Company member Colby Minifie appears in Brian Watkins’ new play Epiphany at Lincoln Center Theater, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. The play follows a group of old friends gathering to resuscitate a forgotten tradition only to find themselves craving answers when the guest of honor is unusually late. Opening night is June 16, with the production slated to run through July 24.
Company member Lindsay Brill is in Kitchen Theatre Company’s production of Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George. In the suburbs of the Garden State, the Greek God Dionysus returns from the heavens in the guise of a butch gardener named Diane, who’s hell bent on reversing climate change and restoring earthly order by seducing a band of mortal followers. Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw, the cast also features Jackie Rivera, Erica Steinhagen, Cynthia Henderson, and Melissa Miller. Running through June 26.
Company member Tamilla Woodard directs Gab Reisman’s Spindle Shuttle Needle as part of Clubbed Thumb’s 2022 Summerworks. In a cottage surrounded by endless siege, at the dawn of Modern Capitalism, a motley group of women tell tales, pick nits, and stretch out the last bits of sustenance til the Market reopens. The cast includes Tina Benko, Seth Clayton, Zoë Geltman, Mia Katigbak, Florencia Lozano and Monique St. Cyr. Performances run through June 16 at The Wild Project in the East Village.
Benja Kay Thomas appears in Max Walker-Silverman’s directorial debut, A Love Song, screening at the Tribeca Festival this month. The film stars Dale Dickey and Wes Studi and premiered at Sundance in January, followed by the Berlin International Film Festival. At a campground in the rural West, a woman waits alone for an old flame from her past to arrive, uncertain of his intentions while bashful about her own. Screenings available in person or online June 13-16. Bleecker Street will release the film in July.
Company member Trish Lindström plays Ginny Potter in the newly launched Canadian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now playing at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. The show by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany first premiered in the West End in 2016 before going on to open in 2018 on Broadway. A Toronto native, Trish returns to Mirvish following her Dora Award-winning performance in the Canadian production of the musical Once, also directed by John Tiffany.
Company member Maria-Christina Oliveras plays the role of Tolima, an Aztec bruja, in the latest run of Kiss My Aztec! at Hartford Stage. From comedy legend John Leguizamo and director Tony Taccone comes the irreverent new musical loosely based on 16th century Latin American history, as a group of Aztecs lead the resistance against Spanish invaders.
A new film, Aftershocks: A Tetralogy of our Times from company member Magaly Colimon-Christopher and presented by Conch Shell Productions will be screened at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in Queens, NY on Friday, June 10th. The evening titled “Watch & Share” combines the screening with an interactive story sharing workshop led by Michelladonna & Jasmeene Francois. To learn more about the film or attend the screening, visit www.conchshellproductions.com/ aftershocks.
Company member Kenneth Lee appears in Classic Stage Company‘s production of Snow in Midsummer byFrances Ya-Chu Cowhig. Directed by Zi Alikhan, the work is an adaptation of Guan Hanqing’s Chinese drama The Injustice to Dou Yi That Moved Heaven and Earth. Cowhig’s murder mystery follows a wealthy businesswoman who takes ownership of a factory in a remote town and subsequently learns of a curse placed on the town by an unjustly executed innocent woman.
Rachel Christopher takes over the role of Lady in Red for the final weeks of the new Broadway production of for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown. Performances extended through June 5. More information available here.
The new musical adapted from The Karate Kid—the film written by Robert Mark Kamen and inspired by his original, semi-autobiographical story—premieres in St. Louis before heading to Broadway. Company member Michael Mastro is associate director for the production, working alongside director Amon Miyamoto. Music and lyrics by Drew Gasparini with the book by Kamen. John Cardoza, Jovanni Sy, Alan H. Green, and Tony nominee Kate Baldwin star. Performances run through June 26 in St. Louis.
The new film, The Courtroom, featuring company members Kristin Villanueva and Linda Powell premieres at the Tribeca Festival in June as part of the Tribeca Online Premieres series. The film will be screened online beginning Sunday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m. From director Lee Sunday Evans and writer Arian Moayed, adapted verbatim from court transcripts, The Courtroom follows the harrowing journey of Elizabeth Keathley, a Filipina immigrant who mistakenly registers to vote while on a K3 visa, a crime punishable by deportation.
Company members Keith Randolph Smith and Tiffany Villarin appear in the Off-Broadway production of …what the end will be by Mansa Ra with Roundabout Theatre Company. Alongside fellow cast members Ryan Jamaal Swain, Gerald Caesar, Randy Harrison, and Emerson Brooks, the story follows three generations of men who live under one roof and grapple with their own truths of what it means to be Black and gay. It’s an exploration of pride, pain, and patience through the unflinching eyes of fathers and sons. Directed by Margot Bordelon, the production runs through July 10 at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Company member Allison Briner-Dardenne plays Stephen Hopkins in 1776 at the American Repertory Theater, co-directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus and choreographed by Page. The award-winning musical about the founding fathers on the brink of signing the Declaration of Independence receives a new production featuring a cast comprised fully of female, non-binary, and trans performers. Co-presented by A.R.T. and Roundabout Theatre, the show runs in Cambridge, MA through July 24. The production will then come to Broadway in September, and set off on a U.S. tour in February 2023.
Company member Geneva Carr has played Marissa Morgan on the CBS hit show Bull for the past six seasons. The series finale “Goodbye,” airs Thursday, May 26th, bringing Geneva’s 125 episode run to a close. Earlier this spring, Geneva made her TV directorial debut, helming an episode of the show “With These Hands.” In the series finale, Bull and the team head to court one last time to finalize a negligent homicide defense that will change the nature of their company and their lives forever.
Company members Ethan Dubin and Annie Henk appear alongside Jordan Bellow, Mallory Portnoy and Pete Simpson in Trish Harnetiaux’s new play California, which opens Clubbed Thumb’s 25th edition of Summerworks. The production is directed by Will Davis. A family road trip takes an unexpected turn when, in the dark of night, on the plains of eastern Oregon, reality splits. Performances run through May 31 at The Wild Project in the East Village.