Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th St. (Between 8 and 9 Avenues, right around the corner from Chelsea Market!)
for tickets: Ticket Central.com or (212) 279-4200
SPATTER PATTERN: or How I Got Away with It
Written by Neal Bell
Directed by Jim Petosa
A screenwriter becomes entangled in the life of a university professor
under investigation for a grisly murder. What begins as self-interest soon
gives way to empathy, and a bond between men from seemingly opposite
worlds inexorably deepens.
The title comes from forensic medicine, describing the direction in which blood has spurted from a fatal wound.
Written by Steven Dykes
Directed by Cheryl Faraone
(Alex Draper in PLEVNA: meditations on hatred, 2010)
Territories tells two erotic stories of betrayal and voyeurism: in The Spoils, an army official with a romantic’s faith in the power of music finds his idealism shattered by a quartet of women who survive by compromise; a light gathering of dust is a highly sexual, darkly humorous study of the damage inflicted on lovers by a government that rewards personal betrayal.
Music for The Spoils composed by Paul Englishby.
VICTORY : Choices in Reaction
Directed by Richard Romagnoli
(Jan Maxwell in Scenes from an Execution, 2008)
A comic, bawdy, passionate play set in the chaos of the Restoration in 1660. Bradshaw, the widow of a Republican intellectual, discovering the fate of her husband’s body,
sets out on a journey of personal exploration….a play about self-knowledge and personal survival in a disorderly and scandalous epoch of English history.
AND, a summer capstone: THE 25 ON 25 EVENT
a daylong celebration of PTP/NYC’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY on Monday July 25th
with new work by playwrights emerging and known
(All writers, directors and actors are graduates of
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th Street: FREE!
1:00 pm Brakeman's Light
by Noah Mease
Directed by Rebecca Wear
with Ele Woods, Christo Grabowski, Cori Hundt, Mike Kessler
stage directions: Eric Marlin
A group of not-quite-adults in
a nowhere town search for the mysterious light they may have seen in the woods
when they were childhood friends.
Created and performed by David Malinsky
by Emily Feldman
Directed by Alec Strum
with Lucas Kavner, Andrew Zox, Julia Proctor
Rishabh Kashyap, Adam Milano, Sasha Hirsch
stage directions: Gillian Durkee
When President Rutherford B. Hayes welcomes the first telephone to the White House, the possibilities for bringing his states and citizens closer together seem limitless. To everyone but him.
3:15 pm Matilda and the Bald Man
by Willie Orbison
Directed by Alec Strum
with Peter B. Schmitz and Meghan Nesmith
When Matilda wakes up in the afterlife, all she finds is a Bald Man.
430 pm The Rwandans’ Visit
by Daniel Sauermilch
Directed by Michole Biancosino
with Aidan Sullivan, Michael Wrynn Doyle, Cassidy Freeman,
James Matthew Ryan
stage directions: Lindsey Messmore
When two dysfunctional married
couples at a dinner party discuss the fate of two Rwandan exchange
6:00 It’s Not Easy Being
by Jake Jeppson
Directed by Kate Pines
with Christian Parker, Adam Ludwig, Lily Balsen,
Michaela Lieberman, Willy McKay
On the eve of a massive protest in Washington, DC, a troubled man welcomes the ghost of Jim Henson to his house to help him with a new arts and crafts project.
7:00 I’ll be There for You
written and performed by David Barlow
David Barlow tells a true story of his harrowing and hilarious encounter with a woman who is beyond blotto.
7:30 pm selections from The Marriage Play
written and directed by John Kolvenbach
with Alex Draper, Lynn Hawley, Lilli Stein, Mat Nakitare
stage directions: Emily Rosenkrantz
A backstage comedy about a veteran actor trying to keep his marriage from falling apart.
8:45pm selections from Just for Now/All That Lies Ahead
By Daphne Francesca Gil
with Vanessa Branch
wry looks at women navigating the 21st century
9:15pm selections from The Watershed Examinations
by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland
with Ana Reeder
snatches of a future where kids are the state’s choice
9:45 pm selections from The Body of an American
by Dan O’Brien
Directed by Christian Parker
with Alex Draper, Andrew Zox
War reporter Paul Watson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of a fallen American soldier in the streets of Mogadishu in 1993, has witnessed some of the most devastating scenes in modern history. As the ghosts of tragedies he’s recorded bear down on him, he crosses paths with playwright Dan O’Brien, who’s battling ghosts of his own. In locations as varied as Kabul, Los Angeles and the Canadian High Arctic, the two men form a tentative friendship in a quest for absolution.
10:30 pm How I Saved America - Parts 1-4
Written and Directed by Dana Yeaton
A solo show featuring Sheyenne Brown as the young firebrand who declares her own "One-Woman March" to fix what's wrong with this damned country.