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.

  • Orestes -Dec 8-10

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


    Orestes

    by Euripides
    Translated by Carl R. Mueller
    Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried

     

    December 8-10, 2016

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

    The Trojan War is over. The warlord Agamemnon has been murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra; Clytemnestra has been murdered by their son, Orestes, avenging his father's death. Now Orestes lies haunted by Furies – spirits who avenge blood-crimes – as the city decides what to do with the perpetrator of this heinous crime. Can his sister, Electra, and friend, Pylades, save Orestes from the city's decree? Can cycles of violence ever be ended?

     

    Musical Composition Matt Bumgardner
    Set Design Doss Freel
    Costume Design Nicole Slaven
    Lighting Design Ethan Steimel
    Sound Design Toby Algya
    Properties Chris Carter
    Production Stage Manager Michelle Scalpone*
    Associate Stage Manager Christopher Key Anaya-Gorman*

    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.

    Orestes

    New Visions - Sep 30 - Oct 8 and Nov 11-19

    NEW VISIONS The New School College of Performing Arts – School of Drama Directing Festival

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


    September 30 - October 8 and November 11-19, 2016


    Cape Disappointment

    by Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, & Oliver Butler
    directed by Kate Eminger

    September 30, 7:00 p.m.
    October 1, 8:00 p.m.
    October 5, 9:30 p.m.
    October 6, 7:00 p.m.
    October 7, 9:30 p.m.
    October 8, 3:00 p.m.

    8000m

    by David Greig
    directed by Alice Cash

    September 30, 9:30 p.m.
    October 1, 3:00 p.m.
    October 5, 7:00 p.m.
    October 6, 9:30 p.m.
    October 7, 7:00 p.m.
    October 8, 8:00 p.m.

    Vinegar Tom

    by Caryl Churchill
    directed by Daniella Caggiano
    with original music by Teresa Lotz

    November 11, 7:00 p.m.
    November 12, 8:00 p.m.
    November 16, 9:30 p.m.
    November 17, 7:00 p.m.
    November 18, 9:30 p.m.
    November 19, 3:00 p.m.

    Vigils

    by Noah Haidle
    directed by Lana Russell

    November 11, 9:30 p.m.
    November 12, 3:00 p.m.
    November 16, 7:00 p.m.
    November 17, 9:30 p.m.
    November 18, 7:00 p.m.
    November 19, 8:00 p.m.

    Set Design Patrick Rizzotti, Brittany Vasta
    Costume Design Grier Coleman, Rachel Dozier-Ezell, Izzy Fields, Alice Tavener
    Lighting Design Shelly Rodriguez, Solomon Weisbard
    Sound Design Julian Evans, Mark Van Hare
    Properties Chris Carter
    Production Stage Manager Carolynn Richer,* Dale Smallwood*
    Associate Stage Manager Nicole Marconi,* Corinn Moreno*

    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.
    Photo by Scott Wynn.

    newschool.edu/drama

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