Gemini Collision Works Repertory at the Brick
Publicity artwork for The Strategist
Two new plays from Gemini Collision Works premiere at the Brick in Williamsburg this month: Purchase, a two-character play set in a somehwat dystopian American future, and The Strategist, a farce inspired by Restoration Comedy that's set in the present-day hipster paradise known as Brooklyn. Both have been recently published right here on Indie Theater Now! Learn more on our podcast with co-creators Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson.
JUST PUBLISHED ON INDIE THEATER NOW
THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS by
Veda Munson, a "possessed" teenager at St. Celestine's convent school circa 1950, creates havoc on students, a handyman, two nuns, a priest and her long lost burlesque queen mother, on the verge of the St. Celestine's annual Christmas pageant.
SISTER SISTER by
For Dirdra and Janice, Mom’s dead and it’s a great day. There’s going to be a celebration, and hopefully nothing will go flying out the window – including one of them. A viciously comic and tense fifteen-year reunion between two sisters on the day of their mother’s unforgettable death.
SWIMMING WITH WHALES by
While visiting his family's secluded cottage on the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina, Owen, a typically urban fifteen-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea.
IN THE COMPANY OF JANE DOE by
Jane Doe wants to get ahead at work, but strange occurrences (like missing reports and snowshoes in her briefcase) keep getting in the way - so when the eccentric Dr. Snafu offers to clone Jane Doe, she jumps at the chance... forgetting to mention her multiple plastic surgeries and landing herself in even deeper trouble.
NEW ON NYTHEATER NOW
Indie Theater Now People of the Year 2013
(December 10, 2013) Indie Theater Now proudly presents the 10th annual People Of The Year. These 15 artists represent the cream of contemporary independent theater. All of them have contributed in multiple ways to the diversity and vitality of NYC theater in the past 12 months. These artists are chosen by nominations from NYTE’s contributors and selected by […]
What’s It All About: Bacharach Reimagined
(December 7, 2013) New Musicals: Nita Congress looks at What’s It All About: Bacharach Reimagined at the New York Theatre Workshop Remember how Mary Martin in Peter Pan responds to Captain Hook’s query “Pan, who and what art thou?” She says “I am youth. I am joy. I am freedom!” Well, that’s the way I felt walking out of […]
If on a Winter’s Night…
(December 7, 2013) Playwrights on New Plays #22: Sergei Burbank looks at Everyday Inferno’s one-act anthology If on a Winter’s Night… playing at The Access Theater Gallery Everyday Inferno’s one-act anthology, If on a Winter’s Night…, presents three disparate works by skilled playwrights and engaging casts. Producing groups tend to try and find common threads to bind together disparate works (who knows […]
(December 6, 2013) Indie Artists on New Plays #29: Loren Noveck comments on Struck at HERE Given its serious and sometimes ominous subject matter—stroke, brain damage, and neuroplasticity; the loss of self we fear with changes to our brain; fear of death and permanent damage—the fact that Struck is shot through with joyousness, with a sense of not just wonder but […]
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Our Newest Indie Theater Podcasts
The God Projekt & Hobo Grunt Cycle by Kevin Augustine: Martin Denton talks with Kevin Augustine, puppeteer, playwright, designer and actor, about his two upcoming shows The God Projekt (co-written and co-directed with Edward Einhorn)and Hobo Grunt Cycle. Kevin talks about past projects, his creative process the themes of both plays and much more. And you'll be surprised to learn what Kevin is doing at the Met.
Purchase & The Strategist by Ian W. Hill & Berit Johnson: Martin Denton is joined by Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson to discuss the newest plays they will be putting up at the Brick Theater in November. Not only will you learn a great deal of background about these 2 plays, you will also hear anecdotes about events dating back to 1989 -- a trove of indie history.
United Solo Festival #2: Martin Denton talks with four United Solo participants: Julian Goldhagen (poetry about how difficult it is to be in your twenties), Sarah Elizabeth Greer (BIO-HAZARD: a relative comedy), Adelind Horan (Cry of the Mountain), Erin Layton (Magdalen). The background stories are fascinating and you'll also get to hear short excerpts.
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