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The Cherry Lane Studio is a safe haven for the development of new plays. Our programs allow playwrights to hone their work without the pressure of reviews before sophisticated, thrill-seeking audiences who want to discover the bold new voices of today.


All Studio Shows

Butterside Down

2018

In the aftermath of Liv's untimely death, her boyfriend, Adam, her best friend Cat, and her sister Sally negotiate everything from a raucous wake to releasing her worldly goods to the Jewish Women's League. Running the gauntlet of the five stages of grief, the thirtysomething trio competes for who ranks highest on The Grief Meter, reveal hidden unspeakable truths, and fail to agree on epitaphs and the allocation of earrings. Ending up in cupboards, on trains, and in the empties Indian restaurant in England, Butterside Down explores how the young are ill-equipped to lose each other. And whether, when you've lost the love of your life, your sense of humor can keep you alive. 

 

I Lost You There

2017

Bahr None Productions in association with Cherry Lane Late Nite presents

I Lost You There
(A humorous exploration of a most unfunny subject.)

Written and performed by Iris Bahr
(Winner Lucille Lortel Award: Best Solo Performance for DAI)

Directed by Andrew Russell

October 3rd - 14th

www.ilostyouthere.com

LAB25: Full Circle

2017

 

Cherry Lane's Company in Residence
LAByrinth Theater Company presents

LAB25: Full Circle
A six-day celebration of all things LAByrinth, past present and future, with a twist!

 

If Only

2017

the american vicarious presents

If Only
By Thomas Klingenstein
Directed by Christopher McElroen
Featuring Melissa Gilbert, Richmond Hoxie, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, and Korinne Tetlow

Scenic design by William Boles; costume design by Kimberly Manning; lighting design by Becca Jeffords; and sound design by Andy Evan Cohen; and properties design by Carrie Mossman. Casting by Stephanie Klapper.

If Only explores a love and a racial equality that might have been. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln came to New York City where he befriended a well-educated ex-slave, and a young, spirited woman from New York’s social class. In the middle of the Civil War, Lincoln brought them together. A romantic relationship ensued but one that neither could acknowledge. Now, thirty-six years later they meet again. They long for each other. For what might have been had Lincoln lived. His assassination changed forever their fate and the fate of a nation.


August 19 - September 17

Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler

2017

Written and performed by Lucie Pohl

Presented by Great Pretender, Rebecca Crigler and David De Almo

German-Jew. Immigrant. Alien. Lucie Pohl's Hi, Hitler tells the story of a German-Jew, who grows up in a wild family of artists, is fascinated by der Führer from age four and uprooted from Hamburg to NYC at eight. As Bertolt Brecht’s real-life-grand-niece, Lucie yearns for normalcy, but being different seems to run in her bloodline and escaping her inherited high-drama-destiny might just be impossible. A pinch of Hitler, a cup of hip hop and a dash of Hasselhoff.

July 11 - 30, Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

More info at hihitlershow.com

in a word

2017

in a word is a New York Times Critics' Pick!

"make like a tree and root out a ticket" - The New York Times

 

Cherry Lane's Company in Residence

LESSER AMERICA
presents

in a word
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

With Justin Mark, José Joaquin Perez, Laura Ramadei

Producing Directors: Daniel Abeles, Nate Miller
Scenic and Lighting Design: Oona Curley
Costume Design: Andrea Hood
Sound Design: Stowe Nelson

Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona's son's disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.

June 16 - July 8

 

LesserAmerica.com

Nollywood Dreams

2017



Nollywood Dreams

By Jocelyn Bioh
Mentored by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Saheem Ali

with Nyahalé Allie, Kelechi Ezie, Washington Kir, Nana Mensah, Irungu Mutu, Dorcas Sowunmi

Arnulfo Maldonado, Scenic Design; Dede Ayite, Costume Design; Chris Thielking, Lighting Design; Mat Otto, Sound Design; Dominique Fawn Hill, Associate Costume Design; Addison Heeren, Property Master

Michael Denis, Stage Manager; Lauren Graneto, Assistant Stage Manager; Sean Gorski, Production Manager; Brendan Spieth, Technical Director

April 25 - May 6

Esa’s Table

2017



Esai's Table

By Nathan Yungerberg
Mentored by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Danya Taymor

with Caleb Eberhardt, Hampton Fluker, Eden Marryshow, Ashton Muñiz

Kristen Robinson, Scenic Design; Tilly Grimes, Costume Design; Barbara Samuels, Lighting Design; Mat Otto, Sound Design; Patience Lekien, Illustrator; Addison Heeren, Property Master

Carolyn Reich, Stage Manager; Sharon Suh, Assistant Stage Manager; Sean Gorski, Production Manager; Brendan Spieth, Technical Director

March 22 - April 1

The Siblings Play

2017

The Siblings Play
By Ren Dara Santiago
Mentored by Lucy Thurber
Directed by Jenna Worsham

with Juan Castano*, Erin Cherry*, William Gaffney, Monica Rae Summers Gonzalez*, Jesse J. Perez*

Angelica Borrero-Fortier, Scenic Design; Anna Blazer, Costume Design; Zach Blane, Lighting Design; Daniel Melnick, Sound Design; UnkleDave's Fight-House, Fight Director; Addison Heeren, Property Master

Angela Perez*, Stage Manager; Roxanne Goodby, Assistant Stage Manager; Sean Gorski, Production Manager; Brendan Spieth, Technical Director

February 22 - March 4

The Mushroom Cure

2017

Cherry Lane welcomes a guest production in our Studio

Inspired by a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. Directed by Jonathan Libman, this is the true tale of Adam's attempt to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics after all conventional remedies had failed. 
 
"Mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain” - The New York Times
★★★★ (Critics' Pick) “Riveting... A true-life tour de force” - Time Out New York 
★★★★ “Hugely intelligent.” - The Scotsman 
★★★★ "A revelation" - Broadway Baby
Winner - New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance

 

www.themushroomcure.com
Inspired by a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. Directed by Jonathan Libman, this is the true tale of Adam's attempt to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics after all conventional remedies had failed. 
 
"Mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain” - The New York Times
★★★★ (Critics' Pick) “Riveting... A true-life tour de force” - Time Out New York 
★★★★ “Hugely intelligent.” - The Scotsman 
★★★★ "A revelation" - Broadway Baby
Winner - New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance
www.themushroomcure.com

Carrying Helen

2017

MareHa Productions in collaboration with eyeBLINK presents

CARRYING HELEN
Written and performed by Marianne Hardart
Directed by Elena Kritter

Derek Van Heel
Lighting Design

Daniela Hart
Sound Design

Karine Plantadit, Brandon Richardson, Whitney Glandon
Choreographers

Whitney Glandon, Brandon Richardson
Dancers

Joe Giallombardo
Composer

Casey Burden
Stage Manager

Danitra Faithe
General Manager

Elena Kritter
Associate Producer

Ana Wu
Understudy Dancer

 

January 6 - 15

 

Mentor Project 2017 Announcement Night

2016

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Shades

2016

Cherry Lane welcomes this guest production:

SHADES

Written By Paula J. Caplan

Directed By Alex Keegan

With Ashley Wren Collins, Carson Lee, Hal Robinson, Holly Walker

Critics have called this gripping drama moving and meaningful in the way it grapples with crucial contemporary issues, particularly the question of allegiance to one's country. In light of recent events, the story has become more relevant than ever. It deals emotionally and honestly with the human toll of war and sacrifice, its memories and impact. As this show demonstrates, the clearest way to understand cataclysmic events is through the prism of individual lives. This family goes through major upheavals and ultimately grows closer, healing each other through caring, service, connection and love. Their own stories are interweave the deeply personal with the historical. Shades will start crucial conversations amongst its viewers that are sure to deepen our understanding of each other. 

How do people who love each other hold on to their relationships when they are at opposite poles politically and have painful secrets from each other? Can you be a good American if you don't like what your government is doing? How do history, society, and trauma drive people apart, and what brings them together?

Collected Shorts by Theresa Rebeck

2016

Animus Theatre presents

Collected Shorts By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Pamela Adlon:

Collected Short Plays: The Bar Plays, Does This Woman Have a Name?, Katie and Frank, The Funeral Play, Deliver Me.

A bar, a restaurant, the office, the bedroom; these are the places where the real conversations happen. There are plenty of deep wells, and whether we fall in or find that we've been pushed, it falls on us to dig ourselves out.  They're the most important fights. The ones that prepares us for all the others. The ones we need to fight to balance who we are and who we need to be.

Running time: 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission

October 7th- October 23rd; Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm, and Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Regular ticket price: $21.00

For more information please visit www.animustheatre.org

Toscana, Or What I Remember

2016

Teatro Italiano Network presents

Toscana, or What I Remember 
By Marta Mondelli
Directed by Tara Elliott
With Scott Barton*, Nicole Kontolefa, Marta Mondelli, and Lance Olds*

The Tuscan countryside is a nostalgic place for Emma. Her childhood haunts her during her visit for her dad's funeral, but  when she and her husband Fred-- paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident-- encounter another couple by poolside of their sleepy hotel, they all begin to question the people they've chosen to spend their lives with. Over the course of one day, Emma struggles to reconcile her past with her present, while Sue, Larry and Fred seek for something to jolt them out of the habits of love that have dulled them. Some things change, some things stay the same. Some things weren't real to begin with. 

September 15 - October 1
 

*These actors are appearing thanks to Actors' Equity Association

Crashlight

2016

PeachPie Productions presents

CRASHLIGHT
Written and Directed by Celeste Makoff
Musical arrangements by Trevor Bumgarner
Choreographed by Kaitlyn Moise

With Lindsay Gitter, Caleb Schaaf, Andy Dispensa, Rylee Doiron,  Lynnsey Lewis, Robert DiDomenico, Chandler James, Alexis Ebers, Ivy Idzakovich, Marisa Roper, Rachel Ferretti, Cara Treacy, and Kaitlyn Moise

In the world of Crashlight, tens of millions of people in a dystopian/Orwell-esque future have only three minutes of sunlight a day. This small amount of light is controlled by a fascist dictator, Marcus Pressi; a master of propaganda, a master of power and control by censorship. Rian, an illegal violin maker in the dark leaves her home and two sisters after discovering that "someone in the sky hides the light away." With courage, she disguises herself as the enemy in an attempt to reveal a beautiful freedom to those who don't even know one exists. Her original story and never before heard music expresses our capacity as people to desire truth and the divine power of communication through music. 

crashlightnyc.com

 

 

Long Distance Drunk

2016

Maned Wolf Productions presents

Long Distance Drunk
By Corey Pajka
Directed by Kristan Seemel
With Marco Torre* and Lori Singleton*

Stage manager: Anne Huston*

August 19 & 20 at 7pm
August 21 at 2pm
 

Two people forge a relationship around music, books, and beer. Years later, as their relationship cracks and their addictions deepen, they go their separate ways and create new lives for themselves. After overcoming their dependencies, they discover the only thing they were ever addicted to was each other. Closeness drove them apart, but distance may bring them back together.

 

The Mushroom Cure

2016

Menemsha Productions presents

The Mushroom Cure
Written and performed by Adam Strauss
Directed by Jonathan Libman

Inspired by a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology.

"Mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain” - The New York Times

★★★★ “Riveting... A true-life tour de force” - Time Out New York (Critics' Pick)

★★★★ “Storytelling of the highest order… Hugely intelligent.” - The Scotsman

Winner of the New York Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance

 

Half Moon Bay

2016

Cherry Lane's Company in Residence
LESSER AMERICA
presents

HALF MOON BAY

A new play by Dan Moyer
Directed by Jess Chayes

Featuring Gabriel King* and Keilly McQuail*

After a chance encounter in the bar of a bowling alley, two broken hopefuls share a boozy, electric evening. Half Moon Bay is a darkly comic, raw new play about the lovers we take to bed and the strangers we find there in the morning.

May 12th - June 4th
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street

 

Pass Over

2016

Pass Over
By Antoinette Nwandu
Mentored by Katori Hall

with Eden Marryshow*, Jaime Lincoln Smith*, Joe Tapper*

Becky Bodurtha, Scenic + Costume Design; D.M. Wood, Lighting Design; Jane Shaw, Sound Design

Allison Raynes*, Production Stage Manager; Abbey Lowenstein, Assistant Stage Manager

 April 13 - 23

 

*Equity Approved Showcase

 

The Convent of Pleasure

2016

The Convent of Pleasure
By Sarah Einspanier
Directed by Portia Krieger

with Will Dagger, Crystal Lucas-Perry*, Kelly McCrann*, Joshua David Robinson*, Ariel Woodiwiss*

Arnulfo Maldonado, Set Design; Asta Bennie Hostetter, Costume Design; Amith Chandrashaker, Lighting Design; Ani Taj, Choreographer; Deborah Gaouette, Property Master

Angela Perez*, Stage Manager; Michael John Crotty*, Assistant Stage Manager; Jesse Thurston, Assistant Director

March 23 - April 2

*Equity Approved Showcase

The Surgeon and Her Daughters

2016

The Surgeon and Her Daughters
By Christopher Gabriel Núñez
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

with David Anzuelo*, Rosa Arredondo*, Russell G. Jones*, Eden Marryshow*, Diana Oh*, Elizabeth Ramos*

Raul Abrego, Scenic Design; Sueann Leung, Costume Design; Grant W.S. Yeager, Lighting Design; M.L. Dogg, Sound Design; Deborah Gaouette, Property Design

Jonathan Kim Phillips, Stage Manager; Carolyn Reich,* Assistant Stage Manager; Pia Cincotti, Company Manager; Michael Leahy, Production Manager; Sean Gorski, Technical Director

February 24 - March 5

 

*Equity Approved Showcase

 

Sixty Days

2016

 

Written & Directed by John Faughnan
Produced by Pete Hopper

with John Faughnan, Jamie Carroll, Nicholas Calhoun, Ariella Matroianni

January 26 - 29

 

Nora

2015

Nora
Adapted from Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House"
By Ingmar Bergman
Directed by Austin Pendleton

with Larry Bull, Andrea Cirie, Todd Gearhart, Jean Lichty, George Morfogen

Harry Feiner, lighting and set designer
Theresa Squire, costume designer
Ryan Rumery, sound designer
Patricia Fletcher, dialect coach
Shelley Senter, movement consultant

Kelly Ice, Production Stage Manager
Denise Wilcox, Assistant Stage Manager

Opening: November 22 at 5pm

Ingmar Bergman's "Nora," a brilliant distillation of Ibsen's masterpiece, "A Doll's House," is a riveting tale of a seemingly conventional woman, struggling and then coming to terms with her life as a doll-wife in a traditional marriage. Out of the shadows of deceit, blackmail, and betrayal, Nora rises to a new consciousness of herself as a woman in a man's world. Through the microcosm of Nora's "doll house" marriage, both Bergman and Ibsen pose crucial questions about the role of gender in modern society.                          

Catch the Butcher

2015

Catch the Butcher
By Adam Seidel
Directed by Valentina Fratti

with Lauren Luna Vélez, Jonathan Walker, Angelina Fiordellisi 

Scenic Design by Lauren Helpern, Costume Design by Brooke Cohen, Lighting Design by Graham Kindred, Original Music and Sound Design by Quentin Chiappetta, Property Design by Addison Heeren, Fight Direction by Ron Piretti, Alison Hassman, Production Stage Manager; Sarah Geis, Assistant Stage Manager
Sophie Parens, Assistant to the Director; Mark Koss, Assistant Costume Designer

 

Photos by Carol Rosegg

Sept 23 - Oct 29

Gray Horse

2015

Gray Horse
written by John Faughnan
directed by Alexia Oldini

with John Faughnan and Graham Davie

Gray Horse is a story about two cousins, soldiers, returning from war, dealing with their personal demons and trying to cope with a new civilian life.

Produced by Pete Hopper

August 25 - 28

Dancing through It

2015

Pantless Hummingbird Inc presents
 
Dancing Through It
Starring Francesca Van Horne
Written, directed, and choreographed by Tricia Brouk
 
August 12 - 23
 
www.dancingthroughitplay.com

The Idea of Me

2015

THE IDEA OF ME
by Kristina Poe
directed by José Zayas

with Donnie Kehr, Gregory Perri, Lisa Ramirez, Elizabeth Ramos

"The one where the girl comes home from a mental hospital and no one hides the scissors."

Jason Simms, set designer; Kristina Makowski, costume designer; Yi Zhao, lighting designer; Jane Shaw, sound designer; Jessica Jalal, props master; Anne Huston, stage manager

April 15 - 25

King Lear

2015

Shakespeare's KING LEAR
re-envisioned by Jesse Jou
mentored by Barry Edelstein

with Brenna Palughi, JJ Perez, Eileen Rivera, Shannon Sullivan

"The one where four actors tackle Shakespeare's great tragedy."

Set Designer Carmen Martinez   Costume Designer Moria Sine Clinton   Costume Designer Kristina Makowski   Lighting Designer Alan Edwards    Sound Designer Matt Otto

Property Master Jessica Jalal   Line Producer Roxanna Barrios   Casting Director Kate Murray    Assistant Stage Manager Tori Sheehan   Graphic Design Jonathan Key   Magic Consultant Vinny DePonto   Production Manager Janio Marrero   Production Stage Manager Gina Odierno

Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra   Associate Producer Michael Bulger

March 25 - April 4

Peerless

2015

PEERLESS
by Jiehae Park
mentored by Kwame Kwei-Armah
directed by Margot Bordelon

with Gideon Glick, Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Emma Ramos, Tiffany Villarin

"The one where they'd do just about anything to get in."

Scenic Design Edward T. Morris   Costume Design Moria Sine Clinton   Lighting Design Oliver Wason   Sound Design / Composer Palmer Hefferan

Property Master Jessica Jalal   Line Producer Natailie Gershtein   Casting Director Kate Murray   Fights Dan Safer   Assistant Director Molly Clifford   Assistant Stage Manager Merrick A. B. Williams   Artistic Associate Jack Phillips Moore   Graphic Design Jonathan Key   Magic Consultant Vinny DePonto   Production Manager Janio Marrero   Production Stage Manager Anne Huston

Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra   Associate Producer Michael Bulger

March 4 - 14

 

 

 
 

Mrs Shakespeare

2014

Wild Productions presents

Mrs Shakespeare
Performed by Irene Kelleher
Written and Directed by Ian Wild

A female patient in a mental asylum thinks that she is William Shakespeare reincarneated. She gradually realizes that she has made a complete mess of writing Hamlet 400 years earlier. Armed with a quill and beset by a rebellious cast of characters who are anxious not to be rewritten, she embarks on an epic reformulation of theatre's most famous text under the new title of Ophelia.

View Mrs Shakespeare trailer HERE

October 27

The Brightness of Heaven

2014

Brierpatch Productions on behalf of VH Theatrical Development Foundation presents

The Brightness of Heaven

A new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen
Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser

October 16 - December 14

 

 

TO THE BONE

2014

Cherry Lane Theatre presents
a world premiere

TO THE BONE
by Lisa Ramirez
directed by Lisa Peterson

featuring: Dan Domingues, Liza Fernandez, Annie Henk,  Paola Lázaro-Muñoz, Lisa Ramirez, Gerardo Rodriguez, Xochitl Romero, and Haynes Thigpen

Scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Russell H. Champa, sound design by Jill BC Du Boff 

Judy Merrick, property master
Megan Schwarz Dickert, stage manager
Anne Huston, assistant stage manager
Kate Murray, casting director
Morgan Jenness, dramaturg 
Theresa Von Klug, general manager
A Ram Kim, assistant set designer
Maureen Fitzgerald, assistant costume designer
Katy Atwell, assistant lighting designer
Beth Lake, assistant sound designer
Yudelka Aheyer, assistant property master
Unkle Dave's Fight House, fight choreographer
Jesse Geguzis, assistant fight choreographer
Monique Carboni, graphic designer

Inspired by actual interviews, TO THE BONE examines the very nature of equality and justice in contemporary America through the eyes of five women whose migration to the U.S. in search of a better life brings its own test of the human spirit. Originally commissioned by Working Theater, Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director.

Liza Fernandez, Annie Henk, Lisa Ramirez. Photo by Monique Carboni

Liza Fernandez and Annie Henk. Photo by Monique Carboni

Annie Henk, Liza Fernandez, Lisa Ramirez, Dan Domingues. Photo by Monique Carboni

Haynes Thigpen. Photo by Monique Carboni

Gerry Rodriguez and Dan Domingues. Photo by Monique Carboni

Xochitl Romero and Paola Lázaro-Muñoz. Photo by Monique Carboni

TO THE BONE is part of the second annual Theater: Village festival, which presents a series of new plays in prominent West Village theaters based around one playwright or common theme. In 2014 Theater:Village presented E Pluribus, featuring four new plays celebrating the diversity of America. 
 
 
September 9 - October 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry POP: Fluid Edition

2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's Junior Board  presents

Cherry POP: Fluid Edition

Monday, July 28 at 7pm

Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre - 38 Commerce Street

Cherry POP is a brand new series for a new Cherry Lane audience. A collection of theater groups and individual performers will each create a 5-10 minute piece around a common theme/word revealed to them a month prior to the event.

Cherry POP: Fluid Edition features The Shelter, The Daisy Collective, Small Claims Court, NY Madness, singer Emily Rupp, multi-hyphenate artist Eric Schmalenberger, stand-up comic Lex Singer, actor Lillian Rodriguez, "With All the Kids Saying" by, Diana Oh is GOING ROGUE, and comedy improve troupe FUCT.

Leta Tremblay directs a live theatrical event set to the music of Diana Oh is GOING ROGUE's original song, "All The Kids Saying" featuring performers Kevin Bunge, Katelyn Collins, Brian Dunlop, Kim Gainer, Jesse Geguzis, Lauren Hennessy, and Homa Hynes. Originally presented at The Brick Theater as part of the first Live Action Music Video Festival curated by Mariah MacCarthy. 

NYMadness: The primary goal of NYMadness is the development of modern theatre with a focus on bold new plays, emerging artists, and building collaborations. We provide a platform to broaden the national conversation on issues that concern us, within a structured exploration of the form, among a growing and supportive community. 

The Shelter is a family of artists creating original theatre for the New York stage. The Shelter premieres Dave Lankford's TRANSMISSION - a stellar tour-de-fource starring Belle Caplis and directed by Meghan E. Jones, in which Commander Abby Graham records her final transmission before reaching the outer bounds of the solar system. 

Lillian Rodriguez is an actor and a writer, premiering a new short piece based on a collection of interviews with her mother J.J.Brown. 

Emily Rupp is a Midwestern gal who has performed her various talents on stages all across the United States. She acts on film, she acts on stage, she writes poems, she writes songs, she sings, and plays a bunch of cool instruments.

Lex Singer is a young and talented stand up comic.

FUCT is New York's most outrageous comedy group. 

 

Image by Flickr: jeffbelmonte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expectation

2014

Expectation
written and perfromed by Alan Fox
developed and directed by Kimberly Ryan

Expectation is a collection of six young Americans all trying to make sense of the gap between a fantasy that was promised and a reality that was found. 

July 21st

Swingtime Canteen

2014

Cherry Lane welcomes summer guest production:

Swingtime Canteen
by Linda Thorsen Bond, William Repicci, and Charles Busch
directed by Lenny Banovez

Swingtime Canteen is about a Hollywood Canteen headed for London to entertain the troops. This five woman musical takes place on stage at a concert for the Eighth U.S. Air Force in 1944 and pays tribute to the USO and all of the wonderful vintage classics from that time. 
Swingtime Canteen is an Official Proud Supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. A portion of the proceeds will go towards this fund.

Produced by Jamie Monahan
Associate Producer, Titan Theatre Company

 

 

The Ragged Claws

2014

Read about all 3 of the 2014 Mentor Project Plays: The Hunters, Sonnets on Tap, The Ragged Claws

Cherry Lane Theatre's Mentor Project 2014 

presents

THE RAGGED CLAWS
by Lina Patel
mentored by David Henry Hwang
directed by Jedadiah Schultz

with Sanjit De Silva, Tom Galantich, Brian Hastert, Kahan James, Mahira Kakkar, Jonathan Raviv, Olga Sosnovska, Amy Lynn Stewart

As midtown Manhattan is being relocated upstate due to rising sea-levels and a feared tsunami, a British mother, American father, and their adopted son must confront the wounds of history, even as the future rises up to meet them.

Caite Hevner Kemp, Scenic Designer
Amanda Seymour, Costume Designer
Miriam Nilofa Crowe, Lighting Designer
Sam Kusnetz, Sound Designer
Raphael Mishler, Props Designer
Per Janson, Assistant Director
Ashley Chang, Assistant Dramaturg
Angela F. Kiessel, Production Stage Manager
Janio Marrero, Production Manager
Daniel Geggatt, Associate Production Manager
Laura Kim, Assistant Stage Manager
Miles Orduna, Production Assistant

Stephanie Ybarra, Producing Artistic Director, Mentor Project 2014
Michael Bulger, Associate Producer, Mentor Project 2014
Kate Murray, Casting Director, Mentor Project 2014
Jane Whitty, Marketing Associate
Maggie Hoffman, Graphic Design

April 2 - 12

Sonnets on Tap

2014

SONNETS ON TAP

conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo
mentored by Lisa Peterson

Tap choreography by Hillary-Marie, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Cartier Williams

Music by Jonathan Melville Pratt

featuring Dalia Davi, Hillary-Marie, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Jack Sochet, Cartier Williams, Gabe Winns (swing)

Sonnets on Tap is an ensemble piece that melds expert Shakespeare interpreters with masters of tap dance to celebrate the extraordinary poetry of Shakespeare through a collective exploration of a less familiar part of his canon: the sonnets. Delving into the text, rhythm, meter, language and beauty of these poems, Sonnets on Tap investigates how the marriage and collision of forms can inform the richness of Shakespeare's poetry and bring to life the depth, range of emotions, and stories found within these 154 tales of betrayal, lust, obsession, power, death, and love.

Jonathan Melville Pratt, Composer
Amy Rubin, Scenic Designer
Lara de Bruijn, Costume Design
Justin King, Lighting Designer
Brad Peterson, Projection Design
Maureen Murtha, Production Stage Manager

Stephanie Ybarra, Producing Artistic Director, Mentor Project 2014
Michael Bulger, Associate Producer, Mentor Project 2014
Kate Murray, Casting Director, Mentor Project 2014
Jane Whitty, Marketing Associate
Maggie Hoffman, Graphic Desiger

The Hunters

2014

THE HUNTERS

by Jen Silverman
mentored by Lynn Nottage
directed by Mike Donahue

with Ruy Iskandar and Vichet Chum

Alex and Cameron are brothers who, despite their shared career as hustlers, are going in very different directions. While Alex is focused on the demands of the future, Cam is obsessed with a past in which family legend says that his Vietnamese grandfather was the victim of an American soldier’s bullet. 

Dane Laffrey, Set and Costume Designer
Sarah Tundermann, Lighting Designer
Jillian Walker, Sound Designer
Raphael Mishler, Prop Designer
J. Allen Suddeth, Fight Choreographer
Ryan Gohsman, Production Stage Manager
Angela Kiessel, Assistant Stage Manager
Miles Orduna, Production Assistant

Stephanie Ybarra, Producing Artistic Director, Mentor Project 2014
Michael Bulger, Associate Producer, Mentor Project 2014
Kate Murray, Casting Director, Mentor Project 2014
Jane Whitty, Marketing
Maggie Hoffman, Graphic Designer, Mentor Project 2014

February 19 - March 1

 

 


 

The Window

2014

Teatro Italiano Network presents

The Window
written by Marta Mondelli
directed by Shira-Lee Shalit

featuring Cristina Lippolis, Marta Mondelli and Scott Freeman

It is 1954. Eva is a young woman living in New York. After her wedding is unexpectedly called off, she spends the time set aside for her honeymoon walled up alone in her apartment, taste-testing for a new dietary soft drink. Her only distraction is living vicariously through the neighbors outside her window, and her only visitor is Aunt Nora, a not-so-ladylike Park Avenue lady who will do anything to escape her perfect uptown life. Over the three days that follow, Nora's suspicious absences, an unidentified scream from the courtyard, and the unsettling visit from a handsome stranger all bring Eva closer to the window's edge...

Visit thewindowtheater.com

2014 Young Playwrights Conference

2014

Young Playwrights Inc. presents

2014 Young Playwrights Conference

featuring

Almost Cut My Hair
by Alaina Demopoulos
directed by Brett W. Reynoldswith Brad Malow, Robin Taylor, Jovan Davi Lila Donnolo, Kevin Geer, Megan Kay Hughes, Kathryn Layng, and Rubio Quian.

and

The Road Trip
by Emily Sheera Cutler
directed by Seret Scott

Pictured: Julia Jarcho, Brett W. Reynolds, Brad Malow, Robin Taylor

Outside the theater on the night of the event

Half Hearted

2013

M.A.D. Playhouse presents

Half Hearted
by Mohan Rakesh
directed by Hafiz Karmali

Featuring Aizzah Fatima, Dipti Mehta, Robin Johnson, Dipanjan Chatterjee, Akshay Reddy, Prince Vaghani, Yamin Brosh and Ashok Chaudhury

The play deals with the complexities of human relationships, the incomplete lives we live where we seek to complete ourselves through the other. The play aims to bring focus on art forms that reflect and illustrate ideals of society, ethos, emotions, feelings, sorrow, joy, frustration, hatred, love, their role and its place in society. 

December 19-22 at 6:30pm

Running time 90 minutes with no intermission

May be inappropriate for anyone under the age of 15

madplayhouse.com

 

 

Fist in Mouth

2013

Guest production

Fist in Mouth
Written and directed by Dan Hasse
Assistant Director Elise Kibler

Featuring Taylor Myers, Jon Fusco, Sarah Jess Austell and Jess Jacobs

This play is a 90 minute farce set in a tiny East Village apartment over th course of one night...
After an all night bender, Harry and Stanley go skinny dipping in the East River. Stanley hits his head on a shoal and seeks medical attention from Harry's ex-girlfriend.

December 10 - 15
Tuesday - Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 1pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 1pm

Running time: 105 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

 

Making Plays From Dreams

2013

Making Plays from Dreams
A workshop wtih Jean-Claude van Itallie & Josh Adler

Jean-Claude van Itallie, master playwright and performer, with director Josh Adler, teaches unique movement and awareness techniques to embody plays from dreams. In a warm supportive atmosphere, physically prepared, you'll spontaneously create,making your dream or story into a short play, even performing it. For writers, actors, and anyone feeling playful. 

Enrollment $50

Saturday, November 16, 10am-5pm.

Scarcity

2013

Scarcity

Written by Lucy Thurber
Directed by Daniel Talbott

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Featuring Natalie Gold, Izzy Hanson-Johnston, Will Pullen, Pamela Shaw, Didi O'Connell, Gordon Joseph Weiss, and Michael Warner

Set Design by Raul Abrego, Costume Design by Tristan Raines, Lighting Design by Joel Moritz, Sound Design by Janie Bullard, Fights by Unkle Dave's Fight-House, Props by Andrew Diaz and Matthew Frew

August 14-September 28

Scarcity was presented as part of Cherry Lane Theatre's Celebrating Women Playwrights Series and the first annual Theater:Village Festival

 

Why Won’t You Pick up Our Garbage

2013

The Operating Theater Company presents

as part of Cherry Lane's Late NIte Series

Why Won't You Pick Up Our Garbage
Written and Directed by Evan Maror
Featuring: Evan Maror

Actor/Director/Writer/Pedagogue/Emotional Conduit, Evan Maror channels Clifford Odets and George Dempster (inventor of the Dempster-Dumpster) in his magnum opus "Why Can't You Pick Up Our Garbage?" A modern parable, this commentary on green living, or lack thereof, delivers audiences an unsettling blend of naturalism and Dadaist shenanigans.

The cast, lead by auteur Evan Maror (the love child of Rasputin and Oscar Wilde with a touch of Alfred Jarry) breathes urban ennui in a fascinating, zonked-out rhythm. The play paints a fauve portrait of the working class as an untended fold of Paschal lambs.

People will leave the theatre inexplicably altered and viscerally satisfied. With its heightened dialogue and raw characterizations, its impossible to put this production into a genre. One could only describe it as a post modern 'Everyplay.'

May 17 & 18

 

Exile

2013

April 3 - 13
EXILE
by Nastaran Ahmadi
mentored by Kia Corthron
directede by Lisa Peterson
featuring Rebecca Brooksher, Stephanie DiMaggio, Nadine Malouf, Arya Shahi, John C. Vennema

An Iranian-American video game tester develops a game set in a post-nuclear-apocalypse Iran, even as her own relationship becomes a fallout zone. In this new play that tests the boundaries between fantasy and reality, loyalties shift quickly, and staying alive is the only way to win.

 

Lawnpeople

2013

March 13 - 23

LAWNPEOPLE
by Natalia Naman
mentored by Eduardo Machado
directed by Elena Araoz

featuring Liza Fernandez, Dea Julien, Bobby Plasencia, Stacey Sargeant, and C.K. Allen

Lawnpeople tracks the journey of Solymar, an undocumented Mexican immigrant working as a housekeeper for a wealthy black Southern couple.  When Solymar’s mother is killed back home in Mexico as the result of gang violence, her pre-teen daughter is left across the border without family, while the odds of Solymar returning home to protect her daughter become increasingly unlikely. Meanwhile, the woman she works for becomes so emotionally involved in Solymar’s plight that her own marriage is threatened. Race, class, and the deepest matters of the heart are at odds in this play about love, ambition, and responsibility.

 

Pas de Deux (lost my shoe) / Joe

2013

February 20 - March 2

An Evening of Solo Performance:

PAS DE DEUX (lost my shoe)
written and performed by Lisa Ramirez
mentored by Cynthia Hopkins
directed by Bryan Davidson Blue
The bonds between siblings are as layered, complex, and true as all great loves. In the spring of 2002, at a time when she had only just overcome her own addiction, Ms. Ramirez lost her younger brother, a principal dancer with The Oakland Ballet, to alcoholism. Upon his death, she enrolled in a ballet class, learning the dances her brother had performed. As she retraced his steps, she not only stayed sober, she learned a new dance, a dance that ultimately was her liberation. Pas de Deux is the first play ever to be commissioned by Mentor Project.

JOE
written and performed by Elizabeth A. Davis
mentored by Enda Walsh
directed by Chris Henry
Joe  is a play with music about a Native American, homeless man in his 60s, and his ten year encounter with Elizabeth, a small town, Texas pageant girl in college. Brought to life through the nostalgia of fiddle music, Joe is a story inspired by real events of two wild souls finding friendship and finally, family, in the most unlikely places.

 

Why Won’t You Pick Up Our Garbage?

2013

Cherry Lane Theatre's Late Nite series continues with

Why Won't You Pick Up Our Garbage?

Presented by The Operating Theater

Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 at 10pm

Actor/director/writer/pedagogue/emotional conduit Evan Maror channels Clifford Odets and George Dempster (inventor of the Dempster-Dumpster) in his magnum opus "Why Can't You Pick Up Our Garbage?" A modern parable, this commentary on green living, or lack thereof, delivers audiences an unsettling blend of naturalism and Dadaist shenanigans. More here

No Escape

2012

KIT - Kairos Italy Theater -- the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, proudly presents "No Escape," four One-Acts by Dino Buzzati, commemorating the 40th anniversary of his death. Buzzati, known as "the Italian Kafka," was one fo the most significant Italian cultural figures of the last century.

Written in the late 1950s, these solo pieces represent the dark side of "La Dolce Vita." These passionate and proud women are trapped in their respective lives. A criminal news reporter for 30 years, Buzzati remains a master of irony who examined themes that include solitude and death.

8 Actresses, 4 Monologues, 2 Languages, One Author: Dino Buzzati.

The featured one-acts include:

THE SWTICHBOARD OPERATOR/LA TELEFONISTA
Jojo Karlin (English)/Ilaria Amadasi (Italian)
 

ALONE AT HOME/SOLA IN CASA
Rosemary Fine (English)/Lydia Biondi (Italian)
 

STRIPTEASE/SPOGLIARELLO
Marta Mondelli (English)/Laura Caparrotti (Italian)
 

THE CLOCK/L'OROLOGIO
Lucia Grillo (English)/Amy Frances Quint (Italian)

Nov 6 - 19

Turning Page

2012

Barbara Ligeti, by special arrangement with The Private Theatre (John Gould Rubin, Artistic Director) and Sacred Monsters
presents

Turning Page
Written and performed by Angelica Page

Directed by Wison Milan

October 11 - 28

Red-Handed Otter

2012

Presented by Playwrights Realm

RED-HANDED OTTER
by Ethan Lipton
directed by Mike Donahue

Featuring: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Gibson Frazier, Rebecca Henderson, Matt Maher, and Bobby Moreno.

Sept 12 - Oct 6

Hot Fun in the Summertime

2012

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Late Nite Series.

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

Hot Fun in the Summertime is here! Come out to see some of New York's youngest, most talented, and disturbingly good looking artists as they get set loose in Cherry Lane's studio theater. All the content is original, all the music is live, and gone are the days of BYOB, because th booze is on us!

July 26, 27, & 28  

This Is Fiction

2012

Presented by InViolet Repertory Theater.

THIS IS FICTION
By Megan Hart
Directed by Shelley Butler
Featuring Richard Masur, Bernardo Cubria, Aubyn Philabaum, and Michelle David

June 15 - 30

BAREFOOT TONGUES: a reading series

2012

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre in collaboration with Barefoot Theatre Company as part of Cherry Lane's Tongues Reading Series.

Tuesday, April 24th
CARAVAGGIO by Richard Vetere
directed by Alice Jankell
starring Frederico Castelluccio

Tuesday, May 1st
WILD CHILDREN by Vincent Pastore
directed by Alice Jankell
starring Robert Funaro, Anthony J. Ribustello, Lou Martini, Carlos Leone and Paul Borghese

Tuesday, May 8th
THIS LIVING HAND by Richard Vetere
directed by Alice Jankell
starring Jana Mestecky, Sean Patrick Reilly, Amy Hargreaves and Dean Imperial

Tuesday, May 8th 
POUND FOR POUND by Tyler Fascett
Julia And Eric by Kristoffer Diaz
Park Slope by Michael Reyes
directed by Francisco Solorzano
starring Lisa Anderson, Christopher Whalen, Arthur Kriklivy, John Harlacher, Jennie West, Jeremy Brena and more Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble members...

Monday, May 14th
New Play by Richard Vetere
directed by Alice Jankell

Tuesday, May 15th
I'M CONNECTICUT by Mike Reiss
directed by Pamela Seiderman
starring Jerry Adler, Angelina Fiordellisi, Francisco Solorzano, Christopher Whalen, Jeremy Brena, Gillian Rougier, John Gazzale, Roger Manix, Minna Taylor, Harris Doran and more.
assistant director, Ricardo Riethmuller

Eavesdropping on Dreams

2012

Presented by The Barefoot Theatre Company.

EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS
 by Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg
Directed by Ronald Cohen
Featuring Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Aidan Koehler, Mike Shapiro and Christopher Whalen

SPECIAL BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, April 25th & Wednesday, May 16th
to support Barefoot Theatre Company's
Education & Outreach Department featuring
Audience talk-back with playwright, cast, director, crew
and special guest speakers.

Apr 17 - May 20

The Nomad Series

2012

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Late Nite Series.

THE NOMAD SERIES
presented by The Root Collective

February 29 9:45 pm
UNTITLED by Janice Amaya
MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG by Webb Wilcoxen
APPLES by Rosa Gilmore

March 1 9:45 pm
CHECKED BOXES by Tanya Everett
PRETTY BIRD by Webb Wilcoxen

March 2 9:45 pm
BRO-KIN by Neil-Tyrone Pritchard
DD & J by Maggie Bofill

March 3 9:45 pm
TAMARA & THE BOTTLE by Alex Riad
DORM 19 by Alba Albanese

Where’s My Money?

2012

Presented by Animus Theatre Company.

WHERE'S MY MONEY?
by John Patrick Shanley
directed by Alex Correia
featuring Rory Hammond, Jonathan Judge-Russo, Amy Northup, Jeff Todesco, and Carrie Walsh

Jan 28 - Feb 12

Do You Know Me?

2012

DO YOU KNOW ME?
By Mina Samuels
Directed by Lisa Chess

A one-woman, one-act play about memory, loss and identity. A woman who has lost her short-term memory tries to get ready to take her daughter to school, but cannot hang onto the moment.

Jan 18 & 19

Him

2011

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

HIM

a straight comedy about an "in the closet" movie star

written and directed by Clifford Streit

Dec 16 - Jan 6

F*ing Vigwan (or Swag)

2011

Presented by Barefoot Theater Company in collaboration with East 3rd Productions as part of the STRIPP3D Festival.

F*ING VIGWAN (OR SWAG)
Written by Kristoffer Diaz
Cast: Charles Everett, Samantha Fontana, Christopher Whalen, Jennie West, Robert Spence, Eric Vigdorov, Molly Millard, Michael Pierre Louis, Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyed. Andrew MacLarty, Gillian Rougier, Arthur Kriklivy and Mark von Sternberg
Composer/Sound designer: Adam Stone
Graphic designer: Adam Dalton
Lighting designer: Niluka Hotaling
Props/Zombie cock designer: John Harlacher

Nov 29 - Dec 2

Gloucester Blue

2011

Presented by Barefoot Theatre Company in collaboration with East 3rd Productions as part of the STRIPP3D
Festival of plays culminating with a never before heard or seen play by the award-winning and world renowned playwright Israel Horowitz:

GLOUCESTER BLUE
written and directed by Israel Horowitz
featuring:
Therese Plaehn*+
Francisco Solorzano*+
Robert Walsh*+
Christopher Whalen*+

Assistant Director: Nicole Haran+
Playwright’s Assistant: Joseph Sousa+
Production Stage Manager: Samantha Fontana*+
Sound Design / Original Music: Adam Horovitz
Lighting Design: Niluka Hotaling
Set Design: Michael Mallard
Costume Design: Victoria Malvagno+
Graphic Design: ADZN STUDIO, Adam Dalton+

*Actors Equity Association
+Barefoot Theatre Company Member

Nov 17 - Dec 3

Naked in a Fishbowl

2011

Presented by Dragonchase Productions.

Fully improvised and filmed live, NAKED IN A FISHBOWL chronicles the lives of six women in New York City with hilarious, startling, and bare-naked honesty.

More info at nakedinafishbowl.com

Oct 17 - Dec 5

Verse Chorus Verse

2011

Presented by Barefoot Theatre Company in collaboration with East 3rd Productions as part of the STRIPP3D Festival.

VERSE CHORUS VERSE
Written by Randall Colburn
Directed by Ricardo Riethmuller
Featuring Forbes March, Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes, Michael Mallard, Kristy Powers, Michael Bryan Hill, Joshua Coomer

Oct  26 - Nov 12

Raft of the Medusa

2011

Presented by Barefoot Theatre Company in collaboration with East 3rd Productions as part of the STRIPP3D Festival.

RAFT OF THE MEDUSA
by Joe Pintauro
directed by Francisco Solorzano
"RAFT OF THE MEDUSA is a microcosmic crisis clinic, airing aspects of a tragedy and entreating the audience into acts of empathy." --Mel Gussow, NEW YORK TIMES
"RAFT grabs, holds, and harrows. Unquestionably hits home and hits hard. Emphatically worth seeing." -- Clive Barnes, New York Post

Oct 5 - 22

As It Is In Heaven

2011

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
by Arlene Hutton
directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
with Margot Avery, Kathleen Bishop, Rachel Cantor, Carla Cantrelle,
Kelli Lynn Harrison, Kate Kearny Patch, Annie McGovern, Megan Tusing,
DeWanda Wise

May 20 - June 11

A Number

2011

Presented by the National Asian American Theatre Company.

A NUMBER
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Maureen Payne-Hahner
Cast: Obie Award winner James Saito and Joel de la Fuente
Co-Producer: Christoph Hahner
Set designer: Czerton Lim
Costume designer: Maureen Payne-Hahner
Lighting designer: Alex Bright
Sound Designer: Kate Brown

Mar 12 - May 3

With Aaron’s Arms Around Me and The Mire

2010

Presented by the Negro Ensemble Company.

WITH AARON'S ARMS AROUND ME
Written by Sophia Romma
Directed by Charles Weldon
Cast: Naomi McDougall Jones and LaTonia Phipps
Set Design: Inna Bodner
Sound Design: Dimitri German

THE MIRE
Written by Sophia Romma
Directed by Yuri Joffe
Cast: Naomi McDougall Jones, Tosh Marks, Carolyn Seiff, and Allan Mirchin
Set Design: Inna Bodner
Sound Design: Dimitri German

Nov 29 - Dec 19

Emergency Used Candles

2010

Presented by Barefoot Theatre Company.

EMERGENCY USED CANDLES
Written and Performed by Chiara Montalto
Directed by Victoria Malvagno
Sound design - Eric Nightengale
Set design - Tom Lenz
Lighting design - Josh Iacovelli
Costume design - Ms. Malvagno

Nov 6 - 20

Dramatis Personae

2010

Presented by The Playwrights Realm.

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Written by Gonzalo Rodríguez Risco
Director by Erik Pearson
Set Designer: Michael Locher
Costume designer: Amy Clark
Lighting Designer: Burke Brown
Sound Designer: Nathan A. Roberts

Oct 7 - 23

Spin

2008

Presented by stageFarm.

AMERICA'S GOT TRAGEDY
by Gina Gionfriddo

90 DAYS 
by Elizabeth Meriwether

FUN 
by Mark Shultz 

TONE UNKNOWN 
by Adam Rapp

NAIL BITER 
by Judith Thompson

Oct 11 - Nov 8

New York International Fringe Festival

2008

Presented by New York International Fringe Festival.

BEAST: A PARABLE
by J. Julian Christopher

CONTROL

CREENA DEFOOUIE
by Charlotte Barton-Hoare

DOPPLEGANGER JOE
by Caroline Lesley

A FIRE AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN
by Tim Collins

FLUENCY
by Kimberly Patterson

GOOD PICTURES
by Ashlin Halfnight

REASONABLE DOUBT
by Suzie Miller

THUMBELINA: THE STORY OF A BRAVE LITTLE GIRL
by Liza Lentini

WALLS

Aug 8 - 24

Edgewise

2008

Presented by Jeremy Robbins and Marison Rosa-Shapiro

EDGEWISE
Written by Eliza Clark
Directed by Lila Neugebaur

Set Design - Daniel Zimmerman
Costume Design - Asta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting Design - Kia Rogers
Sound Design - Julia Meinwald
Cast - Eric Gilde, Jessica Howell, Davud Hurwitz, Justin Levine, Jedediah Shultz

July 26 - Aug 9 

A Taste of Honey

2008

Presented by Lion's View Theater Company

A TASTE OF HONEY
Written by Shelagh Delaney
Directed by James Duff

Nov 13 - 22

Killing the Boss

2008

Presented by THEAPRODUCTIONS.

KILLING THE BOSS
Written by Catherine Filloux
Directed by Jean Randich
Produced by Morgan Allen
Set Design - Sandra Goldmark
Costume Design - Camille Assaf 
Lighting Design - Michael E. Adelson
Sound Design - Jane Shaw

Feb 12 - 23

The Past Is Still Ahead

2007

Presented by The Past Is Still Ahead, Inc.

THE PAST IS STILL AHEAD
Written as a monologue by Oded Be'eri
Adapted as a stage-play by Sophia Romma
Directed by Fançois Rochaix and Sophia Romma

Dec 6 - 15

Harry the Hunk on His Way Out

2007

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

HARRY THE HUNK ON HIS WAY OUT
Produced by Joan Firestone
Written by Warren Bodow

Directed by Melanie Sutherland
Scenic Design and Lighting: Maruti Evans
Costumes: T. Michael Hall
Sound Design: Craig Lenti
Fight Direction: Adam Souza 
Cast: Gerry Butler, Anne Carney, John Dalton Hill, Michelle Maxon, Paul Pryce, Peter Reznikoff, Andy Schneeflock

Oct 26 - Nov 10

Vengeance

2007

Presented by stageFarm

SQUALOR
 by Gina Gionfridoo

GIFT
by Francine Volpe

SKIN AND BONES 
by Julian Sheppard

SPECTER 
by Neena Beber

REMOTE 
by Ron Fitzgerald


Directed by Ari Edelson and Alex Kilgore with David Wilson Barnes, Lisa Joyce, Michael Mosley, David Ross and Carrie Shaltz
Set by John McDermott
Lights by Nichole Pearce
Sound by John Kilgore
Production Stage Manager - Jillian Oliver
Assistant Stage Manager - Steve Henry
Production Coordinator - Christine Renee Miller
Casting - Calleri Casting
Poster Design - Jim Tozzi

Oct 4 - Dec 1

Breaking Walls

2006

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Cherry Pit Late Nite program.

BREAKING WALLS
by M. Alexandria Beech
directed by Christian Ely
with Kerry Bishe, Benjamin Ellis Fine, Manny Liyes, Scott MacArthur,
Gina Mahoney, Matthew Pavoni, Gabriel Portuondo, Jose Juan Torres

Aug 17 - 19, Aug 24 - 26

Life Under Water

2006

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of Cherry Pit Late Nite program.

LIFE UNDER WATER
by Richard Greenberg
directed by Sarah Wansley
with Lars Dabney, Alex Fine, Meghna Griffin, Carolyn Holding, Dani Tufano

June 29 - July 1

FUCT

2006

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Cherry Pit Late Nite program.

FUCT
written and performed by John Crane, Joe Galan, Tommy Galan, Brian Guillespie,
Brendan Hunt, Ian Lassiter, Janio Marrero, Paul Mazza, Graham Skipper

Feb 24 - 25

Black Girl You’ve Been Gentrified

2005

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Cherry Pit Late Nite program.

BLACK GIRL YOU'VE BEEN GENTRIFIED
written and performed by Nichole Thompson-Adams
directed by John Church III

Dec 8, Jan 26 - Feb 11

Screwing Rachel

2005

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Cherry Pit Late Nite program.

SCREWING RACHEL
by Desi Moreno-Penson
directed by Don Johanson
with Peter Donato, Cedric Jones, Joshua Kingdon, Jon Arthur
Jenny Perdomo, and Leah Sari Sparkes

Nov 17

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

2005

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Cherry Pit Late Nite program.

TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND
produced and performed by New York Neo-Futurists

Nov 4 - Dec 17

Please Stop Talking

2005

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Cherry Pit Late Nite program.

PLEASE STOP TALKING
by Sam Forman
directed by Erwin Maas
with Heather Hollingsworth, Bridgett Ane Lawrence, Leah Lawrence

Oct 13 - 29

Bhutan

2005

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Celebrating Women Playwrights program.

BHUTAN
by Daisy Foote
directed by Evan Yionoulis
with Tasha Lawrence, Sarah Lord, Amy Redford, Jedadiah Schultz

May 24 - June 4

Five Bottles In a Six Pack

2004

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Celebrating Black Playwrights program.

FIVE BOTTLES IN A SIX PACK
Written and performed by Renita Martin
directed by Laurie Carlos
with Jane Wang on bass

Oct 26 - Nov 6

Thunderbird

2004

by Joseph Fisher
mentored by A.R. Gurney
directed by Randy White
with Michael Chernus, Tonya Cornelisse, Laura Flanagan, Michael Rudko, Thomas Sadoski, Tamilla Woodard

May 5 – 22

Young Playwrights Festival

2004

Presented by Young Playwrights Inc.

THICK
by Travis Baker

EASTER CANDY
by Halley Feiffer

THE VIEW FROM TALL
by Caitlin Montayne Parrish

Jan 6 - Feb 20

Women On Fire

2003

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Celebrating Women Playwrights program.

WOMEN ON FIRE
by Irene O'Garden
directed by Mary B. Robinson
with Judith Ivey

Oct 14 - 25

Old Vic / New Voices

2003

Presented by The Old Vic.

THE MENTALISTS
by Richard Bean
directed by Ari Edelson
with Bill Buell and David Cale

THE DROWNED WORLD
by Gary Owen
directed by Tyler Marchant
with Chris Diamontopoulos, Jennifer Mudge, Michael Stuhlbard, Mary Bacon

A LISTENING HEAVEN
by Torben Betts
directed by Erica Schmidt
with Marylouise Burke, Kathleen Chalfant, Allan Corduner, Daniel Gerroll, Deborah Rush, Heather Goldenhersh

PORT
by Simon Stephens
directed by Dave Mowers
with Jen Albano, Keith Nobbs, Brennan Brown, Henry Woronicz, Greg McFadden, Kate Blumberg

Sep 17 - 24

New York International Fringe Festival

2003

Presented by New York International Fringe Festival

A IS FOR AARDVARK
by Jess Lacher

ASSYRIAN MONKEY FANTASY
by Assurbanipal Babilla

BARRYMORE'S BODY
by Jeff Tabnick

CHOKING ON HAPPINESS: THE BEST IT'S EVER LOOKED and HOMESICK
by Annie Marks and Victoria Janis

HARVEY FINKLESTEIN'S SOCK PUPPET SHOWGIRLS
by Harvey Finklestein

THE IMAGINARY, ALL-TRUE LENI RIEFENSTAHL SHOW
by Jen Ryan and Craig O'Connor

JESUS AND MANDY
by Eric Bernat and Robin Carrigan

THE ONLY THING STRAIGHT IS MY JACKET
by Paul Hagen

THREE
by Laurie O'Brien

TRAINING WISTERIA
by Molly Smith Metzler

THE SPACE
by Vincent Caruso

WRONG BARBARIANS
by Timothy Nolan

Aug 13 - 29

WRITE A PLAY! Intergeneration Performance Series

2002

Presented by Young Playwrights Inc.

MISCOMMUNICATIONS
by Ben Gottlieb

JERSEY STORY
by Daniel St. Germain

Oct 18 & 20

Young Playwrights Festival

2002

Presented by Young Playwrights Inc.

AN ICE CREAM FOR ALL SEASONS
by Molly Lambert

PARTS THEY CALL DEEP
by Lauren Gunderson

TRADE
by Caroline V. McGraw

Sep 16 - Oct 26

New York International Fringe Festival

2002

Presented by New York International Fringe Festival.

BELLY
by Julie Tortorici

A DISCOURAGING WORD
by Johanna Linsley

DRIP
by The Attic People

HOW TO ACT AROUND COPS
by Logan Brown

KITCHEN SINK
by Rachel Axler

MADONNA IN "THE TITLE"
by Anthony Mario Gelsomino

MUSE OF FIRE
by Kelly McAllister

NEO/ RETRO/ WOYZECK
Adapted by Robert Knopf

NO GOOD NIGG@ BLUEZ
by J-Square, Mo Beasley, and SekouWrites

NOSFERATU
by Deborah Hertzberg

TALES OF RANCOR
by the Blue Inc. Company

THIRD FLOOR, SECOND DOOR ON THE RIGHT
by Doon Arbus

Aug 8 - 24

99 Histories

2002

by Julia Cho
mentored by David Henry Hwang
directed by Maria Mileaf
with Elaina Erika Davis, Joel De La Fuente, Ann Hu, Mia Katigbak, Darren Pettie, Mia Tagano
set design by Nathan Heverin
costume design by Soonwha Choi
lighting design by Nicole Pearce
sound design by Matthew T. Lebe
prop design by Faye Armon
production stage manager: J.J. Lee

April 23 - May 4

15 Minutes

2002

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Celebrating Women Playwrights program.

15 MINUTES
by Bathsheba Doran
directed by Hansol Yoon
with Laura Nupponen, David Taylor Bennett, Siobhan Towey, Michael B. Downing

April 7-8

Fuente

2002

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Celebrating Women Playwrights program.

FUENTE
by Cusi Cram
directed by Shilarna Stokes
with Antonio Suarez, Romi Dias, Ramon de Ocampo, Yetta Gottesman, Sanjiv Jhaveri

Mar 13 - 23

Harriet’s Return

2002

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre as part of our Celebrating Black Playwrights program.

HARRIET'S RETURN
by Karen Jones-Meadows
directed by Saundra McClain
with Denise Burse-Fernandez and Percussionist Ron McBee

Feb 20 - Mar 2