DECEMBER 13-16, 2017
Wednesday-Friday at 7pm
Saturday at 3pm & 7pm
In the first ever STATIC: An Intergenerational Playwrights Experiment, Stable Cable has commissioned a millennial and baby boomer playwright to each write a play exploring a theme that they were mutually excited to dig into. The first acts of these two plays in process will be presented as double bill workshop productions at IRT Theater.
ABOUT THE PLAYS:
by Stephen Brown
directed by Courtney Ulrich
featuring Helen Coxe, Talaura Harms, & Will Gallacher
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.
Stir Until Smooth
by Tim Pinckney
directed by Carl Andress
featuring Amy Hohn, Elizabeth Ward Land, & Mike Turner
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.
Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm
Thursday, 12/14 at 7pm
Friday, 12/15 at 7pm
Saturday, 12/16 at 3pm & 7pm
PRICE: $18.00 in advance, $20 at the door
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
Producer: Margaret Dunn
Stage Manager: Emma Hogan
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.
PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***
Stephen Brown’s work has been developed or presented by MCC, Page 73, Primary Stages, ESPA, the Road Theatre’s Summer Play Festival, EST/Youngblood, and the Aurora Theatre. He’s been a past winner of the Global Age Project at the Aurora Theatre, a finalist for the Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship, and has received nominations for the Terrence McNally Award and the Boise Contemporary Theatre River Prize. He’s been a member of Page 73’s writers group Interstate 73 and has held residencies at SPACE on Ryder Farm and with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Tim Pinckney started writing plays after ten years as a working actor. His first play, Message to Michael, was produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City and has enjoyed several subsequent regional productions. His play Ever So Humble had its premiere at The Hangar Theatre starring Andréa Burns and Eric T. Miller, directed by Peter Flynn. His play Still at Risk recently had a 29 hour development workshop at Primary Stages, directed by Carl Andress. Other plays include A Perfect Blendship (Workshopped at the Hangar Theatre) and First Refusal (Workshopped at Rattlestick Theatre). Tim’s latest play, A Prehistoric Ritual, was recently completed and he is currently working on the screenplay adaptation of Message to Michael. Tim recently wrote the stage adaptation for the world premiere of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol at the Gerald Lynch Theatre in New York City, starring Douglas Sills, Joshua Henry and Betsy Wolfe. He has also adapted four classic musicals – Hair, On the Twentieth Century, Chess, and Funny Girl – for The Actors Fund’s concert series. In addition to creating events for The Actors Fund, Vineyard Theatre, Lincoln Center, WNYC, The Jacob Burns Film Center, and The Drama League, Tim has traveled all over the map as a contributing writer to Passport Magazine. He was personally selected by Fred Ebb to write the liner notes for the triple platinum Special Limited Edition CD/DVD soundtrack recording of the 2003 Oscar®-winning motion picture Chicago. Tim proudly serves on the advisory board of The Fred Ebb Foundation and the Board of Directors of Mark Stuart Dance Theatre. Originally from Auburn, New York, Tim is a member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Playwrights unit, Actors’ Equity as well as The Dramatists Guild. Tim is represented by Charles Kopelman at Abrams Artists.
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)