October 21, 22, & 23, 2015
20 WRITERS. 9 NEW PLAYS. 3 WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTIONS.
The New York New Playwright Festival (NYNP) was created in 2011 with the focus on playwrights and development of new work. We wanted to break the endless cycle of readings that many plays get stuff in, by giving writers a chance to see their work up and on its feet before an audience in a review-free, supportive environment. It is the goal of NYNP to allow each piece in the festival the space to grow with and in front of an audience, by providing writers with the tools to mount a workshop production of their new play and “test it” with Project Y.
by Barry Levey
directed by Ian Morgan
Featuring Jackie Hoffman
As a child, Etan delights in his Aunt Miriam’s free spirit. But as he grows, he discovers her eccentricity masks an illness neither knows how to handle. A boy comes of age while his aunt comes undone in this comedy about a woman whose tall tales shape her nephew’s life, even as they stunt her own.
by Project Y Playwrights Group
New Short Plays that Feature 50% or More Women in Casting
by Sarah Bernstein
Over Chardonnay and gluten free cookies, two coworkers discover they have more in common than they thought.
I Am Not I
by Edward Einhorn
A monologue by a woman whose brain cannot recognize her own image.
by Julienne Hairston
Attending their Mother’s funeral, three sisters reminisce, but underneath the memories reveal feelings of anger, betrayal, and pain.
by Dano Madden
Two office temps copy and shred documents to the point of a near nervous breakdown.
Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham’s Dance Studio
by Stephen Kaplan
Two giants face off over the nature of art.
by Lia Romeo
Kelly has just been fired… but her bad day is about to get so much worse.
by Meron Langsner
Two young mothers come to realize that their worldviews are not compatible with their friendship.
by Erin Mallon
What happens when a lime green Volkswagen crashes directly into a Mercedes’ ass?
Landmarks & Transformations
by Michole Biancosino and 12 LGBTQ Writer/Performers
Created by Michole Biancosino and these Writer/Performers: Kevin R Free, Bixby Elliot, Ken Greller, Jordan Sebastian Bonner, Vivian Aladren, Frank Wildermann, Cait Weisensee, Nikki Vega, Becky Krause, Charlie O’Leary, Kariya Tamber, and Amy Jackson Lewis.
In 2015, many “Landmark” decisions have been made that will change the lives of LGBTQ people, including the right to marry. This devised docu-drama features stories of Transformative Moments in the Personal Histories of 12 LGBTQ Writer/Performers in a Multi-Media Theatre and Video Piece.