The Actors Studio Drama School’s fifth annual repertory season, which features five weeks of challenging and exciting theater designed to introduce our graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-professional productions of the work they have created during their three years of study, is wrapping up on Saturday, May 4.
The final week includes two plays:
By Adam Szymkowicz
Directed by Jim Fagan
Waldo is having a bad day. He’s afraid of crowds, spiders, skyscrapers, flowers, brown soap, and sex. His father won’t stop being Scottish. His therapist wants to seduce him. His ex-girlfriend could spontaneously combust at any moment. And the new woman in his life seems to want something else completely. Will he manage to find true love—or at least mow the lawn?
Scenes from The Laramie Project
By Moises Kaufman and Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Michael Rader
In October 1998, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town, some directly connected to the case and some citizens of Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
Performances will be held at the Theatre at Dance New Amsterdam. For more information about the ASDS Repertory Season or to reserve your tickets, visit www.pace.edu/ASDSRep.