2021-2022

NSO Show: Imagination, Invention, And Confrontation.

Written Devi Bass & Juliet Dempsey
Directed by Devi Bass, Juliet Dempsey, & Mars Berger
Music Coordinated by Mars Berger
Produced by Will Brooks

“The only way art lives is through the experience of the observer. The reality of art begins with the eyes of the beholder, through imagination, invention and confrontation.” -Keith Haring. “Imagination, Invention, and Confrontation” is a concert style showcase of song, monologue, dance, visual projection; An exhibition of the visual and performing arts account of the AIDS epidemic and the people it touched.

Fall Show: Lobby Hero

Written Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Nick Plante
Produced by Will Brooks & Vanessa Liew

What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It’s a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner.

Winter Show: Waiting for Lefty

Written by Clifford Odets
Directed by Sam Cheever
Produced by Kaitlin Rowan & Yasmin Abdul Razak

Set in the 1930s, Waiting for Lefty is centered around a union meeting between cab drivers who are planning a labor strike in New York City. We see how different relationships and dynamics are tested due to the strike and the impacts of the Great Depression.

Spring Show: Stop Kiss

Written by Diana Son
Directed by Juliet Dempsey
Produced by Emily Wallace

Sara arrives in New York on a fellowship to teach third grade in the Bronx and befriends Callie, a NY native. As their lives intermingle, romance builds to one fateful kiss on a park bench in the middle of the night. The fallout of that single kiss reverberates through Sara and Callie’s lives, changing them in ways they did not expect.