Written by DONNA OBLONGATA
Directed by SARAH LOWRY
Charles Darwin explores. The Yeti dances. Cave-dwelling ropemakers fear the loss of their craft. A little brown bat falls in love. Rich with imagination and puppets, two performers on a tiny stage unfold an interlocking set of tales and try to tease out the difference between miracles and non-miracles.
Composed & Performed by ANGELA SCLAFANI
Joined by a full band and special guest singers, effervescent songwriter/performer, Angela Sclafani, lights up the ANT Fest Lounge with the lush sounds and female-centered stories of her folk-pop songbook.
Written & Performed by JAKE JEPPSON
Directed by CAITLIN SULLIVAN
John the First was a Swedish immigrant. John II was a WWII vet. John III had four marriages. John IV, aka Jake, is making this play (and trying like hell to outrun his name) in this anti-Father’s Day truth-bomb PowerPoint presentation examining the things we inherit and the things we leave behind.
Created & Performed by MEL KRODMAN
Production Design by PETRA FLOYD
Pete Pan is many things: a celebrated literary figure, an avid BMX and skateboarding extreme sports athlete and — most importantly — about to throw the sickest Instagram video release party of all time. Get lit with the forever boy, baby, and keep those windows open!!!! #videorelease #nevergrowup #nvrland #tinkisfun #wendywhereareyou #fckshadowsanyway #boystyle #nevergrow #crow
Written by ALEXANDER PARIS
Directed by MICHAEL LEIBENLUFT
In this surreal theatrical meditation, a school assembly is ruptured as three queer boys — tangled up in a world where heartbreak is violent — struggle to locate themselves in the racial pictures that have been drawn for them by American culture.
Created & Performed by CHEO BOURNE, RAJA FEATHER KELLY & JOEL PEREZ
Real-life, longtime friends Raja, Cheo and Joel blend music, comedy and (of course) praise dance into a fantastical, high-energy meditation on the taboos of faith, identity, community and sex — and how they relate to their lives in New York City.
Written by LAUREN WIMMER
Directed by EBEN HOFFER
The Most Popular Person In The World has died! Naomi strives to replace her. Eli joins the Terrified of Death Club. And when club-leader Nelson gets a terminal diagnosis, all three must reevaluate friendship — fast. A buddy tragicomedy about people with no buddies except for a dead raccoon named Buddy.
Created & Performed by WHITNEY WHITE
Directed by CAITLIN O’CONNELL
A black woman’s mind begins to unravel. What happens when we zoom in on her? What happens when she becomes trapped in our gaze? What happens when she falls in love with a Magritte painting? With genre-bending, soulful electro-pop, the magnetic Whitney White guides us through an examination of delusion and how we learn to walk with our demons every day.
Created & Performed by MICHAEL BRESLIN & PATRICK FOLEY
A Doll’s House, Part 3 picks up where Nora left off, after she picked up where she left off, after slamming the door on her husband and children in 1879. Michael+Patrick’s sequel to the sequel they never read is a searing examination of gender, sexuality, race, class and hierarchy for the reality TV generation.
Created & Performed by WINLITT
WINLITT is ELLEN WINTER & CHRIS LITTLER
Join writer-composers, Ellen Winter and Chris Littler, as they have a prolonged existential crisis onstage. This concert/confessional will trace all the way back to the indie-folk-rock storymaking duo’s musical origins in a celebration of the collaborative process — and of being so very wrong 99.9999% of the time.
Co-Created & Directed by KATE BERGSTROM
Co-Created & Composed by MARTIM GALVÃO
Co-Created & Digital Poetry by TODD ANDERSON
Co-Created & Guitar by ALEX DUPUIS
Recommended for You Based on Your Interest in: Mind-Bending, Multimedia Bombast. Through hybrid virtual/physical performance, cyberdelic music and a darkly comic perspective, HOTBOX examines our sticky, gendered shitshow of consumerism, technology and politics and asks: Is self-realization 1-Click® away?
Written & Performed by EMILY GARDNER XU HALL
Directed by KAT YEN
Choreographed by MICHAEL RAINE
Inspired by the Japanese phenomenon of maid cafés, you become the customer as Etsuko and her fellow maids perform their superfun electronica pop just for you — about sex and youthfulness, consent and the performance of female sexuality. You be the male gaze, and we will be your beautiful dream. Welcome home!
Created & Performed by RAJA FEATHER KELLY | the feath3r theory
Pop art meets reality TV meets dance-theater in this reimagined A Chorus Line, where the audience eliminates each dancer one by one. It’s like America’s Next Top American Drag Survivor Runway So You Think You Can Model Dance Friends Race all wrapped up in one singular sensation.
Written by LYNDSEY BOURNE
Directed by ILANA KHANIN
It’s 2007 and this competitive high school choir has secrets. Follow twelve girls singing genre-bending choral music (wink!), as they grapple with changing harmonies, bodies and relationships — until an unexpected revelation threatens to disrupt it all.
Created by MARINA & NICCO
Written by NICCOLO AEED, HUNTER NELSON, SJ SON, MARINA TEMPELSMAN, NATASHA VAYNBLAT, MOUJAN ZOLFAGHARI
In this unique theatrical co-creation, comedy duo, Marina and Nicco, provide scenes from a weekly CPR class and a mélange of writers and directors fill in the blanks about the students’ lives. Who steps up? Who folds like a fainting goat? Can we conquer death? We’ll sure try!
Created & Performed by IKECHUKWU UFOMADU
Join comic entertainer, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, as he hosts the only game show that keeps you guessing as to what exactly the game is. A sly deconstruction of competition that soft-shoes across the fine line between reality and entertainment, order and chaos.
Created & Performed by ZACH DORN
Directed by STEFANO BRANCATO
Puppetry mastermind, Zach Dorn, invites you into his own tilted psyche, where a panoply of DIY chaos — from overhead projectors to live-feeding video cameras inside of miniature dioramas — explodes an excruciatingly ordinary life into a dizzying funhouse of storytelling madness.
Written by SARAH EINSPANIER
Music by DEEPALI GUPTA
Directed by CAITLIN SULLIVAN
Merry (with an E) is Christine’s surrogate mother. Mary (with an A) is Christine’s biological mother. Kristine (with a K) is Christine’s biological mother’s surrogate daughter. Martha is Christine’s friend. Martha is having a baby. She can’t decide on a name. A play about family — in many forms — with no yelling.
Written & Performed by MARK KENDALL
Directed by ANTHONY LeBLANC
Mark Kendall examines the representation of black men in the media through comedic sketch. From prison to white flight — and even Reading Rainbow — Kendall explodes our understanding of even the seemingly innocuous and explores the influence these images have on our everyday lives. Also, there will be cookies!
Created & Performed by TABATHA GAYLE & SAM KEBEDE
Being Black is tough. Being a Woman is tough. But being a Black Woman is its own special cocktail of oppression. Using their kaleidoscopic sense of humor to dissect media, society and their own relationship, real-life couple Sam and Tabatha search to discover what’s at the core of misogynoir.
Written & Performed by RYAN J. HADDAD
Directed by DAVID PERLOW
A straighty is any man who is straight, kind and affectionate. Ryan has a lot of straighties, but he doesn’t have a boyfriend. How did this happen? With a rainbow cape and a six-pack of PBR, Ryan revisits his fraternity past as he interrogates masculinity, intimacy and brotherhood. Come and bro out. Cuddling is encouraged.
Creator, Lyricist, & Choreography by L.H. GONZALEZ
Directed by KAYLA STOKES
Composer ANDREW ABRAHAMSEN
Magnetic poet/performer L.H. Gonzalez unfolds a brotherly love letter in this rap-opera, show-and-tell inspired by true events. Set in a Harlem public middle school, pato, pato, maricón tells the story of three brothers with two-and-a-half coming out stories.
Created & Directed by JAKE BECKHARD & PETER SMITH
Peter Smith invites you to spend a sly, sensational hour with the Princess of Wales in this docu-spectacle, biopic drag. DIANA is a long-form lip-sync ode to the titular royal’s moment of ascension: the 1995 tell-all BBC interview in which she truly became “the princess of people’s hearts.”
With AYO EDEBIRI & CREW
Spitfire straight-shooter AYO EDEBIRI guest hosts our untamed monthly variety show-meets party, introducing us to her who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.
With MITRA JOUHARI & CREW
Social media sweetheart MITRA JOUHARI guest hosts our untamed monthly variety show-meets party, introducing us to her who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.
Written & Produced by KANENE AYO HOLDER
Direction & Costume Design by AIXA KENDRICK
Interaction is good and silence is bad as SFGT whirls the original sins of American injustice into a dynamic carousel of comedic delights — and YOU are invited to sound off loud, clapback, whisper WTF, agree, disagree and spill tea. Come on in! It’s a dystopia out there!
Created & Co-Directed by ÉAMON BOYLAN
Co-Directed by ADIN WALKER
A soft stick of butter, stored in a meat locker with a raw tongue and a moustache, yearns to be spread. Fusing absurdist camp with intimate poetry, Soft Butter queers the musical form and recalls the experience of growing up in a body (or identity) before having the language to express it.
Directed & Choreographed by LISA FAGAN
Stuck in a vortex of small talk and meaningless gestures, four human dancers with very active social lives stretch and reform the rhythm and shape of their conversations, building up and breaking down a warped version of our most base level attempts to know one another.