The Last Class: Jazzercise Play
written & performed by Megan Hill
directed by MegSturiano
February 17 – March 5, 2016
cast: Megan Hill & Amy Staats
Jazzercise is out. Zumba is in. But Jazzercise Instructor Kelsea Wiggan is not going down without a fight. Armed with pep, a petition, and her sidekick and Associate Instructor, MJ Fray, Kelsea is determined to keep her Jazzercise class at The Chikatawnee Valley Community Center alive. Will Zumba win out or will Kelsea save her Jazzercise class from extinction? THE JAZZERCISE PLAY is an exploration of what happens when you’ve invested your time, money, and life into a dying franchise that needs resuscitation. For a struggling entrepreneur, sometimes your problems become too big to just sweat out.
The Jazzercise Play is a real class happening in real time. Along with the standard audience seating, a select number of tickets will be made available each performance for audience members wanting to take the class.
The Emma Goldman Trilogy
Love Anarchy and Other Afairs
The Snake and The Falcon
Nobody Is Sleeping
All written by Jessica Litwak
Directed by Liz Eckhart, Joan Kane and Nerina Cocchi
March 12, 2016 at 2pm, 4:30pm & 7pm
Three staged readings. Three exciting discussions. Free food.
Making Light presents
The Overdevelopment of Scott
written & directed by Sharon Fogarty
March 17 – 19, 2016
cast: Martin Everall, Paul Fraccalvieri, Savannah Graner, Jason Grossman, Ashley Harrell, Sanjay Kaul, Avery Dresel-Kurtz, Aston Hollins, McClannihan, Kevin Pruitt, Julie Lauren Stevens.
Funny, scary, dark musical theater piece. Two technicians breed 7 human labrats for research. Their ambitions are squelched when they hire an assistant bred for kindness. Not recommended for kids under 12.
Lighting: David Alan Comstock.
Piano: Sharon Fogarty
“Body! Why don’t I recognize you? Why is everything changing?”
skinny crazy small chronicles one quirky and strong-willed girl’s battle with Anorexia Nervosa. Uncensored and visceral, the play challenges the stigmas and stereotypes that surround eating disorders – sparking discussion and transporting audience members unfamiliar with the disease to anorexia’s frontlines.
“Baldwin’s performance demonstrates her malleability,” says The Daily. “She seamlessly transitions between different character roles and…does not hold back in her vulnerability.”
JP Dance Group presents
Saltwater Cures Everything!
May 5 – 8, 2016
Performers: Diego De Souza Aleixo, Alejandra Dominguez, Diane Hutchinson, Dale Jezwinski, Benedict Nguyen, Cassandra Orefice, Erke Roosen & Debbie Schneider
One half performance, one half beach party, “Saltwater Cures Everything!” Is a participatory dance event that combines live contemporary dance with video projections of the Atlantic shore to recreate the enjoyment and introspection that one experiences by the ocean.
Writopia Lab is a national community of teen and young writers and thinkers.
A performance poem digesting life: memorial artifacts become remnants and chards, which in
turn give way to shadows of a soul, as experiences of life are transformed. A solo performance
with installation and video.
Installation: Gregor Paslawsky
Video: Ron Wyman, Noni Pratt
Lights: Karen Jensen
Sound: Janet Kalas
Technical director: Ron Botting
Production Stage Manager: Kim Guzowski
Decades of conflict has left the Cohen family set in an unspoken state of war. But when
the family’s crazy – though not insane — matriarch lands in the ICU, the perpetual silence is permanently broken, uncovering old wounds and creating new ones. Uncompromising in
reflection and unflinchingly witty, Joshua Kaplan's Visiting Hours follows the Cohens as they
attempt to navigate the present in the shadow of the past.
This stylish, fast-paced adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic transfers the action to the cityscape of modern London. In the cutthroat financial world, we dive into an abyss of power and intrigue, riddled with suspicion and jealousy. Director Pamela Schermann sets this re-imagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy in the meeting room of the corporate’s office. Everyone is under constant surveillance, private and business lives entwine, workers are caught in a bubble without privacy or time off outside the Corporation. There’s always someone watching you, analyzing your every move and waiting for an opportunity to stab you in your back. In times like these, competition is high. But how much can and should we sacrifice to reach our career goals? What if in the end there is nothing left worth fighting for?
Written and performed by Dutch actress Thirsa van Til, V: Virtue of Victory is a solo piece that interweaves the narratives of Dutch resistance fighter Truus Menger and Hitler’s personal secretary Traudl Junge.
V: Virtue of Victory compares and contrasts the life stories of Truus Menger, a female resistance fighter during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, and Traudl Junge, secretary to Adolf Hitler. Aged just 17 and 22-years-old respectively at the outbreak of the war, both made life-altering choices of which they could predict neither the outcomes, nor the extent to which they would shape their post-war lives.
The show is presented in the US through a co-production between Dutch theater companies TT Pioneer Productions and Studio Dubbelagent. Originally titled Om in de Overwinning te Geloven, the production has enjoyed a successful run in the Netherlands and has been presented annually for the past four years to coincide with VE Day and Dutch Remembrance Day celebrations.
Technical Producer: Guy De Lancey
Artistic Consultant: Erwin Maas
Lighting Design: Remko van den Ende
Dramaturgy: Robbert van Heuven
Production Manager: Pim Luitjes
In a Heartbeat Productions presents
MARK IN VENICE
written & directed by Mark Erson
December 5 – 7, 2016
cast: Francesco Campari, Trevor Catalano, Carey Cox, Jorge Hoyos, Ethan Jovanovic, Anita Lento, Nancy Lindeberg, Brennan Lowery, Constantine Malahias, Michael Martin, Thomas Preece, Ari Shapiro
Across three centuries, three journeys engaging body, mind, and spirit converge and converse. All share the same challenge: the truth. Having an angel to guide is essential. For Mark in Venice, it’s an Angelo.
Writer & Director: Mark Erson
Stage Manager: Robert Neapolitan
Lighting Designer: Robyn Warfield
House Manager: Scott Jordan