HAMILTON MIXTAPE, FOUND & More Included in 2013 Powerhouse Season!
New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Thomas Pearson, Executive Director; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Directors) and Vassar College (Ed Cheetham, Producing Director) have announced the line-up of their 2013 Powerhouse Theater Season, which includes new works from actor, writer and prolific, Grammy Award-winning musician Steve Martin and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Broadway'sIn the Heights, among many others. The 2013 Powerhouse Theater Season runs from June 21st - July 28th at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York), and a full calendar and description of events are below. Casting is underway and will be announced shortly.
"The 2013 season has the wide variety of voices and perspectives that Powerhouse is known for," says Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer. "Some of the artists are household names, and some our audiences will encounter for the first time. Much of this year's work is rooted in a specific time and place - New York City in the 1970s, the Blue Ridge Mountains after World War II, even a superhero's secret hide-out. But these stories have a universal quality that transcends their time and place. That's something made possible by an artist's singular vision, and we are thrilled to welcome this extraordinary group this summer."
The 2013 season will include fully staged productions of new plays by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and Mozhan Marnò, as well as two exciting musical workshops: the Steve Martin & Edie Brickell collaboration Bright Star (featuring music from their newly released recording "Love Has Come For You"), directed by Tony Award-winnerWalter Bobbie (Chicago); and A new musical inspired by The Brooklyn Hero Supply Company, music and lyrics by Peter Lerman, book by Simon Rich, based on characters created by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening). In addition, there will be readings of Lin-Manuel Miranda's newest work The Hamilton Mixtape, which reunites the In the Heights creator with director Thomas Kail and musical director Alex Lacamoire; and Yellow Kingdom by Emmy Award winning actress and playwright Patricia Wettig (F2M). The season will also include developmental workshops of two additional plays, two week-long Readings Festivals, and free outdoor theater presented by the Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company.
"Each summer we are given another incredible opportunity to welcome a wide range of theatrical artists both established and new. We nurture each project just as we nurture each student in the training program, preparing him or her for the next step of his or her journey," said Producing Director, Ed Cheetham.
The full season which runs June 21-July 28 is as follows:
There's a riot on in Washington Square Park and a motley band of feckless, funny young men are spoiling for a fight. Against this backdrop of tribal loyalties and petty beefs, 18-year old Pnut McPartland has to pick sides and hustle his family and his friends just to stay alive. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (The Flatted Fifth, Servy-n-Bernice 4ever; HBO's "How To Make it in America") and director Scott Elliott (Hurlyburly, Mike Leigh's Ecstacy) bring us this electric portrait of a city and a boy in crisis.