On Stage

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 at the Scene Dock Theatre. This production was part of MFA Acting Repertory 2016. (Photo by Craig Schwartz)

Please check back soon for the 2018-19 Season of Plays schedule.

Kentucky


Hiro – a self-made, single woman in NYC – returns to her native Kentucky to stop her born-again baby sister from marrying a man she…

Street Scene


Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores the rampant prejudice inherent in the American Dream through the colorful residents of 1929 New York tenements. Surprisingly relevant…

Bus Stop


A howling snowstorm has halted a bus at a diner west of Kansas City, and the odd-assorted passengers – including a nightclub singer and the…

When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?


A lonely roadside diner becomes the setting for a tense and gripping drama in Mark Medoff’s Obie Award-winning play. Locals and visitors have their lives…

The Penelopiad


With acerbic wit and inspired originality, The Penelopiad is a contemporary take on Homer’s Odyssey – retold through the eyes of Penelope, the famously faithful…

Happy End


Set in the gritty streets of 1920s Chicago, Happy End tells the tale of an unlikely love affair between a virtuous Salvation Army worker and…

Detroit ’67


In the summer of 1967, the sngs of Motown are breaking records and breaking barriers. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours…

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window


Sidney Brustein’s Greenwich Village apartment in 1964 is a gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the…

The Receptionist


It’s the start of a typical day in the Northeast Office and Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague’s romantic troubles. But when…

Children of the Sun


Maxim Gorky’s darkly comic play is set in Russia on the eve of the revolution. The country’s new middle class flounders about, philosophizing and flirting,…

Gnit


Meet Peter Gnit, a recklessly aspiring, self-deluded anti-hero. This twisted adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt is a rollicking and cautionary tale that challenges what…

Swimmers


Coyotes evading police. Billboards predicting the end of the world. It’s been a strange day at the office, and it’s only 9 a.m. Moving floor…

The Two Gentlemen of Verona


Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But one look at the beautiful Silvia on a trip to Milan changes everything. Now…

Holy Ghosts


Coleman Shedman arrives at the rural meeting house of a southern Pentecostal sect with a lawyer in tow, seeking to retrieve his runaway wife (and…

The Busybody


First performed in 1709, this brilliantly witty and fast-paced comedy follows the characters Miranda and Isabinda as they attempt to arrange marriages to the men…

Sunday in the Park with George


Inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s stunning musical masterpiece,…

New Works Festival Year 2


NWF Year 2 showcases the emerging voices of the School’s second-year MFA in Dramatic Writing students with workshop productions featuring professional directors and dramaturges, and…

Rough Magic


Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s action-adventure-fantasy conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe in which evil sorcerer Prospero steps out of the pages of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and threatens death…

BFA Sophomore Show


An annual tradition, a play will be announced in the spring that will showcase the talents of the School’s sophomore class of BFA actors. Performance…

New Works Festival Year 3


The thesis plays of the graduating MFA in Dramatic Writing cohort are presented as concert readings with professional actors and directors. NWF Year Three is…