We're particularly excited by this partnership, as it allows us to continue to work on plays that we have previously presented as a part of various salon seasons - "Confessional" in 2019, "Abhinaya: A Dance Play" in 2020, and "Un Hombre: A Golem Story" in 2022!
The lead producer of this reading series is artistic director Ria T. DiLullo.
Stage Management of this reading series is provided by Callie Considine.
Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 PM
When the unsolved shooting of a Catholic high school girl rocks the tight-knit community of Staten Island, New York, Abby, who has begrudgingly moved back after years of living in Manhattan, finds herself inexplicably drawn back to the people and patterns of her youth. Is her creeping sense of guilt merely a byproduct of her Catholic upbringing, or are the persistent memories of sinister encounters with her own brother pointing her toward a darker truth? Confessional is a story of the questions we avoid asking and the secrets we keep from ourselves.
Directed by Ria T. DiLullo. Featuring Sam Given, Jamie Lorenzo, Abraham Makany, Juan Roman Jr., Gael Schaefer, and Isabella Jane Schiller.
Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM
Avni is preparing for her arangetram, her Indian classical dance debut. Her training grounds her, even as her family falls apart. Money struggles, divorce, secrets, and the failed American dream combine with stories from the Ramayana and Mahābhārata. Abhinaya: A Dance Play explores the role of classical arts in the modern world.
Directed by Ria T. DiLullo. Featuring Yamini Kalluri, Shubhangi Kuchibhotla, Anuj Parikh, Avanthika Srinivasan, Giriga Surya, and Preeti Vasudevan
Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00 PM
A modern-day golem story about Rebecca Wolfson, a recently widowed single mother, who makes a clay man that comes to life and serves as a Bar Mitzvah and Spanish tutor for her 12-year-old son. As mother and son get wrapped up in the distractions that this seemingly perfect solution to their problems offers, the clay man begins questioning his own existence and purpose, forcing all three to confront the truths they’ve all been avoiding.
Directed by Ben Freeman. Featuring Jesse Castellanos, Tamra Paselk, and Sebastian Ruiz.