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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.