Announcing our 2013-2014 season:
After reading through 200 submissions from across the globe (literally), we are so incredibly excited to announce the three shows that will make up our inaugural season!
By Elizabeth Keel
In a world much like our own, there exist Empathologists: people so finely tuned to a specific range of emotion that they can manipulate it in others. In a small school where Empathologists are trained to use their emotions as a service and occasionally a weapon, the arrival of a new student brings a welcome change to the two professors and their protege. But after a recent loss, some emotions may be too close to the surface.
Going Dark will run February 13 - March 15 at New Republic Brewing. For more information, including exact dates/times and a prequel webseries, click HERE.
By David L. Williams
Spake begins with the tragic collapse of a church, mid-funeral, in a small Siberian village that is home to all-but-one of the last speakers of an obscure language. Nicholas, a student at Cornell University, now holds the legacy of his deceased family's language solely in his own mind. While working with a linguistics professor to begin to document his mother tongue, Nicholas sets off a chain of events involving the historic Voynich Manuscript, famed serial killer Edward Ruloff, a mysterious spell, and perhaps even the dead returning to life.
Spake is set to open in Spring 2014.
A Real Boy
By Stephen Kaplan
Set in a world where puppets and humans live side-by-side, A Real Boy tells the story of Mary Ann and Peter Myers, both puppets, who differ on how to best raise their kindergarten-bound human son, Max. When Max starts growing strings, his human kindergarten teacher, Miss Terry, decides to take over as his parent to ensure he stays a real boy, igniting a conflict with the Myers’ own sets of parenting beliefs and placing all of them squarely in the national spotlight.
A Real Boy is set to open in Summer 2014.