The Pool Plays 3.0

Archived Show


Produced by:
The Pool Plays in association with The New Group/New Works
October 08 - October 28, 2023
Showing in Theater
$25 (59E59 Member price: $20)

Show Info

Three playwrights. Three plays. One remarkable experience. 

The Pool Plays span space and time, taking audiences from Brooklyn, to Delhi, to Berlin; from 1850, to the 1940s, to 2023 as three diverse playwrights bring their vastly different perspectives into one collective dramatic space.

Running throughout the plays are bright, common threads about the shifting nature of identity and about how the past echoes through the present and the future, demanding to be heard.

Part of the Makers Program

Join us for The Pool Party - Get a ticket to all 3 plays for $50! 

All 3 plays will be performed in rep on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30, 4:30, and 7:30

Antiquated F*ckery
By Jessica Charles
Directed by Cristina Angeles
With kARE: n____EiLbacher and Davon Williams
Two Black, queer artists try to make it in an industry that considers them at once too Black and not Black enough.

The Berlin Diaries
By Andrea Stolowitz 
Directed by Will Steinberger
With David Greenspan and Rebecca S’manga Frank
A complex drama about the search for home, fragmented heritage, and Jewish diaspora.

Two Brown Porters 
By Naren Weiss 
Directed by Rajesh Bose
With Omar Maskati and Sathya Sridharan
In this dark comedy, one choice sets momentous events into motion and two humble porters hold the key. 

Producing Company

The Pool Plays 3.0

We’re creating a sustainable model of artist-led theater production that breaks down the current processes and puts playwrights at the helm – in support of one another and making way for diverse storytellers of tomorrow. Each cohort of The Pool produces three plays in rep; the playwrights are empowered to take matters into their own hands as they lead the production of their original work – from the page to the stage. This year's plays are presented in association with The New Group, who generously provided us with in-kind producing support and embraced and amplified our mission of bringing a playwright-led independently produced model into the mainstream consciousness. 

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