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Wanda, Daisy & The Great Rapture

Director:  David Rainey

Screenwriter:  Alexis Schaetzle

WORLD PREMIERE - "It’s a sticky hot summer in the swamplands of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Step-sisters Wanda and Daisy struggle to get by as the people they love disappear; Wanda’s mother has recently died, and Daisy’s father is fading away as his Alzheimer's worsens, and his obsession with an impending rapture intensifies. The girls summon dark memories as they try to repair their fractured relationship, and find a little light. A magical story about how we hold onto family, the past, and ourselves while we seek better lives, and wait patiently as the Great Rapture hails us--or doesn’t."

Preview, May 17-19, 2018 @ 8pm

Opening, Sunday, May 20 @ 3pm

Closing, June 9th, 2018 @ 3pm

With:Stevie Michelle Aycock, Avery Padilla, Tom Stell, Kathleen Teodoro

Sound Co-Designed with Elizabeth Nguyen

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Review in Houston Press

Well

Director:  Bree Bridger

Screenwriter:  Lisa Kron

Well is a funny and touching comedy about mothers and daughters, mind over body, social activism and theatre itself. Lisa, the onstage playwright, attempts a memory play about her force-of-nature mother, Ann, who though constantly ill manages to heal a community. Besides Lisa and her mom, the show presents doctors and fellow patients at the hospital to which Lisa goes when she finds herself beset by the same sort of disabling allergies as her mother. We are also introduced to residents of the Lansing area, which Ann Kron organized to become a community. (From stageagent.com)

Told as a memory play by Lisa, the onstage playwright, about her mother Ann, the play combines ideas of social activism, mind over body, and experiments in theatrical form. As Lisa recounts her childhood in Lansing, Michigan, and beyond to answer the question “What makes us WELL?” her planned “multicharacter theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in the individual and in a community” spins hilariously out of control.

Emerging director Bree Bridger is excited to take on the piece, “Finding wellness in our lives and our community is more complicated than a self-help book, an online op-ed, or an inspirational hashtag can cover,” she said. “This is no ‘well-made play’; like life, it loses its place, comes together only to fall apart again, and has a broad scope. As the carefully crafted narrative unravels, we find what it takes to get a group of different people in any setting to improve their mutual wellbeing. We look forward to transforming Studio 101 into the lovely Kron home, and sweeping our cast and audience into the play’s dysfunction all around them.”

Preview, Jan 17, 2018 @ 8pm

Opening, Thur, Jan 18 @ 8pm

Closing, Feb 3rd, 2018 @ 8pm

With: Sally Burtenshaw, Sammi Sicinski, Callina Anderson, Xzavien Hollins, Ryan Kelly, Shelby Blocker

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The Waiting Room

Director:  Bree Bridger

Screenwriter:  Tanika Gupta

Priya Banerjee is dead, but her life is far from over. She has just three days left to roam the earth before she can go on to the 'Waiting Room' of spirits. As she reluctantly watches and listens to her family, Priya is guided by a droll and increasingly impatient immortal soul in the guise of her Bollywood idol, Dilip Kumar.

Preview, Oct 25, 2017 @ 8pm

Opening, Thur, Oct 26 @ 8pm

Closing, Oct 29, 2017 @ 3pm

With: Lubaina Latif-Dubey, Nipun Kakkar, Khurram Hamid, Anvesh Yalamachili, Sraram Vengalathur, Siva Juturi, Saumaya Rana.

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The Johns

Director:  Jennifer Decker

Screenwriter:  Mary Bonnett

Sex trafficking seems like someone else’s problem, until an upper middle-class family in a prominent Houston area suburb finds itself ensnared. This unflinching drama explores our values raising boys to men, instant sexual gratification and its impact on women, the family and those purchased.

Preview, Jan 18, 2017 @ 8pm

Opening, Thur, Jan 19 @ 8pm

Closing, Feb 4, 2017 @ 8pm

With: Sean Patrick Judge, Sara Gaston, Bobby Haworth, Haley Hussey, Benjamin McLaughlin, Shelby Blocker, Miranda, Herbert.

Ten Ways on a Gun

Director:  Jacey Little

Screenwriter:  Dylan Lamb

Tommy Freely, a troubled Brooklynite, buys a gun (online) in an attempt to regain control over his life; but before he can get that sweet, sweet release his girlfriend FREAKS. Desperate, Tommy opts to “timeshare” the gun with his deadbeat coworkers at his dead-end telemarketing job. The result? Tragically hilarious calamity. Meanwhile, Jessica Person, the floundering director of The Soul Motion Architects theatre and dance ensemble, catches wind of Tommy’s plight. Desperate for a breakthrough performance, she pursues his story at all costs. The result? Tragically hilarious calamity. This is a play, about Jessica’s play, about Tommy’s story, about that gun. The results remain to be seen... 

Preview, June 23-25, 2016 @ 8pm

Opening, Sunday, June 26, 2016 @ 3pm

Closing, July 9th, 2016 @ 8pm

With: Greg Cote, Brendon Duran, Amy Garner Buchanan, Ben McLaughlin, Joy Jones, Jovan Jackson, David Rainey, Tasha Gorel, Mai Hong Le, Jeff Miller

Ten Ways on a Gun

Director:  Jacey Little

Playwright:  Dylan Lamb

Tommy Freely, a troubled Brooklynite, buys a gun (online) in an attempt to regain control over his life; but before he can get that sweet, sweet release his girlfriend FREAKS. Desperate, Tommy opts to “timeshare” the gun with his deadbeat coworkers at his dead-end telemarketing job. The result? Tragically hilarious calamity. Meanwhile, Jessica Person, the floundering director of The Soul Motion Architects theatre and dance ensemble, catches wind of Tommy’s plight. Desperate for a breakthrough performance, she pursues his story at all costs. The result? Tragically hilarious calamity. This is a play, about Jessica’s play, about Tommy’s story, about that gun. The results remain to be seen... 

Preview, June 23-25, 2016 @ 8pm

Opening, Sunday, June 26, 2016 @ 3pm

Closing, July 9th, 2016 @ 8pm

With: Greg Cote, Brendon Duran, Amy Garner Buchanan, Ben McLaughlin, Joy Jones, Jovan Jackson, David Rainey, Tasha Gorel, Mai Hong Le, Jeff Miller

Broadway World Review

Director: Alison Christy

Playwright:  Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

It’s 2019. Alice, a former Guantanamo Bay interrogator wants to move on with her life. Bashir, her former detainee can’t let go of the past. And Rhiannon, Alice’s boldly imaginative daughter is determined to understand what happened between them.

​Fifteen years after Alice served as an interrogator at Guantánamo Bay, she has successfully reinvented herself and suppressed all memories of her prior life -- mostly through the aid of pharmaceuticals. Now in 2019, Alice lives contentedly in Minnesota with her loving husband, Lucas, teenage daughter Rhiannon, and lifelong friend Riva -- that is until Bashir appears at her florist shop, confronting Alice with the horrifying reality of her long-forgotten time at Guantánamo. As compensation for the suffering he endured, Bashir asks Alice to donate part of her liver and save what remains of his life. Meanwhile, Alice’s daughter Rhiannon relentlessly begins to uncover her mother’s past, just as Bashir infiltrates their family’s present.

Thursday - Saturday June 2 - 18, 2016 @ 8PM and Monday June 13, 2016 @ 8PM at Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios

With: Tanith Albright, Deeba Ashraf, ​​​Rick Evans, Herman Gambhir, Mischa Hutchings.

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Broadway World Review

Fool For Love

Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love is the story of two people who just can't live without each other whether they like it or not. May is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie, an old flame and childhood friend, finds her there and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she had fled. Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in an explosive, emotional experience.

Preview, March 31-April 2, 2016 @ 8pm

Opening, Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 3pm

Thursdays-Saturdays @ 8pm

Saturday Matinees @ 3pm

thru April 16th

Industry Night, April 11, 2016 @ 8pm

 

with: 

Blake Weir as Eddie

Josephine Ganner as May

Ken Watkins as The Old Man

Zac Kelty as Martin

Director: Brendon Weinbrenner

Playwright:  Sam Shepard

Becky's New Car

Director: Ron Jones

Playwright:  Stephen Dietz

This disarmingly thoughtful, and at times hilarious, drama tells the story of Becky Foster, a woman caught between middle age, middle management and a middling marriage until one night when a grieving millionaire happens into the car dealership where she works and offers her a chance at a wild ride into a new life. With just the right mix of humor and poignancy to shake off those post-holiday blues, Becky's New Car takes us on the journey of a second chance at a life well-lived.

In the words of Mark Twain, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." Becky’s journey makes us think about our own 'why'.

January 21 - February 6, 2016, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm
Pay What You Can Monday, February 1 at 8:00pm
Matinee Sunday, January 31 at 3:00pm

With: 

Celeste Roberts, Ryan Kelly, Justin White, Steve Bullitt, Sara Jo Dunstan, Rod Todd, Elizabeth Marshall Black.

(713) 836-0652

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