by Eliza Bent
New Light Theater Project Reading Series
October 16, 2018
FREE, more info here
featuring Corinne Donly, Jenna Krasowski, Heather Thiry & Eden Zane
Set in 2002 in a magic shop in Boston's Faneuil Hall, THE REGULARS examines the stories we tell ourselves (and the more complicated realities) about what it has meant to be an "average American" throughout our nation's history, from its founding through today.
some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat
by Cara Scarmack
produced by Buran Theatre
October 20-November 3, 2018
The Collapsable Hole
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A journey play that traverses the double-edged sword of solitude, some higher glimmer uses strange specific language to give voice to universal but hidden undercurrents of our society: the isolation of new motherhood, the weird beauty and awkwardness of vulnerability, and everything ineffably feminine.
original music by Johnny Gasper
lighting/projection design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
costume design by Peiyi Wong
scenic design by Carolyn Mraz & Cori Williams
sound design by Gavin Price
choreography by lisa nevada
stage management by Manny Rivera
music direction by Alaina Ferris
featuring Kate Benson, Lanxing Fu, LaToya Lewis, Manny Rivera, Kate Schroeder & Merlin Whitehawk
by Rohina Malik
Hypokrit Theatre Company Tamasha Reading Series
November 8, 2018
FREE, more info here
Yasmina’s Necklace follows two Chicago-based American Muslims who are brought together in their parents' attempt at an arranged marriage: Yasmina, a recent refugee from Iraq, and Sam (aka Abdul Samee), an American of Iraqi and Puerto Rican descent. Through their evolving relationship with each other we learn about their past difficulties, watch them wrestle with questions of identity and purpose, and get a glimpse at their possible future together.
Isla! Isla! Isla!
by Yudai Kamisato
Japanese Playwrights Project
November 13, 2018
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
FREE, more info here
translated by Aya Ogawa
featuring Tony Torn
On a fictitious island in the south, an island dictator addresses his countless soldiers before a battle. He recounts the lengthy history of how he brought “civilization” to the island, and his violent encounters with his rival, a monstrous bird. The king’s words gradually become the voice of the island itself. With references to real historical events, this play portrays an epic and mythological reflection on colonization, immigration, culture and civilization.
A Woman Among Women
by Julia May Jonas / Nellie Tinder
PRELUDE FESTIVAL, October 2018
NACL Deep Space Residency, August 2018
A response to Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, A Woman Among Women is part of the play-cycle All Long True American Stories, in which Julia May Jonas reimagines canonical American male-experience plays for other people (mostly women). Developed with director / producer Sarah Hughes and consisting of responses to five iconic works by Miller, O'Neill, Shepard, Mamet and Albee, All Long True American Stories creates an epic theatrical event imagining a more expansive American canon. Read more.
music by Brian Cavanaugh-Strong
featuring Nikki Calonge, Kim Gainer, Zoë Geltman, Arielle Gonzalez, David Gould, Hannah Heller, Megan Hill, Toussaint Jeanlouis, Lucy Kaminsky, Christina Rouner, Kate Schroeder, Merlin Whitehawk
critical response by Jess Barbagallo with Emily Davis & Nicholas Zeig-Owens
HIV: The Three Epidemics
with Dr. Allison Navis & Larry Owens
October 2018 @ CAVEAT
Three Epidemics uses a mix of science and theatrical multimedia to explore the history of HIV and how we can use tools of advocacy and awareness to win the fight against AIDS. Part of CAVEAT's Talks Progress Administration series, which pairs academics and scientists with theater directors.
objects in mirror AR closer than they appear
created by Graham Sack, Geoff Sobelle, John Fitzgerald, Matthew Niederhauser
co-written & co-produced by Sarah Hughes
Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes, April 2018
New York Theatre Workshop Next Door, May 2018
Fusing augmented reality technology with immersive theater installation, objects in mirror AR... invites audiences to reflect on the relationship between new media and archaic objects; 21st-century technology and 19th-century magic; memory and illusion.
by Alex Lubischer
directed by Will Davis
assistant directed by Sarah Hughes
Roundabout Underground, April-May 2018
Something unspeakable happened in the middle of a cornfield two years ago. Now, at last, the residents of Milton, Nebraska — from the cop and the nurse to the co-captains of the dance team, and even Bobbie himself — are ready to tell you their sides of the story.
A Walrus in the Body of a Crocodile
by MJ Kaufman
featuring Zoë Geltman, Fernando Gonzalez, Birgit Huppuch, Harmony Stempel, Courtney Williams
design by Kate McGee
Clubbed Thumb, January 2018
Clubbed Thumb's 2017-18 Directing Fellows (Sarah Hughes, Taylor Reynolds, and Lily Riopelle) presented newly commissioned plays by playwrights MJ Kaufman, Will Arbery and Xavier Galva at the third-annual WINTERWORKS.