MADAME CURE, a new musical

Book & score by David Kurkowski

Directed by Cate Cammarata

Dean Schneider, Musical Director

Madame Curie tells the remarkable story of the famous scientist.  We first see young Maria in occupied Warsaw as a young child with a natural curiosity about the world, and then follow her to Paris, where she meets her future husband Pierre and conducts the ground-breaking research that earns her two Nobel Prizes.  Hers was a remarkable life, filled with crushing tragedies as well as soaring triumphs.  This musical will forever change how you look on Madame Curie.



A group of shipwrecked barge workers attempts to set up a government on their new island home, a task complicated by the fact that they have also been getting high on the barge’s petroleum cargo. When issues such as racism, civil liberties, and religious freedom arise, sides are eventually taken and an election is held to determine the new “captain” of the island.


sponsored by the Simons Center of Geometry and Physics and the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, announces a reading of the three winners of their 10 minute play competition.

Directed by Steve Marsh, Literary Manager of the Science Playwriting Competition.

3rd Place ALL YOU EVER WANTED by Alec Toller.

Light is shed on what it means to be in a PAIR (Personal Artificial Intelligence Relationship). Artificial intelligence and genuine human emotions engage causing us to wonder whether the value of a A.I. relationship is any less than a real, carbonist relationship.

2nd Place INDETERMINATE by Joshua H. Cohen

A young theoretical physicist takes fate into her own hands as she attempts to test the potentially apocalyptic Black Hole theories of her mentor.

1st Place WITH FELLOWSHIP by Amanda Keating

A forensic dental scientist is obsessed with trying to figure out why the teeth of a certain sampling of 10th Century, German nuns are dyed blue. Could her discoveries reveal that women were much more involved in the creation of ancient religious texts than originally thought?

THE DESCENT TO DALI by Jack Feldstein

Genius or lunatic? Or paradoxically both? In Spain, the final years of decline and ultimate descent of the eccentric and brilliant artist Salvador Dali into madness were decadently intertwined with his wife, Gala. In THE DESCENT TO DALI, based on real life events, we learn the strange and surrealistic happenings of this powerhouse art/star couple, Gala and Dali, until their controversial deaths in 1982 and 1989, respectivel

A TOMATO CAN’T GROW IN THE BRONX is a dramedy about a 1960s Bronx blue-collar family overcoming emotional warfare as they try to fulfill their dream of an idyllic suburban home where tomatoes can grow.

Written by Gary Morgenstein

Directed by Joan Kane


INSTIMACY by Manuel Igrejas

Monty and Luis have had a happy romantic partnership for ten years. A chance encounter with Stefan, a sexy, mysterious waiter, disrupts their cozy lives: both Monty and Luis have a secret connection to him. Monty comes from a happy Italian family; Luis was raised over a topless bar by his grandmother. Stefan has trouble pinning down exactly where he came from, though parts of his past are on display all over the internet. The three men’s lives intertwine in a number of surprising, romantic, and potentially devastating ways that challenge their beliefs, integrity and their identities as gay men in an increasingly homogenous culture.

WAR ORPHAN BY Shellen Lubin

A friendship between a lost young gay man and a lost straight young woman develops during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, The running time is approximately 70-75 minutes, with a talkback following.


LIFE ALERT  a new comedy by Chris Sherman

Annie Sussman and her husband, Ben, are two happily married empty nesters living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Annie has big plans to restart the playwriting career she left behind so many years ago. But when her mother, Rose, has a fall and must come live with them, a decision must be made. Mama, or me?


BORDELLO  a new musical

Music by Emiliano Messiez, book & lyrics by Barbara Bellman