March 2015

2
Monday

Shostakovich by Jason Grote

424 West 44th Street, New York, NY
3:00pm

directed by Katie Brook

A biographical play about the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich, covering the composition of his opera Lady MacBeth of Mtensk, his 7th (Leningrad) Symphony, and his 15th (and final) Symphony.

This is a commission from ACT in Seattle and was written over the course of six years.

Open Alumni Reading--please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

This event is open to the public.

5-6
Multi-Day

Tiny People by christopher oscar peña

424 West 44th Street, New York, NY
(All day)

directed by May Adrales

Tiny People (or, it gets better) is a remix of, response to, and deconstruction of Anton Chekov's Three Sisters. Set in mid-nineties California, the play focuses on America's complicated relationship with the evolution of race, gender, and sexuality in the modern age. The play looks at the arrival of the future through the lens of the youtube campaign "it gets better" and asks the question: DOES IT?

This session is closed to the public.

This event is closed to the public.

9-13
Multi-Day

Creativity Fund: Deb Margolin

424 West 44th St. New York, NY
(All day)

Myrtle Schmidt play
by Deb Margolin

The working portion of this Creativity Fund project is closed.

The Creativity Fund offers playwrights extended time to explore and develop new plays and musicals up to five days.

Learn more about Creativity Fund.

This event is closed to the public.

9
Monday

Creativity Fund: Francine Volpe

424 West 44th St. New York, NY
3:30pm

Cristina
written and directed by Francine Volpe
dramaturgy by Madeleine George

This event is open to the public.

11-13
Multi-Day

Creativity Fund: Susan Mosakowski

424 West 44th Street, New York, NY
(All day)

Opium
by Susan Mosakowski

Opium is about the role governments play in drug trafficking, and it’s about the individuals who are corrupted by the government they serve. The play investigates how narcotics infiltrate the life of a nation dependent on drugs.

The working portion of this Creativity Fund project is closed.

This event is closed to the public.

16
Monday

New Dramatists' Library Closed

424 West 44th Street, New York, NY
(All day)

New Dramatists' Library closed for internal activities.

directed by Illana Stein

An Oxford historian, from the Cornish working class, finds the Casebooks of an Elizabethan astrologer. Swept back in time to Shakespeare's inner circle, he uncovers the identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Convinced his discovery will earn him the Royal Order of Merit, he soon realizes he's instead become an object of ridicule by the Ox-bridge elite.

Open Alumni Reading-Please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

This event is open to the public.

20
Friday

Terra Firma by Barbara Hammond

424 West 44th Street, New York, NY
3:00pm

A retired army major claims an abandoned aircraft platform in international waters off the coast of Essex as his own sovereign nation, plants his flag, declares his wife Princess and their motto E Mare Libertas!

At the time he declared: "I think everybody knows we're nice people really but they know full well that if they try and invade us there will be a bloodbath."

This event is open to the public.

24
Tuesday

Tell Mr. Poulos by Donald Wollner

424 West 44th Street New York, NY
7:00pm

directed by Page Burkholder

When Jimmy Meadows loses his job after 10 years of loyal service, his once solid life spirals into ridiculousness. Job interviews lead only to degradation. Aloof from his wife, he starts a relationship with an admiring, beautiful, but deeply disturbed young woman. His lonely wife, a nurse, enters into a bizarre relationship with a 90 year old patient under her care. Into this turmoil comes the enigmatic Mr. Poulos, who rents a room in the Meadow's apartment. Is he a seer? A spy? Or is he just an old guy who reads Greek language newspapers all day?

This event is open to the public.

27
Friday

10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn

424 West 44th Street New York, NY
(All day)

This alumni reading is closed to the public.

This event is closed to the public.

31-1
Multi-Day

Creativity Fund: Betty Shamieh

424 West 44th Street, New York, NY
(All day)

Malvolio, a play with music
book & lyrics by Betty Shamieh
music by Matt Gould

This event is closed to the public.

 
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