Our playwrights have something to show you!
December 16, 17 & 18
The Bushwick Starr
207 Starr Street
In 5 years, Fresh Ground Pepper has grown from an open-mic night to a full-scale arts organization. Since 2009, we have devoted our Decembers to a marathon showcase of new plays.
Last year, the desire to foster playwrights helped us form FGP PlayGround PlayGroup, a long-term development group for writers. Our mission is to create an atmosphere much like an FGP event itself–a place where writers can be bold and unabashed in their creation of work and their support of one another.
Our 2nd ever PlayGroup is comprised of playwrights, a composer, a devised-musical pair, and a memoirist. We can’t wait to present their work this December!
Monday, December 16th:
by Hugh Trimble and Max Freedman
directed by Max Freedman
One soggy summer day at Bethesda Fountain, waiting for a miracle, Hugh met a wandering ghost with a skin-faced banjo named Pilgrim: a friend, hero, love object, and haunt. In songs and stories, Hugh tries to tell the tale as best he can, of a boy who maybe never was.
Two and a Half Women
written and performed by Emma Tattenbaum-Fine
directed by Andrew Neisler
Illustrated and Edited by Leah Rubin-Cadrain
This is a coming-of-age story through the eyes and mouth of a queerspawn, who is me: Emma Tattenbaum-Fine.
Ten Ways On a Gun
by Dylan Lamb
directed by John Kurzynowski
Jessica Person’s theater-and-dance ensemble Soul Motion Architects tells the story of Tommy Freely, who buys a short-round revolver online in an attempt to feel in control of his life, timeshares it to his deadbeat friends once his fiancée finds out about it, and begins to fancy himself a hipster kingpin once the business takes off beyond his capabilities.
Tuesday, December 17th:
by Trevor Bachman
directed by Christopher Bowser
A mythic, soulful, vocally pyrotechnic adaptation of Antigone, this opera follows four teenagers as they try to fix the broken city of Thebes.
American in Camera
A reality show to end all reality shows
by Callan Stout
directed by Jenny Beth Snyder
An exhibition of fame, justice and voyeurism through the lens of reality TV’s cameras.
Wednesday, December 18th:
by Dano Madden
directed by Andrew Scoville
High school senior George Marvin has attracted national attention to tiny Oakwoods with his award winning science project. George’s sudden notoriety, along with the construction of a housing development and resort, has the fading mountain town standing on the verge of being reborn. Will a dark discovery derail this new found hope? Oakwoods is a story about accomplishments beyond our wildest dreams and the unexpected places they can lead us.
Winter Roses All Around Us
by Salty Brine
directed by Shaun Peknic
Miss Charlotte Camden’s vivid, remarkable dreams become a terrifying reality in this Gothic thriller that spans 70 years, pastiches everything from Dickens to Poe to Williams to Bette Davis, and asks the question, “What’s so impossible about the impossible?”
Check out more information on this year’s playwrights here
Fresh Ground Pepper kicks off its 6th season with its 50th event in January 2014!! For the past 5 years, FGP has nurtured hundreds of artists and developing projects. Join us, have a drink, and be the one to say you saw it first.
As always, FGP’s Birthday will preview new works slated for production in the upcoming year.
If you have a project in development, submit to perform 10-minutes as a teaser of new work for a new year!
Helping artists is Fresh Ground Pepper’s mission.
Help us continue to expand our reach and bring in even more new work from artists all over the city this year!
Donate a gift to our community registry www.fgpnyc.com/birthday.
Check back very soon for more information!