Abridged BULLY in Clubbed Thumb’s 2019 Winterworks, Jan 16-20

Clubbed Thumb asked me to edit my play BULLY down to 45 minutes, and since I’ll basically do whatever they ask me to do, I did. Come see! Directed by the very cool Sarah Blush.

Join us in just a few weeks for:
WINTERWORKS 2019
an evening of short-ish new plays directed by our
2018-2019 Directing Fellows
THANK YOU
to everyone who donated in 2018. It was a great year and we’re looking forward to the next-with some big news on the horizon. But for now, here are some pics from our holiday party:

Dave, Vivian and Joan

Jeremy and Nina

Paris

Troll King

    
The 18/19 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellows

See their work and then meet the artists at our
weekend-long office party:

Kate Eminger directing
RATS!
by Bryna Turner
featuring Jane Bradley, Laura Esterman, Layla Khosh, Ellie MacPherson and Kelly McAndrew
sound design by Ben Vigus | stage manager Christina Woolard

Tara Ahmadinejad directing
LUNCH BUNCH
by Sarah Einspanier
featuring Eliza Bent, Ugo Chukwu, Flora Diaz, Nadine Malouf, Keilly McQuail, Julia Sirna-Frest and Paco Tolson
design by Oona Curley | stage manager Matthew Henao

Sarah Blush directing
BULLY
by Amina Henry
featuring Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Maechi Aharanwa, Hannah Cabell, Polly Lee, Elia Monte-Brown and Carmen Zilles
choreography by Kelly Bartnik | stage manager Lauren Veit

Seven performances only – seating is extremely limited!
Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm
Thursday, January 17th at 7pm
Friday, January 18th at 3pm and 7pm
Saturday, January 19th at 3pm and 7pm
Sunday, January 20th at 3pm

Runtime is approximately 2 hours followed by drinks and snacks in the Clubbed Thumb office.

at Playwrights Downtown
440 Lafayette Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10003

Tickets are free but you must make a reservation by emailing kim@clubbedthumb.org

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ArsNova PlayGroup

For the past two years I’ve been gifted with the opportunity to be a part of Ars Nova’s Playgroup. Alas, all good things come to an end. I will miss seeing the group on a regular basis. (Good smilers in this group.) Playwright bonding time can be so delicious.

My last meeting was in December 2018. Sigh, sigh, and another sigh.

xoxo

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Production Stills from BULLY at SUNY PURCHASE

I’ve been rather delinquent in updating my posts – too much to do, not enough time to do it! This fall I taught Playwriting at SUNY Purchase which was somewhat of a DREAM if I leave out the 2-hour travel to and from the campus. Getting students excited about playwriting is fun.

Also this semester, SUNY Purchase produced my play BULLY. It was directed by boss lady Logan Vaughan (a DREAM) and performed by a group of boss lady actors.

BULLY @ SUNY Purchase

October 2018

Directed by: Logan Vaughn

Featuring:

Wren Rebecca Jimenez

Simone Georgia Morgan

Mya Carter

Hayleigh Franklin

Aeriell Hartshorne-Hesketh

Zoleka Vandal

Photo Credit: Zoe Markwalter

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Hunter John and Jane opens tomorrow!

My #metoo #blacklivesmatter ghost story with songs (and a puppet) opens tomorrow at JACK. Come see!

Performers:

Erin Cherry*

Bob Jaffe*

Madelyn McCray*

Jenson Smith*

Daniel Kublick*

Carolyn Holding*

Ugo Chukwu*

Jane Bradley

(*indicates member of Actors Equity Association)

Director: Sash Bischoff

Stage Management: Joel Andrew Cote

Set Design: Brett J Banakis

Lighting Design: Jamie Roderick

Costume Design: David Crowley

Sound Design: Andy Evan Cohen

Composer: Jared Saltiel

Musician: Jack Dentinger

Puppet Master: James Ortiz

Fight Choreographer: Esco Jouley

DATES/TIMES

August 2 – 4 at 8pm

August 8 – 11 at 8 pm

August 15 – 18 at 8 pm

LOCATION

JACK

505 1/2 WAVERLY AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11238  |  BETWEEN FULTON ST. AND ATLANTIC AVE. IN CLINTON HILL  |  C OR G TRAIN TO CLINTON-WASHINGTON

https://ci.ovationtix.com/35022/production/993338?performanceId=10292012

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Tickets for Hunter John and Jane are on sale now!

HUNTER JOHN AND JANE
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Hunter John and Jane will haunt you.

Written by Amina Henry
Directed by Sash Bischoff

In her third production at JACK, playwright Amina Henry shares a ghost story, with songs, about a homeless man who is approached in the park by the ghost of a murdered prostitute. The ghost enlists him on a quest to find her remains so that her grieving mother can finally bury her and move past her mourning. Hunter John and Jane approaches trauma, mental illness and violence towards women in a whimsical way, giving the audience the opportunity to engage with difficult topics through poetic language as well as through a rich musical and visual landscape. With this play, Henry re-imagines what a love story can be, re-imagines what a musical can be, and proposes a world in which all lost or missing individuals are worthy of being found.

Featuring
Erin Cherry
Bob Jaffe
Madeline McCray
Jenson Smith
Dan Kublick
Carolyn Holding
Ugo Chukwu
Jane Bradley

Stage Manager Joel Andrew Cote
Scenic Designer Brett Banakis
Lighting Designer Jamie Roderick
Sound Designer Andy Evan Cohen
Composer Jared Saltiel

Puppet Master James Ortiz

at
JACK
505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY
btwn Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave.
Take the C or G to Clinton-Washington or enjoy a 15-minute walk from BAM or Barclay Center.

Wed-Sat, August 2-18, 2018 @ 8 pm

Tickets: $18
www.jackny.org/hunter-john-and-jane.html

DATES/TIMES
August 2 at 8 pm
August 3 at 8 pm
August 4 at 8 pm
August 8 at 8 pm
August 9 at 8 pm
August 10 at 8 pm
August 11 at 8 pm
August 15 at 8 pm
August 16 at 8 pm
August 17 at 8 pm
August 18 at 8 pm

Noor Theatre 48 Hour Forum

 

 

I was honored to be asked to participate in Noor Theatre’s 48 Hour Forum and I wrote a 15-minute play for it called, Paint Me a Picture, Sing Me a Song, about Yazite women taking refuge in shelters after being used by ISIS as sex slaves. Heavy stuff. There are four other amazing plays that my play is in conversation with. We opened last night and we have two more performances – tonight and tomorrow.

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News is Fast. Theatre is Slow. Not this Time!

Noor Theatre is New York’s only theatre representing voices of the Middle Eastern diaspora. They are often asked to respond to the barrage of news related to the Middle East and beyond. Often, news breaks and it is several years before we see something on stage about it. Such is the nature of theatre making.

In response, Noor created 48 Hour Forum, where a diverse roster of artists rise to the challenge of spinning our most talked about news events into humorous, incisive “theatrical op-eds.” Five playwrights, five directors, and a company of New York’s hottest actors gather over 48 hours in a race to create theater as fast as a news cycle. 

Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.noortheatre.org/

The Facebook event is here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/570191883358738/48hr-wLogo.png