Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte
Jul
26
to Aug 5

Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte

Mary's Wedding

by Stephen Massicotte

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Steven Lee Johnson and Marielle Young

Scenic Design: Travis George

Costume Design: Elizabeth Pangburn

Lighting Design: Lara Dubin

Sound Design: David Wiggall

Stage Manager: Katy McGlaughlin

July 26th-August 5th
Thursday 2pm & 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm

15 Middlefield Road
Chester, MA 01011

http://chestertheatre.org/event/marys-wedding/

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Summer Garden Party featuring "Look on Me" from Icons/Idols
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Garden Party featuring "Look on Me" from Icons/Idols

Summer Garden Party
Ice Factory Benefit

To Benefit the 25th Anniversary Season of Ice Factory!

Please join us to celebrate the 25th year of Ice Factory our Obie award-winning summer festival of new work.

Saunter in the evening shade of a summer garden!
Savor the cool refreshment of our custom cocktail and fine wines!
Indulge in games of chance and let us entertain you!
All in the bustling heart of the West Village.

With performances by Byzantine Choral Project (Icons/Idols), David Greenspan (The Myopia), Lenora Champagne (TRACES/fadesWants)  and Catherine Brookman (Girl of the Golden West, The Upper Room) and more!

Thursday, June 21, 6-8pm

Jefferson Market Garden, 14 Greenwich Avenue

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In Transit by Cary Gitter
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

In Transit by Cary Gitter

In Transit

by Cary Gitter

featuring Alex Grubbs and Turna Mete

as a part of EST/Youngblood's Oh the Places You'll BRUNCH

at The 52nd Street Project, 789 10th Avenue

Sunday, June 3rd, 2pm

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/current-season-1/2018/2/4/ohthebrunchesyoullbrunch

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Baton by Deneen Reynolds-Knott
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Baton by Deneen Reynolds-Knott

a reading of 

Baton 

by Deneen Reynolds-Knott

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Raife Baker, Reginald Barnes, Shelley Fort, Carson Lee, Melissa Joyner, and Gabriela Lopez Hernandez

as a part of Rising Circle Theatre Collective's PlayRISE

The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street

Saturday, June 2nd, 7:30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playrise-festival-of-new-works-2018-tickets-45939333784

 

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The New Georges JAMboree
May
15
to May 16

The New Georges JAMboree

Its the 2018 JAMboree from The New Georges Jam, our collaboration-based performance gym for early-career theatermakers

happening in two separate evenings May 15 and 16 at The Tank on W. 36th Street.  Both run under 90 minutes, and therell be drinks and snacks (and Girl Scout cookies  its a Jamboree!) in the lobby after!  Details below.

Tuesday May 15
in The Tanks 99-seat theater, four highly-theatrical projects demonstrate proof of concept in 20-minute workshop showings!


MADONNA col BAMBINO
Sarah Einspanier / Caitlin Sullivan
with music by Deepali Gupta

Ruffles, or, A Progression of Rakes
Normandy Sherwood

We Used to Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time
Julia May Jonas / Sarah Hughes   
with Lanxing Fu,ZoëGeltman,Courtney G. Williams, more
and music by Brian Cavanagh-Strong

plural (love)
Kristine Haruna Lee / Morgan Green
collaborators/performers Jen Goma, Kristine Haruna Lee, Morgan Green

Wednesday May 16
in the 56-seat thrust space, we test drive new works in a variety of formats!


song: The Nuns of Prinkipo from Icons/Idols: The Eunuchs Part One: Prinkipo
Helen Banner / Colette Robert   
with music/music direction by Grace Oberhofer

Whip it Up with Wendy
Tasha Gordon-Solmon / Christina Roussos
with Alex Trow
Whip It Up with celebrity chef and lifestyle guru Wendy G, live onMay 16! 

Meditations Toward a Magnetic North
Tasha Gordon-Solmon / Estefania Fadul
An exploration of memory, history and finding your way home. 

Climate Change: An Opera (with as of yet no music)
Zarina Shea / Sarah Hughes
with Lanxing Fu, Harmony Stempel and Tanyamaria

Stella Stein: A Parable
Zarina Shea / Sarah Krohn
with Matthew Korahais and Zarina Shea

The Garbologists
Lindsay Joelle / Celine Rosenthal

All at 7pm, all at The Tank, 312 W. 36th Street, 2nd floor

in the lobby at The Tank:
our bodies, our in-between-ness,
and other deep thoughts
a dramaturgical installation by Colette Robert and Natalie Robin

The Jam co-leaders, 2016-18: Sarah Krohn & Colette Robert

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The Virginia Wolves by Michael Walek
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

The Virginia Wolves by Michael Walek

The Virginia Wolves

by Michael Walek

music by Tommy Crawford

featuring Brittany Allen, Rachel Lin, Tiniah Powell, Chet Siegel, Charly Evon Simpson, and Lilli Stein

as a part of Rebel without a BRUNCH

at Ensemble Studio Theatre

Sunday, May 6, 1pm

http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/current-season-1/2018/2/4/may-brunch

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House of Tomorrow by Cat Crowley
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

House of Tomorrow by Cat Crowley

a reading of 

House of Tomorrow

by Cat Crowley

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Jennifer Ikeda, Andy Lucien, Kimber Monroe, Bhavesh Patel, Aaron Michael Ray, and Stacey Yen

as a part of P73's Interstate 73 Reading Series

Thursday, April 26, 4pm

Art/NY's Bruce Mitchell Room, 520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10278129

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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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