Innocents by Rachel Dickstein This Innovative and lyrical adaptation of Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth incorporates the use of dance, music, and performance art. Rachel is Founding Artistic Director of Ripe Time Inc., a company advocating the merging of dance and theatre.
Orpheus by Kristin Marting and Stephanie Fleischmann In this rock musical adaptation of the Greek tragedy Orpheus, Kristin & Co. make Hell a club… Literally. Complete with chanteuse owner Persephone, burlesque Sirens and the River Styx, this hybrid performance workshop recieved a full production in the fall of 2004 at HERE Arts Center.
Benefit of the Doubt by playwright Sheila Schwartz Through the historical figures of Admiral Canaris (1887-1945), General Franco (1892-1975), and Harold (Kim) Philby (1912-1988), Sheila Schwartz challenges established concepts of loyalty, heroism and conflict, and ultimately asks the question, do good intentions deserve history’s benefit of the doubt? As an emerging playwright, Sheila presents her first major work, Benefit of the Doubt, a play rooted in her intensive academic study and research.
Lenin’s Shoe by playwright Saviana Stanescu When Jasna, an illegal US resident becomes nanny to Vlad, the spoiled invalid teenage son of an international oil mogul, their lives intertwine into an unpredictable political web filled with airplane hijackers, high school dropouts, microfilm and many, many shoes. Saviana’s work has been presented in New York as well as internationally in Romania, Vienna and beyond.
My Israeli Play by playwright Zohar Tzur Miriam Bloom, a young Israeli woman living in New York, struggles to establish her voice as a writer and realizes she cannot do so without dealing with her war-torn past. As a playwright, Zohar gracefully pulls from her own Israeli experience to intrigue and excite audiences around the world.
Rode Hard and Put Away Wet by Casey Wilson and June Raphael This multi-media sketch comedy routine ties together extreme characters and themes—everything from Atkins to acting to Ambien. Inspiration for this piece comes from improvisation and personal life experiences.