PAST PERFORMANCES AT THE ALCHEMICAL
Nov 19th–21st, 2021
Into The Woods
presented by Off-Brand Opera
Directed by Christine Duncan
Off-Brand Opera’s inaugural season will kick off with three performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway fairytale classic, Into the Woods, on November 19-21 at Alchemical Studios (104 W 14th Street). Tickets are now on sale for this intimate and semi-immersive show!
In this production, Off-Brand Opera explores what happens when a diverse set of musicians bring their own performance styles and techniques to a classic show. The cast and pianists come from backgrounds in opera, musical theater, pop, folk, and cabaret. What will happen when they bring their varied vocal talents and stylings into the fairy tale world?
Directed by Christine Duncan
Music Directed by Erin Kennedy
Pianists Jake Landau & Tiehan Pan
Featuring Stacey Canterbury, Camber Carpenter, Michael Celentano, Alexia DelGiudice, Christine Duncan, Brendan Hartnett, EB Hinnant, Jeff Germann, Erin Kennedy, Anna Larranaga, Gwen Miller, Kristina Shafranski, Veronica Shea, and David Smolokoff
For more information, visit Off-Brand Opera
Fri Nov 19 – Sat Nov 20 at 7:30PM
Sun Nov 21 at 3pm
The White Box Theatre A - 3rd floor
Tix are $20-45 and available here
For ticketing questions or concerns, please email email@example.com
NOV 19th, 2021
SUNY PACC Tour
presented by Ensemble Decipher
The modular and technology-focused experimental music group, Ensemble Decipher, performs a program of new works from their unique, technologically inflected repertoire at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory on November 19th, 2021. The program will feature a world premiere by Darian Donovan Thomas and a guest appearance by the polymath violinist and composer Mari Kimura.
Since its founding as a laptop ensemble in 2017, Ensemble Decipher has evolved into a flexible, adventurous ensemble dedicated to advancing the work of composers and sound artists experimenting with vintage, contemporary, and emerging technologies, with the laptop serving as the central hub of connection.
Modernized Memorist by Darian Donovan Thomas, world premiere
KISMET by Mari Kimura, featuring a guest performance by Mari Kimura
...the art of failure by Kamala Sankaram
Riddle Me by Jamie Leigh Sampson
Monolith by Paul Leary
coat by Rob Cosgrove
Friday Nov 19th at 7:30pm, door at 7:00pm
Studio One - ground floor
Tix are $15 and available here or at the door!
Ensemble Decipher’s performance at the Alchemical Studio Laboratory is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. LMCC serves, connects and makes space for artists and community. The programming at SUNY Oswego is supported in part by the SUNY Oswego Student Arts Fee, Administered by ARTSwego. We are also grateful for the support of the JackTrip foundation, the SUNY PACC Prize, the Ethos New Music Society, and Stony Brook University’s Department of Music.
Nov 5th–6th, 2021
A Women's Suffrage
A Staged Reading
The Pleiades Project
directed by Caroline Miller
With a generous grant from the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council, The Pleiades Project presents the stories of the trail-blazing leaders and watershed moments of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.
As the centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment approached in 2020, The Pleiades Project was inspired to create and produce a music-theater work in conversation with this milestone event in American history. With a generous grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and co-created by November Christine, Noelle McMurtry, and Caroline Miller, A Women’s Suffrage Splendiferous Extravaganza! was born, inspired by turn-of-the-20th-Century vaudeville.
In A Women’s Suffrage Splendiferous Extravaganza!, our daring Maestra Impresaria & her dynamic troupe present the stories of the trail-blazing leaders and watershed moments of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Through unique adaptations of suffrage propaganda, popular music from the Library of Congress Archive: Songs of Suffrage, and newly-commissioned songs from NYC-based composer Lacy Rose, we endeavor to showcase the breadth & diversity within this eight-decade long struggle, including the pivotal contributions of suffragists of color, who have been continually marginalized and erased from our collective re-telling of the history of the women’s suffrage movement.
Join us on an exhilarating jaunt to celebrate, explore, and problematize this historic fight to win women the vote! By examining the intersection of the voices of American women of the past and women of today, we ask ourselves and our audience to consider how the fight for equality continues in this quest for the enfranchisement of all citizens in our democracy.
November Christine: Co-Creator (Book, Lyrics) & Composer
Lacy Rose: Composer
Noelle McMurtry : Co-Creator (Dramaturg) & Producer
Caroline Miller: Co-Creator (Book, Lyrics), Director & Producer
For more information, visit www.thepleiadesproject.com
Fri Nov 5 – Sat Nov 6, 2021 at 7PM
The Theatre Laboratory - 2nd floor
Tix are $20 and available here
Nov 1st, 2021
Oct 30th, 2021
Oct 30th, 2021
This is Me Eating __
a live immersive experience
presented by Et Alia Theater
This is Me Eating___ started as an online project where women from all over the world were invited to fill in the blank and create a piece of their own that dealt with their relationship to eating and food.
After receiving the City Artist Corps Grant,
Et Alia Theater decided to produce This is Me Eating___
as an immersive, live theater performance.
The themes of food and body image are very specific and unique to different cultures and traditions, yet almost the same in their effect on mental health and societal pressures. From the submissions we received, some felt empowered to “eat” their problems, insecurities, pain, or mental illnesses, while others felt inspired to share their family eating traditions that may not be understood by others.
We will show the potential of dialogue between projection, sound and the physical body, and how this can result in the audience feeling transported in a stimulative and meditative space that feels beyond reality.
Saturday Oct 30, 2021
Studio One - Ground Floor
Each performance cycle is 45 minutes. This is a "human museum" experience. Each cycle will start at the following times:
Cycle one: 4:00-4:45PM
Cycle two: 4:45-5:30PM
Cycle three: 6:15-7:00PM
Cycle four: 7:00-7:45PM
Open Discussion with the team: 8:00-9:00PM
Tix available here
We will limit the number of audience members to 20-25 at a time.
Picture a space with human, flawed bodies expressing what they are “eating” (both metaphorically and literally) through the use of their movements and voices.
Et Alia website
Oct 28th, 2021
Oct 16th, 2021
Through poetry, song, media, and movement Vanessa Rappa and Poetic Theater Productions presents a theatrical experience that sets the audience members in the middle of a dreamscape. Somewhere strange yet familiar, the piece explores isolation, abandonment, and the search for connection, beauty, and certainty. A choreopoem in structure, audiences will follow a being who re-enters and discovers the body and a being who is stuck in one place .
What can be done when you are stuck in a cycle?
Will the repetition ever cease?
What can you do when you try so hard to hold on to
being human, and it keeps falling from your grasp
like a constant punishment?
VANESSA RAPPA & MAYA N. CARTER
Saturday Oct 16, 2021
CYCLES BEING PRESENTED AT
3:00 PM, 4:00PM, 7:00 PM, & 8:00 PM
Studio One - ground floor
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can to $25
and available here
Oct 10th, 2021
A reading of Lia Romeo's College Collaboration Project play Greek Tragedy.
The play has been developed in collaboration with Centre College and Wells College
during the 2020/21 academic year. “Greek Tragedy” is a story of a social media
influencer. It explores societies need for fame, recognition, addiction, enabling,...
This was an exciting play to explore during the isolation of the pandemic - it is even
more exciting to share with you as we are coming back to in person gatherings.
A beautiful play. I hope you'll join us.
Cast for the reading:
Michelle Chan (Centre College)
Lisa Jill Anderson
John Bingaman (Centre College)
Stage Directions - Avery Sedlacek
Sunday Oct 10 at 3:30PM
Tickets are free. Seating is limited.
To make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The reading will be followed by a talkback with playwright Lia Romeo, Artistic Director Padraic Lillis, and cast- to talk about the play as well as the development process.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Sep 27th–28th, 2019
We spend all our time with the internet. Are you afraid of immersing yourself in the it? Play, like, yell, click, poke, scroll through the interactive world of UPDATE in real life. Strangers become friends, tinder swipes, avatars of themselves in this improvisational performance. But who controls the grid when the grid is everywhere?
UPDATE is an immersive performance-ritual exploring communication in the digital age. Using elements from various artistic disciplines, UPDATE create an interactive landscape that transforms audience into performer and strangers into a community. Come play with us!
Fri Sept 27 – Sat Sept 28
Tickets available here
directed and produced by MICHAEL DELAFLOR
devised + performed by BENJAMIN SATCHEL / ADRIAN COLLINS / SHANNON BARNES / RICHARD PANNULLO / FERNANDO CASABLANCAS / MARLAINA RIEGELSBERGER / JADE MANNS/ DIEGO BLANC ZOCO / SOPHIE VINCENT / AARON J STEWART / CESAR PINZON / IRMAK HATIRLI / NOLA LATTY / HOPE LUNA / MARIANNA HOITT-LANGE
music composed + performed by JON CLANCY / TYLER NEIDERMEYER
creative technologist MATEO HERNANDEZ ALMEYDA
associate producer MARIA-SOFIA HERNANDEZ
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
Sep 14th, 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