Planet of the Grapes Live

Posted by MB - January 4, 2021

Merging the Victorian era’s Toy Theater movement with today’s Digital Theater movement, this compact homage to the 1968 classic Charlton Heston/Rod Serling primate film is faithfully reimagined for the streaming-live stage.

“I can’t help thinking somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.” – Colonel George Taylor, Astronaut

An astronaut crew crash-lands on an unfamiliar planet in the distant future and are soon enslaved by a society where grapes have evolved into speaking creatures with human-like intelligence.

That’s it. That’s the plot.



Created by Peter Michael Marino
Directed by Michole Biancosino
Music by Michael Harren
Photos by Mikiodo
Co-produced by Project Y Theatre Company

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Zoom Plays: Reading Series

Posted by MB - October 9, 2020


A national call for scripts written to be performed on the Zoom platform yielded over 475 submissions from all over the world. We put these plays through two independent reading teams with the lens of the Women in Theatre Festival: a female-identifying playwright and at least 50% of all artists must be female-identifying.   At the end of this process, three plays rose to the top. Check out the plays below.  Visit our Women in Theatre Festival page to learn more about the cast and teams behind the series.  To learn more about Zoom Plays or submit your own play, click here!


Tickets are free, and we encourage donations.


Missing Ingredient
Watch on our WIT Festival page or on our Youtube channel starting Monday, November 30th
Written by Colleen O’Doherty
Directed by Jen Chang
Featuring:  Joy Osmanski, Elizabeth Ho, and Corey Brill

Watch on our WIT Festival page or on our Youtube channel starting Wednesday, December 2nd
Written by Rachel Carnes
Directed by Shelley Butler
Featuring Bernardo Cubria and Valerie Terranova

Watch on our WIT Festival page or on our Youtube channel starting Friday, December 4th
Written by Catalina Florina Florescu
Directed by Hilary Ward
Featuring Olga Konstantulakis and Andrea Lwin

and our first ever Digital Musical:

Close (But Not Too Close!)
Book by Paloma Sierra
Lyrics by Julia Koyfman
Original Compositions by Dusty Sanders
Co-Directed by Andrew W. Smith and Michole Biancosino

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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 1941, a new, female-focused adaptation by playwright, Megan 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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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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