New Work Festival ’22

This May, we’re digging into exciting NEW WORK with a weekend festival of streamed readings, one LIVE stage reading, and LIVE and online talkbacks.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

THE DROP OFF
by James Anthony Tyler
directed by Shariffa Ali
The heartfelt and moving story of a mother/daughter relationship overcoming the challenges of Alzheimer’s, aging and the past.
Streaming 5.16 – 5.22 anytime
Online Talk-Back 5.20 7pm

DEARLY BELOVED
by Brooke Berman
directed by Michael Barakiva
A witty, Gen-X coming-of-age comedy set in the East Village when it was still the East Village.
LIVE ON STAGE READING  5.21 @ 2pm
Talkback Live On Stage 5.21@3:45pm

NEW WORK PANEL
Rob Ruggiero is joined by new work experts Tracy Brigden, former Artistic Director of Pittsburgh’s City Theatre, Michael Barakiva, former Artistic Director Ithaca’s Hangar Theatre and Jacob Padrón, Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre, in a lively discussion about what makes a great play, the crazy journey of a script from idea to production and where the American Theater is headed in a post-pandemic world.
Live On Stage 5.21@ 4:30pm

COCKTAILS IN THE LOBBY 5.21@ 5:30

EGRESS
by Melissa Crespo & Sarah Saltwick
directed by Caitlin Sullivan
A provocative psychological thriller that draws us into the mind of an architecture professor struggling to share her expertise while facing her own fears.
Streaming 5.16 – 5.22 anytime
ONLINE TALKBACK 5.21 @ 7pm

ANDY WARHOL PRESENTS: THE COCAINE PLAY
by Terry Guest
directed by Mikael Burke
A surreal and emotional examination of fame, art, beauty, love and betrayal through the lens of Andy Warhol and friends, reimagined as Black characters.
STREAMING 5.16 – 5.22 anytime
ONLINE TALKBACK    5.22 @ 1pm


Producing Partners:
JOHN AND KELLY HARTMAN FOUNDATION
MARJORIE E. MORRISSEY

Cast & Creatives

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James Anthony Tyler

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Brooke Berman

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Melissa Crespo

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Sarah Saltwick

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Terry Guest