New Georges Will Launch 23rd Season With Groundbreaking Premieres by Women Artists

News   New Georges Will Launch 23rd Season With Groundbreaking Premieres by Women Artists New Georges has announced its 23rd season – which will include a remount of Kate Benson’s A Beautiful Day on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes and the World Premiere of Ariel Stess’ Heartbreak – to launch Oct. 6.

According to press notes, "New Georges will kick off the season with 'Loft-y Ambitions: New Georges’ Big Benefit' at a private loft in Tribeca. Performances will include mini-playlets written especially for the party by New Georges affiliated artists, which will be performed site-specifically in rooms throughout the loft, and filmmaker Marielle Heller will give a sneak peek into 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl,' her film version of the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner starring Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard; New Georges was a producer of her critically acclaimed theatrical adaptation of the same book in 2010."

In a statement, producing artistic director Susan Bernfield said of the two shows in their 2014-15 season, "I’m delighted ...and happy we can expand their reach through partnerships with Women’s Project Theater and The Bushwick Starr.”

In January 2015 New Georges will remount Kate Benson’s A Beautiful Day on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes directed by Lee Sunday Evans, in association with Women’s Project Theater. The production will run Jan. 13-Feb. 7 at City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street). Following the winter production, in May 2015 New Georges and The Bushwick Starr will present the World Premiere of Heartbreak, a new play written and directed by Ariel Stess, "in which a man on the brink of retirement contemplates his life’s work, his company, his wives, and his homes." Heartbreak was developed during Stess’ 2014-15 Audrey Residency with New Georges, which is now entering its second year of existence, and an excerpt will be presented as part of Prelude 2014 Oct.8 at 7:30 PM at CUNY’s Martin E. Segal Center (365 Fifth Avenue).

In addition to the shows in their production season, New Georges will continue its Audrey Residency, The New Georges Jam which is billed as a "performance-gym" for early-career playwrights and directors and will also celebrate 20 years of The Room, its permanent workspace for women theater artists at ART/New York.

For tickets to any of the events and for more information visit NewGeorges.org.

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