Arts Partner: Keen Company
THREE WORLD PREMIERE PLAYS
FEATURING A CAST OF TEENAGERS FROM
ALL FIVE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY!
THE REBELLIOUS RHYMES OF J NICE
BY NSANGOU NJIKAM
directed by Dennis Allen | assistant director Celestine Rae | assistant stage manager Jimmy De Jesus
The whole school gathers to cheer on the epic rap battle between the challenger, J Nice and the champion, Makeda. Both are MCs with mad skills rhyming for the Championship of the South Bronx. “There aren’t really any rules but just don’t take sh*t too far.”
Featuring: Amberrain Andrews, Brianna Dodd, Jaylene Gonzalez, Deena Langhorn, Holliday Senquiz, Brooke Lyn Sicignano, Leanora Octavia Tapper, A’dreana Williams
BY C.A. JOHNSON
directed by Temar Underwood | assistant director Nick Anderson | assistant stage manager Chloe Anne Madison
Alphonse the bartender will always listen to your sob story as he pours you a drink. And everyone in his bar seems to have one. Mallory struggles with her all consuming love for Trish. Everyone seems to be struggling with something. Until they aren’t. All is not as it seems at this neighborhood watering hole.
Featuring: Caroline Adams, Victoria Adams, Amberrain Andrews, Jacob Bergman, Petra Brusiloff, Aidan Doran, Angel Encarnacion, Nyles Emile, Jael Hoyos, Nathalie Jean
BY KATE CORTESI
directed by Heather Lanza | assistant director Zoe Clayton | assistant stage manager Brianna Surface
A comedy about the end of American democracy. Well, not the end, but a pretty drastic assault that came from within by five people who can’t be voted out, five men who will keep that job till they quit or die. Though granted, one of them is already dead.
Featuring: Vivien Baker, Ava Cairl, Gabriela Alexa Centeno, Ibiana Diez Collado, Gabriella Derke, Megan Fishman, Taniya Harrison, Shoshana E. Hoover, Kiara Jorge, Stephanie Lane, Jordan Elizabeth Ori, Mars Taska, Lauren A. Wood
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- May 18, 2019