In March, Angie Tenant, Lyto Triantafyllidou, Nick Chris, Noa Egozi, Patrick Horn and Allan Staples stood before a rapt crowd at New Challenge Pitch Day and submitted their idea for a theater company dedicated to community engagement.
Now, just three months later, the New School for Drama students—known collectively as Second Circle Theatre Company—are opening their first season. It opens with productions of Shooting Rats by Peter Turrini and Miss Margarida’s Way by Roberto Athayde—two plays that explore the issue of personal identity.
The productions take place at The Bridge at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St. on Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m. (Miss Margarida’s Way) and 8:30 p.m. (Shooting Rats). To purchase tickets and to see the full schedule, visit Brown Paper Tickets.
“Presenting two conflicting points of view on the same topic in repertoire, we are determined to establish a dialogue between the two shows,” the group said. “The audience, experiencing this topic in two distinctly different ways, now has an actual choice: to receive information passively or become actively involved.”
Second Circle Theatre Company is a collective of theatre artists who first met through the MFA program at The New School for Drama. They are focused on politically charged work, as they intend to incite dialogue among their audience and tackle the issue of passivity in American culture.