Jam ON TOAST, One-Minute Play Festival & More Set for New Georges' 2014 Season
New Georges' 22nd production year will spotlight on The New Georges Jam ON TOAST at Dixon Place, a new play festival that will feature work by the New Georges Jam, a "performance gym" for early-career playwrights and directors founded at New Georges in 2010 by Lucy Alibar(Beasts of the Southern Wild), Jess Chayes (HOME/SICK) and Portia Krieger (Eager to Lose). The New Georges Jam ON TOAST will feature 19 Jammers past and present - including two playwrights receiving their first New York productions. But first New Georges will kick things off with The 1st George Sand Invitational One-Minute Play Festival, the first all-women edition of the nationwide One-Minute Play Festival, January 13th & 14th at INTAR Theatre, featuring one-minute plays by over 50 female playwrights. The '14 season will also feature a special collaboration between New Georges and Barnard College in March, New Plays at Barnard, which will bring downtown artists and the new-play experience to students at Barnard and Columbia.
1st George Sand Invitational One-Minute Play Festival
Featuring plays by: Dipika Guha, Eliza Bent, Deborah Stein, Courtney Baron, Mallery Avidon, Lauren Feldman, Stephanie Fleischmann, Molly Rice, Jenny Lyn Bader, Emily DeVoti, Catherine Filloux, Leah Nanako Winkler, Charise Castro Smith, Krista Knight, Cheri Magid, Kate Benson, Barbara Cassidy, Chiori Miyagawa, Sofia Alvarez, Nastaran Ahmadi, Rachel Bonds, Anna Ziegler, Cori Thomas, Jen Silverman, Jenny Schwartz, Kara Lee Corthron, Kathryn Walat, Kristen Palmer, Lizzie Olesker, Lynn Rosen, Hilary Bettis, Gina Femia, Trish Harnetiaux, Kirsten Greenidge, Sarah Sander, Cusi Cram, Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Ariel Stess, Peggy Stafford, Trista Baldwin, Lenora Champagne, Bekah Brunstetter, Emily Chadick Weiss, Saviana Stanescu, Winter Miller, Susan Bernfield, Kari Bentley-Quinn, Karen Hartman, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Julia Holleman, Susan Soon He Stanton, Kimber Lee, Lauren Gunderson, Nandita Shenoy, Caridad Svich, & Chisa Hutchinson
January 13 & 14 @ INTAR Theatre (500 W. 52nd Street)
One-minute plays by nearly 60 established and emerging playwrights, who happen to be women, were commissioned for this special event, prompted by #1MPF's unique playmaking process. Part of the proceeds will benefit New Georges' indispensable workspace for women theater artists: The Room.
New Plays at Barnard
Featuring Blown Youth written by Dipika Guha
Directed by Alice Reagan
March 6th, 7th, & 8th @ Barnard College
New Georges' partnership with Barnard College, New Plays at Barnard, introduces students to the new-play process through development and production of a play by a New Georges writer. For the program's second cycle, we commissioned New Georges affiliated playwright Dipika Guha. Her play BLOWN YOUTH, a loose riff on Hamlet, will be staged by the Barnard College Department of Theatre at the Glicker-Milstein Theatre in March 2014, directed by affiliated artist and Barnard Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Alice Reagan, with professional designers and a cast of Barnard and Columbia students.
The New Georges Jam ON TOAST
Featuring new plays and performances by Kate Benson, Krista Knight, Caroline V. McGraw, Dipika Guha, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Anna Moench, Sofia Alvarez, Eliza Bent, Katherine Brook, and Mia Rovegno
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans, Jess Chayes, Portia Krieger, Sarah Krohn, Pirronne Yousefzadeh, Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Meghan Finn, Morgan Gould, and Mary Birnbaum
May 2014 @ Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street)
For just about all of May '14, the downtown performance space Dixon Place (with its bar, lounge and state-of-the-art theater) will be the hub for a brand-new festival featuring the New Georges Jam, a "performance gym" for early-career playwrights and directors. The festival will feature 3 World Premiere productions, Caroline V. McGraw's The Vaults, Krista Knight's Primal Play and Kate Benson's A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes, and works in progress running in rep on the mainstage, as well as special events and performances in the Dixon Place lounge.