Past Productions

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2012 – 2013

Strindberg Cycle: The Chamber Plays in Rep by August Strindberg
The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco
Krispy Kritters In The Scarlett Night by Andrew Saito

Risk Is This…

Superheroes By Sean San José
Ubu Roi By Alfred Jarry
Insect Play By Josef and Karl ?apek
Passing By Dipika Guha
Sidewinders By Basil Kreimendahl

The Hidden Classics Reading Series

The Father by August Strindberg
The Increased Difficulty of Concentration by Václav Havel
Electra By Sophocles
The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
The Black Masks by Leonid Andreev

2011 – 2012

Pelleas & Melisande by Maurice Maeterlinck
Tontlawald text by Eugenie Chan
Tenderloin by Annie Elias with Tristan Cunningham, Siobhan Doherty, Rebecca Frank, Michael Kelly, Leigh Shaw, David Sinaiko and David Westley Skillman

Risk Is This…

Aulis: An Act of Nihilism in One Long Act By Christopher Chen
GIZMO By Anthony Clarvoe
The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg
The Pelican and The Black Glove by August Strindberg
Storm and Burned House by August Strindberg

The Hidden Classics Reading Series

Play Stringberg By Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Camino Real
by Tennessee Williams
Miss Julie and A Dream Play by August Strindberg
Easter by August Strindberg
The Stronger, Pariah, and Simoon by By August Strindberg
The Keys to Heaven by August Strindberg

2010 – 2011

The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Bone To Pick & Diadem by Eugenie Chan
Lady Grey (in ever lower light) and other plays by Will Eno

Risk Is This…

Tontlawald by Eugenie Chan
Krispy Kritters In The Scarlett Night by Andrew Saito
Madame Ho by Eugenie Chan
Ozma of Oz Adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum, Rob Melrose (book and lyrics), Z.O.N.K. (music)
Tenderloin by Anne Elias

The Hidden Classics Reading Series

The Braggart Soldier by Plautus
Epicoene, or The Silent Woman by Ben Johnson
Andromache by Euripedes
The Insect Play by Josef and Karel Capek
The False Suitor by Marivaux

2009 – 2010

The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco
…and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi
by Marcus Gardley
Krapp’s Last Tape
by Samuel Beckett

The Hidden Classics Reading Series

The Knights by by Aristophanes
Troilus And Cressida by William Shakespeare
Medea Vs. Medea Euripides vs. Seneca
Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton
Storm by August Strindberg
The Antiquarian’s Family by Carlo Goldoni

2008 – 2009

Victims of Duty by Eugène Ionesco
Mud
by Maria Irene Fornes
Thom Pain
by Will Eno
Krapp’s Last Tape
by Samuel Beckett

Open Process

Pelléas and Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck in a new translation by Rob Melrose

The Hidden Classics Reading Series

The Pelican by August Strindberg in a new translation by Paul Walsh
Magnetism of the Heart by Aleksander Fredro
Helen by Euripides

2007 – 2008

Endgame by Samuel Beckett
Avant GardARAMA! 2008: an Evening of Short Experimental Plays

Accents in Alsace by Gertrude Stein
Betting on the Dust Commander
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Bone to Pick
by Eugenie Chan (world premiere)

Risk is This…The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival

…and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley
Trojan Barbie
by Christine Evans
Lighthouse
by Brad Chequer

The Hidden Classics Reading Series

The Emperor of the Moon by Aphra Behn
Burned House by August Strindberg in a new translation by Paul Walsh
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights by Gertrude Stein
Pelléas and Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck in a new translation by Rob Melrose

2006 – 2007

Risk Commissions

Mr. Fujiyama’s Electric Beach by Kevin Oakes
Bone to Pick by Eugenie Chan

365 Days / 365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks
Woyzeck by Georg Büchner in a new translation by Rob Melrose
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

The Hidden Classics Reading Series

Danton’s Death by Georg Büchner
The Public by Federico García Lorca in a new adaptation by Caridad Svich
Quartet & The Task by Heiner Müller
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderòn
It Is So (If You Think So) by Luigi Pirandello
The Black Glove by August Strindberg
Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry in a new translation by Rob Melrose

2005 – 2006

The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World by Suzan-Lori Parks
The Maids by Jean Genet

Risk Is This… The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival

The Girl Triptych by Janet Allard
Alien Motel 29: The Secret Outtakes of The Ebony Lady Macbeth by Robert Alexander
the evolutionist’s club by Kevin Oakes

The Hidden Classics Reading Series

The Rover by Aphra Behn
The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg in a new translation by Paul Walsh
Medea by Seneca
The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
Sphinx and Strawman & Murder Hope of Womankind by Oskar Kokoschka

2004 – 2005

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, in a new translation by Rob Melrose

Avant GardARAMA! 2004: an Evening of Short Experimental Plays

Fighter Airplanes from the notebooks of Richard Foreman
Ajax, for Instance
by Heiner Müller translated by Carl Weber
Helen of Troy
by Rob Melrose
Pickling
by Suzan-Lori Parks
The Sandalwood Box
by Mac Wellman

2003 – 2004

The Vomit Talk of Ghosts by Kevin Oakes (world premiere)

Risk is This… The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival

Snakewoman an opera libretto by Eugenie Chan
Wet, or Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitudes by Liz Duffy Adams
Infestation by Payne Ratner

2002 – 2003

Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès
Risk is This… The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival

Chain Reactions by Trevor Allen
The Bad Math Plays by Kevin Oakes
Begging the Eclipse by Caridad Svich

2001 – 2002

Drowning Room installation by Jeff Becker, directed by Rob Melrose, text by Kevin Oakes
As You Like It by William Shakespeare

2000 – 2001

The End of the World as We Know It:
A Double Bill of Apocalyptic Plays

Vladimir Mayakovsky: A Tragedy by Vladimir Mayakovsky
Hamletmachine by Heiner Müller

The High Priest of Bad Math by Kevin Oakes, Staged Reading
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare, Staged Reading

1999 – 2000

My Head Was a Sledgehammer by Richard Foreman