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Tuesdays & Wednesdays
April 10th- May 30th
7pm doors /7:30pm performance

Foley Gallery
59 Orchard Street
NYC 10002

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Mission


Mission


Our Mission

 

“Animus Theatre Company is an ensemble of artists that develops new work and realizes the full potential of infrequently produced plays that explore the fragility and resilience of the human spirit.

Our work challenges our artists and audiences to face problems on both interpersonal and global levels in new ways through deeper sense of mutuality with those characters and circumstances witnessed and experienced on stage.”

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About


About


About

 

Animus Theatre Company is an artist-driven company whose mission is to explore and illuminate the resilience of the human spirit.  Founded by Artistic Director Jonathan Judge-Russo with Rory Hammond, Al Miro, and Carrie Walsh, Animus Theatre Company produced its first play, John Patrick Shanley’s Where’s My Money? at the Cherry Lane Theatre, in 2012.  Notable productions include Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams (Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry, The Pink Bedroom, Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, and The Long Goodbye), Pericles, Prince of Tyre by Shakespeare, and two 12-Hour Reading Festivals featuring the works of Leslye Headland (The Accidental Blonde, Assistance, Bachelorette, Cinephilia, Reverb, and Surfer Girl) and John Patrick Shanley (The Big Funk, Defiance, Italian American Reconciliation, Moonstruck, The Red Coat, Sailor’s Song, Savage in Limbo, Women of Manhattan) at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre.

Notable playwrights, directors, actors, and theater artists who have worked at Animus Theatre Company include Pamela Adlon, Edward Berkeley, Alexis Bledel, Lynn Cohen, James Badge Dale, Trieste Dunn, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Ben Foster, Jared Gilman, Bob Glaudini, Adam Guettel, Meredith Hagner, Leslye Headland, Jill Hennessey, Andre Holland, Virginia Kull, Margarita Levieva, Andrew Lippa, Natasha Lyonne, James Madio, Keith Nobbs, Jonny Orsini, Joe Pantoleano, Steven Pasquale, Vincent Piazza, Piper Perabo, Theresa Rebeck, Elena Ricardo, Michael Rispoli, Kate Moira Ryan, Paul Schneider, John Patrick Shanley, Alia Shawkat, Margo Seibert, Christiane Seidel, and Aida Turturro.

 
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2018 Season


2018 Season


ANIMUS 2018 SEASON




 

SURFER GIRL

Foley Gallery. 59 orchard st. nyc

 

THE SUBJECT

The Cherry Lane THeatre

 

Henry VI - Parts II&III

by William Shakespeare

 

Beth Henley 12 hr. Reading Festival

Circle in the Square Theatre

Leslye Headland's New YOrk Premiere

16 Performances. 8 Actors. 4 Directors. 1 Woman.

Surfer Girl is Ms. Headland's one-woman play exploring the sin of sloth, the 4th chapter of her Seven Deadly Plays cycle. In this one-woman- show we will watch eight actors grapple with their individual experiences of shame and emotional stasis. Not exactly homeless, never quite broke, always ready to become whomever she needs to be in order to stick around just that little bit longer. Surfer Girl chronicles a young womans affectless journey through life as she combats that passively inert state of mind that gives rise to her loss of self and to...couch surfing.
 

more about Leslye Headland

 

World Premiere Play by ACCLAIMED PLAYWRIGHT Chisa Hutchinson

 "The Subject" explores our obligation to intervene in the face of preventable tragedy, even if our task is only to record rather than respond. Race, media, and action intersect in this timely, unsettling drama by one of the industry's rising stars, directed by Jade King Carroll.

more about Chisa Hutchinson

 

PRIDE AND POLITICS MAKING WAY FOR A DESPOT

Directed by the legendary Alan Langdon and presented as a cut never-before-seen in NYC, one of Shakespeare's far lesser known works tackles individual and institutional power, its transitions, its abuses, and its all-too-depressing absurdity.

 

12 Hours of Beth Henley on Broadway

This year we have the honor of presenting the lauded work of playwright Beth Henley. Our 12 hour play readings at Circle in the Square feature wonderful diverse casts mixing known and rising actors and directors all celebrating their love of great playwriting.

"Her [Beth Henley] play Crimes of the Heart won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 1981 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play, and a nomination for a Tony Award. Her screenplay for Crimes of the Heart was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay."

more about Beth Henley


Information about Professional Workshops and New Play Development Readings will be announced soon, as will additional casting and more information about the 12-Hour Festival.

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Press


Press


Press

Collected Shorts by Theresa Rebeck
Vogue -Interview with Pamela Adlon

Shanley Festival
playbill.com
broadwayworld.com

Tennessee Williams' Short Plays
theasy.com
theatremania.com

Dutch Heart of Man
broadwayworld.com
cassandracommunications.com

Headland's Sin Cycle:
playbill.com
broadwayworld.com
theatremania.com

Where's My Money
broadwayworld.com
blogcritics.org