Glory Kadigan

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Ms. Kadigan founded Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and served as the Producing Artistic Director for six seasons. Prior to founding Planet Connections, she worked as the Artistic Director of various other theater festivals in NYC. As the Producing Artistic Director of Planet Connections, she has presented 207 productions, 75 Staged Readings, 47 films and 67 bands. Under her leadership, Planet Connections has raised over six figures for 260 different charitable organizations including Safe Horizon, City Harvest, Amnesty International and more. Although no longer the Producing Artistic Director of the entire festivity – she still serves as the Artistic Curator and Executive Producer of the renowned Playwrights For A Cause benefit. Under “Playwrights For A Cause” she has presented world premiers by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Catherine Filloux, Israel Horovitz, Penny Jackson, Lyle Kessler, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, Winter Miller, Dominique Morisseau, Jose Rivera, John Patrick Shanley, David Stallings and Regina Taylor.

As a playwright, her plays have been presented in New Zealand, Singapore (Esplanade), and London. NY plays presented at: Dixon Place, Actors Studio, The Workshop Theatre, Gene Frankel, TADA, Robert Moss, and Terry Schreiber. Uzume was part of the 2016 La Mama Staged Reading series starring Donna Vivino and Diana Oh. When The Party’s Over was part of the 2018 La Mama Staged Reading Series starring Donna Vivino, Margaret Ladd and David Anzuelo. A full production of her play We’ll Meet Again was directed by Tony Award Winner Tonya Pinkins in 2019.

She is a freelance stage director and is an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, La Mama Directors and Playwriting Symposium and of The Labyrinth Theater Company’s Master Class. Ms. Kadigan is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and has been the recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award in Direction from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She is also a member of the Actors Studio, PDU.

Among her directing credits: Clover (By Erik Ehn) presented by La Mama; Safe by Penny Jackson presented by the 14th Street Y performed by Meghan St. Thomas, Jill Shackner and Sawyer Spielberg, Mean Girls by Lyle Kessler (World Premiere) at Alvin Ailey performed by Carol Kane and Margaret Ladd; Biting The Bullet by Regina Taylor (World Premiere) at The Atlantic performed by Harold Surratt and Myra Lucretia Taylor; Pregnitude by Lucy Boyle with Heather Lind at Guild Hall; A Play About New Mexico by Halley Feiffer with Amanda Nichols and Liz Larsen at Guild Hall; St. Anne’s Soup (Israel Horovitz World Premier with Oscar Winner Melissa Leo, Obie Winner Mary Beth Hurt, Caissie Levy (Les Miserables, Murder Ballad, Hair) at Classic Stage Company; Breaking Philip Glass (Israel Horovitz World Premiere with David Deblinger, Donna Vivino, Abrham Makany and Imran Sheik) at NY Theatre Workshop; Her Speech (Erik Ehn World Premiere at NY Theatre Workshop); Five Sandwiches (Michael Puzzo World Premiere with Ed Jewett (Boardwalk Empire) and Craig muMs Grant (HBO series OZ); Over the River and Through The Woods (Neil LaBute World Premier with Tony nominee Celia Keenan Bolger and Oscar winner Estelle Parsons at the Signature Theater NYC); Two Minute Warning (Neil LaBute, World Premier) at Terry Schreiber’s Gloria Maddox Theater; Falling in Like, Pony of Love, Love at Twenty, Bad Girl (All by LaBute at Gloria Maddox Theater/Nylon Fusion); Other(s) devised with David Diamond at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore; Oil (by Marco Calvani, English Language premier); Evening with Family by Vaclav Havel, English Language premier at the Brick; Two Rooms by Lee Blessing at The Workshop Theatre featuring Andy Kelso star of Kinky Boots and Angela Lee Aspiras form Putnam Spelling Bee; Before by Penny Jackson for MT Works with Peter Collier; Golem Stories by Edward Einhorn at Chashama; The Maternal Instinct by Monica Bauer; Viviane’s Music (by Monica Bauer) 59 East 59th Street; Orange, Hat and Grace by Gregory Stephen Moss at The Green Theatre Collective; Always Family with Christopher Larkin (Monty from The 100) at The Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row; North of Providence by Edward Allen Baker at Altered Stages; Serenading Louie by Lanford Wilson at Stella Adler Black Box; Anomal (ATA-Off Broadway with Ehud Segev); Foursome by Ionesco at HERE with Tony Nominees and Drama Desk winners Irene Sankoff and David Hein; Jack of the Submission also with Irene Sankoff and David Hein; and Empress of Sex by Duncan Pflaster at 45 Bleecker Street Theater. Her own adaptations which she directed include: Alba (Gene Frankel Theater), Avalon (Looking Glass Theatre), The Tempest, Measure For Measure, The Snow Queen, Special Delivery, and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

She has also directed regionally in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New Jersey, Key West, and New Orleans. Regional Credits Include: The Glass Menagerie, Pippin, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Uncommon Women and Others, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in The Moon, Marigolds, Recovery and Ten Little Indians.

Abroad she has directed in London and in Edinburgh (Soccer Moms, Vivian’s Music), Singapore (Others), as well as devised work in Spoleto Italy as part of La Mama, Umbria. Ms. Kadigan is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women which works to promote the visibility of women in the arts.

Glory Kadigan News


New Play FLAWLESS Comes to Theater for the New City in November

Theater for the New City presents Flawless, a tale of enchantment written by Robin Goldfin, based on and inspired by an award-winning essay by Canadian writer David J. Lawless. Learn more about this new play and find out how to get tickets here!

Photos: First Look At THE WEAK AND THE STRONG At La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Erik Ehn’s new play The Weak and The Strong opened at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in the East Village on December 8. See photos from the production.

La MaMa Presents A Planet Connections Production Of Erik Ehn's New Play THE WEAK AND THE STRONG

An aging rodeo rider and his family grapple with life and faith in Erik Ehn's new play The Weak and The Strong. Mixing dance, theatre, puppetry, and visual effects, The Weak and The Strong will have its World Premiere at the iconic La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in the East Village with opening night slated for December 8.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents June Panel 'Dust Off Your Dreams: The Long-Awaited Return Of Our Favorite Festivals'

As part of their monthly series of informational panels, Theater Resources Unlimited presents Dust off Your Dreams: The Long-Awaited Return of Our Favorite Festivals on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 via Zoom.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, February 16- with Patrick Page, Robert Cuccioli and More!

Today (February 16) in live streaming: Laura Osnes sings with Seth Rudetsky, Josh Groban in concert, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, December 8 with Norm Lewis and More!

Today (December 8) in live streaming: Norm Lewis chats with the Chaos Twins, a Red Bucket Follies celebration, and so much more!

FAR FROM PERFECT Pandemic Film Appears Online

In response to how the global pandemic has affected the theatrical world, writer/director Lenny Schwartz and producer/director Nathan Suher of IM Filmworks have created Far From Perfect: Life Inside A Global Pandemic. 'What was supposed to be a short-subject, turned into a feature film featuring more than 100 actors from all regions of the country,' said Schwartz, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.

Guest Artists Join Planet Connections' Staged Reading Nights

A litany of guests artists join Planet Connections for a night of staged readings. The human condition is on display in a triumvirate of staged readings presented as part of Planet Connections' Winter Festival of New Works featuring strong casts.

Planet Connections Will Present Staged Reading Series

Planet Connections has announced its Staged Reading Series performing Wednesdays + Sundays, February 12-23rd at the Theater at The 14 Street Y, 344 E. 14 St, NYC featuring new plays by Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor, La MaMa artist Glory Kadigan and renowned experimental theater artist Erik Ehn. This event - celebrating the diversity of the performing Arts & artists of NYC - is free to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planet-connections-staged-reading-series-tickets-88178543397

DARK PLANET Design Team Announced

Planet Connections' starts out 2020 with announcing it's stellar design team for DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day,' short plays unapologetically looking at life through a clever - albeit caustic - lens. Frank, Funny, Engaging, Engrossing, and Enlightening, Performing Thursdays & Fridays, February 6 - 21, at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, NYC. This event - celebrating the diversity of the performing arts & artists of NYC - will be accompanied by a special Valentine's Day Party hosted by Planet Connections Assistant Artistic Director, Kim Jones. Dark Planet is co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Tickets on sale at https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S1R000009tBdMUAU

Cast Chosen For Planet Connections Rep Of Plays

Planet Connections' starts out 2020 with 'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day,' short plays unapologetically looking at life through a clever a?" albeit caustic a?" lens. Frank, Funny, Engaging, Engrossing, and Enlightening, Performing Thursdays & Fridays, February 6 a?" 21, at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, NYC. This event a?" celebrating the diversity of the performing arts & artists of NYC a?" will be accompanied by an opening night party and special Valentine's Day event.

Cast Announced For Jose Rivera's New Play LOVESONG (IMPERFECT)

Sara Koviak, Francesco Andolfi, and James B Kennedy - all alumni of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity - will star in Jose Rivera's new play, Lovesong (Imperfect) running February 8 - 22 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th Street, New York City. Previews are Sat, 2/8 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2/9 @ 5 p.m.; Mon, 2/10 @ 7:30 p.m.; Tues, 2/11 @ 7:30 p.m.; opening Sat, 2/15 @ 7:30 p.m.; and running Sun, 2/16 @ 5 p.m.; Mon, 2/17 @ 7:30 p.m.; Tues, 2/18 @ 7:30 p.m.; closing on Sat, 2/22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Crew Announced For RIVERA'S LOVESONG (IMPERFECT)

It takes a village to create a masterpiece. OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work at the East Village's arts haven, The theater at the 14th Street Y.

Planet Connections Announces Ten Dark Ditties

Planet Connections Announces Its Directors Repertory for 'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day' presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 - 21 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City.

Jose Rivera Premieres Powerful Stage-Work

OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work: Lovesong (Imperfect), running February 8 - 22 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th Street, New York City

The Tank Announces 2019-2020 Season

The Tank will present its 2019-20 season at 312 West 36th Street in its 98-seat proscenium and 56-seat blackbox spaces. This season marks The Tank's 2nd anniversary in its home on West 36th Street and embodies the company's mission to break down economic barriers and invest in emerging artists by sustaining an incubator and home for the creation and presentation of their work.

The Tank to Present TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION: WOMYN WORKING IT OUT!

The Tank will present Tonya Pinkins' Truth and Reconciliation: Womyn Working It Out! (produced by Katie Walenta) featuring new 10-minute plays by Jaisey Bates, Glory Kadigan, Jasmine McLeish, Tonya Pinkins, Kristine M Reyes, Carmen Rivera, Nikkole Salter, Nandita Shenoy, and Lucy Thurber, directed by Tonya Pinkins.

DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day Comes to the 14th Street Y Theatre

'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day' presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 - 21 at the 14th Street Y Theatre, 344 E 14th St, New York City.

ABDICATION! to Feature in 10th Anniversary Dream-Up Festival

The tongue-in-cheek anthology, Abdication!, will be a featured event for the 10th anniversary THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY DREAM UP FESTIVAL 2019.

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2019-2020 Season

The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village with the 2019-20 Season from September 6, 2019 through June 2020. All productions are chosen through a submission process and the curated season is co-presented by the Theater at the 14th Street Y. From a wide range of artists, the season is a deliberate program of artistic discourse around the theme of Life and Death.

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