Groundworks A New Play Series April 10-15 @ The New Ohio Theatre
terraNOVA Collective kicks off the first annual Groundworks New Play Series, featuring the new plays generated by the 2012 Groundbreakers Playwrights Group, and other terraNOVA new play development projects. GroundWorks is terraNOVA's new initiative to showcase its new play development projects and expose this work to artistic leaders and industry professionals.
Groundworks will run April 10-15 at The New Ohio Theatre, and will feature:
Tuesday, April 10 @7pm Pig Shit & The Frozen City by Robert Askins Directed by José Zayas Featuring Denny Bess, Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Jackie Collier, Matt Huffman, Preston Martin, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Shawn Randall, Scott Sowers, Meg Wolf, Karin Wolfe Pig Shit is a good boy at the end of the world. He works in the Hog Farm, dreams of the frozen city and fears the vast burning waste in between. That is until the ghost of Gunslinger rises from a pile of shit and starts an adventure that will change their world forever.
Wednesday, April 11 @7pm Animals Commit Suicide by J. Julian Christopher Directed by José Zayas Featuring David Anzuelo, Nic Grelli, Vincent Ingrisano, Armando Riesco, Yolonda Ross Chance Stevens has a high-end job, classic good looks, and the attention of anyone he wants in the NYC gay scene. Yet something is missing in his life that he cannot live without. He embarks on a dangerous journey of self-discovery only to find the very best and the very worst of a new community of which he so desperately wants to be a part.
Thursday, April 12 @7pm The Death of the Slow'Dying Scuba Diver by Matthew Paul Olmos Directed by May Adrales Featuring Jackie Chung, Crystal Finn, Anna Kull, Jose Joaquin Perez, Steven Rishard, Juan Villa, Colleen Werthman What if a scuba diver hung murdered in the center of the ocean? What if an Asexual Shrimp started to turn sexual? And what if the portal to this troubling ocean'world was beginning to widen through the ordinary toilet of an unsuspecting suburban couple. As the two worlds collide, the distance between science and human nature begins to collapse.
Friday, April 13 @7pm Me You Us Them by Andrea Lepcio Directed by Jo Cattell Featuring Carlo Alban, Angelina Fiordellisi, Daniel Irizarry, James Kraft, Eric Lockley Two B-Boys find each other in a vacant lot anywhere in the world, while a woman sits alone at her desk searching for answers on the Internet. Another kid arrives on the scene and an explosive connection is made between the boys and the woman’s Avatar. Bound by a search for the Center of Things, the four new friends invent the ultimate battle plan.
Saturday, April 14 @2pm The Seer and the Witch by Jennifer Lane Directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman Featuring Megan Channell, Jed Dickson, Sofia Jean Gomez, Maria Maloney, Jens Rasmussen, Carly Robins The past and present collide in the forms of Eleanor and Emily, two women who haunt the same room at the Elgin Institute of Mental Health. Though they live a century apart, finding each other may be their only hope of a life outside hospital walls.
Saturday, April 14 @7pm 4Edges by Crystal Skillman Directed by John Hurley Featuring Reyna DeCourcy, Dion Mucciacito, Susan Louise O'Connor, Timothy McKown Reynolds An outsider stumbles into a foreign land in search of the perfect photograph, but ambition draws her dangerously deep into the lives of a woodcutter and his family when she participates in a ritual that exposes her own desires.
Sunday, April 15 @2pm The Absence of Weather by Ken Urban Directed by Stephen Brackett Featuring Kevin Geer, Polly Lee, Scott Sitman May 1949. James Forrestal, President Truman's Secretary of Defense, attempts suicide and his wife commits him to the Bethesda Naval Hospital. The architect of the Cold War thinks the Russians have not only infiltrated the U.S. government, but are hiding in the bushes outside his home. If a man makes decisions he's not proud of, even if it's for the larger good, is that man still right?
Sunday, April 15 @7pm Unhinged: A Silent Opera by Krista Knight Directed by Jessi D. Hill Featuring Michael Early, Lanna Joffrey, Aaron Roman Weiner, Jennifer Dorr White House painter, Glen, is transfixed on the only house that he never finished. When its childhood inhabitants return to sell the home we discover a deeply buried secret that binds him to the family. And why hasn’t he ever been invited inside?
Stage Management: Allison Cottrell, Matt Hundley, Damon Heath Sager Lighting Design: Dante Olivia Smith
The New Ohio Theatre 154 Christopher Street (btw Greenwich & Washington), NYC Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and Monsieur Touton Wine