READ ALL ABOUT THE PARTY IN THE VERGE!
New Georges presents
PARTY IN A SPREADSHEET
You’re invited to a Very Heterosexual Wedding but we can’t have a real wedding so we made one out of spreadsheets. It’s a dance party so I hope you’re in comfortable footwear. It’s a potluck so I hope you bring some food. It’s a vast and terrifying landscape. It’s a barn filled with massive machines. Did I not say that? Don’t worry. You could be the one swaying on the lawn to the rasp of knives being sharpened. Welcome.
Co-created / based on text by ruth tang
Director / co-creator: Sarah Blush
Co-creators: Yonatan Gebeyehu, Nazareth Hassan & Bailey Williams
Stage manager / co-creator: Aaron van Scyoc
with designs by Chia Lynn Kwa
and developed with dramaturgy by Haleh Roshan
6 PERFORMANCES ONLY, SEPTEMBER 17-20!
Friday, September 17 at 4pm
Friday, September 17 at 7pm
Saturday, September 18 at noon
Sunday, September 19 at 4pm
Monday, September 20 at 4pm
Monday, September 20 at 7pm
TICKETS ON SALE!
ONLY 35 PER PERFORMANCE!
Artistic Director/Producer Susan Bernfield and New Play Advocate Sonya Sobieski both caught FUTURE WIFE: PARTY IN A SPREADSHEET when it was Ruth’s MFA thesis presentation at The New School in June. When Susan told Managing Director/Producer Jaynie Saunders Tiller that she’d seen a PLAY in a SPREADSHEET, Jaynie was sooo jealous — well! Remount was imperative.
As Sonya wrote the creators: “The hour did not seem anywhere near an hour; I must have gone seriously into flow and my right brain took over and THERE WAS NO TIME. Your creation of a space for this kind of joyful brainmelt is extremely impressive. Like mad-genius sort of impressive!”
This participatory production is performed entirely in Google Sheets; running time: 1 hour on the dot. Need we remind you: tickets are extremely limited!
Inspired by Party in a Shared Google Doc. by Marie Foulston
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
RUTH TANG (text/co-creator) writes performance texts & poetry & makes weird internet experiments out of Brooklyn, NY. They are a current member of the New Georges Jam, the Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers’ Group, and a NYTW 2050 Fellow. Their past work includes FUTURE WIFE: Party in A Google Sheet (Corkscrew Festival 4.0, 2020), Bad Chinese (Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, dir. Peter Kuo, 2018), and Building A Character (Wild Rice Singapore, dir. Mei Ann Teo, 2018). MFA: The New School for Drama. ruthtang.com
SARAH BLUSH (director/co-creator) directs and develops plays and other collaborative artforms. Productions: Do You Feel Anger? (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Fefu and Her Friends (NYU Meisner), The Little Foxes (NYU Graduate Acting), I thought I would die but I didn’t by Bailey Williams (The Tank; Time Out Critics Pick), be mean to me by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz (IATI), Sehnsucht (JACK; NY Times Critics Pick). Play development: Clubbed Thumb, The Playwrights’ Center, New Georges, Bushwick Starr, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova, The Atlantic Acting School, HERE, Dixon Place, etc. Associate/ assistant directing: Mark Wing-Davey, Daniel Aukin, Young Jean Lee, Rachel Chavkin. An alum of the Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship and The Habitat Directors Playground, she has been awarded a New Georges Audrey Residency and New York Society Library’s Emerging Female Artist Grant.