Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Rosalind Productions Inc.
224 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014
By Antonio Edwards Suarez and Dale Orlandersmith
Directed by May Adrales
Thursday, June 8 at 5 pm
A solo piece that explores a man’s journey to be a better father. An investigation of who he is and where he comes from. An examination of the sins of his mother and father, race, class, education, pride, masculinity and forgiveness.
Antonio Edwards Suarez has appeared on Broadway in David Mamet’s American Buffalo, directed by Robert Falls, which starred John Leguzamo, Cedric the Entertainer, and Haley Joel Osment; and John Guare’s Chacer in Rome, which starred Carrie Preston, Dick Latessa, and Polly Holiday.
Dael Orlandersmith‘s play Horsedreams was developed at New Dramatists and workshopped at New York Stage and Film Company in 2008, and was performed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in 2011. Orlandersmith’s 2002 Pulitzer-Prize nominated play Yellowman was commissioned by and premiered at McCarter Theatre in a co-production with The Wilma Theater and Long Wharf Theater. Orlandersmith was also a Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Actress in a Play for Yellowman.
By Lally Katz
Directed by Oliver Butler
Starring Estelle Parsons
Tuesday, June 20 at 2 pm
Neighbourhood Watch takes place in the year between Kevin Rudd’s election as Australian Prime Minister and Barack Obama’s as US President. Everything was changing in the Western World and for a brief time anything seemed possible. Ana is a battle hardened Hungarian immigrant veteran of the twentieth century. Catherine is her neighbour twenty-something and waiting for a better world. Can their unlikely friendship outlive the colossal forces of history, the inevitability of death, and a trip to the mall to see Mamma Mia? Neighbourhood Watch is a glorious comedy about hope, death and pets. It’s a classic odd-couple story: opposites attract, and from each other they gain a new understanding. But as the domestic crises accumulate, Neighbourhood Watch takes on a sense of enormity in the midst of the ordinary.
Lally Katz is one of Australia’s most produced playwrights and she writes for film and television. Lally has received many awards and nominations for her work. Neighborhood Watch was nominated for four Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best New Australian Work and Best Mainstage Production. The play was also nominated for an AWGIE, a Helpmann Award and a NSW Premier’s Literary Award. A Golem Story and Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd both won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and Return to Earth was nominated for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award.
Two New Plays
By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Davis McCallum
Wednesday, June 28
Lewiston at 3 pm
Clarkston at 7 pm
At a failing fireworks stand in Lewiston, Idaho, and across the river at a Costco in Clarkston, Washington, two modern day descendants of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark struggle to find a way forward in a world where there’s nothing left to discover.
Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include The Whale (Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations), A Bright New Boise (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination), The Few (at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), A Great Wilderness, Rest, Pocatello, Lewiston, Clarkston, and most recently, The Healing and The Harvest. He is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, a 2012 Whiting Writers Award, the 2008 PONY/Lark Fellowship, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Idaho. His plays have been produced around the country at such theaters as Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center Theatre, Seattle Rep, The Denver Center, South Coast Rep, Williamstown, Victory Gardens, Dallas Theater Center, the Old Globe, and elsewhere. A native of northern Idaho, Sam lives in NYC. He holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard.
Coming in July…
An unplugged concert series where two very different songwriters share new music in an open-studio environment each night. New Songs Now is a chance to drink beer, eat popcorn, and listen to music and speak with the songwriters afterwards about the work.
Be the first to hear their material!
Sunday, July 23 through
Thursday, July 27 at 8:30 pm
Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke
Emily Gardner Hall
And more to come
Lineup subject to change