NEURODIVERGENT NEW PLAY SERIES
Created by Anthony J. Piccione
Founded in 2023 by autistic playwright and producer Anthony J. Piccione, the Neurodivergent New Play Series is dedicated to presenting matinee readings on the 3rd Sunday of every month - with seasonal breaks in December, January, July, and August - of plays written entirely by neurodivergent and disabled playwrights (i.e autism, ADHD, dyslexia, OCD, Tourette syndrome, etc.) as part of a growing resident company of playwrights whose interests and specialties span a wide range of subjects, genres & structural approaches, with each play personally selected from a neuroinclusive resident company of directors. 50% of donations at our first readings will be donated to the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network.
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The Neurodivergent New Play Series is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.
Minimum donation of $10 to watch in person, and pay-what-you-can for streaming.
Sunday October 15th 2023, 2:00pm
Written by Liv Shoup
Directed by Jaye Hunt
Katy is a big, beautiful fat liberation and body positivity influencer. When her “traditionally handsome” fiance Theo takes her to his hometown in Malibu, their lifestyles clash as Katy faces his old friends – the former cool kids and current pyramid scheme girlies. Theo’s former best friend, Caitlin, tries to push Katy into her pyramid scheme: a fake weight loss program. Katy rejects her, so Caitlin and her friends plot to make Katy’s life miserable – miserable enough that she will leave Theo. As Katy reckons with her reality as a plus size woman, she learns that Caitlin’s friends, though skinny and traditionally beautiful, have all struggled with body issues as well. Katy becomes determined to use her social media platform and take down Caitlin’s harmful scam, while showing the world that the politics of body image go far beyond fat versus skinny.
Sunday November 19th 2023, 2:00pm
Impossible Theories of Us
Written by John Mabey
Directed by Zinc Tong
Two people unite against a crisis and divide on how to break through. But sometimes fantasy is the perfect reality for impossible futures. Gina, a transgender woman, and Keith, a cisgender man, navigate the complexities of life and death over the course of their relationship. But as emerging technologies offer the chance to connect with those who’ve passed away, both must decide what being alive truly means.
Sunday February 18th 2024, 2:00pm
Written by Aubrey Clyburn
Directed by Abigail Gabor
Eliza, a lonely, hyper-logical mathematician, has had a fight with her best (and only) friend. So she retreats to her mind palace to find a solution using the only tools she has: memory, axiomatic set theory, and stuffed animals. She keeps trying to apply mathematical principles to situations from her life, and the math keeps getting more complex, until she finally has to ask whether there's a solution to be found there at all.
Sunday March 17th 2024, 2:00pm
Written by Courtney Taylor
Directed by Emma Cavage
No Entrance follows the strange and queer journey Charlotte, a recently ill college grad, takes after being diagnosed with vaginismus, a vaginal condition that makes penetration difficult. Charlotte re-connects with Victoria, a trans inventor she met at school, and receives a DIY genital attachment to facilitate intimacy from a garage lab Victoria runs alongside her sidekicks, Curly and Helen. Chaos and self discovery ensues, alongside explorations of trauma, riffs on Frankenstein, and re-imaginings of common tropes in queer storytelling.
Sunday April 21st 2024, 2:00pm
Sunday May 19th 2024, 2:00pm
Sunday June 16th 2024, 2:00pm
All performances will be at
The Vino Theater,
274 Morgan Ave, 11211
Closest train is the L train to Grand Street
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