The note that introduced our first tiny play on March 18 (below in italics, or scroll all the way down to go back in time!) is all the introduction you need to the fast-accumulating rest, each accompanied by the introductory thought from the e-blast in which it appeared. Thank you for your response to this project, it continues to mean so much to us, our artists, our audience. Stay well, and we’ll see you soon.
Heartbroken for our artists and colleagues when theaters shut down this week with their beautiful, long-imagined work inside (or waiting right outside the door)… we looked ahead at a time of no plays, thought about what we might need, and asked our artists for tiny plays to share: perhaps a tiny balm for us, them, and you.
thank you to all of our participating artists!
Amy Gijsbers van Wijk | amygvw.com
Tori Keenan-Zelt | torik-z.com
Molly Beach Murphy | mollybeachmurphy.com
Caridad Svich | caridadsvich.com
Jacqueline Goldfinger | jacqueline-goldfinger.squarespace.com
Jessica Almasy | c/o The Team
Alexis Roblan | alexisroblan.wordpress.com
Liz Appel | on the New Play Exchange
Amina Henry | aminahenry.wordpress.com
MAY 14 Amina Henry sends two humans out for a walk in the spring, puts colors and smells in their path and varying amount of zest in their step… whether it’s really spring remains an open question.
MAY 4 In the persistent present of Liz Appel’s THE WORLD BY HERE AND NOW, even the punctuation hovers in the air… oh, I am right there with it.
APRIL 29 Oh, we’re in it. And by in it I mean going in circles, it’s THIS MOMENT, after all. In which Alexis Roblan’s A can’t get no satisfaction, though A tries, and A tries, and A tries, and A tries, well, every damn thing we’ve all tried! A little too on the nose? A’s tried that, too.
APRIL 24 Jessica Almasy’s FNGR LKRS is a tiny play streeeetching its legs. I’m always eager for patches of white on the page, especially when I feel so well guided, so thoroughly invited into moments. A breath? A dare? Do I fill it up or let it echo? Enjoy your morning scroll. (Fingers exercised enough? Hear the mighty Jess read her play right here.)
APRIL 16 Caught in the fine points of confinement, the attribution-free couple in Jacqueline Goldfinger’s CAT FIGHT, our tiny play this week, prove that it is (quite literally) a fragile time.
APRIL 8 Wow, already, our fourth tiny play. Appropriate that it should be Caridad Svich’s BLOSSOM, which looks back, then forward, then gathers all time within our static moment.
APRIL 2 It’s good it’s tiny, cause I think I’ve read Molly Beach Murphy’s LET IT BE PERPETUAL about 40 times now, just sitting here trying to write you all. Maybe it’s ME.
MARCH 26 It’s a new week. And a sometime rainy one! I haven’t found the gloomier days so easy, but Tori Keenan-Zelt’s WEATHER WE’RE HAVING makes me almost look forward to more showers… almost.
MARCH 18 Heartbroken for our artists and colleagues when theaters shut down last week with their beautiful, long-imagined work inside (or waiting right outside the door)… we looked ahead at a time of no plays, thought about what we might need, and asked our artists for tiny plays to share: perhaps a tiny balm for us, them, and you.
Amy Gijsbers van Wijk’s WITHIN THE TRAPPING I FEEL TRAPPED sure captures what my week’s been like, and with nimble simplicity.