The Gym at Judson

Todays Date: 06/27/22
Last Update: 09/11/17 10:41:21 AM
Address: 243 Thompson Street
New York, NY    10012

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I Of The Storm  | Open: 09/22/17 Close: 10/29/17
Starring OOBR Award winning Richard Hoehler as RJ Bartholomew, an Everyman with answers for those questioning Everything. After falling from grace with an agnostic thud, Bartholomew delivers a powerful message, considering the current condition of the world, with a genuine hope for the future, faith in the universe, and an undying love for mankindWith dignity, humor, and grace, I OF THE STORM is the thrilling riches to rags story about achieving success by letting everything go. September 22 through October 29, 2017 Opening night is Thursday, September 28, 2017

Monday - Thursday at 7 pm; Friday - Saturday at 8 pm

Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm; Sunday at 3 pm

COME BACK UP  | Open: 08/11/15 Close: 08/30/15
COME BACK UP is a fearless play, touching on sensitive and powerful topics. The focal character, Buddy, is an intellectually disabled black boy who wants to help his sister transition from purgatory to heaven. She died 11 years ago, and as her spirit resurfaces more strongly, Buddy's mother struggles to face the ghosts of her past, both physical and metaphorical. When Buddy is implicated in a tragic crime, his disability and race cloud public perceptions, and with the walls closing in, forgiveness starts to feel like a foreign word.

Directed by Jillian Robertson and featuring Tai Verley, Nicole Kontolefa, Amber Bogdewiecz, JT Tarpav, and Amber Avant.

About the Company: Sanguine Theatre Company

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

Lancelot  | Open: 08/13/14 Close: 08/29/14
A world premiere drama by award-winning playwright Steven Fechter (The Woodsman), and music by New York-based rock band The Head Set. Thom Fogarty directs a cast of four, including Stephen James Anthony* (Bway: War Horse), Lulu Fogarty*, Romy Nordlinger* and Grant Riordon. *Member, AEA.

Ryan is a quiet young man who has a good job, a steady girlfriend, and a nice, normal life in Oklahoma – that is, until Ginger arrives. With Ginger come memories of a wanton and wildly creative boy Ryan thought he had buried ten years ago. But can anyone kill the part of themselves that is most madly alive? Ryan will soon find out. Being a man in Oklahoma is the loneliest fate in the world.


Censored On Final Approach  | Open: 08/18/14 Close: 08/26/14
"Censored on Final Approach" by Phylis Ravel is the story of four WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots), a group of roughly one thousand women hired by the United States Army Air Force during WWII to fly military aircrafts and tow targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, thereby freeing male pilots for combat missions.

It is a story of strength, courage, identity, and the close-knit friendships formed during a very important period in American history. These women flew a combined total of over 600 million miles in every type of military aircraft and paved the way for future generations of female pilots, both military and civilian. This play continues IVP's tradition of producing works that underscore the pivotal but often overlooked roles women have played throughout history.

The Bonus Army  | Open: 09/06/13 Close: 09/19/13
In the dark early days of the Great Depression, in 1932, tens of thousands of unemployed World War I veterans traveled from all over the United States to march on Washington, D.C. They demanded that Congress, which had voted the war veterans a cash bonus to be paid in 1945, redeem their bonus certificates immediately, as they desperately needed the money. They called themselves the Bonus Expeditionary Force, but were known as The Bonus Army. In this environmental theatre production of the classic American protest musical, the audience is immersed in the rollicking action and soaring melodies by four-time Obie-winning composer Al Carmines, book by award-winning playwright David Epstein.

About the Company: Judson Arts

Judson Arts continues the long tradition of arts presentations at Judson Memorial Church, a worshiping community that has been a force in Greenwich Village for over 120 years not only in the arts but in social reform, freedom of expression, and advocating for the marginalized. From the acclaimed Judson Poets’ Theater and Judson Dance Theater to today’s Bailout Theater and Magic Time performances, Judson embraces the vitality and necessity of the arts in our lives. This is the first production of Judson Arts in The Gym at Judson.

The Bonus Army  | Open: 09/06/13 Close: 09/19/13
In the dark early days of the Great Depression, in the spring and early summer of 1932, tens of thousands of unemployed World War I veterans and their supporters marched on Washington, D.C. They demanded that Congress, which had voted the war veterans a cash bonus to be paid in 1945, redeem their bonus certificates immediately, when they desperately needed the money. They called themselves the Bonus Expeditionary Force, but were known as the Bonus Marchers or the Bonus Army.

The Bonus Army is a musical written by David Epstein, with music and lyrics by Al Carmines that was first performed by the acclaimed Judson Poets' Theater in 1976. This revival is directed by Russell Treyz and will run September 6-19 at THE GYM AT JUDSON.

Musical Director: Michael Conley

Choreography: Mark DiConzo

Costume design: Jennifer Raskopf
Lighting design: David M. Upton
Production Manager: Zachary Mosely

Production Stage Manager: Morgan Eisen
Stage Manager: Anna Fearheiley

Beau Allen *
Sarah Blaze *
Micah Bucey
Richard Bull
Greg Carter *
Matthew Cleaver
John Cormier
Mark DiConzo *
Lenny Fox
Paul Fraccalvieri
Gary Giardina
Steve Greenstein *
Rob Hatzenbeller *
Christopher Johnson *
Martin L'Herault
Robert Lydiard *
Kevin Maleike
Robin Manning *
Marilyn Matarrese *
Uriel Menson *
Bergin Michaels *
Paul Murphy *
Michael C. O'Day *
Tony Perry *
Leila Rinehart
Tom Romero *
Anlami Shaw
Kim Sweet *
Megan Thomas *
Paul Thomas Ryan *
Jeff Turrentine
Otto Walberg
Terry L. Walker *
Kevin B. Winebold *
D. Zhonzinsky *

* These actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. The Bonus Army is an Equity-approved Showcase.


Women Of Will  | Open: 01/29/13 Close: 06/02/13
The New York premiere of Tina Packer’s WOMEN OF WILL – a groundbreaking exploration of Shakespeare’s canon – written by Ms. Packer and directed by Eric Tucker (“Saint Joan”) will begin preview performances on January 29 prior to an official press opening of February 3 and running through June 2 Off-Broadway at The Gym at Judson (55 Washington Square South, NY, NY), it has been announced by the show’s producer Sarah Hancock and its creator/star Tina Packer.

“I am so pleased to finally have the opportunity to perform WOMEN OF WILL in front of NYC audiences,” stated Tina Packer. “It has been a long journey - partly because I spent the last 30-plus years building Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts and partly because WOMEN OF WILL isn’t just one play – its six separate plays, and I – along with my wonderful collaborators Eric Tucker and Nigel Gore – have been working tirelessly to fine-tune the work before our NY debut.  There is a special joy for me to be able to play the parts I missed because I was building Shakespeare & Company - parts in plays I have directed, but now can approach again from the inside not looking from the outside.”
A true tour de force performance, WOMEN OF WILL, is the masterful summation of Shakespeare & Company Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer’s 40-plus years spent investigating all things Shakespeare; it is an engrossing exploration of the Bard’s art and psyche through his female characters, and portrayed by two of Shakespeare’s greatest modern interpreters – Ms. Packer and Nigel Gore. If Shakespeare had “bonus content,” this would be it. WOMEN OF WILL explores the Bard’s characters, focusing on the “women of will,” from Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing” to Viola in “Twelfth Night” and everyone in between, giving a unique and exciting perspective on some of the most well-known classics in the English language.
Additionally, Ms. Packer’s WOMEN OF WILL: The Complete Journey – her fully-expanded, five part, in-depth exploration of Shakespeare will be presented in marathon weekends, every other week later this season. More details on WOMEN OF WILL: The Complete Journey will be announced at a later date.
Directed by Eric Tucker, WOMEN OF WILL stars Tina Packer and Nigel Gore. The design team for WOMEN OF WILL is: Valerie Bart (Scenic & Costume Design), Les Dickert (Lighting Design), Daniel Kluger (Sound Design), and Josh Parkin-Ring (Production Stage Manager).
WOMEN OF WILL was developed during a 15-year period while Tina Packer was Artistic Director at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, where both WOMEN OF WILL and WOMEN OF WILL: The Compete Journey received their world-premiere productions.
Subsequently, WOMEN OF WILL has been presented in the Boston area, by The Nora Theatre Company; the Denver area, by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival; and most recently in Prague, Czech Republic, presented by The Prague Shakespeare Festival.
Tina Packer, Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, is arguably one of the foremost leading experts on Shakespeare, not only in America but in the world. For Shakespeare & Company, Ms. Packer has directed over 50 Shakespeare productions, as well as new and contemporary works – some highlights include: THE TASTER, ICE GLEN, KING JOHN, OTHELLO, CORIOLANUS, JULIUS CAESAR, to name a few. As an actor, she has played countless roles, including: Cleopatra in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Queen Gertrude in HAMLET, Lettice in LETTICE AND LOVAGE, etc. Ms. Packer has received over 20 awards, honors and fellowships – including: the Ronson Award for Most Outstanding Performer from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; a Guggenheim and a Bunting Fellowship; the 1999-2000 Arts Recipient of the Commonwealth Award; etc. She is the subject of the WGBH documentary “Sex, Violence and Poetry: A Portrait of Tina Packer,” and Helen Epstein’s biography “The Companies She Keeps.”
Nigel Gore will be returning to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Summer of 2013 to play the title role in MACBETH and Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Recent work includes Richard in RICHARD III at Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Claudius in HAMLET at Prague Shakespeare Festival; Jason in MEDEA at ASP in Boston. He received the Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actor for his portrayal of George in WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Boston's Publick Theatre. Other recent work includes, Squeers, Hawke in NICHOLAS NICKLEBY at Lyric Stage Boston; (Eliot Norton Outstanding actor nomination). Volumnia in CORIOLANUS; at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester UK. Macbeth in MACBETH (Best actor nomination L.A. Weekly Theatre Award); Mark Antony in ANTONY & CLEOPATRA; Sir Toby Belch in TWELFTH NIGHT; with Shakespeare & CO. Mr. Gore is a founding member of AUREA, a performance ensemble whose mission is to explore the relationship between music and the spoken word. Narration work includes: GAIAN VARIATIONS (Avery Fisher Hall); Stravinsky’s THE SOLDIER’S TALE performed with Puppeteer Dan Butterworth; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Boston’s Jordan Hall. He played “Thurston Twitchell” in season 2 and 3, of  “Brotherhood” on Showtime. Mr. Gore recently had 3 poems published: “Grapeseed,” “Missing,” and “Coda.”
Eric Tucker recently directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of SAINT JOAN, which will be remounted Off-Broadway in 2013. Other Off and Off-Off directing credits include: THE LIBERTINE, THE BELLE OF BELFAST, 86’d, CLOSER, 16 EAST. Regional directing credits include: HAMLET (with William Hurt and Stella Adler), MATE, MACBETH (LA Weekly nominee for Best Overall Production), URANIUM AND PEACHES (with Ed Asner), THE GOAT (with Campbell Scott), the North American premiere of SANCTUARY, the world-premiere of WATERSHIP DOWN, TWELFTH NIGHT, ROMEO AND JULIET, MAN OF LA MANCHA, ANGELS IN AMERICA Parts I & II, to name a few. Mr. Tucker is Artistic Director of Bedlam Theatre.
Sarah Hancock currently serves on the boards of the American Repertory Theater, Shakespeare & Company, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  For the A.R.T. board, Sarah is chair of the Conflict of Interest committee and chair of the Compensation committee and member of the Finance and Strategic Planning committees.  She passionately shares the A.R.T. mission of expanding the boundaries of theater.  She serves as Treasurer of Shakespeare & Company and is chair of the Finance committee for Kripalu.  Ms. Hancock began her career as a software engineer for IBM, Wave Systems, and Programart.
Development of WOMEN OF WILL was supported by The Van Waveren Foundation, a Bunting Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Scheduled January 29 through June 2, WOMEN OF WILL performs Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm at The Gym at Judson (55 Washington Square South). Tickets are $40 during preview performancefrom January 27 through February 2; $75 General Admission post opening. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling TheatreMania at 212-352-3101. There will also be a limited number of $25 student rush tickets available for each performance sold at the Box Office.
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Shakespeare's Macbeth  | Open: 04/22/12 Close: 04/22/12
Aquila’s Macbeth is a beautifully wrought, tension filled and dynamic production that places Shakespeare’s language at its core. Performed by a cast of professional British actors with extensive credits in the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, West End, major regional, London and New York theatre, this superb cast brings Shakespeare’s intoxicating language to vivid life. This Macbeth is Aquila’s 21st season of Shakespeare and the company’s excellence in ensemble work and verse speaking led the New Yorker to write, “Aquila’s production is beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect” and the New York Times to describe Aquila as “an extraordinary inventive and disciplined outfit.” Macbeth has been touring major performing arts centers across the United States playing to audiences in excess of 1000 a night. Don’t miss this opportunity to see simply superb Shakespeare by an outstanding ensemble in New York at the beautiful brand new performance space at Judson right on Washington Square.