Matchstick Series: Strange Tongues

January 13 – 15, 2016
Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St.

This year, the PlayLab writers based their plays on 7 works of poetry. The result took our audience on an exploration of childhood and wonder, love and matrimony, death and loss, and all those many strange colors in between. The event took place at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the historic home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater, and visual arts.

Producer: Natalie Gershtein
Stage Manager: Kristy Bodall
Music Director/Composer: Chris Ryan
Production Designer: Christopher Bowser
Costume Designer: Heather McDevitt Barton
Production Assistant: Zach Donovan, Jenna Rush

With Seven Never Before Seen Plays…

Written By: Matthew Barbot, Jen Browne, Gina Femia, Reina Hardy, Jacob Marx Rice, Callan Stout, Amy E. Witting

Directed By: Alison Beatty, Sash Bischoff, Liz Carlson, Tom Costello+, Felicia Lobo, Jesse Thurston, Sarah Wansley

Performed By: Willy Appelman+, Fernando Contreras+, Tesiana Elie*, Sam Gonzalez, Doug Harris*, Melissa Mahoney, Sydney Matthews+, Sade Namei*, Erik Olson+, Danny Rivera*, Nicole Spiezio+, Akyiaa Wilson

+Members of the Pipeline Ensemble
*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association – Equity Approved Showcase