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.

Please join us

for the 2nd Madness of Season 5

with  Featured Guest

Vanessa Hidary

“The Hebrew Mamita”

(Def Poetry Jam HBO, LAByrinth Theatre)

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Tuesday, October 14th

8:30pm

at

The Wild Project

195 East 3rd Street

New York City

With NY Madness Writers:

Erin Breznitsky

Cecilia Copeland*

Lawrence Dial

Brett Epstein

Lindsay Joy

Anthony Noack

Christopher Gabriel Núñez

*denotes NYM company member

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Directors and Cast List Announced Soon!

You are invited to

Radical Bias Madness

with

Featured Guest

Chisa Hutchinson

(NY Neo-Futurists, Blue Man Group)

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Sunday, September 21
8:00pm

COW Theater
21 Clinton Street
New York City

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With NY Madness Writers:


Alex Beech


Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy


Cecilia Copeland*


David Davila


Jeffrey James Keyes


Judith Leora*


Jerry Polner

And Directors:

Jeff Aldrich*
Terry Berliner
Roberto Cambeiro*

Emily Lerer*
Roxy MtJoy*
Illana Stein*
Michele Travis*

Featuring:

Tonia A. Anderson*+, Mark Campbell+, Jody Christopherson*, Dylan Combs, Rachel A. Collins, Amy Gaipa*+, Michael Haywood, Sevrin Anne Mason*+, Lauren McCune*, Romy Nordlinger*+, Maria Peyramaure*+, Carlos Saenz, Jose Sepulveda+, Carolyn Michelle Smith+, Joel Stigliano*, Marissa Wolf*, and more…

*NYM company member   +AEA

We are pleased to welcome five new NYM Acting Company members this season! Please join us on Sunday to meet them and celebrate! 
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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!

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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.

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Free/$5 Suggested Donation