Lather, Rinse, Repeat playwrights are some of the busiest people in this schtinkin’ town full of schtinkin’ busy people. Aside from all the happenings they host together there’s a slew of happenings of their own design happening seemingly ALL. THE. TIME. We thought rather than keeping all of these delightful events to ourselves we might share them with you, the world, via THE MONTHLY WASH. Let us help YOU stay abreast to everything Lather, Rinse, Repeat and keep you as busy as the LRR gang throughout the month!
FROM GINA FEMIA | SUPER, OR, HOW CLARK GRAVES LEARNED TO FLY
So, first on the list is a very exciting FREE reading from our newest member Gina Femia. She’s got a new play in the works, Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly and we think it sounds well…super.
Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly is about the shrinking of the middle class as seen through the eyes of a typical American Family – The Graves. Father Samuel has lost his once thriving construction business, forcing the family to downsize significantly. Each member is coping with their personal loss of power differently; Mother Mary is addicted to scratch-off lotto tickets, sister Dot cannot stop picking her skin, Father Samuel has gotten mean and Clark – well, Clark is trying to be everyone’s hero, including his new girlfriend, Laney. When Laney’s dreams of running away begin to seem like they’ll become a reality, Clark must choose between his family and his chance at happiness. Intercut with scenes from Clark’s comic book world, Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly explores the increasing hunger crisis as it spreads across America, asking the questions How do we learn to Fly? and What does it really mean to be Super?
Sunday, February 8, 7pm | Drama Bookshop, 240 W. 40th Street
Photo credit: Mitch Dean
Fun fact, on top of being a LRR playwright, Jen Browne is an ensemble member with The Deconstructive Theatre project and this week they opened the first of ten encore performances of their show The Orpheus Variations. Inspired by the Orpheus myth and the neuroscience of memory, The Deconstructive Theatre Project’s critically and audience acclaimed performance collides cinema, radio play, and theatre vocabularies into an art-house film created and screened in real time.
Straight from their sold out run at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival you have until February 14th to check out what Time Out NY calls a, a multimedia fantasia.
Check out the trailer and purchase special $20 tickets HERE.
February 4-February 14| Theatre at the 14th Street Y located at 344 East 14th Street
The One-Minute Play Festival and the New Ohio Theatre have created a dynamic partnership for The 1st New York City Indie Theatre One-minute Play Festival – with part of the proceeds to benefit Indie Theatre Now and the New Ohio’s new play and artist residency programming.
The festival consists of one-minute plays by nearly 50 established and emerging playwrights who identify as part of the downtown or indie theatre community, prompted by #1MPF’s unique playmaking process and LRR is totally representing with plays by Mariah MacCarthy and Isaac Rathbone. You can also see work from some of our favorite LRR Friends, Diana Oh, Kevin R. Free and Leta Tremblay.
Get your tickets HERE
February 17, 18, and 19, 8pm | The New Ohio Theater
AND speaking of LRR Friends how about you check out the work of some of our REPEAT OFFENDERS, the actors and directors we work with and love the most.
FROM HEATHER LEE ROGERS | THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT w/ THEATRE 167
Inspired by the very place in which it’s performed, The Church of Why Not brings together believers and skeptics, activists and addicts, seekers and lost souls. Some need food, some crave connection others come for help with taxes, tutoring or a Bar Mitzvah. Conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith; collaboratively written by Camillo Andres Almonacid, Jenny Lyn Bader and J. Stephen Brantley featuring a diverse ensemble of 18 actors and some music.
Tickets are just $18 and can be purchased HERE
February 20-March 15 | West End Theater, Church of St Paul & St Andrew, 263 West 86th , 2nd fl
We hope to see you out there and tune in next month for more from the Lather, Rinse, Repeat gang in THE MONTHLY WASH!