YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
NYU Tisch at Strasberg presents Jaclyn Backhaus’ You on the Moors Now.
A joint production between the Institute and NYU Tisch at Strasberg, LSTFI presents Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins!
LSTFI is proud to present the 2022 commissioned Practicum play, LISA!
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is proud to present Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ Everybody, directed by Alfonso Rey.
ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute presents Alice Birch’s Anatomy of a Suicide.
Cornelius Boeder’s Scissors is selected as the 2022 StrasbergWORKS production!
WHERE THE CROSS IS MADE
An old sea captain goes mad when shadows from the past come to haunt him.
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE
After a nasty break up, Claire and Danny play the game Two Truths and a Lie in this romantic comedy.
This one-act play from Sam Shepard finds five spoiled, idle kids lazing around a beach after a Fourth of July picnic.
Sixty-Six Productions presents The Effect by HBO Succession writer Lucy Prebble.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Thorton Wilder’s Our Town follows the citizens of Grover’s Corners over the course of a decade.
THE LAST SUPPER AND THREE YEARS LATER
“The Last Supper and Three Years Later” is the latest installment of original work produced at LSTFI in collaboration with the Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission.
NYU Tisch at Strasberg presents Fuenteovejuna, a reknowned Spanish classic by Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio.
LSTFI presents Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, a reimagining of a classic Greek tragedy through the eyes of its heroine.
The New York City subway is shut down, the streets are flooded, and time has run out on the Climate Clock.
Elizabeth in power. Mary in Prison. This world is only big enough for one Queen to rule.
Comedy unfolds as four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, a brilliant but unorthodox literary figure.
CRIMES OF THE HEART
The AOS Class of 2021 presents Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, directed by Kymberly Harris.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
In a loving send-up of the frivolously inconsequential musicals of the Jazz Age, a fan known as Man in Chair gives a spin to the original cast recording of one such musical.
STUPID F##KING BIRD
Sort of adapted from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, Stupid F##king Bird stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.
FOR THE LOYAL
When confronted with an unspeakable crime an expecting mother, supportive wife, and prominent community member must make a decision on where her loyalty lies.
Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs.
WHAT OF THE NIGHT
What of the Night is a prophecy about the effects of greed and poverty on American life. A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1990, today that prophecy feels perhaps more urgent than ever before.
WINE AND PIZZA
Sisters Melissa and Liz have had a strained relationship over the years, but especially since the death of their father three years ago. “Wine and Pizza” is an examination of the human spirit during one family’s heartache, dysfunction, and survival.
MY THING OF LOVE
Originally produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre, this hilarious play explores the serious issue of infidelity and its effect on a family.
WE ARE NOT WELL
A failing American cruise ship conglomerate calls on an avant-garde theatre director to adapt Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs to premiere on board as they launch a new route through The Bahamas. What could go wrong?
A woman struggles to live and love in a modern, technological world. She becomes so overwhelmed with how mechanical and sad life is, she murders her husband.
A collaboration between students of NYU Tisch and LSTFI, the hit musical SPRING AWAKENING follows group of teenagers grappling with puberty and sexuality in 19th century Germany.
JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN
The Sixty-six Theater Co. is launching their 2018 season with Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis’ powerful prison play Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.
OLD FRIENDS WHO JUST MET
A Clifford Odets Play Commission, Old Friends Who Just Met follows nine roommates of Odyssey College’s class of 2001 and how they navigate their internal lives while living in a time of uncertainty and change.
It is fall in the midwest, Curt a cop who wants to be a park ranger, is the lead officer in taking down a Naughty but Nice ‘massage parlor.’ The combined efforts of Curt and bumbling partner Doug fail at doing what appears to be an easy job.
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
After Dr. Stockmann discovers contamination in the water supply of a small town, he is abused, ignored, and forced into silence when he tries to tell the public about the issue.
LOVE AND INFORMATION
A kaleidoscopic play of short scenes addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, and our capacity for love.
Growing up, Lucy had to deal with her father’s fame as a comedian and, especially, his most prominent creation: Days in the Hospital – a TV show inspired by her mother’s death.
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
From the creator and showrunner of Showtime’s The Affair comes Sarah Treem’s powerful stage play, When We Were Young and Unafriad
MILLENNIAL PINK FALCON
A think tank in a distant but also not so distant future is tasked with the job of finding the best possible way to explain to humankind that there are humanoids in their midst.
Harper Regan – who suddenly walks away from her husband, her daughter and her job to go and see her dying father – finds herself on a journey of disconnection and realism.
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employment.
TWELVE ANGRY MEN
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors opens up the facts.
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
Presented by the NYU Tisch at Strasberg advanced training students, The Time of Your Life follows Joe and the regulars of the local bar. Joe is wealthy and doesn’t need to work, so he spends his days holding court in Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon.
AJAX IN IRAQ
Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq.
GOD OF MARZ
Two astronauts who land on Mars and encounter God, only to have their belief system and way of life challenged. Also, God is not quite who they pictured she’d be. In fact, she’s a Jewish auntie who’s into kink.
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Jackie, a former drug dealer, has just been released from prison and is living with his high school sweetheart, Veronica. As his relationships to those he loved and trusted most dissolve before his eyes, Jackie has to decide whether he is truly ready to give up his vices in order to move into a brighter future.
EAST COAST CURRICULUM
A modern day riff on Arthur Schnitzer’s LA Ronde with liberal arts college as the theme, EAST COAST CURRICULUM is an original piece written for the Clifford Odets Play Commission.
Radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage. Until the girl who paint the watch dials begin to die.
Loosely based on the real figure of Johann Christian Woyzeck, Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck is a naturalist indictment of the dehumanizing effects of the military and science on unsuspecting victims.
FOOL FOR LOVE
Directed by Shaun Peknic, Fool for Love was selected to participate in the 9th annual ITSelF Festival in Warsaw, Poland. Set in a desolate motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, the play displays an alternately tender and violent love-hate relationship.
URINETOWN: The Musical
In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company.
LSTFI presents Kevin Karr’s Unity (1918) directed by Kareem Fahmy.
A FLEA IN HER EAR
Raymonde Chandebise is worried that her husband, Victor Emmanuel, is being unfaithful so she devises a plot to test him. Chaos ensues when all the characters meet at a promiscuous hotel.
OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET
After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there’s a problem: her dead body has been stolen.
UGLY LITTLE SISTER
Wonder what would happen if the Kardashians were in a Greek tragedy? Siblings Chloe, Medusa, Rob, Coco, Marni, and Stella cavort and scheme in a household run by mother Kate and the silenced – though ultimately screaming – maid, Honey.
THE WILD PARTY
Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. As the drama is reaching a climax, the gun is fired. But who’s been shot?
A Clifford Odets Play Commission, Pulp Vérité plunges head first into the joy and terror of sharing stories about those monsters under our beds that never seem to go away… and the price that comes with the art of telling the truth.
When Wanda arrives at Wayward – a nature camp for troubled teens – after being kidnapped from her home, she finds herself immersed in a world of conflicting truths battling for salvation.
BALM IN GILEAD
Set in Frank’s Cafe, a greasy diner in NYC, the play focuses on the relationship between Joe, a drug dealer indebted to a kingpin named Chuckles, and Darlene, a naive girl who has just moved to the city.
EMILIIE: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight
18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart?
I REMEMBER IT WELL
Presented as the StrasbergWORKS official selection, I REMEMBER IT WELL is an original play written by LSTFI student Alexis Chevalier.
REASONS TO BE PRETTY
When Greg makes a seemingly harmless comment about his girlfriend Steph’s “regular” looking face, the information gets back to Steph and sends their relationship off the deep end.
THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
In a small Oklahoma town we find Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm, Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife, Sonny, their little boy and Reenie, their teenage daughter.
As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and compelling ways.
Commitment is pictured as the blue window that skydivers see when they get ready to jump from a plane. Some people jump. Others hesitate, some to be pushed, some to never leave the plane.
RED LIGHT WINTER
Directed by Laura Savia, Red Light Winter will be traveling to Warsaw, Poland to represent the United States in the ITSelf Festival in Summer 2015.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
LSTFI and NYU Tisch at Strasberg present Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along!
THE SCHOOL PLAY
As a winter storm approaches, nine high school students find themselves summoned into a darkened theater at midnight. Not one of them knows what they’re doing there or for what reason they, specifically, have been asked to come.
Big-shot Chicago laywer Billy Flynn takes on two new cases: Velma and Roxie. The two women – each accused of murdering her lover – fight for the spotlight as the media swarms their cases.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
The plot follows Angelo, who has been empowered by the Duke of Vienna to rule, while he wanders disguised as a Friar to investigate the moral corruption and decay of his city.
THE MUSIC MAN
When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate money making scheme.
Helen Alving has built an orphanage in honor of her late husband. She soon reveals to the local pastor, however, that her marriage was secretly miserable and her husband unfaithful.
After twins Viola and Sebastian lose each after a shipwreck, Viola must disguise herself as a man in order to get a job and gain respect in the land of Illyria.