Emerging Artists' New Work Series Announces Week One Line-Up
Emerging Artists Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Paul Adams, celebrates their 25th season by presenting their bi annual New Work Series. The series runs February 27 - March 17 at TADA Theater in the Flatiron District and features new works from a diverse group of artists. New musical, plays, solo-shows and dance pieces (in varies stages of development), will be presented.
Visit the theater any evening during Emerging Artists New Work Series and you will find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a company showcasing traditional and non-traditional dance from another country; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming.
Emerging Artists New Works Series (NWS) began in 2006 and focuses on new works, new talents, and new voices. Since its inception, numerous productions that were workshopped at the series, have gone on to have full productions at the NYMF, FringeNYC & Encores, Edinburgh Fringe, off-Broadway, as well as National and International productions. More info is available at www.newworkseries.com.
Tickets range between $10 - $20 and are available at www.newworkseries.com. All performances take place at TADA Theater, 15 West 28th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue), 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. Subways: N/R/1/2 to 28th Street, B/D/F/W to 34th Street.
THE LINE-UP FOR THE FIRST WEEK INCLUDES:
Wednesday, February 27 @ 7 pm
A MIST UPON THE WINDOW
Featuring Katherine Argo and John Carhart
Charlie struggles with his outlandish mother, Virginia, as he learns she was a pot-smoking hippie that lived in the back of a VW Van in the 1960s. All this as he's losing her to dementia.
Written by Edward Musto - Directed by Sue Yocum
A play about the people sitting next to you.
Performed by Open Dance Ensemble - Music by Gamin - Artistic Direction by Philip Ellis Foster
This performance by the Open Dance Ensemble is an abstract dance based on Pina Bausch's narrative dance "Cafe Muller" of 1985.
Thursday, February 28 @ 7 pm
The Mon Valley Medium
Written by Alec Silberblatt - Directed by Moira O'Sullivan
When the help of a medium is sought out to solve a murder, and the victim speaks from the dead, a community descends into chaos.
Friday, March 1 @ 7 pm
I Was a Great Dad
Written & performed by Susan Jeremy - Directed by Cheryl King
Susan Jeremy transforms into numerous characters in this jazz fueled tale of love and secrecy (inspired by the life of Billy Tipton).
Saturday, March 2 @ 7 pm
Written by Straton Rushing - Directed by Cammerron Baits
Roy, an ex-Mormon, now the infamous drag queen Ms. Stella Delight, reunites with her son after years of estrangement, just minutes prior to a performance.
Where the Fireworks Come From
Written & directed by Michael Pisaturo
With college looming just around the corner, Tony and Gabe sit outside to watch their neighborhood's annual Fourth of July fireworks one last time before parting ways.
Saturday, March 2 @ 9 pm
Wasbian or How I Learned to Tell it Straight
Written & performed by Susan Ward - Directed by Austin Pendleton - Designed by Duane Rutter
Sunday, March 3 @ 2 pm
Written by Marilyn Felt - Directed by Navid Negahban
Inspired by a New York Times article from April 1988 regarding an incident that took place in the occupied West Bank.
Sunday, March 3 @ 5 pm
Choreographed by Rebecca McCormac
FORCED is a vigorous investigation of the bodies capacity to do work in order to cause physical change.
"miscellaneous episodes of being alone, together"
Choreography & performance by AJ Sharp & Quentin Burley/SHARP Dance Co. - Directed by AJ Sharp
An evening-length work comprised of episodes that reveal different relationships revolving around one theme: feeling lonely with someone(s).
Dance, Choreography, Music: Misaki Hayama
Narration: Danny Rivera
A show introducing Japanese traditional songs, and exploring their hidden history with modern, contemporary and Japanese dance.
Sunday, March 3 @ 7 pm
Knotted in Three
Written by Robin Aren
Knotted in Three is an interwoven web of three narratives.
Performed by Liz Bouk - Written by Liz Bouk & Bea Goodwin - Collaborative Pianist Kathryn Olander
Just last year, opera singer Liz Bouk began wrestling with a big question: could he transition from female to male without hormones and still be himself?