The Audrey Residency Summit continues!
With workshop presentations of new plays which began their development during one of the program’s four annual cycles so far.
All presentations at 520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor — in New Georges’ workspace, The Room, or The Bruce Mitchell Room down the hall. To reserve: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday October 6, 3pm: The Gaba Girl by Cheri Magid (Residency Cycle 1), directed by T. Ryder Smith in The Room
A love square between a man, another man, a woman… and a mannequin.
With Zackary Infante, Libby Matthews, Michelle Simone Miller and Josh Tyson.
Monday October 9, 7pm: The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel a play with music, written & directed by Colette Robert (Cycle 3), music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney in The Room
“You are cordially invited to the black society event of the year!”
With Brittany K. Allen, Lynae DePriest, Jessica Frances Dukes, Claire Fort, Shelley Fort, Margaret Ivey, Starr Kirkland, Erin Roche, Akyiaa Wilson, Amelia Workman, and Jehan O. Young
Monday October 16, 3pm: Bonnie’s Last Flight by Eliza Bent, directed by Annie Tippe (Cycle 4) in The Room
Set on a tarmac, up in the sky, and on the brink of descent, BONNIE’S LAST FLIGHT is an exploration into flight attendants, air travel, regret, and retirement. Pretzels and fizzy beverages create for Bentertainment set in the friendly skies.
Monday October 23, 7pm: All Will be Forgiven, Eventually written & directed by
Cusi Cram (Cycle 2) with choreography by Cari Ann Shim Sham in The Room
Everything is upside down in Sarah’s life and her nearest and dearest are behaving absymally. How can she possibly forgive them? With the help of the imaginary chorus in her head and a few extended dance breaks, Sarah navigates the complicated waters of forgiveness and ultimately letting go.
Monday October 30, 7pm: I am Romeo/Casa Cushman written & directed by Leigh Fondakowski (Cycle 2) in the Bruce Mitchell Room
A work of historical fiction, the play follows the life of Charlotte Cushman, a famous American actress from the 19th century, as she creates an artist commune in Rome for female artists to come live and work. Based on letters, photographs, biographies, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, the play is a portrait of female artists at a time before there was language to describe their fierce ambition or their passionate desire for one another. Inspired by the book “When Romeo was a Woman” by Lisa Merrill
From Cusi Cram’s display at the Audrey Residency Summit, September 16/17