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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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. Charlie rushes to repair the relationship with his daughter before she vanishes again. A Peregrine Falls is a play about a family fighting to stay together.
a comedy by Rich Orloff
PLAYING DOCTOR is a trio of outrageously comedic one-acts set in a hospital, including the bawdy tale of a couple on their first date who become stuck together during a passionate moment, the bawdier tale of a lonely janitor who leaves his fly open during a nuclear accident and ends up with a three-foot penis, and a comic fantasia about a VERY pregnant woman who gives birth to her fears about childbirth and motherhood. Rated RF for Really Funny.
by Margo Hammond
A matriarchal story about 3 generations of women (grandmother, 2 adult daughters and 2 grand-daughters) attempting a reunion. “Same as a Singed Cat” is an old Maine saying referring to the cat who seeks warmth under the stove only to wake up singed from being too near the fire. Likewise, the women in this play attempt the warmth of closeness but experience combustion when their past is reignited.
OBIE and DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNING as well as TONY AWARD NOMINATED, STEPHEN MCKINLEY HENDERSON to be Special Guest ofWILL'S PLAYSHOP MASTER CLASS
by Natalie Bates
Overnight is an exploration of the impact on the friendship between two women--Lisa whose marriage is troubled and Barbara whose is grievously ill. What happens when the superficial gestures of support aren't enough. The play explores the unknown regions of a deeper companionship.
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by Tony Sportiello
The year is 1888, the place is England, and the head of Birlstone Castle, John Douglas, is brutally murdered. The clues include a missing wedding ring, a hammer, a bloody footprint and a single dumbbell. So complex is the situation that Britain's leading consulting detective is called to investigate. Taken from the Sherlock Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear is a taut whodunit which will have audiences guessing until the end.
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.
Music by Brad Ross
Book and Lyrics by James Harris
Based on Jules Verne’s immortal adventure story, MICHAEL STROGOFF, Courier of the Tsar follows the newest member of the elite Imperial Courier Corps, young Michael Strogoff, as he races to Siberia’s remote capital Irkutsk to foil the assassination of the Tsar’s favorite brother. To accomplish his mission, he must maintain a disguise, brave Tartar invaders, and elude a ruthless Russian traitor... who happens to be a master of disguise himself.
by Ben Goldstein
On November 22, 1916, Jack London, then the most famous, highest paid and most controversial author of his day, died under questionable circumstances. Jack London and his wife, Charmian, were charismatic figures whose life and exploits were followed by a fascinated public around the world. This is the story of their life, as it was played out in reality and in Jack's fictional work about a love triangle with deadly consequences.
by Philip W. Hall
Marshall Evans is finally back in his Florida home after the police are done with the investigation. There, two days ago, his partner Judge Dashiell Kane was found shot to death. Today in the very same house, Marsh is being questioned by a young female detective who goes by the name of Charley. It seems that there are serious questions about the Judge’s death. The wealthy Mr. Evans finds the interview insulting, but he plays along. Besides, his bar is well-stocked. Throughout the evening, Marshall expounds hilariously on such topics as Health, Infidelity, and yes, even Death. But eventually, he is forced to face the truth.
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. Still The Mule has some kick left in him, and it won't be long before old habits, enemies and new associates pull Harry back into a world that almost killed him. So which is it? Dangerous criminal or a worn out old man?
by Peter Hempstead
The Stranges have kept their dark secrets hidden from the world for many years, but when another family arrives during a cataclysmic storm on Easter weekend, long-buried sins come to light once again as a ghostly presence rises to demand a reckoning.
by Mary Sue Price
Fantasy, fear, ambition and love, not to mention shake and bake meth and the constant threat of violence, all collide in a messy rent house in small town Oklahoma when three people plus one fantasy championship wrestler — all vulnerable, all trapped in different ways — go after their own versions of the American dream.