B A Z A R O V
Russian epic ▞ 150 min ▞ 4m 2w ▞ A take on Turgenev's 1861 novel, Fathers & Sons. Two prodigal sons traveling through Russia navigate familial obligations, the allure of nihilism, and the disruption of first love in this play about the struggles of belonging in your own generation.
C U R F E W
Black comedy ▞ 90 min ▞ 2m 2w ▞ A dark comedy about white Christians in Ferguson, MO, a few days after the shooting of Michael Brown, Curfew explores the uses cross-racial casting.
THE RAKES: AN INTRODUCTION
Black comedy ▞ 140 min ▞ 4m 3w ▞ The Rakes Trilogy is a series of plays, inspired by JD Salinger’s Glass family, following a trio of white liberal orphans in New York City through the Obama Administration. The Rake brothers scramble to prepare for the youngest’s whirlwind wedding to the girl he saved a month before in the Virginia Tech massacre in this play about young love and terrible accidents.
THE RAKES PROGRESS
Dark Comedy ▞ 140 min ▞ 4m 3w ▞ It’s Christmas 2011 and Paul, now a YouTube celebrity, announces a plan to reanimate the family tree. Set amidst Occupy Wall Street, the Fathers' Rights movement, and the crystal meth crisis within the LGBTQ community, The Rakes Progress is a story of addiction, decaying liberal values and crippling devotions to the dead.
THE RAKES DIE
Dark comedy ▞ 140 min ▞ 4m 3w ▞ Narrated by Andrew Rake, a haunted restauranteur, The Rakes Die sees another mass shooting force the brothers to confront a secret history, question their fraternity, and ultimately face their mortality as the trilogy finally comes to an end.
V E R I T A S
Tragedy ▞ 150 min ▞ 10m ▞ A secret gay witch hunt tears apart a group of friends at Harvard in 1920. Developed at Classic Stage Company in 2007, Veritas was first presented at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010 where it became the first show in Fringe history to sell out its entire run before the festival began. An "agonizingly vivid" (NYT) immersive version was presented by The Representatives in October 2015.
W H O R M O N E
Black farce ▞ 130 min ▞ 3m 3w ▞ A washed up soap actress is offered a chance to make a TV movie of her life, but the glamour of her past is overtaken by a terror that things may have happened differently than she though in this dark bi-coastal farce of forbidden love and destructive sex in pre-9/11 American.
A N D 4 0 N I G H T S
Dark Romance ▞ 45 min ▞ 4m 3w ▞ A humorous and haunting tribute to the perilous adventure of marriage. And 40 Nights is dedicated to Avi & Ellen Mittelman.
D E A D B L A C K T E M P
Tragicomedy ▞ 80 min ▞ 2m 1w ▞ A new play about an old friendship, a young romance, a birthday, a disease, a sublet, a screenplay and the death of Whitney Houston.
FLOODED WITH LIGHT
Drama ▞ 90 min ▞ 2m 1w ▞ A biting new play about therapy, zealotry, illicit love and the costs of self-reinvention. Flooded with Light is playwright Stan Richardson's first Theatrical Portrait.
THE LOWER LIGHTS
Comedy ▞ 50 min ▞ 2m 2w ▞ A dark comedy set in November 2011 about the effects of Occupy Wall Street and the financial crisis on the erotic lives of two couples.
O HAPPY HAPPY AZTECS
Black comedy ▞ 80 min ▞ 2m 1w ▞ Two Midwesterners come to New York City with big dreams in this passionate love story of safety and convenience. O Happy Happy Aztecs! is a response to the increasingly powerful grip of advertising, Patti Smith’s Just Kids, the life of Dmitri Shostakovich and the death of gay anti-ageism therapist Bob Bergeron.
PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON
Political Drama ▞ 75 min ▞ 2m ▞ A haunting look at the price of activism. Private Manning, which intertwines the lives of army whistleblower Chelsea Manning and the late Internet pioneer and information-hacktivist Aaron Swartz, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016.
TO BE MADE FLESH AGAIN
Ghost story ▞ 80 min ▞ 4m 3w ▞ An ambivalent ghost roams a posh NYC birthday party to select the body in which they will reincarnate.
Dramatic comedy ▞ 10 min ▞ 2m ▞ A gay American couple try to enjoy Italy during the Gaza War. A commission for Break the Wall Theatre Project.
YOURS WILL BE FIRST
Black comedy ▞ 10 min ▞ 1m 1w ▞ A very difficult phone call.
Of course there’s more—I’ve been writing plays since I was 13 years old—but let’s get through these ones first, shall we?