From May 14 to 31, the indispensable Dixon Place (with its bar, lounge
and state-of-the-art theater) will be the hub for a brand-new festival featuring the
New Georges Jam, our “performance gym” for early-career playwrights and directors, founded four years or so ago by Lucy Alibar, Jess Chayes & Portia Krieger.
Jam on Toast is designed for your viewing convenience, with assorted curtain times (evenings jam-packed? skip out of work for a matinee! see an early-evening show and still make dinner!) and multi-show days (with snack breaks and special all-day prices). Some days, Los Perros Locos will bring its hot dog action right into the lounge so you don’t even have to travel to eat!
Check these links + #jamontoast for all the news on 19 primary artists, 3 world premiere productions, 3 major works in progress, lounge shows & one-time only experiences!
productions: $20 ($25 opening day 5/21)
lounge shows: $10
works-in-progress: $5 suggested
stay-all-day pass: every day is different! use ticket link below!
Festi-ganza all-festival pass: $50
the actors: Dennis A. Allen II, Jessica Almasy, Christian Felix, Megan Emery Gaffney, Nina Hellman, Brooke Ishibashi, Mike Iveson, Mia Katigbak, Christine Lee, Kristine Haruna Lee, Heather Alicia Simms, Evan Thompson, Susan Greenhill, Kate MacCluggage, Genesis Oliver, Brenda Withers, Erin Gann, Grant Harrison, Christine Lee, Ryan McCarthy, Emily Louise Perkins, Max Reinhardsen, Danielle Slavick
the designers: Sara C. Walsh, Barbara Samuels, Brandon Wolcott, Kathleen Doyle,
Ásta Bennie Hostetter, M. Meriwether Snipes, Bart Cortright
the associate producers: Allison Bressi, Nora Sorena Casey, Christine Scarfuto
stage managers Mary Ellen Allison, Jordan Muller, Jaimie Van Dyke
props Rachel Graf Evans production manager Jeffrey Walker
assistant lighting designer/me R.S. Buck technical director Derek Dickinson
scenic intern Dan Cook festival associate Momoko Ogata
special objects, PRIMAL PLAY Heather Piper
Jam on Walls in the DP gallery curators Karla Carballar & Sarah Cameron Sunde
social media Kim Furano press Emily Owens
curated by Jess Chayes, Portia Krieger & Susan Bernfield
3 world premiere productions!
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES by KATE BENSON, directed by LEE SUNDAY EVANS
“For those of you just tuning in, Thanksgiving is already in progress here at Wembly kitchen. The stands are nice and full, it’s quite a crowd that’s gathered. They’re in for a real treat.”
PRIMAL PLAY by KRISTA KNIGHT, directed by JESS CHAYES
Primatologists know: we all do strange and wonderful things when we don’t think
anyone is watching. Eat some grass. Scratch an itch. But if you take your mother
to Tanzania, don’t forget to bring her home.
THE VAULTS by CAROLINE V. MCGRAW, directed by PORTIA KRIEGER
Lose your friend on a tour of the (in)famous Edinburgh vaults. Go out
and search. Encounter suspicious police, unfriendly ghosts, fringe festival
actors—and your own dark wishes.
3 works in progress!
LIFTED by DIPIKA GUHA, directed by SARAH KROHN
A poet’s obsession: hunt my plagiarist down, bring him to justice.
The Chorus comments. Letters, paranoia, pseudonyms ensue,
shades of Greek tragedy abound.
THE LADIES OF SALERNO by MARY ELIZABETH HAMILTON,
directed by PIRRONNE YOUSEFZADEH
Deep in the Dark Ages – the real dark ages – a woman doctor and a group
of female medical students document the female anatomy and invent the science
of gynecology. Or do they?
WILDROSE by ANNA MOENCH, directed by ADRIENNE CAMPBELL-HOLT
Enticed to North Dakota by the oil boom, well-compensated but ill-housed,
our prospectors find that with four men to every woman, it’s gonna be a long and
lonely winter on the prairie.
ELIZA BENT directed by MORGAN GOULD in FIRE THE HIRE: a work-related meta theatrical exercise in stand-up. A send up. Sit down! H’what? and ANNE OF GREEN GAFFNEY BENT GABLES in which Megan Emery Gaffney is Anne Shirley and Eliza Bent is everyone else in an homage to Canada’s favorite fictional redhead.
CAROLINE V. MCGRAW directed by MARY BIRNBAUM in BABY, NO MORE TIMES… a fist fight with the power of the pop album and all its weird messages
about body image, gender roles and genies in bottles, like if Britney Spears wrote an album with Gloria Steinem — aided & abetted by Melissa Lusk of Boy Girl Party!
nothin’s gonna change my world
(meditations on that mythological place called home)
by MIA ROVEGNO, directed by MEGHAN FINN and MIA ROVEGNO immersively explores the dislocated and relocated, glimpsing stories from across the nation /
a 2013-14 New Georges Audrey Residency project!
BIG SNACKS from Los Perros Locos available at selected performances!
Blue Chair Fruit is the official jam of The New Georges Jam!
THE VAULTS is using Scriptopia!