ANIMUS 2018 - 2019 SEASON


Foley Gallery. 59 orchard st. nyc

apr 10 - may 30, 2018


Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

by Frank Mcguinness

Cherry Lane Studio Theatre

Nov 15 - Dec 9, 2018


beth henley 12-hour reading festival

circle in the square theatre

july 19, 2018

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.

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New York Revival of Frank McGuinness’ 1992 Drama

An American doctor, an Irish journalist, and an English academic are being held captive by terrorists abroad, but it isn’t just the terrorists that provide tension. The cramped confines of their cell intensify their national biases and prejudices, fostering internal resentments and recriminations. It isn’t until they band together and build a world of fantasy to help keep their sanity… and focus their fight.

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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."

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Information about Professional Workshops and New Play Development Readings will be announced soon.