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Tongues readings are free and open to the public. Reservations required: company@cherrylanetheatre.org

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About TONGUES: a reading series

In 1998, Cherry Lane Alternative launched its reading series of new American plays and has since hosted more than 200 readings, inviting our community of playwrights as well as guest companies and artists to participate. In this way, we offer a public forum to a wide range of exciting new works. It is our belief that the playwright learns the most about their work by bringing it before an audience.

Emerging, mid-career and award-winning writers have heard their words interpreted by a number of New York’s top actors, including F. Murray Abraham, Mary Alice, Matthew Arkin, Bob Balaban, Kelly Bishop, Kathleen Chalfant, Jill Clayburgh, John Cullum, Matt Dillon, Lisa Emery, Boyd Gaines, Sheila Gibbs, Micki Grant, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Judith Ivey, Jessica Hecht, Kim Hunter, Carol Kane, Kevin Kelner, Anthony LaPaglia, Dan Lauria, Mark Linn-Baker, Joe Mantello, Elizabeth Marvel, Ellen McLaughlin, Estelle Parsons, Jason Patrick, Austin Pendleton, Marianne Plunkett, Lily Rabe, Peter Riegert, Julia Roberts, Laila Robins, Roger Robinson, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Mercedes Ruehl, Jay O. Sanders, Lois Smith, Frances Sternhagen, Eric Stolz, Will Swenson, Jesse Eisenberg and David Zayas.

This year-round series attracts diverse audiences drawn from the theatre going public, young theatre and film artists, and industry insiders. In 2003, the reading series was officially named TONGUES in honor of the late Joseph Chaikin who directed our Heritage Series revival of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, which received its world premiere in 1961 at Cherry Lane Theatre.

Recent History

2014

Soundview Summer
by Kate Gill
directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
with Susan Barrett, Sharon Hope, Annie McGovern, Josh Powell, Brian Richardson, Dared Wright
Stage Manager: Jenny Waletzky
Sound Design: Janie Bullard
Casting Consultant: Jamibeth Margolis, CSAPresented by Cherry Lane Theatre and VH Theatrical Development Foundation
December 9th, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

questioning
by E.A. Primamore
directed by Jack Hofsiss
with Jennifer Esposito, Laila Robins, Laura Hooper
December 2nd on the Mainstage, Cherry Lane Theatre

SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY
by Teresa Lotz
directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
with Matthew J. Harris, Autumn Kioti, Skyler Pinkerton, Jack Weppler
Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre and VH Theatrical Development Foundation
November 18, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

ME YOU US THEM
written by Andrea Lepcio
directed by Jo Cattell
with Angelina Fiordellisi, Martina Heimann, Alain Lauture, and Brian Quijada
co-presented by Cherry Lane Theatre and terraNOVA Collective
October 28, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Me, My Mouth & I
written and performed by Joy Behar
September 16 & 23, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Expectations
written and performed by Alan Fox
directed and developed by Kimberly Ryan
June 24, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Men in Waiting
by Donald Wollner
with Joy Barrett, David Deblinger, and Harris Yulin. Stage directions by Marie Polizzano.
June 17, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Empanada Loca
by Aaron Mark
performed by Daphne Rubin-Vega
May 27, library at Cherry Lane Theatre

The Misconception
written by James Manos
with Craig Bierko, Angelina Fioredellisi, Rick Holmes, Russell G. Jones, M. Ajay Naidu, Stephen O'Reilly, Tony Plana, Will Pullen, Annapurna Sriram,  Lauren Velez, Stage directions by Brendan Riordan
May 23, Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

The Innocence of Maria
written and directed by Dennis Loiacono
with John Bateman, Giuseppe De Luca, Raissa Dorff, Aileen Lanni, Joseph Mancuso, Anna Mastroianni, Carmine Raspaolo, Claudia Terry, Jacob Smith, Lucas Van Engen
January 28, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Love/Kill 
by Joe Pintauro
directed by Valentina Fratti
associate producer, Anne Berlin
stage manager, MIchael Block
with Angelina Fiordellisi, Mandy Gonzalez, Alex Morgan, Dennis Parlato and Peter McRobbie

January 27, Cherry Lane Mainstage

2013

The Ragged Claws
by Lina Patel
directed by Daniella Topol
with Francesca Faridany, Sherman Howard, Sanjit De Silva, Babak Tafti
December 9, Studio at Cherry Lane

To the Bone
by Lisa Ramirez
directed by Lisa Peterson
with Liza Fernandez, Zoe Garcia, Yadi Guevara-Prip, Annie Henk, Erik Lochtefeld, Rey Lucas, Sol Miranda, Susie Pourfar, Felix Solis, Chris Stack
November 12, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

The Kill Chain
by Mike Roberts
Directed by Andrew Neel
featuring Greg Keller, Aaron Weiner, Chris McCann
November 11, Studio at Cherry Lane

Love Kill
written by Joe Pintauro
directed by Valentina Fratti
with Angelina Fiordellisi, Peter McRobbie, Lisa Ramirez, Cotter Smith
October 29, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Wallace's Line
written and directed by David Crespy
with Bruce Barton, Eli Ganias, Eugene Malone, Tamara Mullins, Alex Peck, Greg Petroff, Meg Phillips, Caitlin Reader, Victoria Teague
September 20th, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Mostly Sweet
by Meg Phillips
directed by David Crespy
with Erin Mallon, Maddie Byrne, Jason Stanley, Carl Wallnau, Colleen Wallnau, and Sarah Kauffman
September 19th, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Extreme Whether
by Karen Malpede
featuring George Bartenieff, Kit Flanagan, Zach Grenier, Tonia Jagodnik, Di Zhu, and Alex Tavis
Followed by a talk-back with Dr. Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, Arctic Ice Scientist.
September 10th, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Territories
by Betty Shamieh
directed by Lisa Peterson
featuring Bill Camp, Florencia Lozano, Ariel Shafir
June 18, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Heaven Knows
by Christopher Ceraso
directed by Jamie V. Richards
with Owen Campbell, Michael Lluberes, Joel Rooks, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Brigitte Viellieu-Davis
May 21, in the Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Hopper
a contemporary musical
book by Anton Dudley
lyrics by Charlie Sohne and Jonatha Brooke
music by Jonatha Brooke
directed by Stephanie Yankwitt
featuring Taylor Louderman, Ben Fankhauser, Angelina Fiordellisi, Alison McCartan, Jed Resnick

The Idea of Me
by Kristina Poe
with Elizabeth Canavan, Marco Greco, Scott Hudson, Mariana Carreño King, Jamie Klassel, Janio Marrero
April 22, Studio at Cherry Lane Thetre

The Undeniable Sound of Right Now
by Laura Eason
directed by Kirsten Kelly
with Daniel Abeles, Kelly AuCoin, Louisa Krause, Brian Miskell, PJ Sosko, and Lusia Strus
April 16, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, presented as part of Rattlestick Tongues 

NYLON
by Sofia Alvarez
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
with Michael Braun, McCaleb Burnett, Jennifer Ferrin, Susan Greenhill, Hayley Treider
April 9, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Lawnpeople (Mentor Project 2013 Finalist)
by Natalia Naman
directed by Elena Araoz
mentored by Eduardo Machado
with Dea Julien, Liza Fernandez, Bobby Plasencia, Stacey Sargeant, Ryan Brooke Taylor
February 21, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

One Night...
by Charles Fuller
directed by Clinton Turner Davis
Featuring Ron Cephas Jones, Angel Desai, Bianca LaVerne Jones, LeRoy McClain, Ron Riley, Lillian Rodriguez
January 31, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

A double bill: Mentor Project 2013 Finalists
Pas de Deux (lost my shoe)

written and performed by Lisa Ramirez
mentored by Cynthia Hopkins
directed by Bryan Davidson Blue
and
Joe
written and performed by Elizabethe A. Davis
mentored by Enda Walsh
directed by Christine Henry
January 29, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Lawnpeople (Mentor Project 2013 Finalist)
by Natalia Naman
directed by Elena Araoz
mentored by Eduardo Machado
with Emma Ramos, John Concado, Sameerah Luquemann-Harris, Keith Chappelle, Lillian Rodriguez
 January 20, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

The Brown Bull of Cuailnge
by Neil Wechsler
with Chris Corporandy, Zac Moon, Andy Powers, Peter Saide
January 22, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

My First Ex-Husband
by Joy Behar
directed by Jessical Stone
with Becky Baker, Susan Blackwell, Mary Testa, Joyce Van Patten, Charlayne Woodard
January 18, Private workshop in Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Snow Orchid
by Joe Pintauro
with Jeremy Brena, Angelina Fiordellisi, John Magaro, Cotter Smith, Francisco Solorzano
directed by Joe Brancato
January 4, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

2012

Foreign Exchange
by Neena Beeber
directed by Jessica Hecht
with Emily Althaus, Cusi Cram, Sam Underwood, Gary Wilmes
November 20, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, presented as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Scarcity
by Lucy Thurber
with Dan Abeles, Natalie Gold, Yadi Guevara-Prip, Lisa Ramirez, Pam Shaw, Bill Sullivan, Michael Warner
November 13 at 2pm Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, presented as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Spark
by Caridad Svich
directed by Scott Schwartz
with Louis Cancelmi, Peter Jay Fernandez, Marin Ireland, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Gloria Mann
Followed by panel discussion with panelists: former US Army Intelligence Specialist and author Kayla Williams; former Air For Major, Nisha Money, MD; Gulf War veteran Sue Lynch, JD; and novelist Helen Benedict. Moderated by Michael Craft. Zac Kline, dramaturge. Erin Kaplan, Asst dramaturge. Heather Helinsky, consulting dramaturge.
Produced by Gloria Mann, TECL and Mannatee Films, in association wth NoPassport Theatre Alliance.
Lanie Zipoy, line producer; Christopher Trepinski, production assistant
Spark was read nationally and internationally over the course of late October and November at over 35 theaters and universities in colalboration with NoPAassport Theatre Alliance and Press.
Veterans Day, November 11, Mainstage at Cherry Lane

Sister Sister
by Barbara Blumentahl-Ehrlich
directed by Mark Brokaw
with Johanna Day and Heidi Schreck
October 23, Studio at Cherry Lane, presented as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Salve Regina
by Eduardo Machado
with John Rothman, Quinlan Corbett, Angelina Fiordellisi
October 23, Library at Cherry Lane

The Incredible Theatre Majors of Wretched Grace
by David Crespy
with Tamara Mullins, Stephanie Juergens, Brian Scanlan, Peter Smith, Elise Link, Spencer Wilson, Chris Lowe, Alyssa Cartee
October 14, Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

Sins of the Mother
by Israel Horovitz
with Monique Carboni, Liev Schreiber, Michael Stuhlbarg, Francisco Solorzano, Bob Walsh
October 9, Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

Amandine
a new musical with book and lyrics by Winter Miller
music and lyrics by Lance Horne
conceived by Josh Hecht and Winter Miller
directed by Josh Hecht
with Uzo Aduba (Broadway's Godspell), Santino Fontana (Broadway's Billy Elliot and The Importance of Being Earnest), Nathan Lee Graham (Broadway's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Alicia Irving (Broadway's Sideshow) and introducing Charlotte Graham
September 17 & 18, Cherry Lane Theatre Mainstage

To the Bone
written by Lisa Ramirez
directed by Lisa Peterson
with Annie Henk, Yadira Delariva, Aaron Weiner, Rey Lucas, Juan Francisco Villa, Rebecca Martinez, Jasmine Cephas Jones
September 18, Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

Snow Orchid
by Joe Pintauro
with Angelina Fiordellisi, Corey Kosel, John Magaro, Francisco Solorzano, Ed Vassallo
September 13, Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

One Night
by Charles Fuller
directed by Leah Gardiner
with Nilaja Sun, Seth Gilliam, Michael Rogers, Peter Kim
July 23, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Repeat Play
by Jakob Holder
directed by David Crespy
with Patricia Buckley, Steven Dennis, and Monique Vukovic
July 9, in the Studio at Cherry Lane

Snow Orchid
by Joe Pintauro
wih Angelina Fiordellisi, Corey Kosel, John Magaro, Francisco Solorzano, Ed Vassallo
June 25 Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

From Breast Cancer to Broadway
An evening of short plays by breast cancer survivors

“Tough Titty" by Oni Faida Lampley
directed by Pat Golden
with Bridgit Evans, Angelina Fiordellisi, Sally Stewart, Patricia Buckley, Lilian Rodriguez, Isaac Loftus, Shyco Amos, and Yvette Ganier

"The Joy of Life" by Pearl Griffith Eccles
directed by Leah Gardiner
with Billie Allen, Denise Flemming, Sally Stewart, and Janio Marrero

"Looking for the Pony" by Andrea Lepcio
directed by Heather Cohn
with Elizabeth A. Davis, Patricia Buckley, and Michael Criscuolo

Musical Tribute by Elizabeth A. Davis

"Nice Pearls" by Bernadette Scruggs
directed by Elizabeth Herron
with Wit Yvette Ganier and Richard Brooks

June 22, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre 

To the Bone
written by Lisa Ramirez
directed by Lisa Peterson
with Yadira De La Riva, Liza Fernandez, Annie Henk, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Rey Lucas, Lisa Ramirez, Felix Solis and Danny Wolohan
June 18, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

To the Bone in the press

Ode to Joy
written and directed by Craig Lucas
with Kathryn Erbe, Arliss Howard, and Joanne Tucker
May 8, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Fire Dance
written by Michael S. Parsons
directed by Martha Wollner
with Joe Tippett and Aaron Roman Weiner
May 4, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Impregnating Helen
written by Courtney Baron
directed by Lucie Tiberghien
with Danielle Davenport, Mike DiSalvo, Greg Keller, Ana Reeder, Heidi Schreck
May 1, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

The Invisible Hand
written and directed by Ayad Akhtar
with Tom Butler, Shar Khan, John Hickok, Bhavesh Patel
April 24, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues
 

Ramp
written and directed by Eisa Davis
with de'Adre Aziza, Chad Goodridge, Bryan Tyree Henry, and Linda Powell
April 17, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Lucky Penny
written and directed by David Deblinger
with David Deblinger, Katie Fabel, Bianca Gallifuoco, John Martin Green, Maria Stamenkovic Herranz, Tomoko Miyagi, Anthony Wills Jr.
Video by Tomoko Miyagi and David Deblinger
Stage Manager: Mia Mountain
March 27th, Mainstage at Chery Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Color Me Gone
by Bruce Kronenberg
directed by Jessica Blank
with Scott Shepherd, Lucas Papaelias, Steve Boyer, Reed Birney, Ty Jones, Tobias Segal, Ronete Levenson, Nicolette Hart
March 20th, Mainstage at Chery Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

One Night
by Charles Fuller
with Vanessa Aspillaga, Dule Hill, Ed Wheeler, Linda Powell, Joel de la Fuente, Janio Marrero
March 15, Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

The Bends
by Megan Mostyn-Brown
directed by Lila Neugabauer 
with  Matthew Dellapina, Aubrey Dollar, Sarah Nina Hayon, Greg Keller, Danielle Slavick, and David Ross
February 23rd, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

The Ping and the Pang
by Matthew Schneck
directed by John Rando
with Arnie Burton and Karl Kenzler
Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Leap and the Net Will Appear
by Chana Porter
directed by Craig Lucas
with Michael Bartelle, Mary Beth Peil, Maria Dizzia, Ryan King, George Olesky, Scott Rodrigue, Wallace Shawn
February 7th, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

2011

Psalm 151
by Len Jenkin
directed by Kip Fagan
with Lynn Cohen, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Ana Reeder
December 13th, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Buzz
by Benjamin Kunkel
directed by Adam Rapp
with Natalie Kuhn, Dallas Roberts, Eddie K. Thomas, Katherine Waterston, Akeem Baisden-Folkes
December 6th, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Foo Fable
by David Van Asselt
directed by Caitriona McLaughlin
with Denis Butkus, Felipe Cabezon, Nandita Chandra, Nehassaiu deGannes, Rosa Gilmore, Vanessa Hernandez, Camille Mana, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Matt Pilieci, Sara Surrey, Alok Tewari, Sanford Wilson
November 29th, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Oh, the Power
by David Bar Katz
directed by Jaime Castaneda
with Liza Colon-Zayas, David Deblinger, Kim Director, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Zackary Grady, Jeffrey Horwitz, Deirdre O'Connell, Frank Whaley, and David Zayas
November 22nd, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Collision
by Lyle Kessler
directed by Terry Kinney
with John Doman, Jesse Eisenberg, Craig "Mums" Grant, Will Rogers, and Alexandra Socha
November 15th, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

Honey Drop
by Erin Courtney
directed by Denis Butkus
with Jack Gwaltney, James McMenamin, Heidi Schreck, Jenny Seastone Stern, Welker White, and Breanna Foister
November 8th, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre
, as part of Rattlestick Tongues

The Closet Play
by Charline Spektor
directed by Kathleen Turner
with Dennis Boutsikaris, Will Bradley, Margaret Colin, Kathryn Grody, Meg McCrossen, James Waterston
October 28, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Straight
by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola
directed by Andy Sandberg
with Michael Arden, Liza J. Bennett, Paul Iacono
Matthew Maisto, casting director; Colin O'Rourke, asst. director; Emily Jenda, stage directions
September 26, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

After Paradise
by Israel Horovitz
directed by Damien Gray
read by Will Swenson
original music performed and composed by Peter Lurye
September 11, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Mamma Roma
written and performed by Anne DeSalvo
Jeff Rubino, stage directions
August 8, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Crap Crap Crap or Everything I Don't Want to Be at Forty
by Callan Stout
directed by Richard Caliban
with Jessica DiGiovanni, Marlo Marron, Caroln Popp
Arthur Lundquist, stage directions
August 1, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

From Breast Cancer to Broadway
An evening of short plays by breast cancer survivors

“From a Misery to a Ministry” by Lenice Bozeman
directed by Terrence Spivey
with Stephanie Berry and Rosalyn Coleman
June 27

“Sibling Rivalry” by Rose Dukes
directed by Terrence Spivey
with Shiko Amos, Frank Bowman, and Marjorie Johnson
June 27

“The Awakening” by Sabrina Heath
directed by Petronia Paley (6/13) and Terrence Spivey (6/27)
with Lizan Mitchell and Franceli Chapman
June 13, 27

“A Husband’s Perspective” by Loretta Embry
directed by Terrence Spivey
with Chuck Cooper and Brenda Pressley
June 27

“I’m Ready” by Kim Marin-Sadler
directed by Leah Gardiner (6/20) and Terence Spivey (6/27)
with Brenda Pressley and Renee Williams (6/20); Petronia Paley and Yvette Ganier (6/27)
June 20, 27

“Dance Partners” by Jacquelyn Richards
directed by Billie Allen
with Linda Powell and Roscoe Orman
June 13, 20

“Today” by Denise Richmond-Kelley
directed by Terence Spivey
with Denise Richmond-Kelley and Shiko Amos
June 27

“Surviving Cancer and Crazy People” by Bernadette Scruggs
directed by Bridgette Wimberly
with Yvette Ganier and Petronia Paley (6/13); Roslyn Ruff and Renee Williams (6/20)
June 13, 20

“Bitter Sweet” by Bernadette Scruggs
directed by Terrence Spivey
with Rosalyn Coleman and Ty Jones
June 27

“Better and Better” by Carol Snyder
directed by Pat Golden
with Linda Powell, Justin S. Myrick, and Renee Williams
June 20

“A Gift” by Cordi Stokes
directed by Pat Golden (6/13; 6/20) and Terrence Spivey (6/27)
with Roscoe Orman and Stacy Osei-Kuffour (6/13; 6/20); Peter Lawson Jones and Cassandra Freeman (6/27)
June 13, 20, 27

“Waking Up” by Cori Thomas
directed by Pat Golden
with Aimiende Negbenebor and Bridgit Antoinette Evans
June 13, 20

“Birthing Hope” by Devonna White
directed by Terrence Spivey
with Bridgit Antoinette Evans and Ananias Dixon
June 27

“The Argument” by Cheryl Williams
directed by Ruben Santiago Hudson, Bridgette Wimberly, and Terrence Spivey
with Roslyn Ruff and Brenda Pressley (6/20); Renee Williams and Yvette Ganier (6/13); Rosalyn Coleman and Perry Gaffney (6/27)
June 13, 20, 27

“The Visit” by Linda Wood-Wims
directed by Terrence Spivey
with Yvette Ganier and Rodney Freeman
June 27

Plays mentored by Gretchen Cryer, Lynn Nottage, and Molly Smith
Renee Williams, stage directions
Kelly Ruth Cole, Production Stage Manager

Sins of the Mother
written and directed by Israel Horovitz
with Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Francisco Solorzano, and Michael Stuhlbarg
May 2, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

2010

Questioning
by Elizabeth Primamore
directed by Craig Lucas
with Karen Ludwig
December 8, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

The Sudden Glide
written and directed by David A. Crespy
with Colleen Smith Wallnau, Elise Link, Carlos Ponton, Eli Ganias, Michael Shelle, Laura Swanson and Steven Dennis. Stage Directions by Alexander Peck.
September 13, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

A Loss of Roses
by William Inge
directed by Austin Pendleton
with Jane Summerhays, Raul Sigmund Julia, Evan Neuman, Jean Lichty, Roger Manix, Sara Croft, Clarke Thorell, Sarah McKee, Emily Robinson, Rutanya Alda. Narrator: James Judy
produced by Jean Lichty
July 27, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Best Friends
by Jack Gindi
directed by David Armstrong
with Mario Brassard, Sandy Rustin, Tamara Bechara
May 3, Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

Give Me Give You
by Jason Pizzarello
directed by Peter Gil-Sheridan
with Zach Fineblum, Alice Kremelberg, Beca Ballenger, and Brian Gerard Murray
April 22, Cherry Pit

Motherlodge Presents the Saints Tour
a walking tour of the West Village with meal and music
conceived and written by Molly Rice
directed by Rachel Chavkin
with Taylor Mac and Nick Lerangis. Assistant direction by Knud Adams, production stage management by Stephen Ellis
April 15 – 17, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

What of the Night?
four one-acts presented as part of The 2010 New York Fornes Festival
by Maria Irene Fornes

Nadine directed by Jaquelyn Landgraf
with Zuleyna Guevara, Ronald Alexander Peet, Rik Walter, Desiree Burch, Tracy Podell, and Stephanie Hsu; Jeri Silverman; Guitarist

Springtime directed by Kay Matschullat
with Anna Fikhman, Massiel Delgadillo, and Liam Nelligan

Lust directed by Felipe J. Gorostiza
with Walter Krochmal, Gilbert Gruz, Monica Steuer, Mateo Gomez, Elizabeth Acosta, and Ryan Thibeault

Hunger Directed by Mayra Ferrer
with Jack R. Marks, Eve Packer, Ralph Pochoda, Adriana Sonones, and Kaitlin M. Goff.
Ashley L. Fields, Stage Directions for all four plays

Festival presented by INTAR; Gwendolyn Alker, Curator.
April 5, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Memorial Day
written and performed by Brian Delate
Jim Farmer, music and sound; Hillery Makatura, Stage Manager; Maria De Fazio, Sound Recording; Elisa Matula, voice of Min Sister Blister/Barbara; Jacqueline Knapp, voice of Denise
March 31, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Dani Girl
music by Michael Kooman, book & lyrics by Christopher Dimond
directed by Scott Schwartz
with Rozi Baker, John Bolton, Jayne Paterson, and Zachary Carter Sayle, stage directions by Michael Schwartz
produced by Alex Orbovich and Michael Roderick
March 26, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Tango Palace & Dr. Kheal
presented as part of The 2010 New York Fornes Festival.
by Maria Irene Fornes
directed by Gisela Cardenas
Tango Palace performed by Arjun Gupta and T. Ryder Smith. Dr Kheal performed by Rocco Sisto; Christian Pineda, Stage Directions.
Festival presented by INTAR; Gwendolyn Alker, Curator.
March 25, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Swan Day 2010
Towards a New WPA: Supporting Women Artists Now

a play reading and panel discussion: “Mixed Relief,” a one-act play by NewShoe Theatre members Suzanne Bennett, Jill Campbell, Marya Cohn, Dana Leslie Goldstein, Michele Aldin Kushner, and Andrea Lepcio, with Elyse Mirto, Lynn Cohen, Lizan Mitchell, Judith Hawking, Black Eyed Susan, Melanie Nicholls-King, Toks Olagundoye, and Peter Reznikoff, directed by Teresa K. Pond. Lauren Rosen, Sound & Audio Design; Rebecca Snead, Harmonica Player; Annie Deardorff, Stage Manager.
WomenArts panel discussion, “Towards a New WPA,” with leading feminist arts activists Martha Richards, Elizabeth A. Sackler, Carol Jenkins, and Arlene Goldbard
Produced by WomenArts in collaboration with NewShoe Theatre Group and the League of Professional Theatre Women
March 22, Mainstage at Cherry Lane

Thinner than Water
by Melissa Ross
directed by Mimi O’Donnell
with Lisa Joyce, Ana Ortiz, Greg Keller, Yetta Gottesman, David Wilson Barnes, Raul Castillo, Alex Alioto, and Betsy Aidem
produced by LAByrinth Theater Company
February 2, Cherry Pit

April Escapes
by David Neipris
directed by George Demas
with Ben Livingston, James McMenamin, Dana Jacks, and Kathleen Peirce.
stage directions read by Pauline Colon
January 26, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Green Setting Sun
by Jakob Holder
directed by Daniella Topol
with Will Harper, Kelly McAndrew, Christian Rummel, Gio Perez, Gerardo Rodriguez, and Godfrey Simmons
January 7, Library at Cherry Lane Theatre

2009

Goldfish
by John Kolvenbach
directed by Loretta Greco
with Anna Ballard, Rod Gnapp, Patricia Hodges, Andrew Pastides,
produced by Magic Theatre
December 14, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Quick Bright Things
by Tracy Thorne
directed by Lucie Tiberghien
with Jennifer Mudge, John Douglas Thompson, Sloane Shelton, and Peter Jay Fernandez
November 6, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Standing Ovation: Telling Our Stories As We Fight Breast Cancer
an evening of short plays:

Soc it to Me by Phyllis Goldberg
directed by Pat Golden, with George Tynan Crowley, Nate Faust, and J. J. Perez

Cancer Notes by Jackie Richards
directed by Billie Allen, with Lynn Whitfield and Roscoe Orman

Excerpt from In This Life Together by Ruby Dee
directed and performed by Billie Allen

The Joy of Life by Pearl Griffith-Eccles
directed by Chuck Paterson, with Marjorie Johnson, Bobbi Owens, Hechter Ubarry,
and Kate Mailer

Glass by Bridgette A. Wimberly
directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke, with Stephanie Berry

I Luv Valentine’s Day by Carolyn Smith
directed by Nicole Watson, with Marjorie Johnson, Bobbi Owens, Peter Jay Fernandez, Charles Barboza, and Michael Micalizzi

The Blind Eyes Wanted to See by Valerie P. de Beaufort-d’Aubigne
directed by Bridgette A. Wimberly, with Elizabeth Davis, Lelund Durond Thompson, Amanda Duffy. Joshua John McKay, and Francois d'Aubigne

Identification by Kate Mailer
directed by Chuck Paterson, with Performed by Kate Mailer

Sorry Ain’t Enough by Daisy I. Dumas-Featherstone
directed by Stephanie Berry, with Marjorie Johnson, J.J. Perez, Denise Lock, Thyais Walsh, Bobbie Owens, and Nate Faust

Excerpt from In This Life Together by Ruby Dee
directed and performed by Billie Allen
Surviving Cancer and Crazy People by Bernadette M. Scruggs
directed by Pat Golden, with Rosalyn Coleman and Susan Brown

October 26, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre

Low Down Dirty Blues
a new musical by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman
with Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Deborah Blackwell-Cook, Gregory Porter, Mississippi Charles Bevel, and Terrence Riggins
musicians: Dan Wheetman, Calvin Jones, and Mark Alexander
BJ Jones, Artistic Director, Northlight Theatre
October 19, Mainstage at Cherry Lane Theatre