Other Than We

November 21 - December 01, 2019


Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street (Basement Level)

Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 3PM; Monday, Nov 25th at 7pm, No Performance Thanksgiving Day

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

Run Time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes (No Intermission)

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World Premiere
Theater Three Collaborative

Written & Directed By Karen Malpede

A climate fiction fable with music that moves from dystopia to astonishing hope. Three scientists and a linguist risk their lives to create new life on earth.
Other Than We, is a cli-fi fable that weaves a vital response to the climate crisis, attacks on immigrants, reproductive rights, and gender-fluidity into a suspenseful, funny, scary, ultimately triumphant and joyful tale of the birth of a new vision.
An utterly original work from Theater Three Collaborative, known for tackling hard issues in poetic, witty and character-driven drama.


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“Karen Malpede is a strong, committed writer of powerful drama and is a voice that should be listened to.”
- Michael Hasted, Theater Talk (UK)

“Brave and pioneering, laced with darkness and humor."
- Andrew Revkin, New York Times

“These plays seek to bring us to our senses, intellectually, morally and socially...”
- Marvin Carlson, Plays in Time

“Her characters are strong & fascinating, her contexts brilliant & horrifying, and her tone always warm & in the end loving.”
- Andrew Solomon, PEN President

“Firstly, let me say what a wonderful play this is...”
- Naomi Wallace, MacArthur Award Playwright

“It seduces by its beauty.”
- Kathleen Chalfant, Tony Nominee & Obie Winner

Creative Team

Written and Directed by Karen Malpede
Music and Sound Design by Arthur Rosen
Set Design by Donald Eastman
Costumes by Sally Ann Parsons & Carisa Kelly
Lighting Design by Tony Giovannetti
Movement by Beth Graczyk
Production Stage Manager: Craig M. Rosenthal

Casting by Stuart Howard
Poster by Luba Lukova

George Bartenieff, Tommie J. Moore, Emily Fury Daly & Lisa Birnbaum

About the Artists

Theater Three Collaborative is an Obie-winning, 33-year-old theater, led by actor/producer George Bartenieff “(a national treasure”) and playwright/director Karen Malpede (“one of our most prominent political playwrights”). A multi-award-winning writing, design and acting team that has collaborated for over three decades on eleven original projects in NY and Europe. Their last four plays are anthologized in Plays in Time: The Beekeeper’s Daughter, Prophecy, Another Life, Extreme Whether. Other Than We will be published by Laertes. www.theaterthreecollaborative.org