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2013 Season

HEARTBREAKER: TWO MONTHS WITH JUDY GARLAND by John Meyer (world premiere)
FILMING O’KEEFFE by Eric Lane (world premiere)
AVENUE Q by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty
GUITARS NOT GUNS (Second Act Cabaret) with David Finch
THE BAILEY’S CROSSROADS OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL by Hal Corley (new play reading)

2012 Season

BLACK TIE by A.R. Gurney
NEXT TO NORMAL by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics)
WOODY SEZ: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie devised by David Lutken with Nick Corley
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE (second Act Cabaret) with Joe Kinosian, Kellen Blair and Anna Marquardt
FILMING O’KEEFFE by Eric Lane (new play reading)

2011 Season

THE K OF D, AN URBAN LEGEND by Laura Schellhardt
SHOOTING STAR by Steven Dietz
HELLO OUT THERE music by Frank Terry | book and lyrics by Eric Price (world premiere)
SECOND ACT CABARET with Gary Adler Phoebe Kreutz, and Adam Armstrong
DREAM STREET by Sean Christopher Lewis (a new play reading)

2010 Season

WHAT A GLORIOUS FEELING book by Jay Berkow (East Coast Premiere)
BRUSH THE SUMMER BY by Hal Corley (world premiere)
MURDER FOR TWO: A Killer Musical (First Full Production) Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair book and music by Joe Kinosian (premiere)
LOVING LEO book and lyrics by Sara Cooper music by Zach Redler  (a musical in progress)
AN UNEXPECTED EVENING WITH HOWIE MICHAEL SMITH
With Gary Adler and Howie Michael Smith

2009 Season

ORDINARY DAYS by Adam Gwon
GOAT SHOW a solo performance written by Jennifer Fawcett
I WILL MAKE YOU ORPHANS written and performed by Sean C. Lewis
LEAVING IOWA by Tim Clue and Spike Manton
BRUSH THE SUMMER BY a play-in-progress by Hal Corley, directed by Mark FleischerWith Peggy J. Scott and Stephen Bradbury

2008 SEASON

LOVE SONG by John Kolvenbach
FILLER UP! a solo performance written by Deb Filler and Lowry Marshall
ALTAR BOYZ music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker and Gary Adler, book by Kevin Del Aguilia, conceived by Ken Davenport and Marc Kessler
WELL I’LL TELL YA…  written and performed by Deb Filler (a work-in-progress)

2007 SEASON

BEHAVE YOURSELF world premiere play by Leslie Ayvazian
Directed by Martha BantaWith Brenda Currin, Johanna Day, Bruce MacVittie, Hal Robinson, Joan Rosenfels, Brian Russell
2.5 MINUTE RIDEa solo performance writtenand performed by Lisa Kron
Tick…tick…BOOM! musical by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Gabriel BarreWith Colin Hanlon, Ryan Duncan, Sarah Glendening
TINY FEATS OF COWARDICE a work-in-progress musicalWritten and Performed by Susan Bernfield, Music by Rachel Peters
365 DAYS/365 PLAYS short plays by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Brenny Rabine with Sari Bobbin, David Girard, Tinashe Kajese, Tyrone Henderson,Sue Ford

2006 SEASON

ALL IS NOT by Melissa James Gibson (world premiere)
Directed by Martha BantaWith Haerry Kim, Mina Kim, Christopher McCann, Malcolm Morano, Rebecca Nelson, Mark Setlock, and Colleen Werthmann
BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS a hip-hop musical by Jordan Aleen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, GQ, and Erik Weiner
Directed by Nick CorleyWith Jason Babinsky, Omar Evans, Benton Greene, and Jake Mosser
A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Sturgis WarnerWith David Barlow and Robert Lavelle
BAD CAT a work-in-progress by Leslie Ayvazian
Directed by Martha Banta with Brenda Currin, Frank Deal, Barbara Garrick, Judith Roberts, Hal Robinson, and Peter Rini

2005 SEASON

THE GIRL IN THE FRAME by Jeremy Desmon
Directed by Thomas Caruso with Stephanie Kurtzuba, Vicki Van Tassel, Todd Cerveris,Victor Wallace
HIGH DIVE a solo play written and performed by Leslie Ayvazian
MADAGASCAR a play by J.T. Rogers
Directed by Gus Reyes with Mary Beth Peil, Sherri Parker Lee, Larry Pine
LOST a work-in-progress play by Melissa James Gibson

2004 SEASON

ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY by Elaine Stritch and John Lahr
Originally Directed on Broadway by George C. Wolfe Musical Direction by Rob Bowman
BOSTON MARRIAGE a play by David Mamet
Directed by Martha Banta with Lise Bruneau, Megan Hollingshead, Marina Squerciati
STONES IN HIS POCKETS a play by Marie Jones
Directed by Jerry Manning with Kirk Jackson, Oliver Wadsworth
MIMI LE DUCK a musical by Diane Hansen-Young and Brian Feinstein (world premiere)
Directed by Thomas Caruso, Musical Direction by Chris Fenwick with Robert DuSold, Allen Fitzpatrick, Annie Golden, Donald Grody, Brian Scott Johnson, Nada Rowand, Louis Tucci, Christine Zbornik
COAST TO COASTa solo performance by Marc Wolf directed by Emily Mann

2003 SEASON

The Lake’s End a play by Anton Dudley (world premiere)
Directed by Martha Banta With Robert Gomes, Jason Butler Harner, Martin Kildare, Henny Russell, Anthony Veneziale
Bingo a musical comedy by Michael Heitzman, David Holcenberg,
Ilene ReidDirected by Glenn Casale with Lisa Asher, Stacia Fernandez, Lori Fischer, Jan Leigh Herndon, Liz McCartney, Beth Malone, Kilty Reidy
It Goes Without Saying a solo performance by Bill Bowers (world premiere)
Directed by Martha Banta
The Unexpected Man a play by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Jeremy CohenWith Jordan Charney and Peggy J. Scott

2002 SEASON

Guys on Ice a musical by Fred Alley and James Kaplan
Directed by Martha Banta
Fishwrap a musical review conceived by Bill Castellino and Gilles Chiasson (world premiere)
Directed by Bill Castellino
At Home in an Alien Land* a play written and performed by Tyrone Mitchell (world premiere)
Henderson based on the writings of Richard Wright Directed by Martha Banta
Blown Sideways Through Life A Play by Claudia Shear
Performed by Jennifer Perry Directed by Leigh Silverman
New Stuff at Night

2001 SEASON

Art a play by Yazmina Reza
Directed by Martha BantaWith Tyrone Henderson, Kirk Jackson, Oliver Wadsworth
Nocturne a play by Adam Rapp
Directed by Martha Banta
Performed by Dallas Roberts
Chrysalis* a musical by Gilles Chiasson Directed by Beth Schachter (world premiere)
Late Night Cabaret

2000 SEASON

Wit a play by Margaret Edson
Directed by Martha Banta with Mary Beth Peil, Tyron Henderson, Megan Hollingshead,Valda Setterfield, John Thomas Waite, Clay Adams,Renee Borys, Alex Goldberg, Kelly VanZile
The 5 & Dime Plays 10-minute plays by Joe DiPietro, Melissa James Gibson, Rick Davidson, Cathy Dede, and Robert Schulz (world premiere)
Directed by Beth Schacter with Kristen Lee Kelly and Michael Mastro
Barbara’s Blue Kitchen a musical by Lori Fischer (world premiere)
Directed by Martha Banta, Musical Direction by David Lutken with Lori Fischer
Late Night Cabaret

1999 SEASON

Times Of War a play by Eric Lane (world premiere)
Directed by Martha Banta with Jimmy Georgiades, David Gunderman, Maggie Low, Jeanne Willcoxon
Punch Me In The Stomach a solo performance by Deb Filler
As Thousands Cheer
Directed by Daisy Walker, choreographed by Schele Williams with Kenny Boys, Rosa Curry, Paul DePasquale, Laura Fois,Will Gartshore, Cynthia Sophiea
Acoustic Cabaret With Lori Fischer, Sean McCourt, Sean Fri, Traci Lynn Thomas, Gilles Chiasson

1998 SEASON

The Family Business a play by Ain and David Gordon
Directed by Martha Banta with Lynn Cohen, David Beach, Tyran Grimstad
Fully Committed a play by Becky Mode (world premiere)
Directed by Phillip Shneidman with Mark Setlock
Three Postcards a play by Craig Lucas
with music by Craig Carnelia Directed by Rachel Dickstein with P. Emma Cole, Ali Hayden, Mark Kressel, Leslie Nipkow, Rick Oquita
Barbara’s Blue Kitchen  a musical by Lori Fischer (world premiere)
Directed by Gabriel Barre with Lori Fischer, Gilles Chiasson
Late-Nite Cabaret – Acoustic Singer/Songwriters
with Gilles Chiasson, Lori Fischer, Megan Carey
Children’s Workshops led by Russell Granet & Mark Matukawitz

1997 SEASON

The Deal a play by Ron Burch (world premiere)
Directed by Martha BantaWith Jane Young, Tim Deak, Dean Fourie, Blythe Baten, Oliver Wadsworth
Lucky Stiff a musical by Lynn Arhens & Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Lori Steinberg, choreographed by John CarraffaWith Susan Emmerson, David Gunderman, Cynthia Sophiea,Kenny Boys, Paul DePasquale, AlDecristo, James Fall,Darren Matthias, Ali Hayden, Sheri Sanders.
The Man in Room 306 a solo performance by Craig Allen Edwards
Excuse My Dust a solo performance by Barbara Pitts
Late-Nite Cabaret: Max & Maxine-The Coming Home Tour  (world premiere)
By & with Gary Adler, Bryan Johnson, Jen Perry

1996 SEASON

Three Tall Women a play by Edward Albee
Directed by Martha BantaWith Johanna Day, Judy Frank, Lois Raebeck, Mark Schulz
John & Jen a musical by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald
Directed by Gabriel BarreWith James Bohanek, Mary Lee Grafio
Thin Walls a solo performance by Alice Eve Cohen
A Fresh of Breath Air a solo performance by Dale Stein
Late-Nite Cabaret: The Songs of Galt MacDermot (world premiere)
With Mary Bond Davis, Jesse Sinclair Lenat, Cindy, Tim Booth

1995 SEASON

The Harry & Sam Dialogues a play by Karen Ellison
Directed by Martha BantaWith Mark Setlock & Will Warren
Heartbeats a musical by Amanda McBroom
Directed by John Schact, choreographed by Jennifer KraterWith Gloria Ptak, Bryan Johnson, Gilles Chiasson,David Gunderman, Meg Tolin, Jennifer Perry.
101 Humiliating Stories a solo performance by Lisa Kron
Prisoner in Paradise a solo performance by Stephanie Silverman
Late-Nite Cabaret featuring the cast of Heartbeats

 1994 Inaugural Benefit Performance

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
starring Elaine Stritch and Jason Robards

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