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a World Premiere

The Subject

By Chisa hutchinson

directed by jade king carroll

 

Begins november 15, 2018

cherry lane studio theatre

 

Tickets on Sale Oct 1st


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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 Surfer Girl by Leslye Headland, Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams, Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare, along with their 12-Hour Reading Festivals which have featured the works of Beth Henley (2018), John Patrick Shanley (2015), and Leslye Headland (2014) performed at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre.

Notable artists who have worked with Animus Theatre Company include playwrights Beth Henley, Leslye Headland, Theresa Rebeck, John Patrick Shanley, Bob Glaudini; directors Pamela Adlon, Edward Berkeley, Matthew Lillard, Andrew Lippa, Alan Langdon; and stage & film actors Alexis Bledel, Ben Foster, Andre Holland, Carol Kane, Christine Lahti, Stephen Pasquale, Piper Perabo, Bill Pullman, and Margo Seibert, among others.

 
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2018 Season


2018 Season


ANIMUS 2018 - 2019 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.

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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