Bedlam theatre company is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with Do More: New Plays, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, and a Jon Robin Baitz-adapted Hedda Gabler.
Do More: New Plays focuses on showcasing new plays and is curated by Bedlam Associate Artistic Director Zachary Elkind. The series includes readings of five plays that align with Bedlam’s goal to cultivate "a more just, equitable, and inclusive next generation of classics." Plays included in the series are Sparks Fly Upwards by Eleanor Burgess, love i awethu further by a.k. payne, Dennis by Zack Fine, Mother Says She's Shocked by Emily Breeze, and The Good John Proctor by Talene Monahon. Do More runs April 29-May 1 at Off-Off-Broadway's Connelly Theater. Bedlam will partner with Broadway Advocacy Coalition to raise awareness about dismantling racism through storytelling.
Adapted by Drama Desk nominee Baitz, Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler will run in repertory with Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale September 2-November 20 at the Irondale Center.
The company's current season also includes a re-commitment to their Veteran Outreach Program, led by Zuzanna Szadkowski.
Moving into the new year, Bedlam announced Thomas Kapusta as Managing Director, succeeding Sarah Bellin.
“Tom’s appointment reflects our ambition to grow the company so that we can continue to produce more work, employ more actors, designers and crew members, as well as explore more new works and present more up and coming playwrights," says Artistic Director Eric Tucker.
For more information, visit Bedlam.org.