Primary Stages is a resident theater company at 59E59 Theaters.
Living Room Commissions
New and innovative one-acts written for the virtual world. Commissioned artists include Inda Craig-Galván, Kate Hamill, Chesney Snow, and Susan Soon He Stanton. Living Room Commissions are made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Primary Stages Board Commissioning Fund for BIPOC Artists.
UNDO THE SEA - Virtual Streaming
Written by Jeffry Melnick Award Winner Inda Craig-Galván
Directed by Jennifer Chang
A compelling virtual drama set in the here and now, UNDO THE SEA delves into the fears and frustrations of life in the age of lockdown for husband and wife duo Kim and Jaden.
NEW GOLDEN AGE - In-person Event
By Karen Hartman
Directed by Jade King Carroll
April 28 - June 9, 2022
Two sisters face down a big tech dystopia in this thrilling revolutionary tale for today.
BADASS GALBOSS POWER HOUR
by Kate Hamill
directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
September 22-October 13, 2021
A brand new comedy from Kate Hamill (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE) that tells the chaotically comical story of pyramid schemes and opportunists embracing sisterhood as a business agenda.
THE TRIBUTE ARTIST
by Charles Busch
directed by Carl Andress
September 30 - October 4, 2020
Originally presented at 59E59 Theaters in 2014, THE TRIBUTE ARTIST features Charles Busch as an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse in this quick-witted farce.
SOIL BENEATH: AN EMPIRICAL DECAY
Chesney Snow and Diedre Murray
November 11-15, 2020
Chesney Snow joins Pulitzer finalist and Obie-winning composer Diedre Murray for his new choreopoem commissioned by Primary Stages. SOIL BENEATH:AN EMPIRICAL DECAY is a visceral, timely, and nuanced exploration of race, class, and American political culture told through the mediums of poetry, storytelling, dance, and music.
THE NIGHT WATCHER
Written and performed by Charlayne Woodard
November 18-22, 2020
Delivered with penetrating grace and candor, Woodard luminous one-woman show is a hilarious litany on the joys of children in our lives.