Trump Lear is Project Y’s “underground hit”

Posted by MB - May 8, 2018

Click Here for TRUMP LEAR website

Get your tickets for ongoing shows here and across the pond:

It’s been one year of a continuous run this July!  Open run at Under St. Marks  TICKETS HERE

Coming July to the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theaters (Tickets coming soon)

August Run at Pleasance Theatre as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe TICKETS HERE

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Women in Theatre Festival 3

Posted by MB - January 30, 2018

WOMEN IN THEATRE FESTIVAL 2018 at IRT THEATERS

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Go to the Women in Theatre Festival Homepage Here.

Project Y Theatre is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre (WiT) Festival.  We will be presenting three premiere productions in June 2018 at IRT Theatre including:

Truth/Dare

by Tori Keenan-Zelt
directed by Andrew W. Smith
At 13, Ursa, Hannah, Linney, and Maeve live in their own world built of basements, secrets, loves, and backyard ghosts — until the last sleepover of the summer. High school looms, with the promise and threat of reinvention, and the group fractures as shifting beliefs and identities collide in a traumatic accident that none of them can explain. Four years later, questions and accusations fly as the survivors revisit the scene of the “crime” and try to understand what happened, what they have lost, and how to live now. 

What Happened That Night

by Lia Romeo
Directed by Allison Benko

Jenna and Kate are best friends . . . until one drunken night, Kate ends up in the bathroom with Derek, the guy Jenna has a crush on. Afterwards, Kate says she was raped, while Derek claims it was consensual. Kate’s friend Benny tries to make Kate feel better, but he’s got his own issues to contend with, like being one of the only gay teens in their town. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kate, Jenna and Derek have been getting closer . . . but in a small town, they can’t keep their relationship a secret for long. What Happened examines the unclear boundaries that come with being a teenager . . . or just with being a human being.

and Project Y’s 1st children’s show…

Cindy

by Amina Henry, an original adaptation of Cinderella
directed by Michole Biancosino

Featuring: Starr Kirkland, Zach Fifer, Emily Ma, Veronica Cooper, Rachel Evans, Timiki Salinas, Joachim Boyle, and Caleb Green 

Cindy does not want to be a princess. She wants to be a pilot. Her best buddy, a friendly rat, understands her longing to fly, but the ghost of her dead mother and the charming fairytale prince have other plans to keep her grounded.  In this modern re-imagining of Cinderella, Cindy struggles to define her own “happily ever after.” For children ages 6-99, with music, dancing, and puppets.

 

Dionysian Night

The Dionysian presents: Ritual Madness, Women in Theatre Edition

After the release of their fourth issue, highlighting female writers and artists, independent literary publication The Dionysian has teamed up with the Women in Theatre Festival, to bring you some of their favorite pieces by female writers of the moment.

 

The Hrothwitha Project

Project Y commissioned short adaptations of Abraham, a 10th century play by the first female playwright. Playwrights include Arlene Hutton, Donna Hoke, Charly Evon Simpson, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, E.M. Lewis, and Nandita Shenoy.

 

Uninvited Girl: An Immigrant Story

By Nimisha Ladva

Directed by Ed Sobel

A solo show chronicling Nimisha Ladva’s experience as an undocumented immigrant and her path to citizenship through the prism of post-colonial history and South Asian experience.

 

The Love and Death Traveling Circus (MASON HOLDINGS)

Conceived/Developed by Tracy Weller & Mason Holdings

Written by Devin Burnam

Directed by Kris Thor

A mysterious German doctor; a dying woman; stoned teenagers; a showbiz marriage on the rocks; an itinerant fortune teller; a lost episode of TV’s Dragnet. Loosely based on the true-ish story of Elena Hoyos and Count Carl Von Cosel, five disparate but intertwining couples fly through time, space, and planes of existence to ponder the nature of love.

 

Bible Adventure Park

By Erin Mallon

Performed by Becca L. McLarty. Directed by Mark Cirnigliaro

In this Rocky Horror-like live viewing party, a 17-year-old tour guide, Muriel, leads the audience on an immersive journey at a religious theme park. Each audience member is provided with a basket of tools to take part in all the adventures inspired by stories from the bible in what will be an alternately fun and disturbing ride.

 

For Tickets to ALL Shows Click HERE

You will need to buy a ticket for the SPECIFIC DATE and TIME of your Show.

 

 

 

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LIFE by Charles Mee

Posted by MB - July 5, 2017

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What do we turn to when faced with life’s limits? Project Y Theatre experiments with the world premiere of Charles Mee’s LIFE, a series of striking moments where characters must face the limits of love, security, and meaning.

HERE Arts Center
Aug 31 – Sept 2, 2017

written by Charles Mee
directed by Joey Rizzolo
with Hilary Asare, Meg Bashwiner, Jill Beckman, Shelton Lindsay, Nessa Norich, T

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We invite you to join us as we explore LIFE! Project Y will be creating a digital collage in tandem with the live performance! And we want YOU to participate…

Click here to learn how!

About the Play

Charles (Chuck) Mee writes plays that, instead of following one developing story, are an accumulation of “images and music and other events” in contrasting, vivid scenes that make up a theatrical collage. Mee wants to “to invite people to let their minds roam over the material–not only the material that’s onstage, but the material that these other things will make them think about. … People have to find their own way through and arrive at their own conclusions. This is a democratic process, a participatory process.”

This collage is also like sampling as Mee incorporates found texts and imagery, particularly visual art references. Mee has said, “I think of those borrowed texts as historical documents, taken from the culture. People are karaokeing, in a way.”

Mee’s collages also come from an impulse to capture the complexity and the beauty of life. For years Mee has been quoting Nietzsche and arguing that “people make up stories to reassure themselves. The experience of our lives is not a story, it’s a collection of vivid moments. …That’s what our lives are made of. That’s the truth of our lives.” This is the heart of Life. And in its juxtaposing collage of scenes, it asks what can we really know, given the impermanence of love, the slipperiness of security, and the evasiveness of meaning? And how should that affect our lives?

The answers to those questions are yours to decide. And, in the meanwhile, here are words spoken early in the play to keep in mind:

SECOND PROLOGUE
Well, I think what we can say now
more than that
is that everyone
meaningless or not
is a work of art.
And therefore an extraordinary
fantastic
creature.

Visit lifebymee.com to learn more.

This production is a part of [email protected]: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

Project Y Theatre is supported by The Dramatists Guild, NYSCA, NY Department of Cultural Affairs, The Puffin Foundation, ART/NY Nancy Quinn Fund, ART/NY Creative Space Grant.

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“Nothing Beyond the Light Matters” by Dan McCoy (a Queer Plays Reading)

Posted by MB - April 20, 2017

  Join us for the next play in our Queer Plays Reading Series this Sunday at 7:30 for a reading of Project Y Playwrights Group member, Daniel McCoy’s newest play, “Nothing Beyond the Light Matters.” Nothing Beyond the Light Matters Playwright: Daniel McCoy Director: Michole Biancosino Cast: Brian Silliman T. Thompson Alex Jacob Wilson ABOUT… 

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PROJECT Y THEATRE COMPANY COMMISSIONS 9 PLAYS BY WOMEN

Posted by MB - April 10, 2017

PROJECT Y THEATRE COMPANY COMMISSIONS NINE PLAYS BY WOMEN *Writers include Crystal Skillman, Chiori Miyagawa, Caridad Svich & Pia Wilson* Plays premiere this summer as part of the Women in Theatre Festival June 1 – 24 at The A.R.T./New York Theatres CLICK HERE FOR TIX & INFO In an effort to broaden opportunities for women… 

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