January 19 - February 05, 2017
Ellen Stewart Theatre
Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM
Three authors. Three plays. Three directors. One show.
Written and Directed by Neil LaBute, Marco Calvani, & Marta Buchaca
Featuring Gabby Beans, Margaret Colin, Gia Crovatin, Dalia Davi, Richard Kind, & Victor Slezak
Co-production by La MaMa E.T.C, Grec 2016 Festival de Barcelona, Mixó Italy, & Sala Beckett/Obrador Internacional de Dramatúrgia
In collaboration with Umanism LLC New York and 369 gradi Rome.
Following the success of the first two editions of AdA - Author directing Author – which resulted from a collaboration between the American and Italian writers/directors Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani culminating in the presentation of international premieres of four new plays performed in three different languages, the Spanish writer and director Marta Buchaca joins AdA for the third edition of the project. After HOME and DESIRE, this third edition of AdA revolves around one theme: POWER. Each playwright wrote a one-act play that one of the other writers directs. These three US premieres will be performed together in a single show.
Run Time: 95mins
“I don’t know what I can save you from”
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Marco Calvani
with Richard Kind & Gia Crovatin
An estranged father and daughter meet to negotiate a new relationship between themselves. Old wounds surface and new ones appear as they grapple with the past, present and future of the bond they have. In the end, there will be a price to be paid for continuing on as parent and child.
“After the Dark”
By Marco Calvani
Translated by Allison Eikerenkoetter
Directed by Marta Buchaca
with Margaret Colin & Gabby Beans
A designer is on a business trip with her young and negligent assistant. Late in their hotel after a night of drinking, the boss, eager to boost her company sales, and her underling, who has other plans for the evening, play a cruel game that reveals their own fragilities and true intentions in the wee hours before sunrise.
By Marta Buchaca
Translated by H.J. Gardner
Directed by Neil LaBute
with Victor Slezak & Dalia Davi
After a decade in office, a male city mayor is defeated by the female candidate of the left-wing party. A conservative who can’t bear the idea of a woman from the left-wing taking over his seat, the outgoing mayor is in no hurry to leave, even on the day when his successor arrives to assume power, eventually revealing an ace up his sleeve.