PYP Alum, Elyse Pitock, set to have her play. Grieving for Fish, premiere at Columbia University’s Glicker-Milstein Theater!
One of this fall’s two full-length NOMADS productions, “Grieving for Fish” is Elyse Pitock’s original play about feeling alone and overwhelmed in the obstacle course of freshman year. Inspired by interviews with Columbia University students, this play is a funny, poignant, and thought-provoking piece that sheds light on the unspoken truths of adjusting to college in 2013.
PYP Alum, Pascale Smith, set to have her play, Oh My Darling, premiere at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center.My first production at Fordham Lincoln Center is coming up very soon! It’s a new play of mine called “Oh My Darling,” and it runs November 11th-13th.
I’m working with an amazing director named Patrick McNulty, as well as some incredible student actors and designers. I’m so excited to share it with everyone, and it would mean a lot if you could come to one of the performances!
By: Emma O’Neill-Dietal (Masterman High School/9th Grade)
Last weekend I went to Baltimore to see a performance of Dance of the Holy Ghosts, written by my mentor Marcus Gardley. Marcus wasn’t there but it was an incredible experience nonetheless. Dance of the Holy Ghosts is a play about a man who tries to hide from his past, which is riddled with misdeeds, but also times of love and happiness. He succeeds at keeping to himself until his grandson comes to visit and his past comes rushing back. The play is a collection of snapshots from the man’s memories and those of his daughter and grandson, interspersed with the man’s interaction with his grandson during the visit. Together, the memories weave a beautiful, poignant, sad, but at times, funny story. It tells of the family and how each person chose to move on from tragedy and deal with unwanted memories they are forced to confront. Dance of the Holy Ghosts was truly amazing and very inspiring for me as a writer. The writing was very poetic and all of the dialogue flowed perfectly. Smooth, realistic dialogue is something I have been striving towards in my own writing, so it was very helpful for me to see a play in which the dialogue was so perfectly formed. Marcus also incorporated music into his play. I love musicals, but including music into one of my own plays something I have pondered occasionally but have been quite scared of exploring. Marcus’s play encouraged me to look into adding a little bit of music into a play in the future. Seeing Dance of the Holy Ghosts was a wonderful experience and gave me many new ideas that I will continue to think about as I write my PVMP play this year.
Paula Vogel Mentors Project is made by possible by the generous support of the Independence Foundation New Theatre Works Initiative, the Nessa Forman (& Family) Fund at The Philadelphia Foundation, and Honorary Producers, Virginia & Harvey Kimmel.
Greetings Friends and Colleagues,
I’m thrilled to invite you to the launch of the SUN RA Visitation Series Thursday, November 14th at 9:30pm starring the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, led by Greg Tate. This begins a series of dates at Joe’s Pub exploring the lives, tunes, and afrofuturist dimensions of avant-garde bandleader Sun Ra. These gigs, in preparation for a 2015 run at LaMaMa E.T.C., will feel like festive jazz concerts featuring text breakouts, an 11 piece jazz band, flying things, and some funky hats, currently in development.
The spirit of Sun Ra touches down in the east village! An evening of conjuration and fabulation led by director Charlotte Brathwaite pairing text from Sylvan Oswald’s award-winning play SUN RA with live music from the Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Costumes and cosmic properties by Abigail DeVille and Machine Dazzle. Lights by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances by Hubert Point-Du Jour and Ayesha Ngaujah. Graphics by Nontsikelelo Mutiti. Produced by Anne Erbe in advance of our 2015 run at La MaMa E.T.C.
Supported by a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant.
Tix on sale now for 11/14!
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Next series date: January 9, 2014.