Week of Extraordinary Risk

A Program of the Pipeline PlayLab

Presented each summer, the Week of Extraordinary Risk (previously titled the Bonfire Series) is the culminating event of the PlayLab. In this play-reading festival, Pipeline premieres all 6-8 full-length plays developed over the course of the preceding season.


June 20 – 25, 2017
Jefferson Market Library | 425 6th Ave, NYC

Heart of Duckness
by A.J. Ditty | directed by Kevin Hourigan

The Troll King
by Aeneas Sagar Hemphill | directed by Emily Moler

The Holdfolk
by Taylor Edelhart | directed by Jaki Bradley

by Francesca Pazniokas | directed by Felicia Lobo

Trick of the Light
by Charly Evon Simpson | directed by Dina Vovsi

Bruise & Thorne
by J. Julian Christopher | directed by Lou Moreno

July 14 – July 24, 2016
South Oxford Space | 138 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn

Princess Clara of Loisaida
by Matt Barbot | directed by Nelson Eusebio

Eleven Shades of Blue
by Amy E. Witting | directed by Sash Bischoff

by Jacob Marx Rice | directed by Anna Strasser

Hags, Mopes, and the End of All Existence
by Jen Browne | directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon

Girl Becomes Bone
by Callan Stout | directed by Jaki Bradley

The Mermaid Parade
by Gina Femia | directed by Erin Ortman

The Puppet Show
by Reina Hardy | directed by Anais Koivisto

July 9 – 19, 2015
South Oxford Space | 138 S. Oxford St, Brooklyn

The Convent of Pleasure
by Sarah Einspanier | directed by Portia Krieger

Untitled Time Dilation Play
by Colby Day | directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz

Hiding in Sanity: A Tragicomedy
by Rachel Music | directed by Courtney Ulrich

Nostalgia is a Mild Form of Grief
by Jerry Lieblich | directed by Lee Sunday Evans

by Jeremy Wine | directed by Kel Haney

Let Me Be Frank
by Salty Brine | directed by Jesse Thurston

by Claire Kiechel | directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz

Serpent in Quicksilver
by Adam Fried | directed by Chris Mirto