On Sunday, September 17, 2023, Theater in Asylum joined Bread and Puppet and thousands of marchers to demand an end to fossil fuels and global militarism.
Theater in Asylum Happy Hour
Friday, September 22, 2023
4 - 8 PM
115 1st Ave, New York, NY
Join us at Tile Bar in the East Village on Friday, September 22nd for a happy hour! Celebrate the run of The Nobodies with us, catch up with members of the TIA community and learn more about our friends’ exciting theater projects coming up this Fall. Mark your calendars — we can't wait to see you all there!
Andy Boyd has a new play!
TIA collaborator (Occupy Prescott) and playwright Andy Boyd has a new play! Come see Room, Room, Room, in the many Mansions of eternal glory for Thee and for everyone at The Brick in Williamsburg, October 12th-October 28th! This piece, which is with syd island and Philip Santos Schaffer, explores the life and legacy of The Publick Universal Friend, a genderless mystic from the 18th century. The Publick Universal Friend preached a non-predestinarian, anti-slavery, gender-egalitarian version of Christianity, and believed the world was about to end. Relatable! The show also includes the co-creators' own 21st century thoughts on some of the themes of PUF's life, like God, sex, gender, utopia, and the end of the world. There will be songs! There will be dancing! There will be an opportunity to radically rethink your relationship to gender!
Tickets start at $22, and the October 19th performance will be a sensory-relaxed show with even lighting, no projections, and quieter music."
The Federal Theater Project in the news
Fall has arrived in New York City, as have the usual trappings of the season - cooler weather, changing leaves, all pumpkin everything, and, of course, fall theater! After a busy summer of development on The FTP Show, we here at Theater in Asylum are hard at work gearing up for our 2023 season. Between applying for grants, planning a full production of The FTP Show and getting ready for our annual fundraiser (watch this space!), we’re taking in all the exciting work our friends in the indie theater scene have created this season. Read on to learn more about what we’re up to, as well as some of the upcoming projects we’re most excited about!
Cold Readings Continue this Month!
This month, we’ll be hosting two exciting Cold Readings, both online and in person. If you’re not already familiar, Cold Readings is a play-reading series focusing not on development, but on reader engagement. Each night a facilitator introduces the play and its context, we read the play without rehearsal, and finally we discuss. We dive into plays without the pressure of performance and cherish the opportunity to learn about our artform. No theater training is required to read and the group is always growing.
Interested in joining a reading? Just want to learn more? Email us to get on the list!
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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.