WEEK ONE

Wednesday, May 10

Exiled Theatre: Nurse Play  - 7:30pm

A staged reading of company co-founder James Wilkinson’s work-in-progress, part of the Cabinet Workshop Series.

 

Thursday, May 11

Anthem Theatre: I, Snowflake  – 8:00pm

An ensemble-devised play that combines movement, music, commedia, the 60s-style protest play, and the responses of real Americans after the 2016 election.

Friday, May 12

Travis Amiel & Riley Fox Hillyer: Nomi  – 8:00pm

A deconstruction of the life, aesthetic, and cultural impact of Klaus Sperber, aka Klaus Nomi, an iconic figure in the late 70s and early 80s of NYC's downtown performance art scene.

Saturday, May 13

Daniel Morris: I Am My Own Wife  - 2:00pm

The fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Actor Gabe Graetz takes on more than 30 characters, staged up close and personal in CWT’s upstairs second stage.

Travis Amiel & Riley Fox Hillyer: Nomi  – 5:00pm

A deconstruction of the life, aesthetic, and cultural impact of Klaus Sperber, aka Klaus Nomi, an iconic figure in the late 70s and early 80s of NYC's downtown performance art scene.

Anthem Theatre: I, Snowflake  – 8:00pm

An ensemble-devised play that combines movement, music, commedia, the 60s-style protest play, and the responses of real Americans after the 2016 election.

 

Sunday, May 14

Daniel Morris: I Am My Own Wife  - 1:00pm

The fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Actor Gabriel Graetz takes on more than 30 characters, staged up close and personal in CWT’s upstairs second stage.

Travis Amiel & Riley Fox Hillyer: Nomi  – 4:00pm

A deconstruction of the life, aesthetic, and cultural impact of Klaus Sperber, aka Klaus Nomi, an iconic figure in the late 70s and early 80s of NYC's downtown performance art scene.

Anthem Theatre: I, Snowflake  – 6:00pm

An ensemble-devised play that combines movement, music, commedia, the 60s-style protest play, and the responses of real Americans after the 2016 election.

 

WEEK TWO

 

Wednesday, May 17

Alley Cat Theater: Plank  - 7:30pm

A story about a woman who, happy and content, is adrift in the middle of the ocean on a plank of wood. Then she is “rescued.” Plank addresses some of the most compelling issues of our time: climate change, the TSA, refugees, individual rights, social media, and nature vs. society; part of the Cabinet Workshop Series.

 

Thursday, May 18

imaginary beasts: Pages from the Books of Repulsive Women

American Family Happily Institute: Anti-Procrastination Fluff

Laura Detwiler & Laura Neill: Eggs

A trio of performances starting at 7:30pm

  • Pages...explores wonderfully offbeat works by Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and the Baroness, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

  • Eggs portrays struggling actress, Demi, putting on a play to grapple with the question, "to sell, or not to sell?"

  • Anti-Procrastination Fluff answers the question, "If the game is rigged, how can we go on living, in such a difficult world?” through Pure Cheer Energy and the Pro-Happily Pom Pom.

Friday, May 19

Heart & Dagger: Nocturne  – 8:00pm

A bold new staging of Adam Rapp's haunting and poetic story of a young man identified only as "the Son."  Rapp takes you on a grief-laden journey, reliving the accident that changed the course of the Son's life and his attempts to come to terms with what he has done.

Saturday, May 20

Heart & Dagger: Nocturne  – 2:00pm

A bold new staging of Adam Rapp's haunting and poetic story of a young man identified only as "the Son."  Rapp takes you on a grief-laden journey, reliving the accident that changed the course of the Son's life and his attempts to come to terms with what he has done.

Daniel Morris: I Am My Own Wife  - 5:00pm

The fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Actor Gabe Graetz takes on more than 30 characters, staged up close and personal in CWT’s upstairs second stage.

imaginary beasts: Pages from the Books of Repulsive Women

American Family Happily Institute: Anti-Procrastination Fluff

Laura Detwiler & Laura Neill: Eggs

A trio of performances starting at 8:00pm

  • Pages...explores wonderfully offbeat works by Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and the Baroness, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

  • Eggs portrays struggling actress, Demi, putting on a play to grapple with the question, "to sell, or not to sell?"

  • Anti-Procrastination Fluff answers the question, "If the game is rigged, how can we go on living, in such a difficult world?” through Pure Cheer Energy and the Pro-Happily Pom Pom.

 

Sunday, May 21

Daniel Morris: I Am My Own Wife  - 12:00pm

The fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Actor Gabe Graetz takes on more than 30 characters, staged up close and personal in CWT’s upstairs second stage.

imaginary beasts: Pages from the Books of Repulsive Women

American Family Happily Institute: Anti-Procrastination Fluff

Laura Detwiler & Laura Neill: Eggs

A trio of performances starting at 3:00pm

  • Pages...explores wonderfully offbeat works by Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and the Baroness, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

  • Eggs portrays struggling actress, Demi, putting on a play to grapple with the question, "to sell, or not to sell?"

  • Anti-Procrastination Fluff answers the question, "If the game is rigged, how can we go on living, in such a difficult world?” through Pure Cheer Energy and the Pro-Happily Pom Pom.

Heart & Dagger: Nocturne  – 6:00pm

A bold new staging of Adam Rapp's haunting and poetic story of a young man identified only as "the Son."  Rapp takes you on a grief-laden journey, reliving the accident that changed the course of the Son's life and his attempts to come to terms with what he has done.

WEEK THREE

 

Wednesday, May 24

Ingrid Oslund: Sadie Mae, 1969  - 7:30pm

A staged reading based on the notorious Manson Murders from the perspective of famed murderess, Susan Atkins, renamed Sadie Mae Glutz by her cult leader; part of the Cabinet Workshop Series.

 

Thursday, May 25

Heart & Dagger: Nocturne  – 7:30pm

A bold new staging of Adam Rapp's haunting and poetic story of a young man identified only as "the Son."  Rapp takes you on a grief-laden journey, reliving the accident that changed the course of the Son's life and his attempts to come to terms with what he has done.

Friday, May 26

Sleeping Weazel: Nocturne and Nina

Libby Schap and Caitlin Brzezinksi: Flying Lessons

Fool's Journey: Singing Bones

A trio of performances starting at 8:00pm

  • Pianist and composer Kirsten Volness will play Nocturne, her electroacoustic piece inspired by Madison Cawein’s poem of the same title, and Nina, a three-song cycle tribute to jazz great Nina Simone composed by Judah Adashi.

  • Flying Lessons is told through shadow puppetry using moving screens and found object puppetry to examine three stories exploring identity and female relationships, inspired by the artwork of Audrey Niffenegger.

  • Singing Bones is an experimental, devised performance which focuses on direct physical engagement with traditional songs that have personal and/or ancestral significance to the performers.

Saturday, May 27

Mass. Theater Experiment: The Country Wife  - 2:00pm

A workshop performance of a modern, sexy adaptation of William Wycherley’s The Country Wife. The smash hit of 1675 London was created in a period of artistic tolerance , but was later considered too immoral to perform. This imaginative, energetic, and spirited ensemble gives the Wife a trim and shapely makeover and adds a few curves of their own; part of the Cabinet Workshop Series.

Daniel Morris: I Am My Own Wife  - 5:00pm

The fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Actor Gabe Graetz takes on more than 30 characters, staged up close and personal in CWT’s upstairs second stage.

Sleeping Weazel: Nocturne and Nina

Libby Schap and Caitlin Brzezinksi: Flying Lessons

Fool's Journey: Singing Bones

A trio of performances starting at 8:00pm

  • Pianist and composer Kirsten Volness will play Nocturne, her electroacoustic piece inspired by Madison Cawein’s poem of the same title, and Nina, a three-song cycle tribute to jazz great Nina Simone composed by Judah Adashi.

  • Flying Lessons is told through shadow puppetry using moving screens and found object puppetry to examine three stories exploring identity and female relationships, inspired by the artwork of Audrey Niffenegger.

  • Singing Bones is an experimental, devised performance which focuses on direct physical engagement with traditional songs that have personal and/or ancestral significance to the performers.