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Meet the Casts and Creative Teams of the 34th Annual Powerhouse Theater Season

New York Stage and Film and Vassar's annual season kicks off this month.

The cast and creative team of Radio Island: actors Adina Verson and Pascale Armand, director Jaki Bradley, playwright Liza Berkenmeier, and actors Maryann Plunkett, Kelly AuCoin, and Birgit Huppuch.
(© David Gordon)

Cast and creative team members from Vassar and New York Stage and Film's 34th Powerhouse season met the press on June 5. The season runs June 22-July 29.

Daisy Prince and Jonathan Marc Sherman collaborate on The Connector, running July 13-15.
(© David Gordon)

Among the selections are Alice by Heart (July 5-7), a new musical by Spring Awakening creators Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater; and The Connector (July 13-15), a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County) and book by Jonathan Marc Sherman (Women and Wallace). Both works will be presented in workshop presentations, along with Dan Finnerty's Little Orphan Danny (July 26-29) and Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe's Cowboy Bob (July 27-29).

Lisa Peterson and Adam Gown work on The Waves, running July 19-29.
(© David Gordon)

The Waves (July 19-29), a new musical by Lisa Peterson, David Bucknam, and Adam Gwon based on the novel by Virginia Woolf, will be one of two main stage productions to be performed in the Powerhouse Theater this summer. The other is Radio Island (June 28-July 8), a new play by Liza Birkenmeier, which will star Pascale Armand, Adina Verson, Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Kelly AuCoin, and Obie Award winner Birgit Huppuch.

Dan Finnerty's Little Orphan Danny will run July 26-29.
(© David Gordon)

The season will include many other new plays, including "Inside Look" workshops of Jaclyn Backhaus's India Pale Ale (July 6-8), ahead of its Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere this fall; and Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff's Our Country (July 13-15). In addition, the Readings Festival will return June 22-24 and July 20-22, and will feature readings of Halley Feiffer's The Pain of My Belligerence, Clarence Coo's On That Day in Amsterdam, Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey, Donja R. Love's The North Star, Dan McCabe's The Purists, Stephen Nathan's The Dizziness of Freedom, and Geoffrey Nauffts and Jonatha Brooke's musical Melissa R. and Dorothy Sue, with additional projects to be announced.

Jessie Nelson and Duncan Sheik collaborate on Alice by Heart, running July 5-7.
(© David Gordon)

For more information about the 2018 Powerhouse Theater Season, click here.

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