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New York, NY (January 28, 2019) – New York Stage and Film is thrilled to announce the programming line-up for their 2019 Winter Season at The Lark/Barebones Studio (311 West 43rd Street, 5th Floor): Halley Feiffer’s Saying Goodbye to the People I Love From My Bathtub, 2015 Founders’ Award Recipient Harrison David Rivers’ the bandaged place, and Sharr White’s Pictures From Home. Tickets are free and can be reserved by visiting www.NewYorkStageAndFilm.org/NYCProgramming. Additional details, including casting, will be announced shortly.

New York Stage and Film’s NYC Programming serves artists through the course of the full calendar year, and throughout the life cycle of their projects. The Winter Season offers workshops, readings, and residencies to several projects simultaneously, and presents them free to the public. The 2019 Winter Season will feature:

Saying Goodbye to the People I Love From My Bathtub
by Halley Feiffer
directed by Trip Cullman
Monday, February 4 at 7:00pm

In a desperate desire to find some semblance of peace, Clara summons her loved ones to the only place on earth where she feels remotely safe: her bath.

the bandaged place
by Harrison David Rivers
Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00pm

Jonah is a dancer.
Jonah is injured.
Jonah has an ex-boyfriend.

A brutal and lyrical play about the things we hang on to and the price of moving forward, the bandaged place tells the story of one man’s attempt to free himself from the abuses of his past. Jonah is forced to turn to his precocious daughter and tough love grandmother for support when a former lover resurfaces, re-opening a painful wound.

Pictures From Home
by Sharr White
directed by Daniella Topol
Friday, February 8 at 4:00pm

In 1981, photographer Larry Sultan set out to create a portrait of his parents, Jean and Irv, tracing his family’s journey from postwar Brooklyn to California’s San Fernando Valley. A decade later, the resulting work, Pictures From Home, combined home movie stills, interviews, and Sultan’s own photographs — both candid and staged — of his often aggrieved, but always complicit parents. The work had grown to become an epic exploration of twentieth-century American optimism, deceptively banal, deeply personal. As adapted by Sharr White, Pictures From Home adds another layer to Sultan’s exploration: that of a volatile and loving relationship between parent and son who employ image as their proxy for an Oedipal struggle over dominance.


Halley Feiffer (Playwright, Saying Goodbye to the People I Love From My Bathtub) is a writer and actress. Plays include I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (World Premiere Atlantic Theater Company, OCC Nom.), Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (World Premiere Williamstown Theater Festival), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City (World Premiere MCC Theater) and How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them (World Premiere Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Her plays have been produced around the country and in the UK, and are published by Dramatists Play Service and Overlook Press.

Trip Cullman (Director, Saying Goodbye to the People I Love From My Bathtub). Broadway: Choir Boy, Lobby HeroSix Degrees of SeparationSignificant Other. Select off Broadway: I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Atlantic); Days of RageThe LayoverLonely I’m Not, The Substance of Fire, Some Men, Bachelorette, Swimming in the Shallows (Second Stage); Punk Rock (Obie Award), Yen, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Of New York City (MCC); Significant Other (Roundabout); Choir BoyMurder Ballad (MTC); A Small Fire (Drama Desk nom.), Assistance, The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons); The Hallway Trilogy: Nursing, The Last Sunday in June (Rattlestick); Dog Sees God (Century Center); Roulette (EST); US Drag (stageFARM); and several productions with The Play Company. London: The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, PA (Tricycle). Select regional: Geffen, Alliance, Old Globe, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Bay Street, Williamstown Theater Festival.

Harrison David Rivers (Playwright, the bandaged place) is the winner of the 2018 Relentless Award. His plays include This Bitter Earth (World Premiere New Conservatory Theatre Center, MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work), Where Storms Are Born (World Premiere Williamstown Theater Festival, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Berkshire Theatre Award Nom), Sweet (World Premiere National Black Theatre, AUDELCO Nom), When Last We Flew (World Premiere Diversionary Theatre, GLAAD Award, NYFringe Excellence in Playwriting Award), And She Would Stand Like This (World Premiere The Movement Theater Company) and the musical Five Points (World Premiere Theatre Latte Da, MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, BroadwayWorld Award for Best New Work). Harrison was named a Runner-up for the 2018 Artist of the Year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and a 2017 Artist of the Year by City Pages. He has received McKnight and Many Voices Jerome Fellowships, a Van Lier Fellowship, an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship and New York Stage and Film’s Founders’ Award. He is a NYTW Usual Suspect and a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center where he is also a member of the Board of Directors.

Sharr White (Playwright, Pictures From Home). The True recently premiered Off-Broadway with The New Group, featuring Edie Falco, Michael McKean, Peter Scolari, and John Pankow, directed by Scott Elliott. White’s The Other Place premiered Off-Broadway at MCC Theatre with Laurie Metcalf (Lucille Lortel and Obie awards), directed by Joe Mantello (Lucille Lortel nom), and was reprised on Broadway at MTC with Joe Mantello again directing Laurie Metcalf (Tony nom). The Snow Geese premiered on Broadway with MTC, starring Mary Louise Parker and directed by Daniel Sullivan, as a co-production between Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theatre. Annapurna premiered Off-Broadway at The New Group, starring Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, directed by Bart DeLorenzo. White’s Stupid Kid premiered in Los Angeles at The Road Theatre in 2017. For television, White was most recently co-Executive Producer for the Starz series “Sweetbitter,” and for the Showtime series “The Affair.” White’s newest play, Pictures From Home, is an adaptation of the photo book of the same name by the late photographer Larry Sultan.

Daniella Topol (Director, Pictures From Home). Back with NYSAF after directing Stephen Nathan’s The Dizziness of Freedom and Stephen Belber’s We Are Among Us, her recent productions include: Cusi Cram’s St. Vincent’s Project: Novenas for a Lost Hospital (Rattlestick); Martyna Majok’s Ironbound (Rattlestick; Roundhouse; Steppenwolf’s First Look, NY Times Critics’ Pick); Sheila Callaghan/Topol’s Water; Jessica Dickney’s Charles Ives Take Me Home (Rattlestick), and Row After Row (Women’s Project), Cori Thomas’ When January Feels Like Summer (Ensemble Studio Theatre/P73/Women’s Proj; NY Times Critics Pick), Rachel Bonds’ Five Mile Lake (South Coast Rep); Sheila Callaghan’s Dead City (New Georges); and Laviscious Something (Women’s Project); Rajiv Joseph’s Monster at the Door (Alley Theatre); Tony Meneses’ Guadalupe in the Guest Room (Two River); Catherine Treischmann’s How the World Began (South Coast Rep and Women’s Project); Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India (MaYi and Magic). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 6-year old daughter, and is the Artistic Director of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.


New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Thomas Pearson, Executive Director; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Directors) is a not-for-profit company dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development of new works for theater and film. Since 1985, New York Stage and Film has played a significant role in the development of new plays, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures, and established itself as a vital cultural institution for residents of the Hudson Valley and the New York metropolitan region. www.newyorkstageandfilm.org

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