Thank You for a Record-Breaking 30th Season!

July 30th, 2014

In 6 short weeks we traveled the globe with more artists than ever – 274 of the finest writers, performers, directors and designers working in the theater today.

From New York dreamers

to mysterious blondes

to lovers from around the world …

these storytellers captured our imaginations and our hearts.

Thanks to all of you – more than 10,000 people! – who joined us on this most incredible Powerhouse journey!

All photos by Buck Lewis

Readings Festival 2!

July 22nd, 2014

Readings Festival 2 is this weekend, July 25-27!
Reserve your tickets online at or by calling (845) 437-5599.

Friday, July 25 at 7:30pm
Turn Me Loose
 by Gretchen Law, directed by John Gould Rubin

Saturday, July 26 at noon
The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

Saturday, July 26 at 5pm
 by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by David Hyde Pierce

Sunday, July 27 at noon
Dry Land
 by Ruby Rae Spiegel, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

Sunday, July 27 at 5pm
American Pop
 by Michael Friedman, directed by Trip Cullman

This Week at Powerhouse!

July 10th, 2014

Inside Look Workshop

July 11-13
The Light Years
Written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen
Developed and directed by Oliver Butler
Made by The Debate Society

Hannah Bos                          Paul Thureen                   Oliver Butler

Ken Barnett                                 Griffin Birney

Reg Rogers                   David Shih

Chicago 1893: The Zoopraxiscope, cracker jacks and neon lights. On the eve of a glowing new century, something terrible happens in a humble two-story home. And everything ends. Chicago 1933: When the fair returns 40 years later, so do the unfinished histories of everything that could have been. And so things begin for the hermit upstairs and the mysterious look-a-like below.

The Powerhouse Apprentice Company Performances

Thursdays July 10, 17 & 24 at 6pm
in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Figures utilizes movement, music poetry, and improvisation to examine the human body as instrument and artwork. Part of the “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb,” Figures runs alongside the exhibition “Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art.”

July 11-14 Friday, Sunday & Monday at 7pm / Saturday at 6pm
The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Tomi Tsunoda
At the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve (In case of rain, performances will be held in the Skinner Hall of Music)

July 18-21 Friday, Sunday & Monday 7pm / Saturday at 6pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tracy Bersley
At the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve (In case of rain, performances will be held in the Skinner Hall of Music)

July 20-21 Sunday 3pm / Monday 8pm
Privileged Life of Cats
By Margaret Namulynga
Directed by Emily Mendelsohn
In the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
A workshop of Namulynga’s new play that follows a lesbian couple in Uganda after they are outed in a local tabloid. In addition to the play, there will be a conversation about global LGBT identity and the particular contexts influencing the recent anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda.


Casting Announced!

June 26th, 2014

The Danish Widow
Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley
With Powerhouse veterans Craig Bierko, Annika Boras,
Matt McGrath and Kyra Sedgwick 

July 16-27


Kyra Sedgwick

The newest play from the Tony, Pulitzer, and Oscar-winning author of Doubt, Moonstruck, and Outside Mullingar!

A mystery unfolds against an international backdrop as an insurance investigator finds herself battling wits with a formidable Danish widow. Shanley describes the play as “disturbing, funny, deadly serious, sexy – like a Hitchcock film with a modernist edge.


Beginning This Week: The Babylon Line and SeaWife!

June 25th, 2014

On the Mainstage

The Babylon Line
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Terry Kinney
With Leslie Bibb, Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor,  Frank Wood
June 26 – July 6

Babylon Line

1967. A writer from bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Levittown to teach a creative writing class. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student – a kindred spirit? something more? - reawakens his own artistic impulses.

Musical Workshop

by Seth Moore & The Lobbyists
Directed by and developed with Liz Carlson
June 27-29

The Lobbyist

Supernatural characters, romance, tragedy and stirring original music by The Lobbyists combine in this one-of-a-kind event inspired by 19th century nautical literature: part play, part concert, and part immersive experience.
Click here for a sneak peak.

For tickets, call (845) 437.5599

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