Drama

On Stage

  • Each year MFA and BFA students have opportunities to perform, direct and write for stage. Performances happen in studio presentation, at the School of Drama Theater and around campus. Presentations include Creative Cafe work, the New Works Project with partners Naked Angels theater company & The 24 Hour Company, the Issues Project Lab with Naked Angels and course presentations for Process in Practice, Adaptations for Stage, Classical Adaptations, Collaboration Laboratories, Directing classes and Creative Technologies classes. Below you will find information about the public MainStage presentations for the current school semester. For archive information please see Past Performances.

  • Julius Caesar - Feb 18-20

    The New School College of Performing Arts - School of Drama Classics Studio Series presents

    Julius Caesar

    by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Casey Biggs
    Assistant Directed by Shannon Stowe

     

    February 18-20, 2016

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

    "It is the future. 
    The time is now.
    Power, love and death drive us to the new society.
    But do we have the strength?”
    - Julius Caesar

     

    Set Design  Brittany Vasta
    Costume Design  Grier Coleman
    Lighting Design 
    Carolyn Wong 
    Sound Design Emily Auciello
    Properties  Christine Goldman
    Production Stage Manager  Dee Dee Katchen*
    Associate Stage Manager  Carolynn Richer*  

    School of Drama Theater

    151 Bank Street, 3rd Floor New York City

    Free general admission.
    Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.

    To make reservations, call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association.  

    Julius Ceasar

    New Voices - Mar 16-Apr 23

    The New School College of Performing Arts – School of Drama

    March 16 – April 23, 2016

    Three new plays highlight Drama’s graduating MFA playwrights, directors, and actors of 2016.

    Select the play title to read an excerpt from the play in Adobe PDF format, and the director’s name to view their website.

    March 16-19 
    I Broke a Plate

    by Zachary Weed
    directed by Kristin J Heckler

    Stephen Karam, Mentor

    Harry broke a plate – and now everything of importance in his life has started to crumble. Everything. Shades of Kafka and the Book of Job color this darkly comic world, where the smallest twist of fate can lead to catastrophe.

        

    April 6-9
    Chained Woman 

    by Lorne Svarc
    directed by Noa Egozi (’15)

    Laura Maria Censabella, Mentor

    Sarah Kandelshein is an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman. When her abusive husband refuses to grant her a religious divorce, she must choose between her freedom and her faith – that is until a “gangster” rabbi offers his services to help “change her husband’s mind.”  

      

    April 20-23
    Cracker 

    by Reese Thompson
    directed by Margaret Grace Hee

    Christopher Shinn, Mentor

    Three disadvantaged siblings escape from a white supremacist cult and are adopted by a well-to-do interracial gay couple – all while trying to avoid the wrath of a vengeful Prophet. Set in a world where the “white tears” are real, Cracker is a white identity play that attempts to answer the question: Who the hell are you?

    Set Design  Doss Freel, Patrick Rizzotti, Mariana Sanchez
    Costume Design  Rachel Dozier-Ezell, Alice Tavener
    Lighting Design  Dante Smith, Oliver Wason
    Sound Design  Emily Auciello
    Properties  Chris Carter
    Production Stage Manager  Nicole Marconi*, Carolynn Richer*, Dale Smallwood*
    Associate Stage Manager  Corinn Moreno*, Will Rucker*

    School of Drama Theater

    151 Bank Street, 3rd Floor New York City

    Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

    Free general admission.
    Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.

    To make reservations, call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

    NEW VOICES is generously supported by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association.
    Photo by Shannon Stowe.

    New Voices 2016

    The Balcony - Mar 3-5

    The New School College of Performing Arts - School of Drama BFA Production Series presents

    The Balcony

    by Jean Genet
    translated by Bernard Frechtman
    directed by Carl Cofield

    March 3-5, 2016

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

    Set in a brothel of an unnamed city in the midst of a revolution that has wiped out all the real holders of power, the Chief of Police enlists the regular customers to play out the fantasy roles that destiny has denied them. This mocking view of man and society plays out in macabre, climactic scenes, creating a microcosm of the establishment regime under threat outside.

    *Contains adult content - not suitable for all audiences.

    Set Design  Christopher Swader & Justin Swader
    Costume Design  Rachel Dozier-Ezell
    Lighting Design  Mary Ellen Stebbins
    Sound Design  Eric Sluyter
    Properties  Christine Goldman
    Production Stage Manager  Michelle Scalpone*   

    School of Drama Theater

    151 Bank Street, 3rd Floor New York City

    Free general admission.
    Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.

    To make reservations, call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association.  

     
    Failure: A Love Story

    The Winter's Tale - May 5-7

    The New School College of Performing Arts - School of Drama BFA Production Series presents

    The Winter's Tale

    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Melissa Crespo

    May 5-7, 2016

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

    A moment of jealousy and an act of anger lead to a lifetime of regret for Leontes, the King of Sicily, who convinces himself that his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s child. As sixteen long years pass, fate is ready to restore happiness to his world, proving nothing is truly lost —certainly not love — if only we know where to seek it.   

    School of Drama Theater

    151 Bank Street, 3rd Floor New York City

    Free general admission.
    Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.

    To make reservations, call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association.  

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