By Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Tony Speciale
A person moves to write the great American novel. A person moves to Alaska to start a new life. Babies, wild dogs, Komodo dragons, and hula dancers abound in this play about finding your tribe in a world gone haywire.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
On sale October 10
By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by Lester Mayers
Marquis and Tru are both fourteen-year-old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a book smart prep-schooler living in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights, while Tru is a street-savvy kid from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap one day in a holding cell.
Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on Behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Originally produced by Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Ari Roth, Artistic Director; Serge Seiden, Managing Director; Jennifer Nelson, Resident Director
*This play engages topics that may be uncomfortable for some audiences, including issues related to race and racism. It contains graphic language, including racial slurs.
On sale November 6
By Wind Dell Woods
Directed by Angelina Bell '23
A Hip Hop remix of Alice in Wonderland that explores the concepts of structural violence, anti-blackness, memory and self-discovery.
On sale January 29
Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Catherine Doherty
Music Directed by Brittany Proia
Choreographed by Sumire Muratsu '24
A terrible water shortage has crippled the Gotham-like town that serves as the setting for Urinetown. In a mad attempt to regulate water consumption, the government has outlawed the use of private toilets. The citizenry must use public, pay-for-use amenities owned and operated by the corrupt and iron-fisted Caldwell B. Cladwell.
URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell.
URINETOWN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
On sale April 1
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Aditi Brennan Kapil
Directed by Dr. Isabel Smith-Bernstein
Produced with permission of Play On! Shakespeare and CAA.
On sale April 22
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The Mainstage Productions are to provide performance, design, technical, stage management and dramaturgical experiences with a theatrical exploration of the human condition in live theatre production. The department is committed to a variety of genres which reflects global diversity as well as the full diversity of the SUNY New Paltz Community.
To that end, the student of theatre will experience dramatic literature and production which would encompass an examination of issues which will include cultural, socio-economic, gender, sexual identity, political, religious or ability diversity.
The Department of Theatre Arts is committed to casting that authentically reflects the ethnicity and diversity of the department as well as the New Paltz community at large.