2017

Anon(ymous)

A young refugee journeys through the U.S. encountering a wide variety of people.

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel -- as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey.


The Same Day

Part of the Global Exchange Program. Intended to create new, collaborative theatre with directors based in NYC and international partners.

On a ship, a grandfather and his grandson lie caught in the same time loop that plagues marginalized people everywhere, from refugee camps to major cities. Their endless return is a brutal, cruel, yet often hilarious version of today's present Global condition.

Written by Stefan Ivanov
Directed by John Michael DiResta.


Intersections

Themes of Power, Privilege and Societal Systems.

Continuing our exploration of the Black Lives Movement.
Intersections is a story that tracks three families as they negotiate the day to day trials and tribulations of life in a complex society. Through a cultural lens we examine the systems established in our country centuries ago, and how the intersectionality contributes to bias. Intersectionality refers to: ”the social, economic and political ways in which identity-based systems of oppression and privilege connect, overlap and influence one another”.


Violeta (Fragmentos)

Violeta (Fragmentos) is an unpublished multidisciplinary proposal and a trip to discover textures, characters and emotions developed by the artist, where young Chilean and American dancers will be part of the cast. An assembly designed to enjoy the contemporary dance and to know the visuality of Violeta Parra.

 

Rough Draft 2017

Full of Grace

Written by: Scott Barrow
Directed by: Kelly O'Donnell

Journeys of LGBT Catholics is a docudrama that explores the intersection of faith and sexual identity through the first person accounts of LGBT Catholics.  The play is composed entirely of interviews from over 50 individuals including clergy, religious and lay people spanning in age from 19-85 from across the United States.  The play explore themes such as inclusion and exclusion, self-acceptance and shame, integrity, family, relationships, and marriage as well as individual experiences of God and Church.  These are the untold stories of disciples seeking a place at the table and the fullness of life to which God calls them.


Manar

Written by : Melis Aker
Directed by: Isabelle Kettle

In Dearborn MI, racial tension and Islamophobia run high. The disappearance of A Son threatens to rupture the fragile fabric that connects the lives of people around him. This exploration of grief, paranoia and cultural segregation weaves its characters’ memories into their present-day lives as they feel trapped in the trenches of mourning, searching for tangible resolution in an age of digital empathy.


This Boy Cometh to the Mountain

Written by: Joey Merlo
Directed by: Taylor Haven Holt

Playwright Joey Merlo hilariously and passionately explores the complexities of family and faith in This Boy Cometh to The Mountain, a new play about a blue-collar family living on the edge of a Brooklyn cemetery. With Death as their muse the Rebera family dances, prays and argues their way through a Sunday that proves itself to be anything but ordinary.


PillowTalk

Written & Directed by: Kyoung Park

PILLOWTALK is an intimate two-character drama centered around Sam and Buck, a newlywed interracial gay couple. Using inventive staging incorporating elements of ballet’s pas de deux, PILLOWTALK examines the evolving values of gay marriage and asks: can queer communities of color truly celebrate marriage equality in times of #BlackLivesMatter?