New York Company

Introducing the 2020-2021 New York Academy Company

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.

Barbara Rubin Barbara Rubin Company Director

Led by 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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The Amateurs June 4-5
By: Jordan Harrison
Directed by: José Zayas

An intrepid troupe of pageant players races across medieval Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death. The arrival of a mysterious outsider sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script... and soon the 14th century plague begins to look like another, more recent one. This wildly inventive and funny new work examines the evolution of human creativity in a dark age: when does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers?
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on your selected date and time.
 

“The Amateurs” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

 


Cast:
Carolyn Carothers
Carolyn Carothers
Aliza Ciara
Aliza Ciara
William Cook
William Cook
Thomas Hagopian
Thomas Hagopian
Henry Howland
Henry Howland
Elliot Vigue
Elliot Vigue

Reservations

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

June 4, 2021
June 5, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast 120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


The Broken Machine June 4-6
By: Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by: Shelley Butler

When modern life is too much Mac, an ex coder, secludes herself in the woods cataloging and chronicling her former existence and sharing her time with a foul-mouthed fox. Liz Duffy Adams weaves a tale filled with gorgeous heightened language, music and generous humor that asks: When times is running out and the earth is in peril how do we want live those last moments? Where do we find connection and what do we value most? 
 
Liz Duffy Adams “is an artist of playful and highly literate imagination, radical instincts, and sardonic but generous humor.”
-San Francisco Bay Guardian
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on your selected date and time.


Cast:
Hannah Attfield
Hannah Attfield
Mary-Kate Haggarty
Mary-Kate Haggarty
Henry Howland
Henry Howland
Janet Kilonzo
Janet Kilonzo
Paulina Lalanne
Paulina Lalanne

Reservations

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

June 4, 2021
June 6, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast 120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


The Luck of the Irish June 5-6
By: Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by: Adrienne D. Williams

As a young Black family holds a memorial picnic in the backyard of the home they have just inherited from their grandmother Lucy and grandfather Rex, the Donovan family arrives to reclaim that home as their own. The play then takes us on a journey to discover the secrets of this house as we watch these families struggle to find healing and truth. 
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on your selected date and time.
 

“The Luck of the Irish” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com


Cast:
Kathleen Hall
Kathleen Hall
Emma Hennessy
Emma Hennessy
Aidan Lingle
Aidan Lingle
Aja Mahogany
Aja Mahogany
Felicia Mayers
Felicia Mayers
Prentice Myles
Prentice Myles
Justin Walker
Justin Walker

Reservations

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

June 5, 2021
June 6, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast 120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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Significant Other April 10-11
By: Josh Harmon
Directed by: George C. Heslin

Jordan Berman longs to be in love. While his Mr. Right is elusive, his trio of girlfriends have no trouble finding love and getting hitched, leaving him to figure out how to navigate friendships with those who have the one thing he so desperately wants.
 
Our production of Significant Other features current New York faculty member, Maggie Low. 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on your selected date and time.
 

“Significant Other” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. 

 


Cast:
Mary-Kate Haggarty
Mary-Kate Haggarty
Thomas Hagopian
Thomas Hagopian
Henry Howland
Henry Howland
Aidan Lingle
Aidan Lingle
Maggie Low
Maggie Low
Aja Mahogany
Aja Mahogany
Felicia Mayers
Felicia Mayers

Reservations

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

April 10, 2021
April 11, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast 120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Be My Baby March 27-28
By: Amanda Whittington
Directed by: Nicola Murphy

Mary Adams is brought to St. Saviours Mother and Baby Home for the duration of her pregnancy. There, she and the other young women bond over a love of 1960 girl groups, as they come to terms with their advancing pregnancies, and the life-altering decisions that face them. 
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on your selected date and time.
 

Be My Baby is an amateur production produced by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


Cast:
Hannah Attfield
Hannah Attfield
Carolyn Carothers
Carolyn Carothers
Mary-Kate Haggarty
Mary-Kate Haggarty
Kathleen Hall
Kathleen Hall
Emma Hennessy
Emma Hennessy
Paulina Lalanne
Paulina Lalanne

Reservations

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

March 27, 2021
March 28, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast 120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


The Late Wedding March 26-27
By: Christopher Chen
Directed by: Estefanía Fadul

An allegorical fantastical journey through a splintering marriage, inspired by Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.
 
 
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on your selected date and time.
 

 

 

 


Cast:
Aliza Ciara
Aliza Ciara
William Cook
William Cook
Thomas Hagopian
Thomas Hagopian
Janet Kilonzo
Janet Kilonzo
Elliot Vigue
Elliot Vigue

Reservations

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

March 26, 2021
March 27, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast 120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Macbeth December 18
By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Michael F. Toomey

Michael F. Toomey has been a company member at Shakespeare & Company for nearly twenty years where he is an actor, director and faculty member. He is the Artistic Director of the NYC based theatre company The Humanist Project. He is also a founding member and trustee of Split Knuckle Theatre, which devises new works of theatre touring throughout the world, with recent performances in Bangkok, Athens and Paris. Michael has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Binghamton University teaching Clown, Shakespeare and Fight. Michael also teaches workshops for professional actors in Fight, Clown and Shakespeare around the country and abroad. He has directed, devised and choreographed numerous shows including Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar and Alice In Wonderland. Michael has performed throughout the East Coast and internationally including roles such as Macbeth, Scapin, and Polonius. He is a graduate from LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts) and holds an MFA in Lecoq-based actor created theatre from Naropa University. Michael lives in Brooklyn with his wife Sarah and son August. ​www.Michaelftoomey.com

 

NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on December 18 at 7:00pm EST/4pm PST


Cast:
Hannah Attfield
Hannah Attfield
Mary-Kate Haggarty
Mary-Kate Haggarty
Kathleen Hall
Kathleen Hall
Henry Howland
Henry Howland
Felicia Mayers
Felicia Mayers
Elliot Vigue
Elliot Vigue

Reservations

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

December 18, 2020
7:00PM ET - SOLD OUT
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast


Julius Caesar December 17
By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Sheila Bandyopadhyay

Sheila Bandyopadhyay is a Brooklyn-based director, movement specialist and devisor of original theater. Her specialty is working on hybrid forms of performance that feature strong physicality, music, multinational/multiethnic ensembles, and gender free casting.  In New York, Sheila has directed shows at the Brick, the United Solo Festival (Theater Row), the Tank, the Women in Theater Festival (the Gural), the West End Theater, the 72nd St Theater Lab. Regionally credits include the Boston Center for the Arts, and the Minneapolis and Montreal Fringe Festivals. As an actor and coach, she has worked with the Humanist Project, the New England Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare East, and Shakespeare & Company among others. Sheila is a proud member of the Humanist Project and a sponsored artist with Leviathan Lab in New York City. In 2019 through two artistic residencies, Sheila began development of an original work about women, artistic genius and madness called Psyche’s Sisters. Ongoing projects include Ariel Estrada's one man show FULL CONTACT, and her original concert play, rise/fall. Sheila is also slated to direct an original musical, Liberty in a New World intended for production in late 2021. At the Academy, Sheila regularly directs projects in the 2ndyear of training and is Head of the Movement Department. www.sheilabnyc.com IG: @sheilabnyc 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on December 17 at 7:00pm EST/4pm PST


Cast:
Carolyn Carothers
Carolyn Carothers
Aliza Ciara
Aliza Ciara
William Cook
William Cook
Thomas Hagopian
Thomas Hagopian
Emma Hennessy
Emma Hennessy
Janet Kilonzo
Janet Kilonzo
Paulina Lalanne
Paulina Lalanne
Aidan Lingle
Aidan Lingle
Aja Mahogany
Aja Mahogany

Reservations

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

December 17, 2020
7:00PM ET - SOLD OUT
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast

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