February 2018, Labbie Plays in NYC
Looking for some Off-Broadway Drama this month?
Ma-Yi Lab Member plays are popping up all around The Big Apple in February including:
Don Nguyen’s play “Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth” by Playwrights Realm
Ma-Yi Writers Labbie, Don Nguyen’s Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth is a comedy about conception and deep-space travel. As partners Betsy and Shoshana try to have a baby, friends William and Freddy try to ensure Voyager 1 makes it to interstellar space. With careers on the line and life choices looming, when is the right time to go all in? Jade King Carroll directs this world premiere. “Hello..” will star Kaaron Briscoe, Dana Berger, Jeffrey Omura, Jon Hoche, and Olivia Oguma, at The Playwrights Realm . Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth will be at The Duke on 42nd Street. The limited engagement is scheduled through March 24 with a March 7 opening night.
Split between the perspectives of lesbian couple Betsy (Briscoe) and Shoshana (Berger), who are trying to conceive, and their potential-sperm-donor/aerospace engineer friend William (Omura), Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth explores what happens when we face the vastness of our future and when dreams give way to realism.
SAM CHANSE’s play TRIGGER in NEW YORK CITY by Leviathan Lab
A RANT GOES VIRAL. TWO HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS REUNITED. HELL BREAKS LOOSE.
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen: “DRAW THE CIRCLE” by RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER
‘DRAW THE CIRCLE’ at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater Company opens on Feb. 2). Running in repertory with Dael Orlandersmith’s Until the Flood, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen’s piece is an autobiographical solo show with a twist. Deen the character never appears. Instead we get the point of view of the parents, friends and girlfriend of a young Muslim transitioning from female to male. Chay Yew directs this exploration of gender and identity.
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen (The Betterment Society, Resident Playwright at New Dramatists), is making his New York debut in the New York premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLE. The hilarious and moving story of his transition, the play is told entirely from the point of view of Deen’s family and friends, as portrayed by Deen, bringing to life the often-ignored struggle that a family goes through when their child transitions from one gender to another. TICKETS: