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Primary Stages is the Resident Off Broadway Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters.

Upcoming Events

On That Day in Amsterdam

ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
Presented in association with Ted Snowdon
By Clarence Coo
Movement Direction by Jesse Kovarsky
Directed by Zi Alikhan

July 23 - September 4, 2022

Moved by the spirits of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Anne Frank, ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM witnesses two young dreamers as they discover the meaning of art, love, and loss.

peerless

peerless
By Jiehae Park
Directed by Margot Bordelon

September 24 - November 6, 2022

A darkly comedic twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in the cutthroat world of elite college admissions, Jiehae Park’s clever and incisive adaptation, peerless, is a comedy...until it’s not. 

Past Events

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.

NEW GOLDEN AGE
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.
 

UNDO THE SEA - Virtual Streaming
By Jeffry Melnick Award Winner Inda Craig-Galván
Directed by Jennifer Chang

March 2022

 

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.

 

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.