New Visions 2013

  • New Visions

    NEW VISIONS Directing Festival

    October 10-19 and October 31-November 9, 2013

    Four plays performed in repertory highlight the work of this year's graduating directors and actors.

    Blue Window

    by Craig Lucas, directed by Kai-Hsiang Tu ('13)

    Before, during, and after a Manhattan dinner party, the guests are revealed with touching comic irony as a cross-section of modern day humanity. The colorful cast includes a narcissistic actor, a parachute instructor, an aspiring songwriter, a secretary, and a lesbian couple.

    Performance Dates

    • October 10, 7:00 p.m.
    • October 11, 9:30 p.m.
    • October 12, 3:00 p.m.
    • October 16, 7:00 p.m.
    • October 17, 9:30 p.m.
    • October 18, 7:00 p.m.
    • October 19, 7:00 p.m.


    by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Stephanie C. Cunningham

    Playwright Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine, Eurydice. Dying too young on her wedding day, she must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. All of her efforts to retrieve her humanity are frustrated by a “chorus of stones” and the Lord of the Underworld who has ominous plans for her. On the surface world, Orpheus strives to find the one perfect note that can reunite him with his love so that they may continue life together and never look back…

    Performance Dates

    • October 10, 9:30 p.m.
    • October 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • October 12, 7:00 p.m.
    • October 16, 9:30 p.m.
    • October 17, 7:00 p.m.
    • October 18, 9:30 p.m.
    • October 19, 3:00 p.m.

    In the Hand of Dreams

    written and directed by Suzanne Karpinski

    In the Hand of Dreams follows the story of the love between a peaceful warrior, Toki, and Kit, a fox spirit. When a jealous sorcerer places a curse on Toki, Kit must enter the dreamworld of the gods to try and save him - but will she succeed? Adapted from ancient Japanese folktales translated by Y.T. Ozaki, In the Hand of Dreams is a fantastical tale of a love that knows no boundaries and the lengths one will go to keep it, told in a spectacle of poetry and sound, movement and music.

    Performance Dates

    • October 31, 7:00 p.m.
    • November 1, 9:30 p.m.
    • November 2, 3:00 p.m.
    • November 6, 7:00 p.m.
    • November 7, 9:30 p.m.
    • November 8, 7:00 p.m.
    • November 9, 7:00 p.m. 

    Red Light Winter

    by Adam Rapp, directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann

    Red Light Winter follows two old college buddies who escape their lives in Manhattan for the Netherlands and all the debauchery such a place has to offer. They soon find themselves thrown into a bizarre love triangle with a beautiful and mysterious prostitute. The romance they find in Europe is eventually overshadowed by the truth they discover at home. Written with humor and an unflinching poetic beauty, Red Light Winter is a play of sexual intrigue that examines the human impulse for self-destruction and the misguided ways we seek to fill the empty spaces inside us.

    Performance Dates

    • October 31, 9:30 p.m.
    • November 1, 7:00 p.m.
    • November 2, 7:00 p.m.
    • November 6, 9:30 p.m.
    • November 7, 7:00 p.m.
    • November 8, 9:30 p.m.
    • November 9, 3:00 p.m.

    Set Design  Brittany Vasta
    Costume Design  Tristan Raines
    Lighting Design  Graham Kindred
    Sound Design  Beth Lake, Ien DeNiro
    Properties  Joshua Yocom
    Production Stage Manager  Dale Smallwood*
    Associate Stage Manager  Julie Watson*

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association

    Free General Admission. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.
    The New School for Drama Theater 151 Bank Street, 3rd Floor, New York City

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