Gwen is Going Out Tonight by Andrew Massey
Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

Gwen is Going Out Tonight by Andrew Massey

Gwen is Going Out Tonight

by Andrew Massey

featuring Michael Cullen, Kristen Harlow, Kelli Lynn Harrison, David Jackson, and Sean McIntyre

as a part of BRUNCH Unto Others as You Would Have them BRUNCH Unto You

at Ensemble Studio Theatre

Sunday, April 8, 1pm

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/current-season-1/2018/2/4/brunch-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-brunch-unto-you

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Behind the Sheet by Charly Evon Simpson
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Behind the Sheet by Charly Evon Simpson

Behind the Sheet 

by Charly Evon Simpson

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Nia Calloway, Shelley Fort, Grant Harrison, Alex Herrald, Naomi Lorrain, Eric Lutz, Shawn Randall, and Erin Roche

as a part of the First Light Festival

Ensemble Studio Theatre

545 West 52nd Street

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/current-season-1/2018/1/23/behind-the-sheet

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Icons/Idols: The Eunuchs: Part One "Prinkipo" by Helen Banner and Grace Oberhofer
Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Icons/Idols: The Eunuchs: Part One "Prinkipo" by Helen Banner and Grace Oberhofer

a reading of

ICONS/IDOLS: The Eunuchs: Part One: "Prinkipo"

Book and Lyrics by Helen Banner
Music by Grace Oberhofer
Direction by Colette Robert
Music direction by Robert Frost

Featuring Lajari Anne, Iris Beaumier, Carolyn Berliner, Rachel Duddy, Hannah Eakin, Caitlin McKeechney, Maya Handa Naff, Maria Slye, and Katie Weber

Over 1200 years before Hillary, Kamala, and Kirsten, there was Irene, Euphrosyne and Theodora. ICONS/IDOLS is a tetralogy of choral plays that recovers the secret history of three Byzantine empresses as they ascend in a society rife with animosity towards female rule. Deeply committed to religious icons, these empresses bargain happiness for power in an attempt to re-introduce iconography to the Byzantine Empire. In PRINKIPO, the second play of the tetralogy, three renegade eunuchs sail to the island of Prinkipo to tempt the exiled nun Euphrosyne with a return to power if she agrees to marry the violent peasant soldier they have just made Emperor.

The development of ICONS/IDOLS received funding from OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. 

ICONS/IDOLS has been developed in The Jam, New Georges performance lab for early career female artists, and was developed in part at Ice Factory 2016, a program of New Ohio Theatre.

Tickets are free, and may be reserved here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341783

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Big Love by Charles Mee
Mar
8
to Mar 27

Big Love by Charles Mee

Big Love 

by Charles Mee

directed by Colette Robert

Choreography: Gabrielle Schutz

Scenic Design: Travis George

Costume Design: Liz Prince

Lighting Design: Thomas Miller

Sound Design: Giovanni Kavota and Kaya Hubbard

Fight Choreography: Thor Mandanis

Production Stage Manager: Kaya Hubbard

Assistant Director: Kelsi Parsons

featuring Kasey Britt, Georgia Cohen, Nora Daly, Tessa Dougherty, Ethan Graham-Horowitz, Zia Lawrence, Talie Leeb, Sage McKay, Rachel Mikita, Tam Nguyen, Julius Powell, Raphael Schoeberlein, Parker Sela, Kyra Siegel, and Joe Weinberg

Wright Theater at Sarah Lawrence College

March 8, 9, 27 7pm

 

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Citizen Scientist by Christina Quintana
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Scientist by Christina Quintana

EST/Sloan presents a reading of

Citizen Scientist

by Christina Quintana

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Varin Ayala, Chad Carstarphen, Helen Coxe, Elain Graham, Amy Jo Jackson, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Les Mau

as a part of the First Light Festival 

545 West 52nd Street, 6th Floor

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/current-season-1/2018/1/23/first-light-the-man-in-the-moon-z7te3-dsbnl

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Stuff: a radio play by Mrinalini Kamath
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Stuff: a radio play by Mrinalini Kamath

Stuff: a radio play

by Mrinalini Kamath

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Gilbert Cruz, Tim Ewing, Adriana Gaviria, Eli Gelb, Arthur Pugh, Shetal Shah, Dave Shih, and live foley artist Tony Vo                       

Monday, February 5, 7pm

presented by Mission to (dit)Mars at The Broom Tree Theatre, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria, NY

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Tempo by Harron Atkins
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Tempo by Harron Atkins

Tempo

by Harron Atkins

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Waymon Arnette and Cecil Blutcher

as a part of EST/Youngblood's "Hello? Is it BRUNCH You're Looking For?"

Sunday, February 4th, 1pm

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/current-season-1/2018/2/4/hello-is-it-brunch-youre-looking-for

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Independence by Lee Blessing
Dec
12
to Dec 17

Independence by Lee Blessing

Independence

by Lee Blessing

directed by Colette Robert

a Stella Adler Conservatory project

Scenic Designer - Polina Minchuk

Costume Designer - Stephen Marks

Lighting Designer - Chuan-Chi Chan

Sound Designer - Teri Madonna

December 12, 7:30pm; December 14, 7:30pm; December 15, 2:15pm; December 16, 6pm; December 17, 6pm

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A Human Being, Of A Sort by Jonathan Payne
Dec
9
to Dec 10

A Human Being, Of A Sort by Jonathan Payne

a staged reading of

A Human Being, Of A Sort

by Jonathan Payne

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Lee Edward Colston, Keldrick Crowder, Boyd Gaines, Toney Goins, Michael Andrew Hahalyak, Calvin Leon Smith, and Jeorge Watson

Saturday, December 9 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 10 at 2:30pm

as a part of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard

Pershing Square Signature Center, Ford Studio Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street. 

To reserve a ticket: www.Juilliard.edu/drama/reservations. Please note that seating is limited. 

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PS 365 by Bleu Beckford-Burrell
Nov
30
to Dec 1

PS 365 by Bleu Beckford-Burrell

a workshop presentation of
PS 365
by Bleu Beckford-Burrell
directed by Colette Robert

featuring Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Mikumari Caiyhe, Erin Cherry, Bjorn DuPaty, Lynnette Freeman, Al-nisa Petty, Ruffin Prentiss, Cesar J. Rosado, and Diana Ruppe

Thursday, November 30, 7pm and Friday, December 1, 7pm

presented by Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre

549 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor

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PS 365 by Bleu Beckford-Burrell
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

PS 365 by Bleu Beckford-Burrell

a reading of
PS 365
by Bleu Beckford-Burrell
directed by Colette Robert

featuring Bleu Beckford-Burrell, Mikumari Caiyhe, Starr Kirkland, Angel Moore, Al-nisa Petty, Cesar Rosado, Diana Ruppe, Serge Thony, and Landon Woodson

Tuesday, November 14, 7:30pm

as a part of National Black Theatre's Keep Soul Alive Reading Series

2031-33 Fifth Avenue, between 125th and 126th

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deciduous by Jahna Ferron-Smith
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

deciduous by Jahna Ferron-Smith

deciduous

by Jahna Ferron-Smith

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Will Arbery and Layla Khoush

as a part of EST/Youngblood's Spring Forward, Brunch Back

Sunday, November 5, 1pm

Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/current-season-1/2017/11/5/spring-forward-brunch-back

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Chaperones by Colette Robert
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

Chaperones by Colette Robert

Chaperones

by Colette Robert

directed by Kelli Lynn Harrison

featuring Gary Jaffe, Skylar Landsee, and Pia Wilson

as a part of F* It Club's F* Up Halloween

October 31, 7:30pm

Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor

http://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=2bc796807776d145f1e722546&id=c89124b383

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Men with Tall Hats by Amanda Keating
Oct
24
to Oct 28

Men with Tall Hats by Amanda Keating

Men With Tall Hats

written by Amanda Keating

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Lilli Stein, Jack Plowe, Chris Wight, & Allyson Morgan

as a part of Asking for Trouble 2017

Series A

Tuesday, 10/24, 7pm

Thursday, 10/26, 9pm

Saturday, 10/28, 9pm

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/current-season-1/2017/10/18/series-a-asking-for-trouble-17

 

 

 

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The Harriet Holland Social Club presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Harriet Holland Social Club presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel

"You are cordially invited to the black society event of the year!"

The Harriet Holland Social Club presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel

a play with music

written and directed by Colette Robert

music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney

featuring Brittany K. Allen, Lynae DePriest, Jessica Frances Dukes, Claire Fort, Shelley Fort, Margaret Ivey, Starr Kirkland, Erin Roche, Akyiaa Wilson, Amelia Workman, and Jehan O. Young.

Monday, October 9, 7pm

New Georges' The Room
520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor

Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, e-mail info@newgeorges.org

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Icons/Idols: Irene by Helen Banner and Grace Oberhofer
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Icons/Idols: Irene by Helen Banner and Grace Oberhofer

ICONS/IDOLS: Irene

a developmental reading

from the Byzantine Choral Project

book and lyrics by Helen Banner
composed by Grace Oberhofer
directed by Colette Robert

supported by the Opera America Discovery Grant 2017

Mixing music, movement and text, ICONS/IDOLS recovers the secret history of these purple empresses as they ascend in a society with deep animosity towards female rule. Deeply committed to religious icons, these powerful empresses sacrifice personal relationships in an attempt to gain enough power to re-introduce them into an empire that fiercely and violently opposes iconography. ICONS/IDOLS is under development during the 2017-2018 season through the Opera America Discovery Grant.

October 1st at 7:00pm

Opera America Center, Rehearsal Hall, 330 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

The reading of ICONS/IDOLS is free and open to the public, and seats may be reserved here (please note, capacity is somewhat limited)

Featuring Lajari Anne, Julie Benko, Faye Chiao, Isabella Dawis, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Jenna Hokanson, Caitlyn McKechney,  Maria Slye, Katherine Weber

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(an excerpt from) The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

(an excerpt from) The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel

an excerpt of

The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel

written and directed by Colette Robert

original music and lyrics by Dionne Mcclain-Freeney

featuring Margaret Ivey, Gina Simone, Renika Williams, Akyiaa Wilson, and Jehan O. Young

as a part of New Georges' Audrey Residency Summit

Sunday, September 17, 6:30pm

The Room, 520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor

http://www.newgeorges.org/uncategorized/summit/

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After Dad by Cary Gitter
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

After Dad by Cary Gitter

a staged reading of

After Dad

by Cary Gitter

featuring Zach Grenier, Keilly McQuail, Patricia Randell, Jennifer Tsay, and Kurt Uy

produced by West of 10th in conjunction with The Dramatists Guild

Monday, July 31st, 7pm

The Dramatists Guild's Music Hall, 1501 Broadway, Suite 701, New York

 

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The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel

a reading of

The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel

written and directed by Colette Robert

original music and lyrics by Dionne Mcclain-Freeney

featuring Brittany K. Allen, Lynae DePriest, Claire Fort, Shelley Fort, Ayesha Jordan, Starr Kirkland, Melissa Mickens, Cristina Pitter, Renika Williams, Akyiaa Wilson, Jehan O. Young

Sunday, June 25th, 8pm in the Great Room at South Oxford Space (aka A.R.T. New York, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)

“The Harriet Holland Social Club” re-imagines a black debutante ball as an immersive piece of theatre. Guided by an Emcee, we follow six young black women as they navigate “The Black Society Event of the Year” from getting dressed backstage through the crowning of a bright and shiny brand new Miss Star-Burst. This project explores the history and language of “presenting” black female bodies and the interplay of race, class, gender, and economics.

To RSVP: http://www.maboumines.org/production/2017-resident-artist-showings/

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The New Georges Jamboree
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

The New Georges Jamboree

We added a bunch of seriously zesty Jammers into the mix last fall, so this batch of Jam is especially sweet and ripe for the sharing! Peek into the fierce imaginations of some darn persuasive new theatermakers... one night only, but they've been working all year!

Featuring these highly theatrical collaborations:
Zarina Shea & Nicole A. Watson
Julia May Jonas & Sarah Hughes
Lindsay Joelle & Colette Robert
Krista Knight & Kat Yen
Kim Davies & Lisa Szolovits (make an app!)
Kristine Haruna Lee & Morgan Green
Tasha Gordon-Solmon & Christina Roussos
Sarah Einspanier & Caitlin Sullivan
Helen Banner & Sarah Krohn
... and Normandy Sherwood, too!

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How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter
May
14
to Jun 5

How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter

featuring Lucy DeVito and Eli Gelb

directed by Colette Robert

Scenic Designer: Jason Ardizzone-West
Costume Designer: Heather Carey
Lighting Designer: Greg MacPherson
Sound Designer: John Salutz
Properties Master: Miller Pyke
Production Stage Manager: Eileen Lalley
Casting: Tom Rowan
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Ally Namishia

as a part of The 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays, Series A

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/currentseason/2017/4/24/36th-marathon-series-a

 

 

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Masque by Bleu Beckford-Burrell
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Masque by Bleu Beckford-Burrell

Masque

by Bleu Beckford- Burrell

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Erica Lutz, Al-nisa Petty, Cristina Pitter, Ruffin Prentiss III, and Jordan Spoon

as part of EST/Youngblood's Yearning to Brunch Free

Sunday, April 2, 1pm

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/currentseason/yearning-to-brunch-free

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New York Madness
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

New York Madness

For this very special edition of NYMadness in honor of Women's History Month, we'll be upping the game to a full 100% female playwrights and directors!

We hope you'll join us for this Special Edition of March Madness!

PUT ON YOUR FACE Madness

Writer/Director Teams:
Sarah Bernstein / Emily Lyon
Cesi Davidson / Lu Bellini
Monet Hurst-Mendoza / Tatiana Pandiani
Krista Knight / Alex Keegan
Mariah MacCarthy / Michele Travis
Liz Morgan / Virginia Grise
Nandita Shenoy / Dina Vovsi
Charly Evon Simpson / Colette Robert
Crystal Skillman / Illana Stein

With the acting ensemble:
Brittany K. Allen, Lauren Annunziata, Grace Bernardo, Kalwisa Brewster*, Maybe Burke, Michelle Capor, Tocarra Cash*, Judy W. Chen*, Ugo Chuwu*, Bisa Dawes, Charles Everett*, Katie Fabel*, Jacqueline Guillen, Carmen LoBue, Michael Markham*, Zakiya Markland*, Sevrin Ann Mason*, Melissa Mickens*, Marie Elena O'Brien*, Lamar Perry*, Cristina Pitter, Leah Raymond, Stacey Raymond*, Marnie Schulenberg*, and Nandita Shenoy*
*members of Actors Equity

Curated by Illana Stein and Dina Vovsi

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