Fall 2015 Student Productions

 

Playwrights Horizons Theater School produces plays that reflect the contemporary world, and often contain adult content and language.  If you have questions about the content of the shows, or the appropriateness for younger audiences, please contact us at 212-529-8720 where we will direct you to the project leader, who can provide you with any additional information to inform your decision.

 

December 10 – 12

In the Studio Theater (721 Broadway, 3rd Floor)

 

GOD’S EAR

Written by Jenny Schwartz

Directed by Jenna Rossman

 

Thursday December 10 @ 8pm

Friday December 11 @ 7:30pm

Saturday December 12 @ 1pm & 7:30pm

 

In the White Box (440 Lafayette, 3rd Floor)

 

LONG HAIRED SUE

A New Play Written In Verse

 

Written & Directed by Christian Brion

Thursday December 10 @8pm

Friday December 11 @ 9pm

Saturday December 12 @ 3pm & 7:30pm

 

 

 

Shows that happened earlier this semester:

 

November 5-7

 

50 SHADES OF GRAVES

An interactive new sex education musical!!!

created by Cassidy Dawn Graves

featuring Cassidy Dawn Graves, Neo Cihi, Sara Kommer, Caitlin Cobb-Vialet, and Meg Comerford

Is sex frustrating and confusing you? Stroll on over to our classroom for some learning and games! Let us take you on a silly journey of carnal knowledge through song, dance, jokes, choreographed hand motions, games, and even more…

**Contains frank discussion of sexuality, including discussion of an encounter of dubious consent and one brief consensual unsimulated scene of physical violence in a sexual context (face-slapping, etc).

Original music by Cassidy Dawn Graves and Caitlin Cobb-Vialet
Stage Manager: Caitlin Moore
Scenic Design: Benjamin Pitt
Props Design: JB Douglas
Props Assistant: Isabelle Fenn
Lighting Design: Richard Platt
Lighting Assistant: Anna Needham
Sound Design: Stephanie Guedalia
Media Design: Jaye Hunt
Costume Design: Jessica Dukatt
Assistant Director: Stephanie Guedalia
Project Mentor: Erin Markey

50 Shades of Graves is presented by Playwrights Horizons Theater School / NYU Tisch.

Promotional photography by Anthony Disparte.

NOVEMBER 5 & 6 AT 7PM
NOVEMBER 7 AT 3PM AND 8PM

IN THE BLACK BOX, 440 LAFAYETTE STREET, 4TH FLOOR


QUEERWOLF; A FANGAYSIA ON PERSONAL THEMES

QUEERWOLF tells the story of growing up queer and anxious. Play? Caberet? Performance art performance thingy? DOESN’T MATTER – IT’S LIVE ART! Watch the boy become the wolf and then the boy and then the wolf and then the boy again.

Ages 17+

**Contains disturbing images, images of self harm, discussion of sexual assault and suicidal tendencies.

NOVEMBER 5 & 6 @ 9PM
NOVEMBER  7 @ 1 & 10PM

IN THE BLACK BOX, 440 LAFAYETTE STREET, 4TH FLOOR

 

A TIME FOR SILENCE

Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford. Lea Michele vs. Naya Rivera. Blake Lively vs. Leighton Meester. All great on screen relationships have a backstory. A TIME FOR SILENCE follows the story of mega-stars Katherine Bennington (Megan Burnett) and Emma Carlyle (Jay Hunt) as they make a movie and deal with the realities of two strong personalities crashing together. There will be bitching, there will be backstabbing, and there will be a song and dance number.

**There is a knife used in this show. If you have any questions or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Megan (meganburnett12@gmail.com) for more details and content advisory.

NOVEMBER 5 & 6 AT 7PM
NOVEMBER 7 AT 1PM AND 9PM

IN THE WHITE BOX, 440 LAFAYETTE STREET, 3RD FLOOR


MISS JULIE

One summer’s night, a flirtation between a woman and her servant escalates into a violent and cruel struggle for power. Sex, class, and love collide in August Strindberg’s 1888 tragic masterpiece.

Or maybe it’s all just the plot of a Taylor Swift music video.

**This production includes extremely loud music and explicit sexual content. Please contact jmw647@nyu.edu with any questions about a Content Advisory

NOVEMBER 5 & 6 AT 9PM
NOVEMBER 7 AT 3PM AND 6:30PM

IN THE WHITE BOX, 440 LAFAYETTE STREET, 3RD FLOOR

 

November 7 – 9

 

THE THREEPENNY OPERA

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
English Translation by Michael Feingold
Original German text based on Elisabeth Hauptmann’s German Translation of John Gay’s THE BEGGAR’S OPERA
Used by arrangement with European American Music Corporation, agent for The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., and agent for the Brecht Heirs

Not an opera.
A wedding. A protest. An execution?

Directed by Ilana Khanin
Music Direction by Greg Matteson

Scenic Design by Myra Giorgi
Costume Design by Elonna Bettini
Lighting Design by Tyler H. First
Sound Design by Kathy Ruvuna

Stage Managed by Sarah Cook

Featuring: Kyra Adams, Mike Bascle, Aubrey Elenz, Megan Ermilio, Julia Feinberg, EB Hinnant, Richard Lowenburg, Lauren Montana, Madison Pollack, Victoria Preis, Paolo Ragusa, Sophie Sagan-Gutherz, Kennedy Spencer

Saturday, November 7th @ 7pm
Sunday November 8th @ 1pm and 7pm
Monday November 9th @ 8pm

Robert Moss Theater, 440 Studios

 

November 11 – 13

 

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT, OR, SHE SEES YOU WHEN YOU’RE SLEEPING

Periwinkle is deprived of Christmas her whole life. What happens when she gets the opportunity to nurse Santa Claus back to health on Christmas morning?

Written and Performed By Jenna Rush
Directed By Max Reuben
Designed By Ana M. Verde, Alan Harvey, and Andrew Stauffer
Stage Managed By Nicholas Sanchez

FEATURING surpise guest celebrities!!

November 11th, 12th, 13th at 7:00PM
440 Lafayette
White Box 3rd Floor

 

XANAX, WARRIOR PRINCESS: A New Comedy

written by Sarah Rahman, directed by Stephanie Guedalia, with Elias Rubin, Julian Hermano, Keyana Hemphill and Sarah Rahman

“today’s your day. you got this. you’re a warrior, Effie. a Warrior Princess. like Xena.”

this is the story of a day in the life of a girl, her prep school, her anxiety, and the terrible people that surround her. this is a dark, irreverent, absurd, fast, and furious comedy of sorts.

**Content Advisory: this show deals with issues of anxiety, with cursory references to substance abuse.

November 11th, 12th, 13th at 8:00PM
440 Lafayette
White Box 3rd Floor

 

THERAPY

written by Allegra Leal
directed by Julie Lucas

The Girl is visited by a pot-smoking, bad influence clown named Nathaniel, who doesn’t want her to go to therapy today. “Therapy” is a play about excuses, decisions, and death.

stage manager- Mia Carey
scenic/props- Rae Bryan
costumes- Ana Verde
sound- Jenna Rush
lights- Oliver Benjoseph

STARRING
Dennis Mashevsky as Nathaniel
Allegra Leal as The Girl
Ian Johnson as The Pigeon
featuring the voice of Keara Benton as Kale Kimberly

November 11th, 12th, 13th at 9:00PM
440 Lafayette
White Box 3rd Floor

 

:ALIEN:

by Kyle Rogers

i am so happy you have decided to come visit neptune! ever since your species banished me back here to my home planet i have been very lonely with only news headlines from your planet to keep me company. i also had a friend in the form of a hologram, but it only communicates in emoji and it broke on the way back here. i understand things have been very sad on your planet as of late so allow me to show you around my world and perhaps you would like to come back and stay and settle here!

November 11th, 12th, 13th at 7:30PM
721 Broadway
Studio Theatre 3rd Floor

 

Caverns or (Not a Theatricalization of Plato’s the Allegory of the Cave) or /ð/

devised by Presley Oldham
with Lachlan Brooks, Alexandria Churchwell, and Naomi Moehlis
managed by Megan Hayes

what happens when you can’t remember the lyrics of that one song and there’s no google?

an anaphoric dance-theatre study on captive space in a modern world

November 11th, 12th, 13th at 8:30PM
721 Broadway
Studio Theatre 3rd Floor

 

WEAR BLACK.

We are coming together to celebrate the life of Georgia Lee Sutton. She was born on February 23, 1998, and passed away on November 8 of this year at the age of 17. Georgia leaves behind a mother, Annie Lee Sutton, and an older brother, Samuel Robert Sutton. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 11, Thursday November 12, and Friday, November 13 at 9:30PM at the Studio Theatre at Tisch School of Arts.

**Content advisories: possible trigger warnings for discussion of death and eating disorders

November 11th, 12th, 13th at 9:30PM
721 Broadway
Studio Theatre 3rd Floor

 

November 21 – 22

OVER THE EDGE Festival

 

In the Robert Moss (440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor)

 

ETTA/NICKI

by Ana M. Verde

Sat, Nov 21st 12:30pm
Sat, Nov 21st 6:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 12:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 6:00pm

 

Springtime

Written By Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Charles Dennis

Sat, Nov 21st 2:00pm
Sat, Nov 21st 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 2:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 7:30pm

 

Idomeneus

Written by Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by David Tushingham
Directed by Ryan Courtney

Idomeneus, king of Crete, returning home from Troy, is caught in a storm. In desperation, he promises that should he reach the shore of Crete alive, he will sacrifice the first living thing he meets there. Miraculously, the storm clears and Idomeneus arrives home to find his only son standing there to greet him. With a heavy heart, he kills his son to appease to gods. Or maybe he doesn’t. Maybe he lets his son live and goes home to find his wife in bed with another man. Or maybe she’s alone, waiting faithfully for him. Maybe the gods are angry that he let his son live and exact a terrible revenge. Or maybe the boy on the beach was an imposter, and his real son has been transformed into a nightmare creature who has come back from the underworld to visit him. Or maybe all of it and none of it is true, all at once. Performed by a large chorus, Idomeneus is a play about how and why we tell stories about wars, gods, and kings.

This play contains brief verbal descriptions of violence.

Sat, Nov 21st 3:30pm
Sat, Nov 21st 9:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 3:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 9:00pm

 

In the Black Box (440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor)

 

A Night of Prostitution

Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Alisha Litman-Zelle

Sat, Nov 21st 12:30pm
Sat, Nov 21st 6:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 12:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 6:00pm

 

There’s This Girl I Like

Isaiah Christian Price

Sat, Nov 21st 3:00pm
Sat, Nov 21st 8:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 3:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 8:30pm

 

In the White Box (440 Lafayette, 3rd Floor)

 

That play about Rwanda

by Emma Dolhai

“In such countries, genocide is not too important. ”
Francois Mitterrand

This is not a play about the Rwandan genocide. Not exactly.

Or maybe it is. Maybe it’s just a weird history lesson where a lot of people talk about a lot of things that happened in the past.

Or maybe it’s actually a play about you. About all of you.

It’s your choice.

This show contains
Loud noises
Surround media
Floor seating (some couch seating available)
Mild language
Media coverage of atrocity

Sat, Nov 21st 12:30pm
Sat, Nov 21st 6:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 12:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 6:00pm

 

One Night Standing

A new play by Ashley Hutchinson

Directed by Jess Katz

when Guy and Gurl go back to Guy’s apartment to have a sexy, slutty one night stand, they end up failing because they get to know each other.

Sat, Nov 21st 2:00pm
Sat, Nov 21st 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 2:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 7:30pm

 

Our Shtick

by Daniel Cohen

Sat, Nov 21st 3:30pm
Sat, Nov 21st 9:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 3:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 9:00pm

 

In the Studio Theater (721 Broadway, 3rd Floor)

 

JACK, OR THE SUBMISSION

By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Jenna Hoffmann

Sat, Nov 21st 12:30pm
Sat, Nov 21st 6:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 12:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 6:00pm

 

Fewer Emergencies

By Martin Crimp

Directed by Zohra Benzerga

Sat, Nov 21st 2:15pm
Sat, Nov 21st 7:45pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 2:15pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 7:45pm

 

Strange Interlude

Written by Eugene O’Neill
Bruno Baker

Sat, Nov 21st 3:30pm
Sat, Nov 21st 9:00pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 3:30pm
Sun, Nov 22nd 9:00pm

 

December 4 – 6

In the Studio Theater (721 Broadway, 3rd Floor)

 

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Written by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Irene Lazaridis

Starring Ethan Jovanovic and Samantha Rose Hosie

Dec 3 & 4, 7:00pm

Dec 5, 1:30pm & 9:30pm

 

KINGDOM OF SHADOWS

written and directed by Aiden Dreskin

Kingdom of Shadows utilizes a strobe light, and deals with mature content, including violence and death.

Dec 3 & 4, 9:00pm

Dec 5, 4:30pm & 6:30pm

 

In the White Box (440 Lafayette, 3rd Floor)

 

365

a selection of plays from 356 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks

an evalutation of life in America in the mid-2000s after years of war

directed by Tessa Jane Lee

Dec 3 & 4, 7:00pm

Dec 5, 12:00pm & 5:00pm

 

LOVE AND INFORMATION

by caryl churchill
directed by jaye hunt

Please Note: There is a fun used in this production.  If you have concerns about this or would like more information, please email phtsandinformation@gmail.com

Dec 3 & 4, 9:00pm

Dec 5, 3:00pm & 8:00pm