Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp • 2022 • The Itch Art Collective • TheatreLab • New York, NY
Matt and Davis are burgeoning, literary intellectuals off on a wild, dreamlike romp around Amsterdam. Well, at least Davis is. Matt is suicidal and ruining Davis' trip. So Davis hires Christina, a (definitely) gorgeous, (presumably) French prostitute to cheer up his friend. After their encounter, Matt falls hard for Christina, who has in turn fallen hard for Davis. Red Light Winter is an intimate, delicate window into the way delusions shape our truth and what we can glean from these slightly refracted parallel realities. Featured: Dan Abbes, Rob Kellogg, and Sophie Smith. Photos by Danny Hidalgo.
HACK by Jordyn Stoessel• 2021 • Boston University
HACK tells the story of a young woman who achieves YouTube stardom after her "What I Eat in a Day" video goes viral. As a budding, unqualified wellness vlogger, she is sponsored by a fasting clinic to embark on a month-long supervised water fast. This play explores themes of disordered eating and the toxicity of social media as well as America's obsession with diet culture. Featured: Jordyn Stoessel, Emma Finnerty, Jackie Romankow.
Jamal, The Black Boy Werewolf by Khadija Bangoura • 2020 • Boston University
Jamal Cooper-Harris is just an average almost 13 year old, or so he thinks. When Jamal and his dads hit a wolf one night, everything in his small world begins to change. He starts having weird dreams and struggles to discover Blackness. But the very Blackness that was becoming beautiful in Jamal’s young mind, now is being turned monstrous by those who surround him, and so is he. Jamal The Black Boy Werewolf is a story of how white people go above and beyond to see the monster in us, but the most grotesque monster of all is white supremacy.
An audio-musical comedy about race, ages 12 and up.
Listeners by Jane Martin• 2019 • Boston University
Eleanor Leftwich is a law-abiding citizen, but technology has identified her to the government as someone who might be holding a few grudges. When her assigned listeners descend to offer her the chance to speak directly to the big guy, she speaks freely -- but for the last time. A darkly comic look at American citizens' freedoms in these days of domestic wiretapping. Featured below: Dayna Cousins, Sam Theobald, and Max White.
"Hippy" from 365 Plays\/365 Days (Suzan Lori-Parks)• 2020
A conversation between a man and woman. Illustrated by Julia Ty Goldberg