“TechnoPlays” Production

Posted by MB - January 9, 2015


January 28-February 1, 2015 at Access Theater (380 Broadway)

TechnoPlays, a two-part production of short plays written by members of the Project Y Playwrights Group.  This original production of 11 short plays focuses on the themes of our last reading series:  Science, Technology and Human Connection.

Featuring plays by Sean Pomposello, Lia Romeo (PY Literary Manager), Charlie O’Leary, Max Mondi, David Meyers, Dano Madden, Julienne Hairston, Christopher Ulloth, Grant MacDermott, Barry Levey and Bob Kerr.

Directors for the plays include Melissa Firlit, Christopher Randolph, Jeremy Gold Kronenberg, Matthew Jordan, Christian Amato, Jenny Leon, and Michole Biancosino (PY Founding Co-Artistic Director).

PART A  (Wed 1/28 at 8pm; Fri 1/30 at 8pm; Sat 1/31 at 3pm) 

Sex Robot, by Christopher Ulloth, directed by Jenny Leon
The Squizzinator, by Bob Kerr, directed by Melissa Firlit
REKIDK, by Charlie O’Leary, directed by Jenny Leon
Dinner, by Grant MacDermott, directed by Christopher Randolph
Third Ward Scandal, by Dano Madden, directed by Melissa Firlit
Word, by Max Mondi, directed by Christopher Randolph

PART B (Thurs 1/29 at 8pm; Sat 1/31 at 8pm; Sun 2/1 at 2pm)

#hashtag, by Julienne Hairston, directed by Michole Biancosino
GarageBand for Lovers, by Barry Levey, directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg
Motherly Love, by Lia Romeo, directed by Michole Biancosino
Solo Show, by David Meyers, directed by Matthew Jordan
Unlimited Nights, by Sean Pomposello, directed by Christian Amato

The Project Y Playwrights Group and this Production is made possible through the generosity of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), The ART/NY Nancy Quinn Fund, and donations from our loyal Project Y patrons.

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The Religion Thing

Posted by MB - June 18, 2014

The Religion Thing for history

June 18- Aug 1, 2014 @ The Cell

“Incisive, provocative play…intimate and involving, thanks to a first-rate cast.” – Time Out New York Critics’ Pick

“The cast, under Douglas Hall’s direction, is uniformly strong…savvy and often sharply comic”- Talkin’ Broadway

Renee Calarco writes “with verve” – The New York Times

Mo and Brian are a picture-perfect DC couple: they’re smart, they’re witty, and they have a beautifully remodeled kitchen. But when Mo’s best friend Patti announces she’s found Jesus and is putting her own career on hold, Mo must take a closer look at the harder truths surrounding her own marriage. A comedy about relationships, faith, and the fine line between compromise and regret.

“The Religion Thing” was nominated for a Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play in 2013.

Curran Connor, Katharine McLeod, Danielle, O’Farrell, Jamie Geiger, and featuring Project Y Founding Co-Artistic Director, Andrew William Smith

Set Design by Kevin Judge.  Lighting Design by Ben Hagen. Costume Design by Jessa-Raye Court.  Sound Design by Amit Prakash. Stage Management by Adrian Pena. Properties Design by Sarah Dunivant.

Watch an interview with the cast and director of “The Religion Thing”.

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Techno Plays Reading Series

Posted by MB - January 2, 2000

Project Y’s 2014 reading series focused on plays about science, technology, and human connection.

This series seeks to present plays by up and coming writers dealing with themes of science, technology, and their impact on and relationship to human connection. As theatre makers in the digital age, we’re looking for ways of further deepening our connection to our work, to our audiences, and to our community.  The science and technological advances of the past 20 years have changed the nature of what defines our community, our audiences, and indeed the way we look at the world and approach our work.

December 14, 2014

by Justin Warner
directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
featuring Victor G. Barbella, Jeremy Beck,  Ali Rose Dachis, Paul Klementowicz, Brian O’Neill, Zak Risinger, Tracy Sallows, Alex Webb, and Josie Whittlesey

Did Alexander Graham Bell steal a key element of the telephone patent? That question was hotly disputed in headlines and multiple trials in the late 19th century, and some scholars today believe he did. A Wire in Water explores the complicated relationships and conflicting interests that may have forced Bell’s hand, and his struggle to neutralize his actions after the fact.


October 26, 2014

a new play by Dano Madden
directed by Melissa Firlit
featuring Sam Roberts, Breanna Foister, Lauren Singerman, Synge Maher, John Gardner,  and Lloyd Hutchinson

High school senior George Marvin has attracted national attention to tiny Oakwoods with his award winning science project. George’s sudden notoriety, along with the construction of a housing development and resort, has the fading mountain town standing on the verge of being reborn. Will a dark discovery derail this new found hope? Oakwoods is a story about accomplishments beyond our wildest dreams and the unexpected places they can lead us.


September 7, 2014

by Lia Romeo
directed by Michole Biancosino
featuring Noah Berman, Grant MacDermott, Erin Mortensen, Ali Rivera, and Lauren Singerman

Sexy videos that go viral! Hilarious internet hookups! Gaming gone wild! But in a world where we constantly connect with one another through a keyboard, why do so many of us still feel so alone? Playwright Lia Romeo explores the ways – good and bad – in which social media is shaping our lives in the twenty-first century.


June 22, 2014

by EM Lewis
directed by Sturgis Warner
with Bjorn Dupaty, Dan Domingues, and Esther Chen.

In 1985, an international group of scientists travel to Antarctica to find out if there really is a hole in the sky. Magellanica: A New and Accurate Map of the World is a fictional account of a very real moment in history, when the existence of a hole in the ozone layer became the subject of international debate. It follows eight scientists and engineers who spend the winter at an international research station at the South Pole — eight and a half months, with no way in or out, and a question of global import looming. What will they find? And what does it mean?

magellenica postcard

April 6, 2014

In Search of…. SASQUATCH
by Robert Kerr
directed by Doug Hall
with Ron Trenouth, Betty McKinley, Matt Wood, Maria-Christina Oliveras

A dark comedy that asks what is possible and what we are capable of in a world ruled by fear. 


January 26, 2014

by Deborah Zoe Laufer

The play deals with DNA testing, human relationships, and the balance between individual’s needs and the ever expanding frontiers of science.

TECHNO Play Laufer final postcard


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