MFA Playwrights Festival

2021 Hunter MFA Playwrights Festival

The Hunter MFA Playwrights Festival is the culmination of Hunter College’s MFA Playwriting Program, and features readings of new full-length works by Hunter’s graduating playwrights.



Monday, May 3 
Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams
by Ella Boureau

 

Directed by Dominique Rider
 

Featuring: Anita Abdinezhad,

Amara James Aja, Jess Barbagallo, Gabrielle Beans, and Jasmin Walker 



Tuesday, May 4
Homesick, Or Sacred Heterosexual Spaces
by Ryan Drake

 

Directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar 

 

Featuring: Heidi Armbruster, Alex Gibson, Yaron Lotan, Keilly McQuail, David T. Patterson, Victoria Nassif, Maryann Plunkett, and Jay O. Sanders



Wednesday, May 5
Bells Like Hooves
by Liz Appel

 

Directed by Knud Adams

Featuring: Kai Heath, Keren Lugo, Rachel McAplin, and Emily McDonnell



Thursday, May 6
My Ajax
by Chris Harder

 

Directed by Jackson Gay

Featuring: Andrew R. Butler,

Paul Iacono, Nicholas Gorham, Alex Hurt, Patrick Kerr, Tanya Marquardt, Pixel, Trevor Salter, and Jack Waters




Friday, May 7
Yellow Dream$
by Susan Xu


 

Directed by Eric Ting

Featuring the Song “Kathy’s First Day” Composed by John Carroll, Performed by Tiana Jung

Featuring: Martha Brigham, James Chen, Catherine Curtain, James Davis, Daniel K. Isaac, Dean Linnard, Ryan McCarthy, and Shannon Tyo

2021 Hunter MFA Reading Series

 

The Hunter MFA Reading Series features new full-length works by Hunter’s first year students. 

Monday, May 10

Lotus Land

by Maya Lawson

Directed by Annie Tippe

 

Wednesday, May 12  

the cat problem

by Zoe Lasden-Lyman

Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

 

Friday, May 14 

Emergency Wine and Cheese Fundraiser

of the Amagansett Democrats' Association

by Jesse Jae Hoon

Directed by Chay Yew

 

Wednesday, May 19 

Alcestis 2020

by Garrett Zuercher

Directed by Mike Donahue

 

Thursday, May 20 

Assisted Living

by Jamie Rubenstein

Directed by Carolyn Cantor