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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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
8:00 PM20:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
12:30 PM12:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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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