UP Theater Company announces details of their 2014-15 season,
culminating in a Spring production of Epic Poetry by Artistic Director James Bosley.
The company, now in its 5th year of presenting New York premieres of bold new work,
adds a new component this year, aimed at developing two plays in a workshop format.
Development Workshops/Staged Readings (November 2nd – November 23rd, 2014)
These new plays will receive an intense 25-30 hour rehearsal/re-write period to ready them for staged performances:
September Twelfth by Rich Rubin
A taut story about a fireman’s widow whose every step and misstep is judged from the shadow cast by her martyred husband.
We Have Brought Nightmare by John Plummer
A wry new perspective on the filthy lives and of our early Dutch settlers.
“Dead Of Winter” Reading Series (February 2015)
Four new plays will receive exploratory first readings throughout February:
American Drum Circle by Vanessa Shealy
Blue Mystery by Gilbert Girion
Lost/Not Found by Kirby Fields
Tamarack House by Michael Dowling
Spring MainStage Production (May 2015) – Epic Poetry by James Bosley
The odyssey of a teenage girl who journeys through a befouled and dangerous landscape in search of her father, a lost hero of a legendary gang war. Employing the tropes of classic myth in the landscape of a dystopian New York Metropolitan area, the tale redefines the hero’s journey and recognizes that, gender-wise, we may have gotten it wrong from the start.
And of course no UP season would be complete without our off-beat variety shows, “Showing UP” (January 2015), the summer classic reading in Bruce’s Garden/Isham Park (August 2015) and the best party in town – Onward & UPward, our annual benefit gala in April.