ANIMUS 2018 SEASON
Foley Gallery. 59 orchard st. nyc
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.
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.
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."