Welcome to Issue II of THE MONTHLY WASH. If you thought February was full wait until you see March! We’ve got world premieres, we’ve reached out across multiple states, some old favorites and of course a LOT of new work. Hope you’re hungry cause we’re excited to share what we’ve got cookin’.
FROM MARIAH MACCARTHY | BABY MAMA | ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE
Mariah MacCarthy shines in this raunchy, hilarious and heartbreaking one-woman performance based on her own experience as a birth mother.
Tickets are just $20 (best twenty bucks you’ll ever spend) HERE!
Tuesdays from February 17 to March 10 | Ensemble Studio Theatre 549 W. 52nd Street
FROM GINA FEMIA | A WORKSHOP SHOWING OF, FOR THE LOVE OF (OR THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY) | SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE THEATRE DEPARTMENT
Our newest members might just be our busiest as Gina Femia is at it again with another a exciting new piece.
Michelle and Joy are a couple who love roller derby. But when Joy gets on the Brooklyn Scallywags and meets the star, Lizzie Lightning, they find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of (or The Roller Derby Play) asks how much you’re willing to sacrifice – or lose – in order to follow your heart.
Tickets are free but seating is limited so please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats
March 5 & 6 | The Wright Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Meade Way, Bronxville NY
FROM MATT BARBOT | BEG, BORROW, STEAL | COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
We’re only a little jealous that new member Matt Barbot is playing with his other playwright friends in this collection of new works.
8 playwrights. 10 minutes each. 1 show you don’t want to miss! Beg, Borrow, Steal consists of 8 short plays created by 8 talented Columbia MFA playwrights: Matt Barbot, Stephen Foglia, Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Becca Plunkett, Alix Sobler, Ellen Steves, Callan Stout, and Alexandra Viteri Arturo.
Tickets are FREE! Reserve your spot via BegBorrowStealRSVP@gmail.com
March 5, 6, at 8PM, March 7 at 3PM and 8PM | Schapiro Theatre (615 W 115th Street, NY NY)
FROM JEN BROWNE AND LAUREN FEREBEE | YOUNEED GOSEARCH | OUT OF THE LOOP FRINGE FESTIVAL
Jen Browne and Lauren Ferebee are at it again and this time they’re heading to Dallas for the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival with new piece YouNeed GoSearch. Created with Timothy Giles and Montgomery Sutton You Need Go Search is an off-kilter hero’s journey following four people in unusual clothes whose lives are lit by flashlights and dime-store lanterns, anchored by broken stuff and communicated via bubbles. The show is rich, magical, theatrical and fun, that’s four good reasons right there to buy your ticket to Dallas and YouNeed GoSearch.
For More info visit: OUT OF THE LOOP
FROM ISAAC RATHBONE | THE GNOME | BARTER THEATRE
We could not be more excited for Isaac and the world premiere of the The Gnome at Barter Theatre in Virginia.
A story of family, wishes, greed, magic, snow and department stores. Barry works at All-Mart and lives with his brother, the cop, and secretly desires his brother’s wife, Yvonne. Needless to say, things are not going well for Barry. Suddenly appearing from the melting snow of winter is a magical Gnome, whose powers transform everyone’s life, but not without consequences.
Get some insight into the piece with this awesome interview with Mr. Rathbone himself: Playwright Interview
Tickets and more info about the show and Barter Theatre can be found HERE!
March 13th-May 16th | Barter Theatre Stage II Abingdon, VA
FROM TIM DUNCHEON | STAGE SPIES, OR: THE DESIGNS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
All you need to know is that Tim Duncheon wrote this play, the same Tim Duncheon that brought us the most amazing pirate musical ever made.
It’s the Revolutionary War, and British-occupied Philadelphia is no picnic! Newspaper printer Jacob Palmer thinks his financial troubles are over when he agrees to print British propaganda and advertise the British Army’s new play. But when Benjamin Franklin arrives on a secret mission, Jacob finds himself caught in a dangerous game, committing treason against both sides. Worse, Jacob’s family begins to declare independence—and not from Britain, but from him. Very loosely based on a true story, this satirical farce turns our American origin myth upside down to find that words like “freedom” and “truth” are dangerously—but hilariously—fickle.
The reading will be directed by Kyle Metzger and followed by a reception with light refreshments!
Thursday, March 19th at 4 p.m. | Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Avenue), Room 17H
THINGS TO COME!!
That’s right we always have more exciting things in the works including our very own Lather, Rinse, Repeat #podcast! Keep your eyes and ears open for the unveiling of this very exciting new endeavor! That’s it for March we’ll see you in April with our next round of shout outs in The Monthly Wash Issue III