What is Green Pages?
Green Pages is a developmental series by THEATER IN ASYLUM to focus on full-length works, both original and freshly adapted. We will be working with playwrights, directors, dramaturgs and actors to provide feedback to the lead artist and assist him or her in the early stages of script-development. If you would like to get involved with Green Pages please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's green about Green Pages?
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Created by Kelly Colburn
and Lauren Ulrich
Based loosely on the greek myth Alcyone and Ceyx, Kingfishers re-invents the tale of love and loss on Coney Island. Alcyone falls in love with a handsome sailor during Fleet Week but their love is destined to end when he is called away to war. On the first night at sea, a storm overtakes their ship and all are drowned, Ceyx included. As the days go on, Alcyone falls into a deep depression, unknowing that Ceyx is dead, and her parents (who are conveniently Zeus and Hera) set aside their differences and enlist the help of the other Gods to tell her of his fate and in the process rekindle their marriage.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Written by Jacob Marx Rice
Directed by Georgie Keveson
Isaac, an applauded but erratic physics professor, is on the brink of a discovery she hopes will shake the world; proving that God cannot mathematically exist in the universe. When the world around her begins to crumble, Isaac must choose either to complete her thesis or abandon the comfort of science to confront a cruel and painful reality around her.
HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT IRONY
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Written by Paul Bedard
Directed by Jake Lasser
In a post-9/11 world has genuine expression become too dangerous? As society spirals further down the rabbit hole of excess and distraction, is the protection gained with the veil of irony is worth the loss of honesty?
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.