OCTOBER 2019 – JANUARY 2020
In partnership with Playwrights Horizons Theater School, The Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship is a five-month new play directing intensive, under the mentorship of alumni artists Anne Kauffman and Ken Rus Schmoll.
Fellows develop new 30 to 40 minute plays by commissioned Clubbed Thumb playwrights over the course of a semester with Playwrights Horizons Theater School student and alumni performers, in barebones, classroom settings. Then, they build on this work with workshop productions of the same plays with professional actors, presented for industry audiences at Winterworks, running January 22 – 26, 2020 at Playwrights Downtown.
For one night only, a team of international directors, designers, musicians, and actors will come together to create a site-specific presentation of five original One Act plays by Covi Loveridge Brannan which confront themes of identity, understanding, love, home, and prejudice in the diverse American landscape of today and yesterday
The fully staged presentations will take place back-to-back at the Italian Cultural Center, in the Our Lady of Pompeii Theatre, hosted by italytime and funded by the New School Student Senate
directed by Andrés López-Alicea
Since May 2014, Rule of 7×7 and The Tank have produced 196 world premiere short plays, with a plethora of sold-out evenings and free beer. It’s the show critics have called “brilliant,” “joyous,” “an electrifying comedic experience” and “a deal that can’t be beat.” This November, seven of the most (explosively) hilarious and (oddly) poignant pieces are back.
Rule of 7×7: All-Stars
7 writers | 7 past hits | a ton of rules
1 night only | 1 free beer
$13 advance. $15 door. Includes a free beer.
Brief reception in the lobby to follow the performance.
Remounting these 7×7 favorites:
For ONE NIGHT ONLY.:
November 17 at 8pm
312 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Wide Eyed Productions has commissioned three incredible playwrights to tackle the importance of the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Join us for an evening of sociopolitical insights and reflection brought to you by some of your very favorite NYC theater artists.
by Ryan Bernsten | directed by Andrés López-Alicea
Amy Fulgham, Jim Anderson, Hannah Matusow, Simon Winheld and Joy Donze
November 1-3 at 7:00pm
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce St, New York, NY 10014
Other Performances that night:
by Alice Pencavel | directed by Paul Bedard
by Mac Rogers | directed by Illana Stein
Five Sessions by Jaime Estades
Directed by Andrés López-Alicea
“Five Sessions” follows a 24-year-old Caucasian female, a recent Ivy League graduate and therapist, and her very first client, a blue-collar labor leader and suicidal Latino man in his mid-50s, through an agreed-upon five sessions to confront his issues. Through the tensions of race, political correctness, socio-economic differences, and passion, we watch the two characters explore each other’s personal struggles as they fight to save his life.
Amazing cast Fawn Johnstin, Ivan Goris, James Kacey and Patrick Grizzard.
October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 and 21
107 Suffolk St. Manhattan, NY
Duration: 1hr 45 min