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Laurie Kanyok and Martin Harvey
in the Powerhouse 2014 production of In Your Arms.
Photograph by Buck Lewis.

Stay Tuned for details about our 2017 Powerhouse Season

NYSAF is proud to announce that at least 30 projects developed recently by NYSAF have had, or will soon have major NYC, regional, and international productions. Selections include:

The Wolves, PHT 2016
By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
The Playwrights Realm, NYC
November 2016 – January 2017

The Babylon Line, PHT 2014
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Terry Kinney
Lincoln Center Theater, NYC
September – December 2016

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, PHT 2016
By Taylor Mac
St. Ann’s Warehouse, NYC
September – October 2016

The Light Years, PHT 2013-2015
Written by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen
Developed and Directed by Oliver Butler
Made by The Debate Society
Playwrights Horizons, NYC
February – April 2017

Junk, PHT 2015
By Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Doug Hughes
La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego
2016-2017 Season
On Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater, NYC
March 2018

Big Sky, PHT 2013, NYC 2014
By Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros
Geffen Playhouse, L.A.
June 7 – July 17, 2016

Hadestown, NYSAF Special Workshop 2012
By Anais Mitchell
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
New York Theatre Workshop, NYC
May 2016

Rain, PHT 2015
By Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa
Based on the short story by W. Somerset Maugham
Directed by Barry Edelstein
The Old Globe, San Diego
March 24 – May 1, 2016

For Worse, PHT 2012
By Deborah Rennard
New Jersey Repertory Company, NJ
March 10- April 10, 2016

Swimmers, PHT 2013
By Rachel Bonds
The Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco
March 3 – March 27, 2016

The Last Match, PHT 2015
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
The Old Globe, San Diego
February 13 – March 13, 2016
Roundabout Theatre Company, NYC
September – December, 2017

Bright Star, PHT 2013, The Old Globe 2014
By Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Directed by Walter Bobbie
The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
December 2, 2015 – January 10, 2016
On Broadway at the Cort Theatre, NYC

Steve, NYSAF Special Workshop 2013
By Mark Gerrard
Directed by Cynthia Nixon
Presented by The New Group at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, NYC
November 3 – December 27, 2015

Choice, PHT 2014
By Winnie Holzman
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston
October 16 – November 15, 2015

Girlstar  PHT 2009
Book & Lyrics by Anton Dudley
Music by Brian Feinstein
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
Signature Theater, D.C.
October 13 – November 15, 2015

Ripcord, PHT 2014
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by David Hyde Pierce
The Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC
October 1 – December 6, 2015

The Humans, PHT 2014
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Joe Mantello
Roundabout Theatre Company, NYC
September 30- December 27, 2015
On Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre, NYC

In Your Arms, PHT 2014
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Vignettes by Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang,
Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally,
Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage and Alfred Uhry
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Conceived by Christopher Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian
Direction and Choreography by Christopher Gattelli
The Old Globe, San Diego
September 16 – October 25, 2015

Desire: An Evening of Plays
Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams, PHT 2015
Plays by Elizabeth Egloff, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman,
David Grimm, John Guare, and Beth Henley
Directed by Michael Wilson
59E59 Theaters, NYC
September 2, 2015 – October 10, 2015

Hamilton, PHT 2013
By Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed by Thomas Kail
On Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, NYC
August 6, 2015 – open ended

For a full production history, CLICK HERE.

Powerhouse Theater

Since 1985, the Powerhouse Summer Theater Season, a collaboration between New York Stage and Film and Vassar, has produced remarkable works of theater and trained an entire generation of young artists through our apprentice training program.  For the past 30 seasons, we have made Poughkeepsie, NY a theater destination for thousands.


Josh Radnor and Leslie Bibb in The Babylon Line

Kyra Sedgwick in The Danish Widow

Joe Morton in Turn Me Loose

Eloise Eonnet in SeaWife

Adesola Osakalumi and Oneika Phillips in In Your Arms

Frank Wood, Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, and Julie Halston in The Babylon Line

Paul Thureen in The Light Years

Michael Esper and Lindsay Mendez in American Pop

Evan Zes and Juliet Brett in Laugh

Sean Martin Hingston and Glenda Sol in In Your Arms

Powerhouse 2014 Season
Photographs by Buck Lewis

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