World Premiere: A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson
May
24
to Jul 7

World Premiere: A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson

A Strange Loop
Book, music, and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
directed by Stephen Brackett
choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly

May 24–July 7, 2019
Page 73 is partnering with Playwrights Horizons to present this world premiere production.

Michael R. Jackson is a member of Page 73's 2018 Interstate 73 writers group. Earlier this year, Page 73 provided a three-week workshop of A Strange Loop, in association with Musical Theatre Factory, directed by Stephen Brackett. Stephen previously directed Page 73's production of Ultimate Beauty Bible.

 

About A Strange Loop

Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head — in an attempt to break out of this strange loop.

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Reading: ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS by C.A. Johnson
Dec
13
to Dec 14

Reading: ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS by C.A. Johnson

ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS
by 2018 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow
C.A. JOHNSON
directed by
KATE WHORISKEY

Thursday, December 13 @ 7 PM
Friday, December 14 @ 3 PM

ABOUT THE PLAY
Keyonna is sixteen years old, extremely close with her older brother Samuel, and dreams of a better tomorrow. When brother and sister find themselves on the brink of eviction, however, their tenuous life on the edge of the poverty is forever changed by a few hundred dollars, a pretty girl, and a famous Hollywood actress.

LOCATION
Alchemical Studios, Studio 1 104 W 14th St New York, NY

ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS is free and open to the public.

C.A. Johnson developed ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS at the 2018 Sundance Theatre Lab in Marrakech, Morocco. She was joined by director Kate Whoriskey and a cohort of artists from the US, the Middle East, and North Africa.

C. A. Johnson hails from Metairie Louisiana, but currently lives and writes in Queens, NY. Her plays include THIRST (2017 Kilroys List,The Contemporary American Theater Festival), AN AMERICAN FEAST (NYU Playwrights Horizons Theater School), THE CLIMB (Finalist 2018 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS, and MOTHER TONGUE. She is a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center and the 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow. She was previously The Lark's 2016-17 Van Lier Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a member of The Civilians R&D Group, and a member of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm.  Her work has been developed with The Lark, PlayPenn, Luna Stage, Open Bar Theatricals, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, and The Fire This Time Festival. Most recently, C.A. was chosen for a Sundance/Ucross Fellowship and the 2018 Sundance Theatre Lab in Marrakesh, Morocco. BA: Smith College MFA: NYU

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