Gingold Theatrical Group’s PROJECT SHAW
The 2019 Season:
Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide
Kicking Off January 14th with Shaw’s Misalliance,
Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried,
Starring Kate Abbruzzese, Christian Conn, Andrew Fallaize, David Garrison, Jennifer Lim, Zachary Piser, Maryann Plunkett, Tony Roach, and Jay O. Sanders
Monday Evenings at 7pm
At Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the 14th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG’s programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism. This series is presented monthly at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
“Though it hardly seems possible, we're now joyously preparing to launch into our 14th year of this unique series! We incorporated Gingold Theatrical Group in 2006 as a response to our concerns about basic human rights and free speech under the Bush administration (which now seems like the good old days) and our mission has never seemed more vitally important. GTG was initially founded to produce Project Shaw, but is now just one part of the company, which produces full productions, hosts new play development labs, and facilitates three inner-city educational programs,” said Mr. Staller.
The 14th season will begin January 14th with Shaw’s Misalliance directed by Stephen Brown-Fried, followed by Shaw Songs@The Players on February 11 (PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park So), then On Approval by Frederick Lonsdale (April 15th), Shaw’s Man and Superman on May 20th, Shaw’s The Philanderer on June 24th, The Stepmother by Githa Sowerby on July 22nd,Scintillating Shaw Symposium with an international panel on September 23, aShaw’sArms and the Man on October 28th, followed by The Play’s The Thing by Ferenc Molnar on November 18th and the season will end with I’ll Leave It To You by Noel Coward on December 16th.[*]
Kicking off the season of “Art as Activism” will be Shaw’s sparkling comedy Misalliancedirected by Stephen Brown-Fried, Stephen Brown-Fried, GTG’s Associate Director, and featuring Kate Abbruzzese, Christian Conn, Andrew Fallaize, David Garrison, Jennifer Lim, Zachary Piser, Maryann Plunkett, Tony Roach, and Jay O. Sanders
In Misalliance, the high-flying comedy, Shaw examines a variety of mating combinations. The social and the political collide with the romantic and the practical; the aristocrats take on the middle classes and vice versa, and-to top it all off there’s a glamorous lady aviatrix and a tipsy gun-toting socialist loose on the grounds! This is one of Shaw’s most beloved of plays.
All the plays in this series (except Shaw Songs@The Players) will be presented in a concert-reading format at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Tickets are $40 and are available by calling 212-864-5400 or online at www.symphonyspace.org. Special reserved VIP seating available for $55 by contacting the Gingold office 212-355-7823 or email@example.com. Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre space is completely accessible. Infra-red hearing devices are also available.
On February 11th, Project Shaw will present a special evening, Shaw Songs@The Players, a special treat, an evening of music that Shaw enjoyed, including popular music of his time, works by Gilbert and Sullivan, and more! For this very special event we’ll be returning to the original home of Project Shaw, the beautiful Players Club at 16 Gramercy Park South. Cast and ticket information will be announced shortly.
Now celebrating its 14th year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches). They are now also including plays by writers who share Shaw’s activist socio-political views embracing human rights and free speech, including work by Chekhov, Ibsen, Elizabeth Robins, Rachel Crothers, Pinero, Wilde, Barrie, and Harley Granville-Barker. GTG’s other programs include its new play development and educational programs. For those interested in lively off-site discourses, each Project Shaw event is followed by a talk-back with cast members. GTG’s David Staller and Stephen Brown-Fried are also hosting a monthly Shaw Club discussion group. Always lively, they meet the Monday evening after every Project Shaw event at 520 8th Avenue. For reservations, which are required, call 212-355-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GTG recently completed a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement of Shaw’sHeartbreak House. Terry Teachout in the The Wall Street Journal declared, “Mr. Staller has taken on Heartbreak House, one of Shaw’s most challenging plays, with altogether extraordinary results. Every gesture lands with the utmost potency, and the climactic convulsion that is the play’s final scene sweeps away the bubbly comedy and leaves you, as Shaw intended, in shock. Mr. Staller has given us a uniquely satisfying production of this great but hard-to-stage play. This is one of the finest Shaw stagings of the past decade. Do not miss it.”
For more information about Project Shaw and all the programs at Gingold Theatrical Group, call 212-355-7823, email email@example.com, or visit gingoldgroup.org