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

Jul 1

I'm one of Sequin's first makers.

Sequin is a new non-profit all about promoting, nurturing and connecting underrepresented voices in the arts. I'm lucky to have been chosen as one of their first makers. 

You can check out a video I made with them here. I talk about what I do. 


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

8:00 pm20:00

Reading of 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.

Tickets Here

Location: Shetler Studios - PH1,  244 West 54th Street

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

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

8:00 pm20:00

Sibsgiving at TinyRhino!

My play, Sibsgiving, will be happening at UglyRhino's TinyTurkey! Join us for plays and drinks :)

Directed by Dina Vovsi with Monica Diaz, Starr Kirkland, and Cameron Mason. 

Location: littlefield - 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Tickets are HERE

12:30 pm12:30

Sunday Dinner

My play, Sunday Dinner, will be performed on November 1st as a part of EST/Youngblood's Bruncha de los Muertos.

Get your tickets here!

Oct 17

Postmark The Night

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!

Sep 27

An Apple Today

An Apple Today

written by Charly Evon Simpson

directed by Megan Weaver

Coming to the Warren St. Marks Community Garden in Brooklyn this September!

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

3:00 pm15:00

Two Glimpses in The Oneness Project: Volume 2

A short solo piece of mine is going up in The Oneness Project: Volume 2.


Two Glimpses

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

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-oneness-project-tickets-17778664464

9:00 pm21:00

who we let in

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!

Jul 1

Fish Out of Water



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.

Jun 7

#serials at The Flea

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

Jun 30

almost a year's worth

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. 

1:00 pm13:00

The Kerry Washington of Tech

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