The New School for Drama Playwrights Festival
February 28–March 8, March 14-22 & April 4-12, 2013
Five original plays in repertory, highlighting Drama's graduating playwrights, directors, and actors of 2013.
Select the play title to read an excerpt from the play in Adobe PDF format, and the director’s name to view their résumé.
by Claire Kiechel
directed by Brad Raimondo
In an ex-pat community in
Brussels, ten-year-old Bee imagines herself inside the nightly newscasts of her
radio journalist father. When her mother begins an affair with the diplomat
next door, Bee recruits the man’s son to help realize her fantasies. As their
make-believe escalates, a new reality threatens the fragile world the two
families have constructed.
February 28, 7:00 p.m.
March 1, 9:30 p.m.
March 2, 7:00 p.m.
March 5, 9:30 p.m.
March 6, 7:00 p.m.
March 7, 9:30 p.m.
March 8, 7:00 p.m.
by Jennie Berman Eng (’07)
directed by Whitney Gail Aronson
the death of their mutual best friend, Julie and Lorna find being roommates has
become intolerable. Seeking solace, Julie finds a kindred spirit in her dead
friend's brother, Matt. When Lorna discovers they’ve become romantically
involved, she retaliates by filling the empty bedroom with a bizarre new roommate,
Avery. Lorna soon finds, though, that Avery's presence pushes her friendship
with Julie to the edge. Can it survive?
February 28, 9:30 p.m.
March 1, 7:00 p.m.
March 2, 9:30 p.m.
March 5, 7:00 p.m.
March 6, 9:30 p.m.
March 7, 7:00 p.m.
March 8, 9:30 p.m.
the dismal sales of his first book, Will seeks distraction in the world of
online hookups, where he meets Cameron, the unexpected love of his life. But
when Cameron grows distant after taking a new job at a sleek but sleazy
start-up, Will must contend with his
own destructive impulses. The story of two men struggling to find meaning and direction,
A MODERN FEELING asks why we so often reject love when it is right within our
March 14, 7:00 p.m.
March 15, 7:00 p.m.
March 16, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
March 20, 7:00 p.m.
March 21, 7:00 p.m.
March 22, 7:00 p.m.
Adria and Liv’s relationship is crumbling—and
the decision to move in together only adds further strain. When Liv gets in a debilitating bike
accident, the two are forced to reassess the nature of their relationship,
bringing to surface secrets, ethical differences, and painful truths.
April 4, 7:00 p.m.
April 5, 9:30 p.m.
April 6, 7:00 p.m.
April 9, 9:30 p.m.
April 10, 7:00 p.m.
April 11, 9:30 p.m.
April 12, 7:00 p.m.
by phillip y. gerson
directed by K.L. Cullom
admirable portrait photographer that he is, Ben has agreed, on Christmas Eve,
to squeeze in one last session for Emily and her siblings, Sam and Hannah.
Emily wants to give their mother a photo album for Christmas—a suggestion
from the nursing home staff where she will soon be living. Inside the studio,
with the help of the camera lens, we are able visit moments from the past and turning
points in the ongoing debate over what’s best for Mom. Ultimately, with Sam in
New York on the cusp of fatherhood and Hannah pursuing musicianship elsewhere,
it is Emily that must choose between the life of a caretaker and the career
she’s always wanted.
April 4, 9:30 p.m.
April 5, 7:00 p.m.
April 6, 9:30 p.m.
April 9, 7:00 p.m.
April 10, 9:30 p.m.
April 11, 7:00 p.m.
April 12, 9:30 p.m.
SCENIC DESIGN Clifton Chadick
LIGHTING DESIGN Adam Frank
COSTUME DESIGN Caitlin Cisek
SOUND DESIGN Toby Jaguar Algya, Phil Carluzzo
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Chris Clark*
ASSOCIATE STAGE MANAGER Julie Watson*
*Member of Actors Equity Association
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For more information, to read excerpts from the plays, and view graduating actors’ headshots and résumés, visit www.newschool.edu/drama.
Photo by Kyle Lemaire.