WONDER ISLAND: THE TRASH COVERED CONCHO
Welcome to Wonder Island! A tropical getaway tucked away in an unknown quadrant of the hot Pacific waters, where the multiverse of your imagination is blown wide open and you also get to swim a little. Join Jon, Ari and the cast of Wonder Island each month as they face new threats and strange beings.
With Ari prepping for the nomination of Wonder Island's coveted Head Concho position, Jon decides to not care and finds himself in an unlikely position. Things get messy...and also a bit trashy in this next episode of Wonder Island!
Friday, December 16th at 8pm
2016 PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL
Fresh Ground Pepper's year-end festival of brand-new work
PlayGround Festival is the culmination of Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGround PlayGroup, a collective of writers and directors who meet monthly and develop new projects over the course of a year. We will present and celebrate their achievements and the work of FGP’s Artist-In-Residence Trevor Salter this December!
Monday December 12th
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald
directed by Nikki Diloreto
by Tori Keenan-Zelt
directed by Ilana Becker
Tuesday December 13th:
BLACK GIRL MAGIC SHOW (PART ONE)
written and directed by nicHi Douglas
by Cat Crowley
directed by Kareem Fahmy
Wednesday December 14th:
by Andrew R. Butler
directed by Jordan Fein
YOU’LL CATCH FLIES
by Ryan Fogarty
directed by Stephen Brackett
Thursday December 15th
THE FGP PLAYGROUND PARTY
A festival-closing, end-of-the-year soiree to celebrate everything you’ve made this year!
with live music, seasonal drinks, and a final performance from 2016 FGP Artist-in-Residence Trevor Salter
We take high rollers, and we take low rollers, but we don’t take no rollers!
EVIDENCE: THE PARTY
Evidence is a low-stakes performance series organized to showcase the various artistic backgrounds of the current candidates in Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
The name 'Evidence' draws upon José Muñoz's seminal 'Ephemera as Evidence.' With his presence deeply missed in the department, his influence on the staff and students still lingers. We saw his potential for queer world-making and Utopia as a call left unanswered. In our small way we hope these performances will be ephemeral pieces of evidence that said, "we were here." And, perhaps, we'll find we've created a small sense of Utopia in the process.
Performances in this installment of Evidence will explore in different aspects of "The Party". To learn more about performers or the event, go here!
Friday December 9th
Doors at 7pm, performances 8pm
THE PARSNIP SHIP
The Parsnip Ship is an intimate series of plays performed before live audiences and then made accessible as a monthly podcast. Hosted by Iyvon Edebiri and Eric Borlaug, the series aims to build community by exploring diverse perspectives and by bringing awareness to inspiring voices. We strive to program plays that are new and unexpected, that challenge our listeners with innovative form and powerful content. Climb aboard and listen along, or join us the first Thursday every month for a live broadcast from Cloud City!
Thursday, December 1, at 7pm:
THE VEILS by Hope Villanueva
Splitting time between the present and past, THE VEILS explores the experiences of Mel, a marine home on leave from Afghanistan. As she plans her upcoming wedding, and is haunted by memories of the war, she struggles to come to terms with being a part of two very different worlds and to decide how to move forward with her life.