Springboard Season Schedule
Membership Tickets can be used at any of these performances.
A Festival of New Works
February 24 - April 15
The Springboard Season is full of work proposed and produced by local artists. Every weekend features a different work, and it’s a staple of our commitment to community outreach, allowing new artists to emerge and showcase their efforts! It's a first peek at work that is in development and a chance to see the creative process at work.
Tennessee Williams: Singular First Person
April 7 & 8 at 7 pm
Adapted and performed by Jeffrey Ouellette, “Tennessee Williams: Singular First Person” is an autobiographical view of the playwright’s personal life and public persona, as told through his published letters and memoirs. Unbridled and uncensored, Williams’ exuberance in triumph and endurance through failure are the hallmarks of his life and his theatre “assuming there is much difference between them.”
*Audience cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 18. Content includes strong language, sexual situations and drug use.
Past shows this season:
With Apologies to Will: Riffs on The Bard
February 24 at 7 pm
The Blue Cow Group presents six short plays that are inspired by or riffs on a few of Shakespeare’s most
well known plays.
The Wizard of Arden or If You Don’t Like It by Elaine Brousseau - Silvius, the lovesick shepherd from As You Like It, unexpectedly encounters Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Forest of Arden. Has Silvius also encountered a solution to his marital woes?
Assisted Living by Elaine Brousseau - It’s a challenge to care for aging parents, especially those with dementia. What might be taking place offstage during Act 1 of King Lear?
Ghosted by Martha Douglas Osmundson - A veteran actor and a younger woman at the start of her career have to face their shared regrets as they are cast in Hamlet.
Mickey and Beth Go to Scotland! by Martha Douglas Osmundson - Watch in horror as this fiercely ambitious American couple claw their way to the top of a land they know nothing about!
Donkeyskin by Rosa Nguyen - Midsummer Night’s Dream inspires this story of a young Asian girl from Rhode Island facing the dehumanization of racism. In a play spanning her past, present and future, she learns to stand up for herself, the underdonkey.
The Diggers of Elsinore by Kay Bullard - The two clowns (gravediggers) of Hamlet believe a curse has befallen Elsinore and thy curse’s name is Hamlet. What shall they do?
Pun'd-It! A Pun Competition
March 3 at 7 pm
Pun'd-It! A pun competition hosted by Eden Casteel with The Dad Jokes barbershop quartet. Come compete in or listen to some fun, fast-paced word play! Pun'd-It was proposed by Josh Daly.
Exquisite Corpse: Romeo & Juliet
March 10 at 7 pm
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, half remembered, haphazardly assembled, and loosely improvised.
Exquisite Corpse is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled, each collaborator adding to the composition in sequence. Multiple authors re-write Romeo and Juliet one scene at a time, entirely from memory. Valiant actors use their improvisation skills to keep the script coherent as the show unfolds before a live audience.
Just Another Cabaret
March 17 at 7 pm
They're back! Off Off Broadway's Agnes and Ruby return to the stage for one night only! Join them for a night of their favorite songs, scenes and reminiscing of what it was like to be both on and off stage together as best friends.
(A fully improvised musical cabaret with Sophia Pearson & Christine Green)
Daring Theater: A Showcase of Women Musical Composers
March 24 at 7 pm
Join Through the Glass Theatre Ensemble as we celebrate the diverse musical styles, narratives & characters coming from the women composers of the musical theater world. In the history of Broadway composers, women have been underrepresented and we wish to lift them up! Composers such as Jeanine Tesori, Lucy Simon, Mary Rodgers and Sara Bareilles will be highlighted in this zany cabaret-style performance!
Augmentative and Alternative Improvisation
March 31 at 7 pm
Augmentative and Alternative Improvisation by Alyssa Zisk: Most improvisers speak, though we don't only speak. Augmentative & Alternative Improvisation plays with and around other ways we can communicate on stage, technology included!