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Jeffrey Park & Robin Goldberg
Champion

 

Laura Brown-MacKinnon
Partner

 

Joan Channick
Partner

 

Latiana “LT” Gourzong
Partner

 

Pamela Jordan
Partner

 

workshop series

ALIEN GIRLS

A Reading

by Amy Berryman

Directed by Roman Sanchez & Mikayla Stanley

Thursday, June 20, 8:00 pm

Friday, June 21, 4:00 & 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 22, 2:00 & 8:00 pm

Tiffany is pregnant. Her best friend, Carolyn, is trying to be happy for her. When Carolyn’s true feelings become public in the form of an essay that goes viral, the fallout may be irreparable. Time traveling through decades of friendship between two writers on the brink of huge life changes, Alien Girls is a meta-theatrical dark comedy about the joys and challenges of creating art and creating life. 

THE HORRORS 

A New Musical

Music & Lyrics by Naomi Park & Jonah Spear

Book by Naomi Park

Directed by Doaa Ouf

Thursday, June 27, 8:00 PM

Friday, June 28, 4:00 & 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 29, 2:00 & 8:00 PM

A necromantic comedy! In the small, cursed New England town of Rottingham, the streets are dark, and the people are miserable and pox-ridden. That is until the mayor’s son suddenly vanishes. Now, with their town in chaos, the three Horror sisters seize the opportunity to get exactly what — and who — they’ve always wanted.

mainstage series

THE AUGHTS

A New Play

by Matthew Chong

Directed by Grayson Richmond

Thursday, July 11, 8:00 PM

Friday, July 12, 4:00 & 8:00 PM

Saturday, July 13, 2:00 & 8:00 PM

Lina, a young Korean girl, moves to the States in 2007. Pressured to assimilate by parents and classmates, she devours the pop culture of the time—TV shows like America’s Next Top Model, movies like Twilight, and tabloid fixtures like Britney Spears—to figure out how to become the “ideal American girl.”

HEAVEN IS SOMETHING TO KEEP YOU WARM

A Choreopoem

by Kandace James

Directed by Iyanna Huffington Whitney

Thursday, July 25, 8:00 PM

Friday, July 26, 4:00 & 8:00 PM

Saturday, July 27, 2:00 & 8:00 PM

Time and time again, Black people find ways to communicate in spaces where they weren’t allowed to. We communicate through hair, art, music, dance, food, and even a head nod, a smile at the other Black person in the room. We find a way to speak. This play follows Haddie as she flashes through lifetimes of Blackness, finding her way to speak, finding her way to freedom.

THE LEOPARD WOMEN

A New Play

by Andrew Rincón

Directed by Francisco Morandi Zerpa

Thursday, August 8, 8:00 PM

Friday, August 9, 4:00 & 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 10, 2:00 & 8:00 PM

Amanda and Lucia are sisters who have always struggled to get along. And after they have an explosive fight around the time of their mother’s death, each sister starts to have supernatural visions. Amanda sees Death, and Lucia interacts with a creature called The Leopard Woman. A play in Spanglish about familia, art, life and death.

50th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL & CELEBRATION

August 22-24

In recognition of 50 years of the Yale Summer Cabaret, we will be producing a festival of work to celebrate YSC past, present, and future.

Please stay tuned for more information about this, and about how you can be involved in celebrating 50 years of YSC!