Judson Arts’ playwright development program selects one writer or writing team each month, offering 15 hours of free rehearsal time and space, and culminating in a Loft party packed with drinks, food, and a brand-spanking-new play or thing that looks nothing like a play. The art is often raw and unready, just how we like it.
Every Third Wednesday of each month:
Doors open at 55 Washington Square South at 7pm
Free drinks and eats until the show at 7:30 pm
The Astonishing 2014-2015 Magic Time Lineup
Doors open at 7pm
Free drinks and eats until the show at 7:30 pm
Victor(ian)/Victoria, a one-woman play by Jennette Selig
About the play:
Victor(ian)/Victoria is a one-woman play-in-progress about the scandalous Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for US President. Arguably ahead of her time, she did so in 1872, well before women nationwide had won the right to vote. Mrs. Woodhull (or "Mrs. Satan," as she was once called) was a spiritualist and activist who gave speeches, ran a newspaper, traded on Wall Street, and was a proponent of "free love" (among other interests). A challenging figure on most fronts, she spent election eve of 1872 in jail, and was never acknowledged by her choice of Vice Presidential running mate, Frederick Douglass. Victoria was a complicated and controversial feminist contemporary of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, both of whom eventually rejected her and were fairly successful at erasing her from the popular history of American feminism.
APRIL 15, 2015
Ethan Dubin is an actor, writer, and sometime solo performer. He recently acted in THE WHALE at the Adirondack Theater Festival. Upcoming: he will play Chelsea Manning in WON'T BE A GHOST in the Prelude Festival 2014, directed by Anna Brenner. Ethan and Anna will conduct a September residency at SPACE on Ryder Farms developing his solo work HITLER HAD PINEAPPLES. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and an alum of the Apprenticeship at Actors Theater Louisville.
MAY 20, 2015
Kenny Finkle : Plays include: INDOOR/OUTDOOR (Off-Bway, Trinity Rep) ALIVE AND WELL (Old Globe), PENELOPE OF ITHACA (Hangar Theatre), TRANSATLANTICA (Flea Theatre, Operating Theatre Company), A THOUSAND YEARS (FIU Theatre Festival) and SYD ARTHUR (Keen Company). Upcoming: POPNATION (new musical), U R STAR (a graphic novel musical for small audiences) and a series of radio dramas about the year 1993.
JUNE 17, 2015
Deepali Gupta is a playwright and songwriter in Brooklyn. Her works include Nicky Park Memorial Park and Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (2013 NY IT Award). She is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Workshop, and an MFA student at Tisch’s Musical Theatre Writing Program. SoundCloud: deepali-k-gupta
JULY 15, 2015
Dipika Guha writes plays that are lyrical, funny and formally inventive. They include THE BETROTHED (Wellfleet Harbour Actors Theatre), THE RULES (Old Vic New Voices, Superlab Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons, BLOWN YOUTH (Barnard/New Georges) and I ENTER the VALLEY (Weissberger Nom ’14, Kilroy List). MFA: Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel.
AUGUST 19, 2015
Will Nolan hails from Atlanta, but has been in the NYC area since 1994. A performer, writer, and director, he is thrilled to return to the NYC stage tonight with Deeper into Lady Land! or The Gospel According to Kelly Clarkson. His first outing with tonight’s star, Leola, was in Lady Land!, performing to sold-out crowds in NYC, New Jersey, Greensboro Fringe Festival, and the inaugural Atlanta Fringe Festival. Will continues to perform with the highly successful Mortified series around the country. He is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.
Also coming to Magic Time...
Jay Owen Eisenberg is a New York-based actor, writer, and illustrator. He is also the person behind Here Is A Man (www.hereisman.com) and Nice Looking Doorstep (www.nice-looking-doorstep.com). Jay is currently working on the futuristic workplace web series SECUROCAM3000, which he co-created with Andy Zou, and gearing up to play Max in Taylor Mac's "HIR" at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis this winter. BFA: NYU, Experimental Theatre Wing. To learn more: www.jay-eisenberg.com.
Judson Memorial Church is located at 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.
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2014-2015 Season Lineup
September: Mike Swift
October: Kim Yaged
November: Ryan Fogarty
December: Elyse Cogan
January: Jerrod Bogard
February: Kim Gainer
March: Jenny Selig
April: Ethan Dubin
May: Kenny Finkle
June: Deepali Gupta
July: Dipika Guha
August: Will Nolan