Past Productions

SPRING

THE SWEETEST LIFE

Created by Saskia Lane (music) and Stephanie Fleischmann (words), in collaboration with Julian Crouch

directed by Melissa Kievman

with Kim Wong, Nathan Koci, Grant Braddock

June 5, 2017 at 7:00pm

An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Flax,” THE SWEETEST LIFE is a treatise on the loss of innocence, a riff on resilience in the face of suffering. Drawing on swing, Dixie, and homespun gypsy folk music to weave an idiosyncratic sound, while magnifying the poetry in everyday vernacular, THE SWEETEST LIFE explores what it means to use, to be used, to be useful.


EVERYTHING IS HERE

by Peggy Stafford

directed by Meghan Finn

June 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

In a senior center community in the suburbs, three women mark time in a common room that looks out on a man-made pond.  Remembering what was and wasn’t, what might have been, and acting out scenes from A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Peggy Stafford’s tender and funny new play examines the impermanence of our lives and language  — the grief, hope, and the hard work of surviving.


FALL

MILLER, MISSISSIPPI

by Boo Killebrew — 2015 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Winner

directed by Lee Sunday Evans — 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award Winner

with Charlotte Booker, Roderick Hill, Erica Lutz, Agatha Nowicki, Jacob Perkins, Benja Kay Thomas

September 13, 2016 at 7:00pm

Spanning decades, from the Civil Rights Era to the early 1990s, this new Southern Gothic tale follows a genteel Mississippi family’s unraveling in the midst of societal change. Boo Killebrew’s devastating and compelling new play is set in her home state and examines a legacy of privilege that is as lurid as it is based in truth.


LAURA AND THE SEA

by Kate Tarker

directed by Dustin Wills

September 19, 2016 at 7:00pm

It’s company outing day, and Laura, one of the top travel agents of her generation, is having the best/worst day of her life. So much so that she decides to end it all. Afterwards, her colleagues try to piece things together on a memorial blog, but how do you mourn someone you didn’t know that well? A comedy about depression, or: a treatise on travel agents who don’t travel.


NOSTALGIA IS A MILD FORM OF GRIEF

by Jerry Lieblich

directed by Lee Sunday Evans

September 21, 2016 at 3:00pm

Katie, a young photographer, comes home for a visit with her new boyfriend in tow.  As her Mom shares baby photos, Katie gets sucked into a past she has tried hard to push away. A time-jumping journey through the wormholes of memory, family history, and time itself.


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2016-2017 Reading Series

SPRING

THE SWEETEST LIFE

Created by Saskia Lane (music) and Stephanie Fleischmann (words), in collaboration with Julian Crouch

directed by Melissa Kievman

with Kim Wong, Nathan Koci, Grant Braddock

June 5, 2017 at 7:00pm

An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Flax," THE SWEETEST LIFE is a treatise on the loss of innocence, a riff on resilience in the face of suffering. Drawing on swing, Dixie, and homespun gypsy folk music to weave an idiosyncratic sound, while magnifying the poetry in everyday vernacular, THE SWEETEST LIFE explores what it means to use, to be used, to be useful.


EVERYTHING IS HERE

by Peggy Stafford

directed by Meghan Finn

June 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

In a senior center community in the suburbs, three women mark time in a common room that looks out on a man-made pond.  Remembering what was and wasn't, what might have been, and acting out scenes from A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Peggy Stafford’s tender and funny new play examines the impermanence of our lives and language  — the grief, hope, and the hard work of surviving.


FALL

MILLER, MISSISSIPPI

by Boo Killebrew — 2015 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Winner

directed by Lee Sunday Evans — 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award Winner

with Charlotte Booker, Roderick Hill, Erica Lutz, Agatha Nowicki, Jacob Perkins, Benja Kay Thomas

September 13, 2016 at 7:00pm

Spanning decades, from the Civil Rights Era to the early 1990s, this new Southern Gothic tale follows a genteel Mississippi family’s unraveling in the midst of societal change. Boo Killebrew’s devastating and compelling new play is set in her home state and examines a legacy of privilege that is as lurid as it is based in truth.


LAURA AND THE SEA

by Kate Tarker

directed by Dustin Wills

September 19, 2016 at 7:00pm

It’s company outing day, and Laura, one of the top travel agents of her generation, is having the best/worst day of her life. So much so that she decides to end it all. Afterwards, her colleagues try to piece things together on a memorial blog, but how do you mourn someone you didn’t know that well? A comedy about depression, or: a treatise on travel agents who don’t travel.


NOSTALGIA IS A MILD FORM OF GRIEF

by Jerry Lieblich

directed by Lee Sunday Evans

September 21, 2016 at 3:00pm

Katie, a young photographer, comes home for a visit with her new boyfriend in tow.  As her Mom shares baby photos, Katie gets sucked into a past she has tried hard to push away. A time-jumping journey through the wormholes of memory, family history, and time itself.


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