G45 Productions


June 29- July 2 2017


IN RESIDENCE: June 27- July 2, 2017

Over the course of a one week residency, four young playwrights will collaborate with G45 Productions to develop their own new works. Through intensive workshopping, rehearsal, and feedback sessions with actors and artistic consultants from the G45 ensemble, the playwrights will develop their voices, build collaboration skills, and ultimately refine their scripts and their storytelling. The residency will culminate in a series of readings at IRT that will be open to the public.

The playwrights who will be showcased are from a variety of backgrounds, as are their works. Some pieces are in their infancy, some are years into development, but each one tells an extremely powerful, incisive story.


June 30th – 8pm
Here Be Monsters by India Kotis

July 1st – 8pm
Cupid’s Corner by Parade Stone

July 2nd – 2pm
Laced by Samantha Mueller

July 2nd – 7pm
Matriarchs by Shara Feit
PRICE: $10.00
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Festival Producers: Michael Herwitz, Zeke St. John

SHOW: Here Be Monsters
Friday, June 30 at 8pm
DIRECTOR: Charlotte Durkee
Sybille – Delia Cunningham*
Rebecca – Claire Glubiak
Russ – Charlie Baker
Bodhi – Zeke St. John*
Kellan – Jordan Knitzer
Sarah – Paige Simunovuch

Sybille’s father is dying and the world is about to end. Grappling with an environmental awakening and resisting her caretaker responsibilities, Sybille prepares to say goodbye to the world as she knows it. Here Be Monsters is a play about grieving the things you can still see and touch before you are ready, before they are gone.

Saturday, July 1 @ 8pm
PLAYWRIGHT: Parade Stone
DIRECTOR: Sadie Scott
Sadie – Lucy Consagra
Saraphina – Tiffany Scott
Andrew – Evan Reiser
Doug – Tommaso di Blasi
Celia – Alex Beechko
Sex Robots – Sarah Catherine Hook

Cupid’s Corner is the trendiest way for customers to take control of their love life! When Tinder meets McDonald’s, a group of college students learn to create a “perfect person” in Parade Stone’s futuristic new comedy about dating behind a screen.

Sunday, July 2 at 2
PLAYWRIGHT: Samantha Mueller
DIRECTOR: Gina Marie Hayes
DRAMATURG: Rebecca Adelsheim
MINNOW – Tatyana Aravena
CAT – Isabella Miehel
AUDRA – Nhumi Threadgil

The night after a queer bar in Ybor City is vandalized, three twenty-something bartenders gather to grieve, riot, and piece together events of the night before. Fiery and poetic, Laced ferociously celebrates the spaces in which we find our truest selves.

July 2 at 7pm
DIRECTOR: Michael Herwitz
Miriam – Talia Bornstein
Rachel – Delia Cunningham
Rivka – Isabel Rotstein
House/Sarah – Maya Moskowitz
Leah – Leilah Rosen

Aba is dead, Ima is missing, Rivka is pregnant, Leah is in crisis, Rachel is making vagina-shaped earings and Miriam has returned home. Hilarious and moving, The Matriarchs is about sitting shiva when the front door gets locked.

G45 Productions is an artistic collective made up of 25 young artists from New York City, all recent graduates of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts. This marks the 3rd annual summer season for the company, bringing G45 members together to produce diverse, actor-driven theatrical works. Their mainstage production last summer, Where We’re Born by Lucy Thurber, had a sold out run at the Flea Theater, and their New Works Development Series at IRT has partnered with the brilliant India Kotis for the second year in a row to workshop her play, Here Be Monsters.

You can check them out at their website- CLICK HERE, on Instagram at g45productions, or on Twitter @g45productions.

You can also check out this profile of their work in American Theatre Magazine: CLICK HERE

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 and Mike Daisey.

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.***