Bridge Street Theatre Achieves Gender Parity in 2019 Season

One of the goals of the two old guys that run Bridge Street Theatre has been to get more women involved as playwrights and directors. This year we have done just that!

Of the five plays this season, three are by women, and of the four directors, three are women.

We’re bringing back Sara Lampert Hoover, who had great success with last season’s FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, to direct our World Premiere production of BETTER, by Michelle Carter, author of HOW TO PRAY.

Flo Hayle (SOUVENIR and DRIVING MISS DAISY) returns to direct the American Classic THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES.  She’ll also be presenting her latest cabaret show LIFE HAPPENS on April 7.

And Tracy Liz Miller, who has recently moved to the area from Arizona where she was the Co-Founding Producing Artistic Director of The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre, is coming on board to direct THE MOORS by Jen Silverman.

John Sowle will be directing the World Premiere of THE LETTERS by David Zellnik as well as our first musical, THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD with book and lyrics Joy Gregory and music by Gunnar Madsen.
You can save a lot by getting your SEASON SUBSCRIPTION HERE. Just $100 for all five plays and discounts to most every other event at the theatre, including what’s coming up in January.

Coming in January

January 6 @ 2:00pm.  The Zelos Saxophone Quartet.
Winner of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition, this vibrant and youthful ensemble, based in San Jose, CA, is dedicated to performing a wide array of repertoire ranging from underrepresented contemporary works to transcriptions from the baroque, classical, and romantic eras. Their one-time-only pitstop in Catskill is guaranteed to warm a wintry upstate afternoon. These kids are on fire!

Tickets are $15, $10 for 2019 Subscribers. AVAILABLE HERE.

January 27 @ 2:00pm.  CHARLES BUSCH: NATIVE NEW YORKER.
Always the epitome of ‘class’, consummate entertainer Charles Busch returns to BST for a special sneak preview of his new cabaret act just prior to its run in NYC at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Accompanied by long-time musical director Tom Judson, Busch unfolds an outrageously comic yet poignant tale of his early years, striving to find a place for himself in show business and culminating in the opening of his off-off-Broadway smash hit “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom”. A gala benefit, with reception to follow, for Bridge Street Theatre.

Tickets are $60, $50 for 2019 Subscribers. AVAILABLE HERE.

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