Gemini Collision Works Repertory at the Brick
Publicity artwork for The Strategist
Two new plays from Gemini Collision Works premiere at the Brick in Williamsburg this month: Purchase, a two-character play set in a somehwat dystopian American future, and The Strategist, a farce inspired by Restoration Comedy that's set in the present-day hipster paradise known as Brooklyn. Both have been recently published right here on Indie Theater Now! Learn more on our podcast with co-creators Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson.
JUST PUBLISHED ON INDIE THEATER NOW
SISTER SISTER by
For Dirdra and Janice, Mom’s dead and it’s a great day. There’s going to be a celebration, and hopefully nothing will go flying out the window – including one of them. A viciously comic and tense fifteen-year reunion between two sisters on the day of their mother’s unforgettable death.
SWIMMING WITH WHALES by
While visiting his family's secluded cottage on the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina, Owen, a typically urban fifteen-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea.
IN THE COMPANY OF JANE DOE by
Jane Doe wants to get ahead at work, but strange occurrences (like missing reports and snowshoes in her briefcase) keep getting in the way - so when the eccentric Dr. Snafu offers to clone Jane Doe, she jumps at the chance... forgetting to mention her multiple plastic surgeries and landing herself in even deeper trouble.
DAD AND THE DOG by
It is the Summer of 1969, and Mom has left with the five kids to live with her parents, and Dad is left with the Family dog, Missy, and that is when everything changed.
NEW ON NYTHEATER NOW
The Cino Night Series
(December 4, 2013) Indie Artists on New Plays #27: Case Aiken Visits Jimmy’s #43 for a Cino Night performance of I Can’t Explain It Better Than That produced by Rising Phoenix Rep Theater is a different animal than more modern art forms like film or television in that it’s a different experience every time an audience sees it. Even […]
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
(November 29, 2013) Indie Artists on New Plays #26: Julie Congress looks at A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at The Walter Kerr Theatre A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is a lighthearted romp in the style of a turn-of-the-century British comedy of manners. To be candid, I have struggled with the writing of this review. There’s really nothing wrong with […]
(November 28, 2013) Indie Artists on New Plays #25: Lynn Marie Macy looks at Family Furniture at The Flea A. R. Gurney who has been writing plays for more than 50 years receives a charming and heart-felt world premiere at The Flea for his latest script Family Furniture. The beauty of the play lies in the script’s simplicity and in the performances of […]
Long Distance Drunk
(November 26, 2013) Playwrights on New Plays #21: Sergei Burbank looks at Distilled Theatre’s production of Long Distance Drunk playing at The Secret Theatre Corey Pajka’s melodrama Long Distance Drunk is an episodic series of vignettes depicting the alternating peaks and valleys in the college/post-college relationship of Meg (Marlowe Holden) and Cameron (Paul Eddy). From the play’s opening moments, it is clear […]
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Our Newest Indie Theater Podcasts
The God Projekt & Hobo Grunt Cycle by Kevin Augustine: Martin Denton talks with Kevin Augustine, puppeteer, playwright, designer and actor, about his two upcoming shows The God Projekt (co-written and co-directed with Edward Einhorn)and Hobo Grunt Cycle. Kevin talks about past projects, his creative process the themes of both plays and much more. And you'll be surprised to learn what Kevin is doing at the Met.
Purchase & The Strategist by Ian W. Hill & Berit Johnson: Martin Denton is joined by Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson to discuss the newest plays they will be putting up at the Brick Theater in November. Not only will you learn a great deal of background about these 2 plays, you will also hear anecdotes about events dating back to 1989 -- a trove of indie history.
United Solo Festival #2: Martin Denton talks with four United Solo participants: Julian Goldhagen (poetry about how difficult it is to be in your twenties), Sarah Elizabeth Greer (BIO-HAZARD: a relative comedy), Adelind Horan (Cry of the Mountain), Erin Layton (Magdalen). The background stories are fascinating and you'll also get to hear short excerpts.
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