Yvonne Hernandez presents


stories of the LGBTQ

Written & Directed by Yvonne Hernandez 

QUEER MONOLOGUES brings real life stories and readings of the LGBTQ to the stage. Come and enjoy an evening of entertaining, poignant and fun stories that will pull ast your heartstrings and will have you laughing and crying the night away. 

Dorian Alex Grey, Dujuana Neville, Gene Gardino, Ginger Kipps, Isaac Boorstin, Jody Doo, Julia Lomba, Kate Dogileva, Liliane Wolf, Mae Cutrona, Phoenix Ximenez, Samantha Algieri & Walter McDermott

FRI – JAN 8 
Both performances at 8PM

JAN 8 – JAN 9, 2016

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March 11–13th, 2022

Self Tape

A New Play by Daniel Duren

















An award winning new play about the institutions that have allowed violent tendencies to persist within the entertainment industry.

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Fri Mar 11 at 7PM

Sat Mar 12 at 4PM & 7PM

Sun Mar 13 at 4PM

The White Box Theatre A - 3rd floor

Tix are $25 and available here

March 8th, 2022



A collaboration of
Black Women's March
& The Alchemical

An event celebrating Black women’s creativity, work and achievements. There will be many specific events going on between 3PM - 6.30PM in each of the rooms .

Envisioned by Caroline Gombé

Assisted by Gia Lisa Krahne


Jessica Pinkett (dance & spoken word) 3-4:30PM  

Mony Nation (video installation & photo exhibit) 3-6PM 
Lucy Baptiste (exhibit & free portraits) 3-6:30PM 

Black Feminists Matter ("wine down lift up") 4:30-6PM 

Black Voices Matter (Abolition Room) 3-6:30PM 

including a protest sign exhibition and display of the full campaign featuring 174 notable Black women, which BWM is petitioning to be included in the school books. 

International Women's Day Event
by, for & with Black Women


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Tues March 8 from 3-6:30PM    

The entire 3rd floor - Studios A, C, D and E


All are welcome to come celebrate Black women!

For My People

A revolutionary evening of theatre, visual arts, music & joy
is a celebration of- and created by, with and for Black women.

The 7pm Stage reading will be followed by a meet & greet - some snacks and champagne, music and a chance to meet more fabulous Black women.


Featuring the writings of Audre Lorde, Assata Shakur, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ida B. Wells, Anna Julia Cooper, Angela Davis, bell hooks, Michelle Alexander and Margaret Walker. 

Directed by Caroline Gombé

Actors: Alexis Yapo, Ameirah Neal, Caroline Gombé,

Gabbie Jackson, Jes Davis and Kimberly Bernard.

Projections / Montage: The Illuminator

Protest Photography Collage: Lucy Baptiste

Live Filming: Jarrett Robertson

Sound: Jack Holloway
Lights: Alchemical Studios
Stage Manager: Curtis Howard

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Tues March 8 at 7PM    

The White Box Theatre A - 3rd floor

Tix are free and available only to (all) Black women here

–as it is our celebration. Seating is limited. Please reserve today.

A collaboration of:
The Illuminator (projections & montage)
Lucy Baptiste (protest photography collage)
Black Chef Movement (refreshments)
Cush Center (gift bags)
& Alchemical Studios (venue)



DEC 11TH–12th, 2021

Australian Theatre Festival NYC


Saturday December 11 – 2pm matinee

Milk by Dylan Van Den Berg (Staged Reading)

Directed by Sam Cook

Starring Matt Coleman, Sam Cook, Madison Prince

“On the precipice of something life changing, a young Palawa man plunges into an exploration of self and Country.”

Milk was first produced by The Street at The Street Theatre, Canberra Australia on 4 June 2021.


Saturday December 11 – 8pm
Single Asian Female by Michelle Law (Staged Reading)

Directed by Genevieve Wilson

Starring Alanah Allen, Hannah Bailey, Rebecca Ho, Nathan Spiteri, Rosie Yates.
*Further casting to be announced.

“Skewering race and gender in contemporary society, Michelle Law’s debut play is as fierce and funny as it is vital. It’s Australian domesticity like you’ve never seen it before.”

Sunday December 12 – 1pm

Industry Panel - Building community as an expat living in the U.S.

With America Josh (Aussie expat guide for moving to America), Sam Cook (Founder, United Stages Collective), Analisa Bell (Australian Women in New York) and more!

Sunday December 12 – 3pm matinee

The Tiniest Thing by Richard Jordan (Staged Reading) *The 2020 New Play Award Winner

Directed by Mark Barford

Starring Jillian Geurts, Carla Kissane, Ben McHugh, Kathleen Simmonds, Kaye Tuckerman.
*Further casting to be announced.

“​​The Tiniest Thing explores climate change denialism and inter-generational inheritance within a fateful weekend for one Brisbane family. Do we only ever choose what we want to believe?”

Thanks to our 2021 Festival Sponsor Australian Consulate-General New York along with our supporters Toby Carrington,
and Anonymous Donors (3). The 2021 New Play Award is sponsored by Andrew J. Martin-Weber and Shane & Cathryn Brennan

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

Nov 19th–21st, 2021

2021-11 Off-Brand Opera at Alchemical

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 offbrandopera@gmail.com

NOV 19th, 2021


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

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