terraNOVA Collective is proud to present seven new plays in development as part of our Groundworks: New Play Series
The Groundwork: New Play Series is terraNOVA's initiative to showcase new play development projects and expose this work to artistic leaders, industry professionals and the general public. All 7 playwrights have come through the Groundbreakers Playwrights Program.
Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Lynn Rosen, Andrew Rosendorf, Jen Silverman, Susan Soon He Stanton, and Anna Ziegler are all members of the 2012-13 Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. Snehal Desai is Groundbreaker alum from 2009-10.
All performances will take place at the New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington.
Tickets are available at the box office, with a suggested donation of $10. Advance tickets can be purchased online at the links below, with a free drink token for guests.
WINK Written by Jen Silverman Directed by Jessi D. Hill Saturday, April 27th at 3pm Sofie is an unhappy housewife. Gregor is her bread-wining husband. Dr Franz is their psychiatrist. And Wink is the cat. Violent desires, domestic terrorism, and feline vengeance at any cost make WINK a dark comedy about the thin, thin line between savagery and civilization. FEATURING: Eric Bryant, Andrew Garman, Teresa Avia Lim, and Preston Martin
GROUNDWORKS: NEW PLAY SERIES also featured
BOY Written by Anna Ziegler Directed by Erik Pearson BOY is commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Saturday, April 13th at 3:15pm Inspired by a true story, BOY explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love in a new body, and the inextricable bonds between doctor and patient--creator and creation. FEATURING: Andrew Garman, Nic Grelli, Michael Milligan, Amelia Pedlow, and Molly Ward
TRANQUIL Written by Andrew Rosendorf Directed by Lucie Tiberghien Tuesday, April 16th at 3pm Everything changes for a teenage paraplegic when her estranged brother returns to the family home. Disability, raging hormones and guilt are all confronted by the fractured family in this story about the pain of growing up. FEATURING: J. Clint Allen, Reyna DeCourcy, Gabriel Ebert, and Robert Emmet Lunney
THE REVIEW (OR HOW TO EAT YOUR OPPOSITION) Written by Donnetta Lavinia Grays Directed by Jo Cattell Tuesday, April 16th at 7pm A young and self-righteous art critic finds her ardent beliefs shaken once she challenges those of an iconic artist. As their lives intertwine and careers sky-rocket to the detriment of their personal lives, secrets are made and revealed, hearts are broken, and art is created in this sexy, face-paced drama that explores loss and sacrifice. FEATURING: Rachael Holmes, Portia, Florencia Lozano, and Samira Willey
SITA/SATI Written and Directed by Snehal Desai Saturday, April 20th at 3pm Poor Sita Desi. Her husband Apu has been killed in his prime by a slurpee machine. Now at his funeral, a wild and raucous company demand she make a choice between a public demonstration of her love for him and her own dreams. Stereotypes and myths of brown-ness are exploded, exploited, re-arranged, and re-envisioned as a woman faces a choice to become a goddess or remain mortal. FEATURING: Purva Bedi, Geneva Carr, Samrat Chakrabarti, Adam Daveline, Laura Esposito, Nehal Joshi, Manu Narayan, Indika Senanayake, Shetal Shah, and Nandita Shenoy
FURBALL Written by Susan Soon He Stanton Directed by Victor Maog Tuesday, April 23rd at 3pm Alona, an elderly East Village shut in, just wants peace and quiet. But her life is turned upside-down when her apartment is broken into by a mysterious woman in a long fur coat. Inspired by a Brothers Grimm tale, Furball is a quirky comedy that transforms New York into a dark fairy tale landscape. FEATURING: Lynn Cohen, Brian Hastert, Michael Sazonov, Adina Verson, and Nitya Vidyasagar
IN THE BLUE Written by Lynn Rosen Directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman Tuesday, April 23rd at 7pm A dysfunctional marriage ends when Bill vanishes without a trace. The police are suspicious of his wife, Lydia, who has never seemed so happy. IN THE BLUE plumbs the dark comedic depths about the fictions we create to redefine our reality. FEATURING: Carolyn Baeumler, Steven Boyer, Karl Kenzler, Miriam Silverman, and Aaron Roman Weiner