Yuval Boim (writer/performer) has appeared off-Broadway in Mike Leigh's TWO THOUSAND YEARS (The New Group), PAPER DOLLS (Public Theater, workshop) and Professor Bernhardi (Marvell Rep). Other New York credits include New York Theatre Workshop, Culture Project, The Lark, IRT Theater (Anna Ziegler's MAP OF BROKEN GLASS), Abingdon Theatre, FringeNYC (Bixby Elliots' PN1923.45 LS01 volume 2: the book play), Henson PATCH, Abrons Arts Center, Kumble Theatre, The Brick (New York Clown Theatre Festival), HB Playwrights Theater (Bill Quigley's NOW BOARDING), Westbeth, WaxFactory (international tour). Regional theatre credits include THE PILLOWMAN and WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS at George Street Playhouse; Huntington Theatre, Premiere Stages, Traveling Jewish Theatre, EXIT, Adirondack Theatre Festival and Forrestburgh Playhouse. TV/Film: "Law and Order: SVU", "All My Children", Center of the Universe (LOGO), the award-winning Abbie Cancelled (Sundance), and the upcoming film Are We Officially Dating (starring Zac Effron). Original work includes SYMPHONY OF FROGS (collaboration with Mugwumpin and renowned cellist Claudio Bohorquez), which was commissioned by Bebersee Festival in Germany following an artist residency in Lasserre-de-Prouille, France. He holds a BFA in Acting from Boston University College of Fine Arts and an MFA in Lecoq-Based Actor Created Physical Theatre from London International School of Performing Arts. He is on faculty at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts. More at www.yuvalboim.com

Darren Katz (director) is currently Resident Director for THE LION KING on Broadway. He has developed and directed original plays, including YOU SAY TOMATO I SAY SHUT UP by Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn (Orin Wolf/OBB, Producer), and I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER by Jenny Allen (co-directed by James Lapine; New York Theatre Workshop, Producer). Current new projects in development include LIFT UP YOUR SKIRT, written and performed by Kathy Najimy; ELEANOR & HICK by Tom Wilson Weinberg and Peggy Stafford (starring Lea Delaria, Cady Huffman and Mary Testa); and ODI by Beppe Savoni (Caroline Pecoste, Producer). Other directing credits include THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (second National Tour), HAPPY SUNSHINE KUNG FU FLOWER (The Zipper Factory), and the development of original shows at Pace University and NYU/Strasberg Studios.

Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.


Arts.Performance

The Chess Lesson an Ionescoan God of Carnage  | Open: 01/03/13 Close: 01/27/13
Four strangers all at a crossroads in their life, The Chess Lesson examines how people respond to authority; both imposed and sought out, as children and as adults. Alone together in a classroom for children, they have no choice but to look at who they are, and remember who they were.

For Mateo, it's a chance at redemption; For Paul and Isabella, it's an opportunity to rekindle a marriage; And for the teacher, it's a much-needed leave of her senses.

The Chess Lesson was written by someone who grew up in the chess scholastic world, and with almost twenty years teaching experience. Day 1 teaching included getting a baseball bat broken over her head. She's worked in every borough teaching for over two dozen programs ever since, including NY Public Libraries, The Harlem Children Zone, and the Montessori Schools As a child, she placed 10th in the country in the junior high division.

Performances:
January 2013 Thurs. through Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 7pm
Ticket Price:
$18 at door, and $15 in advance with discount code: Chess
Location: IRT Theater, 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
Running time: 1 hour

The Chess Lesson was developed through residencies at Space on Ryder Farm, Jimmy's No. 43, IRT, and with a contribution from the Sidney and Beatrice Albert Foundation. We thank everyone above, and IRT for welcoming us back to their fabulous home after our sold-out inaugural run of The Thing About Dan last February.

Cast & Crew

Sari Caine Glickstein (Artistic Director/Co-Founder) Sari is a NYC bred actress, playwright, & chess instructor. Sari Caine's plays have been produced at IRT, Jimmy's No. 43, John Chatterton's Short Play Labs/Roy Arias Theater, and The Strawberry Festival. She was a 2012 resident at Space on Ryder Farm, where she developed her long one-act, The Chess Lesson, for production with Slightly Altered States this January. She is also an actress and chess teacher. As a competitive chess player, she placed 10th in the country in the junior high division.

She is a graduate of Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn and NYU Gallatin, where she studied under renowned activist and scholar Stephen Duncombe. She wrote her thesis on utopian and intentional communities and her trip to them, funded by stopping off at strip clubs along the way. Artistic Associate with Purple Rep Theater Company.

Favorite roles include: Louise (The Imaginary Invalid), Mary Warren (The Crucible), Evelyn (The Children's Hour with Kate Burton), A Change Of Address with Allison Janney and Allison Mackey, Lula Roca (Oliver Hailey's, Hey You, LightMan!) Circle in the Square, EST, York Theater, St Clements, La Mama, Arclight, Regional: The Schoolhouse Theater. Film includes: Mr Destiny, June Roses, The Year of the Nail. Over two dozen commercials and print ads, numerous voiceovers. She studied acting with Fred Kareman. Equity/SAG/AFTRA / NYWIFT. Named "The Best Beginner Chess Teacher in NYC" on Mommypoppins.com. She's taught in every borough since she was 13, teaching for over two dozen programs, including the Montessori Schools, NY Public Libraries, & The Harlem Children Zone. Placed 10th in the country in the junior high division. www.saricaine.com

David Crommett: Mateo

David was born in New York City of American parents and spent most of his childhood in Puerto Rico, where he began acting at Old San Juan's Tapia Theatre. B.A. Haverford College, Watson Traveling Fellow and Baker Fellow for study in Europe and Latin America.

Recent theatre: "Passport" (2011 ACE best actor nomination), "La Vida Es Sueño;" "Feast of the Goat," and projects for Purple Rep and the NYC Fringe Festival. Recent film: "The Good Shepherd," "Reservation Road," "Robots." Friend of Flux Theatre ("Rue," "Life Is A Dream") and member of Repertorio Español. Has also worked extensively as a musician, director, and voice-over artist. Directing projects: "Uncle Vanya," "Betrayal," "One Shoe Off," and "Speed-the-Plow" for northeast PA's Electric Theatre, "King Of Infinite Space" at the Atlantic, "Los Jíbaros Progresistas" for Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.

He is one the few American actors to work extensively in another culture and pioneered live Spanish tracks for US television: The Oscars, the Super Bowl, World News Tonight, Dancing With The Stars etc. Acting training with Peter Thompson and Bobby Lewis, Shakespeare with John Basil. Many thanks to Sari, David, and all at Slightly Altered States. To Liz, Amanda, and Evan, with pride and joy.

David Rigo (Managing Director/Co-founder) is a New York City bred actor and producer. NYC Off & off-off includes The Crucible, Sister's Rosensweig, Ten Nights in a Barroom, & Waiting For Lefty, Needs, Mr Landing Takes a Fall. Producing: The Thing About Dan (SAS@irt) Upcoming with SAS: Cafe/Spring. He studied acting with Fred Kareman. In addition to acting, he periodically sprains his ankle playing basketball and is a fabulous cook.

Dorit Avganim/Neighborhood Productions A Los Angeles native and CalArts graduate, Dorit is a freelance producer, consultant and manager specializing in helping to bootstrap and develop emerging artists in NYC. She is co-founder of indy producing outfit Neighborhood Productions, Producing Director/Curator of IRT, a theater development lab in the West Village, Managing Director of SPACE on Ryder Farm, and co-founder of arts collective, Group Theory. Dorit also works as a general manager for an eclectic mix of established theater, dance and performance artists. Recent projects include: The Thing About Dan (SAS@irt); General Manager for RainPan 43 (Elephant Room Inc.) St Anns Warehouse; General and Tour Manager of David Gordon's Pick-Up Performance Co (s) (Dancing Henry V, Shlemiel the First,Uncivil Wars, others); Debate Society's Blood Play, Associate Producer of the 2011 River to
River Festival. She is thrilled to be part of brining Slightly Altered States vision to the stage.

PR: Ron Lasko/Spin Cycle

SAS Dramaturg Sonya Sobieski www.playwhisperer.com

Slightly Altered States is a not-for-profit theater company made up of actors, writers, and improvisers. We are devoted to darkly funny, slightly-absurd material that deals truthfully with the extraordinary in everyday circumstances. In our shows, people fall in love with house burglars,would-be assassins end up in aprons cooking cocoa at the stove,and the sky rains vast quantities of lemonade.We find the extreme in the everyday, and the extraordinary in the ordinary. We're fascinated by idiosyncrasies in everyday behavior and how the bizarre can become commonplace when the un-ordinary is treated ordinarily. Since its inception September, 2011, Slightly Altered States has been the recipients of residencies at IRT, Space on Ryder Farm, Jimmy's No. 43, and the Manhattan Theater Source. Member of Fractured Atlas, LIT
www.slightlyaltered.org


Arts.Theatre

Lotus Eaters Ep  | Open: 01/06/13 Close: 01/06/13
A dark and gritty sound piece for four voices, LOTUS EATERS EP features a vocal cast a talented Broadway actors and literary giants, including Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods), Reed Birney (A Small Fire, Blasted), Marin Ireland (Nocturne, Blasted), Mary Jane Gibson (The Wife, The Tenant).

These voices are underscored by an incredible array of musical innovators, most notably by Smith's constant collaborator Reggie Watts (IFC's Comedy BangBang) and Seattle's John Osebold ("Awesome," Delaware). Mastered by sonic wizard Michael McQuilken, with visual imagery by Berlin/LA artist Fette Sans.

LOTUS EATERS EP will be distributed to hundreds of festival presenters this January, and will appear as a free download during the dates of any given arts festival. The primarily audio-only performance at IRT will be a rare chance to experience LOTUS EATERS EP live.

Performance: January 6, 2013, 3:30pm
Ticket Price: $18 (with free download of LOTUS EATERS EP)
Location: IRT Theater, 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
Running time: 1 hour

Press for Tommy Smith's last IRT show, THE WIFE:

"Excellent 'The Wife' is a brew all Mr. Smith's own a sort of warped, contemporary La Ronde."
Rachel Saltz, NEW YORK TIMES

"Thrilling a sad, frightening and often extremely funny drama"
Benjamin Sutton, L MAGAZINE

"Haunting THE WIFE will leave you well entertained and thoughtful a great thing to achieve."
REVIEWS OFF BROADWAY

"Unnerving and intense what we are watching is a world coughing up on the lines of separation that we have created throughout the years."
Matthew Paul Olmos, THE BROOKLYN RAIL

"Sure to leave you reeling. Through the dark and crazy plot connections are made, paths crossed, and lives destroyed. All this and more bat-shit-psycho crazy in 75 minutes with no intermission. The acting is top notch and the writing is superb."
Doug Marino, ACT III

"The Wife is a shattering slice of life that will stay firmly implanted in your memory for a long time to come."
Gena Hymowech, SHOW BUSINESS WEEKLY

"An engagingly grim play The Wife has a raw energy that is engrossing, along with a yearning and disgusted sincerity that haunts even after the surprisingly surreal and (only marginally) hopeful final scene."
Laurence Klaven, THE JEWISH DAILY FORWARD

BIO:
Tommy Smith's plays include PIGEON (Ensemble Studio Theatre; dir. Billy Carden), THE WIFE (Access Gallery; dir. May Adrales), WHITE HOT (Here Arts Center; dir. May Adrales), SEXTET (Washington Ensemble Theatre; dir. Roger Benington), PTSD (Ensemble Studio Theatre; dir. Billy Carden), THE BREAK-UP (Flea Theater; dir. Sherri Kronfeld), AIR CONDITIONING (Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference; dir. Steve Cosson), DEMON DREAMS (Williamstown Theatre Festival, dir. Amanda Charlton), among others. His work has also appeared at PS 122, The Ontological Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, The Yale Cabaret, The Huntington Theatre; internationally, he has been produced in Prague, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Montreal, Berlin and Athens. His award-winning theatrical collaborations with Reggie Watts have played at The Public Theatre, Lamama, The Warhol Museum, MCA Chicago, ICA Boston, On The Boards and PICA: TBA, among others. He is the recipient of the PONY fellow at The Lark, a two-time winner of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize, a recipient of the E.S.T. Sloan Grant, a winner of the Page73 Productions Playwriting Fellowship, a recipient of the Creative Capital award and a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer's Group at Primary Stages. Publications include PIGEON for Dramatists Play Service, WHITE HOT in the New York Theatre Review and STREAK in"Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays," printed by Vintage. Recently, his feature film FIGMENT was optioned by Ridley Scott's production company ScottFree. He is a graduate of the playwriting program at The Juilliard School. He lives in New York City.


Arts.Theatre

One-eighth  | Open: 12/04/12 Close: 12/16/12
Performances:
December 4 16 , Tuesday Sunday (Mondays dark) at 8:30pm
Ticket Price: $20.00 At IRT: 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
Running time 1 hour.

UBU
Written by Adam Szymkowicz
Directed and Performed by Daniel Irizarry
UBU Servants Shang-Ho Huang & Homa Hynes
Scenic Design Mikiko Suzuki Macadams
Sound Design Marcelo Anez
Lighting Design Lucrecia Briceno
Assistant Director Laura Butler Rivera
Puppets Frankenstudio
Costume Design Edith Raw
Stage Manager Zina Goodall
Marketing David Altman

This production marks the birth of a New Theatre company called 'One Eighth', founded by DANIEL IRIZARRY and LAURA BUTLER RIVERA.

"a monster of mammoth size and ravenous appetite, sort of like the Tasmasian Devil on steroids.."
nytheatre.com by Martin Denton

'Irizarry's singular stage presence and the productions beautifully grotesque little world make thisexpanding universe worth a good look.'
New York Theatre Review by Olivia Jane Smith

DANIEL IRIZARRY (Director/ UBU) after UBU, he is directing and performing in 'Cho H Cho' for the 2012 undergroundzero festival at Flamboyán Theater July 11th-15th. Directed Anton Chekhov's 'The Bear', and 'The Festivities' in Seoul, Korea, and a reconstitution of Anton Chekhov's 'The Proposal' for the undergroundzero festival. He was a 2008 & 2011 Mabou Mines Resident Artist. He has taught Acting at Columbia University's MFA Acting Program, The Eugene Lang College, 'Actors without Boarders' at La MaMa, CAVE, German Stat Theater Timisoara, Freie University in Berlin, Syowa Ongaku University Tokyo, The University of Puerto Rico, and Kookmin University in Seoul. This summer he's been invited to teach at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Performed and co-directed 'The Orphans' at La MaMa Theater (2011 IT Award nominee for best Choreography/Movement). He is featured in The Feature film 'Asylum Seekers' as Dr. Raby. He holds an MFA in acting from Columbia University and a BA in Drama from the University of Puerto Rico.

ADAM SZYMKOWICZ(Playwright) Szymkowicz's plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Lithuania. They are published by DPS and Samuel French. Adam studied playwriting at Columbia and Juilliard and is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writer's Guild of America, Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer's Group, and MCC Playwright's Coalition. He was in residence at the William Inge Center and The Chance Theater, received a grant from the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism and was commissioned by South Coast Rep.


Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

All sales final. PLEASE NOTE: There is no late seating at IRT Theater.


Arts.Performance

In Residence: October 2-October 15, 2012
Written by Jackie Tohn and Lisa Brenner, THERE'S A SHOW IN HERE is a musical comedy for anyone who's ever been alive.

Not quite a romp, almost a journey, and just shy of an epic, this is the story of Jackie Tohn, a girl who knows that the road to adulthood is paved in sweatpants, and isn't afraid to wear a pair on stage when she sings about it. If Jackie were a lumberjack, there would be no more trees. Sexy, campy, and with lungs the size of Bette Midler's hair, Tohn is a natural storyteller with unstoppable theatrical tendencies and the vocal power of at least four humans. Little miss facial expressions is a freak for flair, and entertains in a style that would make your Bubby proud (provided your Bubby likes curse words and talking about sex).

Pretty pop with a twitch, prepare for a playful paradox of vulnerability and arrogance, honesty and exaggeration, swagger and silliness, and songs about fish.

Workshop Showings:
Sunday, October 7 7 p.m.
Monday, October 8 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 9 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 11 8 p.m.
Friday, October 12 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 13 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 14 3 p.m.
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
$15 Tickets
Running time 1 hour.

Created by Jackie Tohn
Curated by Lisa Brenner
Written by Jackie Tohn & Lisa Brenner

Jackie Tohn is an NY-bred, LA-based actress and singer/songwriter. Acting professionally since she was 12, Jackie can be seen in episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Closer, Rules of Engagement, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars, The Nanny, Memphis Beat, CSI: NY and others. She has also been cast in a variety of TV pilots and had developments deals with Warner
Bros, Nickelodeon and Fox. Her theater experience includes creating all eight of her roles in the hit off- Broadway comedy Jewtopia, as well as her role as Tina in Tony-n-Tina's Wedding.

"Miss Personality", as Ryan Seacrest dubbed her in the Top 24 of American Idol (Season 8), left an impression on America and the judges with her vocals, eclectic outfits and fanny-packs. Jackie was also selected as a top twelve finalist to compete on Bravo TV's songwriting series, Platinum Hit, hosted by Jewel and Kara DioGuardi.

As a singer/songwriter, Jackie has shared the stage with such acts as Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Katy Perry and others. Touring for years, Jackie has brought her love of guitar and ukulele to audiences across America. You may also have heard her music in major motion pictures, network and cable TV shows and on the radio. Her albums are available for download on iTunes.

For a good time, follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jackietohn (@jackietohn), or send the lady an email jackie@jackietohn.com.

Lisa Brenner is a Los Angeles-based writer with a Springsteen obsession and a fear of dirigibles. She joined KPCC public radio as breaking news reporter in December 2011. Prior to that she led content direction for a top L.A. city blog as Co-Editor of LAist, where she'd been the Music Editor years earlier.

Brenner has written and produced arts, culture and news content for a number of print and online publications including MTV, Glamour and LA. com where she served as Music Editor and Managing Editor of the entertainment and lifestyle
website.

She worked on the 20th Century Fox studio lot in creative licensing for Fox Music publishing where she co-created the department's first online store and mined the musical catalogue of film scores, TV themes and soundtrack gems. Prior to Fox, she coordinated large-scale film, commercial and music video productions.

Brenner earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in Media Studies with an emphasis in film and television. Her dad says she majored in watching TV. He's not wrong.

For the latest in Yiddish proverbs follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ lisa_brenner (@lisa_brenner). Relationship advice, weather alerts and hard candies can be sent to lisa.brenner@gmail.com.

"Smart, insightful, and in your face, Tohn is utterly compelling. Her command of her guitar is striking, and is as expressive as her voice. Tohn's vocals are some of the most enchanting you're likely to hear. She totally captivates the crowd. This young artist is a star in the making. Jackie Tohn has a special gift and there are not many like her."
- Music Connection Magazine

"Jackie isn't your ordinary girl with a guitar. "On Stage, Jackie Tohn Goes, and GoesIf Jackie lived on a park bench, she would put on shows for the pigeons. She can't help it. Some people believe there is no such thing as a natural, but Tohn is wired to entertain. On stage, she's a cross between Bette Midler and Lauryn Hill."
- Improper Magazine

For more information: www.theresashowinhere.com

Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director www.irttheater.org


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David Lawson We Were There  | Open: 09/06/12 Close: 09/08/12
In Residence: September 3- 9, 2012

We Were There is a documentary theatre play about three Iraq War veterans. They all have vastly differing experiences and opinions on the conflict. Chris thinks the war was a "dumb idea" in terms of politics, but fell in love with "the soldier lifestyle" and remains in Baghdad as a defense contractor to this day. Sameer felt a call of duty after 9/11 and believes the conflict was a force for good in the world. Ryan went from being a nerdy kid who wore a "Not My President" t-shirt to operating Army drones in Bush's army.

Workshop Showings:
Thursday, September 6 8pm
Friday, September 7 8pm
Saturday, September 8 8pm
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
$5 Tickets
Running time 70 minutes.

Featuring:
Brandon McMillen
Eshan Bay
Sanford Wilson

Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director www.irttheater.org


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la castor enamorada Spanish for Daughters THE FATALISTS  | Open: 08/31/12 Close: 08/31/12
PIA and ZAZA are best friends on the verge of becoming mutually anonymous. when the girls meet some new random arrivals, their ideas about who they are and what they are to each other start to become elastic. This is a world populated by failing magic tricks and mediocre philosophers, maybe some suburban angels, and four Spanish sisters, one of whom's incarcerated, trying to be role models. A TEST RUN FIRST READING OF A NEW WRITING EXPERIMENT.A one night only followed by conversation and refreshments.

Workshop Showing:
Friday, August 31 2012 7pm
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
Tickets FREE
Running time about 2 hours

WRITER JESSICA ALMASY is a commercial, theatre, film, television, and audiobook actress, a writer and a teacher. she is a candidate for her MFA at Brooklyn College in the playwriting department led by Mac Wellman. www.theteamplays.org

DIRECTOR JAKE MARGOLIN ,Jake is a New York based performer and artist. As a member of The TEAM Jake has created and performed in three plays which have toured throughout North America, the UK and Europe: Architecting, Particularly In The Heartland (Best Male Performance Nom. Dublin Fringe) and Howl.

Over the last several years he has been creating performance/installation art with his husband, Nick Vaughan. Nick and Jake presented Preparations for a Marriage in Pittsburgh in 2007, created the environment for Pavel Zustiak's S(even) in Pittsbugh in 2007, created an installation for Yoshiko Chuma's Shredded, and are developing A Marriage: 1 as HARP artists at the HERE Arts Center.

Jake and Chantal Pavageaux co-founded Royal Lace Paper Works, a performance art collaboration which presented Breezy Pines as part of the Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program, The Political Party in Minneapolis in 2008, and The RV Party in RV campgrounds and truck stops throughout the United States in 2005.

Jake created text for and performed in Yoshiko Chuma's Page Out Of Order Not About Romanian Cinema throughout Romania and at Danspace in New York, and is currently working on her piece about Palestine, 6 Seconds in Ramallah


Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
www.irttheater.org

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Shrewd  | Open: 06/14/12 Close: 06/17/12
Improbable Stage Company presents
Shrewd
Written & Developed by: The Improbable Stage Company

Director: Stacy A. Donovan
Lighting Designer: Lauren Breman
Sound Designer: Ethan Leff
Stage Manager: Annie Belkin
Production Assistant: Dana Strenta

Cast: Ian Bicket, Maxime Briere, Ryan Castro, Victor Cervantes, Tali Custer,
John DiSciascio, Amanda Ebert, Kenny Fedorko, Julia Hansen, Miles Jackson,
Virginia Kozemczak, Lauren Lasorda, Liah Rozenman
Understudies: Caterina Nonis, Tobias Wong

Shrewd: astute; keen; artful; clever, resourceful. Shrewd: tricky; cunning; malicious; piercing; sharp; sagacious; underhanded, calculating. And what of the word's origin? Shrewd is derived from the word Shrewe, which means "wicked man." Wicked man? Then what are we to make of that famous Shrew offered us by Mr. Shakespeare? All will be revealed in the Improbable Stage Company's astute, tricky, clever, calculating, resourceful, cunning, keen, piercing, artful new comedy Shrewd.

Performances:
Thursday, June 14th @ 7:00pm
Friday, June 15th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, June 16th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, June 17th @ 3:00pm
At: IRT Theater, 154 Christopher Street, Third Floor

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Circles  | Open: 11/22/11 Close: 11/27/11
tea in a big mug productions present:

CIRCLES
a new play by Bryce Henry

Director: Mickey Lee Nelson
Producer: Alionka Polanco

CIRCLES is a new play about self-destructive women and how humankind's so called "progress" has screwed so many people over. It's about The Man and all the ugly he brings into civilization. It's about hot, powerful and sexy bitches too.

November 22, 23, 25 and 26th at 8:00pm
November 27th at 7:00PM

Tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/211525

Ticket Price: $12

CAST
Elizabeth/Interviewer/Other 4: Alionka Polanco
Sam/Sophie/Other 2: Jessika Mercedes
Kimberly/Amanda/The Bride/Other 3: Dana Marcolina
Penny/Jaime/Other 1: Emily Stockdale

PRODUCTION TEAM
Stage Manager: Beau Cybulski
Lighting Designer: Xavier Reminick
Sound Designer: Dorothy James Loechel
Sets and Costumes: Mickey Lee Nelson
Photo: Ellise Lesser