The Floor is Lava

May 09 - May 19, 2019


Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street

Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 5PM

$25 Tickets; $20 Student/Senior Tickets [+$1 Facility Fee]

Written by Alex Riad
Directed by Glory Kadigan

In high school, Sean was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” Ten years later, and not where he expected to be in life, he reunites with his high-school buddies at the launch party of their friend’s hugely successful app. Set in a world consumed by social media, The Floor Is Lava follows a group of millennials struggling with success, jealously, and the true meaning of connection.



"The Floor is Lava is a masterfully written play by Alex Riad."
-Outer-Stage, Danielle Boss

"Not just for coders and PR flacks."
-Culture Catch, Leah Richards and John Ziegler

About the Artists

Glory Kadigan (Director) founded Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and served as the Producing Artistic Director for six seasons. Recently directed: Vivian's Music 1969 at 59E59, Clover by Erik Ehn at La MaMa, Bank by Lucy Thurber, Mean Girls by Lyle Kessler (World Premiere), Biting the Bullet by Regina Taylor (World Premiere). Ms. Kadigan is also a playwright whose work has been presented in Singapore, London and New Zealand. Her play "Till We Meet Again" will be directed by Tonya Pinkins in January at the 14th Street Y Theatre. Ms. Kadigan is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women which looks to promote the viability of women in the arts.
Alex Riad is a New York based playwright/screenwriter originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s the Literary Fellow at The Farm Theater and member of The Actor's Studio Playwright Unit.