All Guts and Some Glory
Come one, come all! Step right up to see The Velodromes’ can’t miss performance on May 15th at 7pm! This pay-what-you-will event is a scene competition featuring work by resident playwright W. M. Akers, seasoned playwrights Emily Daly and Robert Zander Norman, and (in their Squeaky Bicycle playwrighting debut) Jeff Johnson and Bill Kozy!
Join us for a Monday to remember as we see these playwrights battle to the death– or just battle for a respectable bar tab. Either way, the night is sure to be full of laughter and possibly tears. The best part is that we need YOU to be the judge! Click Here to reserve your seats now!
Join us for our 2016-2017 Season!
Here’s what’s coming:
October – The Unconventional Convention
Squeaky Bicycle is proud to present our first ever public performance by the Squeaky Bicycle Resident Velodrome Company. The Unconventional Convention features brand new Short Plays, featuring the work of our resident playwrights, and more. In spite of their length (and true to Squeaky Bike form), these plays tackle critical subjects in big and daring ways.
Find out more about The Velodrome Company here
January 23 – 2017 Reading Lab
Our Reading Lab supports our mission by providing playwrights with a safe space for collaboration and development. It allows us to provide playwrights not just with the opportunity to see their work produced, but to see it elevated.
The Reading Lab program consists of a number of developmental steps culminating in an Equity Staged Reading followed by a talk back during which the playwright solicits feedback from the audience and actors that will help him/her with further revisions.
In the six years since its inception, the Reading Lab has led to 6 successful productions of powerful new plays (with a seventh – Dead Man’s Dinner – coming later this year, and an eighth on the books for the 2017-2018 season!)
March 23-April 9 – Dead Man’s Dinner by W.M. Akers
Another Squeaky Bike world premiere, written by Resident Playwright W.M. Akers and developed through our 2016 Reading Lab –
After ten years of siege, three women are trapped in the middle of the most dangerous war zone in the world: the Upper West Side. In a frigid rent-stabilized apartment, Olympia and her daughter Petra have spent years surviving any way they can. When Petra falls in love with Jackie, an injured soldier, their food supplies are stretched to the limit. As death creeps closer, each woman will be torn between love and hunger—and hunger always wins.
Dates TBA – Guts & Glory
A quarterly event featuring our resident Velodrome company!
It’s a battle royale: Participants compete with scenes, and are judged by the audience to determine the Grand Champion of each themed theatrical event. Champions get to pick the next event theme, and get fabulous prizes, not to mention GLORY. Participating short pieces will be judged on originality, collaboration, entertainment value, and overall cojones. Stay tuned here and on social media for date announcements!