Women in Theatre Festival 2019 Announcement

Posted by MB - November 12, 2018

We are pleased to announce that this year’s 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival will take place June 2019 at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (53rd Street and 10th Avenue, NYC) in the Gural Theatre.  Project Y was lucky enough to be part of the inaugural season of the A.R.T./New York Theatres for our 2nd WIT Festival back in 2017 and are thrilled to return this summer with an incredible lineup of new works by women.

 

The lineup includes:

The Three Musketeers, a new, female-focused adaptation by playwright, Meagan Monaghan Rivas (South Coast Rep Theatre, Pacific Playwrights Festival), co-directed by Michole Biancosino & Andrew W. Smith (Project Y’s co-founding Artistic Directors)

Sleeping Beauty, a commissioned adaptation by playwright, Amina Henry (author of last year’s hit, Cindy and the critically acclaimed Hunter John and Jane at JACK).

The Hrostwitha Project: commissions of the play Calimachus, originally written by the first female playwright during the 10th century. Now adapted by modern women writers including Kelley Nicole Girod (The Fire This Time Festival), Laura Pittenger (Sheen Center), Eliza Bent (Abrons Arts Center, JACK), and Suzanne Bradbeer (TheatreWorks).

The Violet Sisters, a reading of the play by Gina Femia (Winner Leah Ryan Prize, Doric Wilson Playwright Award).

Whip it Up Wendy! a production of the one woman show by Tasha Gordon-Solmon (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova).

Argument Sessions, a cabaret production of the verbatim theatre piece by Ilana Becker (Ars Nova).

 

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

If you want to donate to this year’s festival, please DONATE using this page and links.  Every donation is tax deductible and goes directly towards supporting these new works.

 

With your help, WOMEN IN THEATRE arrives June 2019! #witfestival2019 #witfestival

 

 

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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

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… 

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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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