First and foremost, we would like to thank you all for a very successful premiere season! Over this past year we’ve produced 3 full-length staged readings, a 3-day short play festival, 12 cold-read workshops, and a full production of a play.
The Theater Collective is excited to introduce our next artist of the week, Aarushi Agni. Agni recently moved to New York City from Madison, Wisconsin to pursue music, comedy, and writing. Currently, Agni is completing her MFA in writing and activism from Pratt Institute.
We’ve all heard a version of this at some point in our lives. Whether it has been through a classmate, tv show, play, or even from a family member. But what kind of affect can that saying really have on society? Jean Klein really dove into this occurrence in her play “Refractions Of Light”, directed by Nancy Pop on Thursday, March 15th at Alchemical Studios.
"You're terrible, but why? You like him, AND you hate him. These people don't understand that what they're doing is bad, or they can't affect someone for no reason. They think this is their right of life. They don't mean malcontent. But they think in these weird ways that bring about destruction to many lives. You can see how clearly he sees and believes these things without knowing."
A play for our times, Backyard/Desert explores the human ties that transcend all borders. When a female border patrol agent finds a young migrant lost in the desert, the aftershocks of the encounter slowly erode the foundations upon which she’s built her life, leading her to question her choices and relationships. In the end, she must make a wrenching decision in order to follow her truth.