Primary Stages is the Resident Off Broadway Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters.
IBSEN'S GHOST: AN IRRESPONSIBLE BIOGRAPHICAL FANTASY
Presented in association with George Street Playhouse
and by special arrangement with
in association with Jamie deRoy
Written by and starring Charles Busch
Directed by Carl Andress
March 2 - April 14, 2024
Written by and starring the legendary Charles Busch, Ibsen's Ghost tells a tall (and hilarious) tale of the toll a great man’s ghost takes on the women at the soul of his work.
Written and directed by Theresa Rebeck
September 02 - November 05, 2023
Theresa Rebeck’s signature wit, intelligence, and depth brings us a riveting play about courage, photosynthesis, and what it means to have a soul worth saving.
Judy Gold in
YES, I CAN SAY THAT!
Written by Judy Gold and Eddie Sarfaty
Directed by BD Wong
March 04 - April 16, 2023
This wickedly funny new one-woman show is a big-mouthed and big-hearted call for truth, kindness, common sense, and most of all, laughter.
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.
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.
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
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.
Pictured: Shannon Tyo, Benny Wayne Sully, and Sasha Diamond in PEERLESS (2022) by Jiehae Park and directed by Margot Bordelon. Presented by Primary Stages, in association with Jamie deRoy. Photo by James Leynse.