Kathy Directs for Inaugural Sheen Center Theater Festival, July 8-9, 2017
Jul
8
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
Dec
15
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 fandango4arthouse@outlook.com

*member of Actor's Equity

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A MOTHER'S HEART
Nov
4
to Nov 6

A MOTHER'S HEART

 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


Directed by KATHY GAIL MACGOWAN

Starring: ALICE LUSSIANA PARENTE | TANIA KASS| MAITE UZAL

Showtimes

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: www.universe.com/ amothersheartplay

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

Cast:

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
Sep
25
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
May
4
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
Nov
5
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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