Production Schedule

Tisch Drama is a community devoted to creation and collaboration. Our degree program combines rigorous conservatory training across ten professional training studios with a robust academic curriculum in Theatre Studies. Through the dynamic production process, students have the opportunity to synthesize critical thinking and practical training in the context of creation. 

This production schedule marks the TISCH DRAMA STAGE current season and the lineup of spring 2024 studio productions. Together they're just a glimpse into the various creative works presented by the department.

Tisch Drama Stage, 2023-24

The Rover

Written in both verse and prose, The Rover is a dark comedy that follows the conventions of 17th-century Restoration Comedy while subverting many societal values of that era. At its core, The Rover provocatively delves into themes of gender, sex, and power, all presented through a seemingly light-hearted romp. This production of The Rover features an all-female/female-presenting cast and captures the spirit of Behn's daring and playful approach. The goal is to distill the play to its essence, revealing the underlying emotions amidst the chaos and politeness.

The Rover
By Aphra Behn
Directed by Andy Arden-Reese
October 5-7, 8:00pm
October 8, 1:00pm
October 10-13, 8:00pm
October 14, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Abe Burrows Theater
721 Broadway, 1st Floor
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Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom

Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom is an adaptation of a short story by master speculative fiction writer Ted Chiang, a story about a reality in which people are able to communicate with their paraselves through technology called a PRISM. The production will activate and utilize the full text, casting an ensemble to narrate and play all the characters in the story.

Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom
By Ted Chiang
Adapted & directed by Mei Ann Teo
November 16-18, 8:00pm
November 19, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Abe Burrows Theater
721 Broadway, 1st Floor
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Perhaps The World Ends Here

Perhaps the World Ends Here is a sci-fi epic that blends video game culture and Choctaw cosmology in the style of Theatre of the Ridiculous.

Frankie Brown is a young Choctaw woman with big dreams and an even bigger destiny. Hopelessly devoted to becoming a professional video gamer and e-sports star despite some serious ineptitude, she pawns her personal belongings to pay rent and further her dreams. After unwittingly losing the key to the universe, she must undertake a journey of epic proportions accompanied by her queer best friend, her granddad, and a fearsome hopaiyai to prevent a great cataclysm.

Perhaps The World Ends Here
By Daniel Leeman-Smith
February 29-March 2, 8:00pm
March 7-8, 8:00pm
March 9, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Abe Burrows Theater
721 Broadway, 1st Floor
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Rent

Set within the height of the AIDS Crisis and the Tompkins Square Riots protesting the gentrification of Alphabet City, Rent tells the stories of Queer artists bravely reckoning together with how to make meaning and care for each other in defiance of the systemic violence that impacts them. 

With ferociously heart-centered resonance and a 90s grunge rock score, this classic musical invites us all to risk everything for what we know is right and, most of all, to measure our lives in love.

 

Rent
By Jonathan Larson
Directed by Orion S. Johnstone
April 26-27, 7:30pm
April 28, 2:00pm
May 1-3, 7:30pm
May 4, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Iris Cantor Theatre at the John A. Paulson Center
38 West Houston Street
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Studio Productions, Spring 2024

Atlantic Acting School

Fefu and Her Friends
By Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Abigail Jean-Baptiste
March 7, 9, and 11 at 7:30pm
March 10 at 10:30am
Atlantic Theatre Stage 2
330 W 16th St
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Concord Floral
By Jordan Tannahill
Directed by Emily Hartford
March 8 and 12 at 7:30pm
March 9 at 3:30pm
March 10 at 11:30am
Atlantic Theatre Stage 2
330 W 16th St
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The Winter Guard Play
By Avery Deutsch
Directed by Margaret Lee
April 11 and 19, at 7:30 pm
April 13 and 20, at 3:30 pm
Atlantic Theatre Stage 2
330 W 16th Street
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Middletown
By Will Eno
Directed by Jake Beckhard
April 12, 18, and 20 at 7:30pm
April 14 at 11:30 am
Atlantic Theatre Stage 2
330 W 16th St
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Sisters on the Ground
By Max Posner
Directed by Lauren Zeftel
April 13 and 17 at 7:30pm
April 14 at 3:30pm
April 20 at 11:30am
Atlantic Theatre Stage 2
330 W 16th St
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The Classical Studio

Richard III
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Spector
March 5 - May 8, 2024
John A. Paulson Center, Studio A 
181 Mercer St, 5th Floor 
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Experimental Theatre Wing

Body of Faith
By Luis Alfaro
Directed by Kenneth Noel Mitchell
Composer & Music Director: Jonathan Hart Makwaia
February 22-23 at 7:30pm
February 24 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
February 25 at 1:30pm
Frederick Loewe Theatre, 2nd Floor
721 Broadway
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FRNKNSTN
April 23-26 at 7:30pm
April 27 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Frederick Loewe Theatre, 2nd Floor
721 Broadway
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ETW Independent Projects
Created by ETW Graduating Seniors
April 11th - May 12th
Shop Theater, 2nd Floor
721 Broadway
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Second Year Projects Festival
May 3-4 at 7pm
Frederick Loewe Theatre, 2nd Floor
721 Broadway
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Lee Strasberg Institute

Gypsy
By Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Sam Barkley
Musical Direction by Bruce Baumer
March 6-9 at 7:00 pm
The Irma Sandrey Theatre
115 E 15th St 
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Lee Strasberg Film Festival
March 15 (production times N/A)
The Marilyn Monroe Theatre
115 E 15th St 
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Note: Tickets for this production are free - guests can arrive on this date.

Festival of Voices: The Invitation
Conceived and directed by Lauren Spencer
March 14 and 16 at 8:00 pm
Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
115 E 15th St 
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Kate Crackernuts
By Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Lauren Spencer
April 25-27 at 7:00 PM
The Irma Sandrey Theatre
115 E 15th St
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NYU Sophomore Showcase
Directed by Lorca Peress
April 29-30 at 7 pm
May 3-4 at 7 pm
The Marilyn Monroe Theatre
115 E 15th St 
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The Meisner Studio

Afterlife
By Jack Thorne
Directed by Malika Samuel
Feb 21-23 at 7:30 pm
Feb 24th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
John A. Paulson Center, Studio F 
181 Mercer St, 5th Floor 
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Passage
By Christopher Chen
Directed by Turron Kofi Alleyne
March 6-8 at 7:30 pm
March 9th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
John A. Paulson Center, Studio F
181 Mercer St, 5th Floor
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Note: Following the March 9th - 2:00pm performance of Passage, there will be a talkback with the director and cast.

POTUS
By Selina Fillinger
Directed by Sofia Figueroa
March 27-29 at 7:30 pm
March 30 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
John A. Paulson Center, Studio F
181 Mercer St, 5th Floor
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Little Women
By Kate Hamill
Directed by Meghan Mulcahy
April 3-5 at 7:30 pm
April 6th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
John A. Paulson Center, Studio F 
181 Mercer St, 5th Floor 
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Concord Floral
By Jordan Tannahill
Directed by Mackian Bauman
April 10-12 at 7:30 pm
April 13 at 2:00 pm and 7:30pm
John A. Paulson Center, Studio F 
181 Mercer St, 5th Floor 
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US Drag
By Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Ashil Lee
April 17-19 at 7:30pm
April 20 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
John A. Paulson Center, Studio F 
181 Mercer St, 5th Floor 
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Almost Maine
By John Cariani
Directed by Tanasia N Lewis
April 2426 at 7:30 pm
April 27th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
John A. Paulson Center, Studio F 
181 Mercer St, 5th Floor 
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New Studio on Broadway

Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812
By Dave Malloy
Directed and Choreographed by William Carlos Angulo and Diego Alejandro González
March 2-3, 9 at 2pm and 7:30pm
March 5-8 at 7:30pm
Theater 104
113 2nd Avenue
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Sense and Sensibility
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
By Kate Hamill
Directed by Devin Shacket
April 2-5 at 7:00pm
April 6 at 2:00pm
The Loewe Theater
721 Broadway
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Hyena in Petticoats
Directed by Ellie Handel
Book and Lyrics by Lily Dwoskin
Book and Music by Austin Nuckols
April 20-21, 27 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
April 23-26 at 7:30pm
Theater 104
113 2nd Avenue
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Playwrights Horizons Theater School

Hamlet
Directed by Nathan Winklestein
May 2-4 (production times N/A)
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker St
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Advanced Track Student Projects
Written and directed by 20 Project Leaders
Week 1: March 28-30
Week 2: April 4-6
Week 3: April 11-13
ART/New York
520 8th Avenue 
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Production & Design

Each semester, Production & Design students collaborate on numerous productions throughout the Department of Drama—from capstone experiences on TISCH DRAMA STAGE productions to ETW independent projects, PHTS student productions, and Student Works. 

P&D student stage managers and scenic, costume, lightind, and sound designers learn and apply their art while making many of the shows seen in Tisch Drama's production schedule.

P&D Year II Gallery
May 8, 3-6:00pm
Abe Burrows Theater
721 Broadway, 1st Floor
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P&D Year I Gallery
May 9, 4-6:00pm and May 10 at 1-5:00pm
Abe Burrows Theater
721 Broadway, 1st Floor
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P&D Class of 2024 Showcase
May 13, 6:30-8:00pm
Abe Burrows Theater
721 Broadway, 1st Floor
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Stella Adler Studio of Acting

NYU 3 Movement Projects
Devised by the cast and director
Directed by Suzi Takahashi, Zara Antonyn, and Sophia Treanor
March 6-8 at 7:30 pm
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
65 Broadway, Fl 2
No reservations, first come, first seated - open to students and faculty only.

Fire & Rain 
By Tim Hotchkin
Directed by Suzi Takahashi
March 27-30, at 7:30 pm 
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
65 Broadway, Fl 2
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The Martha Mitchell Effect
By Skye Robinson Hillis
Directed by J. Steven White
May 1-7 (production times N/A)
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
65 Broadway, Fl 2
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Silent Sky
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Illana Stein
May 1-7 (production times N/A)
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
65 Broadway, Fl 2
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You For Me For You
By Mia Chung
Directed by Ran Xia
May 1-7 (production times N/A)
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
65 Broadway, Fl 2
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The House of Bernarda Alba
By Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by David Hilder
May 1-7 (production times N/A)
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
65 Broadway, Fl 2
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Intimate Apparel
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by John Gould Rubin
May 1-7 (production times N/A)
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
65 Broadway, Fl 2
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Fen
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Andrea Huckaba
May 1-7 (production times N/A)
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
65 Broadway, Fl 2
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Stonestreet Studios

Celebrate Stonestreet
January 31st, at 6:30pm
Stonestreet Studios
48 West 21st Street, 5th & 8th Floor
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Lunch Time Film Screening
February 14, at 1:45pm
Stonestreet Studios
48 West 21st Street, 5th & 8th Floor
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Lunch Time Film Screening 
February 21, at 1:30pm
Stonestreet Studios
48 West 21st Street, 5th & 8th Floor
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Lunch Time Film Screening
March 6th, at 1:30pm
Stonestreet Studios
48 West 21st Street, 5th & 8th Floor
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Lunch Time Film Screening
March 27th, at 1:45pm
Stonestreet Studios
48 West 21st Street, 5th & 8th Floor
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