Following a reading of Alexandra Silber’s “Antigone” in last year’s Loose Leaf Reading Series, Dutch Kills commissioned a three-part Greek Tragedy project. Silber's writing is sensitive and innovative. She has a gift for generating images that assail the senses and a knack for demonstrating the urgent relevance in what seem, on the surface, to be obscure and dated classical dilemmas. Abolishing the comfortable distances of time, she even succeeds in interweaving occasional poems and lyrics from modern times without sacrificing the harmony of her art. This year we will be in development and we plan to present a three-week event in Fall, 2016. Before that, 2015 will see readings in February, April and September.
On February the 2nd, we will have a reading of Antigone for invited industry guests at the National Opera Center. If you would like us to reserve you a place please send an email with the number of seats you require to firstname.lastname@example.org
Directed by Sheryl Kaller the cast includes: John Cullum, Alphonse Gonzales, Jeb Kreager, Peter Scolari, Tracy Shayne, Alexandra Silber, Alexandra Socha and Jason Tam.
In Quietness - JaNUARY 2016
a play by Anna Moench to be directed by Portia Krieger
In the Fall of 2015, Dutch Kills will be presenting a full production of this thought-provoking and heart-provoking play about a homemaking school for women in Texas. The play takes a nuanced look at issues too often debated in a partisan way: is the vision of women offered by progressive secularism always the best way for women to be free and fulfilled in their lives, careers and families? Does conservative Christianity's approach to women generate nothing but oppression and frustration, or has modernity, in dismissing its values wholesale, thrown the baby out with the bathwater?
PROVIDENCE OF NEIGHBORING BODIES - WORKSHOP - MAY / JuNE 2015
Living alone in her condo in the smallest town in the smallest state in America, Dora plots a spontaneous friendship with her neighbor Ronnie. From across their balconies, a promising beginning ends with a crash. Then an email from a stranger turns their little world upside down. After its great success in the 2014 Loose Leaf Reading Series, Dutch Kills Theater is happy to be able to produce a week long workshop of this strange and feminine piece from writer Jean Ann Douglass to be directed by Jess Chayes.