Athena Theatre in association with TARTE – Turkish American Repertory Theater & Entertainment invites you to An Unseen Visitor: an evening of ten-minute plays Tuesday, May 17th 2016 at 7PM at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Athena Theatre’s playwriting group, “Athena Writes,” selected ten playwrights and assembled them for a one-year exploration of the theme “An Unseen Visitor”. It centers on Athena Theatre’s commitment to supporting new works that push the boundaries of live theatre.
Directed by Brad Raimondo (In Fields Where They Lay at the New Ohio Theatre)
Joanie Anderson (The Color Purple), Lauren Elizabeth (Street Cirque), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda on Broadway), Tyler Jakes (Alabama Shakespeare), James Kenna (Where to Begin, Edinburgh Fringe),
Mateo Moreno (City of Glass), Veronique Ory (The Man Under, 59E59), Jeff Solomon (“Person of Interest”), Lana Young (“Southpaw”), Morgan Zipf-Meister (It’s Getting Tired Mildred)
Athena Theatre Playwright Group 2016
Freezer Burn by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich (SISTER SISTER will be produced this Oct./Nov. at Northern Light Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, following a reading in NYC at Rattlestick Theatre’s F*&%king Good Play Festival, directed by Sam Pinkleton.) Marnie and Robert are having a torrid affair — if only their kids, spouses and true feelings would stop getting in the way.
if u luv me by Sari Caine (Mr Landing Takes A Fall at The Flea)
Brandon loves Alison – Alison wants him to kill someone for her. High school’s a complicated place.
Building by Nora Sørena Casey, Athena Theatre Playwright-in-Residence (Take the Car as a part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Director’s Lab)
When a new building goes up downtown, it threatens to disrupt the simple joys of brunch for three old friends. A stinging look into how communities change, and how they change us.
The Bright Side of Keurig by Veronica Cooper
Gina defends her position as a Leaner-Iner from an unlikely opponent.
ACI by Alex Hersler (Alvin Ballister v. Alvin Ballister)
In the near future, the first artificial creative intelligence (ACI) has become an overnight sensation in the art scene, with artwork valued at two hundred thousand dollars apiece. As a painter and his agent grapple with the new reality, their long relationship is pushed to the limit as they unravel the question: can machine-made art still speak to humans?
Paper Airplanes by Mateo Moreno
Trying to restart his life and move on from the past, Tomas comes back into the life of the daughter he left behind. Between trying to find a way to connect with her and navigating the increasingly odd relationship with a local waitress, can he put back together the pieces that broke apart so many years ago and become the father that he never was?
Signs by Lia Romeo (Connected at 59E59 with Project Y Theatre Company)
Tom believes in signs. Kerry doesn’t… or does she?
Crossing Over by Kenzie Ross (Asha in Blood at the Root)
Sam and Mary meet for the first time and discover there is no speed limit for human connection.
Loved for Parts by Marianna Staroselsky
A word and movement painting about a woman and her significant other, be it bionic limb or lover.
Yes. No. Maybe. by Xavier Toby
One proposal followed by some even bigger questions. These two people may be in love, but she wants to look closely at his balance sheet before deciding how truly compatible they are.