By Barbara Yoshida, directed by Ralph Lewis. In an absurdist take on philosophy and language, a young woman conjures three great thinkers from the past, and as she spars with them over a spirited game of Mahjong, words spin out of control until a mythological hare inspires her to confront their chauvinism and she wins the game. Language Games, is an official selection of the 5th annual NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival, March 10-14, 2021.
MONUMENTS by Diane di Prima
We are developing a new, social-distanced promenade performance of the play by the iconic Beat poet and playwright—the last play presented at the Caffe Cino in 1968.
Conceived for a wedding reception and premiered in 2018 at the Black Mountain College 8th annual (re)happening fetival, this new abstraction is out to question everything you thought you knew: Pluto – planet or not a planet?
We've created a portable version of the two Texas sisters' take on Dada that we are presenting in theaters across the US.
BEFORE AND BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Ralph's trying out a new idea for the City's "Talk" circuit using nothing but a 164-year-old book and a passion for the birth(places) of American theater.
UNTITLED GENDER PROJECT
A new solo work inspired by Virginia Woolf's Orlando and the Greek mythological blind prophet, Tiresias—each of whom gained wisdom from having lived as both man and woman—brought together in our current moment of #MeToo, Men's Rights Activists, the 2016 election, and "Nevertheless, She Persisted"
FREEDOM'S LAST STAND
An emersive production that combines Shakespeare's Coriolanus with original text, and anti-government conspiracy theories to spotlight the danger of nationalism and "white rage" in 21st century America.
SM Dale's new adaptation of America's first play—a suprising and edgy political satire that parallels today's rebellion against the political establishment.
RETURN TO MANNA-HATA
The collaborators are reworking the sold-out 2013 adventure through NYC history with more songs and new stories.