Doubt, Fat Pig, Raisin Directors May Stage Works by Freed, Rebeck, Five Lesbian Brothers at NYTW

News   Doubt, Fat Pig, Raisin Directors May Stage Works by Freed, Rebeck, Five Lesbian Brothers at NYTW New York Theatre Workshop is currently considering a host of new works by playwrights Itamar Moses, Amy Freed, Theresa Rebeck and Naomi Wallace and artists Thaddeus Phillips, Will Power, Martha Clarke and The Five Lesbian Brothers as they assemble their 2005-2006 line-up.

No titles have been officially announced for the new season at the Off-Broadway downtown Manhattan stage, though the following titles are being listed as "productions under consideration" on company mailers.

  • Bach at Leipzig
    Itamar Moses' farce set in 1722's Germany finds six rival musicians plotting against their title contemporary and each other for the best gig in town.
  • ¡El Conquistador!
    Thaddeus Phillips portrays the Latin-American man who takes on his titular alter-ego as the telenovela comes to life in this quixotic tale. Phillips also "animated a cast of objects" through the use of flim and puppets.
  • Oedipus at Palm Springs
    The Five Lesbian Brothers — also known individually as writer/performers Mo Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey and Well's Lisa Kron — take on the Greek tragedy in this new version which sets its story during a vacation for two lesbian couples. "The feelweird lesbian tragicomedy of the year," boasts the show description.

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  • Safe In Hell
    The Beard of Avon scribe Amy Freed sets her sights on 1691 Salem with this work that retells the story of real-life father and son Puritan preachers Cotton and Increase Mather. Doug Hughes (Doubt, Frozen) is cited to direct the satire that delves into the story behind the witch hunt.
  • The Scene
    Omnium Gatherum co-author Theresa Rebeck pens this comedy which centers around an out-of-work, past-his-prime actor, his highlighter-addicted, TV producer wife, his best friend and a young woman fresh off the bus from Ohio.
  • The Seven
    Flow's Will Power adapts Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes, for this new full-scale hip-hop musical take on the story of Oedipus' sons. Jo Bonney (Fat Pig) is listed to direct.
  • Things of Dry Hours
    Naomi Wallace (One Flea Spare, Birdy) writes a story of a black Sunday school teacher/ Communist Party leader set in the Depression-era Alabama. Kenny Leaon (A Raisin in the Sun) is attached to direct the project.
  • A New Work by Martha Clarke
    Director-choreographer Clarke (Belle Epoque, Vienna: Lusthaus) will once again combine her talents to mix dance, text and visual imagery for a new production. For information on subscriptions to NYTW, 79 East Fourth Street, call (212) 460-5475 or visit the website at www.nytw.org.

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