The Sheen Center Theater Festival

The Black Box Theater

The third annual Sheen Center Theater Festival celebrates the voices of emerging and established Catholic playwrights this year featuring work by established playwrights William Baer, Erik Ehn, Caridad Svich, Nathan Yungerberg.

American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices

The Black Box Theater

From the creators of last season’s sold out Haunted Files comes Unheard Voices. In this monologue play with traditional West African singing and drumming, acclaimed playwrights have imagined the lives and given voice to the individuals found at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan.

The Hope Hypothesis

The Black Box Theater

In this dark comedy, a law student arrives at a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork — and her unusual birth certificate triggers an absurd series of events that take on a life of their own.

The Gospel of John

The Black Box Theater

Ken Jennings’s dynamic, fresh performance of John’s poetic, yet precise eyewitness account of the life of Jesus for the Advent-Christmas season. (Grades 6-12 and up)

Sister Calling My Name

The Black Box Theater

An enthralling tour de force, this award winning play deals with issues of love and loss, faith and doubt, the strength of family ties, and the possibility of personal redemption.

Warriors Don’t Cry

The Loreto Theater

This original one-woman play dramatizes Melba Patillo Beals’s searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock’s central high, through the lens of a contemporary young activist (Grades 6 to 12)

ARCH Ballet

The Loreto Theater

Critically acclaimed Arch Ballet presents an evening of bold contemporary dances choreographed by Sheena Annalise.

About Love

The Black Box Theater

A new play with songs and music, tells the irresistible story of a young man’s first love and the shocking betrayal that emerges.

The Gospel of John – Video on Demand

https://youtu.be/sffkFsgN9pE “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) During this Easter weekend, the triumphant culmination of this most sacred week on the Christian calendar, experience the eyewitness account of our Lord, Jesus Christ, as it may originally have been proclaimed. The Sheen Center presents the video premiere ... Read more

The Gospel of John – Video on Demand

https://youtu.be/sffkFsgN9pE “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) During this Easter weekend, the triumphant culmination of this most sacred week on the Christian calendar, experience the eyewitness account of our Lord, Jesus Christ, as it may originally have been proclaimed. The Sheen Center presents the video premiere ... Read more

Black Mothers and Their Sons

Livestream NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D-_7iJkgFo Sheen Center Interim Executive Director David Di Certo talks with actress and playwright Angela Polite about her play Mary Speaks and what it means to be an artist of faith and an artist of color at such a pivotal moment in our nation's history. The playwright explores the history of Black mothers and their sons in America, through a spiritual ... Read more

Poetry in America – Live featuring “Finishing The Hat” by Stephen Sondheim

Livestream NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX3gIaU6d2I During the celebration of his 90th birthday, Poetry in America Live will focus on Stephen Sondheim’s song “Finishing The Hat” from Sunday in the Park with George. This live event will celebrate the work of Sondheim through performance of his songs and discussion of the lyrics to this particular song. PBS's "Poetry in America" ... Read more

Black Stories Matter with Judy Tate

Livestream NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRAnZYI9OsE&live=1 A conversation with Judy Tate about the power of using personal narratives to illuminate moments of historical significance. Judy is the Co-Founder & Artistic Director of The American Slavery Project.  In case you missed American Slavery Project’s “Black Women and the Ballot” event featuring Phylicia Rashad, you can view it here through June 30th. ... Read more

Witness Theater

NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV2KsmCSszk PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Join us for a look behind the scenes of Witness Theater, a unique intergenerational drama therapy program that connects a small group of teenagers with survivors of the Holocaust. Together they explore issues of discrimination, war, loss, trauma, and the power of human resilience. The program culminates in a live performance ... Read more

The Gospel of John Virtual Encore

NY

This Christmas, The Sheen Center brings to the virtual stage encore performances of the critically-acclaimed play, THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, conceived and performed by award-winning Broadway actor Ken Jennings in an incomparable production that weds prayer and theater in a profoundly intimate retelling of the life of Christ. This masterful one-man performance of THE GOSPEL OF ... Read more

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

NY

Theater Latté Da's production of ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 was filmed a year after the successful stage production at the Sheen for broadcast on PBS. A link to the play is now available for streaming. Please enjoy this timely play about an unforgettable Christmas wartime story. https://www.thirteen.org/programs/all-is-calm-the-christmas-truce-of-1914

LOLEK: Exclusive Presentation and Roundtable

NY

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in partnership with Open Window Theatre bring to audiences a virtual stage production of Jeremy Stanbary’s LOLEK, a story of resilience and hope based on the life of young Karol Wojtyla, the man better known to the world as Pope John Paul II. The play captures a defining chapter in the life of this twentieth-century ... Read more

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