Shorts XI: BOXERS and Briefs

Margo Hammond’s exciting new short play, MAE THE MAGNIFICENT, has been selected to be part of Artistic New Directions Eclectic Evening of Shorts XI:

 BOXERS and Briefs
March 2-11, 2018

Written by Margo Hammond
Directed by Kathryn Long
Fight Director,  Ron Piretti
With Bekka Lindstrom* and Kevin Stanfa*

Friday, March 2 @ 7PM
Sat, March 3 @ 3P & 7P
Sun, March 4 @ 5PM
Thurs, March 8 @ 9PM
Fri, March 9 @ 7PM
Sat, March 10 @ 9PM
Sun, March 11 @ 2PM

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Steve Gridley’s Very WILD PROJECT

SPACEMAN, Steve (Leegrid) Gridley’s space play is about to take off at the Wild Project.

The play stars Workshop member, Erin Treadway, as astronaut Molly Jennis who is seven months into her eight-month journey to Mars. It’s space on stage, with an incredible set, great design and Erin’s NYIT award- winning Outstanding Performance.

For tickets click the Spaceman page at:
The code WORKSHOP will get you a seat for $15.

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Workshoppers move forward with “Rosemary and Time”


“Rosemary and Time,” written by Jennifer Fell Hayes, directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan and starring Virginia Roncetti


Rosemary and Time by Jennifer Fell Hayes, directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan

Based on a true story about two women, working side by side in a school infirmary, who discover a startling truth about one another. Set in Yorkshire England in the late 1970s, with flashbacks to 1941, the two women unearth secrets from the past and come to terms with ghosts, old relationships and time.

Playwright and Yorkshirewoman Jennifer Fell Hayes, discovered this story while visiting her beloved Yorkshire in 2010. Unable to let the story go, she started researching the tale which eventually led to a meeting with the two women. In bringing this story to life with a multigenerational cast, she explores the healing power of women who support and nurture each other through their struggles.

by Jennifer Fell Hayes
directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan


Cast: Kate Grimes*, Virginia Roncetti*, Judith Barcroft*, Michael Markham*, Mary Katharine Harris*, Zoë Watkins*, Ciela Elliott, Eliana Brenden

Design Team: An-Lin Dauber (Set & Costumes), Kia Rogers (Lighting), Megan Culley (Sound)

Stage Manager: Ashley Nickas*

*Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Workshop’s Charles E Gerber, head of the Shakespearian wing and Juilliard alum is pleased to announce STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON, his fellow alumnus of  GROUP I of the DRAMA DIVISION of THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL, will be joining WILL’S PLAYSHOP  on Saturday, Feb. 17th in the Jewel Box from 11 am – 1 pm.

A recipient of the DRAMA DESK( for “JITNEY” in 2000) and OBIE AWARDS( for starring in the Pulitzer Prize winning play,”Between Riverside and Crazy”,2016) as well as a TONY AWARD NOMINATION(2006), Stephen recently starred on Broadway this past season in “A DOLL’S HOUSE 2”, as well as appearing in this year’s much heralded Oscar nominated film, “LADY BIRD” but a year after being featured in TWO of  LAST years’ Oscar nominated and winning films: “Manchester By The Sea” and of course, “Fences”,wherein Stephen recreated his Tony nominated role of Bono with most of that Broadway revival’s cast in Denzel Washington’s brilliantly adapted film of the Pulitzer Prize winning play by the genius playwright,August Wilson , with whom Stephen became, and has remained significantly associated.

In addition to his distinguished work as an actor in this country as well as internationally, he has directed several productions Off- B’way and on regional theaters and is regarded as one of America’s leading educators of theater, as former Chair of the Drama Dept. at SUNY BUFFALO, and is on the faculty of a number of theater conservatories, THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL, among them.

At 11 am he will join the class that will have commenced at 10 am, for a discussion of his career and unique philosophy of our profession ,and a then a Q and A.
with those in attendance.

Then, for the last hour or so , Stephen will read excerpts from “JULIUS CAESAR “as the title character, and be joined by yet ANOTHER distinguished visitor, TANDY CRONYN, reading Calpurnia! Other members of our enrolled class, and perhaps one or two other brave souls may well join in with these selected scenes from that timely play of abused power, as well as some observations from Stephen’s Falstaff on the qualities of the word “honor” from “Henry IV, Part I.

To join in this Bard O’ Fun a mere $25 donation to The Workshop Theater will be required for those not already enrolled in class. Do R.S.V.P. at :  or
or text  347-575-3107 to make a FIRM COMMITMENT FOR ATTENDING. SPACE IN THE JEWEL BOX IS LIMITED. The address is at 312.W. 36th St. , 4th Floor.

Should you donate online in advance make sure to mention WILL’S PLAYSHOP MASTER CLASS with the donation. Should you desire to donate MORE than $25, let me entreat you not to hesitate to do so! Just go to:


The Workshop Magic Travels to Theater Row: CHEKHOV DREAMS

Kudos and congratulations to John McKinney, Workshop playwright, whose wonderfully charming and beautiful play, CHEKHOV DREAMS, is now running Off B’way on Theater Row at the Beckett Theater through February 17, 2018.x

It is beautifully directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby, Workshop’s Associate Artistic Director, also worked with John developing the piece that has bloomed into a fabulous show. Ticket and Show information:

Don’t miss it! It will make you dream again, too.


CHEKHOV DREAMS, now on Theater Row: Leslie Kincaid Burby, Director and Playwright John McKinney