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The Christians by Lucas Hnath 
(Blumenthal Performing Arts Center)

What do you believe? And why do you believe it?  Those questions drive this provocative play set in a megachurch in today's America. Critics and audiences nationwide have raved about the play's ability to articulate many points of view. This producton and six month project featured members of Actors' Equity Association, an onstage choir of 23 singers from the community, and TalkBacks among actors, audiences and guest clergy. Writer Lucas Hnath was a 2017 Tony Award nominee. More...

"Can we work, pray, or even live together anymore after we've recognized that we fundamentally disagree?"  - Broadway World
Produced by The Playworks Group in association with The Pine Hill Project





Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton & Mike Craver 
(Currently licensing) 

Based on the best-selling novel and N.Y. Times Notable Book by Clyde Edgerton, Lunch at the Piccadilly is a new musical about changing the world - one rocking chair at a time. With songs by Drama Desk Award winner Mike Craver, the show was developed in four productions, in the Festival Stage series, and at the York Theatre in N.Y. The most recent production, sponsored by Aldersgate, was also a catalyst for programs about the realities of getting older today in America. More...

"It's about people who aren't waiting to die, but continuing to live to the very end. It is a play of small movements, but of big ideals and heart."   - Up and Coming Magazine
Co-produced and sponsored by Aldersgate





In development with readings, staged readings and workshop productions
Development is the pre-production phase in which artists and audiences explore projects.


Stone Cold
David Wiltse's play about arriving at the intersection of love, art, and commerce, after its first reading in the Festival Stage series. Wiltse is the author of 12 novels and 14 plays including Doubles on Broadway.

Bridge
Angus MacLachlan's script based on the true incident of a woman who jumped from a bridge while a crowd looked on; MacLachlan is the author of many plays and the films Junebug with Amy Adams, Stone with Robert DeNiro, and Goodbye to All That and Abundant Acreage Available, also directed by MacLachlan

What You Will
Wendy Hammond's provocative comedy is set backstage at the First World Interfaith Conference for Peace, where nterns of all faiths (or lack of them) meet to make a new world - but first must confront the real one. Hammond's plays have been produced by many theatres including Second Stage, SoHo Rep, Purple Rose and Long Wharf. She holds an MFA from NYU and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School.


Photo: first reading of David Wiltse's "Stone Cold" at the Festival Stage Visiting Playwright Series (Michael Huie, Amy DaLuz, Mary McCool, Wiltse, Steve Umberger)





2018-19 Series in development: You Are Here
The community of live theatre, where performers and audiences share ideas in real time, is a unique experience, especially in this digital age. And the immediacy of live theatre can be a great forum for communication at a time when everyone has something to say. You Are Here is a multimedia series for live theatre developed with groups of people whose life stories tell the history and culture of their time. Written over the course of a year, these projects combine the best of live theatre and documentary film. Two of these productions have finished their first phases and will be produced in 2019. (More soon)







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