Stable Cable Lab Co. (Producer, Margaret Dunn) will present the inaugural STATIC: An Intergenerational Playwrights Experiment at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Buzzer 3B) December 13-16, 2017 (Wed-Sat at 7pm, Sat & Sun at 3pm). Tickets ($18 in advance; $20 at the door) may be purchased at www.stablecablelabco.org/tickets.
In the first ever STATIC: An Intergenerational Playwrights Experiment, Stable Cable has commissioned millennial playwright Stephen Brown and baby boomer playwright Tim Pinckney to each write a play exploring a theme that they were mutually excited to dig into. The first act of these two new plays will be presented as double bill workshop productions at IRT Theater.
In The Tourists by Stephen Brown, Peggy and Debra have been to Japan, they've been to Germany, they've even been to Pennsylvania where they stayed on an Amish Farm for a weekend (Debra thought it was weird). But with Debra getting married, Peggy fears their trip to Paris might be their last. Through dance parties, tours of Notre Dame, and the seduction of a really hot bellhop named Dmetri, Peggy tries to hold on to the only thing she has left in the world: her friend Debra. Courtney Ulrich will direct, and the cast will feature Helen Coxe, Talaura Harms, and Will Gallacher.
In Tim Pinckney’s Stir Until Smooth, Kate runs a successful specialty food shop in Brooklyn with her friend Mads. Thanks to an appearance on a baking competition television show, Kate has been asked to write her first cookbook. Along with recipes, the book will celebrate her long friendship with Mads and their late friend, Tommy who was Kate’s best friend and sometime lover. Kate is forced to reexamine their complicated relationship when Tommy’s younger brother Sam shows up, trying to gather information about the brother he never knew. Stir Until Smooth examines letting go of lost loves, the depth of friendship, and the power of baked goods. Carl Andress will direct, and the cast will feature Elizabeth Ward Land, Amy Hohn, and Mike Turner.
STABLE CABLE LAB CO. is a non-profit organization that strives to create an environment for new work and theater artists to flourish. We do this through developmental readings and workshops, ensemble laboratories and training, and productions. We are dedicated to producing new plays that are intrinsically theatrical, ensemble-driven and bold. Upcoming: the world premiere of Hal & Bee by Max Baker, presented in association with New Light Theater Project at 59E59 from March 10-31, 2018. www.stablecablelabco.org
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts, & Mike Daisey. For info visit www.irttheater.org. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Councilmember Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York). www.irttheater.org