Published on Aug 2, 2012
The stories of today's audiences are filled with a strong need for community, and the artists of our time are left trying to fill that need. We are left to compete with technology, short attention spans, and ourselves.
The Platform Group was formed in early 2010 as a call to action. Our mission is to create work that challenges, inspires and provides a place to stand on. We seek to elevate our audiences and our creators.
In early 2011 we were fortunate to produce a sold-out run of John Patrick Shanley's Savage in Limbo. We are proud of the production which lead to a sold-out Off-Broadway run. As we continue to grow we welcome artists and collaborators in the community to join us as we create platforms, build bridges, and move mountains through theatre.
The Ladder Series: A Staged Reading Series Aimed at Getting New Plays to the Next Rung.
Out of over 100 submissions, ten new plays will receive a staged reading at The Creek and Cave in Long Island City, NY. The Ladder series is scheduled to begin on July 15th and continue into early October.
7/15 Long-Distance Drunk by Corey Pajka (Animaloopidy) directed by Gamaliel Valle (Van Lier Directing Fellow)with Mariah Freda, Ryan Feyk, and Alfie Fuller *A Romantic Comedy about College Relationships, Addiction and their Aftermath
7/22 The Bus Test by David Meyers (Former White House published author on foreign policy) directed by Reginald L. Douglas (Co-Artistic Director of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Assistant Director Second Stage's All New People, MTC's We Live Here) with Erin Wegner Brooks (Young Frankenstein). Rick Delaney, Brady Kirchberg, Dave Droxler, and Thom Rivera (As the World Turns, MTC's The American Pilot, Roundabout's Howard Katz) *A Darkly Comedic look at Wall Street and Playing Guitar
7/29 The Perfect Bride by Joshua A. Kashinsky (Lipkin Prize, Corwin Award) directed by Shannon Cameron (Assistant Director Broadway Streetcar Named Desire) ) *Four Stories of Brides and Weddings
8/19 Size Matters by Bruce Post (John Gassner Playwriting Award) directed by Dina Epshteyn (Lubbock or Leave it) *A Ridiculous Black Comedy that Highlights the Sexual Politics of Gender
8/26 The Confession by Will Arbery (A BURIAL, PAULA & STROM) directed by Ilana Becker (Assistant Director Broadway, Reasons to be Pretty) *A Dark Comedy Involving a Relationship that Develops Between Two Priests
9/9 Jessie & Sam (or Sam & Jessie): A Totally Absurd Love Story by Stephanie Swirsky (Kirstie McDonald Mori Emerging Playwright Award Winner) directed by Heather Cohn (Producing Director, Flux Theatre Ensemble, DEINDE) with Jessica Rothenberg (Roundabout's Dream of the Burning Boy), David Rosenblatt, Susan G. Bob, Isaiah Tanenbaum, Katie Sullivan *A Tale of a Girl, a Dead Boy, and a Play
9/16 Wish Play by Kato McNickle (Clauder Award recipient and multiple-year O'Neill National Conference finalist) directed by Lillian Meredith (O'Neill Young Playwrights Festival) *A Romantic Comedy about a Book and its Spell
9/23 Donkey by John Patrick Bray (NEA and the Acadiana Center for the Arts Grant recipient) directed by Dan Horringer (Artistic Director At Hand Theatre Co.) *A Dark Comedy about a Cynical Coffee Shop Owner, Small Town Politics, and Corporate Take-over
9/30 Zombie Love by Laurence Klavan (Drama Desk nominee for Bed and Sofa) directed by Melissa Crespo (Assistant Director of Sarah Ruhl's Melancholy Play) *A Comedic look at Zombies, Movies and Love
10/7 Brilliant Rose by Carolyne Gallo (Last Night, The Basil Pot) directed by Tim Robinson *A Romantic Comedy about Acting and Food Trucks
The Creek and Cave
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
1pm shows followed by a talkback with the creative team
Take the 7 train to Vernon-Jackson. (It's one stop from Grand Central.)
Take the G train to 21 St/Van Alst
Take the E or M train to23 St/Ely Ave
$7 tickets can be purchased via our website www.ThePlatformGroup.org