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

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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What Every Girl Should Know by Monica Byrne
Mar
1
to Mar 5

What Every Girl Should Know by Monica Byrne

an NYU/Stella Adler Company Show

directed by Colette Robert

choreography by Kimiye Corwin

featuring Maddie Brown, Caylyn Creager, Julia Lennon, and Bridget McNiff

Scenic Designer: Stephen Davan

Costume Designer: Joey Haws

Lighting Designer: Erin Jones

Sound Designer: Mike Deyo

March 1 7:30pm, March 2 7:30pm, March 4 1:15pm and 6:15pm, March 5 1:15pm

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No Evil: A Cabaret of Resistance
Feb
17
to May 6

No Evil: A Cabaret of Resistance

No Evil: A Cabaret of Resistance

with Jerry Phelps, Elliot Roth, and Karen Thompson

February 17, 9:30pm; Feburary 26, 6:30pm; April 15, 4pm; May 6, 6:30pm

The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street

www.theduplex.com

$15 if you buy in advance//2 drink minimum

Direction: Colette Robert
Musical Direction: Elliot Roth
Drums: Bernice Brooks
Guitar: Jeff Joseph Jeudy
Bass: Jamie Mohamdein

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World Avoided by Andrea Lepcio
Feb
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

World Avoided by Andrea Lepcio

a reading as a part of Ensemble Studio Theatre's First Light Festival

featuring Gilbert Cruz, Stuart Firestein, Alex Herrald, Adrienne Hurd, Polly Lee, Lou Libertore, Hye Yun Park, Diana Ruppe, Keola Simpson, and Brigitte Villieu-Davis

Ensemble Studio Theatre, 545 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor
 

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Congressman Pap Smear by Kristin Slaney
Feb
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Congressman Pap Smear by Kristin Slaney

Congressman Pap Smear

by Kristin Slaney

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Steve Boyer, Hanna Cheek, Cleo Gray, and Thomas Lyons

as a part of EST/Youngblood's Planned ParentBRUNCH

Join the playwrights of Youngblood for five short pieces tackling issues of women's health, public policy and family planning, inspired by Planned Parenthood and its 100 years of care, education, and activism.

Brunch begins at 12:30pm, plays begin at 1pm!

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The First Chanukah by Cary Gitter
Dec
4
12:30pm12:30pm

The First Chanukah by Cary Gitter

The First Chanukah

by Cary Gitter          

directed by Colette Robert

featuring Lily Balsen, Cathy Curtin, Eli Gelb, and Jonathan Silver

as a part of EST/Youngblood's Tidings of Comfort and BRUNCH

Sunday, December 4

Brunch begins at 12:30pm, Plays begin at 1pm

Ensemble Studio Theatre, 545 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor

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Runaway by Shelley Fort
Nov
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Runaway by Shelley Fort

RUNAWAY
Written by Shelley Fort
Directed by Colette Robert

FEATURING:
Shelley Fort
Rania Salem Manganaro
Zhailon Levingston
Diana Oh
Brian D Coats
Miles G. Jackson
Eric Lockley

A young black girl runs away in search of her radical brother with the hope to reunite him with their ailing father. Her city is ruled by a vengeful king. Schools are segregated, members of the LGBTQ community are only allowed in shelters underground, women are punished for purchasing birth control and uttering the word ‘abortion’. In a nation where healing seems impossible, a girl sets out to prove the world wrong.

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

National Black Theatre, 5th Avenue between 125th and 126th

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