Women in Theatre Festival 2019
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PROJECT Y THEATRE COMPANY
4TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN THEATRE FESTIVAL
JUNE 5-30 @ A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES
The Women in Theatre Festival seeks to broaden the opportunities for women in the entertainment industry by producing new work by women with more than 50% female representation of all artists involved. The 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival will feature 12 separate productions including two fully staged World Premieres, commissioned specifically for the festival.
THREE MUSKETEERS: 1941
A commissioned World Premiere by Megan Monaghan Rivas
Co-Directed by Michole Biancosino and Andrew W. Smith
June 5, 6, 8, 14, 15, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30pm
June 8, 9, 16 at 2pm
Inspired by characters from Alexandre Dumas classic adventure novel, this new play is set in the occupied Paris of World War II. The Third Reich has hung every balcony in the City of Light with swastika banners and filled the streets with the tramp of goose-stepping boots. While the French police pander to Nazi occupiers, in a secret room five brave women struggle to keep hope alive for themselves and their fellow citizens. The arrival of two strangers sets off a chain of events that might just turn the tide in this thriller about what happens when a group of women take up the chant, All for one, and one for all!
Featuring: Essence Stiggers, Joleen Wilkinson, Helen Farmer, Christina Liang, Ashley Bufkin, Zack Calhoon, Valentino Musumeci, Javan Nelson, Kate Margalite, and Ella Dershowitz.
A commissioned World Premiere by Amina Henry
Directed by Michole Biancosino
June 22-30th Saturdays and Sundays 12pm & 3pm
(only 1 show on Sunday, June 30th at 12pm)
You know the old story: A beautiful princess (whats her name?) is pricked by a spindle and cursed to sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince (of course). This new take on a classic fairytale features a prince who prefers baking to waking sleeping beauties and a princess who likes fighting with swords rather than sitting pretty. Prince Rocky and his sister, Princess Jewel, set out on a quest to save the sleeping Princess Rosamond together. Along the way they battle fire birds, trick a troll and meet other famous fairytale siblings. In Amina Henrys feminist remaking of Sleeping Beauty, the power of love is tested and the bonds of friendship prove stronger than magic. With music, dancing, and singing. For all ages - but especially for 6-13 year olds and their families.
Featuring: Veronica Cooper, Rachel Evans, Leon Schwendener, Saran Bakari, Ava Yaghmaie, Chelsea Melone, and Kyle Decker.
Directed by Ilana Becker
June 7, 11, & 19 at 7:30pm
Argument Sessions, weaves a verbatim US Supreme Court argument transcript with variety theatre, stripping away the austerity of the court room and evoking a party where bare-bones spectacle, individual incitement, and nonpartisan empathy can meet and mingle.
THE HROSTHWITHA PROJECT
Adaptations of Calimachus by Eliza Bent, Susan Bradbeer, Antu Yacob, Laura Pittenger, Kaaron Briscoe Minefee, and Kelley Nicole Girod
June 16 & 22 at 7:30pm
Aimed at reclaiming and celebrating the history of women in theatre, these plays are commissioned adaptations of a play by the first woman playwright, 10th century abbess, Hrosthwitha of Gandersham. This is part of a 5 year project to adapt all 6 of these historical plays and bring more awareness to this unknown female writer who deserves a place in theatre history.
Written by Dana Jacks, Directed by Michael Padden
June 12 at 7:30pm
Imagine waking up to start your day, but instead finding yourself in Intensive Care, monitors beeping, body broken and mind desperate for answers. Sounds like the prelude to a nightmare - until you learn it's real. Fall Risk is about the risks we take every day of our lives and the people who show up for us when we need them the most. Dana will follow the show with an excerpt from her newest work in progress!
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MOTHERHOOD
June 13 at 7:30pm
Created by The Bellwether Project, Gillian Beth Durkee, Dani Joseph
Written by Gillian Beth Durkee
Directed by Caroline Sprague
Produced by Jack Dentinger and Timiki Salinas
Mother. A word that holds a different meaning for each of us, and yet one to which we each have some sort of connection. Join me for ONE NIGHT ONLY as I guide you through a history of motherhood in a presentation that can only be described as comprehensive, well-researched, and not-once-derailed-by-personal-issues-with-my-own-mother-of-which-there-are-NONE. I cant wait to see you there!
CRASHBOX THEATRE presents: "Sensitive to Bite" by Eljon Wardally
June 18 at 7:30pm
Set in a bodega on the Lower East Side of NY, a budding feminist and her conservative husband struggle to sacrifice remnants of their past in Syria for the sake of their uncertain future in the US.
DON'T DO THIS TO US!
Written by Stephanie Swirsky
Directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon
June 20 at 7:30pm
In 2018, Rachel is worried that Jared Kushner is making the world more dangerous for Jews because his public image embodies the worst of Jewish stereotypes: hes wealthy, avaricious, and ominously wields world power behind the scenes. She devises a plan to go back in time to 1999, hook up with teenager-Jared, and break his penis, preventing him from marrying Ivanka saving the reputation of Jews around the world.
Written and Directed by Sheila Bandyopadhyay
June 26 at 7:30pm
Set in the near distant future on an environmentally ravaged earth, rise/fall reinvents the classic tale of Leda and the Swan as a living meditation on art, celebrity culture and the universal human need for connection. Rise/Fall is a dystopian art rock fantasy combining movement, music, text and media. https://www.sheilabnyc.com/risefall
WOMXN: FUTURE TENSE
Created by Colby Rossmassler
Directed by Acadia Barrengos
June 22nd at 12pm**
**(THIS SHOW IS ON A DOUBLE BILL WITH Sleeping Beauty)
As young women, we grow up hoping to pursue our dreams. Impressionable as we discover who we are and how we will find our place in society. What is it to be taught what a woman should be through an inherently patriarchal lens? Around the world, young womens voices highlight unique perspectives on formative and diverse experiences. Though society is advancing in many ways, our young women remain acutely aware of the shared and individual challenges we face in building our lives. Our movement stemmed from poetry and interviews that reflect current stories of young women. In this age of reclamation, we still fear not knowing when well be granted agency over our bodies. We tell our stories now using our bodies, which, in many ways, have dictated our individual narratives.
THE SUNRISE FROM THE MOON
June 22nd at 3pm**
(**THIS SHOW IS ON A DOUBLE BILL with Sleeping Beauty)
Written by Hannah Manikowski
Directed by Nora Gair
Sound Design by Padra Crisafulli
Annaliese Gardner is a refugeefrom the moon. To quell her vertigo as she adjusts to Earth's increased gravity, she is moved into the jellyfish room of the Georgia Aquarium. She only drinks Vanilla Coke with bendy straws, and claims to have had an intense love affair with a mannequin. And she is profoundly, irreconcilably lonely.
The person writing this blurb is the playwright. She's uncomfortable being coy about the origins and intentions of her work. So: this is a play interrogating lesbian loneliness, the blessings and trials of ambition, and how to embody an authentic self in a world that does not even provide you with the tools to articulate who you are.
It is also about jellyfish.
THE VIOLET SISTERS
A reading of the play by Gina Femia
June 23 at 7:30pm
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Pam comes home to Brooklyn to attend her fathers funeral. When she arrives, she is greeted by an angry sister, a dilapidated house and a past that she cant escape. Despite all of her best intentions, the conversation quickly turns tense and the two sisters are forced to deal with all that they have let slip away, all the words that have been left unsaid for years. The Violet Sisters is a play about forgiving when you cannot bring yourself to forget.
The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (View)
502 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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