See Which Broadway Alum Will Develop New Works at NY Stage and Film This Summer | Playbill

Readings and Workshops See Which Broadway Alum Will Develop New Works at NY Stage and Film This Summer

A new crop of stage favorites are joining previously announced artists Leigh Silverman, Josh Radnor, Anna Deveare Smith, Keenan Scott II, and more.

New York Stage and Film

Casting has been set for three readings at New York Stage and Film July 9. Making its return with in-person programming, New York Stage and Film's 2022 Summer Season in Poughkeepsie, New York will run July 9–August 7, presented in partnership with Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theater and Marist College.

Kicking off the season is Lily Houghton's My Brother Is Better at Love Than Me, to be directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, July 9 at noon. Joining the reading in the cast are Midori Francis, Bill Heck, Jake Horowitz, Henry Houghton, and Christine Newberry. The work, inspired by Houghton and her brother's own lives, follows teenager Hank as he experiences his first summer love at a neuro-diverse summer camp. Challenges arise, however, when his bossy younger sister Ruth signs on to be a camp counselor.

Following at 3:30 PM will be Diana Burbano's NUESTRO PLANETA: A Colombia Project, starring Andrea Abello, Helena Betancourt, Maki Borden, Zuleyma Guevera, and Reza Salazar. The Hero Theatre commission, devised and to be directed by Elisa Bocanegra, tells the story of Alondra, a young Colombian American scientist who goes to study Colombia's biodiversity and learns what it means to return "home."

Josh Radnor's New Untitled Play, directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, will star Carla Gugino and Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski in a reading at 8 PM. The work explores what it means to confront myths and how we learn to forgives through two people brought together by the death of a creative genius.

As previously announced the season will also feature three new play workshops at Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater, including Don Nguyen's The World Is Not Silent July 15-17, OBIE winner Eric Lockley's Sweet Chariot July 22-24, and Julia Doolittle's Tell Them I'm Still Young July 28-30.

At Marist College, NYSF will present three new musical workshops starting with The Return of Young Boy, featuring a book by Keenan Scott II with music and lyrics by Scott and Tre Matthews July 23-24; followed by César Alvarez's The Potluck July 29-31; and finishing with Sun Songs, featuring a book by Deborah Cowell with music and lyrics by Katie Madison August 5-7. Also at Marist College, a series of play reading weekends will be held in July and August.

Two readings are also planned for August 6. Keelay Gipson's demons, and Modern Gentleman by Preston Max Allen. Finishing the season August 7, Tony nominee Anna Deavere Smith's Love All new work about tennis icon Billie Jean King will receive a reading.

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