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The most groundbreaking artists descend on Saratoga Springs each summer to make something new, and with regularity, we invite you to be a part of it.

Information on 2018 Resident Artists and Companies are below.

Join us for some of the many Orchard Project public events, available to supporters above the Member ($100 level). For more information on joining us as a supporter, visit this link, or email Associate Producer Jack Bartholet at jack@orchardproject.com

Once you become a member, you will immediately be put on a contact list where we get in touch with you to arrange seats and tickets to our various events. Members can call the Orchard Project at any time on 646 760 6767 (OPOP) to chose performances, share an invitation with a friend, or double up on one thing if they might miss another. Information on how to use your membership will be emailed after purchase.

 

Orchard Project Public and Industry Events in Summer 2018 Include:

  • JUNE 3, 2018 2pm-6pm: BUSK!
    • Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
    • A free, family friendly event kicking off a Saratoga Springs summer and the 2018 Orchard Project
    • Featuring street performances including The Red Trouser Show, Brian Klimowski and Paris Paris 
  • JUNE 3, 2018 @ 8pm: The Orchard Project Presents Lady Rizo
    • Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs
  • JUNE 8, 2018 @ 8pm: The Orchard Project Cabaret
    • Location TBA
    • presenting selections from new work created in residence at the Orchard Project
  • JUNE 9-10, 2018 @ times TBD: Open Rehearsals and Sneak Peeks
    • Available to OP and Industry "Friends," an intimate and exclusive look at new work in process
  • JUNE 15, 2018 @ 8pm: The Orchard Project Presents Charles Busch
    • Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs
  • JUNE 22, 2018 @ 8pm: The Orchard Project Cabaret
    • Saratoga Arts Center
    • presenting selections from new work created in residence at the Orchard Project
  • JUNE 23-24, 2018 @ times TBD: Open Rehearsals and Sneak Peeks
    • Available to OP and Industry "Friends," an intimate and exclusive look at new work in process
  • JUNE 29, 2018 @ 8pm: The Orchard Project Presents the 2018 Gala Kabarett 
    • A special guest filled celebration, supporting the Orchard Project
    • Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs
  • JULY 6, 2018 @ 8pm: The Orchard Project Cabaret
    • Saratoga Arts Center
    • presenting selections from new work created in residence at the Orchard Project
  • JULY 7-8, 2018 @ times TBD: Open Rehearsals and Sneak Peeks
    • Available to OP and Industry "Friends," an intimate and exclusive look at new work in process

 

 

The heart of the Orchard Project is a lab program where artists and companies come from around the country to develop their next big idea. The artists and companies selected to participate in the 2018 Orchard Project lab program include:  

  • Manual Cinema (IL), working on its adaptation of Frankenstein, incorporating “laboratory" of cameras, overhead projectors, actors, and puppets with a live score for chamber ensemble;

  • The return of the The Red Trouser Show (MA), working on a theatrical version of their popular street performance show.

  • Longtime Tectonic Theater Project members Barbara Pitts McAdams (NY) and Jimmy Maize (NY), creating a new, open-source play about the Second Amendment;

  • Writer Henry Wishcamper (IL) and director Elizabeth Dinkova (NY) working on Wishcamper's play The Polish Play, A Mash-up Of Macbeth And Ubu Roi For This Moment In Time;

  • Longtime collaborators and downtown NY mainstays Steve Zehentner (NY) and Penny Arcade (NY), developing their newest work Old Queen (working title);

  • Musical theatre team Zoe Sarnak and Emily Kaczmarek (NY) working on their dystopian action musical, Afloat;

  • Royal & Derngate’s (UK) commission of The Gin Craze, with writer April De Angelis and director Michael Oakley working on their new play about lawless London in the 19th Century;

  • Performance artist and singer Joseph Keckler (NYC), developing Let Me Die, an amalgamation of original work and operatic death scenes culled from the canon;

  • Witness Relocation (NYC) is developing a new duet, featuring Artistic Director Dan Safer and company member A. Andreas, about what happens in a hotel rooms;

  • Jack Bartholet (NY), developing a new solo cabaret featuring songs of resistance and reinterpreted tunes of today. Collaborating with director and Orchard Project Director of Cabaret Julian Fleisher, Musical Director Yasuhiko Fukuoka (NY), and Video Artist Sarah Zucker (LA);

  • Fiasco Theater (NY), working on a new reimagining of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera;

  • UNIVERSES (NY), the poetic theater music ensemble, will working on their play Unison;

  • Heidi Armbruster (NY), in partnership with director (and Orchard Project Artistic Director) Ari Edelson, will be working on her play Mrs. Christie, the story of Agatha Christie's ten day disappearance in 1926, told in the style of Mrs. Christie's work;

  • En Garde Arts (NY) commissioned playwright Andrea Thome (NY), composer Sinuhé Padilla Isunza (NY), and director José Zayas (NY), to craft a new theatrical work drawn from interviews with undocumented immigrants;

  • Roundabout Theatre Company's (NY) Space Jam program - a playwright support initiative - working with playwrights Alex Lubischer, Jiehae Park, and Ming Peiffer;

  • Autobiographical solo performer Ryan J. Haddad (NY) returning the the OP to collaborate with composer/vocalist Trevor Bachman and director and Orchard Project Director of Cabaret Julian Fleisher on Haddad's debut cabaret piece, Falling for Make Believe;

  • Writer/Director West Hyler (NY) will be working with juggler/actor/singers to create a musical about math and physics; 

  • TONY-Award Winner Tonya Pinkins (NY) will be working on two plays in a cycle which will include other writers under the title Truth and Reconciliation between Women; a vision for planetary healing.

  • Writers Jennifer Crittenden & Gabrielle Allan (CA) work on the musical Hollywood Romance in collaboration with director Kristin Hanggi (NY);

  • Dan Kitrosser (NY) working with director and Orchard Project Core Company Director Sherri Eden Barber on his play Old Forever New Things, a *very* modern comedy of manners;

  • Lastly, members of the new Orchard Project NYC Greenhouse will be continuing to develop work created through a year long program that supports new collaborations both in New York City and Saratoga Springs. The 2018 NYC Greenhouse members are: Alexander Borinsky, Emily Feldman, Leigh Fondakowski, Jeremy O Harris, Lubdub Theatre Co. (including Caitlin Nasema Cassidy, Geoff Kanick, Miranda Rose Hall, Robert Duffley), Whitney Mosery, Abby Rosebrock, Heath Saunders, Angela Sclafani, Celine Song, Zack Zadek, and Greenhouse Curator Mary Birnbaum.

The Orchard Project’s theater program is a laboratory for theatre artists and companies to innovate, develop, and refine new shows. The program will run from June 1 - July 23, 2018; the theater lab will run through July 9 and the new episodic lab for new TV show development will run from July 10 - 23. Episodic participants will be announced soon. Past productions developed at the Orchard Project have gone on to be performed on Broadway and around the globe for more than two million people, winning every theater award from TONY® to OBIE to Oliviers, and being turned into acclaimed films.