The Syndicate, a company comprised of SITI conservatory graduates that produces new work by women, queer, and trans artists, will launch Syndicated August 25. The three-week festival will feature two new plays and a new play development and reading series titled First Read.
Syndicated will run August 25–September 16 at the IRT Theater (located at 154 Christopher Street, New York).
The lineup includes Bluets, a solo show based on Maggie Nelson's book of the same name, and Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium, a new play created by The Syndicate and directed by Mikhaela Mahony.
Adapted from Nelson's book of prose poetry by Ellenor Riley-Condit and Leigh Hendrix, Bluets is an intimate, philosophical look at grief, loss, desire, healing, and the color blue. Performances will run August 25– 29.
Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium is created by The Syndicate with lead writer Alanna Coby. Set in 1999, the play follows a dancer’s obsessive attempts to perfect her routine as she navigates both the competitive dance circuit and a world increasingly obsessed with Y2K, boy bands, guns, and celebrity.
The cast includes Coby, Janouke Goosen, Megan Paradis Hanley, María Ximena Salgado Hinojosa, Jackie Rivera, and Jehan Young. Performances will run run September 13–16.
First Read will feature readings of three new plays: The Beasts of Warren by Azure D. Osborne-Lee, directed by Kirya Traber (September 6), Hunting by Nelle Tankus, directed by Tristan Powell (September 7), and the desert play (or Nothing Feels Like) by Hal C., directed by Caroline Kittredge (September 8).
Tickets and more information are available at Wearethesyndicate.com.