In a small apartment getting smaller, two actors play four family members across seven decades and two continents. This intimate drama evinces the pain we pass down and inherit, and offers a testament to how we make art after Auschwitz.
This play has been developed with EST/Youngblood in a reading directed by Colette Robert, and with Clubbed Thumb in a reading directed by Ken Rus Schmoll (upcoming). With dramaturgical support from Sarah Lunnie.
Image: Hannah Höch. Life Portrait. 1973.
A dystopian comedy about gentrification and colonialism. It is 2032 and Williamsburg, Brooklyn becomes Colonial Williamsburg.
This play has been developed with SPACE on Ryder Farm (dramaturg Sarah Lunnie), Clubbed Thumb’s ECWG, EST/Youngblood, and The Hearth (reading directed by Molly Clifford).
Let's get ready together
World premiere at The Tank, June 2018.
Fantasy. Anxiety. Pabst Blue Ribbon. It's freshman year of college. Three 18-year-old girls head off to New England, cry saying goodbye to their moms, and fall madly and platonically in love with each other. Until a hate crime happens on campus--suddenly shedding light on their vast differences and how unprepared they are to handle them. Big-hearted and searingly funny, Let's Get Ready Together exposes the raw vulnerability of female friendships forged on the brink of adulthood.
Directed by Lily Riopelle Co-Produced by Maya Davis and Erin Mizer Helton
Rachel B. Joyce
Scenic Design: Cate McCrea Costume Design: Nicole Slaven Lighting Design: Cha See Sound Design: Valentine Monfeuga Production Stage Manager: Hanako Rodriguez
*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors' Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.
Don't make yourself crazy
On the border between the Upper East Side and Harlem, a young woman and her childhood friend are the last middle class holdouts in their pre-war building. In order to protect the apartment of her late grandmother - a holocaust refugee - from a greedy, narcissistic Wall Street bro, she must harness her grandmother's will to fight for what's rightfully hers in the crucible of gentrification.
3 W, 2 M.
Don't make yourself crazy was produced by Two Headed Rep in October 2016. Lily Riopelle directed.
Directed by Lily Riopelle
Cast: Sarah Chalfie, Paul Karle, Charlotte Otremba, James Ross, Vickie Varnuska
Set by Cate McCrea
Costumes byNicole Slaven
Lights by Cheyenne Sykes
Sound by Lawrence Schrober
Photos by Evan Zimmerman
Vişne Bahçesi (Adaptation of the Cherry Orchard in Istanbul)
In May 2013, protests broke out in Turkey over plans by the government to replace Istanbul’s Gezi Park with a new shopping mall and apartments. In July 2013, elsewhere in the city, the government began bulldozing the Yedikule gardens that line the fifth-century Byzantine walls of old Constantinople. In the eyes of the protestors, the government's plans put development at odds with historical memory, sustainable living, and preservation. Immediately following the first round of voting in Turkey’s 2014 presidential election, New Brooklyn Theatre, in association with Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, staged a site-specific production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in Turkish in Istanbul.
Vişne Bahçesi (The Cherry Orchard) was produced in Istanbul's Yedikule Gardens in August 2014.
Adaptation co-written by Courtney Nelson, Jonathan Solari, and Lizzie Stern
Directed by Jonathan Solari Translated byYaprak Ünver Dramaturg: Gwendolyn Collaço Cast: Ahmet Öztürk, Yaprak Ünver, Almira Ince, Özgecan Ayhan, Ferit Çelik, Canberk Doğalı Designed byCourtney Nelson