The Vineyard Theatre (108 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003) has commissioned a slate of in person and streaming events as part of their Fall Forward Festival. Running October through December, 2021, the festival features a mix of live-in person, live virtual, filmed, and audio performances, some fully realized and some in process.
Aunt Lillian, written by Kirsten Childs and directed by Awoye Timpo is an audio musical available online until December 31 and delves into a story from Childs’ own life. When Aunt Lillian travels from North Carolina to Los Angeles to help care for Kirsten and her siblings, a battle of wills begins.
Maybe Dorothy Was Right, a short film from playwright and actress Ngozi Anyanwu (GOOD GRIEF), and director Alfonso Johnson features Ngozi as she takes us to the neighborhoods and theatres that have been part of her NYC journey. This film is available to view on the Vineyard website until December 31, 2021.
56 Flowers, written by Obie Award-winning composer Polly Pen and directed by Dustin Wills is a new musical, about a receptionist at a small animal hospital who finds herself drawn to the story of Carrie Jacobs-Bond, a relentlessly cheerful yet obstacle-prone early 20th century composer, whose heart-filled songs brought her fame and fortune. Performances are on October 24th and 25th.
In December, Madeline Sayet will put on a live, in person reading of The Fish, a new full-length play following two Mohegan-Jewish siblings on a search to find out what their ancestors never meant for them to know.
To learn more, go to: https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/fall-forward-festival/
The Vineyard Theatre
108 E 15th St.
New York, NY 10003