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.

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This Season's Past Shows


6 February 14-18
By: Tim Mason
Directed by: Jonathan Bolt

Six undergraduates spend a summer in an isolated wilderness, studying the surrounding ecosystem under the tutelage of two graduate teaching assistants. As they learn of the five global mass extinctions that life on Earth has suffered in its history, and the sixth that may be upon us, they get to know each other and themselves. Is one of the students an imposter, a so-called eco-terrorist? Is he a hero or a con man?


Cast:
Korey Brown
Korey Brown
Stephan Byc
Stephan Byc
Holland Lane Curtis
Holland Lane Curtis
Flo Van Hove
Flo Van Hove
Finty Kelly
Finty Kelly
Jim Lawrenson
Jim Lawrenson
Nico Piccardo
Nico Piccardo
Imani Youngblood
Imani Youngblood

Reservations

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

February 14, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 16, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 17, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 18, 2018
2:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Seal Boy February 12-15
By: Ken Weitzman
Directed by: Jessica Holt

In a barely altered reality, parents can be sued for even the tiniest misdeeds of their children. Of course, this gets a tad more complicated when your child is a seal. A play about the complexities of parenthood, love, and growing up.


Cast:
Caleb Gonzales
Caleb Gonzales
Valerie Gorris
Valerie Gorris
Aida Leventaki
Aida Leventaki
Luke Antony Neville
Luke Antony Neville
McKenna Parsons
McKenna Parsons
Olivier Sublet
Olivier Sublet
Imani Youngblood
Imani Youngblood

Reservations

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

February 12, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 13, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 15, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 17, 2018
2:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Water on the Moon February 6-11
By: Emily Bohannon
Directed by: Jessi D. Hill

Bex runs a pirate radio station from her closet, but when her best friend (and best DJ) has the chance for a better life, her life is shaken like the walls of her crumbling apartment.

 


Cast:
Tom Chandler
Tom Chandler
Mia Christinis
Mia Christinis
Alistair Don
Alistair Don
Finty Kelly
Finty Kelly
Jane Logan
Jane Logan
Juanes Montoya
Juanes Montoya
Nico Piccardo
Nico Piccardo

Reservations

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

February 6, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 8, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 10, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 11, 2018
2:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Blind Crest February 5-9
By: Monet Hurst-Mendoza
Directed by: Katherine M. Carter

Tyrell Johnson sits on Death Row for the double-murder of two undercover detectives. Mara Hernandez is a fresh-faced corrections officer, newly appointed to the night watch. Together, this unlikely pair, form an intense bond and make a pact to have a baby. A dark twist on the “boy-meets-girl” and inspired by the unfolding true story of Ronnell Wilson and Nancy Gonzalez, Blind Crest investigates racial identity and mass incarceration in the U.S. by compelling us to ask, "what is the value of a Black life in America, and at what cost are we willing to fight for it?” 


Cast:
Mecca Christy
Mecca Christy
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Gabriela Lopez Hernandez
Jim Lawrenson
Jim Lawrenson
Rafael Jason Nadal
Rafael Jason Nadal
Luke Antony Neville
Luke Antony Neville
Ali Zaman
Ali Zaman

Reservations

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

February 5, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 7, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 9, 2018
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 10, 2018
2:00PM - SOLD OUT
  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 - SOLD OUT
December 14, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 16, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 17, 2017
2:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


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 - SOLD OUT
December 13, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 15, 2017
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 16, 2017
2:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

New York Campus
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


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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