Vassar College has its lineup for the 37th annual Powerhouse Theater Season, which features a slate of musical and play workshops, readings, and performances by the Training Company. As part of the season, Broadway alum Mimi Quillin (Sweet Charity), and real-life Broadway couple Ariella Serur (1776) and Sav Souza (1776) will present new works for development.
Comprising the line-up of musical workshops are Truth Future Bachman's Skyward: An Endling Elegy (July 7-9) and Ariella Serur and Sav Souza's We Start in Manhattan: A New Queer Musical (July 14-15), which they worked on while performing together in the recent Broadway revival of 1776.
Play workshops will include Mimi Quillin's Call Fosse at the Minskoff (July 20-23) in which she performs as both Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, Bill Barclay's The Chevalier (July 22) about historical figure Joseph Bologne, and Peggy Stafford's puppet theatre adaptation of the novel Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy (July 28-30), presented in partnership with The Tank.
Additionally, readings will also be held of Canaan Unremembered by Judson Jones (June 25), birthday birthday birthday by Johnny G. Lloyd (June 30), and Useful People by Peter Gil-Sheridan (July 2). Rounding out the season will be free performances of the Training Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream adapted and directed by Doug Paulson (July 14-16), Macbeth directed by Caley Chase (July 21-23), and Real Human Beings, conceived by members of the company and composed by its director Max Reuben, July 6, 13, 20, and 27. It will close out with July 29's New Works Play Festival of pieces written and directed by members of the Training Company.
Additional projects and casting will be announced at a later date.