PAST PERFORMANCES AT THE ALCHEMICAL
Mar 23rd–29th, 2020
R&R Productions presents
by Austin Pendleton
Uncle Bob is a seldom-produced controversial love story between an HIV-positive recluse and his homophobic nephew, Josh, who is desperate for his uncle's validation.
CAST: Roger Banks & Shenendoah Thompson
Written by venerable playwright and performer Austin Pendleton, Uncle Bob stars Roger Banks and Shenendoah Thompson. Thompson also directs this intense, surprising, smart and profound American play with themes of sexual identity, love and redemption.
Uncle Bob lives in New York as an uproariously articulate hermit, separated from the wife to whom he is devoted - and who is devoted to him. He is visited by his nephew, Josh, who is without a job, without a completed college education, and without any sense of a future, all of which he faces with a wit and nervy desperation that finds its only match in his Uncle Bob. Uncle Bob has AIDS, and Josh has hitched from the Midwest, uninvited (profoundly uninvited), to take care of him. A loving and funny, abrasive and profane face-off ensues.
Shenendoah Thompson: Director
Austin Pendleton: Playwright
UNCLE BOB plays March 23-29.
March 23-29 @ 8pm,
March 28 & 29 @ 3pm.
Mar 6th–23rd, 2020
Wild Ginger Project presents
by Charlotte Ahlin
Roommates and co-dependent best friends Morgan and Circe are longing to do something great with their lives. With nothing to lose, they devise a plan to summon a great ancient deity that will grant them extraordinary power. The spell only requires one thing: the blood of a virgin.
A slapstick comedy about female relationships, facing the future, and a brush with the other side - The Summoning is a spooky and surprising play that guarantees you'll have one hell of a night.
*Equity Approved Showcase.
These actors are appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association.
The Summoning is a participant in the 2020 NY Innovative Theatre Awards. The IT Awards were organized to bring recognition to the great work being done in Off-Off-Broadway and help create a community base for the estimated 40,000 artists working in the Off-Off-Broadway venues. You can vote for The Summoning at www.nyitawards.com!
If you have any accessibility needs, or any other questions, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kat Yen: Director, Set Designer
Elissa Goetschius: Assistant Director
Rachel Oshrin: Stage Manager
Paige Felger: Associate Producer
Teryn Gray: Associate Producer
THE SUMMONING plays March 6-23.
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm,
Sundays & Mondays @ 7pm.
EARLY 2020 UNDER REPAIR
by Carolina de' Castiglioni
Carolina de' Castiglioni and Federica Borlenghi, two Italian multi-disciplinary artists, have joined forces to present Sýrma, a unique contemporary myth, inspired by greek mythology and Dante's Divine Comedy. Starring a multicultural cast, with actresses from six different countries.
Carolina de' Castiglioni, Nadine Reumer, Ekin Naz Demirok,
Sofía Figueroa, Liana Sonenclar and Delfina Cano
Federica Borlenghi, Director
Carolina de' Castiglioni, Playwright
Sýrma, in greek, means 'string.' In Ancient Greece, the world was believed to be predetermined, which meant that free will did not exist. Three women, the Moire, are responsible for each individual's life, represented by a string. Sýrma is a short play set in this kind of universe, where everyone has the illusion of being a decision-maker, while in reality, they are unable to choose their destiny. Everyone, except for one young woman.
Dec 11th–13th, 2019
SYRMA plays Dec 11-13.
Friday – Sunday @ 8p
Face To Face Films presents
The Girl with the Red Hair
by Anthony M. Laura
The Girl with the Red Hair tells the story of Hayley Jones, a young woman admitted into a psychiatric facility who slowly begins to lose her grip on reality, as she struggles to find her own sanity.
Coming off a sold out one-night performance in July, it returns starting December 5th for a two-week run at The Alchemical.
This riveting production is written and directed by Anthony M. Laura, owner of Face to Face Films, an independent film & theater production company. Mr. Laura has worked heavily in film & theater for several years.
The play features a predominately female cast dealing with issues rarely spoken about, yet ones that many people face on an everyday basis such as mental illness, loneliness, abuse, institutionalization and sexuality in all forms.
The outstanding cast features Casey Hartnett returning in the lead role as Hayley Jones. She is joined by a stellar ensemble cast featuring Auberth Bercy, Priya Bond, Vivien Cardone,
Dixie Carroll, Alex Commito, Candy Dato, Margie Foley, Alexandra Rooney and Samantha Yestrebsky.
The creative team includes Anthony M. Laura (Playwright/Director), Sofia Licata (Stage Manager),
Rachel Epstein (Set Designer), Philip Lauto (Composer),
Leona Ross (Makeup) and Robert Massimi / Gimme Shelter Productions (Publicity).
Dec 5th–15th, 2019
THE GIRL WITH THE RED HAIR plays Dec 5-15.
Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7pm,
Saturdays @ 1pm
Sundays @ 3pm
Nov 21st, 2019
a new musical
by Krishna Alexandra & Lorien Patton
What does a freedom fighter look like?
What if she looks like a prostitute with a silver tongue
and a pistol in her garter?
Set in 1916 Dublin, during Ireland’s war of
independence, Dublin Rising is a musical drama
that tells the story of three patriotic Irish women —
a prostitute, a middle-class wife, and a teenage mother
— fighting for their country’s freedom while
waging personal battles for liberation on the
Liam Abate (Douglas)
Krishna Alexandra (Nellie)
Stephano Andreotti (Eoghann)
Cristina Maria Castro (Brigid)
Michelle DellaFave* (Abbess/Aunt Caroline)
Nathan Yates Douglass* (Tim/Padraig Pearse)
Cara Ferro (Rose/Iris)
Chris Jumper* (Liam)
Kate Karen (Mollie)
Maddy Lyons (Saoirse)
Veronica Martell (Josephine)
Jacob Morrell* (Colin)
David Mikofsky (Captian Heath/Dr. Cassidy)
Sofia Bunting Newman* (Meaghann)
Joseph Peterson* (Patrick)
Alex Schecter (Stephen)
Kevin Mathew Taylor* (Aiden)
Christa Vrabel (Genevieve)
Alyssa Weathersby (Fionna/Sister Mary Thomas)
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
DUBLIN RISING shows Nov 21.
Thursday @ 8pm,
in Studio One
Krishna Alexandra, Director, Book, Music & Lyrics
Lórien Patton, Music & Lyrics
Annabelle Lee Revak, Music Director
Samwise Owen, Story Contributor, Dramaturg, Art Director
Hanna Edwards, Producer
Michael Cramer, Producer
Nov 7th–9th, 2019
Makes Sense Theatrics presents
by Matthew Allan West
A One Act Play that explores five Imaginary Friends' lives, their perception of the human world and what being a caregiver truly means.
Jules Forsberg-Lary as "Sprinkle"
Marilyn Wallace as "Luck"
Jake Banasiewicz as "Annabelle"
Lauren E. Butler as "Yaba-Daba"
Shanna Iglesias as "Flugel-Dupes"
Sarah Kennedy, Director
Matthew Allan West, Playwright
Angelica Vicens, Executive Producer
Wylan Ernst, Associate Producer
Stephen Campbell, Assistant Director
Owen Carten, Set Design
Jericha Potvin, Costume Design
Quinn Cunningham, Production Assistant
IMAGINATION ROW plays Nov 7-9.
Friday & Saturday @ 8pm,
Sunday @ 7pm.
NoTime Productions presents
a creative collective
This October, artists are gathering their original creative works to be a part of a weekend of community building art.
We will be hosting a curated collection of pieces at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory to share inspiration, spread awareness of current pressing social and political concerns, and give emerging and established artists a platform to share their thoughtful work in a fully produced showcase.
Proceeds will go towards communities and organizations that support environmental sustainability, and promote new art.
OCT 25th–27th, 2019
RE-NOV-ATE plays Oct 25-27.
Friday – Saturday @ 8pm,
Saturday @ 2pm.
Ab Ovo Company presents
by Simon Stephens
Morning is a dark, coming of age play written by acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens.
We don't want to tell you anything else.
Cast: Allison Boenig, Martin Ortiz, Zach Zamsky, Natalie Shinnick, Ben Swimmer, Christina Leonardi
Directed by: Christina Leonardi
Assistant Director: Maddie Perez Browning
Choreography by: Natalie Shinnick
Music by: Nico Huzella
Lighting Design: Scott Sweitzer
Set Design: Pete Adrian
Costume Design/Photography: Milan Sachs
Sept 19th–23rd, 2019
MORNING plays Sep 19-23.
Thursday – Saturday @ 8pm,
Sunday @ 3pm,
Monday @ 8pm.
Yvonne Hernandez presents
Queer Monologues & Short Plays Too is back!
QUEER MONOLOGUES plays Sep 13-15.
Friday & Saturday @ 7pm,
Sunday @ 4pm.
Sep 13th–15th, 2019
Ruthless Nightingale Theater Company presents
Sep 6th–8th, 2019
by Molly Burdick
What do we choose to remember?
Do we cling to the good memories and bury the things that hurt us?
Caroline and Ronnie were happy together until something tears them apart. Eight months later, they both end up at their beach rental and are stuck there together for two weeks, but something is off.
This is a play about letting go and moving on. It is about digging up the shards of a broken past to sever the ropes that bind us to the memories we’ve constructed for ourselves.
Nia Farrell (Caroline)
Dara Pohl Feldman (Ronnie)
LIGHT GREEN MOSS plays Sep 6-8.
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm.
Rebecca Rovezzi (Director)
Molly Burdick (Playwright)
Dara Pohl Feldman (Artistic Director)
Harley Winzenried (Dramaturg)
Emily Grill (Associate Director)
Domino Mannheim (Lighting Designer)
Torrence Browne (Associate Producer)
SMJ & Gaby Ferrell (Assistant Producers)
Sarah Biery (Stage Manager)
Leana Gardella (Intimacy Director)
Ash Zeitler (Sound Designer)
Theresa Miles (Costume Designer)
Candy 4 Breakfast presents
This is How You
Got Me Naked
It’s the “Dress to Get Laid” Party: Jackie is dressed as a sexy trash bag aka looking good, and ready to hit on her sexy male dancer friend so he will LOVE her so hard he can’t even feel his own body!! Is Jackie destined to be another tragic tale about the perils of hookup culture or will she be the GF of an actual DANCER who is hot? ;)
Development: Ohio University MFA Playwrights’ Workshop
Featuring: Kenzie Klem, Bruce McGlumphy,
Tim Peters, Kristin Yates
Directed by Ben Stockman
Lighting Designer: Moneé Stamp
Party Dresses: Elizabeth Krzyzanowski
Sound Designer: Megan Culley
Movement Consultant: Justin Perez
Producer: Frank Nicholas Poon
May 30th–Jun 2nd, 2019
plays May 30-Jun 2.
Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm.
Running time is 90 minutes, with no intermission.
May 13th–Jun 7th, 2019
Salutations, I'm Creative Dave
by Creative Dave,
a.k.a. Jake Brasch
What happens when a robot attempts
to write a family drama?
Salutations, I'm Creative Dave by Creative Dave
is a new play written from the wonky perspective of a jerry-rigged housekeeping robot. Part family drama, part screwball comedy, part existentialist meltdown, Creative Dave's play will make you laugh, cry, and reexamine your feelings about technology, human beings, and the creative spirit.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND JUST IN TIME FOR PRIDE MONTH!
ALL PROFIT FROM OUR EXTENSION GOES TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S FOREMOST LGBTQIA ORGANIZATIONS!
SALUTATIONS, I'M CREATIVE DAVE plays May 13-17
and Jun 5-7
Wednesday-Friday @ 8pm.
115 minutes with a brief intermission
The raucous new comedy stars
Madeline Barr, Molly Collier *, Hudson Rhotenberry, Tomas Virgadula, and P. Tucker Worley *
*Appearing Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
Written and Directed by Jake Brasch
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Tyler Kion
Sound Design: Billy Winger
Lighting Design: P. Tucker Worley
Set Consultant: Lauren Barber
Costume Consultant: Lizzie Morgan
Development: Bailey Nassetta
Associate Producer: Lucy Livingston