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
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 Liz Amberly
A house fire. A couple on the brink. A man fights for his marriage as his wife fights for her life. Together, they must navigate the unexpected and discover what comes next. In this drama, realism combines with fantasy and things are not always what they seem.
by Allan Knee
Music by Robert Wolf
Directed by Thomas Coté†
Think Mount Rushmore. -- Now think 75 years later.
Leonard Fisher - a naive 26-year-old street artist - a competitor of the Naked Cowboy - is commissioned by the Arts Council of South Beach, Florida, to create - to sculpt - Mt. Rushmore - to transform South Beach into the cultural capital it longs to be. Rather than sculpt four presidents - as the original Rushmore had - Leonard creates - sculpts - who he is passionate about. His four heads consist of the whistle blower Ed Snowden, the songbird Nicki Minaj, the iconic spaceman Ziggy Stardust and the bumbling Homer Simpson. This leads to controversy among various groups - and even one of the heads rebels. But Leonard - inspired by a growing interest from Disney - and one of the attractive members of the Arts Council - grows up and fights for what he believes in.
by Mark Loewenstern
Nellie Bly, aspiring daredevil reporter, went undercover in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City, 1887. There she befriended a patient named Anne Neville. After 10 days, Nellie was sprung from the asylum to write her story. Anne stayed.
book and music by Robert Koutras
directed by Emma Berry
Finding himself in an impossible situation, a man is forced to confront his decisions, mistakes, successes and resentments. This takes a village. All the important people from his past surround him, some with their own lessons to learn, as we travel down this path of love, loss, forgiveness, and the beyond.
by Dana Leslie Goldstein
Go Down, Moses tackles the aftermath of a racially charged incident that takes place on a liberal college campus, at a time when students were rallying for divestment from South Africa but weren’t focused on the racism around them.
written by Walter Brandes
Suspense and paranoia surround an archaeological dig that uncovers an unknown foreign object in the Akuhma Desert. It is up to an unlikely team of a chemist, a geologist, and two cooks to reveal the secrets of the mysterious find.
by John McKinney
A high school math teacher, caught in a troubled marriage and disillusioned with his life in general, finds his moral compass tested when he begins to tutor a savant-like Asian girl with a blossoming sexual curiosity — as well as ties to an ancient, mystical religion. The play explores various psychological and spiritual themes through the use of dance. (For this reading, the dance will be described through stage directions only.)
by J. Thalia Cunningham
directed by Katrin Hilbe
FIRST, DO NO HARM, set in the world of hospitals, explores today’s ubiquitous themes of medical ethics, medical error and racial profiling. Two mothers from different worlds but both African American: Elissa Kerry, a doctor with a terminally ill son, and Mattie Clester, whose own son dies on Elissa's operating table.
by Ken Jaworowski
directed by Thomas Coté
Five characters find their lives veering between comedy and tragedy as each comes to a turning point: An ex-con starts a coaching job at a tough high school; a nun who doubts her faith is presented with a terrible dilemma; a blind man gets a second chance at sight; an office worker struggles under stress; and a mental patient may just be more sane than those around her.
by Greg Oliver Bodine
Adapted from the classic, short novel by Joseph Conrad
Directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby
In 1909, an inexperienced, young sea captain is torn between his duty to his ship and his loyalty to a fugitive, to whom he has offered refuge after the murder of a mutinous crew member. Set against the background of the sea at the end of the "Age of Sail," the play explores the themes of race, morality and self-identity.
Book and Lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein
Music by Rima Fand
Sally Kaplan is so in love with the world she's created in her hit comic book Cyclone, she lets it seduce her away from her real life. Set in the glitzy, seedy, sexy Coney Island of the Roaring 20's, her heroines fight the bad guys and always save the day. But when tragedy strikes in the real world, Sally must find a way to rescue herself.
By Jennifer Fell Hayes
Two Yorkshire women working side by side in an English boarding school discover they share a dark secret from the past which leads them to hardship and struggle, as they try to navigate their future together and reinvent their relationship.
by Allan Knee
Twelve years after the close of A Christmas Carol - Timothy Cratchit - now 19 - leaves the home of his benefactor, Ebenezer Scrooge, in order to find his place in the world. On his path he encounters many trying, eye-opening and comical situations, but it is with the magnificent stage clown, Grimaldi, and his troupe of lively performers that he discovers his true identity.