We're lighting some fires this June. We invite you to join us for 5 works-in progress.
Some of these plays are brand new.
In fact, they're being written right now.
A few are in later stages of development but the artists
wanted to experiment with some things to see how they fly.
But all these writers are standing out on the ledge
to tell new stories in new ways.
Lonely Leely by Rehana Mirza
Directed by Meiyin Wang
with puppets by Spica Wobbe
with Jackie Chung, Sanjit De Silva, Jon Hoche, Kyle Knaupf, Angela Lin, Debargo Sanyal and Nitya Vidyasagar
Leela's boyfriend has disappeared. So she goes into the Internet to find him. An Alice in Wonderland type adventure where malicious codes and white knight bloggers meet in a shifting world of everything's at your fingertips but you can't quite find what you're looking for...
on Tuesday, June 8th at 8pm
Lyme Park: An Austonian Play of an Indian Nature by Nandita Shenoy
Directed by Michael Babin
with Cindy Cheung, Jennifer Graves, Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Nandita Shenoy, and Paco Tolson
Kavita loves Jane Austen so much that she drags her pregnant best friend on a Pride & Prejudice tour of England in hopes of escaping romantic disappointments at home. But where fantasy ends and reality begins is where Kavita finds herself facing her worst fears about love, identity, and finding Mr. Darcy.
on Thursday, June 10th at 7pm
Sharksucker by Dustin Chinn
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
with Jackie Chung, William Jackson Harper, Jennifer Ikeda, Bobby Moreno, Matt Park and Jon Norman Schneider
Will and Lio have a comedy team that you've never heard of, though not for lack of trying. When the city's big festival approaches, the group's egos and questionable tastes threaten to make this show their last ... as well as their funniest. A love letter to sketch with a side of platonic failure.
on Monday, June 14th at 7pm
Subterranea by Jon Hoche and Paco Tolson
Directed by Robert Ross Parker
with Cindy Cheung, Jackie Chung, Jon Hoche, Erica Swindell and Paco Tolson
Subterranea is the story of two long lost brothers thrust together by fate who must make their way to the center of the Earth in order to fight Nazis. A video, puppetry and improvisation play.
on Wednesday, June 16th at 8pm
Happy by Sung Rno
directed by Andy Pang
with Steve Park, Sue Jean Kim, Deborah S. Craig, Paul H. Juhn, Carla Harting, Christopher Larkin, Alfredo Narciso, and Michael Potts.
What happens when Leo Park, an antidepressant sales rep, starts feeling a bit moody himself? He descends into the blinking lights of the happiness machine, where he confronts anxiety, pills, and the eye of the euphoria storm himself: Doctor Happy.
on Monday, June 21st at 7pm
All readings will take place at DANY Studios
at 305 W. 38th Street between 8th and 9th
and are FREE to the public. Seating is limited.
Make reservations @ www.2g.org
In the Works: Experimentation and Play is presented in part with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and NYSCA.