Applauded by The New York Times as “shamelessly clever and deeply satisfying!” this acclaimed festival of short plays returns to 59E59 Theaters for a thirteenth consecutive season allowing audiences to get reacquainted with some of their favorite American playwrights and discover new talent.
Featuring two separate series (A & B) of three plays each, running in rotating repertory, Summer Shorts offers a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter.
HERE I LIE
By COURTNEY BARON
Directed by MARIA MILEAF
With LIBE BARER and ROBBIE TANN
Strangers Maris and Joseph, a young editor and a nurse, collide in this play about what it means to exercise compassion and self-care, in the face of hardship.
By NICK PAYNE
Directed by RORY MCGREGOR
With JORDAN BELLOW, BILL BUELL, MARIAH LEE, and JOANNA WHICKER
It is a seemingly normal day for a small family in a quiet, quaint neighborhood. Two men convene outside. The actions they choose to take in just a few short moments will change the course of this family's life forever.
THE BRIDGE PLAY
By DANIELLE TRZCINSKI
Directed by SARAH CRONK
With JAMES P. REES and CHRISTOPHER DYLAN WHITE
A man stands at the edge of the George Washington Bridge and is about to jump, when an unexpected stranger interrupts him.
Throughline Artists is the proud producer of Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters. They are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Under the artistic leadership of J.J. Kandel, their mission is to preserve the art of storytelling by providing opportunities for established professionals to share their experiences and knowledge with emerging theater artists. They are committed to fostering and preserving live theater for the next generation.
Read more at: http://www.ThroughlineArtists.org
"Such is the magic of Maria Mileaf's impeccable production that warmth and pleasure find an amiable coexistence wtih determined self-destruction." - The New York Times on HERE I LIE
"Heart-wrenching moments and inventive staging." - CurtainUp on INTERIOR
"It's so well written, with its plot points buried like land mines, its characterizations absolutely spot-on, and about a ton of compassion concealed in surprising places." - TheaterScene on THE BRIDGE PLAY