We are always creating new work for our community. Check this page for updates on what we’re doing NOW!
Our 2013-14 Season:
How to Break by Aaron Jafferis and the Mixing Texts Collective
October 3-6, 2013
at ECA Arts Hall, 55 Audubon Street, New Haven
Recipient of the Thomas Barbour Playwright’s Award, this new play sneaks into a hospital room with a fake ID, a potty mouth, and a bad case of heartsick. A pediatric hematologist, a folk singer, and a nurse with a beatboxing problem try not to screw up two hospitalized teenagers, a b-boy with sickle cell and a popper with leukemia, as they break through their diagnoses in search of a gut understanding of what it means to be “ill”.
How to Break played a successful run at HERE in NYC last fall. We’re bringing it to New Haven next month with several original cast members, October 3-6 at ECA Arts Hall, New Haven. Tickets on sale now!
Spring 2014 Production TBA
Look for announcements on this spring production in the coming months!
Ignition - a series that will include public events, discussions, play readings of developing work and commissioning artists to create new American Theatre. We successfully produced a series this past season and look forward to our next evening coming this fall!
Mash Up Commissioned Artists:
Obehi Janice: We’ve been working with Obehi for over a year and have created a new work with music based on the first African American colony in Allensworth, CA.
Jon Goode: We’ve created a new play with Jon titled, “Here, tHere and Back Again”, a play for young audiences that takes us on an adventure through time as we follow two kids who find themselves in the least likely of places! Look forward to updates on this work as we prepare to develop it for a premiere in 2014.
Developing new plays:
Silver Bullet by Dexter J. Singleton
Our Executive Director, Dexter J. Singleton has been secretly creating his first full length play since 2007. This new work is the story of a mid-sized U.S. city looking for hope and trying to keep the faith as they deal with the effects of the Great Recession.