June 21, 2017

PHT CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

MUSICAL WORKSHOP IN THE MARTEL

THIS AIN'T NO DISCO

music and lyrics by

Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz

book by Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz

and Rick Elice

directed by Trip Cullman

featuring Krystina Alabado, Ryan Cassata,

Adam Chanler-Berat, Will Connelly, Chris Dwan, Antwayn Hopper, Rebecca Naomi Jones,

Jahi Kearse, Jo Lampert, Carson McCalley,

Lindsay Mendez, Samantha Marie Ware

Set against the garbage strikes, the grit, the graffiti of NYC 1979, This Ain’t No Disco tells the story of drifters and dreamers who search for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and the Mudd Club. Ultimately, it’s about finding community and purpose in a city where one’s fate can turn on a dime bag, where every few steps gives you a chance to pick a new direction, to take a new path. From co-creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the director of Six Degrees of Separation.



June 30, July 1 - 2

Season Casting by Telsey + Company

William Cantler, CSA

Karyn Casl, CSA

June 8, 2017

PHT CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

MAINSTAGE IN THE POWERHOUSE

SACRED VALLEY

by Josh Radnor

directed by Sheryl Kaller

featuring: Michael Chernus, David Patterson,

Abigail Spencer

set design by Derek McLane and Brandon McNeel

costume design by Sarah Laux

lighting design by Russell H. Champa

sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen

production stage manager Lori Lundquist

Narby and Natalie can’t remember a time when they weren’t friends. But their seemingly rock-solid friendship is upended when Narby takes Natalie’s husband Brian out for his first mushroom trip. The next day, a confused Brian leaves Natalie, an enraged Natalie blames Narby, and three people are forced to ask themselves the deepest questions about love, friendship, and growing up in this bittersweet comedy from Josh Radnor (Liberal Arts, “How I Met your Mother,” Powerhouse’s The Babylon Line).

June 29 - July 9

Season Casting by Telsey + Company

William Cantler, CSA

Karyn Casl, CSA

June 28, 2017

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MAINSTAGE IN THE POWERHOUSE

SACRED VALLEY

by Josh Radnor

directed by Sheryl Kaller

set design by Derek McLane and Brandon McNeel

costume design by Sarah Laux

lighting design by Russell H. Champa
sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen
 

June 29 - July 9

June 28, 2017

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MUSICAL WORKSHOP IN THE MARTEL

THIS AIN'T NO DISCO

music and lyrics by

Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz

book by Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz

and Rick Elice

directed by Trip Cullman

June 30, July 1 - 2

July 3, 2017

NOW ON CAMPUS

MEET OUR FELLOWS

NYSAF offers several awards, fellowships, and residencies to early-career artists during the Powerhouse season, to provide development resources, artistic feedback, and access to our superb creative community.

We are thrilled to welcome three fellows to the Vassar campus:

Founders' Award Recipient

Ngozi Anyanwu

Epstein Fellow

Andrea Jo

Artist-In-Residence

Max Friedlich

Click a name to learn more about each artist

July 5, 2017

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INSIDE LOOK PLAY WORKSHOP

THE GREAT LEAP

by Lauren Yee

directed by Will Davis

featuring Jeffrey Omura, Richard Schiff, David Shih, Jeena Yi

 

July 7 - 9

July 25, 2017

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INSIDE LOOK PLAY WORKSHOP

THE HOMECOMING QUEEN

by Ngozi Anyanwu

directed by Awoye Timpo

featuring Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Segun Akande, Ngozi Anyanwu, Ebbe Bassey, Fedna Jacquet, Mirirai Sithole, Zenzi Williams

 

July 28 - 30

July 15, 2017

PHT CASTING

INSIDE LOOK PLAY WORKSHOP

THE HOMECOMING QUEEN

by Ngozi Anyanwu

directed by Awoye Timpo

featuring Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Segun Akande, Ngozi Anyanwu, Ebbe Bassey, Fedna Jacquet, Mirirai Sithole, Zenzi Williams

A bestselling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have.



July 28 - 30

July 14, 2017

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MAINSTAGE IN THE POWERHOUSE

GOOD MEN WANTED

by Kevin Armento

directed by Jaki Bradley

choreographed by Ani Taj

scenic design by Jason Sherwood

costume design by Tilly Grimes

lighting design by Jake DeGroot

sound design by ML Dogg

featuring Mayaa Boateng, Tom Coiner, Asia Kate Dillon, Alex Esola, Emma Meltzer, Doron JePaul Mitchell, Flor De Liz Perez, Molly Ranson

 

July 20 - 30

July 12, 2017

PHT CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

MUSICAL WORKSHOP IN THE MARTEL

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

book by Lynn Nottage

composed by Duncan Sheik

lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

based on the book by Sue Monk Kidd

directed by Sam Gold

featuring Uzo Aduba, Allison Blackwell, Sophia Anne Caruso, Ben Davis, Eisa Davis, Rory Donovan, Odiseas Georgiadis, Kecia Lewis, Peter Matthew Smith, Akron Watson

It’s 1964 in South Carolina, and restless white teenager Lily Owens wrestles with her controlling father and a haunting memory of her dead mother. When Rosaleen, her Black caretaker, is beaten and jailed for attempting to vote, Lily’s rebellious spirit is awakened and she and Rosaleen escape their circumstances on an adventure, to find the truth about her mother’s death. One portentous clue leads them to a colorful bee farm run by three eccentric and spiritual Black sisters, whose wisdom, warmth and motherly love help both Lily and Rosaleen grow and heal. Written by two time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk nominee Susan Birkenhead,composed by Tony winner Duncan Sheik, and directed by Tony winner Sam Gold.



July 27 - 30

Season Casting by Telsey + Company

Patrick Goodwin, CSA

July 29, 2017

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MUSICAL WORKSHOP IN THE MARTEL

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

book by Lynn Nottage

composed by Duncan Sheik

lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd

directed by Sam Gold

featuring Uzo Aduba, Allison Blackwell, Sophia Anne Caruso, Ben Davis, Eisa Davis, Rory Donovan, Odiseas Georgiadis, Kecia Lewis, Peter Matthew Smith, Akron Watson

 

July 27 - 30

June 8, 2017

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MUSICAL WORKSHOP IN THE MARTEL

STILYAGI

lyrics by Lisa Kron

music by Peter Lerman

directed by Michael Mayer

based on the motion picture The Hipsters, produced by Red Arrow Films

June 23 - 25

June 8, 2017

PHT CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

MUSICAL WORKSHOP IN THE MARTEL

STILYAGI

lyrics by Lisa Kron

music by Peter Lerman

directed by Michael Mayer

based on the motion picture The Hipsters, produced by Red Arrow Films

featuring: Alex Boniello, Dave Thomas Brown,

Jeb Brown, Karl Josef Co, Megan Masako Haley, Thomas Hettrick, Sarah Hunt, Daniel Jackson,

Marla Louissaint, Lisa Kron, Lauren Patten,

Joel Perez, Krysta Rodriguez, George Salazar,

Dale Soules, Chelsea Turbin

“This is musical about me, Mels Yefimovich Vasnetsov, about difficult time in my life when I was young (hard to believe) and good looking (harder to believe) in no-longer-existing world of 1950s Moscow, when I was pulled from promising future in Komosomol Leninist Youth Brigade by beautiful, corrupt and dissipated Stilyaga girl by name of Polly, who ruined my life in best and worst possible manner, which, to this day, I am not reconciling.  Obviously, this is complicated Soviet story, not fit subject for frivolous American musical.  But they ask for blurb so here is blurb so if you are interested, please, I invite you, come.  But if you ask me this is terrible idea.”

June 23 - 25

STILYAGI casting by Jim Carnahan/Jillian Cimini

214 West 29th Street

Suite 1001

New York, NY 10001

212-736-4240

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