Introducing the 2017-2018 New York Academy Company

Balm in Gilead
Mother Courage
Mother Courage 2

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.

2017-2018 New York Company Members

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Stupid F*cking Bird December 11-16
By: Aaron Posner
Directed by: George C. Heslin

An aspiring director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. Stupid F*cking Bird is an irreverent, funny, contemporary remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull.
 


Cast:
Korey Brown
Korey Brown
Mecca Christy
Mecca Christy
Finty Kelly
Finty Kelly
Jim Lawrenson
Jim Lawrenson
Juanes Montoya
Juanes Montoya
Luke Antony Neville
Luke Antony Neville
Imani Youngblood
Imani Youngblood

Reservations

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

December 11, 2017
7:00PM
December 13, 2017
7:00PM
December 15, 2017
7:00PM
December 16, 2017
2:00PM
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


The Cherry Orchard December 12-17
By: Anton Chekhov
Directed by: Hal Brooks
Translated By: Paul Schmidt

The Cherry Orchard takes place on the grounds of Ranevskaya's estate, somewhere in the provinces of Russia. Unless the family can raise enough money to save it, the estate will have to be sold to clear her debts. Several plans are concocted, one of which entails cutting down their famous cherry orchard. But no one plan is settled upon. As August approaches, when the estate must be auctioned off to meet the mortgage payments, what unfolds in the household is a farewell of bittersweet beauty.

 


Cast:
Stephan Byc
Stephan Byc
Tom Chandler
Tom Chandler
Holland Lane Curtis
Holland Lane Curtis
Jack Gilliat
Jack Gilliat
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Flo Van Hove
Flo Van Hove
Aida Leventaki
Aida Leventaki
Rafael Jason Nadal
Rafael Jason Nadal
McKenna Parsons
McKenna Parsons
Nico Piccardo
Nico Piccardo
Olivier Sublet
Olivier Sublet
Ali Zaman
Ali Zaman

Reservations

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

December 12, 2017
7:00PM
December 14, 2017
7:00PM
December 16, 2017
7:00PM
December 17, 2017
2:00PM
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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The Seagull December 6-9
By: Anton Chekhov
Directed by: Jonathan Bolt
Translated By: Paul Schmidt

The Seagull is one of the great plays about writing. It superbly captures the struggle for new forms, the frustrations and fulfillment of putting words on a page and on a stage. It is a play about love, theater and disappointment. Chekhov, in his first major play, stages a vital argument about the theatre that still resonates today.
 


Cast:
Stephan Byc
Stephan Byc
Mia Christinis
Mia Christinis
Alistair Don
Alistair Don
Jack Gilliat
Jack Gilliat
Caleb Gonzales
Caleb Gonzales
Valerie Gorris
Valerie Gorris
Jane Logan
Jane Logan
Rafael Jason Nadal
Rafael Jason Nadal
McKenna Parsons
McKenna Parsons
Ali Zaman
Ali Zaman

Reservations

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

December 6, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 7, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 8, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 9, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


To Wong Foo November 1-4
Written and Directed by: Douglas Carter Beane

The Academy welcomes Douglas Carter Beane back to his alma mater for another original work, this time with our 2017-2018 Company and acclaimed composer Lewis Flinn (Hood and Lysistrata Jones). To Wong Foo was Beane's first screenplay. Produced by Steven Spielberg and filmed with an all-star cast, it became the #1 movie in America and a groundbreaking LGBTQ cult favorite film. Join us as he brings it to the stage for the first time ever!


Cast:
Korey Brown
Korey Brown
Stephan Byc
Stephan Byc
Tom Chandler
Tom Chandler
Mia Christinis
Mia Christinis
Mecca Christy
Mecca Christy
Holland Lane Curtis
Holland Lane Curtis
Alistair Don
Alistair Don
Caleb Gonzales
Caleb Gonzales
Valerie Gorris
Valerie Gorris
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Flo Van Hove
Flo Van Hove
Finty Kelly
Finty Kelly
Jim Lawrenson
Jim Lawrenson
Aida Leventaki
Aida Leventaki
Jane Logan
Jane Logan
Juanes Montoya
Juanes Montoya
Rafael Jason Nadal
Rafael Jason Nadal
Luke Antony Neville
Luke Antony Neville
McKenna Parsons
McKenna Parsons
Nico Piccardo
Nico Piccardo
Olivier Sublet
Olivier Sublet
Imani Youngblood
Imani Youngblood
Ali Zaman
Ali Zaman

Reservations

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

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

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Mother Courage and Her Children September 19-24
By: Bertolt Brecht
Directed by: Barbara Rubin
Translated by: David Hare

A lone merchant, Anna Fierling, (played here by three actors) tries to achieve the irreconcilable aims of making money and keeping her children alive during the nightmare of the Thirty Years War. Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece of silence and survival seems only to have grown in stature since its premiere in 1941 as we consider the recent ravages of wars still plaguing the planet. This version by David Hare first premiered at The National Theatre in London in 1995. It features new original music composed for this production by Matthew Dean Marsh. 
 


Cast:
Korey Brown
Korey Brown
Stephan Byc
Stephan Byc
Tom Chandler
Tom Chandler
Mia Christinis
Mia Christinis
Mecca Christy
Mecca Christy
Holland Lane Curtis
Holland Lane Curtis
Alistair Don
Alistair Don
Caleb Gonzales
Caleb Gonzales
Valerie Gorris
Valerie Gorris
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Flo Van Hove
Flo Van Hove
Finty Kelly
Finty Kelly
Jim Lawrenson
Jim Lawrenson
Aida Leventaki
Aida Leventaki
Jane Logan
Jane Logan
Juanes Montoya
Juanes Montoya
Rafael Jason Nadal
Rafael Jason Nadal
Luke Antony Neville
Luke Antony Neville
McKenna Parsons
McKenna Parsons
Nico Piccardo
Nico Piccardo
Olivier Sublet
Olivier Sublet
Imani Youngblood
Imani Youngblood
Ali Zaman
Ali Zaman

Reservations

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

September 19, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 21, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 23, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 24, 2017
2:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Balm in Gilead September 18-23
By: Lanford Wilson
Directed by: Jonathan Bolt

Set in an all-night coffee shop on New York's upper Broadway, where the riff-raff, the addicts, prostitutes, bums, the petty thieves, the desperate of the big city come together. At the core of the play are Joe and Darlene, two young people who seem to have the need to transcend the turmoil and ugliness of the life in which they found themselves.
 


Cast:
Korey Brown
Korey Brown
Stephan Byc
Stephan Byc
Tom Chandler
Tom Chandler
Mia Christinis
Mia Christinis
Mecca Christy
Mecca Christy
Holland Lane Curtis
Holland Lane Curtis
Alistair Don
Alistair Don
Caleb Gonzales
Caleb Gonzales
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Flo Van Hove
Flo Van Hove
Jim Lawrenson
Jim Lawrenson
Aida Leventaki
Aida Leventaki
Juanes Montoya
Juanes Montoya
Rafael Jason Nadal
Rafael Jason Nadal
Luke Antony Neville
Luke Antony Neville
McKenna Parsons
McKenna Parsons
Nico Piccardo
Nico Piccardo
Olivier Sublet
Olivier Sublet
Imani Youngblood
Imani Youngblood
Ali Zaman
Ali Zaman

Reservations

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

September 18, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 20, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 22, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 23, 2017
2:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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