Bar 82 closing

Posted in News with tags on March 21, 2013 by coffeeblackproductions

Sad news today. After almost 3 years as our artistic home, Bar 82 is closing as of March 31st. We would like to thank Bar 82, Chloe, and Dan for giving us a home for our company and encourage everyone to run on over and drink until the end of the month.

For the immediate future, the remainder of our 4th season is postponed. Maybe we’ll find a new venue. Maybe we’ll revamp what we do. Maybe we’ll just decide to save money.

In any case, thanks to everyone who came out to one of our shows. Thanks to everyone who has worked with us so far and hopefully we will work with you again soon.

Mike and Carrie
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Butchering the Bard 2

Posted in Productions on February 10, 2013 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions presents:

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BUTCHERING THE BARD
commissioned by Coffee Black Productions

Ophelia and Desdemona are Dead
by Mike Poblete
directed by Marcus Yi
Starring:
Jazmyn Arroyo & Kaitlin Stern

Eqypt of our Discontent
by Maximillian Gill
directed by Alexandra Keegan
Starring:
Steven Bell, Jack Horton Gilbert, Taylor Lynne,
Briana Redmount & Mirirai Sithole

Pity the Fools
by Mila Golubov
directed by Ted Watts
Starring:
Brett Epstein & Bryen Luethy

6pm Saturday
March 9, 2013
Bar 82
136 Second Avenue
Manhattan

Three Playwrights, Six Stories, One Timeless Playwright. Three One-Act plays inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Legendary Shakespearean characters collide in one night of theater.

What Is Your Opinion On Spontaneous Human Combustion?

Posted in Productions with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2012 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions presents:
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What Is Your Opinion On Spontaneous Human Combustion?
by Sean Behrens

directed by Sarah Anne Simmons

Starring:
Sarah Goosmann, Olivia Harding, Siri Hellerman & Sara Hymes

6pm Saturday
January 19, 2013
Bar 82
136 Second Avenue
Manhattan

An absurd one-act play about finding employment.

The Labyrinth

Posted in Productions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2012 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions presents:

THE LABYRINTH
commissioned by Coffee Black Productions

Theseus 2.0
by Justin Santory
directed by Meg Grujon
Starring:
Dylan Combs, Brenan Grant, Brian Kilday, JP Politz,
Heather Schroeder & Lisa Sperry

the apples
by Kelsey Arlen
directed by Janis Costa Deedy
Starring:
Peter Giessl, Byron Hagan, Laura Michelle & Melanie Stefan

The Minotaur Goes…
by Alex DeFazio
directed by Bryn Lagoni
Starring:
Josiah DeAndrea, Chelsea Gonzalez, Kenny Metzger,
Jordan Siegel & Michelle Wood

6pm Saturday
November 17, 2012
Bar 82
136 Second Avenue
Manhattan

Three Playwrights, Three Stories, One Timeless Myth.
Three One-Act plays taken from the Classical past. Myth, Legend and Point-of-View collide in one night of theater.

Blizzard

Posted in Productions with tags , , , , on September 17, 2012 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions presents:

Blizzard
by Carrie Boehm

co-directed by Bryn Lagoni & Rebecca Lewis-Whitson

Starring:
Lauren Brickman, Melody Gray, Bryn Lagoni & Daniel Mitchell

6pm Saturday
September 22, 2012
Bar 82
136 Second Avenue
Manhattan

Mara and Amy used to be best friends, before Mara’s mom got sick and Mara went off the deep end. But when a snowstorm leaves the two girls trapped in their dorm room just weeks after Mara’s mom’s funeral, Mara is forced to deal with the friendship she damaged, the memories of her volatile relationship with her mother, and her inability to forgive herself.

Season 4: 2012/2013

Posted in News, Seasons on August 13, 2012 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions 2012-2013 Season

September 22, 2012
BLIZZARD
by Carrie Boehm

November 17, 2012
THE LABYRINTH
commissioned by Coffee Black Productions

January 19, 2013
WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION?
by Sean Behrens
(original one-act written for
FORM & FANTASY: the 2nd annual No Doze Festival)

March 9, 2013
BUTCHERING THE BARD II
commissioned by Coffee Black Productions

September 6, 2013
GENRE & GENERATION: the 4th annual No Doze Festival
Join CBP as we end our 4th season with another caffeinated, manic weekend of theatre!

Style & Sects: the third annual No Doze Festival

Posted in Productions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2012 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions presents:

STYLE & SECTS
the third annual no-doze festival
Hosted by Sarah Anne Simmons

The Charm’s Wound Up
by Heather J. Violanti
directed by Ensemble
Starring: Meghan Blakeman, Brooke Haney,
Chelsea Lando, Danielle Ma,
Jenny Paul & Cavanaugh Studyvin
(Style: Shakespearean/Sect: Voodoo)

Mud of the Past
by Sean Behrens
directed by Haleh Stilwell
Starring: Daniela Hart & Gabriel Sickel
(Style: Naturalism/Sect: Rastafari)

misspelled
by Kelsey Arlen
directed by Meg Grujon
Starring: Dylan Combs, Heidi Hackney,
Stephon Pettway & Heather Schroeder
(Style: Farce/Sect: Wicca)

The Bridge of Judgement
by Justin Santory
directed by Yadeedya Mellman
Starring: Erika Creagh, Hannah Daisy, Mike Greco,
Artem Kreimer & Jill Wurzburg
(Style: Brechtian/Sect: Zoroastrianism)

Welcome to Jesus Juice
by Mila Golubov
directed by Rebecca Lewis-Whitson
Starring: Adam Leong, Hank Lin & Laura Michelle
(Style: Absurdism/Sect: Jehovah’s Witness)

The Tragedy of Erechtheus the King
by Maximillian Gill
directed by Alexandra Keegan
Starring: Kelsey Foltz, Katie Lynn Hardt,
Andrea Martz & Christopher Timson
(Style: Ancient Greek/Sect: Agnosticism)

6pm Saturday
July 21, 2012
Bar 82
136 2nd Avenue, New York, NY

 Seven religious sects. Seven theatrical forms. Seven one-acts. Join CBP as we end our third season with STYLE & SECTS, the culminating event in our caffeinated, manic weekend of theatre!

Intellectual Property

Posted in Productions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2012 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions and Playlab NYC presents:

Intellectual Property
An evening of theatrical mash-ups, fan-fiction, and parody.
Hosted by Sarah Anne Simmons

McRib McFlurry
by Mike Poblete
Directed by Sarah Anne Simmons
Starring: Dylan Digel & James McDowell

Waiting for Frodot
by Ted Wenskus
Directed by John Pieza
Starring: Kelsey Arlen, Megan Hildebrand, Seth Koproski,
Hank Lin & J.J. Mehren

Three Stooges of Verona
by Dan Fiorella
Directed by Sarah Anne Simmons
Starring: Sean Behrens, Alex Carmine, Dylan Digel, Julie Drummond,
Meg Grujon & James McDowell

The Twilight Games
by Carrie Boehm
Directed by Kevin P. Hale
Starring: Kelsey Arlen & Megan Hildebrand

Driving Mrs. Bates
by Harshman Grevelis
Directed by Kevin P. Hale
Starring: Seth Koprowski  & Equiano Mosieri

Übermensch
by Diana C. Bedoya
Directed by John Pieza
Starring: Megan Hildebrand & Adam Leong

The Time Pauser
by William Ponder
Directed by Kevin P. Hale
Starring: Kelsey Arlen, Hank Lin , J.J. Mehren & Equiano Mosieri

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brecht
by Ethan Kanfer
Directed by Sarah Anne Simmons
Starring: Sean Behrens, Alex Carmine, Dylan Digel, Julie Drummond,
Meg Grujon, James McDowell & Matt Walsh

6pm Saturday
May 19, 2012
Bar 82
136 2nd Avenue, New York, NY

Join us for an evening of theatrical mash-ups, fan-fiction, and parody with Morgan Freeman, Superman, Calvin & Hobbes, Bella, Katniss….

Landscape

Posted in Productions with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2012 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions presents:

Landscape
by Heather Jeanne Violanti

directed by Michael Bloom

Starring:
Hank Lin, Amy Losi, Laura Michelle,
Giverny Petitmermet, and Sherry Weber

6pm Saturday
March 31, 2012
Bar 82
136 Second Avenue
Manhattan

LANDSCAPE paints the story of a woman so haunted by the past she destroys her future.

Butchering the Bard

Posted in Productions, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2011 by coffeeblackproductions

Coffee Black Productions presents:

BUTCHERING THE BARD
commissioned by Coffee Black Productions

Pumpkin Goat Milk
by Sean Behrens
directed by Sarah Simmons
Starring:
Katie Bland, Maggie D’Ambrose,
Bethany McNamara and Samantha Schecter

Undone
by Carrie Boehm
directed by Michael Bloom
Starring:
Dylan Digel and JF Garcia

A Midsummer Night’s Tempest
by Butch D’Ambrosio
directed by Kevin P. Hale
Starring:
Hank Lin and J.J. von Mehren

6pm Saturday
January 28, 2012
Bar 82
136 Second Avenue
Manhattan

Three Playwrights, Six Stories, One Timeless Playwright. Three One-Act plays inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Legendary Shakespearean characters collide in one night of theater.