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.

  • TWELFTH NIGHT: February 16-18

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


    Twelfth Night

    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Alexandru Mihail

    February 16-18, 2017

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

    Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

    Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, experience loss and love on the shore of Illyria. Disguised as Cesario, page to the lovesick Duke Orsino, Viola searches for her lost brother, while the countess Olivia mourns the loss of her own. When the countess meets the handsome young page, desire replaces grief — along with a case of mistaken identity. With the magic foolery of the jester Feste; the raucous antics of courtiers Sir Toby, Maria, and Sir Andrew; and the madness of the high-strung puritan Malvolio, Shakespeare creates a bittersweet tale of laughter and longing, dark humor, and above all, maddening, harrowing love.

    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 ticketcentral.com.

     

    THE KING STAG: March 2-4

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

    The King Stag

    in a new adaptation

    by Shelley Berc and Andrei Belgrader

    from the original play by Carlo Gozzi

    directed by Alex Correia

     

    March 2-4, 2017

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

    Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

    A powerful wizard, a good king, an evil prime minister, heartsick lovers, and zany servants all frolic in this commedia fairy tale. In the kingdom of Serendip, deep in the forest of Roncislappe, deceit, magic, murder, betrayal, and loyalty all share the stage in the pursuit of true love.

    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 ticketcentral.com.

    MONSTROSITY: May 4-6

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

    Monstrosity

    by Lucy Thurber
    directed by Sherri Eden Barber

    May 4-6, 2017
    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

    A dark, epic tale of singing teenage fascists, magic, war, and love. A disturbing retelling of the hero's tale with a girl as the hero – and an unheroic ending.

    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 ticketcentral.com

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