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, Daniel Aukin and Adam Greenfield.
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.
Production Manager and Director
MARCH 26 – 28, 2020
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City. It’s 1967: the Vietnam War raging and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude, his best friend Berger, their roommate Sheila, and their Tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream for a more beautiful and peaceful world.
St. Peter’s University and Argus Eyes Drama Society
Roy Irving Theater
Jersey City, NJ
Tres hermanos en búsqueda del razonamiento viven estancados en un eterno ciclo, perseguidos por las consecuencias de un pasado lleno de recuerdos oscuros. Viviendo una vida miserable, luchan por ver lo que escuchan, escuchar lo que no ven, y entender lo que no ven ni escuchan. Incapaces de reconocer el paso del tiempo y su realidad, estos tratan de descubrir el gran misterio que los ha llevado a un eterno sufrimiento y así desenmascarar a un ser abominable que se ha infiltrado en su hogar.
IATI Theater gears up for the 20th season of a play development program that has given hundreds of playwrights the foundations to build written vanguardia through developmental workshop-panels and staged readings.
Cimientos spotlights a curation of national and cross-continental contemporary writers. In April 2019, IATI Theater will present a selection of 10 play readings that fuel the genesis of theater: the playwright. All the more, the texts selected for the program, and ergo presented to the public in rehearsed readings, showcase an eclectic array of dramaturgy that spans several themes and styles, but that all–in elegant and strange forms–bend the rules that orthodox playwriting impose.
“All plays are not created equal!” …and our avant-garde is a solemn cry into what theater can and should do today.
Play readings will include a talkback with the playwright, director, actors and guests that focuses on audience reaction and constructive feedback–bringing the new works closer to fully realized productions.
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