March 12-22 2016
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
Dreamscape is happy to host our friends at HAZARD REP to present
by Michael Ross Albert
Directed by Ryan Feyk
With: Jim Anderson. Greg Carere, Jorge Chapa , and Tracy Lynn Farber
A struggling barber has only three days to find his troubled brother, reunite him with his family, and somehow repay a vicious debt collector. The walls of the city are looming higher than ever, and the only option is to escape or die.
Michael Ross Albert (Playwright) is the author of several plays including The Big Sandy River Plays (Jenny Wiley Theatre), The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome (FringeNYC; upcoming publication, “Best American Short Plays” 2014-2015), For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard (Next Stage Theatre Festival; FringeNYC), Karenin’s Anna (Toronto Fringe Festival, winner, “Outstanding New Play,” NOW Magazine), and Starfishes (“Best American Short Plays” 2010-2011). Michael received an MFA in Playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. He is an associate member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
No Angels In The Bushes
by Stephen Foglia
Directed by Brad Raimondo
Tessa will do anything for her son, Felix. But when a far-off war begins to drag the men in the village away, she finds Felix surrounded by dangers she never expected to encounter and is forced to ask herself what she is willing to sacrifice to protect her son, even if it is from himself.
Stephen Foglia (Playwright) is a playwright and director from St. Louis. Stephen’s adaptations of Joyce’s Ulysses and The 1,001 Nights were performed at the Dallas Museum Of Art. His play TINDERSTICKS debuted in a production sponsored by Undermain Theatre in 2013. In 2015 he wrote and directed an immersive detective story, MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE, and a dance-theatre piece, VOYAGER. His play THE WOODKING’S DAUGHTER a workshop production at Dixon Place. Stephen is a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a second-year student in the MFA Playwriting Program at Columbia University.
The Young Folk
by Tom Nieboer
Directed by Maya Evans
“You’ve got yours/
and I’ve got mine/
but we’ll have ours if Father Time is kind.
You’re not sure/
but that’s just fine/
We’ll see where we are ten years down the line.”*
– Noah R., 17, Chemistry/Songwriting Notebook, 11/08
*heart doodles omitted
Tom Nieboer (Playwright) is a New York-based playwright from Mora, Minnesota. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy, and has studied under the tutelage of acclaimed playwrights Beth Henley and Conor McPherson. His work has been produced as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, as well as at The Skylight Theater and The Lyric Theater in Los Angeles. Tom is a founding member of Los Angeles-based theater company The Tavern Rakes.
by Aeneas Sagar Hemphill
Directed by Brad Raimondo
After a violent tragedy tears a hole in the fabric of a community, its residents come together to wrestle with their past they’ve inherited, the present they live in, and the uncertain future they now face.
Aeneas Sagar Hemphill (Playwright) is a New York-based playwright and actor completing his MFA in Playwriting at Columbia University under the guidance of David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, and Charles Mee. There, he has produced his plays Ariadne, A Stitch Here or There: A Sock Tragedy, The Wordless End, an adaptation of the the life and writing of Rabindranath Tagore, The Invisible Sheikh, an examination of the Western narrative of terrorism, and The Troll King Rises, the first of a developing play cycle about the internet and misogyny in gamer culture.
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, Office of Council Member Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.