The 2021 New York Stage and Film summer period will include new works by 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner Michael R. Jackson, 2021 Kleban Prize winners Melissa Li and Kit Yan, and extra. The in-individual programming will operate at venues close to Poughkeepsie July 17-August 1, with all tickets obtainable at a pay back-what-you-can value (on sale July 1).

“NYSAF is energized to collect artists in the Hudson Valley—and we eagerly await that very first rehearsal when we arrive collectively to create tales that are the bridges for connecting communities,” explained NYSAF Creative Director Chris Burney. “We are grateful to our institutional partners—Vassar University, Revel 32°, and Marist College—for performing with us to make the summer attainable and to help deliver live theatre back again to audiences. Immediately after a yr of functioning with artists on the internet, we are unable to hold out to be back again in particular person and in procedure jointly.”


Melissa Li and Package Yan

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Marist University will host a presentation of Interstate (July 25) by Li and Yan, directed by Jesca Prudencio. The display follows a transgender slam poet named Dash who goes on a cross-nation tour with his most effective mate Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter.

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Adhering to Interstate is Jackson’s White Female in Threat (July 31–August 1), directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. The musical follows a young female who life in the “Blackground” of a melodramatic cleaning soap opera town identified as Allwhite. Tired of repetitive Blackground stories of enslavement and law enforcement violence, Keesha sets out to turn out to be Allwhite’s main heroine by appropriating the storylines of her a few main rivals: Meagan, Maegan, and Megan. But as she gains electrical power for herself, she also attracts the awareness of the Allwhite Killer, putting her story and her everyday living in far more hazard than at any time.

Prior to the headliners, NYSAF’s 2021 Summer season Season will kick-off with an outdoor presentation of tunes from Brian Quijada and Nygel D. Robinson’s notion album Mexodus (July 17) at Vassar College’s out of doors amphitheatre. The get the job done is impressed by the approximated 4,000–10,000 enslaved persons in the southern component of the United States who pursued a journey into Mexico in its place of hunting north. A 2nd functionality will perform July 24 at Marist Higher education.

Upcoming up is South (July 23–24) at Revel 32°, a songs venue in Poughkeepsie partnering with NYSAF for the initial time. With a reserve, lyrics, and music by Florencia Iriondo, and music and preparations by Luis D’Elias, South is a solo musical about obtaining one’s roots and house.

Casting and artists-in-home for all functions will be announced at a afterwards day. For additional details, click on here.