PLANET CONNECTONS THEATRE FESTIVITY: changing the landscape of art in NYC #WeAreThePlanet

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Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year.

The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
June 12 – July 9, 2017
at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC



“The concept of being a fringe-group is no longer to be an outsider, but to be inclusive, connected … aware” says Brock Harris Hill, producing artistic director of the Festivity, “… the Planet Connections Festivity is more than just a theatre festival … it’s a game-changer, and is designed to invoke the power of art in motivating philanthropy, community outreach, and creates opportunities to connect our audience and artists through social change,” he concluded.

Within the Festivity are multiple theater, film and music festivals. Planet Connections’ artists use their work to shed light on causes that matter and inspire audiences to get involved. All of PCTF’s artists raise awareness for an organization or topic of their own selection.

Furthering its message, PCTF is the country’s first eco-friendly arts festivity as our marketing and promotional materials are eco-conscious in design and production. The relationships formed during the festivity allow our artists to find new audiences and forge new partnerships, turning PCTF artists into leaders and inspirations within the industry. Since its inception, Planet Connections has presented more than 250 Full Theater Productions, nearly 100 Staged Readings, and has made a difference to more than 300 charities. Planet Connections was featured on the Sundance Channel, NY1, and in The New York Times.

The 2017 Planet Connections Festivity

Anne Frank in the Gaza Strip presented by Good Works Productions

Written by Monica Bauer

Benefitting Women for Women International or American for Peace Now

Playwright Monica Bauer’s parable puts us in a world where Trump-supporters are the ruling majority and calls every tune. What will they think of a production of the Diary of Anne Frank with the title character played by a Muslim?? This is political satire with an open heart. Production directed by Shaun Peknic (Assoc. Director, ONCE, on Broadway); and featuring Andrew Dahreddine, David M. Farrington, Aizzah Fatima, Bruce Jones, John Fico, Becca Lish, Lauren D. Salvo.

June 24 @ 3:45 PM; June 25 @ 4:30 PM; July 2 @ 7:15 PM; July 6 @ 9:00 PM; July 8 @ 9:00 PM; July 9 @ 1:00 PM

Flamboyan Theater


Ben Minus Zoe Minus Ben presented by Daydream Theatre Company

Written and directed by Lenny Schwartz

Benefitting Sloan Kettering Memorial

Ben has been having visions of a girl his entire life. Yet, she doesn’t seem to exist. He assumes he is crazy…until clues start to surface that she may indeed exist. As he starts to unravel, Ben follows the clues towards the girl he dreams about…his one true love.
June 30, 2017 at 7pm; July 1, 2017 at 7pm; July 2, 2017 at 3pm.

Flamboyan Theater


Buffalo Heights presented by Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions

Written by Adam Harrell

Benefitting Trinity Place Shelter

Deported from France, expatriate Fran, a lesbian, attempts to start a new life in the land of opportunity, Buffalo, NY. Her new career as a high school French teacher, gets sidetracked after getting on the bad side of a congresswoman’s sociopathic daughter.

Born of a idea producing artistic director Jake Lipman had combining the dark conflicts in the classic plays, The Children’s Hour and Rhinoceros, Buffalo Heights explores – through absurdist comedy – the ultimate victories of pride and justice. The play received a Puffin Foundation grant in 2014.

June 15 @ 7:00 PM; June 17 @ 1:15 PM; June 19 @ 9:00 PM; June 24 @ 3:30 PM; June 25 @ 9:30 PM; June 30 @ 7:15 PM

LATEA Theater


Building a Real Boy presented by Co-Op Theatre East

Co-Op Theatre East Debuts a staged Reading of Building A Real Boy, A New Documentary Theatre Play About the Life and Work of Computer Prodigy and Activist Aaron Swartz

Devised collaboratively by Co-Op Theatre East ensemble members Tyrus Holden, Ashley Marinaccio, and Michael Rehse, through Swartz’s own writings, Building A Real Boy is a multimedia theatrical telling of the life and work of computer activist Aaron Swartz who died tragically at the age of 26 while facing forty years in prison for downloading academic journals. Building A Real Boy sheds light on critical issues surrounding freedom of information, and internet privacy, in addition to the power of youth in fighting oppressive political systems.

Thursday, June 28th at 5:30 pm 

LATEA Theatre


CAIN presented by ETdC Projects’ Lab

Benefitting The Indie Theater Fund

CAIN by Mario Fratti is an experimental stage reading created, designed, and directed by Roi Escudero, as an immersive performance-art experience.

Cain needs to be powerful… in control. He dominates Elena at every turn. His punishment comes when he pushed her just too far.

This show is not suitable for children.

Wednesday, July 5 @ 5:00 pm

The Flamboyant Theater


Canaries presented by Katie Cundari

Written by Katie Cundari

Benefitting Safe Horizon

Two seemingly opposite worlds collide when Hannah, an aspiring documentary filmmaker, finds an unusual source of material in Jordan, a blue collar woman whose life has centered more around North Dakota’s fracking boom than she ever would have imagined. Both women stand on the precipice of a new chapter in their lives, and ultimately debate whether a life filled with risk and struggle has more value than one lived in complacency.

Friday, June 29 @ 5:00 PM

LATEA Theatre


Christ Detained by the Department of Homeland Security presented by Anthony P. Pennino

Written by Anthony P. Pennino

Benefitting Amnesty International

The impact of recent political upheavals across the globe have frayed the very fabric of the space-time continuum, and so Jesus of Nazareth finds himself detained by Agent Clyde Hill of The Department of Homeland Security while trying to enter the United States. A refugee, resident of the Middle East, activist of subversive ideas and beliefs, Jesus must be interrogated for the protection of the American public. 
June 14 (7:30 pm), June 17 (7 pm), June 22 (5:30 pm), June 24 (2 pm), July 1 (9:30 pm), and July 3 (9 pm).

LATEA Theater


Conservation Theater: Fresh from Africa presented by Conservation Theater

Written by Bricken Sparacino

Benefitting the Wildlife Conservation Society

Two weeks before the festival, Bricken Sparacino will be in Africa. At the end of each day, she will write down what happened. These notes will become the show seen for Conservation Theater: Fresh from Africa.

June 17 @ 3:15 PM; June 24 @ 2:00 PM; June 28 @ 7:00 PM; June 29 @ 7:00 PM; July 8 @ 7:15 PM

Flamboyan Theater


D4rkly your retrorockets fl4re presented by The Constellation Project

Written by Steven Mark Tenney

Benefitting World Wildlife Foundation

When a young authoress of the future experiences writer’s block, her publisher sends an agent back in time to help.

June 21 @ 6:30 PM; June 22 @ 4:15 PM; June 28 @ 8:45 PM; June 30 @ 8:45 PM; July 2 @ 12:15 PM

Flamboyan Theater


The Donald Trump Chronicles, Among other Things presented by Randy Cordero

Written by Randy Cordero

Benefitting NYCLU

This series of comedy sketches serves as a chronology which follows the self-induced disastrous relationship with the public and the ridiculousness that has plagued the current POTUS. Truth, love, absurdist intellectual humor, and most importantly, mental and emotional investment in things that exist outside of ourselves.

June 15 @ 9:00 PM; June 17 @ 3:15 PM; June 24 @ 7:30 PM; June 28 @ 9:30 PM; July 1 @ 12:00 PM; July 2 @ 9:30 PM

LATEA Theater


DOORMAN presented by Penny Jackson

Written by Penny Jackson

Benefitting TRICKLE UP

Twenty-five years later the simmering hatred from the victims of The Bosnian War are ignited when a Serbian man is hired as a doorman in an Upper West Side building where the other doormen are Bosnian Muslim refugees.

June 22 @ 3:30 PM

LATEA Theater


Emerson at Big Mart presented by Waving Cat Productions

Written by Hope Weiner

Benefitting Planned Parenthood

Summer is for Shopping! and Big Mart is proud to announce its opening a summer Pop Up  right in the midst of this here Theatre Festivity. We won’t be here for long so RUN! don’t Walk to the greatest superstore the greatest country in the world has to offer. It’s like a Dream the American One.

June 20 @ 9:15 PM; June 24 @ 5:30 PM; June 26 @ 7:00 PM; June 29 @ 9:00 PM; July 2 @ 1:45 PM; July 5 @ 7:00 PM

LATEA Theater


Everyday Edna Mae presented by Kenny Wade Marshall

Written by Robin Rice

Benefitting WIN (Women In Need)

Edna Mae, 25, is dying to escape from the rural town of Mission Creek, Ohio, and become an artist. She has an opportunity to go to The Museum School in Boston, but must win a scholarship by submitting an exceptional painting. As she tries to create, obstacles mount. Her imaginary friend insists she pay attention to her appearance since a potential husband will arrive soon. People in the town refuse to pose for the painting. Edna Mae finishes the painting, but it isn’t good enough. Pressures to conform lead her to marry and her husband insists she pack away her art supplies and pay attention to him and their children. Her eyes gradually cannot see color, only sepia.

June 15 @ 7:30 PM; June 20 @ 8:45 PM; June 22 @ 9:30 PM

Flamboyan Theater


FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH ELLEN presented by Forgotten Artist Productions.

Written by Andrew Selig

Benefitting Retired And Senior Volunteer Program

Mr. Weatherington struggles in a nursing home with aging, loneliness, and perhaps Alzheimer’s or dementia. The nurses care for Walter, but this is challenging as he has a difficult time identifying between reality and imagination. What is sacrificed to spend 15 minutes each day with his true love Ellen?

June 14 @ 7:15 PM; June 17 @ 5:00 PM; June 19 @ 9:00 PM; June 25 @ 2:30 PM; July 1 @ 9:30 PM; July 3 @ 9:30 PM

Flamboyan Theater


The Floor is Lava presented by The Farm Theater

Written by Alex Riad

Held up in the basement of a billion-dollar Silicon Valley Start-up’s News Year’s Eve Party with an endless supply of scotch, a technophobic twenty-something, whose successful life self-destructed spectacularly in New York, struggles to maintain normalcy, old relationships, and his sanity as he ponders where he fits in a world governed by social media.

June 15 @ 5:15 PM; June 17 @ 7:00 PM; June 22 @ 7:15 PM; June 26 @ 9:15 PM; July 2 @ 5:00 PM; July 8 @ 1:00 PM

Flamboyan Theater


The Glory of Living presented by Rising Sun Performance Company

Written by Rebecca Gilman

Benefitting National Network to End Domestic Violence

A harsh exploration of the human condition and terrifying results of systematic abuse in our society today.  The Glory of Living tells the story of Lisa, a 15-year-old girl, and her marriage to Clint, an ex-con twice her age. Systematically abused by her husband, Lisa is coerced into helping him commit crimes of varying magnitude.  The play poses the question of what can happen when we discard our undesirables and what their alternate outcomes could be.

June 24 @ 9:30 PM; June 27 @ 7:15 PM; June 30 @ 5:00 PM; July 5 @ 7:00 PM; July 7 @ 9:30 PM; July 9 @ 3:00 PM

Flamboyan Theatre


Gornisht presented by Albi Gorn

Written by Albi Gorn

Benefitting Family-To-Family Hastings NY

Playwright Albi Gorn brings us six unique couples telling six unique relationship tales. Something for everyone as age, experience, sexual orientation, culture, and good old common sense all join the merry dance of a dozen loves and lovers. 
June 14 @ 9:15 PM; June 16 @ 9:00 PM; June 18 @ 12:00 PM; June 25 @ 8:30 PM; July 5 @ 9:00 PM; July 7 @ 5:00 PM

Flamboyan Theater


Harbor on Six presented by SNOWY OWL

Written by Charles Gershman

Benefitting The Council on American-Islamic Relations

NYC roommates Ben and Andrea play accidental host to a group of Syrian refugees. In their tiny apartment the hosts find their way of life and progressive values challenged—until Marwan’s brother Kareem makes a bold choice and Andrea makes a call that changes their lives indelibly.

June 26 @ 4:30 PM

LATEA Theatre


HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr presented by Heather Massie

A True Story of Hollywood Glamour and Scientific Genius

Written and Performed by Heather Massie

Benefitting Women in Wireless- New York

This Award-Winning Solo Play has toured the country with resounding acclaim, and returns to PCTF where it began!

“Heather Massie is no less than captivating” – Jed Ryan, The Huffington Post

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented Frequency Hopping and Spread Spectrum Technology that make the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy and intrigue, to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!

June 18 @ 5:00 PM; June 20 @ 7:15 PM; June 24 @ 9:30 PM; June 27 @ 7:00 PM; June 29 @ 7:00 PM; June 30 @ 5:15 PM

LATEA Theater

Hold My Spot presented by Opportunist Productions

Written by Amir Muhammad

Benefitting Swartz- Demand Progess

Hold My Spot, a story about three creatives looking to make a splash in the filmmaking world in 1950s America: Sarah, the headstrong leader with large ambitions; Barrows, her best friend and closest associate who also happens to be an African American; and Robert, the money man of the group. When they find a script about the life of an African-American man rising to fame, racial tensions, gender politics, and the taxing nature of filmmaking prove to make this dream a lot harder than expected.

June 19 @ 5:30 PM

LATEA Theatre


HORSE presented by Roly Poly Productions

Written and
directed by Janet Bentley with choreography by Gus Solomons, Jr.

Benefitting Girls Not Brides

Skin care products work on your skin … what about a life care product?
In HORSE, a new client brings more to the table than just a unique skin care formula. The stage is set for a product testing experiment that morphs into a hallucinogenic journey redefining reality and identity. The production features choreography by Gus Solomons, Jr.
who has performed with Donald McKayle, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, his own companies, and appeared in John Turturro’s feature
film Romance & Cigarettes.

June 17 @ 9:15 PM; June 18 @ 8:15 PM; June 23 @ 5:00

PM; June 25 @ 6:30 PM; June 1 @ 1:45 PM; June 3 @ 7:30 PM

Flamboyan Theater


Last Chance for Mama

Written by Larry Phillips

Benefitting The Actors Fund

Stephanie Talbert’s days of being a powerful Hollywood Player are numbered. The last several TV Shows she’s developed have bombed; and the Network brass is questioning her ability to deliver ratings grabbing TV. Desperate for a hit, she and her Associate Producer turn to an unlikely source; Stephanie’s meek Office Assistant, Jenny. Last Chance for Mama is satirical look at the price you pay for fame.

June 16 @ 8:30 PM; June 18 @ 3:00 PM; June 22 @ 7:00 PM; June 25 @ 6:00 PM; June 28 @ 7:30 PM; July 1 @ 2:00 PM

LATEA Theater


The (Last) Station presented by Necessary I.T.E.M.S. Project

Written by Eugene Muzica

Benefitting Coalition for the Homeless and The Samaritans

Experimental, physical and absurdist theatres meet this summer at The (Last) Station by Eugene Muzica, written in the avant-garde style of Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco, complete with the underlying yearning for a different reality. The distracted and neurotic characters have one objective: to go to the sea. But this turns out to be a mission impossible. Matters complicate even more because of the mysterious radio announcements in which a menacing Orwellian voice of Mister Tenant constantly makes vague threats. How much of their lives is governed by fear?

June 15 @ 9:30 PM; June 18 @ 4:30 PM; June 19 @ 7:00 PM; June 29 @ 5:00 PM; July 6 @ 7:00 PM

Flamboyan Theatre


LISTEN! THE RIVER presented by Articulate Theatre Company

Written by award-winning playwright, Robin Rice,

LISTEN! THE RIVER creeps up and tackles you unaware as you follow the journey of Turbo, a Maine Coon Cat who is a serious catalyst for change in the lives of diverse people. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a one-act, one-actor play, this magical story has been developed by Articulate Theatre and grown into a full-length, species-encompassing comedy-drama.

July 6 @ 6:00 PM, JULY 8 @ 5:15 PM

Flamboyan Theatre


Lost Angels presented by Playground Theatre Project

Written by Ralph Colombino

Benefitting Safe Horizon

LOST ANGELS, produced by The Actor’s Playground, performs June 16 @
During a lock down, a dozen high school students are stranded in a
classroom with no teacher… only texts and the PA system to let them
know what’s happening. Reminiscent of Rod Sterling’s The Shelter (from The Twilight Zone),
Lost Angels become a parable about how confinement reveals prejudice,
unveils secrets, and ultimately displays similarities – for better or
worse. Ralph Colombino’s riveting drama shines a powerful light on bullying,
violence, racism, sexism, drug/alcohol abuse, depression, and suicide.

June 14 @ 9:00 PM; June 17 @ 8:30 PM; June 21 @ 9:00 PM; June 25 @ 12:00 PM; July 2 @ 7:00 PM; July 7 @ 4:30 PM

Theatro LATEA


Michael is Black presented by C.A.G.E. Theatre Company

Written by Michael Hagin

Benefitting United Negro College Fund

Michael Hagins, NYC Playwright and Actor, tells us the story of his struggle as a black man, and an artist, through the mouth of charismatic, white actor Michael Rehse. Rehse will Mikesplain how difficult is is to be a black man in America today. A one man show, with two actors.

June 16 @ 7:00 PM; June 18 @ 1:30 p.m.;  June 22 @ 9:00 PM; June 23 @ 8:45 PM; June 27 @ 9:00 PM; July 1 @ 5:45 PM

LATEA Theater


Occasion for Sin presented by Katherine Brann Fredricks

Writer/Producer: Katherine Brann Fredricks
Adapted from St. Teresa of Avila & Garcilaso de la Vega
Director: Jessica Bashline
Composer: Oriente Lopez

Benefitting EL MUSEO del BARRIO

All for Gold, God, and Glory: A Jewish saint battles the Spanish Inquisition over the conquest of Peru in a new musical by Grammy Award winning composer Oriente Lopez.

Occasion for Sin weaves together the lives of the royal Incas; the court of Spain, where 13-year old Prince Felipe is torn between a bastard Priest and the corrupt Regent of Spain; and the woman whose determination to demonstrate God’s power in the world led her to become the Patron Saint of Spain, Teresa of Avila.  Together, these passionate adversaries confront the timeless conflict of waging war for peace.

June 23 @ 9:30 p.m.; June 25 @ 12:30 p.m.; June 27 @ 9:15 p.m.; July 1 @ 5:45 p.m.; July 2 @ 9:15 p.m.; July 8 @ 3:15 p.m.

Flamboyan Theater


Occasionally Nothing presented by Natalie Menna

Written by Natalie Menna

Benefitting Food Bank for New York City

The near future.  The world is nearing its’ end.  In a bizarre bomb shelter,  Harry , Clay and Luella , British expats, cope by taunting each other with warped games of verbal wordplays , and by blurring each other’s realities while losing touch with their own.  A bleak glimpse at life in the wake of a Drumpf presidency,  where wars abound, words have lost their meaning, and people have lost their way.  How did the world get there?

June 24 @ 12:00 PM; June 26 @ 9:00 PM; July 1 @ 7:30 PM; July 3 @ 7:00 PM; July 6 @ 7:30 PM; July 8 @ 3:15 PM

LATEA Theater


Pangaea presented by Pixie Theory Productions

Written by Erik Champney; directed by Shaun Peknic, and produced by Pixie Theory Productions

Benefitting RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incent National Network)

Ross Kurtz has a profound impact on everyone he meets. And they won’t let him forget it. A breathtaking psychodrama, PANGAEA explores the loss of personal identity and the terrifying journey back to who we really are.

June 14 @ 4:30PM

Flamboyan Theatre


A Philosophical Protest presented by Camilla Crawford

Written by Camilla Crawford

Benefitting The Actors Fund

A director from England, an actor and assistant director from South
Africa, and a stage manager from here in New York bring our A
Philosophical Protest to Planet Connections this summer.
Opening on the streets of Manhattan, a young woman, experiencing an
emotional crisis, decides to stage a protest against God, which
rankles a young man passing by. Their collision and subsequent
interactions create deep discussions about love and loss; deep sadness
and deeper poverty; and of course, God and the world. Was this a
chance meeting or fate? God knows!

June 20 @ 9:15 PM; June 24 @ 5:30 PM; June 26 @ 7:00 PM; June 29 @

9:00 PM; July 2 @ 1:45 PM; July 5 @ 7:00 PM

LATEA Theater


The Quiet House

Written by Erik Ehn

Benefitting WIN (Women In Need)

Renowned experimental theater artist Erik Ehn presents his play on the topic of homelessness.  Jackie has been intentionally homeless for some time now due to a broken heart.  Her daughter Sarolta, who is not homeless, is searching for her mother Jackie.

June 23 @ 7:00 PM

Flamboyan Theater


Rojo Verde presented by YaYa Productions

Written by Lynda Crawford

Benefitting GMO FREE USA and the NON GMO PROJECT

The Barrera family have had a small farm in New Mexico for hundreds of years—when it was native land, when it was Mexican, and now part of the US—producing, among other things, an outstanding native chili pepper, the Rojo Verde. But their livelihood and traditions are now threatened by an invisible drift: GMOs.

July 6 @ 5:30 PM

LATEA Theatre


Written and performed by Jan Wallace, Directed By E. Katherine Kerr

Benefitting National Brain Tumor Society

SHIRLEY AND ME, is about Jan Wallace’s relationship with the character Shirley Valentine (a not so young working class Liverpool lady who just takes off on holiday to Greece sans husband). Inspired from Jan Wallace‘s years of performing the award winning 1986 Willy Russell play, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, to theater audiences in Connecticut and the New York area. Unlike Shirley Valentine, Jan did not leave her husband, he, sadly, left her. Michaels Wallace passed away from a brain tumor and Jan dedicates this series of performances to his memory.

June 17 @ 5:15 PM; June 19 @ 7:30 PM; June 23 @ 5:30 PM; June 25 @ 8:00 PM; July 2 @ 3:45 PM; July 7 @ 7:00 PM

LATEA Theater


Snipped/Cut/Tied: Una Noche de Magia presented by Step1 Theatre Project

Written by Desi Moreno-Penson

In three short plays filled with novela-esque ’40s film noir to menacingmamboleros, Snipped/Cut/Tied: Una Noche de Magia takes the audience through a surrealist universe immersed in both levity and a scintillating darkness. With Genesister, Let Mezaluca Buy Your Car, and Dead Wives Dance the Mambo, Nuyorican playwright Desi Moreno-Penson boldly presents a world of magical realism for the next generation.

June 16 @ 7:00 PM, June 18 @ 2:30 PM, June 21 @ 9:30 PM, June 24 @ 5:45 PM, June 26 @ 7:15 PM, July 1 @ 3:45 PM


They Say We’ll Have Some Fun presented by MirrorMaker Productions and The Montclair Kimberley Academy Fine and Performing Arts Department

Written by Robert Gelberg

Benefitting Human Needs Food Pantry

THEY SAY WE’LL HAVE SOME FUN is a full-length play for teens in three scenes that takes place at a co-ed summer sleep away camp in the Adirondacks. Sarah, Martin, Kiki, and Loony all met as campers at Camp Cortland many years ago. Now, Sarah and Kiki are both counselors and Martin and Loony are Counselors-in-Training. Tonight is the night of their induction into the Camp Cortland staff as full-time counselors, but an emergency on the other side of camp as well as a persistently pestering young camper might throw that plan off its tracks. To Martin, however, this may be a blessing in disguise.

June 16 @ 5:15 PM; June 18 @ 6:30 PM; June 20 @ 7:00 PM; June 24 @ 7:45 PM; June 29 @ 8:45 PM; July 1 @ noon

Flamboyan Theater


Vatican Falls presented by Impetus Ensemble & Frank J. Avella

Written by Frank J. Avella

Benefitting SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

The journey of one sex abuse survivor, seeking retribution from the Church, who falls in love with a Vatican operative in Rome. In May of 2011, the World Premiere of the Italian-language version of VATICAN FALLS (Il Vaticano Cade) was canceled the night before opening amidst controversy and claims of death threats. Three months of hard work by renown Italian artists went up in a puff of NO ONE REALLY KNOWS!

June 21 @ 4:00 PM

LATEA Theatre


VICTORY GIRLS presented by Kristina Poe

Written by Kristina Poe, Directed by Jill DeArmon, featuring Valeria A. Avina, Jamie Klassel, Margaret Ladd and Leah Raymond.

Benefitting The Center

Seventy-five years ago Josie was a radical beat poetess and a dangerous downtown denizen. Now back in New York City for a reunion of her USO Jr Hostess gang, Josie is haunted by a memory she cannot outrun. Her granddaughter Rachel wants to keep Josie safe. Josie, however, has paid a dear price for something she failed to do in 1942. Not all casualties of war happen on the field of battle.

June 18 @ 8:45 PM; June 21 @ 7:15 PM; June 25 @ 4:15 PM; June 30 @ 9:15 PM; July 2 @ 5:15 PM; July 8 @ 5:15 PM

LATEA Theater


…waiting presented by Hub Theatricals

Written by Mark Levy

Benefitting Samaritans

When we live in a crazy city like New York all we do is….wait. Everyday and all day. Whether it is a good thing or a bad thing. Just nonstop …waiting. …Waiting (the play) is a series of comedic scenes about the absurdity of what waiting does to people (and real stories of the cast are used for this show). Watch the insanity of what happens when real people wait too long.

June 16 @ 5:15 PM, June 18 @ 7:00 PM, June 23 @ 7:00 PM, June 25 @ 2:30 PM, July 1 @ 4:00 PM, July 5 @ 9:00 PM.

LATEA Theater

What Does A Trump Presidency Mean to Me?: An Interview Theatre Piece* presented by Sarah M. Chichester

Written by Sarah M. Chichester

Benefitting NYCLU

A new documentary theatre piece created to shine a light on the voices of real people as they speak about Trump, the election process, what being a minority has been like for them and what they expect to experience in the future.

June 27 @ 5:30 PM

LATEA Theatre



Written by Michael Puzzo, Directed by Glory Kadigan

Benefitting WIN (Women In Need)

Two strangers are tortured and held prisoner for unspecified crimes…could it possibly have anything to do with a catastrophic & unexplained worldwide event?

July 8 @ 7:00 PM

LATEA Theater


The Woolgather presented by Mike Keller

Written by William Mastrosimone, Directed by Chazz Palminiteri

Benefitting Bronx Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Society

Rose, a shy dimestore salesgirl whose life centers around reveries and daydreams, lives in a dreary Philadelphia apartment. Into her life saunters Cliff, a hard working, hard drinking truck driver. He is rough and witty and just as starved for love as she is.

July 6 @ 9:30 PM; July 7 @ 8:30 PM; July 8 @ 9:30 PM; JULY 9 @ 1:00 PM




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