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Polaroid Stories
Directed by Tamala Bakkensen
Friday March 19 and Saturday March 20 2021 at 7 PM
A year and a day from our original opening of Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka, we'll be presenting a live stream of the performance. It has been a challenging but rewarding process and we are super excited to share and blow you away!

Polaroid Stories was the winner of the 1998 PEN Center West Award for Drama, and is inspired in part by Ovid's Metamorphoses. The story takes place on an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city, a way stop for dreamers, dealers and desperadoes, a no-man's land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge, and escape. There will be Zoom talkbacks with cast and crew members after each showing.

The 2021 New Voices Student Playwriting Festival

Directed by Stephanie Stowe
March 25 and 26, 2021 at 7pm
Online performances and post-show discussions with the director, cast, and production team to follow.  

Now in its 8th year, the New Voice Student Play Festival returns in March 2021 to offer a diverse series of thrilling contemporary one-act plays highlighting the superb talents of emerging Lehman College student playwrights and performers, including:

Father Dearest– Stacey Conception
Loving the Alien– Alexa Downing
Sonder– Jahdiel Rodriguez
Tribulations– Wendy Torres
Resurrection Men– Mars Truong

 

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis  

Directed by Victoria Pérez
Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Raíces Theatre Company
 
Friday April 23 and Saturday 24, 2021 at 7pm   
Online performances and post-show discussions with the director, cast, and production team to follow.
You can view the playbill here.

Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot imagines if Judas were on trial for his betrayal of Christ and consequently Christianity itself. Featuring a cast of fictional and historically-based characters across several centuries including Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, Pontius Pilate, Satan, and Jesus, Guirgis’ play confronts contemporary issues of class, race, and gender, and how Western Eurocentric culture has appropriated and distorted the legacy and meaning of these iconic figures, their actions, and words. Stephen Adly Guirgis’s plays include Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (produced at Lehman College in 2017, and winner of best ensemble at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival) and Our Lady of 121st Street. His play Between Riverside and Crazy won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is a former co-artistic director of Labyrinth Theater Company. He is a creator and writer of Netflix’s The Get Down.