Some of the plays include The Exit Interview by Dave Hanson, directed by Eddie Kaye Thomas and featuring Nina Mehta and Daniel O. Shea; Joe & Becca by Greg DePaul, directed by Ellen Burstyn and Jacqueline Knapp, featuring Michael Billingsley and Victoria Dicce; Turtle Face by David Thigpen, directed by Kevin Kane and featuring Patrick Bonck, Swann Gruen, Daniel O'Shea and Naomi Warner; No Sugar by Philip Hall, directed by Karen Chamberlain, featuring Margaret Champagne and Chris Sullivan; and The Brazilian Dilemma by William Fowkes, directed by Nina Mehta, featuring Karen Chamberlain and Robert Z Grant.
The Collective: 10 Play Festival is presented as part of The Collective’s "No Empty Seats" initiative in which up to half the seats for every performance are made available on a free and pay-what-you-can basis. If theatregoers cannot afford a ticket, they can book one for free online or pay what they can at the theatre. More information can be found by visiting no-empty-seats.org.
Modeled after the Group Theatre, The Collective is a theatre and film production company founded in 2007 by graduates from the William Esper Studio. Past productions include Clayscapes by Clay McLeod Chapman, True North by Edward Allen Baker, 360 by The Collective, Me Equals This + Happy Girl by Brian Leider, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness and Warning: May Contain Nuts by Craig McNulty.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.