Production History

Nilaja Sun and Darren Pettie in Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaro’s Peep, live at BRIC House, March 2014. 

Since our launch in 2012, we’ve recorded over 65 short plays. Each short is followed by a conversation with its artists moderated by our Artistic Director, Claudia Catania. Stream recent full-length episodes, or subscribe to our podcast, Playing on Air, to hear a single play plus conversation with its artists now!

IT’S HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME
Happy by Alan Zweibel
with Scott Adsit, Frankie Faison
director Fred Berner
Hate The Loser Inside by Jon Kern
with Brad Bellamy, Graeme Gillis
director RJ Tolan

FREEDOM IN THE WINGS
Wanting North by Tanya Barfield
with Rebecca Frank, April Matthis
director Melissa Crespo
A Man of His Time by Kate T. Billingsley
with John Douglas Thompson, Sam Waterston
director Estelle Parsons

LENDING A HAND
The Helpers by Cusi Cram
with Jane Alexander, Peter Jacobson
director Mimi O’Donnell
Closing Costs by Arlene Hutton
with Amy Ryan, Michael Stuhlbarg
director Gaye Taylor Upchurch

BEYOND GLORY PART II
John William Finn
Vernon Baker & Daniel Inouye
all three written and performed by Stephen Lang

BEYOND YOUR CONTROL
2 Dads by David Auburn
with Bobby Cannavale, Peter Gallagher
director Claudia Weill
New York Story by Mike Reiss
with Elizabeth Ashley, Ed Asner, Daphne Rubin Vega and Peter Jacobson
director Michael Wilson

JUST CALM DOWN
The Wonderful Thanksgiving Violet by Max Baker
with Brandon Dirden, Jason Dirden
The Press Conference by Jessica Dickey
with Will Dagger, Jay O. Sanders and Paul Thureen

BEYOND GLORY
Nick Bacon
Clarence Sasser
Hector Cafferata
all three written and performed by Stephen Lang

LISTEN UP
Attention by Holly Walter Kerby
with Steven Boyer and Celia Keenan-Bolger
director Michael Barakiva
Something I’ll Tell You Tuesday by John Guare
with Carol Kane, Peter Maloney, Jeremy Shamos, Lois Smith and Julie White
director Michael Wilson

COSMIC CONNECTIONS
Fifth Planet by David Auburn
with Bobby Moreno and Amy Ryan
director David Auburn
The End of Travel by David Ives
with Nancy Opel and Liv Rooth
director John Rando

TEENAGERS: THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Bounce With Me! We’re Being Heated! by Christopher Sullivan
with Lucy DeVito and Christopher Sullivan
director John Giampietro
Carry the Zero by Christopher Sullivan
with David Gelles and Arielle Goldman
director John Giampietro

ALL WELL AND GOOD
It’s All Good
by David Ives
with Carson Elrod, Rick Holmes and Kelly Hutchinson
director John Rando
The Goodness of Your Heart by David Ives
with Arnie Burton and Rick Holmes
director John Rando

HIGHER POWERS
Banshee written and directed by John Patrick Shanley
with Geraldine Hughes and Aidan Quinn
Poof! by Lynn Nottage
with Audra McDonald, Tonya Pinkins, Keith Randolph Smith
director Seret Scott

A DOG AND A CAT
The Final Interrogation of Ceaucescu’s Dog by Warren Leight
with Ed Asner and Jesse Eisenberg
The Strangest Kind of Romance by Tennessee Williams
Matthew Cowles, Adam Driver, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kathleen Turner, Jack Wetherall

TEAMING UP
Tasha Walks
by Kim Merill
with Steven Boyer and Marsha Mason
director Brian Mertes
A Betrothal by Lanford Wilson
with Lisa Emery and Frank Wood
director Bruce McCarty

MOTHER AND SON
Napoleon in Exile by Daniel Reitz
with Will Dagger and Jane Kaczmarek
director Marsha Mason
Elizabeth by David Cale
with James Lecesne

SPIN CENTRAL: Two Plays by David Auburn
Damage Control written and directed by David Auburn
with Jay O. Sanders and Joey Slotnick
Amateurs written and directed by David Auburn
with Rebecca Brooksher and David Rasche

VETS AND NETS
Forward Observer by Willy Holtzman
with David Margulies, Tonya Pinkins and Kyndra Sanchez
director Anne Kauffman
Section 310, Row D, Seats 5 & 6 by Warren Leight
with Geoffrey Cantor, Peter Jacobson and Cezar Williams
director Fred Berner

I DO’S
24 Years by Leslie Ayvazian
with Dominic Fumusa and Jessica Hecht
director Peter Hedges
Breakfast at the Track by Lanford Wilson
with Lorenzo Pisoni and Jeanine Serralles
director Caitriona McLaughlin
My Husband by Paul Rudnick
with Harriet Harris, Michael Urie
director Claudia Weill

THE REAL ME
Mere Mortals by David Ives
with Bobby Cannavale, Matthew Maher, Alfredo Narciso
director John Rando
Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton
with Mamie Gummer and Gregg Mozgala

THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
2B Or Not 2B? by Jacquelyn Reingold
with William Jackson Harper and Jenn Harris
director Michael Barakiva
St. Francis Preaches To The Birds by David Ives
with Carson Elrod, Julie Halston, Matthew Saldivar and Lois Smith
director John Rando

CRAZY LOVE
Acorn by David Graziano
with Bobby Moreno and Megan Tusing
director John Giampietro
Crazy Eights written and directed by David Lindsay Abaire
with Bobby Cannavale, Kevin Hogan, John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez

GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Report on Motherhood by Beth Henley
with Lois Smith and Eliana Saxe-Smith
Wanda’s Visit written and directed by Christopher Durang
with Kate Jennings Grant, Josh Hamilton, Jane Krakowski and Aaron Clifton Moten

IVES SAID IT
Sure Thing by David Ives
with Liv Rooth and Carson Elrod
The Other Woman by David Ives
with Robert Cuccioli and Laila Robins
The Philadelphia by David Ives
with Matthew Saldivar, Carson Elrod, and Jenn Harris.
all plays directed by John Rando

OFF MY CHEST
A Very Very Short Play by Jacquelyn Reingold
with Hope Davis, Richard Kind, and Robert Stanton
director Jonathan Bernstein
Happy Birthday, Mr. Abernathy by Lloyd Suh
with Len Cariou and Ken Leung
A Little Part of All of Us by Jesse Eisenberg
with Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha

SECOND CHANCES
Skin by Naveen Bahar Choudhury
with Vandit Bhatt and Nitya Vidyasagar
You Belong to Me by Daniel Reitz
with Michael Stuhlbarg and Amy Ryan
Anniversary by Rachel Bonds
with Steven Boyer, Michael Esper, Sue Jean Kim and Sarah Sokolovic
director Linsay Firman

OUT LOUD
There You Are by Leslie Ayvazian
with Olympia Dukakis and Maria Tucci
Small Things by Cary Pepper
with Bobby Steggert and Jack Wetherall
If We’re Using A Surrogate Then How Come I’m The One With Morning Sickness by Marco Pennette, with James Lecesne

LIKE NO BUSINESS I KNOW 
Mrs. Sorken by Christopher Durang
with Dana Ivey
I Know by Jacquelyn Reingold
with Beth Dixon, Jack Davidson
The Burial Society by Susan Sandler
with David Margulies, Anne Meara, George Morfogen, Jerry Stiller

TYING THE KNOT, OR NOT
Open Arms by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros
with Bill Irwin, Julie White
director John Rando
Bite the Hand by Ara Watson
with Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Liv Rooth
director Doug Hughes

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
West of Stupid by Cusi Cram 
with  Alfredo Narciso, J. Smith-Cameron
Relative Strangers by Sheri Wilner 
with Julie Halston, Michael Keck, Debra Monk, Merritt Wever

TWO HOLIDAYS AND A BLIZZARD
The Miracle of Chanukah by Sheri Wilner 
with Zach Appelman, Peter Friedman, Judy Gold, Lisa Joyce , Marcia Jean Kurtz
The Blizzard by David Ives 
with Jesse Eisenberg, Heidi Schreck, Alfredo Narciso, Sarah Sokolovic
director John Rando
Christmas Breaks by Patrick Gabridge 
with Zach Appelman, Steven Boyer, Halley Feiffer 

BEATING THE ODDS
Two Jewish Men in Their Seventies by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros 
with Bob Dishy, Jerry Stiller
Waking Up by Cori Thomas 
with Lynette Freeman, Amy Staats
Dear Kenneth Blake by Jacquelyn Reingold 
with Matthew Cowles, Jodi Long

DEARLY DEPARTED: TWO COMEDIES
Milton Bradley by Peter Sagal 
with Bob Balaban, Michael Stuhlbarg
Good-bye, Howard by Romulus Linney 
with T. Cat Ford, Dana Ivey, Jacob Callie Moore, Lois Smith, Scott Sowers, Frances Sternhagen

HOME RUNS
I’m With Ya, Duke by Herb Gardner 
with Gordon MacDonald, Jerry Stiller, Fiana Toibin
Getting In by Frank Gilroy
with David Beach, Kim Bendheim, Matthew Cowles, Caroline Gilroy, Michael Godere, Carter Hudson, Lillian Laserson, Thomas Lyons, David Margulies, Fiana Toibin, Jack Wetherall

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