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Mahogany Brown returns to the Frigid NY Festival

February 14, 2020

Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid by Gina Femia

Part of the FRIGID NY Festival!

Did you miss the 2019 NYC production of Gina Femia's Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid at The Tank last summer?

(Or did you see it once and it stayed with you and you're trying to come back and bring a friend because you know the show's gonna hit different the second time around?? Trust us, it does.)

You've got 5 more chances to catch this play!

"It was a day like any other, except different. It was different. The air was a little bit too still and the trees were a bit too tall. That day. The day Jimmy Jones' little boy disappeared. Follow Private Eye Mahogany Brown as she searches for the child supposedly taken by 'The Nameless'. As the case progresses, clues appear to reveal more about Mahogany Brown than she is ready to handle."

Featuring...
Charisse Simone as MAHOGANY BROWN
Xavier Rodney as JIMMY JONES
Lara Fox as SUNSHINE
Rachel Weekley, Ashley Rogers, and Alexis Plaza as THE NAMELESS

Tickets: $18
(We offer $10 tickets for students and seniors! Message us for the discount code!)

* CW: Please note this play will address the disappearance of a child; this sensitive subject matter may be triggering for some audience members. ​

Step1 is a recipient of the Creative Space grant

January 15, 2020

Thank you to A.R.T./NY for including Step1 Theatre Project in their list of 2020 Cycle 2 Creative Space Grant recipients! Congratulations to the theatre companies on this list!

In-kind grants like these help keep us afloat, producing, and presenting bold work. Please support A.R.T./NY if you're able! Check out the list of all recipients below. 

R&D Winter: The Dirt is Fertile by Alisha Espinosa

November 15, 2019

R&D Fall Session 2019:
Presented by Step1 Theatre Project at The Artist Co-Op
Friday, November 15th, 2019

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The Dirt is Fertile by Alisha Espinosa

Summary:
New York City is called the concrete jungle, but what was it before concrete? Who did the city belong to when you could pull foot long clams out of the sand? In a place of constant change, it's easy to lose track of who causes the change and who's just learning to deal with. Through the eyes of different generations of New Yorkers, maybe it's easier to see what the city was, what it is, and what it could be.
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What is R&D?:
...Ours stands for Reading & Drinking!...

R&D is a free, informal gathering of artists invited to have a (totally optional) drink or two while volunteer performers read new works/ works-in-progress by independent playwrights. Past R&D pieces have ranged from short plays, one-acts, full lengths, to musical excerpts. Our free developmental reading series creates a laid-back environment for hearing pieces aloud while offering an opportunity for feedback.

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Are you a playwright with a new/developing piece you wanna hear out loud (but aren't trying to drain your own resources $$$ to put up a reading on your own)? Let us do it!

Submit your works to info@step1theatreproject.org for consideration at our Spring R&D session! All lengths and genres accepted.

R&D Summer: War Stories by Sarah Kelly

January 01, 2020

R&D Summer Session 2019:
Presented by Step1 Theatre Project at The Artist Co-Op

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War Stories
by Sarah Kelly

Against the backdrop of the City of Angels, the lives of four people - each with time running out on their dreams - intersect with disastrous consequences. Is all really fair in love and war?

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What is R&D?:
...Ours stands for Reading & Drinking!...
R&D is a free, informal gathering of artists invited to have a (totally optional) drink or two while volunteer performers read new works/ works-in-progress by independent playwrights. Past R&D pieces have ranged from short plays, one-acts, full lengths, to musical excerpts. Our free developmental reading series creates a laid-back environment for hearing pieces aloud while offering an opportunity for feedback.

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Are you a playwright with a new/developing piece you wanna hear out loud (but aren't trying to drain your own resources $$$ to put up a reading on your own)? Let us do it!

Submit your works to info@step1theatreproject.org for consideration at our Fall R&D session! All lengths and genres accepted.

Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid

July 10, 2019

Step1 Theatre Project proudly presents our 2019 Production:

"It was a day like any other, except different. It was different. The air was a little bit too still and the trees were a bit too tall. That day. The day Jimmy Jones' little boy disappeared. Follow Private Eye Mahogany Brown as she searches for the child supposedly taken by 'The Nameless'. As the case progresses, clues appear to reveal more about Mahogany Brown than she is ready to handle."

Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid
Written by Gina Femia
Directed by Janelle Zapata Castellano

Alisha Espinosa* as MAHOGANY BROWN
Xavier Rodney as JIMMY JONES
Lara Fox as SUNSHINE
Rachel Weekley & Sylas Barrett as THE NAMELESS

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association for this Equity Approved Showcase

R&D Spring: Into the River I Went

April 26, 2019

R&D Spring Session 2019:
Presented by Step1 Theatre Project at The Artist Co-Op
Friday, April 26th @ 7PM

*** Content Warning: This session's material will address sensitive topics like classism, racism, and sexual violence. ***

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Into the River I Went
by Nelson Diaz-Marcano

Raquel and Ben are high school sweethearts who have gotten engaged to the dismay of his sister, Janet. The two women have been pitted against each other since the day they met by class, culture, and gender expectations. Suddenly they find themselves forced to work together to fight a violent beast that stalks them. Can they come to an understanding in time or will they fall prey to the beast?

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What is R&D?:
...Ours stands for Reading & Drinking!...
R&D is a free, informal gathering of artists invited to have a (totally optional) drink or two while volunteer performers read new works/ works-in-progress by independent playwrights. Past R&D pieces have ranged from short plays, one-acts, full lengths, to musical excerpts. Our free developmental reading series creates a laid-back environment for hearing pieces aloud while offering an opportunity for feedback.

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Are you a playwright with a new/developing piece you wanna hear out loud (but aren't trying to drain your own resources $$$ to put up a reading on your own)? Let us do it!

Submit your works to info@step1theatreproject.org for consideration at our Spring R&D session! All lengths and genres accepted.

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© Step1 Theatre Project 2019

 

Step1 Theatre Project is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. S1TP is a proud member of: A.R.T./New York, the League of Independent Theatre, and Materials for the Arts.

 

This season has been produced with help from A.R.T./New York's 2019 Nancy Quinn Fund.