2018 SEASON

Read interviews with five Corkscrew playwrights on PLAYBILL

CORKSCREW LATE NIGHT (a series of casual musical theatre concerts)

July 17th, 2018

Patrick and Daniel Lazour

Patrick and Daniel Lazour are brothers, songwriters and collaborators. They have written seven musicals and hundreds of songs as a team. Their more recent music theatre projects include We Live in Cairo, which will premiere at the American Repertory Theater in 2019, and Bethesda, about a medical miracle in the 1960s. A new take on the troubadour tradition, they present an evening of stories, featuring excerpts from their shows, stories and stand-alone pieces.

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July 26th, 2018

Julian Hornik, Katie Hathaway, and Nicholas Williams

KATIE HATHAWAY is a Brooklyn based writer and composer. Her plays and musicals have been performed and developed at Ars Nova, Yale Institute for Music Theater, The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Flea Theater, The Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub, and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. She is a MacDowell Colony fellow, an alumna of Barnard College and has an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College.

JULIAN HORNIK is the composer of Tenn, a musical based on the early life of Tennessee Williams (Symphony Space, ASCAP Workshop). He has performed his songs at the Kennedy Center, New York City Center, and with the San Francisco and Los Angeles Gay Men’s Choruses. He is a recent graduate of Yale University, and the recipient of the 2017 ASCAP Lucille and Jack Yellen Award.

NICHOLAS WILLIAMS is a Brooklyn-based composer/lyricist, pianist, and music teacher at Saint Ann’s School. He writes and performs with Micah Bucey as one half of the semi-defunct musical theater power pop duo, The Gay Agenda. Recent projects include Caucasian Chalk Circle with Lee Sunday Evans, and puppet musical Riddle of the Trilobites with Collaborationtown.

Additional Credits

PHOTOGRAPHER Cortney armitage

cinematographer (Teaser trailer) Kevin Chiu

Composers (Teaser Trailer) Daniel and Patrick Lazour

GENERAL MANAGEMENT INTERNS ALYSSA GARLAND, RACHEL HEIDE, HANNAH SMITH, MADELeINE williams

TECHNICAL INTERNS FLYNN OSMAN, HANNAH SPEAR

MARKETING INTERN JORDAN PAGE

AUDIO ENGINEER ADJUA JONES

INAUGURAL 2017 SEASON

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HIGH SCHOOL COVEN

by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Directed by Felicia Lobo

TBH high school is v v v hard, especially if you're a witch! Liana, Naomi, Rachel, and Trina form a coven to cope with the pressures of being a teenage girl, like finding the perfect homecoming dress, locating a suitable familiar, and something more sinister -- reporting sexual assault within the education system. Join us for this dark comedy about female friendship and the art of magick!

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EX HABITUS

BY LILLA GOETTLER AND KATIE HATHAWAY

DIRECTED BY LILLA GOETTLER 

PRODUCED BY DANA JONES

Holly and Miles are heirs to an etiquette dynasty. Following in the footsteps of their media-mogul friends Ben & Jen, Holly and Miles launch a new brand targeted at manner-less #millennials. Will privilege, politesse, and podcasts save them from destroying one another?

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ALL OF MY BLOOD

by robert zander norman

directed by Taylor Haven Holt

A young woman struggles to articulate her feelings and meaningfully communicate with the people around her, including her boyfriend. The difficulty is exacerbated by the fact that she may be becoming a werewolf.

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CRADLE TWO GRAVE

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MORGAINE GOODING-SILVERWOOD

DRAMATURG FRANCIS GOODING-SILVERWOOD

CHOREOGRAPHER/ASST DIRECTOR RAQUEL CHAVEZ

SOUND DESIGNER TRAVIS BROWN

Combining elements of Greek tragedy with contemporary devised theatre, Cradle Two Grave is an autobiographical documentary play about the ongoing tug-of-war between twin sisters and chronic mental illness. While our patient Frances takes us on a journey through the fraught history of mental illness by way of her own experiences in and out of treatment, her twin sister, Mo, grapples with her own fears and frustrations. Mo ultimately comes to terms with that which she cannot control - her sister’s diagnosis, and her unconditional love for the diagnosed.

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FALSE STARS

BY NORA SØRENA CASEY, DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTED BY JENNY REED

PRODUCED BY THE PACK (JENNY REED AND SAMANTHA SHEPPARD), IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALEXANDRA PINEL

Following news of their brilliant but estranged father’s stroke, Mychal reluctantly returns to their childhood home in Oxford, Mississippi. Upon arrival, they are confronted by a community grappling with death, love, scientific legacy, identity, and a few old ghosts. False Stars is a darkly humorous modern take on the Southern Gothic drama—in which strained relationships, covert queer love triangles, and notebooks of mysterious origin lurk around every corner.


READING SERIES

A DAY IN THE LIFE by Uzunma Udeh, directed by Ann-Kathryne Mills

MAD COOL by Ayo Edebiri and Nick Parker, directed by Diane Chen, produced by Charles Hayes IV

Hot Cross Buns by Julia Izumi (book/lyrics) and Grace Oberhofer (music), directed by Logan Reed, produced by Hannah Greene

Gonzo by Laura Winters, directed by Noam Shapiro

The New Order by Ryan Bernsten, directed by Kristin Skye HoffmanN