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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater


Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8pm

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes

Robert Merkin is the most successful junk bond trader in the business, and Everson Steel and United is his next target. He claims to be on the side of the people, but Thomas Everson and company would disagree.


PERFORMS: June 26 – 28, 2015

“Dexter” and Broadway alum Michael C. Hall, Tony® Award-winner Lena Hall and Derek Klena will headline a reading of the new musical 15 Minutes by Rick Elice, Hedwig composer Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz, directed by Trip Cullman.  The remainder of the cast includes Brandon EspinozaCarla Duren, Lulu Fall, Jahi Kearse. Molly PopeCondola Rashad, Steve Rosen, and Matt Saldivar.

Finn Wittrock, of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” HBO’s The Normal Heart, and Broadway’s recent Death of a Salesman revival, will star alongside Samantha Soule in a reading of Stephen Belber’s new play The Dizzy Little Dance Of Russell DiFinaldi directed by David Cromer.

The reading of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s new play Junk will feature Michael O’KeefeArmando RiescoStephen SpinellaJoey Slotnick, Michael Stuhlbarg, along with Gary Wilmes, Stephen Plunkett, Philip James Brannon, Michael Siberry, Kevin Isola, Hetienne Park, Annika Boras, Demosthenes Chrysan, Ted Koch, Dan Bittner, Ethan PhillipsJason Kolotouros and AJ Shively. Doug Hughes directs. 

The reading of Clare Barron’s a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl features Ashley Biel, Dylan Dawson, Susannah Flood, and Vella Lovell.  Stella Powell-Jones directs. 

The reading of Zayd Dohrn’s The Profane features Ramsey Faragallah, Lameece Issaq, Mahira Kakkar, Dariush Kashani, Dina Shihabi, and Sathya Sridharan.  Carolyn Cantor directs.