From May 14 31, The New Georges Jam on Toast Festival (featuring work by the members of New Georgess early-career playwright/director lab) will occupy the beloved Dixon Place, a well-known home to emerging artists of all disciplines. Both the upstairs lounge and downstairs theater of Dixon Place will host the 19 Jam members (all women) as they produce three world premiere productions, three major works in progress, three lounge shows, and some one night only events.
Morgan Gould, theatrical stager in 3 dimensions and writer of live stories for a present audience sat down (also known as emailed) playwright Gabrielle Reisman and director Portia Krieger about their upcoming production of Storm, Still, a loose adaptation of King Lear being performed September 11-19 in a backyard in Bushwick (Reismans, actually) featuring Becca Blackwell, Crystal Lucas-Perry, and Claire Siebers. Most people think it sounds cool, but Morgan had to be convinced. In a world with Hulu+ and Showtime Anytime, can we really trust the theater to do the trick? Some detective work needed to be done here. And Morgan was up to the challenge. Findings are as follows: