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April 2017

Shakespeare and You: An Acting Workshop with Kevin Collins

This one-day workshop with Kevin Collins (Irish Rep, Peter Hall Company, Theatre de l’Ange Fou, Blue Raincoat) immerses actors in Shakespeare’s plays. Starting with a physical approach, participants will learn to make his characters’ words and actions their own, bringing them to life with naturalness, conviction and relish.

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September 2017

Broadway Bares Soul: Vanessa Williams

Saturday, September 9 @ 7:30pm

An Intimate Evening of Song & Spirit Broadway stars bare their souls, literally, in these 90 minute interviews featuring revealing talk about their formative influences, their life trajectories, and how their careers have been shaped by their spiritual and social/political worldview. Guests will also be invited to perform two or three songs of their choice … Read more

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October 2017

Broadway Bares Soul: Kelli O’Hara

Tuesday, October 3 @ 7:30pm

An Intimate Evening of Song & Spirit Broadway stars bare their souls, literally, in these 90 minute interviews featuring revealing talk about their formative influences, their life trajectories, and how their careers have been shaped by their spiritual and social/political worldview. Guests will also be invited to perform two or three songs of their choice as … Read more

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The Mecca Tales

October 20th – November 4th

Written by Rohina Malik Directed by Kareem Fahmy   THE MECCA TALES tells the story of five Muslim women on the pilgrimage known as the Hajj. When their bus is stopped miles short of their destination, tempers flare and the women are tested in unexpected ways. They share their personal stories in an attempt to … Read more

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Uncommon Sense

October 25 – November 26

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to present the New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project’s production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic’s founder, Moisés Kaufman. Inspired by … Read more

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Uncommon Sense

October 25 – November 26

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to present the New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project’s production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic’s founder, Moisés Kaufman. Inspired by … Read more

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November 2017

Daylight

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:30pm

Adapted and edited from the writings of Dorothy Day by Bill Cain A one woman play about Dorothy Day, an activist, journalist, radical, bohemian, mother, convert, and a faithful daughter of the Church. Daylight stars 2017 Emmy Award winning actress: Ann Dowd (Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, HBO’s The Leftovers) and is adapted and edited from the writings of Dorothy Day by … Read more

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December 2017

Raúl Esparza

Raúl Esparza is currently known for his role ADA Rafael Barba on Law & Order: SVU but theater mavens know him for his award-winning performances in Broadway musicals such as Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Taboo, The Rocky Horror Show, and Cabaret, and plays including Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow, and The Homecoming.

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April 2018

Pygmalion

Friday, March 16, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018

This March and April, Eric Tucker, who Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journalnamed, “America’s best classical stage director,” will return to the work of George Bernard Shaw with the notable classic, Pygmalion. “At this moment in time I’m extremely interested in exploring how power is negotiated through sexual politics in a gritty interpretation of Shaw’s classic … Read more

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May 2018

The Rainmaker

April 27 – May 20, 2018

  A stage classic by N. Richard Nash from the golden age of American theater, The Rainmaker is the story of a charismatic stranger who arrives in town on a hot summer day, bringing hope to a drought-stricken town as well as a lonely spinster in this deeply romantic fable of love, longing, hope, and fulfillment set … Read more

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June 2018

Lewis and Tolkien: Of Wardrobes and Rings

J.R.R Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were lions of 20th century British fantasy. Their robust philosophical discourse served an uncommon friendship that was not without its differences. Life’s circumstances and sometimes unresolved disagreements forced an uncomfortable season of estrangement. In Wardrobes and Rings we join “Jack” and “Tollers,” as they knew each other, at Oxford’s historic Eagle and Child pub for one last visit, tempered by thawing humor, confession and reconciliation. Remarkable lives. Memorable theatre.

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The Sheen Center Theater Festival

June 21 – 24, 2018

Now entering its second year, the Sheen Center Theater Festival celebrates the voices of emerging and established Catholic playwrights

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August 2018

Pushkin

July 25 – August 25, 2018

A new verse play written by Jonathan Leaf, examines the final two-years in the life of Russia’s most enduring poet, Alexander Pushkin.

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September 2018

Little Rock

June 8 – September 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school.

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November 2018

Backstage Broadway: Come From Away

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Chad Kimball, the Tony nominated actor who plays Kevin in “Come From Away,” will interview himself as Kevin tells his story of how Gander’s compassion, then and now, ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Kevin’s spirituality and inspired a new tradition of an annual “giving back” day that has since spread.

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Prinze

October 25 – November 18, 2018

A one-man show about the extraordinary life of the late actor/comedian, Freddie Prinze – the half Hungarian, half Puerto Rican pioneer that paved the way for future Latino entertainers.

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December 2018

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

November 9 – December 30, 2018

Out of the violence- a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into “No Man’s Land” singing Stille Nacht. This begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music & peace.

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January 2019

Scór on Broadway

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 7PM

Scór is the cultural wing of the Gaelic Athletic Association. During the winter months when the playing season ends, GAA Clubs continue to compete for an all-Ireland Champion’s Title, on stage, through 8 separate cultural competitions since 1969. In 2016 Origin invited the GAA Scór Nua Eabhrac Champions to perform on Broadway as part of … Read more

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February 2019

Ah, Wilderness!

January 25 – February 17, 2019

Ah, Wilderness! is a classic American comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young man and his loving family in a small Connecticut town.

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