A new play development series curated by Thomas Bradshaw (Burning, Intimacy) that features new and unexpected works by writers of color.
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE
by Charly Evon Simpson
directed by Benjamin H. Kamine
Mark and Winn are perfect. They are that couple at the diner, in a back booth, who make you think about the love, youth, and perfection you don’t have. When they finally move into their dream home, however, their fantasy of a happily ever after is threatened by one overeager neighbor and a mysterious scratching noise that just won’t let up.
Wednesday, June 14 at 3:30 PM
519 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
12th floor, Studio C
For more details, click here
This November, we're bringing you our third annual Matchstick Series: While We Slept, a night of short plays and imagined by the PlayLab class of 2017.
This year's Series is inspired by the childhood dreams (and nightmares) of members of our ensemble. Join us for an evening of never-before-seen work and traipse through Pipeline's collective subconscious.
Thanks to a new partnership with the New York Public Library, tickets to this year's Series are free free free!
Line Producer: Zach Donovan
Production Designer: Christopher Bowser+
Costume Designer: Heather McDevitt-Barton
Music Director: Nate Weida+
Production Manager: Kristy Bodall
Stage Manager: Emily DeNardo
With Six Never Before Seen Plays…
Written By: J. Julian Christopher, A.J. Ditty, Taylor Edelhart, Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Francesca Pazniokas, Charly Evon Simpson
Directed By: Lauren Z. Adleman, Shariffa Ali, Jaki Bradley, Tom Costello+, Felicia Lobo, Courtney Ulrich
Performed By: Janice Amaya*, Willy Appelman+, Seth Clayton*+, Jenny Donheiser+, Ava Eisenson*, Alex Grubbs*, Jacquelyn Landgraf*, Sonia Mena, Erik Olson+, Ashley Ortiz, Arielle Siegel*+, Nicole Spiezio+, Natalie Walker
*Appearing courtesy Actors Equity Association – AEA Approved Showcase
+Members of the Pipeline Ensemble
Location: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Ave of the Americas at 10th Street, NYC
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE
by Charly Evon Simpson
directed by Matt Dickson
October 24th - 8 pm
Scratching the Surface is a play about one woman's nightmare, one couple's dream, and the nice woman next door who likes to stop by with pies.
Location: Shetler Studios - PH1, 244 West 54th Street
Thursday May 26th at 9:30pm - The Tank 151 W 46th St, Fl 8th, New York, New York 10036
RULE OF is an ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers. For each show, every playwright comes up with one rule, then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all 7 rules.
The play isn't written yet, folks, so I can't tell you a cast, but I can tell you that the lovely Illana Stein is directing!
Tickets are $12 (which include a drink!): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2550550
Tuesday May 17th at 8pm - The TBG Theatre 312 W 36th St, 3rd Floor, New York New York 10018
25 playwrights are paired with 25 female-identifying actors and write a custom-made monologue about the body for that performer. A showcase of women and exaltation of the body, this is the fourth annual Pussyfest. I wrote a monologue for the lovely Felicia Hudson!
Tickets are FREE: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9094
Stay tuned for more info!
EST/Youngblood's Asking For Trouble is back!
My play is Postmark The Night.
It is directed by John Giampietro and stars Ana Noguiera and Briana Pozner.
More details to come!
An Apple Today
written by Charly Evon Simpson
directed by Megan Weaver
Coming to the Warren St. Marks Community Garden in Brooklyn this September!
I am writing a 10min play that will be performed by an awesome 11 year old and yours truly as a part of The 52nd Street Project's HERE.ME.NOW.: The Present Plays.
When: August 21 - 22 at 7:30p and August 23 at 3:00p
Where: The 52nd Street Project's Five Angels Theatre - 789 10th Ave
A short solo piece of mine is going up in The Oneness Project: Volume 2.
written and performed by Charly Evon Simpson
directed by Courtney Ulrich
at Access Theater, black box. 380 Broadway, 4th floor NY, NY 10013
July 26th at 2pm and 8pm
Join me for my first Youngblood BLOODWORKS reading.
who we let in
directed by Illana Stein
with Monica Diaz, Vanessa Bartlett, Brian Burns, Christopher Livingston, and Lauriel Friedman
Wednesday June 17th - 9pm - Ensemble Studio Theater, 6th Floor
and it is FREE!
Fish Out of Water
Written and Performed by Charly Evon Simpson
Directed by Pablo Meier
Dates: Saturday, 6/13 @ 3 PM, Sunday, 6/14 @ 6 PM, Friday, 6/26 @ 7 PM, and Wednesday, 7/1 @ 9 PM
Where: The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn/Off the L and G trains)
Tickets: $18, available through www.bricktheater.com, calling 1-866-811-4111, or at the door (Note: Fish Out of Water will be going up with the show, Krapp's Last Sex Tape. The Ticket is for both shows)
About the show: Fish Out of Water is a one-woman show written and performed by Charly Evon Simpson. Through a series of moments, Charly explores how her understanding of her sexual self was formed. The show is about being tired of feeling. It is about those words, those people, those situations that linger inside long after their moments have passed. It is about looking for pleasure and finding pain. It is about Charly learning to put words to her desire and, in turn, learning to define herself.
serials@theflea is a raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC’s hottest young playwrights. Live music and free beer help fuel this weekly event, which runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. All tickets are only $12.
Should Have Gone to Mexico, Episodes 1-3 were a hit! So Episode 4 is coming at ya!
Should Have Gone to Mexico, Episode 4
by Charly Evon Simpson
directed by Ashley Monroe
with Kerry Ipema, Alex Gould, Cristina Pitter, Edan Jacob Levy, Neil Redfield, and Sam Garber
Get tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922502
Last year, I spent much of the year writing a poem a day. It was part of a 365 project. By August, life had gotten in the way, but I still had over 200 poems. I promised myself that I would select a few and publish them...
and I did!
almost a year's worth is here! My second collection of poetry.
You can preview it below and then go buy your own copy.
It comes as a book, ebook, or PDF.
Excerpt of who we let in
Directed by Illana Stein and featuring Vanessa Bartlett, Brian Burns, & Monica Diaz
When: Friday March 20th at 7pm
Where: Wild Project - 195 East 3rd Street (b/t Ave A & B)
RSVP and more info: http://www.theworkingtheater.org/DirectorsSalon/
(just look for the Alumni Night listing to RSVP)
My play is one of five commissioned short plays going up at Ensemble Studio Theatre on November 2nd at The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Brunch, the 8th Annual EST/Youngblood Science Brunch, produced in association with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the EST/Sloan Project.
The Kerry Washington of Tech by Charly Simpson
directed by Colette Robert
Featuring Lynnette Freeman and Brian Quijada
November 2nd. Doors open at 12:30p. Show starts at 1p.
For tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9960868