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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater

Inside Look Workshops

…and the horse you rode in on

June 20-22, 2019

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

by Zach Helm
Directed by Kate Whoriskey

Featuring: Victor Almanzar, Joshua Boone, Alejandro Hernandez, Adriane Lenox, Reynaldo Pinella, Noah Robbins, Cesar J. Rosado, Constance Shulman

...and the horse you rode in on tells the story of Ben, a young hacktivist. Federally incarcerated for digital civil-disobedience, Ben attempts to bring the entire US Judiciary to its knees from inside prison as a warning on totalitarianism... all while his mother, in scant visits, attempts to negotiate for his freedom and mental health. It is the first of a proposed five play cycle drawn as an analog of real events of the past decade that expose the state of international espionage and the human lives it has torn apart.

The Best We Could (a family tragedy)

July 25-27, 2019

In the Susan Stein Shiva Theater

By Emily Feldman
Directed by Daniel Aukin 

A daughter’s road trip with her father becomes a theatrical journey across more than just state lines. This funny, wise, and heartbreaking debut from an exciting new writer will be brought to vibrant life by director Daniel Aukin (Broadway’s Fool for Love, Powerhouse’s The Fortress of Solitude).