Author: nymadness

Madness: is a raw and unpredictable show of short plays by an ensemble of emerging playwrights. Each night has a Theme which is decided on by the Producing Playwright. The Theme is given out a week before the event and then the collective works by all the writers in an evening kaleidoscope that cultural moment. It is a snapshot of a particular time, reflected in an immediate way, from our unique perspective. Not only is Madness for emerging writers to have the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with a live audience, but it is a forum for all writers to explore the boundaries of modern theater.

NEW YORK MADNESS SEASON FIVE:

Is About To Happen… And We Need Your Help!

DONATE NOW! Be A part of the Madness!

 

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We’ve got big plans for this year. As we launch our fundraising campaign for this year, we have a couple favors to ask:  Will you help us make Season Five possible by making a donation today?  

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Now, please help us spread the word.  Every time you Share/Tweet/Email about NYM’s campaign, you help get us closer to our goal!

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Read more about Season 5 and make your tax-deductible donation here

You can make help us bring another 40+ world-premiere scripts to life this coming season. Thank you for any help you can give us! You make our work possible. We hope to see you at the theater!

It’s the end of the season….. THANK YOU!

Season Four was a Huge Success

We couldn’t have done it without you! 

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We produced 6 packed events @:

The Cherry Lane Theatre
T.Schreiber Theatre
IATI Theater
Ensemble Studios Theater
Theaterlab 

and The Peter Jay Sharp Theater 

Thank you to our Season Four Featured Guests!  

Erik Ehn
Caridad Svich
August Schulenburg
Mia Chung
Jenny Lyn Bader
David Bar Katz

Season Four Included:

49 #Newplays
40 #Directors
41 #Playwrights
111 #Actors
2 #NewSongs 

We also founded the NYMActingCompany

with our amazing Head of Acting Anna Van Valin

When people ask what was funny in 2013-2014, what was touching and important, what were the theatrical innovations just starting to happen?
“Work created in Season Four of NYMadness” is the answer for nearly 200 Artists.

Thank you for being a part of it and making it happen! 

Last Madness of the 2013-2014 Season!

You’re Invited to 

New York Madness! 
with
Featured Guest Playwright

David Bar Katz

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Tony Nominee, LAByrinth Theatre Co
Emmy Nominee, FOX, HBO, Sundance

Monday, May 12th, 8:00pm
at
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater

416 West 42nd Street

This is the Last Madness in our Fourth Season.
Don’t miss it! 

NYMadness Writers:
David Bar Katz (Featured Guest)
Cecilia Copeland
Libby Emmons
Judith Leora
Michael Panes
Michael Puzzo
Abby Rosenbock
and introducing
Morris Akiba Katz

Director and Cast List
Announced Soon!

RESERVE TICKETS HERE
Free/$5 Suggested Donation

COMING UP NEXT:

You’re Invited to

New York Madness!

with Guest Playwright

Jenny Lyn Bader

Sunday, April 6th
8:00pm at
Cherry Lane Theatre 
38 Commerce Street, NYC

This month’s Madness writers:

Jenny Lyn Bader
Cecilia Copeland
J.Stephen Brantley
Brett Epstein
Penny Jackson
Dan McCabe
Jerry Polner
Full Director and Cast list coming soon.

RESERVE TICKETS HERE
Free/$5 Suggested Donation

You’re Invited to 

Double Rhyming Madness! 

with Guest Playwright
Mia Chung

Sunday, March 9th at 8:00pm!
at TheaterLab
357 West 36th St.
(3rd floor bet 5th/6th Ave)

This month’s Madness writers:
Mia Chung
Judith Leora
Tanya Everett
Chris Van Strander
Tori Keenan-Zelt
Stephanie Swirsky
Greg Aldrich

RESERVE TICKETS HERE
Free/$5 Suggested Donation

Includes New York Madness Acting Company:  Anna Van Valin (Head of NYM Acting Company), Tonia E. AndersonDinah BerkleyJosh BywaterJody ChristophersonA.L. GaipaNic GrelliHoma HynesAnna LaMadridMichael MarkhamLauren McCuneDiana OhMaria PeyramaureStacey RaymondJoel StiglianoWilliam Oliver WatkinsMarissa WolfGregory Wool

January 12, 2014 @ EST

You’re Invited to  

Identity at the Intersections

New York Madness! 

 with Guest Playwright

August Schulenburg

(Flux Theatre Ensemble)

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Sunday, January 12th at 8:00pm!

at Ensemble Studio Theatre
549 West 52nd St.

RESERVE TICKETS HERE  

Free/$5 Suggested Donation

This month’s Madness writers:

August Schulenburg

Nic Grelli

Micheline Auger

Cecilia Copeland (Artistic Director)

Cara Jane Francis

Judith Leora (Managing Director)

Ryan Dowler

David Hilder

Alexis Roblan 

Includes New York Madness Acting Company:  Anna Van Valin (Head of NYM Acting Company), Tonia E. AndersonDinah BerkleyJosh BywaterJody ChristophersonA.L. GaipaNic GrelliHoma HynesAnna LaMadridMichael MarkhamLauren McCuneDiana OhMaria PeyramaureStacey RaymondJoel StiglianoWilliam Oliver WatkinsMarissa WolfGregory Wool

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN A MADNESS! 

With Special Guests 
Greencard Wedding!

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NYMACo Member Jody Christopherson and Michael de Roos
a 4 Star Time Out New York Critic’s Pick!
Opening for NYMadness!

Special Announcement! 
NYMadness Artistic Director Cecilia Copeland
Named a “Person of the Year” by Indie Theater Now!

Also named a “Person of the Year”
NYMACo Member Diana Oh
and NYM Artist J.Stephen Brantley!

“Indie Theater Now proudly presents the 10th annual People Of The Year. These 15 artists represent the cream of contemporary independent theater. All of them have contributed in multiple ways to the diversity and vitality of NYC theater in the past 12 months. These artists are chosen by nominations from NYTE’s contributors and selected by the Board of NYTE.”

NYMadness as a company, our artists, and our community share this honor!  

We celebrate the recognition and Thank You to all of our contributors for helping

 

NYMadness Holiday Gathering

All friends of New York Madness! 


NYMadness is having a Holiday Happy Hour: 

at The Soho Room

203 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, 

Corner of Spring and Sullivan 

From 7pm-10pm

on December 18th.


We’re looking ahead to 2014

Our Featured Guests will include:
August Schulenburg
Mia Chung
Jenny Lyn Bader
David Bar Katz 
Please come join us for some holiday cheer!
And if you can’t make it out to the party,
please consider making an end-of-year gift to help carry us into 2014
- any gift helps keep the Madness going!
DONATE HERE

Madness Returns Winter 2014!

NY Madness Fans!  Thank you so much for your support during our Fall 2013 Season!

The shows went wonderfully and there was a lot of fun to be had all around!

Just so you know we will be back in January 2014! 

Stay tuned for announcements about our shows and we will be in touch soon!

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Globalization Madness with Caridad Svich at IATI Theater, Sunday Oct 6th!

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You’re Invited to

GLOBALIZATION Madness!

with Guest Playwright
Caridad Svich

Sunday, October 6th at 9:30pm!
at IATI Theater 
64 E 4th St.
(bet 2nd/3rd Aves)

This month’s Madness writers:
Caridad Svich
Cecilia Copeland* (Artistic Director)
Judith Leora* (Managing Director)
Alex Beech
J. Stephen Brantley
Jeffrey Pfeiffer
Zac Kline
Haydn Diaz
(*) Founding MembersRESERVE TICKETS HERE
Free/$5 Suggested DonationIncludes New York Madness Acting Company:  Anna Van Valin (Head of Acting Company), Tonia E. Anderson, Dinah Berkley, Josh Bywater, Jody Christopherson, A.L. Gaipa, Nic Grelli, Homa Hynes, Anna LaMadrid, Michael Markham, Lauren McCune, Diana Oh, Maria Peyramaure, Stacey Raymond, Joel Stigliano, William Oliver Watkins, Marissa Wolf, Gregory Wool

NYMadness and Light of Night BOTH Named
MUST SEE SHOWS

by Examiner.Com!! 

NYM brings together a slamming roster of artists to create an evening of new plays based on a Theme selected by the Featured Guest Playwright and announced one week before the event. The collective works by all the writers form a kaleidoscope of that cultural moment. The plays are presented hot off the press, fully staged, script in hand and…
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN A MADNESS!


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Inaugural World Premier Production! A New Play by

NYMadness Artistic Director Cecilia Copeland
Light of Night
 
Opening on October 10th in the newly renovated space at
Iati Theater 
64 East 4th Street
Directed by NYMadness Artist Mariana Carreño King
Starring 
Florencia Lozano
Ana Cruze Kayne
Ed Trucco Set Designed by NYMadness Founding Member
G. Warren Stiles

Light of Night tells the story of Stephanie’s poetic descent into the underworld of relationships. Her charismatic husband Jim and seductive best friend Isabel fight over who she should be. In the end, Stephanie must decide which windows and doors to leave open for light. An intense psychological investigation into the human condition,Light of Night captures the delicate beauty of hope amid the most limiting circumstances and illuminates a future with the boldness of freedom.

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Shows from from October 10th till the end of the month.

See NYM Head of Acting Company Anna Van Valin in OTHELLO with the New York Shakespeare Exchange.
And Set Design and Lighting Design by NYM Technical Directors G. Warren Stiles (Set) and Daniel Winters (Lighting)

Tickets HERE


Madness with Caridad Svich at IATI Theater on Sunday, October 6th!

PLAYWRIGHTS

Caridad Svich



 

 


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You’re Invited to

New York Madness!

with Guest Playwright
Caridad Svich

Sunday, October 6th at 9:30pm!
at IATI Theater 
64 E 4th St.
(bet 2nd/3rd Aves)

This month’s Madness writers:
Caridad Svich
Cecilia Copeland* (Artistic Director)
Judith Leora* (Managing Director)
Alex Beech
J. Stephen Brantley
Jeffrey Pfeiffer
Zac Kline
Haydn Diaz
(*) Founding MembersRESERVE TICKETS HERE
Free/$5 Suggested DonationIncludes New York Madness Acting Company:  Anna Van Valin (Head of NYM Acting Company), Tonia E. AndersonDinah BerkleyJosh BywaterJody ChristophersonA.L. GaipaNic GrelliHoma HynesAnna LaMadridMichael MarkhamLauren McCuneDiana OhMaria PeyramaureStacey RaymondJoel StiglianoWilliam Oliver WatkinsMarissa WolfGregory Wool
NYM brings together a slamming roster of artists to create an evening of new plays based on a Theme selected by the Featured Guest Playwright and announced one week before the event. The collective works by all the writers form a kaleidoscope of that cultural moment. The plays are presented hot off the press, fully staged, script in hand and…
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN A MADNESS!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Inaugural World Premier Production! A New Play by

NYMadness Artistic Director:
Cecilia Copeland
Light of Night  Opening on October 10th

Iati Theater 

64 East 4th Street
Directed by NYMadness Artist 
Mariana Carreño King
Starring 
Florencia Lozano
Ana Cruze Kayne
Ed Trucco 
Set Designed by NYMadness Founding MemberG. Warren Stiles

Light of Night tells the story of Stephanie’spoetic descent into the underworld of relationships. Her charismatic husband Jim and seductive best friend Isabel fight over who she should be. In the end, Stephanie must decide which windows and doors to leave open for light. An intense psychological investigation into the human condition,Light of Night captures the delicate beauty of hope amid the most limiting circumstances and illuminates a future with the boldness of freedom.

Shows from from October 10th till the end of the month.

From Our Friends

Written by Chiori Miyagawa, Directed by Alice Reagan

A special offer for the friends of NY Madness

Get $12 tickets using the code: TUE12
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September 26-October 13, 2013

Told in fragments, a surprising new play, I Came to Look for You on Tuesday, traces the journeys of twenty characters seeking to reunite with someone they have lost because of natural disaster or war. A project of Re/Union Company.  Read more about the project: thetuesdayfollowing.org