July 05 - July 31, 2022
Season 35
SEX, GRIFT AND DEATH
REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION
Our Mission

Potomac Theatre Project is an Off-Broadway powerhouse of veteran and emerging talent creating socially and politically acute theatre for the 21st century. In its 3 1/2 decades, the voices of PTP’s writers have addressed the necessity and difficulty of art, homelessness, censorship, pornography, AIDS, totalitarianism, apartheid and gender wars—always in passionate, deeply human terms. Playwrights whose work is often seen on the company’s stages include Howard Barker, Caryl Churchill, Harold Pinter and Neal Bell; recent seasons included Vaclav Havel & Bertolt Brecht.

Season 35
Steven Berkoff & Caryl Churchill's
SEX, GRIFT AND DEATH

LUNCH
by Steven Berkoff

*New York City Premiere*

A woman and man, (ostensibly) strangers, engage in a provocative encounter that forces them to recognize their loneliness. Sexy, rude and funny.

HOT FUDGE & HERE WE GO
by Caryl Churchill

“Suffice it to say that the characters in this brief, explosive work are on the gravy train…. rich in bracing theatrical bile.” Frank Rich NYTimes

Hot Fudge is an explosive short play about greed and self-invention – a bleak, black comedy.

“But what Churchill has written is a striking memento mori for an age without faith; and although her play is brief, that in itself evokes the idea that we are here for a short time and then are suddenly gone.” Michael Billington The Guardian

Here We Go is written in three brief scenes. The play drifts from conversations among mourners at a post-funeral party to the dying process of (possibly) the man mourned and finally a wordless sequence with a man and his caregiver.

 

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ATLANTIC THEATER - STAGE 2
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS

Potomac Theatre Project presents two evenings in repertory.

 

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Hauntings from Pandemics Past and Present
REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION

DOG PLAYS
by Robert Chesley

A VARIANT STRAIN
by Jonathan Adler and Jim Petosa

By a literary process of transcription, literally writing, the pairing of plays, juxtaposes an artifact of the AIDS epidemic (DOG PLAYS) with the COVID pandemic era (A VARIANT STRAIN) – the generation of gay men from the AIDS era collides with those of COVID.

The resulting work seeks to illuminate some truth about both. The past becomes a prologue to the present, revealing possibilities that can generate understanding and perhaps a moment of healing from their collision.

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