to Jun 23

The Hrosthwitha Project

The Hrosthwitha Project

Project Y commissioned short adaptations of Abraham, a 10th century play by the first female playwright. Playwrights include Arlene Hutton, Donna Hoke, Charly Evon Simpson, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, E.M. Lewis, and Nandita Shenoy.

Tickets are $20. Get 'em HERE

Sunday, 6/17 at 8pm AND Saturday, 6/23 at 5pm

IRT Theater
Archive Building
154 Christopher St.,
Third Floor, buzzer 3B
Greenwich Village, NYC.

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7:30 PM19:30

A reading of Scratching the Surface at Artemisia in Chicago!


SAVE THE DATES for Artemisia’s 8th Fall Festival featuring six groundbreaking, all-new feminist plays!  Each night a new play is staged as a reading by Chicago’s excellent pool of talent.  From this thrilling lineup, one play will be chosen by Artemisia’s Artistic Director, who will work closely with the playwright to develop their feminist story for full production in Chicago. Talkbacks focused on empowerment, inclusion and diversity will follow each reading. 

Scratching the Surface goes up September 24th! 

More info soon!

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to Oct 7

Richochet - Play 2



An Amoralists Anthology about surviving an American Epidemic. 

Created by the 2018/2019 'Wright Club

Play 2 - written by Charly Evon Simpson, directed by Kate Moore Heaney:

October 4th - 7th, 2018 presented at The New Ohio

More info soon!

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to May 20

Episode Four of Girl With No Hands


The Girl With No Hands
Written by Charly Evon Simpson
Directed by Kimille Howard
and Stevie Walker-Webb

Once upon a time a girl named Yvonne could see the future with her hands.  This is a world with and about free people of color in New Orleans. Find out how Yvonne shapes her future without her family or her hands.

CYCLE 4: MAY 12 – 20

Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/14/production/984192

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7:00 PM19:00

Fire! Lemon! Bridge!

Join us to celebrate the start of Summerworks (and summer) on Monday May 14th at 7pm, featuring playlets by: Abby Rosebrock, Charly Simpson, Chloé Hayat, Daaimah Mubashshir, Jordan Baum, Katie Hathaway, Ren Dara Santiago and William Glick. 

Directed by Lily Riopelle.

Tickets are free but RSVP please so we know how much beer to chill!

RSVP here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/15212

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7:00 PM19:00

Reading of "form of a girl unknown"

by Charly Evon Simpson
Monday, April 23 at 7pm

Amali is a 12-year-old girl who is finds herself on the edge of womanhood and is having trouble navigating her new world. Her best friend Finn is always there to listen--until he can't take it anymore. Her fascination with her changing body is one thing, but her fascination with the story of siblings killed in the woods is another thing entirely.

Located: Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-farm-readings-charly-evon-simpson-tickets-44194927217

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to Jan 28

Fighting Fears


I wrote a play for The 52nd Street Project's Two-on-Twos Current Mood: The Relatable Plays. Their 2-on-2s each feature a pair of our teens in a new musical written by one adult and directed by another. There are six plays in total so it should be a fun hour or so of entertainment. The 52nd Street Project is one of my favorite organizations and one that I look forward to working with every time they ask! The shows are free and a lot of fun!

When: Friday, January 26, @ 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, @ 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 28, @ 3:00 p.m.
Where: Five Angels Theater, 789 Tenth Avenue, b/t 52nd & 53rd Sts., 2nd Floor, NYC

Reserve a seat here: https://52project.secure.force.com/ticket

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12:00 PM12:00

Reading of "Jump" at Azuka Theatre


Jump is about flickering lights, vapes that fall from the sky, old homes, and a young woman who finds solace on a bridge.

By Charly Evon Simpson
Directed by Kasual Owens-Fields

Location: Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

More information at: http://azukatheatre.org/spotlight-series

Join us for coffee & bites at 11:30am in the lobby!

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4:00 PM16:00

Reading of The History of Colors

I was commissioned by The Movement/NYU to write a short play, under an hour, for their Festival of Voices. This very new play under  the direction of Taylor Reynolds and with the acting of NYU students will have a reading that is FREE and open to the public on November 18th at 4pm at the Abe Burrows Theatre, 721 Broadway, First Floor, NYC.


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to Nov 19

The Girl with No Hands at The Flea

 photo by Aleesha Nash

photo by Aleesha Nash

Cycle 1: September 16-24
Cycle 2: November 11-19

The Flea brings their signature serialized theater madness to young audiences ages 5+ with a new series, Cereals @ The Flea!

The Lorikeet
Book and Lyrics by EllaRose Chary
Music by Sooyeon Lee
Directed by Eugene Ma

Fatima and Her Pigeon
Written by Noelle Ghoussaini
Directed by Kate Moore Heaney

Not My Monster
Written by Nick Gandiello
Directed by Kareem Fahmy

The Girl With No Hands
Written by Charly Evon Simpson
Co-Directed by Kimille Howard
and Stevie Walker Webb

Written by Sara Farrington
Directed by Marina McClure

Saturdays and Sundays @ 11AM & 1PM

Tickets are $20 for both a parent and child ($10 for each additional child) and include a free mini-box of cereal.

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3:30 PM15:30

Scratching the Surface in the New Group/No Limits Reading Series

A new play development series curated by Thomas Bradshaw (Burning, Intimacy) that features new and unexpected works by writers of color.


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


Pearl Studios

519 Eighth Avenue 

New York, NY 10018

12th floor, Studio C




For more details, click here

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to Nov 6

where the dreams are in Pipeline's Matchstick Series

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

Tickets Here

Location: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Ave of the Americas at 10th Street, NYC

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9:30 PM21:30

Rule of 7x7: May Edition

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

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8:00 PM20:00


Tuesday May 17th at 8pmThe 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 FREEhttps://www.artful.ly/store/events/9094

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to Aug 23

The Next YouCube Star with the 52nd Street Project

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

Tickets: https://52project.secure.force.com/ticket

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