Men on Boats is a play that charts and navigates as much terrain as its titular subjects do.
Not the physical space you are currently inhabiting, but the land beneath and surrounding the space on which you are sitting.
Can we maintain our sense of community and collaboration with each other, our bonds with our audience, re-create the electricity that we know can take place in the air, “live,” between performers and audience from a platform stage—with home viewers on a Transmedia platform?
Thank you to all who auditioned for our Fall 2020 productions, including Men On Boats, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Corduroy, and A NEW Song Cycle (previously Godspell). We are pleased to share the cast lists for these productions.
Directors’ notes traditionally welcome and orient an audience to the work that they are about to witness together. The goal of the note is often to begin forging a connection between the story on stage and the shared experience of living in the world right […]
Get ready to put your feet up after a long week and enjoy our one-night-only viewing of James La Bellla’s Squeaky Fromme Love Song on Saturday, March 28, 8:00 p.m. EST. Bookmark this YouTube link for easy access to the premiere on Saturday: https://youtu.be/mM-Uyd-NRw0 ABOUT […]
By Henry Aceves, Production Dramaturg (NewFest New Play Workshop: Amanuensis, or The Miltons) Our playwright, L, describes Amanuensis, or The Miltons as “a tale, a grapple, a loosely-historically-based feminist fantasia.” The most common association I have with the word “tale” is with a fairy tale: […]
by Henry Aceves, Production Dramaturg (NewFest New Play Workshop: Amanuensis, or The Miltons) Paradise Lost has been considered an essential work in the English literary canon since the first version was published in 1667. Clocking in at over 10,000 lines of blank verse, it […]
By Jake Mouchawar, Production Dramaturg for Squeaky Fromme Love Song Before James La Bella’s new play Squeaky Fromme Love Song, the 1990 cult musical Assassins was the first (and only) fictional portrayal of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. Other than a cameo from Dakota Fanning in last years […]
Our 2020–2021 season explores the question “What are you working to build?” We will feature stories of working to build new societies, both through kindness (Godspell) and force (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui). Stories that work to build a new understanding of the ways […]