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Join us for a staged reading of a new play in development by Eric Conger in New York City.

Synopsis:  "The Park" tells the story of how a small town in Ohio is taken over by the development of a national park, and the repercussions for it's citizens.


When: Thursday, August 1st at 6PM and Friday, August 2nd at 6PM


Where: Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center 311 West 43rd Street, Studio 3, NY, NY 10036

Directed by Cady McClain.

Actors participating are: Stephen Schnetzer, Deidre Lovejoy, Pat McGuinness*, Mike Smith Rivera, Ryan Tramont, Carl Hallberg, Morgan Everitt, Tess Riley, Bill Timoney, Lynnette R. Freeman, and Dylan Carusona.

Stage directions read by Quinn Warren*.

Free but your donation to Axial is highly appreciated.

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SAFEHOUSE: The Axial Playwright Series

Join us for a full length reading of a new play in development followed by a guided moderation with Axial Associate Artistic Director Nate Flower and Artistic Director Cady McClain


Next up: Alice Eve Cohen's "In the Cervix of Other's," directed by Cady McClain

Synopsis:  Jessica is at her gynecological exam in 2018, during the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing, and simultaneously in 1991, during the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearing. Woven into this dark comedy is a mother-daughter tale, a true story of pharmaceutical corruption, and a woman urgently trying to find her voice. With emotional force and pointed wit, the play explores the many ways women are silenced, the misogyny tainting women’s healthcare, and the transcendent power of mother-daughter love. IN THE CERVIX OF OTHERS is a riveting journey, funny, painful, and absurd.


Winner, Jane Chambers Playwriting Award; Featured selection of the Women Playwrights International Conference Montréal; Finalist, Ashland New Plays Festival; Semifinalist, O’Neill National Playwriting Conference.


When: Saturday, September 7th 2:30-4:30PM

Where: St John's Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave, Pleasantville, NY

Suggested Donation: $20 adults, $10 students 


VISITING ACTORS HAVE INCLUDED: DaJuan Johnson ("Bosch"), Meredith Garretson ("The Offer"), Finnerty Steves ("Orange is the New Black"), Sean Weill ("Boardwalk Empire"), James Patrick Stuart ("The Villains of Valley View"), Tamara Braun ("Days of Our Lives"), Inga Cadranel ("General Hospital") Yoshi Sudarso ("Bullet Train"), Allison Daugherty Smith ("Madame Secretary"), Cliff Carpenter ("Synecdoche, New York"), Brian O'Neill ("Burn After Reading"), MacKenzie Lansing ("Mare of Easttown"), P.J. Sosko ("New Amsterdam")... 

VISITING PLAYWRIGHTS INCLUDE: Craig Lucas, Megan Moston-Brown, Carson Grace Becker, Katie Baldwin Eng, Thomas Coash, Scott Seifert, Christopher Goutman, Scott Sickles, Serena Norr, Lori Meyers, John Mabey, Chima Chikazunga, Jacquelyn Reingold, Youlim Nam, Jeff Gould, Val Stulman, Nanya Agrawal, John Patrick Bray, Brian Quirk, and Karin Diann Williams, Adam Rapp, Gina Gionfriddo, Jessica Dickey, Daniel Talbot ...

Axial Theatre and Honor Roll! announce Arts Partnership to further inclusion of women 40+ playwrights.  

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Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Accessibility

Axial Theater is committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone who walks through our doors feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability. 

We understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving arts theater and performance venue is the cross-pollination of creative/diverse programming, inclusive practices and strategies, and a diverse team of employees and volunteers who share in these values. 


Axial Theatre recognizes the company's historical positionality as a predominantly white and cisgendered space and is continuing to deepen our understanding of and commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Justice within our administrative staff and institution. We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive space for all individuals, including artists, staff, students, educators, audiences, and patrons, as we support artists at every level of their career to take risks and flourish safely in order to create new work. 

What Critics Say

“If you want to feel deep compassion, laugh with delight straight from the belly, cringe with recognition, and fill your senses with wonderful theater go and see the four one-act plays, Inside/Out. The acting will make you forget you are in a theater.”

– Cynthia Wetzler, New York Times

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