to May 11


The Battles of Richmond Hill
by Penny Jackson, directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan

The Battles Of Richmond Hill deals with the struggles of a lonely widow, Sheila, who has begun to drink too much at her local beloved Irish pub.  She is having difficultly living on her own, and her grandson has come into the pub on this snowy night, to take her for a "sleepover visit" at an assisted living residence against her will.  I think this play is so important because it focuses on the very difficult time when a parent must face their loss of independence and agree to move on to a more dependent lifestyle, in a new and strange environment without family.

Rehearsals have been a whirlwind of collaboration, laughs, and revelation.

I love the show because it has tenderness, humor, as well as moments of deep sorrow and loss.   The evening is a real rollercoaster ride of surprises!  

Let the battles begin! 

HERE ARTS, 145 6th Avenue (enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring.)

April 26-28th @8:30 pm; including Matinee Saturday and Sunday @4pm
April 30-May 5th @8:30pm; including Matinee Sunday @4pm
May 8-11th @8:30pm

90 Minutes with no intermission.

To Purchase: or call 212-252-3101

Cast: Jordon Ahnquist*, Mac Brydon*, Nora Chester*, Kevin Gilmartin*, Lindsay Ryan, Alan Safier*
Publicist: Emily Owens PR

Produced by 91 Central Productions in association with Anemone Productions
 Equity Approved Showcase
*Member of Actors' Equity Association

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BERGEN by Steven Fechter @ The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival
to Aug 13

BERGEN by Steven Fechter @ The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

Next Up is "Bergen" by Steven Fechter as part of the Broadway Bound Theater Festival this August!  Set in the not so distant future, an angry and angsty Norwegian Rock band grapples with the state of America and their own brand's identity, while trying to move their music to the next level. Featuring the talents of Halle Charlton, Kent Coleman, Ty Corbin, Andrea Lynn Green, and Joe Jung*

There are original songs both created and performed by talented actors, along with fantastical moments of desire and danger.


Four performances only:

Friday, August 10, 2018 / 8:30 PM
Sunday, August 12, 2018 / 1:30 PM
Sunday, August 12, 2018 / 5 PM
Monday, August 13, 2018 / 8:30 PM

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"The December Man" by Colleen Murphy @ The Sheen Center Festival
to Jun 24

"The December Man" by Colleen Murphy @ The Sheen Center Festival

A New York Premiere @ The Sheen Center!

JUNE 28, 2018

Once again, Kathy is honored to both curate and direct with the second annual Sheen Center New Play Festival, June 21-24th!  "The December Man" is a Canadian Governor's General's award winning play that explores the aftermath of the Montreal Massacre of 1989, and the contagion of grief that infects the family whose son Jean, flees the shooting.

The New York Premiere (a staged reading) will feature the talents of Gayton Scott* (Kate), Andy Prosky* (Benoit) and Ty Corbin (Jean), assisted by Josephine Cashman.

This searing drama on courage, heroism and despair explores the long private shadow that public violence casts.

Colleen Murphy is a two-time Governor General’s Literary Award Winner for English Language Drama. In 2016 she won for Pig Girl, and in 2007 she won for The December Man (L’homme de décembre). Twice she has won the Carol Bolt Award for Best Play. Other plays include The Society For The Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius, The Breathing Hole, I Hope My Heart Burns First, Armstrong’s War, The Goodnight Bird, Beating Heart Cadaver and The Piper. Libretti include the full scale opera Oksana G., composed by Aaron Gervais, and the fifteen-minute My Mouth On Your Heart, composed by August Murphy-King. Colleen is also a filmmaker and her distinct, award-winning films have played in festivals around the world.

*Actors appearing courtesy of AEA

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New York Premiere of "Rosemary and Time" Feb. 2-17th @ The Paradise Factory
to Feb 18

New York Premiere of "Rosemary and Time" Feb. 2-17th @ The Paradise Factory

Rosemary and Time, based on a true story, is about two women, working side by side in a school infirmary who discover a startling truth about one another. Set in Yorkshire England in the late 1970’s, with flashbacks to 1941, the two women unearth secrets from the past and come to terms with ghosts, old relationships and time.

The production is led by Broadway veteran, Judith Barcroft, whose Broadway credits include, Dinner at Eight, Mating Dance, Betrayal, Elephant Man, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, Shimada and Plaza Suite. The company features Kate Grimes (Stephen Spielberg’s upcoming film THE POST), Mary Kate Harris (I Create/Lincoln Center’s Clark Theater), Michael Markham (Mother Courage and Her Children with Meryl Streep/The New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park), Virginia Roncetti (A Brush with Georgia O’Keeffe/St. Luke's Theatre), Zoe Watkins (The Pigeon In The Taj Mahal/Irish Repertory Theatre), and introducing Eliana Grace Brenden (Diva Centipede in James and the Giant Peach), and Ciela Elliott (Occupied Territories/59E59)The creative teams includes lighting design by Kia Rogers, scenic and costume design by An-Lin Dauber, sound design by Megan Culley, stage management by Ashely Nickas, production photography by Gerry Goodstein, with Nancy Nagrant serving as co-producer.

Performances take place at the Paradise Factory Theatre Main Stage, 64 East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue).  For Tickets and Info:

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Kathy Directs for Inaugural Sheen Center Theater Festival, July 8-9, 2017
to Jul 9

Kathy Directs for Inaugural Sheen Center Theater Festival, July 8-9, 2017

Kathy Directs Readings of Six New Short Plays for Sheen Center Theater Festival!

Join us for an event designed to showcase the voices and skills of a new generation of Catholic playwrights.

The mission of the inaugural Sheen Center Theater Festival is to share the work of emerging playwrights with the wider industry and theater audience.

Plays and playwrights selected to participate in this first-ever playwriting festival are:

The Lepers by Daniel Damiano
Miss Ruby by Kelley Nicole Girod
Amends by Joe Hoover, S.J.
The Shooter by Kimberly Kalaja
The Drill by Laura Pittenger
More Human by Emily C.A. Snyder

The works will be directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan and produced for The Sheen Center by Kelley Nicole Girod.

Plays will be presented together on both Saturday, July 8th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater.

Running time will be 90 minutes.

The Sunday performance will be followed by an hour-long playwrights' panel at 3:30 p.m. with a tea and biscuits reception.

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Kim Kardashian Presents Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths! @ Drama Bookstore
8:00 PM20:00

Kim Kardashian Presents Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths! @ Drama Bookstore

Kathy Gail MacGowan directs a reading of this hilarious new play by Daniel Damiano at THE DRAMA BOOKSHOP, 250 West 40th Street, Thursday, December 15th @ 8 p.m.

Kim Kardashian Presents Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths                                                               A new play by Daniel Damiano

Directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan

A crisis of conscience prompts a famous reality star to flee the comfort of her glitzy L.A. surroundings in pursuit of "depth".  He pursuit leads her to an abandoned warehouse in Detroit, where she is profoundly changed after seeing a site specific production of this classic Russian epic.

Featuring: Judy Alvarez, Matt Antar, Santova Fields, Jack Gilliat, Allan Hayhurst, Amanda Lea Mason*, Ben Sumrall* and Brooke Turner.

Admission is Free, and RSVP required at

*member of Actor's Equity

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to Nov 6


 A Mother's Heart is a play that dissects the complex relationship between a daughter and her mother through the lens of the psychiatrist who has to decide her fate. Originally written by Italian playwright Daniela Dellavalle and previously performed in Rome, this is a new English adaptation by Adler Alum, Tania Kass.

Produced by Tania Kass, Alice Lussiana Parente, and Selamawit Worku




Fri. Nov. 4th - 7.30pm
Sat. Nov. 5th - 7.30pm
Sun. Nov. 6th - 2.30pm and 6.00pm

Length: ~80 mins (no intermission)Location: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 West 27th street---- 3rd floor ---- Studio 1

TICKETS: amothersheartplay

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TAKE MY JAGGED HEART a new play by Steven Fechter,   OCT. 30th
6:00 PM18:00

TAKE MY JAGGED HEART a new play by Steven Fechter, OCT. 30th

Please join us for a reading of Steven Fechter's new full length play "Take My Jagged Heart" directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan.   The play will be presented at THE WORKSHOP THEATER, 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor on Sunday October 30th, 6 p.m.   No reservations necessary.

TAKE MY JAGGED HEART is set in North Dakota during the oil and gas boom. We follow the tangled lives of four young characters. Each came to Dakota full of desire and dreams, searching for opportunity. What they find are heartache, violence, and fragile love in a land brutalized by the boom. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC @ WorkShop Theater, 312 West 36th, 4th floor.  6 p.m.   Click Here

No Reserved Seating. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure seating.


Maggie Belle Caplis*
Rachel A. Collins
Joe Lanza*
Douglas Taurel*

* Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Moderator: Mark Loewenstern

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 Kathy MacGowan teams w/ featured writer Steven Fechter @ NY Madness
8:00 PM20:00

Kathy MacGowan teams w/ featured writer Steven Fechter @ NY Madness

Kathy Gail MacGowan will team with writer Steven Fechter to direct an original short play created over just a week for the NY Madness Festival @ Horse Trade Theater, 85 East 4th Street, Sept. 25th @ 8 p.m.  For tickets to this evening of original plays, click here.  

NY Madness is a raw and unpredictable show of short plays by an ensemble of emerging playwrights. The primary goal of Madness is the exploration of modern American Playwriting through the use of theatrical storytelling.

The playwright’s Mission: Page to Stage within a one week time span. They write a short play and cast it, rehearse it, bring it in on its feet.  The collected works create a kaleidoscope of cultural moments reflecting this moment in time, framed by a THEME that is chosen by the Featured Guest Artist, who will be STEVEN FECHTER on Sept. 25th @ 8 p.m.

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NYU Tisch/Stella Adler Studio Present:  Eastern Standard
to May 10

NYU Tisch/Stella Adler Studio Present: Eastern Standard

EASTERN STANDARD by Richard Greenberg, Directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan

Stella Adler Studio:  31 West 27th Street, 3rd floor, Studio 1: 5/4, 5/6, 5/10 @ 7:30, 5/7 @ 6:30, 5/8 @ 1:00.

Hailed as a uniquely perceptive and devastatingly witty play about the 80's, it traces the experiences of a group of young, rich and somewhat jaded New York "Yuppies" as they move from disenchantment to hopeful anticipation of what modern life has to offer.  

"For anyone who has been waiting for a play that tells what it is like to be more or less middle-class, more or less young and more or less well-intentioned in a frightening city at this moment in this time zone, "Eastern Standard" at long last is it."  NY TIMES



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The Dishonorable Discharge of Private Pitts
to Nov 22

The Dishonorable Discharge of Private Pitts

Fandango 4 Art House presents the World Premier of Daniel Damiano's THE DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE OF PRIVATE PITTS, directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan. From a strict Christian upbringing in the small town of Halibut, Texas, Jenny Pitts falls prey to teenage rebellion as she questions her roots and her place in the world. But after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 occur, Jenny is pulled from despair into heroism – only to become embroiled in a military scandal that will turn her from American hero to social pariah and test the very depths of her will.

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