TADA! Theater

Todays Date: 12/13/19
Last Update: 09/23/19 12:23:45 PM

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Address: 15 W 28th St, 2nd Fl
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Perception  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Choreographer: Jill Molinaro

Dancers: Kel Vallery and Kaleen Butterfield

Perception is about how one views oneself and how the world around them views them differently. Sometimes it only takes one person to view you differently, to change a perception.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be four pieces during this performance: "Grand Prix du Festival," "SHAPESHIFTER," "Ban," and "Perception."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Ban  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Choreographer: Erica Isakower

Dancers: Amanda Alves, Erica Isakower, Anna Paterson

Sound: Fear Itself by Taylor Mac, Gun Control by Jim Jefferies

Sound Editing: Erica Isakower

Trigger warning: Gun Violence and Explicit Language

This dance piece takes a satirical approach on the gun crisis in America, and debunks common excuses against gun bans. We've had enough. A portion of our box office proceeds will be going to everytown.org, a national non-profit organization fighting to end gun violence and stand up to gun lobbyists. Please go to whoismyrepresentative.org to be informed and connected with your representatives. Contact your representatives and demand action for common-sense gun control.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be four pieces during this performance: "Grand Prix du Festival," "SHAPESHIFTER," "Ban," and "Perception."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Grand Prix du Festival  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Writer && Director: Phil Reissman

A reclusive American director gives his first interview in 23 years to a French film critic. But the critic has a hidden agenda.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be four pieces during this performance: "Grand Prix du Festival," "SHAPESHIFTER," "Ban," and "Perception."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Fugue  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Writer: Jonathan Yukich

Director: Noah Tuleja

Three characters - known only as A, B, and C - come together over the false promise of a free yoga class. As the figures reveal more of themselves, the mystery of who, or what, they are begins to unravel. Funny, fast, and wholly theatrical, the play is structured as a musical fugue, exploring the act of artistic creation and its parallels to real life.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "Fugue," "Habitual Longing," and "Kitsch-In" by Sweetie Pie Productions.

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Habitual Longing  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Choreographer and Performer: Danielle Alvarez

Music Composer: Madeleine Cocolas

On the precipice of her most recent desire, she is transported into memories of all her past suitors that have brought her to this..lost and craving much more. Hyper surreal physical feelings catapult her into the woods by the side of her car, not by disrepair but chosen abandonment. Little does she know what is waiting for her on the other side is something far more desirable.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $15

There will be three pieces during this performance: "Fugue," "Habitual Longing," and "Kitsch-In" by Sweetie Pie Productions.

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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SHAPESHIFTER - Sketches of the Human Experience  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Director: Shachi Phene

Choreographers: Shachi Phene, Vishney Ambalavanar, Proma Khosla

Performers: Manisha Agrawal, Vishney Ambalavanar, Rhea Ghosh, Proma Khosla, Anjali Mehta, Samiksha Nayak, Bindi Patel, Shachi Phene, Maalya Ramachandran, Shruti Sheladia, Priyanka Trivedi, Supriya Vaidya

SHAPESHIFTER is an exploration of the various connections that form multi-layered human experience - friendship and community, romance, history and tradition, the Earth, the spiritual world, and the self. Presented in the medium of Indo-Contemporary dance, the choreography uses nuanced rhythm-play and expressive storytelling to bring each piece to life.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $20

There will be four pieces during this performance: "Grand Prix du Festival," "SHAPESHIFTER," "Ban," and "Perception."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Madame Curie the Musical  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Writer/Composer: David Kurkowski

Director: Cate Cammarata

This full-length musical tells the story of one of the greatest scientists in history. Her life goal was to study science, but to do so she had to overcome enormous obstacles, including discrimination based on gender and nationality.

Her story is one of triumph. She discovered two elements and won not one, but two Nobel Prizes, becoming the first woman in history to do so.

"Madame Curie the Musical" will inspire and enthrall audiences of all ages because the challenges she overcame echo in our own time. You'll remember the story and hum the gorgeous melodies for days afterward.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 2pm

Tickets $20

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Freeze Response  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Written by John R. Osborn with Katie Osborn

Directed by Katie Osborn

Performers: Katie Osborn, Chris Ellis and more

Lighting and Multi-Media Designer: Jonathan Sparks

Based on found text in Peter Levine's breakthrough book on healing trauma, "Waking The Tiger," this multi-form piece uses music, visuals, sound, movement, and the subtlety of language itself to explore how the rational brains of humans can interfere with the natural need to discharge our activated threat responses. Inability to discharge these activations results in PTSD. We can learn from the animal kingdom and their instinctive responses to danger. As Levine points out, "the foundation for human physiology evolved with the earliest creatures that crawled out of the primordial ooze."

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 5pm

Tickets $20

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Kitsch-In by Sweetie Pie Productions  | Open: 10/20/19 Close: 10/20/19
Choreography && Performance: Erika Randall && Anna Sapozhnikov

Erika Randall and Anna Sapozhnikov make up the duet collective, Sweetie Pie Productions. Their work shares their new worlds of hilarity and misery. Their work together is funny, tender, wry, and sometimes vicious - towards themselves, each other, the ones they birthed, and those who birthed them. They are eager to face the truths of "Mom-ing" within their art.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $15

There will be three pieces during this performance: "Fugue," "Habitual Longing," and "Kitsch-In" by Sweetie Pie Productions.

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Wavelength  | Open: 10/19/19 Close: 10/19/19
Choreographer/Dancer: Emily Chamberlin

Composer/Bass player: Marlon Martinez

"Wavelength" is a musical exploration inspired by Marlon Martinez' score Open Gate. This duet explores the dynamics of leadership, control, and trust within relationships. Our duet depicts two people seeking to find a common language through the intimate connection between music and dance.

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

This performance will include two pieces: "Wavelength" and "Sentimental Journey."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Sentimental Journey  | Open: 10/19/19 Close: 10/19/19
Writer: Paul Adams

Director: Melissa Attebery

Performer: Lue McWilliams

Music: Matt Casarino and Jill Knapp

"Sentimental Journey" is a one-woman show about Doris Day and her life, on-screen and off. Share some of her most important moments, both joyful and tragic, and get a more intimate view of this American icon.

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $20

This performance will include two pieces: "Wavelength" and "Sentimental Journey."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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SCANDUSICAL  | Open: 10/19/19 Close: 10/19/19
Book/Lyrics/Music: Janice Lagata

Music Director: Annabelle Revak

Welcome to D.C., playground of politicians and stomping ground of Olivia Pope, an elite fixer. With the help of her associates and frenemies in the White House, she's managing almost as many problems as she's causing. It's Scandal. It's a musical. And it's good. Consider it handled.

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $15

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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DARKENED CITY  | Open: 10/18/19 Close: 10/18/19
Writer: Dave Hall

Director: Jonathan Cerullo

A group New Yorkers are brought together, then torn apart by current events. Set a few years before the 2016 elections and a few years after, and against the backdrop of Black Lives Matter, Stop && Frisk, and mass surveillance, the characters' stories are set to a pulsing, percussive score by playwright and composer Dave Hall. A Staged Reading.

Friday, October 18th, 2019 9pm

Tickets Free of charge

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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AFTER ALL...FIVE SHORT PLAYS BY DONALD LOFTUS  | Open: 10/18/19 Close: 10/18/19
Written and Directed by Donald Loftus

Five short plays dealing with the development of relationships between human beings.

Friday, October 18th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $20

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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THE CLUB  | Open: 10/17/19 Close: 10/17/19
Writer: Pamela Weiler Grayson

Director: Christine Cirker Performers: Nate Rollins, Phoebe Dunn, Lori Hammel, Steve Hauck, Farrah Crane, Mahayla Laurence, Kal Mansoor, Anita Rosner, and Lindsay Brill.

In this dark comedy, how far will a formerly successful, middle-aged white cis male playwright go to be considered a fresh, new voice?

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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The Poet's Play  | Open: 10/17/19 Close: 10/17/19
Playwright: Rebecca Branscom

Illustration: Willy Pogany

"The Poet's Play" is an uncommon love story that begins with its heroine in full mourning over the tragic drowning of her oldest and closest brother. Her story reveals what can happen when love pursues us when we least expect it and how faithful fortitude through the toil of life's circumstances can produce adventures beyond comprehension. Inspired by the life and poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, this play is a celebration of divine interruptions, unexpected restorations, poetry, and of course, the unbridled power of love.

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Model Citizens  | Open: 10/16/19 Close: 10/16/19
Writers: Robert Lee Poole III and Haley Poole

Director: Tabatha Gayle

San Francisco 1995. Polished Alyssa and her radical sister Haley challenge each other and the status quo over the course of their prep school Model United Nations Conference. Chaos ensues as assassinations, kidnapping, warfare, and political espionage jeopardize the hierarchy ruled by the delegate to the United States and his "allied power bro squad," forcing the sisters and the student body to reconsider what it means to be a Model Citizen.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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La Caravana de los Misterios  | Open: 10/16/19 Close: 10/16/19
Writer, Director, and Performer: Susana Plotts-Pineda

This show draws from Mexican folk art and the poetic landscape of Latin American magic realism. Within the frame of a life-sized shadow box, the piece uses the Mexican sensibility of the miniature to reconstruct a history of American intervention during the war on drugs, and trace its impact on the current situation at the border.

Transcripts of official documents are interwoven with an array of monologues as we visit three instances of extreme violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, and attempt to find the links between them. A beauty queen, a bride, and an art auctioneer emerge to tell stories of place and displacement, guiding us through the lush continent, its painful histories, and its verdant resilience.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be two pieces during this performance: "THE BLOCKERS" and "La Caravana de los Misterios."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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THE BLOCKERS  | Open: 10/16/19 Close: 10/16/19
Writer: Julie Hays

Director: Tom Gold

Delia, 40, has lived in New York City in the same apartment on the same block since she was twenty-one. Delia is a Blocker, one of those rare New Yorkers with cheap apartments who never moves. When Delia is faced with a life-altering decision, her life becomes intertwined with her fellow Blockers in unexpected ways.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

This performance includes two pieces: "THE BLOCKERS" and "La Caravana de los Misterios."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Don't Say I'm Not Real  | Open: 10/15/19 Close: 10/15/19
Writer and Director: Cayla Berejikian

A man's thoughts accompany him through the stages of death, where he must face his demons and grieve the loss of himself.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Use Your Words!  | Open: 10/15/19 Close: 10/15/19
Writer && Creator: Karen Eleanor Wight

Director: Melissa Attebery

Performer: Karen Eleanor Wight

Special Guest: Vanessa Shealy

In five wordless scenes, "Use Your Words!" explores the joys and comic frustrations of first-time motherhood.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "The Dispatchment Society," "Use Your Words!" and "La Caravana de los Misterios."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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The Dispatchment Society  | Open: 10/15/19 Close: 10/15/19
Writer: Maggie Bloomfield

Director: Rosemary Cline && Maggie Bloomfield

Performers: Jane Lowe Baldwin, Rebecca Edana, Rainer Pasca, Matthew O'Connor

A dark comedy about a fictional suicide-assist organization that turns around on itself, bringing three characters - a young misguided felon, a potential young woman client, and the organization's deeply cynical and embittered receptionist - back from the ledge. In the process, human connections are explored and transformed (maybe).

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $20

There will be three pieces during this performance: "The Dispatchment Society," "Use Your Words!" and "La Caravana de los Misterios."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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The Rewrite  | Open: 10/14/19 Close: 10/14/19
Writer: Lynda Crawford

Director: Albert Insinnia

Performers: Carolyn Groves*, Albert Insinnia*, and Byron O'Hanlon

It's the afterlife and Medea confronts Euripides, asking for a rewrite of her story. With a penchant for murder, she's not one to take no for an answer. **A Staged Reading

Monday, October 14th, 2019 7pm

Tickets Free

There will be two pieces during this performance: "The Rewrite" and "Wander Woman."

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Wander Woman  | Open: 10/14/19 Close: 10/14/19
Writer: Bambi Everson

Director: Everson/Coleman

With Lindsay Brill*, Matt Corry, Pamela Joy, Ava Wanko and Keith Panzarella

Much to everyone's dismay, Jeff's ex-wife keeps turning up at their old apartment while walking in her sleep on medication. The families attempt to get to the root of her problem.

Monday, October 14th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

There will be two pieces during this performance: "The Rewrite" and "Wander Woman."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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The Rebound  | Open: 10/14/19 Close: 10/14/19
Writer: Annalise Cain

Director: Kristina Melsheimer

Performers: Charlie Hurtt, Skye Pagon, Jaryn Stewart, Robert Thackery

"The Rebound" is a darkly comedic response to the classic American sitcom for the #MeToo era. Hal is getting over a break-up. His best friend Eli decides he needs a date. Bev is in a romantic rut. Her best friend Kaycee thinks she needs to get laid. The four set out for the Double Date Extravaganza of the Century, and absolutely nothing goes according to plan.

*Content Warning (CW): This play depicts an act of sexual assault.

Monday, October 14th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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APPLE, TABLE, PENNY  | Open: 10/03/19 Close: 10/13/19
Max Gelman, a frustrated Borscht Belt comedian, often neglected his roles as husband and father to follow his dream. But now something's wrong. He's been acting strangely and his wife and children are concerned. So is he.

Complete with jokes, the occasional song, and a cast of characters that includes Carmen Miranda and Jackie Gleason, APPLE, TABLE, PENNY showcases generational struggles, the special love between a grandfather and his granddaughter, and coming to terms with the inevitable that awaits us all.

Part of Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series

The cast features Abraham McNeil Adams, Jerry Ferris, Peter Levine, Leslie Lynn Meeker, Vivian Meisner, Laura Sametz and Paula Shtein.

The creative team includes lighting design by Brian Aldous, costume design by Joey Kovach and stage management by Emily Stine.

Apple, Table, Penny  | Open: 10/03/19 Close: 10/13/19
Writer: Peter Levine

Director: Jennifer Tuttle

Performers: Abraham McNeil Adams, Jerry Ferris, Peter Levine, Leslie Lynn Meeker, Vivian Meisner, Laura Sametz, Paula Shtein

Max Gelman, a frustrated Borscht Belt comedian, often neglected his roles as husband and father to follow his dream. But now something's wrong. He's been acting strangely and his wife and children are concerned. So is he.

Complete with jokes, the occasional song, and a cast of characters that includes Carmen Miranda and Jackie Gleason, "Apple, Table, Penny" is about coming to terms with infidelity, the special love between a grandfather and his granddaughter, and the inevitable that awaits us all.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 7pm

Tickets $20

Additional performances will be held on Friday, October 4th (7pm), Saturday, October 5th (7pm), Monday, October 7th (7pm), Saturday, October 12th (7pm) and Sunday, October 13th (2pm).

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Robert Will Show You the Door (Tales of Being Fired)  | Open: 10/13/19 Close: 10/13/19
Writer: Susan Jeremy

Performer: Susan Jeremy

On her journey for show biz success, Susan has had to endure many jobs, from her first job at a Fish and Chip joint in Long Island to a cigarette girl in Los Angeles to an usher at Radio City Music Hall. With each job, she learned what she could and could not tolerate. She also learned that she does not fit in the box, even though she really tried to. This show is about finding her truth: she is fire-able and allergic to polyester uniforms.

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $15

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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In A Lonely Place  | Open: 10/13/19 Close: 10/13/19
Writer/Director: Lo Canale

Writer/Director: Livv DiMattio

Two teens develop a surprising bond after meeting on a message board - a safe place for people struggling with suicidal thoughts. Convinced they have nothing to live for, they find a growing friendship and become pen pals, writing each other whenever possible and finding it harder and harder - with each letter they write and receive - to let go.

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 5pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "CensorSh**," "The Awards go to," and "In a Lonely Place."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Balances  | Open: 10/13/19 Close: 10/13/19
Writer: Janice Lagata

In the immediate aftermath of a church shooting, a pastor, a popstar and a problem run into a room...

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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CensorSh**  | Open: 10/13/19 Close: 10/13/19
Choreography: MURDERDANCE

Performers: Zakk Varnedoe, Emily Wolfe

Music: MURDERDANCE

CensorSh** is a slap in the face to common decency and social norms. Profanity and obscenities become a rhythmic soundscape to shameful movements and taboo topics. This dance is evidence that offensive ideas can be used effectively to question What should we censor if anything? Through a mixed media approach, this work draws in the audience with fun facts, news castings and dramatized scenes to accommodate the dance. Tension can arise whenever tackling complex and convoluted topics.

CensorSh** allows viewers to reconcile their preconceived notions on language and nudity in a playful way.

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 5pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "CensorSh**," "The Awards go to," and "In a Lonely Place."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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The Awards go to  | Open: 10/13/19 Close: 10/13/19
Playwright: Matt Heftler

Director: Chris Giordano

CAST: TBA

Jason was 21 when he won an Emmy Award for his work on the children's show, "Captain Cauliflower." Twenty years later, he sees this accomplishment as the highlight of his career, but it's been downhill ever since. When a handsome stranger offers to purchase his award, Jason is uncertain. Does he keep an object that represents his success, or sell it and use the money for a once in a lifetime trip? Depressed, confused, and hesitant, he receives guidance from the one person he least expects. His decision will have an impact on this memory of his past, his thoughts of his present, and his vision of his future.

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 5pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "CensorSh**," "The Awards go to," and "In a Lonely Place."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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PICKING UP: A New Musical  | Open: 10/12/19 Close: 10/12/19
Book and Lyrics: Nathan Christopher

Music and Lyrics: Gregory Douglass

Director: Giana DeGeiso

It's the 90s - when everyone still relied on the landline telephone. That landline is a lifeline to four women who have been brought together and are anxiously awaiting a phone call. As the hours slip away, tensions run high, friendships are tested and secrets are exposed. "PICKING UP: A New Musical" is a story about relationships, family, and what happens when everything is on the line.

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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in lungs  | Open: 10/11/19 Close: 10/11/19
Choreographer: Dani Cole

Collaborators: Anna Pinault, Liana Kleinman, Riley Sullivan, Natalie True

Costumes: Natalie True

Music by Slow Meadow, Humpback Sounds, Hildur Guðnadóttir

"in lungs," a performative process and work led by Dani Cole, is an invitation of presence and reflection. "in lungs" trusts that in the pressure of onward pursuits there is distinctive bravery in spaces that ask us to be here, and move backward, without fear of losing pace. The inquiry of "in lungs" originates in the body and in the dense layers of memory that flesh, muscularity, and bones encapsulate. Cole and her interdisciplinary collective, Mobilized Voices/M O B I V, question the resiliency and tangible conjurations of memories in the form of movement creation and dialogue.

Friday, October 1th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $20

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Letters for Marie  | Open: 10/11/19 Close: 10/11/19
Writer: Bruno Iannone

Director: Marcia Haufrecht

Performer: Bruno Iannone*

While clearing out his dad's home, Bruno finds letters he had written to his estranged wife, Marie, during her battle with cancer and her untimely death. Letters intended for her which were never sent. "Letters for Marie" is a true story revealing the journey of a man's quest for forgiveness, redemption, and finding love again.

Friday, October 11th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $15

*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

There will be three pieces during this performance: "High Exposure," "Moon Map," and "Letters for Marie."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Moon Map  | Open: 10/11/19 Close: 10/11/19
Choreography and Performance: Emily LaRochelle and Sarazina Joy Stein

Music: "Anglo Ethio Suite" by Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics

Emla and Sarazina present an excerpt of their piece about the progression of their found connection with one another, organizing and jumbling the physicality of their bond with moments of comic levity. Much of their collaborative process has been inspired by the notion of charming while challenging. In this work, bodies become puzzle pieces as they navigate the world they've created together.

Friday, October 11th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "High Exposure," "Moon Map," and "Letters for Marie."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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High Exposure  | Open: 10/11/19 Close: 10/11/19
Choreographed && performed by Madison McGain

Music by Franz Schubert && Elvis Presley (edited by Madison McGain)

"High Exposure" is a two-part solo, using movement as a catalyst to confront certain ideas surrounding women that perpetuate gender inequality. The work is an ongoing, introspective, process that creates a space for the artist to reframe her own misconceptions of herself, thus attempting to reconcile with falsehoods imposed by an oppressive ideology.

Friday, October 11th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "High Exposure," "Moon Map," and "Letters for Marie."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Jailbird  | Open: 10/10/19 Close: 10/10/19
Writer: Sheldon Shaw

While in a jail cell waiting for a judge, two African American men with different belief systems, one Jewish and the other a non-believer, clash. The Jewish African American is new to the "system," and the non-believer tries to show him the ropes to jail/prison life

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

There will be two plays during this performance: "Jailbird" and "The NOIA Project."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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ALBEE DAMNED  | Open: 10/10/19 Close: 10/10/19
Writer && Director: David James Parr

"ALBEE DAMNED" is a play on plays, featuring comedic shorts inspired by classic works of theater about family dysfunction and marital discord, each given a modern twist. In LONG GAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT three siblings en route from the airport to a Thanksgiving dinner stop at a family restaurant where margaritas are consumed and secrets revealed in quick succession. In ALBEE DAMNED, Game Night goes horribly awry when two couples -- one long-term and the other newlyweds -- engage in a cutthroat game of Charades fueled by resentments, jealousy and a bottle of Ouzo.

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $15

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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A SEA FULL OF STARS  | Open: 10/09/19 Close: 10/09/19
Writer: April Aguilera

Director: Karla Knudsen

Performers: April Aguilera, Ava Aguilera

"A Sea Full of Stars" is a one-woman acoustic musical surrounding an unexpected birth diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Told through monologues and songs, "A Sea Full of Stars" explores the depths of emotion in one mother's journey towards acceptance. A love letter not only to her child but also to herself.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $15

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Moon: A One Wo(man) Show  | Open: 10/09/19 Close: 10/09/19
Writer: Amy Larimer

Performer: Amy Larimer

What happens when a man with a strong hairstyle and inquisitive mind, experiences an emotional awakening? Mull Itover waxes poetic as he ponders the nature of now; journaling and dancing his way through the darkness and the light.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be two pieces during this performance: "Moon: A One Wo(man) Show" and "Anonymous Visibility"

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Anonymous Visibility  | Open: 10/09/19 Close: 10/09/19
Choreographer: Alaina Wilson

Composer: John Yannelli

"Anonymous Visibility" creates a space where mind and body are detached and released into absurd reality. While enacting a rigorous interplay of dynamic movements, dancers use a directed gaze to generate and sustain connections between each other as well as audience members. This engrossing work shifts between states of vivacity, competition, detachment, and absurdism, while vibrant costumes, cool lighting, and a driving original score bring energy and a sleek intensity to the dance.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be two pieces during this performance: "Moon: A One Wo(man) Show" and "Anonymous Visibility"

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Look in My Eyes  | Open: 10/08/19 Close: 10/08/19
Director: Perry Dell'Aquila

Writer: Eddie Baca

Performers: Idan Raz, Nikhil Verma, Martin Riofrio, Madeline Reed, Jose Colon

An older gay man develops a loving but secretive relationship with a younger Eukranian Muslim Man. In walks two FBI Agents.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $15

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Pablo's Kisses  | Open: 10/08/19 Close: 10/08/19
Writer: Paul K. Smith

Director: Jenna Brady

Act One: Leah Tame.

Act Two: Leah Wild.

A play about a woman's re-awakening. And breaking free.

A play of suspense, a tale of romance. A time-bending love story.

It's as if Che Guevara arrives at Rockefeller's home to find the billionaire married to his first love:

He comes to kill, and the wife welcomes him.

He's her first love, and she's convinced he's come to woo her away.

Americas Theatre nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama 2020.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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SODOMY RULES! The Bowers v. Hardwick Trial  | Open: 10/07/19 Close: 10/07/19
Writer: Bill Crouch

Director: Brian Keane

Performer: Bill Crouch

Sodomy Rules! The Bowers v. Hardwick Trial is a solo-performance play based on the events of the infamous Supreme Court Trial which denied privacy rights to the LGBTQ community in 1986. Michael Hardwick, an openly gay man and his partner were arrested in the privacy of their home during sexual intimacy. Through compelling eyewitness testimony, the author re-creates the dramatic events surrounding the trial, while revealing his own struggles to make peace with Michael Hardwick's heartbreaking journey. This work seeks to embrace the values we hold in highest regard: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Monday, October 7th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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A LOVE STORY (WITH SUPERNATURAL ROADBLOCKS)  | Open: 10/06/19 Close: 10/06/19
Librettist, composer, lyricist: Nina Osso

Director: Reanna Valencia

"A Love Story (With Supernatural Roadblocks)" takes place in two worlds: Earth and the Cupidverse, primarily at the office of Cupidity LLC, a supernatural matchmaking firm. Plumeria, Cupidity LLC's smart but conceited head cupid, has been entrusted with a case that will decide the future of the firm: the case of Bree and Kevin, two teenaged best friends on Earth. But her world is rattled when new employee Marley leads her to question everything she knows about herself. "A Love Story" examines the human (and cupid!) ego with camp, charm, and a whole lot of heart.

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Urban Dwellers  | Open: 10/06/19 Close: 10/06/19
Writer/Director: Brad Forenza

Producers: Brian Dashew, Brad Forenza

A bench in Central Park, a subway car on the 1 Train, stadium seats at the Subway Series, an Off-Broadway diner, an apartment on the Upper West Side, and an apothecary shop in Chinatown... "URBAN DWELLERS" is a collection of short plays about the city we love, the people who call it home, and the connections between and among us all.

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 5pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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HIDE AND SEEK  | Open: 10/06/19 Close: 10/06/19
Lyricist, Librettist, Composer: Mary Lloyd-Butler

"HIDE AND SEEK" is a poignant coming-of-age story set to a dramatically lush score. Jenny, the youngest child in a fractured family, believes it is her job to hide and hold the family secrets. The competing demands of her mother's worsening alcoholism and her own desire for a separate life compel Jenny to make a difficult choice.

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 2pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Paradox in Translation  | Open: 10/06/19 Close: 10/06/19
Choreographer: Charly Santagado

Dancers: Emory Campbell, Frances Fuller, Nicole Gallo, Karolina Holmstrom, Charly Santagado

Music: Emory Campbell, Steve Reich, Charly Santagado

Writing: Matthew Menchaca, Charly Santagado

"Paradox in Translation" is an expansion of my piece "Translation Studies No. 4 && 5," in which the individual words of two poems are translated into movement, creating a literal vocabulary that exactly maps to the language used in the poems. This close translation is complemented in "Paradox" by more disjointed, loose translation material that transcends the original linguistic structure and ties the work together in a dreamscape that explores the contradictions inherent in love and loss.

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $15

There will be two pieces during this performance: "Furrow" and "Paradox in Translation."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Furrow  | Open: 10/06/19 Close: 10/06/19
Writer: Derek Davidson

Director: Derek Davidson

Performer: Karen Sabo

Sarah is no stranger to strangers. Anyone in retail--especially during the holidays--can talk about their odd customers. Besides, when she's not selling books, she's performing with the local community theatre, where unusual characters abound. So strangers are no problem until now, when the strangest stranger in Sarah's life is her father.

Weaving together the biblical injunction to welcome strangers with Scrooge's journey of opening his heart to others, the show is an allegory for our current discussion regarding welcoming or rejecting immigrants to the U.S., and of overcoming fears of differences to create a more connected society.

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $20

There will be two pieces during this performance: "Furrow" and "Paradox in Translation."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Untransmittable: Disclosure in a Tinder Age  | Open: 10/05/19 Close: 10/05/19
Writer: Amy Fulgham

Director: Jake Lipman

Performer: Amy Fulgham

Undetectable = Untransmittable! You would think that would make it so much easier to disclose your HIV status, wouldn't it? But when are you supposed to disclose your status if you are having sex within 30 minutes of meeting someone? How can you partake of the smorgasbord of sexual delights on Tinder if you are a 50-year-old woman with HIV?

What is the statute of limitations for being prosecuted for having protected sex? Why is having sex with strangers so hard????

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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I Hate Myself and Want to Die?  | Open: 10/04/19 Close: 10/04/19
Writer: Lizzie Guest

Director: Marissa Bay Riggs

Performers: Lizzie Guest and Jake Roberson

April 8, 1994. Bismarck, North Dakota. Eva ends up on her local Blockbuster's roof the night Kurt Cobain's body was found in an apparent suicide. Why? She intends to follow in her idol's footsteps. Enter Dave, the Blockbuster shift manager who ruins all her plans.

Friday, October 4th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "Allemande Left," "I Hate Myself and Want to Die?" and "in the quiet of the wood."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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in the quiet of the wood  | Open: 10/04/19 Close: 10/04/19
Concept and choreography: Javier Padilla && The Movement Playground

"the wood" is a place to congregate. Where dreams and nightmares mingle and memories play hide and seek. "in the quiet of the wood" explores the déjà vu, the familiar faces and the secrets that hide in our dreams.

Friday, October 4th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "Allemande Left," "I Hate Myself and Want to Die?" and "in the quiet of the wood."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Allemande Left  | Open: 10/04/19 Close: 10/04/19
Direction: Emily Kessler

Performance: Sienna Blaw, Emily Kessler, Xin Yi Pang, Madeline Robertson, Kathryn Taylor

Music: Eric Shekerjian

Costumes: Toya Dubin

"Allemande Left" is an exploration of Sol Lewitt's early wall drawings as translated to a dancescape. The work is primarily inspired by the contents and instructions of "Wall Drawing #146", where five types of lines are arranged sequentially on one another, splayed into grand space. Five dancers embody the five forms of lines in flux. They experiment with abstract combinations, moving both into and away from communal ritualized form. A rumination and extrapolation of a methodical structure, "Allemande Left" takes five dancers through a maze of their own making.

Friday, October 4th, 2019 9pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "Allemande Left," "I Hate Myself and Want to Die?" and "in the quiet of the wood."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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The Wall  | Open: 10/03/19 Close: 10/03/19
Writer && Director: Greg Bergman

Performers: Greg Bergman, Nick Ambrose, Danielle MacInnis, Rob Romero

A darkly funny satire on immigration, automation and the future of work in America.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 9pm

Tickets $15

There will be two plays during this performance: "Anything Helps" and "The Wall."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Anything Helps  | Open: 10/03/19 Close: 10/03/19
Writer: Mark Lanham

Director: Chris Clavelli

Performer: Mark Lanham

Documenting a real-life experience, "Anything Helps" starts with one man's decision to reject passivity about the 70,000 homeless people in New York City. A simple choice -- buying a big pump-top thermos and serving coffee one-on-one to Union Square's homeless -- puts him on a path that explores the true nature of charity: why we give, and why we often hold back. This transforming experience shows the power kindled when you say yes to the call of service, and a surprising paradox of the rich experience that results from eye-level contact with the poor.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 9pm

Tickets $15

There will be two plays during this performance: "Anything Helps" and "The Wall."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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timus and a periwinkle dream  | Open: 10/02/19 Close: 10/02/19
Choreographers and Performers: Tim Bendernagel and Chloe London

We are currently working on a duet that accentuates our habitual quirks and bodily similarities. This dance is also a negotiation of what we view as absurd as well as visually and physically satisfying for us as makers.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 7pm

Tickets $10

There will be three pieces during this performance: "timus and a periwinkle dream," "Memory Tracers," and "Those People..."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Those people...  | Open: 10/02/19 Close: 10/02/19
Writer and Director: Barbara Bellman

Performers: Tim Jerome, Matthew Bauman

As a Holocaust survivor, Sam has seen all kinds of bigotry, except his own.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 7pm

Tickets $15

There will be three pieces during this performance: "timus and a periwinkle dream," "Memory Tracers," and "Those people..."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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Memory Tracers  | Open: 10/02/19 Close: 10/02/19
Writer: Stuart Green

While attending her Grandmother's funeral, Christine bonds with her Great Aunt Belle over past memories... while facing the uncertainty of future ones.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 7pm

Tickets $15

There will be three pieces during this performance: "timus and a periwinkle dream," "Memory Tracers," and "Those People..."

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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The Curious Contents of Christie's Wastebasket  | Open: 10/02/19 Close: 10/02/19
Book and Lyrics: Janine Robledo

Music: Aden Kent Ramsey

Director: Eric Mark Olson-Sánchez Padilla

Music Director: Sujin Kim-Ramsey

In this quirky musical comedy, Christie cant seem to decide on anything...what to eat, who to date, where to live, or how to finish her short stories. Things are about to change when certain discarded characters emerge from her wastebasket in the middle of the night and demand that she give them proper endings. When faced with the many mirrors her characters reflect to her, shes faced with the choice: to finish what she started, risking failure to reach success, or to give up and never know who or what she might become.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 9pm

Tickets $20

The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series

Fall 2019

October 2 - October 20, 2019

All performances at:

TADA! Theater

15 West 28th St, 2nd floor

Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

NO REFUNDS will be granted.

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THOUGHTS & PRAYERS  | Open: 09/19/19 Close: 09/29/19
"Thoughts & Prayers" is a new dance-theatre work with a palpable activist heart. Through a gripping exploration of America’s relationship with tragedy, catastrophe, and loss, this thought-provoking world premiere aims to harness the power of hope, individual action, and a call for change. Following each show, audience members and community activists are invited to discuss the next steps to create change.

Through this new dance-theatre concerto of equal parts music, movement, and theatre, we take a journey with Dana and Felix, as the couple experiences five Disasters. In a dramatic mix of original, virtuosic music, partnering, dialogue, and unique staging, six musicians (woodwinds and strings) are active participants in the performance.  embody two distinct Greek Choruses: Congress and The Activists, giving full voice to the political clashes of present-day.

This collaboration between artists of completely different disciplines creates a complex, elegant, disruptive world brought to life by creator/director Lauren Hlubny and composer/performer Thomas Giles.


About the Company: Dance Theatre Surreality

Danse Theatre Surreality (DTS) is a bi-national dance and theatre company dedicated to promoting intersectional gender equity in the performing arts by creating interdisciplinary, innovative performances and providing programming with social and political initiatives. DTS works to cultivate performance and programming which emboldens womxn of all colors and affirms the value of their diverse perspectives. With regular workshops and performances in the United States and France, DTS diligently drives the conversation on inclusive gender rights by seeking to generate change in the arts community and beyond. Given the egregious inequalities present in our global society, artists must work together to creatively forge a path towards a future which is more equal, more just, and more open.

HARAM! IRAN!  | Open: 03/03/17 Close: 03/19/17
Nominated for a GLAD Award for its Los Angeles engagement, Haram! Iran! is based on the true story of the trial of two Iranian teenagers in Mashad, Iran in 2005. Fifteen and coming of age, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhouni struggle with their identities - not only as minority Arab Iranians, but as typical teenagers longing to discover their place in the world. When an innocent moment between two friends is misconstrued, the hardline Iranian justice system takes over.

Written by Jay Paul Deratany
Directed by Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson
Produced by Adam Weinstock/Creative Concept Productions In association with Red Spear LLC

Naama Potok, whose credits include My Name is Asher Lev, based on her father, Chaim Potok’s best-selling book of the same title. Playing her son is Roberto Tolentino, a California born actor who is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University. Completing the circle is Rahul Rai, best known for the film When Harry Ties to Marry, and who attained his martial arts black-belt at age 13. They are joined on stage by Sahar Bibiyan, Kal Mansoor, Colin Mulligan, Russel Jordan and Thamer Jendoubi.

Dumb Luck, a tru-ish musical comedy  | Open: 03/19/16 Close: 03/19/16
The true story of small-time Old West outlaw Elmer McCurdy, whose body was mummified and became a fixture on carnival sideshows, movies, road races and the TV show, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, gets resurrected in a musical treatment in “Dumb Luck” as part of the Emerging Artists New Work Series.

Dubbed "The Bandit Who Wouldn't Give Up", McCurdy’s criminal deeds led to his death in 1911.  Without a next of kin to claim him, his preserved body was put on display at an Oklahoma funeral home and then traveled the country for more than 65 years until it was discovered by a film crew in a Long Beach amusement park and identified as a human body by the Los Angeles County Coroner.  After national publicity, McCurdy was eventually laid to rest in a grave in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

The off-beat musical, written by Michael Sansonia and R.C. Staab, traces his life and possible afterlife, as Elmer, trapped in Purgatory, seeks to re-unite with the woman he loved.

More info at: www.DumbLuckMusical.com

Penny Penniworth  | Open: 02/29/16 Close: 02/29/16
The Off-Broadway Hit & New York Times Critic Pick Returns To The Stage For A One Night Only Benefit Performance For Emerging Artists Theatre!

PENNY PENNIWORTH is Charles Dickens' "lost" epic as mounted by a short-staffed theatre troupe with Royal Shakespeare Company aspirations. Set in Victorian England, it tells the story of young Penny Penniworth whose childhood love is driven out of town after nearly killing a wealthy businessman. Soon, Penny finds herself penniless, left alone to make her way through a convoluted maze of strange relationships, anonymous benefactors and ultimate justice.

This 70 minute farce features Christopher Borg, Jamie Heinlein, Lee Kaplan, and Ellen Reilly.

TICKETS $75 Includes post-show mingle with the cast & a special "Penny" cocktail and hors d'oeuvres.

The benefit performance supports Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) New Work Series. The three-week developmental festival that provides artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one night of a "work in progress" with audience feedback. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been born out of this festival, and Emerging Artists Theatre is excited to present a new round of opportunity to local artists.

ONE WOMAN STANDING Spring 2014

March 10th through 30th
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO BROWSE AND FIND YOUR SHOW

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Each title in the series has only one performance, one date, one time, so please take special note of the details for the show you've chosen and book accordingly. Then check the listings for our other series on offer during this festival. Visit www.emergingartiststheatre.org for more information.

All tickets are $10
All performances at:
TADA! Theater
15 West 28th St, 2nd floor
Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Derek Jamison, Scott Klavan, Jessica Phillips Lorenz, Scott Raker, Vanessa Shealy Younger

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

THE SHOWS

Thursday, March 13 at 7 pm
"WAIT A MINUTE - I THOUGHT I WAS WHITE"
Written and Performed by Diana Yanez
Directed by Marjorie Duffield
Growing up Cuban-American in Miami, FL, "Carmencita" Diana Yanez was led to believe that she was Caucasian. "When I was a kid I thought Princess Leia was Cuban. I thought Donny and Marie Osmond were Cuban I even thought Santa was Cuban! Why wouldn't I? And I wasn't black, so that meant I was white, right...? WRONG."

sharing the bill with

"AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 YEARS"
Written by D'yan Forest and Eric Kornfeld
Directed by Eric Kornfeld
Performed by D'yan Forest
Music by Edith Piaf, etc.
Musical Direction by Eric Kornfeld
D'yan Forest celebrates eight decades of wine, women and song (and a man or two stuck in there). Come on her global journey with heartfelt French songs, including touching international favorites at the piano, comedic parodies with her ukulele and some tantalizing tales. www.dyanforest.com

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Saturday, March 15 at 7 pm
"RED FLAGS"
Written and Performed by Maura Kelley
True, crazy, comical and sometimes dangerous stories as a result of ignoring waving red flags. The show "Red Flags" = the path you should not have followed. (This show is an excerpt of one of the "Red Flag" stories.)

sharing the bill with

"TEMPORARILY YOURS"
Written and Performed by Claudine Bryant
A humorous and sarcastic look at different office personalities, as seen through the eyes of Corrine, a struggling actress who supplements her income as an office temp.

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Sunday, March 16 at 5 pm
"EXCESSIVELY, OBSESSIVELY"*
Written and Performed by Ruby Marez
Directed by Taren Sterry
Choreographed by Ruby Marez and Kate Chamuris
Developed in part by, and with huge thanks to: Rachel Hamilton, Melanie Hoopes, Elana Fishbein, Robin Rothman, Jolene Turner, Binu Paulose, David DeVaughn, and Paul Obedzinski
Ruby has been called a hoarder (by her friends), with ADD (says her doctor), and is showing signs of OCD (say her friends who think they're doctors). But sooner rather than later she's gonna get her life together, right? Join Ruby on her whirlwind adventure in this based-on-her-true-story solo show.
*Gifts given out to lucky audience members at the end of the show!

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Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm
"USE YOUR WORDS!"
Written and Performed by Karen Eleanor Wight
Directed by Melissa Attebery
Show image by Yvette D'Elia
Karen illustrates the perks and challenges of being a new mother, without using her words!

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Friday, March 21 at 7 pm
"SEATTLE"
Written by Kathleen Warnock
Performed by Vivian Meisner
Jane, a woman of a certain age, enjoys a glass of champagne, and tells us about a life lived mostly on her own. When fate brings back her first love, she is surprised to find out something about being with the one you love most, something that she never could have predicted.

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Friday, March 21 at 9 pm
"TELLING STORIES"
Written and Performed by Vanessa Shealy Younger
The best stories are the true ones. Or at least they're the most outrageous.

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Saturday, March 22 at 7 pm
"LINDA MEANS TO WAIT"
Written and Performed by Linda Kuriloff
A South African-American leadership trainer working in the Bronx confronts what the daily practice of putting high school students through metal detectors does to their self-perception. "Linda Means to Wait" is a comical evening of storytelling, with poignant insights from a middle-class upbringing on Chicago's racially charged South Side.

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Monday, March 24 at 7 pm
"COVENTRY CAROL"
Written by James McLindon
Directed by Janet Bentley
Performed by Kara Young
Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen
A little girl finds herself alone and left behind at school and tries to understand why.

sharing the bill with

"WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK?"
Written and Performed by Anthoula Katsimatides
Directed by Petro Fourniotis
Special thanks to Matt Hoverman, Gretchen Cryer and Petro Fourniotis
One woman's journey to freedom while wrestling old-world views; a modern-day Greek tragedy! Growing up with the mantra "What will people think?" controlling her every move, Anthoula navigates through personal turmoil and loss to find happiness. A testament to human spirit.

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Tuesday, March 25 at 7 pm
"MY 80-YEAR-OLD BOYFRIEND"
Book by Christian Duhamel
Music by Edward Bell
Lyrics by Edward Bell and Christian Duhamel
Directed by Christian Duhamel
Musical Direction by Edward Bell
Performed by Charissa Bertels
In this solo musical comedy, a chance encounter with an older man leads a young woman to enter into an unlikely relationship.

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Thursday, March 27 at 7 pm
"MY STUBBORN TONGUE"
Written and Performed by Anna Fishbeyn
The story of a Russian immigrant child obsessed with mastering the English language and passing as an American - except that she can't. Confronted with her family's constant struggle to survive, she remains trapped between two languages and two worlds.

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Friday, March 28 at 7 pm
"SKIN DEEP"
Written and Performed by Chelsea Hackett
Directed by Heather Lanza
"Body and Soul" Lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton
"Body and Soul" Music by Johnny Green
We're bombarded everyday with messages telling us to change our bodies. Pluck this, extend that, tighten this, loosen that. What's resulted is a culture of people who look in the mirror and can only see what they want to change. "Skin Deep" asks what you would change not about your body, but about how you see it.

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Friday, March 28 at 9 pm
"MY MOM IS A SEX THERAPIST"
Book by Cara Maltz and Stephan Varnier
Music and Lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
Additional song by Keith Varney
Directed and Choreographed by Stephan Varnier
Musical Direction by Garrit Guadan
Production Manager, Gabi Hegan
Performed by Cara Maltz
A funny, offbeat and touching one-woman musical that follows Cara Maltz from childhood to adulthood as she tries to make sense of her mother's advice about sexuality, love... and, yes, sex toys. The play mixes charming anecdotes, original songs, and delightful scenes into an unforgettably entertaining piece.

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Sunday, March 30 at 5 pm
"MOTHER (AND ME)"
Written and Performed by Melinda Buckley
Directed by Christine Renee Miller
A larger-than-life Hungarian, "Mama Rose" is slowly slipping into dementia as her Broadway baby, Melinda, slips into de'middle age. A story of two women who are losing everything they've ever been in very different ways as they both lose the most important person in their lives: each other. Who is it harder for? The one who can't remember? Or the one who can't forget?


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NOTES FROM A PAGE Spring 2014

March 10th through 30th
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO BROWSE AND FIND YOUR SHOW

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Each title in the series has only one performance, one date, one time, so please take special note of the details for the show you've chosen and book accordingly. Then check the listings for our other series on offer during this festival. Visit www.emergingartiststheatre.org for more information.

All tickets are $10
All performances at:
TADA! Theater
15 West 28th St, 2nd floor
Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Curators: Paul Adams, Derek Jamison, Scott Klavan, Jessica Phillips Lorenz, Scott Raker, Vanessa Shealy Younger

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

THE SHOWS

Thursday, March 20 at 7 pm
"FOREST FOR THE TREES, A PLAY WITH MUSIC"
Written by Susan Merson
Directed by Melissa Atteberry
Performed by Susan Merson, Scott Sowers and Guy Boyd
Musical Direction by Carolyn Mignini
Artwork by Deryl Day
A circus fable with music about the love between an aging fat man (a former high wire artist), his bearded lady (a former bareback rider), and his former love, the skinny contortionist, Ms. Bobbi Pin.

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Sunday, March 23 at 2 pm
"YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS"
Book, Music and Lyrics by Eric B. Sirota
Directed by Cate Cammarata
Musical Direction by Matthew Thomas
Performed by Mark Suennen
A struggling idealistic artist tries to keep from losing his childhood friend and love of his life, as she grows and changes, with a materialistic world tugging her away from him.

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Sunday, March 23 at 7 pm
"A GREAT INFIDELITY"
Book, Music and Lyrics by Doug Brandt
Musical Direction by Karl Michael Johnson
The war has just ended, and the British are breaking every promise they made to the Indians who fought with them. A grieving Ann Ecuyer, whose husband captains Pennsylvania's Fort Pitt, wanders the woods by the Three Rivers, trying to fill a gaping hole in her heart. A tale of love, loss, and betrayal in Colonial America.

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Saturday, March 29 at 9 pm
"NAKED ARCADE"
Book, Music and Lyrics by Marc McBarron Kessler
Directed by Marc McBarron Kessler
Times Square, 1980. Welcome to Mick's memorial. The hottest ticket on 42nd St. Mick's friends gather on a bitter winter night to honor and recall the complicated life of their musician-hustler friend. At the Arcade you will find a singing transvestite, a mermaid, a john, a Coney Island waitress, and a killer, eager to tell Mick's story and ultimately their own.

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Sunday, March 30 at 2 pm
"THE KING'S LEGACY"
Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael Radi
Directed by Geoffrey Goldberg
Musical Direction by Michael Radi
In a court ruled by the whims of an heir-less King Henry VIII, a young lady in waiting to the queen, Anne Boleyn, upsets the delicate balance. Through seduction and manipulation of the king as he attempts to produce a male heir, Anne alters the course of history. Politics and ambitions collide, darkening many fates in this tumultuous English court.

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Sunday, March 30 at 7 pm
"54, THE MUSICAL"
Book by Renée Bang Allen
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Directed by Jonathan Warman
Musical Direction by Michael Greco
Choreographed by Mark Stuart
A vibrantly colorful yet gritty love story set in the New York funk and disco scene of the 1970s, "54, The Musical" takes you past the velvet ropes to become part of the glitter-soaked excitement. Follow two interracial couples navigating drugs, sexual liberties, changing musical paradigms and death, all within the walls of the most notorious discotheque of all time, Studio 54.


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The 39 Steps  | Open: 11/14/13 Close: 11/24/13
 THE 39 STEPS is a fast-paced farce that parodies the Hitchcock spy story of the same name.  Four ridiculously talented deaf actors portray over 150 zany characters in American Sign Language while four insanely gifted voice actors simultaneously perform the same lines in English; making this performance accessible to both Deaf and hearing audiences.


In THE 39 STEPS, a man bored with his life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy and asks for his help.  When he takes her home, she is murdered.  Soon, a mysterious organization called “THE 39 STEPS” is hot on the mans’ trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!  A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, THE 39 STEPS makes for an unforgettable evening.

{YOUR NAME HERE} presents... HOLIDAY BLIPS!  | Open: 12/12/12 Close: 12/12/12
Join NYC"s fast rising new Queer Theater Company, {YOUR NAME HERE} for the return of their popular evening of short plays called BLIPS! This HOLIDAY THEMED edition will feature the following writers: Alley Blumenfeld, Ricard A. Bracho, Joshua Bastian Cole, Hal Corley, Topher Cusumano, Erik Gernand, Emily Kaczmarek and Brandon Monokian. Expect the talents of Evan Jonigkeit, Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Martha Wollner and host Justin Sayre (The Meeting) to lead the audience through tales of redemption, remembrance, holiday hijinks gone awry, the pending end of the world, and showers with Santa!

Directed by Gretchen Van Lente Hosted by Justin Sayre

Space is limited; we recommend reserving your tickets as it will be first come, first served at the door.

Wednesday December 12, 2012
7 pm
TADA! Youth Theater
15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor

www.yournamehereqtc.org - FB/TW- yournamehereNYC


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The Hyper Aware Gala  | Open: 07/23/12 Close: 07/23/12
your presence is requested at

THE HYPER AWARE GALA
Monday, July 23rd 2012
Cockails at 8PM / Entertainment at 8:30PM

Join many of the nearly 50 artists who have worked with Hyper Aware. There will be drinks, dancing, raffles, and the magic of Gary Ferrar.

Cocktail attire preffered

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The Deena Levy Theatre Studio presents "GIRLS JUST WANNA..." (An Evening of Scenes with a Theme). Come be entertained and moved as this phenomenally eclectic and talented group of artists act...their hearts out.

The Deena Levy Theatre Studio has been teaching actors at all levels to "unlock the secrets" for 24 years. A diverse and dynamic choice of classes and workshops are offered, to educate, to inspire and prepare the serious actor for a career. For more information about DLTS, visit www.deenalevy.com.


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Blips!  | Open: 06/06/12 Close: 06/06/12
Your Name Here: A Queer Theater Company is proud to announce our production of BLIPS!- an evening of new, exciting and thought-provoking 10-minute play written by up and coming Queer writers.

Across a pool of 100 submissions from all over the states, Your Name Here has hand selected 8 pieces to be a part of our inaugural production. The selections are designed to represent and reflect the true experience of being LGBTIQQA in today's society.

Look for another evening of BLIPS in early August!


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artSHOPS  | Open: 03/26/12 Close: 06/04/12
We want to bring together artists (with MAD skills), administrators, educators, students, and anyone with $8 to spare. What are we going to do together? Make art!

11/21 Shakespeare with Ian Hersey @ TADA! Theater
1/9 Visual Art/Drawing with Jeff Hopkins @ Primary Stages
3/26 Circus Arts with W.T. McRae @ Primary Stages
6/4 Musical Theater Dance with Heidi Stallings


other"

The Deena Levy Theatre Studio Presents: Inseparables  | Open: 05/29/12 Close: 05/30/12
The Deena Levy Theatre Studio presents "Inseparables" (An Evening of Scenes with a Theme). Come be entertained and moved as this phenomenally eclectic and talented group of artists act...their hearts out.

The Deena Levy Theatre Studio has been teaching actors at all levels to "unlock the secrets" for 24 years. A diverse and dynamic choice of classes and workshops are offered, to educate, to inspire and prepare the serious actor for a career. For more information about DLTS, visit www.deenalevy.com.


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Show Me Real  | Open: 03/23/12 Close: 03/24/12
Clare Cook Dance Theater presents SHOW ME REAL, an evening-length dance theater piece that traces the experience of aspiring artists from the glamour and grace of the 1920s' Ziegfeld Follies culture to the concert dance stage of 2012.

Whether it's 1921 or 2012, the age-old story of the girl with big dreams trying to "make it" rings true. Whether it's leaving her small town to move to the Big Apple or learning those tricky tap steps as a child while twirling a baton in a sequined tutu, some things have not changed much. SHOW ME REAL views the lives of three real female modern dancers through the lens of a past era combining contemporary dance, original song, narrative, and video projection, revealing how much past is in our present.

SHOW ME REAL is the premiere production of Clare Cook Dance Theater. The choreography of Artistic Director Clare Cook has been seen in productions at the New York Musical Theater Festival, Ars Nova's ANT Fest, HERE Arts Center, Fringe NYC, Berkshire Fringe Festival, Planet Connections Festival (Best Choreography Award), NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, Columbia University, The New School for Drama, as well as Opera Slavica's productions of Dvořák's Rusalka and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in NYC.

Conceived and Choreographed by Clare Cook
Original Music and Lyrics by Amy Burgess
Dramatic Text and Lyrics by Gena Oppenheim
Lighting Design by Mike Inwood
Costume Design by Liam O'Brien
Performers: Lori Byargeon, Halley Cianfarini, Clare Cook, Merrill Grant, Julia Kelly, Courtney Pruden

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Notes from a Page - Emerging Artists New Works Series  | Open: 02/27/12 Close: 03/18/12
Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind, once-a-year festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself enthralled by One Woman Standing, or perhaps laughing with One Man Talking, maybe even humming along to a few new Notes from a Page. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: Each title in the series has only one performance, one date, one time, so please book carefully. Scroll down and find the show, or shows, of your choosing. And then check the other listings for "One Woman Standing" and "One Man Talking" and book tickets for those shows as well!


NOTES FROM A PAGE

Monday, February 27th at 9 pm
"W@ IF? : A NEW CELLPHONE MUSICAL"
Book, Lyrics, Music: Jeremy F. Richter
In today's cell phone age, in which everyone is incessantly accessible, Jared can't seem to connect with anyone; his friends, his fiancé or himself. What if he had left alone what he should have left alone?


Thursday March 1st at 9 pm
"DEAD AUTHOR SONGS"
Play: Zac Kline
Songs: Howard Fishman
A new music theatre piece about the lives of several people across America a high school student obsessed with J.D. Salinger, a literary escort, a computer store technician, a young man who wants to be the next great dead author and others And how their stories come together, and fall apart through their connection to literature. Featuring songs by acclaimed singer-songwriter Howard Fishman.


Friday, March 2nd at 9 pm
"LEGENDS OF BATVIA"
Book, Lyrics: Katherine Burger
Music: Roland Tec
Gilbert & Sullivan meets Charles Ludlam in this original musical comedy a gothic romp about a hairy curse and those caught in its jaws.


Saturday, March 3rd at 9 pm
"THE RAVEN"
Book: Chris Murray & Judith Leora
Lyrics: Edgar Allan Poe & Chris Murray
Music: John Horton Murray
Edgar Allan Poe's life was incredibly unfair, but he used his creative imagination and resilience to persevere. This musical uses his own writing to paint a musical portrait of his life.


Sunday, March 4th at 7 pm
"YOUNG EDGAR"
Book, Lyrics: Ed Weissman
Lyrics, Music: Stephen Randoy
Director: Evan Pappas
A musical comedy, in which J. Edgar Hoover, the Head of the FBI for over 50 years, rises from the dead and reveals the secret of his success.


Friday, March 9th at 9 pm
"PERP! THE CRIMINAL MUSICAL"
Book, Lyrics, Music: Laura Italiano
Director: Kevin Lambert
Music Director: Dewey Fleszar
This musical comedy tracks a sweet young Kansan's twisty perp walk from shame to fame after she's wrongly arrested and only a lovable band of singing and dancing crooks can save her.


Saturday, March 10th at 9 pm
"F****D UP FAIRYTALES"
Book, Lyrics: Tom Diggs
Music: David Mallamud
Director: Stephen Fried
A twisted take on Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella, that is anything but Grimm.

Sunday, March 11th at 1 pm
"ZOMBIE WEDDING"
Book, Lyrics: R.C. Staab
Music: Daniel Sturman
An 80's power-pop-infused musical that takes My Best Friend's Wedding and gives it a romantic Zombie twist.


Monday, March 12th at 9 pm
"MAN DATE"
Book, Music: Tyrone Robinson
Lyrics, Music: Alisdair Lee
A musical comedy in which 6 diverse gay men seek love and connection on the Internet whom will love choose?


Tuesday, March 13th at 9 pm
"THE STAR CHILD"
Book: Jennifer Stafford
Lyrics: Sarah Underwood
Music: Josh Freilich
Based on Oscar Wilde's short story, this fun-filled family musical follows Mattan, who believes he is the most beautiful boy the world has ever seen. But when he becomes so self-centered and cruel that a witch steals his beauty, he must go on a journey to get it back and learn to see beauty through the eyes of others.


Wednesday, March 14th at 9 pm
"A FULL LIFE"
Book, Lyrics: Samuel Buckley
Music: John Charles
A love story set in a New York investment bank that tracks the pernicious effect of money on the lives and loves of the office workers who help to generate gargantuan profits but are paid little in return.


Friday, March 16th at 9 pm
"KOWS THE MUSICAL"
Book: Paul Zuckerman and Michael Sansonia
Music, Lyrics: Michael Sansonia
A small Midwestern radio station still broadcasts from where it began over 50 years ago. With debt looming, can they raise enough money to stay on the air?


Saturday, March 17th at 9 pm
"BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE"
Book, Lyrics: Mark Farnen & Fran Handman
Music: Lucas Syed
A musical with two parallel couples (one real, the other characters in a tale) both searching for a way to bridge their differences and live happily ever after.


Sunday, March 18th at 3 pm
"PETUNIA"
Book, Lyrics, Music: John Levy
A musical farce about a man who believes his dead wife has been reincarnated as a houseplant, and how his son uses it to his advantage The Tell Tale Heart meets All In The Family.


Sunday, March 18th at 7 pm
"DEIRDRE"
Book, Lyrics: Rich Buley-Neumar
Book, Music: Michael McCarthy
A fatal beauty; a warrior hero; a mighty king. A Druid's prophecy draws them together and fate tears them apart, in this musical retelling of an ancient romantic story of star-crossed love, war, fate, and revenge.

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One Woman Standing - Emerging Artists New Works  | Open: 02/28/12 Close: 03/18/12
Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind, once-a-year festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself enthralled by One Woman Standing, or perhaps laughing with One Man Talking, maybe even humming along to a few new Notes from a Page. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: Each title in the series has only one performance, one date, one time, so please book carefully. Scroll down and find the show, or shows, of your choosing. And then check the other listings for "One Man Talking" and "Notes from a Page" and book tickets for those shows as well!


Tuesday, February 28 at 7 pm
"CAT LADY WITHOUT A CAT"
Written and Performed by Carrie Keskinen
Directed by Scotty Watson
A hilarious and heartfelt story of one woman's journey from a painful divorce to her new life in New York. Finding a dead mouse in her apartment is the catalyst for letting go of her past and her fears of becoming a crazy cat lady, and discovering her true self.


Wednesday, February 29 at 7 pm
"MISS LEONTYNE (A Fabulously Fictional Evening with the World's Legendary Diva!)"
Written by Bil Wright
Directed by Troy Miller+
Performed by Cheryl Cochran
What happens when Hip Hop magazine journalist Queen Blackout interviews the legendary opera diva Leontyne Price? An incredible journey from Mississippi to Ohio to Catfish Row to Egypt and back, with laughter and love!
* * * sharing the bill with * * *
"THE GIRL IN THE BAND"
Written, Performed, and with Music by Megan Loomis*
Directed by Barbara Grecki+
The Girl in the Band utilizes one woman's multi-instrumental talents to tell the story of Peggy, who's been fired several times from bands and can't figure out why she's lost her voice. Peggy delves into the past and recounts all her experience in bands, beginning in the 5th grade.


Thursday, March 1 at 7 pm
"HAPPY, REALLY"
Written by Susan Laubach*
Directed by Gretchen Cryer*
Annie and Linda are best friends whose lives diverge when Annie gets married and Linda goes on to have the acting career both she and Annie lusted after. Over the decades, the friendship evolves... and devolves.
* * * sharing the bill with * * *
"ROADSIDE ANGELS"
Written & Performed by Michele Fulves*+
People have always "told me things." Often, I took their stories at face value. In a less-than-stellar moment of feeling like I'd completely screwed up my life, these 4 people showed up. It was as if the lens focused and there in front of me were the gifts they'd given me. Success isn't about the events of our lives; it's about the people.


Monday, March 5 at 7 pm
"BECOMING LIV ULLMANN"
Written and Performed by Crystal Finn*
Directed by Danny Mefford
Music by Joe Donovan
Crystal tries to win back her boyfriend the only way she knows how: by transforming herself into the Nordic film goddess, Liv Ullmann.


Tuesday, March 6 at 7 pm
"HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL?"
Written and Performed by Sonora Chase*
Directed by Nela Wagman
The comedic journey of a woman who escapes her own personal Truman Show and discovers her mysterious and elusive birth family, just in time to break free and embrace find her newfound freedom and get gay, gay married!


Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm
"AS COLONEL MEREDITH EASTWOOD FLOATS IN SPACE"
Performed by Jamie Heinlein*+
Also performed by Elizabeth Bell*+ and Mark Finley*+
Astronaut Colonel Eastwood is sitting at her desk, dictating a rambling log detailing her experiments and observations regarding an 86-gram gerbil, Horatio. She wonders if the real experiment on the spaceship isn't the burgeoning romance between her and her fellow astronaut, Lieutenant Jake.


Thursday, March 8 at 9 pm
"WHEN IT ENDED THE FIRST TIME"
Written by Zac Kline
Performed by Blair Baker*
Follow a young woman Jane on a turbulent afternoon in New York City. From the East Village to the halls of Bellevue to the Upper East Side, the show explores the depths of what it means to be young, in love and confused in New York.


Friday, March 9 at 7 pm
"THE SEVENTH SENSE"
Written and Performed by Amber Godfrey*
Produced and Art Directed by Nickey Frankel
A woman of mixed and complicated origins traces her childhood journey through the countries she's lived in, the family she's searched for and the relationships she's struggled with.
* * * sharing the bill with * * *
"RIDGEWOOD"
Written and Performed by Sheilagh Weymouth*
Direction and Dramaturgy by Janice Goldber (SDC)
Ridgewood is a young girl's coming-of-age memory piece, which takes the audience on a journey to all people and places that represent a very unique time.


Saturday, March 10 at 7 pm
"PERFECT"
Performed by Rebecca Nyahay
Written by Mark Lambeck
Directed by Molly Marinik+
A needy hair salon receptionist becomes enamored with the "perfect" son of a client and never clues into what makes her new boyfriend so special and distinctive.
* * * sharing the bill with * * *
"HOW I STARTED FIGHT4U.COM"
Written by Orna Rawls
Performed by Patti Shea
Directed by Louis D. Pietig
An idealist and a capitalist combine forces to create a service to fight the system.
* * * sharing the bill with * * *
"WHY I HATE ANGELINA JOLIE"
Written and Performed by Glory Gallo*+
Directed by Marc Castle+
Creative Consultant Tom Greenman+
Shopping with kids is not a serene experience and I resent anyone who pretends it is. A hilarious yet poignant strip-down of the seemingly self-perceived wonder woman of our time. Beautiful, smart, nauseatingly successful both in film and family. Good Will Ambassador? A beautiful husband? Who wouldn't be jealous! Then again maybe there's more than meets the eye behind the press and the facade.

Sunday, March 11 at 3 pm
"INSIDE"
Written by Jane Altman
Collaborators and Performers:
Laura Fois Bosley*+
Blanche Cholet*+
Michele Fulves*+
Lue McWilliams *+
Vivian Meisner *+
WHERE IS "INSIDE?" AND WHY ARE THEY THERE???????
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"ANEC DOTAGE"
Written and performed by Blanche Cholet*+
Blanche has been a member of Emerging Artists Theatre since the beginning and has proudly played a multitude of roles.


Sunday, March 11 at 7 pm
"DORIS DAY A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"
Written by Paul Adams+
Performed by Lue McWilliams*+
Directed by Melissa Atteberry+
A look back at the unknown life of one of America's cherished sweethearts and the darker side behind her sunny life.


Monday, March 12 at 7 pm
"FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO CAN'T STAND STILL"
Written and performed by Jasmine Coles
Movement is often a mask used to hide emotional reactions. This is the story of Jasmine, and those experiences in her life which resulted in a fear of stillness. Watch as she peels away all the layers of movement, to find herself standing in the stillness of her insecurities, fears, mistakes, and confusion.
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"TEMPORARY SHELTER"
Written and Performed by Camille M. Brown*
Directed by Douglas Hall
One woman's addiction to "the bootie call" and its emotional consequences.


Tuesday, March 13 at 7 pm
"LESSONS FROM MY FATHER"
Written and performed by Mary Dimino
Directed by Christine Renee Miller
Little eight-year-old Mary loves her dad. She wants him to be her hero. Her dreams are dashed when she discovers Dad's secret inside the kitchen garbage one early morning. Their relationship will never be the same. A girl's journey from Mother Goose books to Plato. A father's journey from factory worker to Miracle Man.
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"ALLIE OOP'S LAST FANTASTIC DAY"
Written by Kirt Shineman
Performed by Heather Cambanes
Directed by Katie McHugh
While Sue gets dressed as "Allie Oop the Clown" for her son's 18th birthday, she awaits an important phone call. Getting ready allows her the time to recount why she became Allie Oop the Clown, and how being a clown is her way of showing her love for her son.


Thursday, March 15 at 7 pm
"I MARRIED A NUN"
Written by D'yan Forest* & Stephen Jobes
Performed by D'yan Forest*
Directed by Stephen Jobes
A one-woman show that dramatically depicts D'yan's search for love and meaning in life, finding the answers at age 77 in the smoldering cabarets and demimonde of Paris. With humor, art and her ukulele, she reveals the truth that's valid for all of us.


Thursday, March 15 at 9 pm
"HELLO, FEMALE LADY CREATURE!"
Written and performed by Lisa L. Kirchner
The turn of the 21st century brought a wave of expats and one redhead out of Pittsburgh to Qatar. The move was supposed to boost her husband's journalism career and liberate Muslim women, but after battles with her boss Mohamed, a health crisis and the loss of her beloved dog, she was the one set free. Except that she was still stuck in Qatar. Spending another year in the Persian Gulf meant learning to be single again in a land where it was illegal to date.


Saturday, March 17 at 7 pm
"DEAR JOSPEH"
Written and Performed by Andrea Alton*+
Directed by Melissa Attebery+
Set in the 1800s, Beth Ann patiently waits for her true love, Joseph, to return from war. A love story that spans thirty years is encompassed in this 15-minute comedic piece.
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"THE COLIC CHRONICLES"
Written and Performed by Jess Phillips+
Directed by Meg Griffiths
No Sleep in Brooklyn!
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"A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE"
Written and Performed by Vanessa Shealy*
Directed by Melissa Attebery+
Costume coordination by Donald Sanders
Jessica is trapped in a strange room, thoroughly pissed off and wearing an enormous white wedding dress. She threatens, bribes and begs to be released, but maybe she has the power to change her circumstances for herself.


Sunday, March 18 at 5 pm
"SHUTE BRANCH"
Written by Edward Musto
Directed by Nancy Chu
Performed by Leslie Gwyn*
"A librarian offers advice to a 12-year-old boy who's being bullied at school." This is the curtain-raiser from Edward Musto's third evening of short, comic thrillers, "Mass Murder."
* * * sharing the bill with * * *
"MOTHER OF THE BRIDE"
Written and Performed by Katie Kreisler
Directed by Colman Domingo
"The Mother" gets ready for her estranged daughter's wedding where she will see her ex-husband, three other estranged daughters, and eight grandchildren she has never met. How will she rsvp?

*Indicates a member Actors' Equity Association
+Indicates member of Emerging Artists

 

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