A film involving the first date for two teenagers with Autism who communicate through the help of their parents.
Influence is an independent film by Michael Bergmann.
First dates are always delicate, but for two teenagers with Autism, who communicate mainly by spelling with the help of their parents, it’s particularly tricky. The parents have their own agendas, nostalgias and attractions… how much of what the teenagers are saying to each other can they trust? What do they really want, and how can they tell each other? “Our thoughts, are they our own?”
As part of a national initiative called “Play at Home,” NewYorkRep commissioned Melissa Li and Kit Yan to write the 10-minute musical, MAY DAY, based on the mistaken missile emergency alert set off in Hawaii in 2018.
Watch the full reading and talk back from August 13th at 6p EDT here
A documentary-style play that creates radical empathy and breaks down biases about the military. War Words puts a human face on some of our nation’s heroes by changing our mindset about those who serve our country.
Just Between The All Of Us
If love isn’t a social issue, what is? And, in the world of Dating Apps, just how does one choose … especially with an impending deadline? Maybe the audience has to step up and help.
The creator of the hit musical “Murder for Two”, Kellen Blair, along with Sarah Ziegler Blair and David Christensen explore the hilarious complications of modern dating in this new musical comedy where the audience chooses what happens next!
NewYorkRep is traveling west and growing. With partnerships in the midwest and we are now establishing a presence in Los Angeles with NewYorkRep West under the leadership of Board Member Laurie Bernhard, an LA resident, theater advocate and producer.
Our kick-off event will be held on Sunday evening, May 30th with a staged-reading of CHASING GODS, followed by a talk-back and reception at The Road Theatre.
Untitled Prison Reform Documentary
A significant percentage of prisoners shouldn’t even be there. A larger percentage never had the right representation or were given proper plea advice serving lengthy, undeserving sentences. And, of course, these injustices are also racial injustices.
Further, our government does little to prepare incarcerated individuals for reentry into society and gaining employment is nearly impossible even though many earn certificates and degrees while in prison.