Magellanica by E.M. Lewis at Artists Repertory Theatre receives 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
From American Theatre
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the recipients of the second round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,051,000, allow 27 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team. The awards aim to extend the life of new plays after their world premiere productions.
“If you weren’t sure about whether we were in a golden age for playwriting, this round of Edgerton Foundation recipients should confirm it,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director of TCG, in a statement. “By supporting the initial rehearsal process for these plays, the Edgerton Foundation propels these works to future productions and inclusion in our ever-expanding theatrical canon.”
By E.M. Lewis
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
January 20, 2018 – February 18, 2018
In 1985, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. In the darkest, coldest, most dangerous place on Earth, eight imperfect souls are trapped together. Utterly isolated from the outside world for eight and a half months, this research team must face life or death challenges, their own inner demons and depend upon each other for survival.
With epic scope in the tradition of The Kentucky Cycle or Angels in America, this play takes its inspiration from the true story of the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer at the height of the Cold War. Part historical adventure, love story and mystical foray into the unknown, it’s about a world that can either tear apart or come together for its own survival. It’s a vital story for today and an extraordinary excursion for audiences to the end of the Earth.
In 1966 Truman Capote threw a Black and White Ball. Everyone wanted an invitation. Especially a 16 year old Black girl from Brooklyn named Emma.
The Black and White Ball a new musical
by Kleban Award Winner Stephen Cole
& Broadway's Musical Director Todd Ellison
directed by Hannah Ryan musical direction by Lawrence Yurman
On Friday, the Twentieth of October At 11:00 am
At Pearl Studios Studio C 12th Floor
519 Eighth Avenue Between 35 & 36th Streets RSVP TO BLACKANDWHITEBALL17@YAHOO.COM
Stephen Cole and Todd Ellison's New Musical THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL to Receive Industry Reading
Where do we begin these conversations? Where do we have them? Where do we create a safe space to explore the our most painful experiences? Where do we begin to create change? Where do we break silence and demand accountability?
Em 'n' Nam by Dana Lynn Formby
Muthaland by MINITA GANDHI
Collaborator by Yussef El Guindi
You Can See All the Stars by E. M. Lewis
TEACH by Donna Hoke
ELEVATOR GIRL by Donna Hoke
Lucinda's Bed by Mia McCullough
good friday by Kristiana Rae Colón
one week in spring by Kristiana Rae Colón
Medusa's Song by Jami Brandli
MUTHALAND by Minita Gandhi is extended in its World Premiere at 16th Street Theater!
While foraging through her parents’ basement, Minita discovers her father’s worn suitcase from his very first journey to the United States, with a single statement scribbled in black Sharpie: “When I die, discard this bag if you like, until then it stays.”
This sparked a curiosity leading to vulnerable interviews where her parents shared stories they had never spoken of before. By weaving their stories with her own life-changing journey to India in 2009 for her brother’s arranged marriage, Muthaland shares the magic of Minita’s journey to India, full of prophets, ritual, the convergence of American and Indian cultures and finding one’s own voice within a culture of silence.
Highly Recommended! “Minita Gandhi grabs our attention and keeps it for the full 90 minutes of this rich, resonant, sometimes hilarious, at times deeply moving autobiographical piece.” – Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader
“Muthaland at 16th Street Theater is a one woman show written and performed by the talented Minita Gandhi. It’s a showcase for her dexterity and ability to create and inhabit characters we love, and characters who make our skin crawl, as she goes on a journey to her parents homeland.” – Regina Victor, Rescripted
Highly Recommended! “. …It takes a lot of guts to stand in front of an audience and perform. It takes even more moxie to take intimate and traumatic parts of your life, find healing through pain and share your story truthfully. Yet, Minita Gandhi does just that with humor, heart and a gorgeous sari. Gandhi’s storytelling style turns a bare black stage into a sensorial experience akin to reading a well-written novel. Much of the show is utterly hilarious. However, the story takes an unexpected serious turn when Gandhi confronts her experiences of sexual assault and sexual shame.” Mary Kroeck, New City
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