The New Collectives
April 24- May 11, 2019
IN RESIDENCE: April 16 – May 13, 2019
To whom should I complain? Did I tell this, Who would believe me?
Vienna is in chaos and every citizen is under surveillance. When the city finds itself in the hands of a new leader aiming to crush every unsavory impulse, how can order be restored and who will be believed when no one is what they seem?
M4M, a modern reimagining of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, is a exploration of lust, power and corruption, where everyone is willing to gamble their morality, risk their soul for sin, and sacrifice the innocent in the name of justice.
Wednesday, April 24th – Saturday, April 27th; Wednesday, May 1st – Saturday, May 4th; Wednesday, May 8th – Saturday, May 11th
TIME: All shows start at 8pm
LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 min
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
Featuring: Sam Leichter*, Alejandra Mangini, Michael Markham*, Sarah Moore, Giverny Petitmermet, Khiry Walker, & Ben Watts
Director Justin Ivan Brown
Set/Projection Designer Ingrid Larson
Sound Designer German Martinez
Lighting Designer Natali Arco
Music Director Elizabeth May
*Appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association
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.
For more information visit www.thenewcollectives.com
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 in Partnership with the City Council, 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.***