Part of The Pool Plays 3.0: Three playwrights. Three plays. One remarkable experience.
Two Brown Porters
By Naren Weiss
Directed by Rajesh Bose
This dark comedy by Naren Weiss is set in 19th century India during a period of great upheaval seen through the eyes of two friends watching their world transform. Reality is grim, much is absurd, yet nothing is as it seems.
Funny, surreal, and mesmerizing at times, Two Brown Porters explores history both real and imagined. As a precious diamond loaded with significance changes hands under the tightening yoke of imperialism, the fate of an individual and of a nation hangs in the balance. One choice can set 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.
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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.
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