Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Lineup for Spark Theatre Festival NYC
Coming Out, the Musical from Emerging Artist Theatre's Fall New Works Series 2022 at TADA Theater
Coming Out, the Musical from Emerging Artist Theatre's Fall New Works Series 2022 at TADA Theater

New York, NY – Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) is kicking off their 30th anniversary season by changing the name of its bi-annual New Work Series to Spark Theatre Festival NYC. The festival will run from March 6 – 26 at the 28th Street Theater (TADA! Theater) in New York, NY. The lineup includes seven new musicals, 34 dance pieces, five solo shows, and thirteen short and full-length plays. Tickets range between $20-$35 and go on sale next week at www.emergingartiststheatre.org.

WEEK ONE – Monday, March 6 at 7pm 

Penny Penniworth by Chris Weikel, directed  by Mark Finley 

Tuesday, March 7 at 7pm

Elephant Girls by Carl Gonzales, directed by Derek Jamison 

Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm 

30th Anniversary EATfest, featuring short plays by Andrea Alton, Jon Spano, and Chris Weikel

Thursday, March 9 at 7pm

30th Anniversary EATfest featuring short plays by Marc Castle, Audrey Cefaly, Larry Harris, Kerri Kochanski, and Chris Widney

Friday, March 10 at 7pm

Frankenstein Meets the Parents by Bambi Everson

Hanger-On, choreographed and performed by Bethey Ruble and Hanna Golden 

Runaway Dance, choreographed by Anne Parichon-Buoncore 

hey. it's over now., choreographed and performed by Lil Aronoff 

Friday, March 10 at 9pm

My True Love! A Perfect Musical Fairytale by Ben Boecker 

Saturday, March 11 at 7pm

The Legacy by Janet Sarno, directed by Elowyn Castle  

Drifting, choreographed by Chiemi Ip 

Saturday, March 11 at 9pm

Movement II, presented by Chutzpah Dance and guest artists 

Showgirl Interrupted by Francine Daveta and Stephen Ruddy

Sunday, March 12 at 2pm

Hidden in the Spotlight, choreographed by Emma Elsmo 

‘HAL RAISES HELL IN A HELL'S KITCHEN KITCHEN’ by Nick DeSimone, directed by Amy Wright 

Sunday, March 12 at 5pm  

STALLED by Kyle Mazer, directed by Bibiana Torres

Sunday, March 12 at 7pm 

Eyes on the Flag, written and directed by Katie Casebolt


WEEK TWO – Monday, March 13 at 7pm 

Claymont by Kevin Brofsky, directed by Derek Jamison 

Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm 

The Shame Project, written and performed by Victor Verhaeghe, directed by Kristin Hanggi

Wednesday, March 15 at 7pm 

Macha, book and lyrics by Maria Elizabeth White, music and lyrics by Anna Marcus-Hecht, directed by Thalia Ranjbar 

Thursday, March 16 at 7pm

Queer Noise, curated Lavy/VERBAL ANIMAL 

Fashioned Creature, choreographed by Sammie Murray, composed by Maverik Leslie 

Friday, March 17 at 7pm

Signal Lost, choreographed by Laura Ardner 

We Out Here, written and directed by Samantha O’Brochta 

Friday, March 17 at 9pm

While I was Homegrowing, choreographed by Lucia Gagliardone 

Troubleshooting, written and composed by John Carroll, performed by The Quarry Project 

Saturday, March 18 at 7pm

Kodoku, choreographed by Mayu Nakaya

Pass the Potatoes, choreographed by Heather Dutton 

THROWING STUDY, choreographed by Hannah Lieberman in collaboration with Stephanie Schramm 

Change, directed by Rebecca Allen, choreographed by Maddison Clay 

Saturday, March 18 at 9pm 

Praxiteles, choreographed by Leigh Ann Gann

The N Trail by Philip C. Hall, directed by KM Jones

Sunday, March 19 at 2pm

Ink & Paint by Danielle E. Moore, directed by Bailey Nassetta

Rush – Movement, Music, Momentum by Johnny Butler, Lane Gifford, Faustine Lavie, Jordan Moredechai, Caleb Patterson, and Robert Rubama

Sunday, March 19 at 5pm

Confessions of a Serial Dater by Temese Chavis and Dawnita Spencer 

Sunday, March 19 at 7pm 

on being, choreographed by Taylor Hollingsworth in collaboration with Maya Lam 

Watching It Unfold by the Terre Dance Collective 


WEEK THREE – Monday, March 20 at 7pm 

Transition, written, composed, and performed by Jermaine Rowe, directed by Ricardo Barrett 

Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm 

Echo: A Musical Quest by Deniz Demirkurt and Ella Sodam Yoon 

Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm 

sit under my skin, choreographed by Elizabeth Siani

bouquet, choreographed by Catherine Messina

Thursday, March 23 at 7pm 

take off the veil, choreographed and performed by Haley Morgan Miller 

Liliuokalani, choreographed by Lili Tewes 

journey, choreographed Kate Binder with musical artists Jess Jones, Rob Flax, and more 

Thursday, March 23 at 9pm 

AITQR DISPLACED 2023, written and directed by Carrie Beehan, music direction by Charles Duke 

Friday, March 24 at 7pm

My Apocalypse, co-directed by Mimi Doan and Cole Stapleton 

You’re Not Allowed to Ask Me That, written and performed by Jake Alexander, directed by Hayley Moir 

Friday, March 24 at 9pm 

Dark Forest by Cherri Nelle Thompson in collaboration with the Company Dancers of SHIFT, Dance. Arts. & Media. 

Maybe You Just Think They’re Handsome by Jason Buchel 

Double Bind, choreographed and performed by Sara Pizzi and Aika Takeshima (sarAika) 

Saturday, March 25 at 7pm 

RETROSPECTRAL, directed and choreographed by Nadia Khayrallah and Whitney Janis

Mother Nature’s Bitch, choreographed by Caroline Alter 

Sunday, March 26 at 2pm

Will Wilson Saves the World: A New Musical, book and lyrics by Lyndsey Chance, music by Michelle Lugo, directed by Kristy Thomas 

Sunday, March 26 at 5pm

Nirmale | Shymale: The dualities within, choreographed and conceptualized by Aparna Shankar and Meghana Murthy with Sri Thina Subramaniam 

Three Salt Three Sesame, choreographed by Rachel Lieblein-Jurbala 

everyday&everynight, choreographed by Garet Wierdsma 

Sunday, March 26 at 7pm

The Intermission, choreographed by Sophie Gray-Gaillard and Olivia Passarelli 

Unrequited Headbang, choreographed by Natalie Long 

Speed Dating, written and directed by Curt Strickland 


Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Works Series began in 2006 and focuses on new works, new talents, and new voices. Since its inception, numerous musicals, plays, solo shows, and dance pieces that were workshopped at the series have gone on to have full productions at the Edinburgh Fringe, NYMF, FringeNYC & Encores, Off-Broadway, as well as National and International productions.