[the claque] (Nick Leavens Founder/ Artistic Director), an arts and performance conglomerate, is announce the second annual QUICK AND DIRTIES (QuaDs): ideas are sexy, hosted at The Tank, NYC. These productions run on various days and times from April 6-May 20.
The QUICK AND DIRTIES is a developmental series geared towards providing emerging playwrights with a playground of collaborative energy. The goal of the series is to fully realize the ideas in new plays through professional collaboration in front of an audience.
The series is being fueled and funded by an IndieGogo campaign which can be found here: http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Quick-and-Dirties-ideas-are-sexy
With all of these new ideas and plays coming through, the theme of the shows is, "Ideas are sexy."
The Plays Include:
January 2nd (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/getcode.html?e_id=235089)
by J. Holtham
directed by Liz Carlson
April 6th @ 9:30 and April 8th @ 7:00
New Year's Eve. 1993. As a young couple takes their relationship to the next level, an unexpected visit from a mysterious stranger forces them to question fate, love, commitment and to face whatever the future may hold. A comedy about getting a second chance, the first time around.
by Braden LuBell
directed by Jeremy Bloom
April 20th @ 9:30 and April 22th @ 7:00
Noble/Birth is a romantic and family drama that follows a young man named Bix as he attempts to introduce the girl he loves into his secretive family. Set on a wealthy estate in Connecticut, ghosts weave their way through the proceedings, begging the question: Should we hold fast to our vision of the lives we want, or allow life to take its own course?
A Descent Stretch (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/getcode.html?e_id=235091)
by Mark Snyder
directed by Maryna Harrison
April 28th and 29th @ 7:00
Sasha Briar transforms herself into a self-help guru to battle the lost ladies who lunch in a suburban Indianapolis mall. A new comedy about lipo, power circles, and the delicious thrill of victimhood.
Anne & Ada (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/getcode.html?e_id=235093)
by Rachel Bonds
Directed by Linsay Firman
May 6th @ 7:00 and 9:30
After the sudden death of their parents, Anne and Ada are left to live alone in their childhood home. As Anne longs for the safety of childhood, Ada bristles under her new duties as caretaker. When a mysterious Visitor arrives, both sisters begin to imagine how life could be better without the other. . .
Bird and the Two Ton Weight (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/getcode.html?e_id=235097)
by Darcy Fowler
directed by Kareem Fahmy
May 11th and 13th @ 7:00
When her mother’s long lost journal mysteriously shows up at the door, Chelsea meets a young woman she never knew. While they confront tragedies both big and small, Chelsea looks to her mother for a way to move forward. But is there more to her journal than meets the eye? THE BIRD AND THE TWO-TON WEIGHT is the story of what happens when past and present collide; a story of hope, possibility, and finding strength in the most unlikely of places.
Unpleasant Men (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/getcode.html?e_id=235101)
by Alex Borinsky
directed by Nick Leavens
May 18th and 20th @ 7:00
It’s 1877, cusp of the modern world. Everything’s new. Two brothers and their dad lose everything and head to New York. Men are rich in this city, gin is smooth, mansions are fucking big, and there might be a revolution happening. There are also some quietly broken hearts. A play about manliness, graft, and ambition for three badass women.