The New Collectives


April 28-May 12 2019

IN RESIDENCE: April 16 – May 13, 2019

Three public showings of three works in progress.

Sunday, April 28th
The Attempted Unionization of the Bison City Bread-O-Rama
by Ben Lewis

Sunday, May 5th
The Unrepentant Necrophile
by the coldhearts

Sunday, May12th

Sunday, April 28th @ 7p; Sunday, May 5th @ 7p; Sunday, May 12th @ 7p
PRICE: $10
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Ben Lewis is a writer, director, actor and teaching artist. His play LONESOME DEVIL was produced at Could City in Brooklyn with many BREAD members. His plays have also been produced at The Players Theater, Access Theater, The Red Room, Triskellion Arts, and The Time Square Arts Center, as well as fringe festivals in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. Ben’s play WOLFGIRLS won The Bitter Lemons Innovative Theater Award and received and extended run at The hollywood Fringe Festival. His play HAPPY SAUCE is published in several one-act anthologies. His one-act HOOKER RAFT has been produced five times in NYC in the last three years. Ben is one half of the writing/performing duo LEWIS AND ANDERSON (with fellow BREAD member Lyndsey Anderson) whose work includes SPEECHES AND TOASTS and VERUCA AND DEX TAKE IT BACK! As a teaching artist, Ben has devised original work with young people from inner city housing projects to rural mid-western communities. He earned his BFA from Boston University.

the coldhearts is a touring theater company founded by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan in Brooklyn, New York in 2012. They are founding members of the Twin Cities Horror Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They create devised, music-theatre inspired by the American Gothic. Their shows include The Legend of White Woman Creek, Edgar Allen, and Eddie Poe.

The New Collectives is a New York based theatre and film collective. The company took shape in February 2014 while working on The Witches, a four person adaptation of Macbeth. After a successful workshop production in August 2014, The New Collectives was formed in January 2015. Our mission is to create new, intimate, innovative works drawing inspiration from classic plays, to develop contemporary work, and to cultivate community through outreach and education programming. In July 2015, The New Collectives ran a successful week long Shakespeare summer camp in Brooklyn, forming our education branch, The Young Collectives. The Young Collectives has expanded its education programing to include professional development workshops, in-school workshops, and holiday Shakespeare camps, in addition to our Shakespeare summer camps. In October 2015, The New Collectives, in association with Wandering Bark Theatre Company, produced a full production of The Witches, at The Access Theatre in NYC. In August 2016, TNC brought the world premiere of Sam Gooley’s Steve Got Raped. to the New York International Fringe Festival. The 2017 Season consisted of three full productions: Buyer’s Remorse, a one woman show by company member Mara Gannon, produced at the FRIGID Festival; The Occasion of Existence, an original dance theatre piece based on the book Einstein’s Dreams; and Brendan Kennelly’s modern translation of The Trojan Women. In Mach 2018, The New Collectives was honored to be part of IRT’s 3B Residency program. While in residency at IRT, they produced the world premiere production of Life Brief & Glorious by Bryn Manion and developed three new pieces – THIS an ensemble built full length play by Co-Op Theatre East artists Laura Iris Hill, Robert A. K. Gonyo, and Anna Savant, Zodiac Math A one woman millennial siren song by Elizabeth May, and my favorite flower. a new full length play by Arika Larson, as part of Daily Development Workshop. The rest of the 2018 season consisted a reading of Resident Dramaturg Taylor Beidler’s new play, Groundswell and a full production of Zodiac Math at MITU580.

The New Collectives company members are Giverny Petitmermet, Sarah Moore, Sam Leichter, Justin Ivan Brown, Dan Morrison, Taylor Beidler, Erin Maxon, and Mara Gannon.

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