by Vincent Marano
Harry "The Mule" Berg was once a big deal in the Bronx mob. Now he's out of jail, living in subsidized housing, working a minimum wage job and trying to reconnect with his daughter and grand-daughter. Does the Mule have some kick left in him? Is he a dangerous criminal or a worn out old man?
by Vincent Marano
A former writer picks up photography, emulating Diane Arbus, pursuing and shooting marginalized and wayward people, from Iraqi veterans, hospice patients, addicts, a flag waving man. Though her provocative subjects propel her to early success, when she starts re-entering the realities of what’s captured in her photographs, she realizes she might have encroached in a world she doesn’t know how to navigate in.
by Julie Weinberg
Cinderella’s terrified understudy, a cruise ship crooner and his shipwrecked marriage, a couple of disgruntled rich kids, two sisters at war over a sick mother, a poor little almost-rich girl in 2045 and a bunch of neurotic misfits --- what do they all have in common?
by Leegrid Stevens
Charlie is happily surprised when his long absent daughter unexpectedly visits with joyful news of her pregnancy. However, as cracks begin to appear in her story and she is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, Charlie is forced to confront a family secret that he has, until now, refused to see.
by Vincent Marano
Set in Reagan Era New York City, CONFIRMATION is a comedic drama that examines the emotional commerce that lies beneath our personal relationships. Inner-city school teacher Joe Kortig has moved into a new apartment after a grueling breakup. However, a fresh start remains elusive. Joe's boundary-challenged mother, Marie is worried that Joe is going through an identity crisis, his long-time friend Myra wants to renew their physical relationship and his best friend David has a sexual encounter with one of Joe's male students. As Joe struggles with the needs all around him, the consequences of David's fling bear down on him in the form of school Principal Father Cohan.
by Margo Hammond
It’s 1928 in the Horseshoe slum of Jersey City, NJ and “No Irish Need Apply”. Hungry to escape his low status, Teddy Devlin aligns himself with the notorious boss mayor, Frank “I’m the law” Hague. While proud to be a part of the machine that empowers the Irish, Teddy struggles to accept the damage it does to all the other immigrants. It's the American way, but is it the right way?
by Edward Albee
directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby
Wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias have their complacency shattered when Harry and Edna, longtime friends, appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless “fear” has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination, and ultimately solace, upsetting the “delicate balance” of Agnes and Tobias’ household.
by Dana Leslie Goldstein
GO DOWN, MOSES tells the story of two old friends - and civil rights warriors - whose comfortable lives in academia are thrown into chaos by the arrival of a female student who embodies everything they fought for when they were young.
by Melody Cooperz
Directed by Keith Greer
The true story of a mother and her son, told during a time of violent upheaval in America, when there were lynchings and deadly labor strikes. Lucy Parsons, an infamous Black firebrand activist, leads a fight for the poor, worker's rights, and her own husband's life...all at a tragically horrific cost.
by David Dannenfelser
Many years before Prince Hamlet fights to avenge his father's death, Court Jester Yorick fights to save King Hamlet’s life. Warrior, confidant, spy, in a world of secret intrigues and murderous intents, the resident fool at the Castle Elsinore is anything but.
by Annie Baker
Directed by Thomas Cote
When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won.
by D. Tucker Smith
“We are two strangers who got married and created a third.” This is Cheryl Simon’s hopeless description of her family. Her 15-year old son Sebbie has been expelled from his private school and now spends his days locked away in his bedroom playing LAKE OF ETHOS, an online virtual reality game. Her aloof husband, Bruce, an investment banker is staging the biggest deal of his career. When Cheryl decides to leave the family and hole up in her dental office, she creates a vacuum that lures the three of them into the quest to reach ETHOS. What they find there will change their lives forever.
by Jay Strong
SINGLETON explores issues of family, memory and identity through the lenses of race and dementia. An estranged father, his half-forgotten son, and the lonely caregiver caught between them struggle to unravel a disappearing past and find meaning in an uncertain present.
A modern take on a brilliant cult film that's been neon animated by Jack Feldstein. Annemarie Hagenaars plays a contemporary woman of the #metoo era, taking over the role of the 1960's woman in the film and giving the female protagonist today's pro-active stance.
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by Leegrid Stevens
Charlie is happily surprised when his long absent daughter unexpectedly visits with joyful news of her pregnancy. However, as cracks begin to appear in her story and she is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, Charlie is forced to confront a truth that, until now, he has refused to see. A Peregrine Falls is a play about a family on the brink of collapse and the stories they tell each other to try to stay together.
by Robert Barnett
Two actors -- PETER TARMICHAEL, an older successful soap opera actor, and JOANNA BLITZ, a struggling young actor -- meet onstage at a regional theatre for the first read-through of The Unknown God, a new two-character play. He will be playing a priest teaching theology at a university; she will be playing the student with whom he becomes romantically, and tragically, involved. While rehearsing the play and in performance, Peter and Joanna develop a complicated off-stage relationship; they become mirrors of each other's hopes and regrets...past and future.
by Michael McGovern
It’s another “Big Chill”, this time 30 years later as a gathering of friends in their 60’s, with a young millennial in their midst, experience an evening of strong emotions, unbridled joys and deep longings.
What these “aging hippies” have gone through in life brings about a multitude of revelations for themselves as well as their new young friend. Over the course of a long night each character accepts the “thorns” in their lives as they begin a journey toward the perfect way to age to perfection.
A poignant, and often humorous celebration of growing old and all the wonders and mysteries that go with it.