The 2022 Boiler Room Series has gone virtual to preserve the health and safety of all artists, audiences, and staff.
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Keegan’s Boiler Room Series (BRS) is inviting audiences to experience theater development in action through a series of presentations involving new plays somewhere on the path from “playwright’s first spark” to “mainstage production.” The 2022 Boiler Room Series is featuring filmed staged readings of 6 exciting new works by playwrights from across the country. Viewers can watch from home and then participate in the play development process by submitting feedback to the playwrights, helping to guide further work on these future hit plays. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BOILER ROOM SERIES
* Appropriate for audiences of all ages, including young people
^ For mature audiences
directed by Danielle Drakes
stage managed by Paige Washington
featuring Brenna Horner, Sofia Colón Roosevelt, Ankur Garg, Bayron Celis, Stan Shulman, and Mary Myers
Mina travels to Sangre de Cristo, Colorado, where she produced the first season of Clime. Tuca is Mayorduomo of one of the last acequia villages in the area, whose life has changed since being featured on Clime. A fourth-generation acequia farmer, her farm, community, and livelihood are threatened by water shortages, caused by climate change. She has been trying to convince her son Udo, who recently returned home from deployment in Syria, to take over the farm and her role as Mayorduomo. If he doesn’t say yes soon, she will sell the farm.
directed by Duane Richards II
stage managed by Sam Linc
featuring Kevin E. Thorne II, Tre’mon Mills, Ashanti Symone Branch, Gary DuBreuil, Robert Willis, and Mitchell Alexander
From the creators of the Helen Hayes-nominated play FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO comes a bold, boisterous, brand new hip hop musical called PUSH THE BUTTON*. In a town beset by the sordid shenanigans of a prank-prone Villain, justice finally seems to be served when the celebrated Hero accuses Villain of the worst crime of all: Pushing The Button. (Gasp!) But when the dutiful Journalist starts asking the right questions, will convicting the Villain prove to be the wrong answer? This playful yet poignant parody of modern morality will cause its audiences to question their very notions of right and wrong, crime and punishment, truth and narrative. But most of all it will beg the question: who Pushed The Button??
* Appropriate for all ages, including young people
directed by Omar D. Cruz
stage managed by Caroline Johnson
featuring Silvia Escobar, Jasmine Cross, Skye Knight, Jessica Askey, and Solis Pettitt
In EN LAS SOMBRAS, Mari narrates the mythological story of Xenia and Luz, who journey to take the trial of the gods. If successful, they will save their mother and become gods themselves. As the play progresses, there are hints that the world onstage is not exactly as it seems. The first test that the siblings must face is to escape a room made of ice. Then the children must solve a series of seemingly impossible riddles. Finally, they are detained in a room, surrounded by the bones of dead children and simply told to survive. By the end of the play it is made clear that Xenia and Luz are being detained along the U.S./Mexico border and the audience has been seeing the world through their eyes as they try to cope with the horrors of their situation.
directed by Josh Sticklin
stage managed by Jediah Greene
featuring Sally Cusenza, DeJeanette Horne, Bianca Lipford, Elizabeth Hoyland, Michael Kozemchak, Sean Laraway, and Patricia Williams Dugueye
On campus, students are protesting over the unveiling of a controversial sculpture. A meeting is called to try and defuse the situation. But as tempers flare, it becomes clear that when it comes to identity, appearances can be deceiving. Rich in humour, MUSHROOM explores the complex questions surrounding identity politics.
directed by Momo Nakamura
stage managed by Sarah Daniel
intimacy consulting by Emily Sucher
featuring Matthew Crawford, Katie Gallagher, Emily Sucher, Gregory Keng Strasser, Brendan Edward Kennedy, and Andrew Quilpa
MARJORIE IS DEAD follows the outbreak of a deadly “coroner’s virus” in an unsuspecting British family with convoluted lives and predicaments. The virus is their primary antagonist, yet could also be the only thing that unites them. Written during the global pandemic and inspired by Fry & Laurie and the works of P.G. Wodehouse, Shetty’s command of the seeming lost art of farce is intriguing and impressive. Funny, subversive, current, and yet somehow a throwback at the same time.
directed by Christina A. Coakley
stage managed by Gabrielle Busch
featuring Rebecca Ballinger and Jared H. Graham
What happens when a casual encounter turns out to be your sexual soulmate? Jane Doe seeks an anonymous hookup on Craigslist and is shocked to learn his picture is a lie — for the better. Boundaries are set and they embark on an intimate journey, where sex and kink are both cathartic and therapeutic. But can you continue “no strings attached” while enduring the inevitable losses that happen in life?
^ For mature audiences