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The Flora and Fauna
by Alyson Mead (she/her/hers)
Ginnie and Adele have been friends for decades, helping each other navigate through life’s twists and turns. But when an inescapable event arises, they’re forced to confront the dark secret of how they met, and deal with forces trying to separate them in a way they never thought possible. The Flora and Fauna is a modern, #MeToo-inflected drama about unconditional love, loss and the lengths we’d go to for one another. In order to move forward, sometimes you’ve got to go back.
Live Recording: Monday, September 30th, 2019
Link for tickets: tpsthefloraandfauna.eventbrite.com
Directed by: Blayze Teicher
Musical Guest: Diana DiCostanzo
By Michelle Tyrene Johnson (she/her/hers)
It’s not just white people who need and want to find out about their genetic heritage. What happens when a black genealogy professor meets her long lost nephew as part of her unethical use of a database? Their colliding lives are based on the colliding lies of others.
Live Recording: Monday, October 28th, 2019
Link for tickets: tpsburiedroots.eventbrite.com
By Emma Goldman-Sherman (she/her/hers)
Although Abraham is a Jew from Flushing, and he only has one daughter, Maxine, and her only daughter Racie is a lesbian, Abraham still believes he'll be the Father of Nations. He moves to Tel Aviv in search of his first love, Haajar. When he discovers Haajar's daughter has five Palestinian Muslim sons, he goes to Nablus in the midst of the first Intifada to claim them as his own. Abraham's Daughters is a mythic play about colonialism and identity.
Live Recording: Monday, November 25th, 2019
Link for tickets: tpsabrahamsdaughters.eventbrite.com
By Erlina Ortiz (she/her/hers)
Genesis left her past behind long ago. But her mother’s release from prison forces them both to confront long-buried pain – and to wonder if they can ever become a family again. Morris Sonyando lovingly illuminates the blood ties that break and bind people.
Live Recording: Monday, December 16th, 2019
Link for tickets: tpsmorirsonyando.eventbrite.com
The Last Ring
By Ashley Lauren Rogers (she/her/hers, they/them/theirs)
Mari is a closeted transgender woman from Japan, and the number one contender for a professional wrestling title; if she doesn’t pay a ransom, her trans status will be revealed to the world. We watch Mari take on her long time adversary Alexa in a ladder match for the WEW Prima Donna’s Championship.
Live Recording: Monday, January 27th, 2020
Link for tickets: tpsthelastring.eventbrite.com
‘A' (What the Black Girl Found While Searching for God)
By Taji Senior (she/her/hers)
16-year-old ‘A’ is at war, battling herself and the world around her. She takes comfort in her relationship with God, her patient and compassionate friend who offers ‘A’ stillness and a listening ear. But just as she thinks she’s finally come to understand her own existence, God goes missing, leaving ‘A’ to confront an antagonistic Narrator whose true identity may lead her to the peace she so desperately hopes to find.
Live Recording: Monday, February 24th, 2020
Link for tickets: tpsblackgirlgod.eventbrite.com
An Eco-Fable: A Wolf, a Rabbit, and a Crow Walk into Tomorrow
By Robin Rice (she/her/hers)
Five years ago, Mother Wolf was captured and taken away from her pack and newborn pups. Now she returns to Homeland and there is no sign of other wolves. There are frequent avalanches; the glacier is melting at a rapid rate; forest fires and fierce storms are devastating the land. Mother Wolf convinces a lonely, teenage jackrabbit, a starving crow and Clem, a flower on a clematis vine, to team up with her. Together, they struggle to rectify the situation before it's too late.
Live Recording: Monday, March 30th, 2020
Link for tickets: tpsanecofable.eventbrite.com
By Molly Olis Krost (she/her/hers)
Angela has arrived to congratulate her twin sister on her new baby but instead finds Eve “cohabitating” with a Filipino vampire with an infamous hunger for all things fetus. Does Angela believe Eve’s claims that all is well with her new relationship? Nanay, a new play by Molly Olis Krost, incorporates Filipino mythology and tradition to compare eastern and western approaches to sisterhood, trauma and healing.
Live Recording: Monday, April 27th, 2020
Link for tickets: tpsnanay.eventbrite.com
Faust on 147th Street
By Iman Ward (she/her/hers)
Faust on 147th Street explores the perils of Black love in the face of poverty and hope/“selling their souls” for fame. They lose sense of their black identity, morals, and even love for the other. It’s set during Harlem’s late-90s era of club kids and Giuliani’s term in office - highlighting “pre-artisanal matcha lattes,” raw, gritty nature of New York City. It’s an ensemble piece which showcases the candid narrative of peoples’ idea of wealth and what they’ll do, either morally or immorally, to get it.
Live Recording: Monday, May 18th, 2020
Link for tickets: tpsfauston147th.eventbrite.com
By Jessica DeBruin (she/her/hers, they/them/theirs)
When Mal’s grandmother dies, she inherits a mysterious cabin in the woods. Reunited with her estranged mother Silvia, they parse through possessions, ghosts and long held family secrets, over a weekend the two of them won’t soon forget. Luciérnagas is a play about shadows: our own, and those of our family. It is a play about heritage, forgiveness and legacy that passes between women in a diaspora.
Live Recording: Monday, June 22nd, 2020
Link for tickets: https://tpsluciernagas.eventbrite.com