2017

YELLOW CARD RED CARD
August 2—5
Ice Factory Festival @ The New Ohio Theatre

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by Melisa Tien
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Choreographed by Joya Powell

A play-and-sporting-event-in-one, YELLOW CARD RED CARD tells the story of four female soccer players in a small Muslim town in Northern Cameroon as they prepare for a championship, and the rest of their lives.

A powerful and beautifully executed work. This feels like a show with a future outside of this festival, but it deserves attention now. Yellow Card Red Card is not to be missed.” —The Reviews Hub review

Yellow Card Red Card distinguishes itself as an elegant production, marked by creative transitions that buoy pace, gorgeous costumes by Sarita Fellows, and an eminently effective lighting design by Anshuman Bhatia. As the team practices and plays, the stage took on the scale, heat, and texture of a [soccer] field.” —StageBuddy review

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INSIDE THE UNDERGROUND
August 8

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Music by composers and writers including Julia Barry, Jami Brandli, Jessica Dickey, Matt Frey, Stuart McMeans, Joe Rubinstein, Cori Thomas, and Melisa Tien; with Michael Gildin, piano.

Performances by singers Jen Anaya, Shelley Farmer, Dusty Francis, Tracy Michailidis, Abby Mosconi, Jordan Rutter, and Sabina Petra.

A collection of new music spanning theater, art song, and opera led by New York City performers, composers, and writers.

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2016

YELLOW CARD RED CARD
December 6—10
Workshop production

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by Melisa Tien
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Choreographed by Joya Powell

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2013

 JACKSON HEIGHTS 3AM
January 27—February 5

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by Jenny Lyn Bader, J.Stephen Brantley, Ed Cardona Jr., Les Hunter, Tom Miller, Melisa Tien and Joy Tomasko
Conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith

Car dispatchers, sex workers, drag queens, E.R. doctors, gamblers and insomniacs collide in the colorful world of Jackson Heights 3AM, a new collaborative work by seven playwrights who explored the underbelly of the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the world—between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am.

A sheer delight from beginning to end. This unusual work adroitly captures the frenetic energy of a neighborhood often called the crossroads of the world… Jackson Heights 3AM proves to be a quintessentially American story.” —TheatreMania review

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2012

WE PLAY FOR THE GODS
June 1—June 23

by Alexandra Collier, Charity Henson-Ballard, Andrea Kuchlewska, Dominique Morisseau, Kristen Palmer, Melisa Tien and Stefanie Zadravec
Directed by Jessi D. Hill, Sarah Rasmussen, Mia Rovegno, and Nicole A. Watson

The copier coughs. The air conditioner stutters. Your Post-It supply is running low. Don’t dismiss the notion that you may be reckoning with forces divine. In the world premiere production of We Play For The Gods, four women go to work on a seemingly ordinary day only to find that a trickster god has slid through the cracks and cubicles of their office to take them on a journey to the other side of ordinary. Who knows? Today, the same could happen to you.

BrillIant new production… The finesse of so many fantastic artists armed with a common goal blows the house down, making for a work you should not miss.” —nytheatre.com review

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2011

REFRAIN
November 4—November 19

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by Melisa Tien
Directed by Jessi D. Hill

Angela and Leo have agreed: she will carry his child in exchange for him sending her to art school. For the next nine months, they’re preparing to realize their wildest dreams. What they aren’t expecting is having to let go of them.

 

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