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.
Four plays in repertory highlight the work of this year's graduating MFA directors and actors.
Jessica Bettencourt, Renée-Michele Brunet, Jonathan Crimeni, William Donovan, Jonghoon Han, Moire
Kiyingi, Claire McClain, Alexandra Merritt Mathews, Miranda Powers, and Matthew
In a conservative society, a woman forces herself into a marriage of convenience, only to discover that her true passion lies with her past lover — a passion that drags her down like a river — bringing a marriage between Love and Death.
September 30, 3:00 p.m.
October 4, 7:00 p.m.
October 5, 9:30 p.m.
October 6, 7:00 p.m.
October 7, 8:00 p.m.
featuring Brett Bezad, Shaotian Cai, Rose Dolezal, and Jillian Macklin.
It’s 2013, Obama has just been re-elected, and the
Republican Party finally realizes it has a problem with race. In an attempt to
win the 2016 presidential election, the GOP backs a candidate who is a mixture
of every race on earth. A wild and surreal comedy that skewers all political
parties to the point it becomes unclear what is satire — and what is
today’s frightening reality.
September 30, 8:00 p.m.
October 4, 9:30 p.m.
October 5, 7:00 p.m.
October 6, 9:30 p.m.
October 7, 3:00 p.m.
featuring Renée-Michele Brunet, Claire McClain,
Rose Dolezal, and Miranda Powers.
In Paul Zindel's
Pulitzer Prize-winning play, we find an unfulfilled single mother raising two
teenage daughters. When her younger daughter, Tillie, enters a science fair with atomic
marigolds, we hope the family can overcome the "toxic world" around them — and
not get crushed beneath it.
November 11, 3:00 p.m.
November 15, 7:00 p.m.
November 16, 9:30 p.m.
November 17, 7:00 p.m.
November 18, 8:00 p.m.
Jessica Bettencourt, Brett Bezad, Shaotian
Cai, Jonathan Crimeni, William Donovan, Jonghoon Han, Moire Kiyingi, Alexandra
Merritt Matthews, Claire
McClain, and Matthew Thomas Scott.
1891. Wilhelm, Germany. A group of children struggle against the ebb and
flow of their sexual awakening. As they are led by their burgeoning curiosity out of the
jaws of a restrictive society, the unfettered choices they make will lead them
either to adulthood — or extinction.
November 11, 8:00 p.m.
November 15, 9:30 p.m.
November 16, 7:00 p.m.
November 17, 9:30 p.m.
November 18, 3:00 p.m.
Set Design Edward Morris†, Libby Stadstad†
Costume Design Rachel Dozier-Ezell, Kristin Isola†
Lighting Design Masha Tsimring†, Solomon Weisbard†
Sound Design Emily Auciello, Mark Van Hare
Manager Corinn Moreno, Carolynn Richer
Manager Emily DeNardo*, Arielle
admission. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.
Call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 or visit
NEW VOICES is
generously supported by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association. †Member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.Photo by
For more information and to view the graduating actors’
headshots and résumés, visit newschool.edu/drama.