New York Stage and Film Has Announced Their 2020 Winter Season
New York Stage and Film has announced the upcoming line-up for their annual New York Stage and Film's NYC Winter Season. New York Stage and Film's NYC Programming serves artists through the course of the full calendar year, and throughout the life cycle of their projects. The Winter Season offers workshops, readings, and residencies to several projects simultaneously. Tickets are free and can be reserved by visiting www.NewYorkStageAndFilm.org/NYCProgramming
"I wanted to approach our Winter Season like a version of our summer programming, so we have readings, residencies and filmmaker's events happening at various points throughout February," said Christopher Burney, New York Stage and Film's Artistic Director. "In addition to creating more opportunities for artists, this interaction between projects fosters something all artists seek - community."
New York Stage and Film's NYC Winter Season, held at The Lark's Barebones Studio (311 West 43rd Street, 5th Floor), will feature:
Inspired By True Events
by Ryan Spahn
directed by Michael Urie
Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00pm
Based on an actual incident at a community theater, Inspired By True Events reminds us that the show must go on - no matter what terrifying and harrowing event has occurred.
by Shona Tucker
directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke
live music by Jack Gulielmetti
Friday, February 7 at 7:00pm
Shona Tucker (To Kill A Mockingbird) will perform her lyrical solo play with live music, Growing Wild, about a New York actress who returns to her southern Kentucky hometown to perform at Actors Theatre, only to learn that everything she believed about the death of her free-spirited sister was a lie. Through time shifts, we witness a family's inter-generational quest to heal from the trauma of a mysterious sex crime.
directed by Jade King Carroll
Monday, February 10 at 3:00pm
Rebecca Burgess is just living her life when weird, supernatural shit starts happening to her for no reason she can think of. Of course, the fact that she can't think of the reason is probably why it's happening. Whitelisted is a cautionary tale that considers the possibility of cosmic justice in the absence of social justice.
A Distinct Society
by Kareem Fahmy
directed by Taylor Reynolds
Thursday, February 27 at 3:00pm
A quiet library that straddles the border of the U.S. and Canada becomes an unlikely crucible for five people from around the world. When an Iranian family, separated from one another by the "Muslim ban," use the library as a meeting place, the head librarian, a U.S. border patrol officer, and a local teenager have to choose between breaking the law and saving themselves.
directed by Max Mayer
Friday, February 28 at 3:00pm
As Fran and Martin celebrate their wedding anniversary, they learn of a military recruiter's visit to their only son's high school. Faced with the prospect of his enlistment, they find themselves on opposite sides of one of the most profound questions any mother or father can face. Initially produced in 2003, Leslie will revisit the text within the context of the present.
Happy Hour Cabaret
Saturday, February 29 at 5:00pm
A 75-minute acoustic concert of songs-in-process by some of today's most exciting emerging songwriters for the theater. Join us for a drink and the stories behind their newest compositions.
Additionally, New York Stage and Film's NYC Winter Season will include various projects, receptions, and artists-in-residence, including:
Tell Them I'm Still Young
By Julia Doolittle
February 1-6, at The Lark
Allen, a history professor, and Kay, a poet, are entering their golden years when their only daughter is killed in a car crash. When a young man from their daughter's past and an ambitious but troubled graduate student enter their spheres, Allen and Kay find their identities and the resilience of their marriage thrown into uncertainty, as both question what it could possibly mean to be a parent with no child.
February 1-7, at The Lark
New York Stage and Film will be in residence at The Lark Play Development Center from Saturday, February 1 - Friday, February 7, where they will host the public readings in their Winter Programming.
Additional projects, including casting, will be announced at a later date. Tickets are free and can be reserved by visiting