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RED CARAVAN Reads

The RED CARAVAN Reads series promotes and advocates for a worthy non-profit organization that is thematically linked to our current production. By curating readings and events in various stages of development, we are giving space, promotion, and support to established and emerging artists that inspire us from NYC’s theatrical community in order to raise both funds and awareness for the real issues of the community at large.

 

Our inaugural series will benefit New Alternatives, a center for LGBT homeless youth in NYC. An almost entirely volunteer-based grassroots non-profit, this organization works to increase the self-sufficiency of LGBT homeless youth by providing case management, education services, life-skills training, community-building activities, and a meal every Sunday. We are hoping to raise resources and awareness for this organization, particularly as they are in danger of losing the space in which they run their center this June.

 

All readings are FREE (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public @ the TBG Theatre.

 

We will be collecting for New Alternatives (clothing, volunteer sign ups, and monetary donations) at RED CARAVAN Reads events. Bring your socks, boxers, and briefs!

tender of you too

Saturday, May 7 @ 2pm

Featuring Katie Lee Hill, Kellie Spill, and Mary Rising

 

Allegra and Tara meet each other when they're cast in the high school play as Frances Willard and Mary Bannister – two real-life late-19th-century leaders of the Women's Christian Temperance Movement who had a very close friendship. As they dive deeper into their roles and become closer friends, Allegra and Tara try, with varying degrees of success, to deal with how messy it has all become.​ 2016 O'Neill Finalist.

 

Trigger Warning

Tuesday, May 10 @ 7:30pm

Featuring Kristine Amarante, Rachael Balcanoff, Edward Chin-Lin, Neil Gupta, Thomas Kopache, Gabriel Levey, Lauren LaRocca, Stephanie Linas, Tedra Millan, Mirirai Sithole, James Zebooker

 

When a sophomore on full financial aid withdraws from a top-ranked private college in 2012, she sends her account of campus rape and silencing to the student newspaper for publication with "nothing left to lose".  TRIGGER WARNING, an interview-based play, follows 18 people whose lives forever change when her story goes public.   

Thunderguy: Switch On The Lamps

Sunday, May 15 @ 6pm

Featuring Edward Chin-Lyn, Samantha Cooper, Kaitlan Emery, Keith Hale, Phoebe Halkowich, Mackenzie Knapp, Rosie Kolbo, John Lampe, Megan Lee, Erika S Lee, Oliver Mayes, Kara Ayn Napolitano, Adam Wennick, Mike Wirsch 

 

Director Jennifer Taylor and her wife, playwright Miranda Moore, attempt to create the next hit musical based on a beloved though potentially ridiculous superhero…Thunderguy! In collaboration with Writopia Lab.

Typecast

Monday, May 16 @ 7:30pm 

A true story about a boy whose penis never grew in.

 

Pussyfest

Tuesday, May 17 @ 8pm 

Featuring works by Brittany Allen, Virginia Baeta, Matt Barbot, Jen Browne, Maybe Burke, Emily Comisar, Emily Daly, Shaun Fauntleroy, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Talaura Harms, Brandon Lee, Jessica Luck, Ana Noguiera, Ming Peiffer, Mike Poblete, Christina Quintana, Kat Ramsburg, Becca Schlossberg, Louise Schwarz, Charly Evon Simpson
with performances by Maggie Bofill, Christine Bruno, Sofiya Cheyenne, Samantha Cooper, Sol Crespo, Ivana Cullinan, Sasha Diamond, Emily Gardner Hall, Arielle Goldman, Cleo Gray, Ashley Grombol, Felicia Hudson, Kayla Jackmon, Bianca Leigh, Rachel Lin, Melody Louisdhon, Jo Mei, Patty Nieman, Patricia Randell, Mirirai Sithole, Ann Talman

directed by Melisa Annis, Tim Errickson, Ashley Gunsteens, Kristin Skye Hoffman, Mikhaela Mahony, Dara Malina, Alex Mallory, Kara Ayn Napolitano

 

In this collaboration with Caps Lock Theatre, 25 playwrights are paired with 25 female-identifying actors and write a custom-made monologue about the body for that performer. A showcase of women and exaltation of the body, this is the fourth annual Pussyfest.

 

The Nancy Project

CLOSED READING

Featuring Brennan Caldwell, Marlowe Holden, Ella Metuki, Jessica Mosher, Karsten Otto, Keith Rubin, Tom Sanchez, Austin Trow

 

An ensemble devised physical theater piece inspired by the life of French Resistance leader Nancy Wake during WWII, who both exploited and subverted female stereotypes to provide resistance to the Nazis.​ Directed and co-devised by Nora Ives.