Julius Caesar

(Casca)

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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe
Classic Stage Company, NYC
March 2018

 

Ages 12+. Matinees for schools available.

A triumphant leader is welcomed homed from war with honors, but some wonder: has he been given too much power? Political alliances face off in Shakespeare’s tragedy of democracy gone wrong in this sharp, energetic production specifically tailored for young audiences.

CSC has made Shakespeare engaging and accessible for thousands of New York City students for well over a decade through actor-driven in-school workshops, performances at our theater, study guides, and much more.


CSC is a participant in the Leadership U: Continuing Ed program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.


 


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The Tempest

(Stephano)

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by NJ Agwuna (CU '18)
November 8th - 11th, 2017
Columbia University's Lenfest Center for the Arts, NYC


Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skilful manipulation. The eponymous tempest brings to the island Prospero's usurping brother Antonio and the complicit Alonso, King of Naples. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's low nature, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.

Poster designed by Felicia King.

Wednesday, November 8th @ 8pm
Thursday, November 9th @ 8pm
Friday, November 10th @ 8pm
Saturday November 11th @ 2pm & 8pm

 

 
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Mad Forest

(Radu)

Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Presented by Columbia University's Graduate Acting Class of 2018
October 12th - 21st, 2017
Columbia University's Lenfest Center for the Arts, NYC

Caryl Churchill's play Mad Forest is a response to events in Romania following the overthrow of Nicolae Ceaușescu in December 1989. It presents a kaleidoscopic and often surreal look at life under oppression and the painful difficulties of lasting change. This timely drama resulted from a trip to Romania. Developed with students from London's Central School of Drama, this is an incisive portrait of society in turmoil that focuses on two families to reveal what life is like under a totalitarian regime and what results when the regime collapses. The play's brief scenes are almost cinematic in their presentation of events as seen by ordinary people trying to live in peace. 
 

Thursday, October 12th @ 8pm
Saturday, October 14th @ 8pm
Wednesday, October 18th @ 8pm
Friday, October 20th @ 8pm
Saturday, October 21st @ 2pm

The Theatre Space, 4th floor
The Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University
615 W 129th St, New York, NY 10027

 

 
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someone dies at the end

(NYC / Orlando)

A new play written by Freddie Fulton & Matthew Consalvo
Developed by Squeaky Wheelz Productions

 

In a post-apocalyptic USA, seven survivors are forced to seek safety together in an underground bunker. Rations dwindle. Sparks ignite. Allegiance is challenged. Tensions build along class and racial lines. How do these divisive categories apply in a world that no longer exists?
Ages 12+ 
Comedy, Drama
Approx. 45 minutes

US Previews @ 59E59 Theaters East to Edinburgh, July 2017 NYC
WORLD PREMIERE @ 2017 Edinburgh Fringe