The Drilling Company Theater

Todays Date: 12/08/19
Last Update: 01/20/14 02:43:00 PM

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Address: 236 W. 78th Street
New York, NY    10024

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Freefall  | Open: 09/11/13 Close: 09/28/13
This story of two brothers, a thief and a policeman, a dramatic portrayal of what family means in a society that has splintered the traditional institution.


Drama"

Theater.Drama

Beginner At Life  | Open: 04/18/13 Close: 04/28/13
After a confrontation at her yoga class, Eden, a young mother, embarks on a thought-provoking, courageous, empowering body-mind-soul exploration, that takes her from yoga to the book of Genesis to nutritionists to Club Med seeking the solution to our collective need for connection. At times both witty and shocking, we discover there's a lot of Eden in all of us.


Solo Performance"

Theater.Solo Performance

MISS JULIE (theatre play by August Strindberg)  | Open: 01/17/13 Close: 01/27/13
QUOTES FROM THE PRESS:

'After a successful run in 2011 with five stars reviews, Vagabond
Productions returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with Miss Julie. 'The
issues Strindberg explores are still sadly relevant today. All round,
a fabulous production and one of the best pieces of theatre I've seen
at this year's Fringe' (BroadwayBaby.com)

'Directed by BAFTA Award-winner Andrew Dallmeyer this international co-
production is 'an absolutely captivating production of one of
Strindberg's best-loved plays' (BroadwayBaby.com).

'Many actors at the Fringe are good, a handful are exceptional. The cast of 'Miss
Julie' (Bart Vanlaere and Louise Seyffert) are undoubtedly exceptional,
with two having won Best of the Fest awards in the past' (ThreeWeeks).


'This intense, 1888 drama, an upstairs-downstairs with a passion
about the taboo of sex between the upper and lower classes has lost
none of its impact in the ostensibly classless 21st century in the
hands of Vagabond Productions, ...it's an expose of hyprocrisy, a
small tour de force that rips down any veneer of respectability in
the upper classes' (EdinburghGuide.com).

"The cast handles these tricky interactions and emotions with
incredible skill and authenticity. Bart Vanlaere is outstandingly
sinister as Jean, captivating in his transformation from syncophantic
lover to jaded bully. Louise Seyffert's Miss Julie is frivolous and
flippant, with no understanding that actions have consequences. The
audience's sympathies were torn between the two as we followed their
battle to rise above each other, our heads snapping back and forth as
if we were at Wimbledon' (BroadwayBaby.com).

'The story is told well; the energy of the Valet, Jean (played by
Bart VanLaere), carried the production. Displaying impressive
storytelling ability, VanLaere drew us into the 19th century world
where class and gossip dominate. To make an alien world seem familiar
is a rare talent and VanLaere was complimented in this regard by
Louise Seyffert's performance as Miss Julie. Wonderfully flighty and
skittish in the first half, Seyffert's transition to a broken woman
was poignant and touching' (Audience review)

'The play still poses important questions about contemporary relationships'
(ThreeWeeks).

'All round, a fabulous production
and one of the best pieces of theatre
I've seen at this year's Fringe'.
(Ian Winterton/BroadwayBaby.com)

'the play still poses important questions about
contemporary relationships. Many actors at the Fringe are good, a
handful are exceptional. the cast of 'Miss Julie' are undoubtedly
exceptional, with two having won Best of the Fest awards in the
past. directed by Scottish BAFTA award-winner Andrew Dallmeyer,
there is more palpable emotion in this production than in half the
Fringe guide. ' (ThreeWeeks)


For more information please visit www.vagabondproductions.weebly.com


Arts.Theatre

Going Public  | Open: 01/11/13 Close: 01/12/13
WHAT: GOING PUBLIC, A solo show


Going Public is about a 6' 2" blonde, ex-basketball player, who unpins her soul and lets the secrets of her ragged life fly free -- from pot smokin' Mom, to fighter pilot Dad, from a penis wielding boss to the sweetest child of spring.

WHO: Starring Terri Mateer*, Written by Terri Mateer* and Stephen Jobes.
(*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association)

WHERE: The Drilling Company 236 West 78th NYC 10024
WHEN: Friday, January 11th, 8 PM & Saturday, January 12th, 8 PM

COST: Suggested Contribution $10

*Running Time - 73 Minutes


Reviews:

We just got home, still shaking, still crying, still stirred up, and laughing. It couldn't have been more moving, well crafted, articulate, and important. You were brilliant at it and in it.Good for you, good for us! It was truly a dramatic and psychological work of art. Hats off to you! Alice and Bob

You pulled me in with everything you shared and seduced me with everything left unsaid - the way you looked at your father's jack untold stories, unresolved threads. And so many awesome lines that stick! Noelle

Gripped by every moment of it - loved the stories - told in just the right order - It's beyond talent. You're a natural but it's beyond that. You have genius. I've said it before & will say it again - in print if possible! You have genius that only a few have. I think when people see this show they will realize that you belong in a tradition of physical comediennes of genius. - Carey Harrison, Artistic Director, The Woodstock Players Theater Company

"Your performance was riveting. Your communication through emotion and body language (and running around the stage, sometimes carrying a heavy object) Was right to the point. I think all of the audience felt your experience, we certainly did. Thank you for your hard work and the courage to share it with others."
Love,
Erica

I so enjoyed your show that I want to read the book (I hope you're writing it.). Want to know more about how you overcame the obstacles in your life to get to be the open woman you are.
With love,
Dexter


Arts.Theatre

The Boys Next Door  | Open: 11/29/12 Close: 12/02/12
Identity Theater
in association with The Drilling CompaNY


The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys which dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old, but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books which he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time which they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.

Cast:
Julie Baber
Richard Biermann*
Philip Chaffin*
Kate Cherichello
Stephanie Gould*
Christopher Lee*
Eric Loscheider*
Ann McCormack*
Bergin Michaels*
Patrick John Moran*
William Mulligan*

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Playwright: Tom Griffin
Directed by Justin Bennett & Lin Snider
Producer: Nicholas Linnehan
Stage Manager: Mary Linehan
Choreographer: Josh Gottesman
Costume Designer: Alison Kopki
Lighting Designer: Scott Fetterman


Arts.Performance

We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!  | Open: 10/18/12 Close: 10/28/12
In the hilarious farce, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! prices are rising and wages are falling - what's a girl to do? When authority stops protecting the people and starts protecting themselves, two working-class couples unite in their struggle for justice, truth, and a good meal. We Won’t Pay, We Won’t Pay caused riots after its original production in 1974 Italy and is brought to new relevance in Director, Alex Randrup’s re-imagined new production in 2012.


Vaudeville/Variety"

Acts/Attractions.Vaudeville/Variety

We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!  | Open: 10/18/12 Close: 10/26/12
In the hilarious farce, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! prices are rising and wages are falling - what's a girl to do? When authority stops protecting the people and starts protecting themselves, two working-class couples unite in their struggle for justice, truth, and a good meal. We Won’t Pay, We Won’t Pay caused riots after its original production in 1974 Italy and is brought to new relevance in Director, Alex Randrup’s re-imagined new production in 2012.


Vaudeville/Variety"

Acts/Attractions.Vaudeville/Variety

Brendan  | Open: 09/26/12 Close: 09/30/12
A recent Irish immigrant, Brendan now calls America home. But when a letter from Ireland brings more than just shocking news, Brendan struggles to find love and meaning in his new life. From award-winning playwright Ronan Noone comes a funny, evocative and wonderfully touching play about love, loss and coming to terms with leaving the past behind you.


Play"

Theater.Play

For Love  | Open: 09/25/12 Close: 09/30/12
The mating habits and close encounters of a bunch of thirtysomethings are chronicled here in this dark blue comedy. Watch as these three women navigate the murky assault course of Dublin’s tricky nightlife, as they look for love in all the wrong faces. Is there more than a one night stand in Val’s future? Can Tina find the right dress if she’s got the wrong man? Should Bee hop into bed with a married man or just go to the zoo?… Or is there something else out there?


Play"

Theater.Play

House Strictly Private  | Open: 09/26/12 Close: 09/30/12
The Irish love to laugh and they love to cry and the McCracken family are no exception, especially when an elderly uncle dies a lot sooner than any of them was expecting. Faced with an uncertain future and a distorted past the McCracken’s get the chance of a lifetime to break-up, or stick together. House Strictly Private, is a dark-comedy set in rural Northern Ireland by Northern Irish playwright Jimmy Kerr (1st-Irish 2010, Ardnaglass on the Air).


Play"

Theater.Play

Jimmy Titanic  | Open: 09/25/12 Close: 09/30/12
If you are going to find yourself in heaven, it may as well be in historic circumstances, like going down on the greatest ship ever built. Yet even now, 100 years later, angel Jimmy Boylan steps aboard Titanic every day – riding its notoriety, struggling with its legacy, forever consumed by ‘the Wondership’.


Play"

Theater.Play

For Love  | Open: 09/25/12 Close: 09/30/12

The world premiere of For Love

For Love is a dark blue comedy, an irreverent romp through the torturous dating scene in modern Dublin.The mating habits and close encounters of a bunch of thirty- somethings are chronicled here, as three women navigate the murky assault course of tricky nightlife, as they look for love in all the wrong faces. Is there more than a one night stand in Val’s future? Can Tina find the right dress if she’s got the wrong man? Should Bee hop into bed with a married man or just go to the zoo?… Or is there something else out there?

Written by Laoisa Sexton

Directed by Jo Cattell

Cast includes Georgina McKevitt, John Duddy, Jo Kinsella & Laoisa Sexton

Sept 25, 27, 30 at 7pm
Sept 29 at 4pm

Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre as part of 1st Irish Theater Festival, a month long festival of new Irish plays across New York City

http://www.1stirish.org

FOR LOVE Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/ForLovetheplay

Pop Dies In Vegas  | Open: 07/13/12 Close: 07/29/12
Our hero is Casper, a golden-voiced pop idol who has just made the mistake of turning eighteen. Forgotten by his public, Casper faces the ugly choice of fading into obscurity or, worse, growing up. Instead he embarks on a poorly executed attempt to retire a legend by faking his own death. All that stands in his way is common sense and a bathtub full of blood. POP DIES IN VEGAS comes from the deliciously twisted and observant mind of W.M. Akers, reporter, NYU alum and recipient of the John Golden Playwriting Prize in Excellence.And it is the most exciting comedy of the summer.


Comedy"

Theater.Comedy

Pop Dies In Vegas  | Open: 07/13/12 Close: 07/29/12
Our hero is Casper, a golden-voiced pop idol who has just made the mistake of turning eighteen. Forgotten by his public, Casper faces the ugly choice of fading into obscurity or, worse, growing up. Instead he embarks on a poorly executed attempt to retire a legend by faking his own death. All that stands in his way is common sense and a bathtub full of blood.

Get your tickets now for the most exciting comedy of the summer!


About the Company: Squeaky Bicycle Productions

Squeaky Bicycle Productions is committed to providing an outlet for Emerging Artists to explore new works through development and performance. We dedicate ourselves to providing American Playwrights with New York City venues for the workshopping and performance of their pieces. We utilize professional actors who transcend type, and directors and creative teams with a collaborative and innovative mind set.

The Wizard Of Oz  | Open: 06/14/12 Close: 06/30/12
This posh metropolitan twist on the classic tale lands the Kansas born-and-bred Dorothy right smack in the middle of Noho—a place that's surely "no place like home!" On her cosmopolitan quest for home, Dorothy navigates much more than the city-that-never-sleeps as she encounters mother monster witches, an OCD-ridden lioness, a starving artist scarecrow and more! Will her ruby-reds make it through the pavement pounding on her sweet quest for a new life, or will she find out that New York's just one big sour apple? Only one thing’s for certain: This ain’t your kid sister’s Dorothy story.


Performance Art"

Acts/Attractions.Performance Art

BOB: Blessed Be The Dysfunction That Binds  | Open: 03/04/12 Close: 03/18/12
Actress and writer Anne Pasquale invites you to meet her special needs brother Bob, her family, and share with them in the crisis, craziness, laughter, tears and triumph that highlight their coming of age journey. Shed some light on the lives of folks with disabilities and those who love them.


Play with Music"

The Thrill Of The Chase  | Open: 03/02/12 Close: 03/04/12
The Thrill Of The Chase explores a volatile, highly complex relationship between two lifelong friends; the carefree, womanising playboy Charlie, and the hard-working, timid Nicky, who share a stunning penthouse apartment in the heart of the city. When Nicky unexpectedly announces his intentions to turn his back on the bachelor lifestyle and marry his troubled girlfriend Izzy, the affronted Charlie suggests a perverse wager, which will ultimately threaten not only their friendship, but their very existence...

Following in the tradition of David Mamet and Neil LaBute, The Thrill Of The Chase is a brutal, uncompromising, yet darkly comic exploration of masculinity and sexual politics. This is the world premiere of a provocative new work from the acclaimed young British playwright Philip Gawthorne.

Directed by Joel Waage.
Starring Ryan Barrentine, Jenna D'Angelo, Kevin O'Callaghan*, and Nicole Samsel.

Equity Showcase.

*Denotes member of Actors Equity.


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