Congrats Frank Harts

Fox picked up serial killer thriller Prodigal Son for a second season.

The network is likely to air the second season of the series, which stars Michael Sheen and Tom Payne, in midseason, as a result of the COVID-19 production shutdown. The renewal comes after network unveiled its fall schedule last week and the renewal of The Resident and Last Man Standing earlier this week. The first season of the show, which also stars Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau and Frank Harts, ends with Bright unravelling the mystery of the girl in the box in a gruesome finale, helped by his sister, played by Sage.

Rolando Chusan

The live-stream reading of Detained on Wednesday, May 20, will air live at 5pm PST/8pm EST on the Fountain Theatre’s Facebook pageYouTube Channel and on Zoom.

Acclaimed actress Kathleen Chalfant will lead the cast for the Fountain Theatre’s live-stream reading of France-Luce Benson‘s docudrama on immigration, Detained, on Wednesday, May 20th. The Tony nominated and Obie winning actress’ distinguished stage career,  both on Broadway and Off-Broadway,  includes Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Wit.

Actors joining Chalfant are Victor Anthony, France-Luce Benson, Rolando Chusan, Liza Fernandez, Aleisha Force, Dion Graham, Matt Kirkwood, Sofia Riba, Ariel Sandino, Felix A. Solis,  Aldo Uribe, Karl O’Brien Williams.

Based on interviews with individuals who are facing deportation, as well as the judges, lawyers, and activists who are involved in these cases, Detained is a new documentary theater piece about immigration, deportation, and detention in the United States.

“France-Luce has incorporated the voices of all the stakeholders from immigrants to ICE officers and everyone in between, ” says Chalfant, who has been involved in the new play’s development. “The play provides a very important human perspective so that we see that the current system is neither necessary nor inevitable and is certainly not the way it has always been done.”

“The coronavirus crisis makes this already appalling system even crueler and now even murderous,’ she adds.

Maddie Barr Cyber Tank

The Manhattan space the Tank has gone virtual with CyberTank, where emerging theater-makers can show their moxie. Among the most intriguing programs is a Zoom version of the established Rule of 7×7 series, in which seven writers come up with one rule each (past examples: “bright sunshine”), then must use them all in 10-minute plays. The next installments are Friday and Saturday, May 22-23 and June 4, all at 8 p.m. Sign up at if you want to write, direct or act.

Alexandra Kumala Moerdomo

Major funding support announced for

We are thrilled to announce that Artistic Director Melissa Moschitto and The Anthropologists have been awarded an NYC Women’s Fund grant for the World Premiere of No Pants In Tucson in 2021.

Drawing upon actual U.S. state laws, The Anthropologists’ newest play is a subversive physical comedy propelled by America’s obsession with regulating the female body. We were initially inspired to create this play after learning about city ordinance #44 from Tucson, Arizona, that was passed on this very day, 137 years ago. The 1883 ordinance stated that any person who appeared “in a dress not belonging to his or her sex” was subject to a fine or imprisonment in the county jail.

This ordinance was commonly interpreted to mean that women could not wear pants. 

U.S. state laws are filled with policy restricting bodily autonomy – most often that of women. With ongoing legal attacks on reproductive and transgender rights happening right now, there is no better time to be producing No Pants In Tucson

Thanks to the significant support from the NYC Women’s Fund, we will be able to ensure the World Premiere in 2021.
Until then, we are continuing to develop the play with an incredible team of women artists, innovating a digital devising process and building powerful partnerships to bring these stories to life.  With gratitude,Melissa Moschitto & The Anthropologists

p.s. we have yet to find any evidence that Ordinance #44 has been stricken from the books.
Additional funding for the development and production of
NO PANTS IN TUCSON has been granted by the Dime Community Bank Fund (a program of A.R.T./NY) and The New York State Council on the Arts.
We are grateful recipients of a Dime Community Bank Fund grant, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).As members of A.R.T./New York since 2017, we have benefited deeply from their professional training programs, access to consultants and partnerships within the field. 

The mission of this grant is to ensure every artist has a chance to tell their story.”

This funding will be used, in part, to create a new position for No Pants collaborator Alexandra Kumala. As Creative Partner – Programming & Partnership, she will be working with us to build connections with non-profit organizations whose missions align with the themes of our play and to develop dynamic performance-related programming.

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Tuesday, May 5 at 5PM – Tina Satter, director of IS THIS A ROOM, and actress Emily Davis join Billie Winner-Davis, Reality Winner’s mother, in conversation about the show, and what has happened to Reality Winner since her arrest, including her current clemency petition. IS THIS A ROOM was recently nominated for four Lortel Awards including Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Director, and Outstanding Leading Actress.