Oct
16
to Nov 17

form of a girl unknown at Salt Lake Acting Company

FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN

By Charly Evon Simpson | Directed by Melissa Crespo

October 16-November 17, 2019

Navigating adolescence is not for the faint of heart, but Amali’s got this. She is twelve years old, she is wise, and she is fascinated – by A Midsummer Night’s Dream; by her changing body; by the story of the children killed in the woods. With humor, magic, blood, and fire, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN is not your typical coming-of-age story.

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Jul
17
to Jul 20

Sex Play in Ice Factory at the New Ohio

Serena, Nic, Paloma, and Ella are… acquainted. They are individually charismatic, vulnerable, curious, and queer. They are pleasure-seeking. And they are terrified. Navigating the complexities of contemporary dating rituals, unconventional therapy sessions, and the erotic intimacy of fantasy exploration, they discover the joys—and anxieties—of asking for what we want. A lyrical, playfully candid meditation on the nature of human intimacy.

PERFORMANCES : July 17-20 at 7pm

RUNNING TIME: 90 min, no intermission

TICKETS: Regular Tickets: $20, Students (with ID): $16 PURCHASE HERE

Written by Charly Evon Simpson

Developed by The Pack Theater

Directed by Jenny Reed

Featuring: Kelly Bartnik, Nia Calloway, Ianne Fields Stewart, & Claire Jamison

Intimacy Direction: Samantha Sheppard
Sound Design: Caroline Eng
Stage Manager: Abraham Marlett*

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Jul
10
to Jul 11

reading of IT'S NOT A TRIP IT'S A JOURNEY

it’s not a trip it’s a journey is headed to the O’Neill this summer!

readings on july 10th and 11th at 8:15p

june needs a journey. like now. so she convinces three friends to join her on a road trip west. it’s not a trip it’s a journey is a play about tumbleweed, friendship, being black, and needing to soothe something you don't have the words for.

more info here: https://www.theoneill.org/npc19

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May
2
3:00 PM15:00

reading of UNTITLED BLACK COWGIRL PLAY

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On a ranch in an all black town in 1920s New Mexico and in a rodeo with rhinestones and Beyoncé, Untitled Black Cowgirl Play follows four black women finding their stride.

Join us for this reading during Primary Stages' The Dorothy Strelsin Fresh Ink Reading Series!

Co-conceived by Colette Robert and Charly Evon Simpson.
Written by Charly Evon Simpson
Directed by Colette Robert
Featuring Cristina Pitter, Erin Roché, Jehan O. Young, and Naomi Lorrain.


All readings will take place at:
Primary Stages Studios
307 West 38th Street, Suite 1510
New York, NY 10018

RSVP by emailing readings@primarystages.org
or call 212-840-9705 ext. 200

(photo by Lien Sardiñas)

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Apr
18
to May 11

Entangled

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ENTANGLED

By Charly Evon Simpson and Gabriel Jason Dean

Directed by Kate Moore Heaney

April 18 - May 11 2019

Tickets: $20-$30

Mezzanine Theatre -Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre

A.R.T./New York Theatres 502 West 53rd Street

In the aftermath of a mass shooting in NYC, the black mother of a victim and the white brother of the shooter try to make sense of what happened, each individually grappling with a soul-shattering experience that few understand. An exploration of loss and survival, ENTANGLED is the story of two strangers connected by tragedy in a nation still struggling to see itself for what it is.

Featuring the talents of...

Naomi Lorrain

James Kautz*

*Appears courtesy Actors Equity Association

Design Team:

Kateryna Turkalo - Stage Manager

Assistant Director: Katie Premus

Sound Design: Matt Otto

Lighting Design: Christina Watanabe

Scenic Design: Andrew Diaz

Costume Design: Angela Harner

Projection Design: Kate Freer

All original artwork by Danica Novgorodoff

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Jan
9
to Mar 10

Behind the Sheet

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Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation present

BEHIND THE SHEET

by Charly Evon Simpson

directed by Colette Robert

In 1846, Philomena is a pregnant slave woman assisting her owner, Dr. George Barry, as he tries to find the cure for fistulas and tending to his patients, other enslaved black women. Everything changes when he receives a new patient. Inspired by the life and experimentation of Dr. J Marion Sims and the lives of Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey, three of the enslaved black women he worked on, Behind the Sheet explores the untold stories behind the rise of modern gynecology.

featuring Stephen James Anthony, Nia Calloway, Naomi Lorrain, Cristina Pitter, Shawn Randall, Joel Ripka, Megan Tusing, Amber Reauchean Williams, & Jehan O. Young

GET TICKETS HERE

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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

form of a girl unknown in The Lark's Playwrights Week

Tuesday, November 6th @8pm

Tickets are FREE:

form of a girl unknown

by Charly Evon Simpson

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 mom's always busy, her sister is about to have a baby of her own, her old best friend Marina ditched her, but her new 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.

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Oct
25
to Oct 27

Workshop of Sex Play

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The Experimental Works Program at Triskelion Arts presents:

SEX PLAY by The Pack

Oct 25 - 27, 2018 at 7PM

at Triskelion Arts, Douglas Elliman Studio Theater

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Nic, Serena, Paloma, and Ella are… acquainted. They are individually charismatic, intelligent, vulnerable, curious, and queer. They are pleasure-seeking. And they are terrified.

SEX PLAY follows their intertwining lives and relationships as they navigate the complexities of contemporary dating rituals; unsolicited advice from friends; the erotic intimacy of fantasy exploration; and the joys—and anxieties—of ASKING FOR WHAT WE WANT.

Written by CHARLY EVON SIMPSON

Developed in collaboration with the cast and creative team

Directed by JENNY REED

Dramaturgy & Intimacy Direction by SAMANTHA SHEPPARD

Choreography by KELLY BARTNIK

Featuring:

KELLY BARTNIK (Nic), NIA CALLOWAY (Ella), IANNE FIELDS STEWART (Serena), CLAIRE JAMISON (Paloma)

Lighting Designer: ELIZABETH MAK

Sound Designer: GRAHAM KG GARLINGTON

Stage Manager: ABRAHAM MARTLETT

MORE INFO: https://www.triskelionarts.org/the-pack-theater

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Oct
4
to Oct 7

STAINED

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STAINED

By Charly Evon Simpson

Directed by Kate Moore Heaney

October 4-7 at New Ohio Theatre

Tickets: $18

Show dates and times: 10/4 7:30PM, 10/5 7:30PM, 10/6 3PM, 7:30PM, & 10/7 3PM

CAST: Naomi Lorrain, Eric Whitten, Marlowe Holden, Garrett Hendricks, and Shaun Patrick Tubbs

Grieving the death of her daughter in a mass shooting that she herself survived, Greta struggles with feelings of loss and powerlessness. She finds solace in a surprising source who presents her with a shocking way to take back her power and channel her pain.

Tickets: https://withfriends.co/event/639604/stained_by_charly_evon_simpson

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Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

A reading of Scratching the Surface at Artemisia in Chicago!

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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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Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Reading of FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN at Salt Lake Acting Company

Salt Lake Acting Company and The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2018 Davey Foundation Theatre Grant is Charly Evon Simpson’s FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN.FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN will receive a weeklong developmental workshop at the Salt Lake Acting Company this summer. The artistic team will include Martine Kei Green-Rogers as director/dramaturg and cast including Latoya Cameron, Dee-Dee Darby Duffin, Susanna Florence, Tristan Johnson, and Nicki Nixon.

The workshop will culminate in a staged reading, free and open to the public, at SLAC on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 7pm.

About the Play
Amali is a 12-year-old girl who finds herself on the edge of womanhood and is having trouble navigating her new world. Her mom is always busy and her sister is about to have a baby of her own. Her friend, Marina, has ditched her, but her new 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.

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Jun
17
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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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Reading at Bivy with Hollis Mickey in Anchorage, AK

In the frame of her show Rabbits Do Not Know What They Are, S Hollis Mickey presents her performance piece Bleigiessen. 
Bleigiessen (in German lead-pouring), known also as lead-guessing, is a technique of divination using molten metal, in which typically molten lead or tin is dropped into water. In this performance of divination, the artist reads tea leaves, burns hairs. Every gesture is portentous, a possible fortelling. All who bear witness are drawn into the act of prognostication. �

Alongside the performance, the book launch of Molybdomancy (lead guessing), published by Rabbit Rabbit Press, Jimmy Riordan’s imprint. The publication is a document of S Hollis Mickey performance Bleigiessen and a simple explanation of the process of Molybdomancy.
For the occasion, S Hollis Mickey and Jimmy Riordan will both read fortunes.

On the same date:
Reading by Charly Simpson, playwright and performer from New York City. charlyevonsimpson.com

Bivy
419 G Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
info@bivy.space
www.bivy.space

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May
19
to May 20

Episode Four of Girl With No Hands

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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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May
14
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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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Reading of "form of a girl unknown"

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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Jan
26
to Jan 28

Fighting Fears

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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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Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Reading of "Jump" at Azuka Theatre

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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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Nov
18
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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Sep
16
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

Cosmicomics
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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