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.
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By Jessica Charles
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
A complex drama about the search for home, fragmented heritage, and Jewish diaspora.
Two Brown Porters
By Naren Weiss
Directed by Rajesh Bose
In this dark comedy, one choice sets momentous events into motion and two humble porters hold the key.
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.
Read more at: www.thepoolplays.org
The New Group (Scott Elliott, Founding Artistic Director; Adam Bernstein, Executive Director) is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theatre. While constantly evolving, we strive to maintain an ensemble approach to all our work and an articulated style of emotional immediacy in our acting and productions. In this way, we seek a theatre that is adventurous, stimulating and most importantly “now,” a true forum for the present culture. We have received nearly 150 awards and nominations for excellence. In addition to live mainstage productions, the organization’s Off Stage division develops and presents theatrical expressions in different media; the New Group/New Works play and musical development program champions original works by emerging and established authors; and a range of programs from teen acting ensembles to college access programs, and a college-level acting studio in collaboration with LIU-Brooklyn, support ongoing performing arts education.
Read more at: www.thenewgroup.org