Introducing the 2016-2017 New York Academy Company

Me and Girls
The Storm 1
Welcome to Thebes 1
Me/Girls
The Storm 2
Welcome to Thebes 2
The Storm 3
girls
Thebes 3
Thebes 4

It is with much honor that we introduce this year’s New York Academy Company and anticipate this full season of moving performances from the newest generation of dedicated and powerful actors.

Jonathan Bolt Jonathan Bolt Company Co-Director
Barbara Rubin Barbara Rubin Company Co-Director

Led by co-directors Jonathan Bolt, veteran actor, director and playwright; and Barbara Rubin, director, acting and dialect coach, The Academy Company performs a wide range of plays from classical to contemporary, which are performed before an invited audience of Academy guests, agents, casting directors and other industry professionals.

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This Season's Past Shows


By the Way, Meet Vera Stark February 1-4
By: Lynn Nottage
Directed by: Jonathan Bolt

Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood.  By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a seventy-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come.


Cast:
Jeffrey Marc Alkins
Jeffrey Marc Alkins
Zania Cummings
Zania Cummings
Ziaphora Dakile
Ziaphora Dakile
Alana DeGregorio
Alana DeGregorio
Connor Delves
Connor Delves
Ava McCoy
Ava McCoy
Ryan Murnane
Ryan Murnane

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

February 1, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 2, 2017
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 3, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 4, 2017
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


She Kills Monsters January 31 - February 4
By: Qui Nguyen
Directed by: George Heslin

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.


Cast:
Liam Armstrong
Liam Armstrong
Julia Boström
Julia Boström
Brett Bullard
Brett Bullard
James Evans
James Evans
Alexia Hartman
Alexia Hartman
Karen Johal
Karen Johal
Quincie Lewis
Quincie Lewis
Ava McCoy
Ava McCoy
Nick Newling
Nick Newling
Veronica Pomeroy
Veronica Pomeroy
Eliza Shea
Eliza Shea

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

January 31, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 2, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 3, 2017
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 4, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Blood Potato December 7-10
By: James McManus
Directed by: Jonathan Bolt

In the impoverished world of ex-Steel town Donora, PA, three brothers make a blood oath to escape by any means necessary. But each brother and the girls they love are caught up in the meth world and struggling to get out. Will love and family be enough to save them?

 


Cast:
Liam Armstrong
Liam Armstrong
Brett Bullard
Brett Bullard
Alexia Hartman
Alexia Hartman
Ryan Murnane
Ryan Murnane
Veronica Pomeroy
Veronica Pomeroy

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

December 7, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 8, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 9, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 10, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Yellow Card Red Card December 6-10
By: Melisa Tien
Directed by: Tamilla Woodard

In a small Muslim town in Northern Cameroon, four young soccer players prepare for a championship that will determine not only the future of the team, but the unique trajectory of each girl’s life. Incorporating choreography inspired by the games and practices of a real-life Cameroonian girls team, the play blurs the line between theater and sporting event.


Cast:
Yaw Asante
Yaw Asante
Zania Cummings
Zania Cummings
Ziaphora Dakile
Ziaphora Dakile
Quincie Lewis
Quincie Lewis
Ava McCoy
Ava McCoy

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

December 6, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 7, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 8, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 9, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 10, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Partners November 30 - December 3
By: Dorothy Fortenberry
Directed by: Ethan Heard

Clare has big plans with her best friend Ezra—starting a food truck, making him marry his boyfriend—until an unexpected windfall forces them to face how they truly feel about money and commitment. A witty, incisive look at two young couples struggling with personal finance, the meaning of marriage, and the deeply human capacity for self-sabotage—as they decipher the ongoing mystery of how to be an adult.

 


Cast:
Alana DeGregorio
Alana DeGregorio
Connor Delves
Connor Delves
James Evans
James Evans
Nick Newling
Nick Newling

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

November 30, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 1, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 2, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 3, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Truest November 29 - December 2
By: Megan Cohen
Directed by: Jessica Holt

In Truest, Sam Shepard meets Thelma and Louise when we find two sisters in a kitchen. Smoking guns in hand, they’ve just slain the iconic brothers of fraternal drama True West. As these women chase their own uniquely twisted American Dream in a landscape of canonical corpses, they dance an intricate psychological duet that leads us through a surreal terrain of wonder, danger, laughter, and yearning. In this delightfully upsetting comic grapple by an emerging feminist playwright, we follow a pair of sisters on their brutal hunt in search of tenderness.


Cast:
Liam Armstrong
Liam Armstrong
Julia Boström
Julia Boström
Brett Bullard
Brett Bullard
Karen Johal
Karen Johal
Eliza Shea
Eliza Shea

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

November 29, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 30, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 1, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 2, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Me and the Girls October 26-29
Written and Directed by: Douglas Carter Beane

The Academy is privileged once again to have acclaimed five-time Tony Award nominated playwright and Academy alumnus Douglas Carter Beane join us in developing an exciting new work. Me and the Girls combines the music of the incomparable Noël Coward with the plot of one of his early short stories of the same name. Please join us for four not-to-be-missed performances of this thrilling new piece.
 


Cast:
Liam Armstrong
Liam Armstrong
Julia Boström
Julia Boström
Brett Bullard
Brett Bullard
Zania Cummings
Zania Cummings
Ziaphora Dakile
Ziaphora Dakile
Alana DeGregorio
Alana DeGregorio
Connor Delves
Connor Delves
James Evans
James Evans
Alexia Hartman
Alexia Hartman
Karen Johal
Karen Johal
Quincie Lewis
Quincie Lewis
Ava McCoy
Ava McCoy
Ryan Murnane
Ryan Murnane
Nick Newling
Nick Newling
Veronica Pomeroy
Veronica Pomeroy
Eliza Shea
Eliza Shea

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

October 26, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 27, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 28, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 29, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Welcome to Thebes September 14-17
By: Moira Buffini
Directed by: Barbara Rubin

He put this gun into my hand and made me human once again.

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance. But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. The body of the former dictator lies unburied. 

Set in the present day but inspired by ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world's richest and the world's poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.

Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes premiered at the National Theatre, London, in June 2010.


Cast:
Liam Armstrong
Liam Armstrong
Julia Boström
Julia Boström
Brett Bullard
Brett Bullard
Zania Cummings
Zania Cummings
Ziaphora Dakile
Ziaphora Dakile
Alana DeGregorio
Alana DeGregorio
Connor Delves
Connor Delves
James Evans
James Evans
Alexia Hartman
Alexia Hartman
Karen Johal
Karen Johal
Quincie Lewis
Quincie Lewis
Ava McCoy
Ava McCoy
Ryan Murnane
Ryan Murnane
Nick Newling
Nick Newling
Veronica Pomeroy
Veronica Pomeroy
Eliza Shea
Eliza Shea

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

September 14, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 15, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 16, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 17, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


The Storm September 13-17
By: Peter Oswald
Directed by: Jonathan Bolt

Descending to the mortal world, the bad-tempered Goddess of Weather creates a mighty storm. For Labrax, a ‘procurer’ of women, the storm brings shipwreck and ruin. For his two female captives, it offers a chance to escape his clutches.. Washed up on a rocky coastline, the two women seek refuge in a shrine of Venus. The goddess, it seems, is unavailable and they are forced to rely on the help of the elderly but wealthy Daemones and his impudent slave Sceparnio.
 Originally adapted from a lost Greek play, The Storm is one of the most popular comedies of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus. 


Cast:
Liam Armstrong
Liam Armstrong
Julia Boström
Julia Boström
Brett Bullard
Brett Bullard
Zania Cummings
Zania Cummings
Ziaphora Dakile
Ziaphora Dakile
Alana DeGregorio
Alana DeGregorio
Connor Delves
Connor Delves
James Evans
James Evans
Alexia Hartman
Alexia Hartman
Karen Johal
Karen Johal
Quincie Lewis
Quincie Lewis
Ava McCoy
Ava McCoy
Ryan Murnane
Ryan Murnane
Nick Newling
Nick Newling
Veronica Pomeroy
Veronica Pomeroy
Eliza Shea
Eliza Shea

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

September 13, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 15, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 16, 2016
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 17, 2016
3:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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