UPCOMING + NEWS

BLUE FIRE BURNS THE HOTTEST @ THE BRICK

AS PART OF THE EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL 2022

written + directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps | Fall 2022 World Premiere

"The mortal fear must be running high in the veins…"

Two men—two rivals—who, after holding out for years, finally come to a now abandoned boxing ring that their fathers, and their fathers’ fathers, and so on and so forth fought in to fight for their lives and to claim themselves as the “greatest.” In the midst of jabs and hooks, and crosses and uppercuts, Blue Fire Burns the Hottest finds these men, whether consciously or unconsciously, figuring out who they are in relation to higher power. | Blue Fire Burns the Hottest was selected as part of The Exponential Festival 2022. | more info here!

TWISTED JUNIPER NAMED A EUGENE O'NEILL 2022 NPC FINALIST

You Can Tell from the Twisted Juniper reached the Finalist round of the 2022 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, where approximately 60 of 1200+ submissions make it to this phase of the process. “This exceptional assemblage of writers and their work represent the forefront of artistry, curiosity, and perspective. These voices are essential to our shared understanding of the human experience as they imagine thrilling theatrical and social futures across their work. We highly encourage you to investigate and connect with these artists and firmly believe they deserve the attention of a national new work audience.”

RECENT

DEADBODYDEADBODYDEADBODY @ ARS NOVA'S ANT FEST 2022

created + directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps | Spring 2022 World Premiere

Tuesday, June 7th @ 7PM | Ars Nova 511 West 54th Street | streamable here!

"It's cold like dead bodies…"

There’s Johnson #1’s clam chowder at 5am and Johnson #2’s daily prayer at 7am. There’s Johnson #1’s hour-long shit and there’s Johnson #2’s hour-long jog. There’s Johnson #2’s 2 hours of restless sleep and there’s Johnson #1’s 5 hours of loneliness. deadbodydeadbodydeadbody is an invitation to voyeur into two unbeknownst rivals as they see sunrise and sunset… and sunrise and sunset… and sunrise and sunset… deadbodydeadbodydeadbody is the 72 hours before the start of the boxing match of the century, the generational death match, that is Blue Fire Burns the Hottest. Can preparation ever be on point?

UNTITLED WAIFU PLAY. @ ARS NOVA'S ANT FEST 2022

written by Char Nakashima-Conway | directed by Jonathan Chang | choreographed by Marissa Joyce Stamps

Saturday, June 11th @ 7PM | Ars Nova 511 West 54th Street | streamable here!

sixteen-year-old Zavier finds an online community that could quell his longing for intimacy; the platonic, the romantic, the sexual.

or not.
a play about
love,
fetishization,
loneliness,

and the conundrum of dating yourself while hating yourself.

CO-FACILITATING THE WORKSHOP THEATER'S SPRING '22 WRITERS INTENSIVE

I'm so excited to return co-facilitating with Adrian Centeno one of the cohorts in the The Workshop Theater's Writers Intensive this spring! This is a weekly writer’s group that runs for 8 weeks, with four writers, and two facilitators/dramaturges. Writers submit an unproduced play, along with a statement of rewrite goals, and are then selected by the artistic staff. The script can be a first draft, only partially finished, or something that has been worked on many times. We are agnostic as to form and content.

NO PANTS IN TUCSON FALL 2021 WORLD PREMIERE

a new physical theatre driven and research-driven play with The Anthropologists | World Premiere

November 10th-13th  @7:30pm and November 14th @ 5:00pm | ART/NY Mezzanine Theater @ 502 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

In the new subversive comedy, No Pants in Tucson, The Anthropologists’ draw upon blatantly bigoted state laws from the 19th and 20th centuries that made it illegal for women to wear pants in public. With a creative and producing team of women, non-binary, and transgender artists, they excavate historical newspaper articles, legal text, and photographic archives to unmask the real lives impacted by these archaic laws. | Fall 2021 World Premiere, She Tried to Vote in Pants, Irondale On Women Festival 2021, No Pants in Tucson: Digital