Hubbard Hall Center for Arts and Education is very excited to support another artist residency in partnership with The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn! This Friday, May 28 at 7 pm on Zoom we will feature our latest residency, with a brief sharing and discussion with the artists. This new play, Dark Disabled Stories, is written and performed by Ryan J. Haddad (featured recently on Netflix in The Politician, on Madam Secretary, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and directed by Jordan Fein (Associate Director of the Tony Award winning Oklahoma on Broadway in 2019). From the author:
It’s hard to summarize what this play is about. It contains many slices from “my disabled life” that are not necessarily connected but build on each other. From the MTA to the movie theater to the sidewalk to the doctor’s office to the gay bar to the bathroom stall, some of it is funny, but a lot of it is not. Some of it is messy and scary and complicated and uncomfortable. I will be sharing a brief excerpt from the project, followed by an informal conversation.
With the help of technology, this is a global residency, with the playwright/actor in New York City and the director in London as they develop the piece. See below for more information about the show and artists.
Click HERE to access the Zoom sharing at 7pm on Friday, May 28.
|Ryan J. Haddad is an actor, playwright, and autobiographical performer based in New York. His acclaimed solo play Hi, Are You Single? was presented in The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and subsequently produced at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA. His plays include Good Time Charlie (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, Public Theater Emerging Writers Group), Dark Disabled Stories (in development with The Bushwick Starr), Hold Me in the Water (commissioned by Noor Theatre), and My Straighties (Ars Nova/ANT Fest). He recurs as Andrew on the Netflix series “The Politician.” Additional television: “Bull,” “Madam Secretary,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Cabaret: Falling for Make Believe (Joe’s Pub/Under the Radar). Haddad is a recipient of IAMA Theatre Company’s Shonda Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission and Rising Phoenix Repertory’s Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Out Magazine, and American Theatre. He is an alum of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and a former Queer|Art Performance and Playwriting Fellow, under the mentorship of Moe Angelos. @ryanjhaddad and ryanjhaddad.com.|
|Jordan Fein is a theatre and opera director based somewhere between Brooklyn and London. Select credits include the world premiere of Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future at Ars Nova (NY Times Best of 2018/ Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical), Singlet by Erin Markey at The Bushwick Starr, A Ride on The Irish Cream by Erin Markey(Abrons Arts Center, ART), Indecent (Weston Playhouse), The Dixon Family Album and Dracula (Williamstown Theatre Festival), War Lesbian (Harunalee), Dialogues of the Carmelites (Opera Philadelphia) and The Skin of our Teeth (Bard College). He was the Associate Director of the 2019 Broadway Revival of Oklahoma! (Tony Award for Best Revival) jordanfein.net|