A Season-by-Season Rundown of our 16 Years Rousing the Rabble

season #16    
 2018 - 2019

Sept/Oct 2018 --  FAHRENHEIT 451  by Ray Bradbury

Oct/Nov 2018 -- world debut of  MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN & HELL by Si Kahn

Feb 2019 -- world debut of  TALES OF THE DRIVEN  written & directed by Kurt Schneiderman*

Mar/April 2019 --  AFTER THE FALL  by Arthur Miller  (in collaboration with Post Industrial Productions)

June 2019 --  LAYLA'S ROOM  by Sabrina Mahfouz  (9th installment of our "Subversive Youth Series")

July/Aug 2019 -- the North America premiere of  BLOOD STAINED T-SHIRT  by Tim Joyce*

                            (presented as part of the 2019 Buffalo "infringement" Festival)    

season #15    
 2017  - 2018

Sept/Oct 2017 --  IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE  by Sinclair Lewis

Nov 2017 -- regional debut of  HONKY  by Greg Kalleres  (8th installment of our Black Power Play Series)

Jan/Feb 2018 -- marking the 20th anniversary of  HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE  by Paula Vogel

                           (winner of the Artie Award for "Outstanding Actor" for John Profeta)

Mar 2018 -- regional debut of   THE NANCE  by Douglas Carter Beane

Apr/May 2018 --  THE FULL MONTY  by Terrence McNally

June 2018 --  SLUT  by Katie Cappiello  (8th installment of our Subversive Youth Series

July/Aug 2018 -- world debut of   CINDERELLA X  by Kurt Schneiderman* for Buffalo "infringement" Festival

season #14    
 2016  - 2017

Sept/Oct 2016 --  URINETOWN: the musical  by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis

Nov/Dec 2016 --  ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST  by Dale Wasserman

Dec 2016 --  world debut of  WE THREE  by Michelle Denton*

Feb/Mar 2017 --  STOP KISS  by Diana Son

Apr/May 2017 --  world debut of  THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN  by Gary Earl Ross*
                                (7th installment of our Black Power Play Series)

June/July 2017 --  RADIUM GIRLS  by D.W. Gregory  (7th installment of our Subversive Youth Series)

season #13   
 2015  - 2016

Sept/Oct 2015 --  SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE  adapted for the stage by Eric Simonson

Nov/Dec 2015 -- world debut of  JOE HILL'S LAST WILL  by Si Kahn  
                           
(10th installment of our Workers' Power Play Series)

Jan/Feb 2016 --  KEELY AND DU  by Jane Martin

Mar/Apr 2016 --  world debut of  THE MARK OF CAIN  by Gary Earl Ross*  

                            Artie Award winner "Outstanding New Play" and "Outstanding Actor" for Lawrence Rowswell*  
                            
(6th installment of our Black Power Play Series)

June/July 2016 --  JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG  by Abby Mann  
                             
(in collaboration with/at the New Phoenix Theatre)

June/July 2016 --  AKEELAH AND THE BEE  adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West  

                              (6th installment of our Subversive Youth Series)

July/Aug 2016 --  TOO BIG TO FAIL  by Michael Fanelli  (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival) 

season #12   
 2014  - 2015

Sept/Oct 2014 --  THE GRAPES OF WRATH  adapted for the stage by Frank Galati

Oct/Nov 2014 -- regional debut of  END DAYS  by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Dec 2014 -- world debut of  THE GUNS OF CHRISTMAS  written & directed by Gary Earl Ross*
                   
(winner of the Artie Award for "Outstanding New Play")

Feb/Mar 2015 --  WHITE BOY OTHELLO  adapted from Shakespeare by Kurt Schneiderman*

                            (5th installment of our Black Power Play Series)

Mar/Apr 2015 -- regional debut of WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE 

            WHO LOVE THEM  by Christopher Durang  

May 2015 -- world debut of  THE UN-AMERICAN  adapted for the stage by Anna Kay France
                    from the Book by Emanuel "Manny" Fried 
(9th installment of our Workers' Power Play Series)

June 2015 --  EMOTIONAL CREATURE  by Eve Ensler  (5th installment of Subversive Youth Series)

July/Aug 2015 --  RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco  (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival) 

season #11  
 2013 - 2014

Sept/Oct 2013 --  THE LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER  
                                
by Carson Krietzer

Nov 2013 --  THE SHAPE OF THINGS  by Neil LaBute

Dec 2013 -- regional debut of  YOU CAN'T GET A DECENT MARGARITA AT THE
        NORTH POLE
  by Matt Hanf

Jan/Feb 2014 --  THE MOUNTAINTOP  by Katori Hall  (4th installment of our Black Power Play Series)

Apr/May 2014 --  A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE  by Arthur Miller
                           
winner of the Artie Award for "Outstanding Ensemble"  (8th edition of Workers' Power Play Series)

May/June 2014 --  DEATH AND THE MAIDEN  by Ariel Dorfman  
                               
(co-production with Raices Theatre Company)

June/July 2014 --  THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS  by Linda Daugherty  
                             
(4th installment of Subversive Youth Series)

July/Aug 2014 --  THE POLICE  by Slawomir Mrozek  (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival) 

season #10  
 2012 - 2013

Sept/Oct 2012 --  THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST  by Dario Fo

                              reprising Subversive's first ever production in celebration of our 10-year anniversary!

Nov/Dec 2012 --  RADIO T.B.S.  by Mark L. Smith  (co-production with Brazen Faced Varlets)

Jan/Feb 2013 -- ANGELS IN AMERICA: parts one & two  by Tony Kushner

                           winner of the Artie Award for "Outstanding Actor" for Brian Riggs as Prior Walter

March 2013 --  CLARENCE DARROW  by David W. Rintels

Apr/May 2013 --  ON THE WATERFRONT  by Budd Schulberg  
                             
co-production with/at New Phoenix Theatre  (7th installment of our Workers' Power Play Series)

May 2013 --  FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: Birmingham 1963  by Christina M. Ham  
                     
(3rd installment of our Black Power Play Series AND our Subversive Youth Series)

June/July 2013 --  SUBVERSIVE SHORTS 2013  America's one & only new political play showcase

July/Aug 2013 --  A MAN'S A MAN  by Bertolt Brecht  (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival) 

season #9  
 2011 - 2012

Sept/Oct 2011 --  MARAT/SADE  by Peter Weiss

Oct/Nov 2011 --  world debut of GREENSPAN AND THE TRILOBITES  by Michael Fanelli

Nov/Dec 2011 --  OCCUPY ANIMAL FARM  by Justin Karcher

Feb 2012 --  A RAISIN IN THE SUN  by Lorraine Hansberry

                    (2nd installment of our Black Power Play Series)

Mar/Apr 2012 --  AN ELEGY FOR STANLEY GORSKI  by Emanuel "Manny" Fried  
                            (6th installment of our Workers' Power Play Series)

Apr/May 2012 --  SPEED THE PLOW  by David Mamet

May Day 2012 --  CHE  by Mario Fratti  (11th annual installment of our May Day Staged Reading Series)
June/July 2012 --  BANG, BANG, YOU'RE DEAD  by William Mastrosimone
                             
(2nd installment of our Subversive Youth Series)

July/Aug 2012 --  SUBVERSIVE SHORTS 2012   America's only annual new political play showcase

season #8  
 2010 - 2011

Sept/Oct 2010 --  THE FURIES OF MOTHER JONES  by Maxine Klein

                              (5th installment of our Workers' Power Play Series)

Oct/Nov 2010 --  SUBVERSIVE SIGN POST UP AHEAD  adapted from iconic sci-fi tales

Dec 2010 --  A TOTALITARIAN CHRISTMAS  by Clinton Hours

Jan/Feb 2011 --  I AM A MAN  by OyamO  (1st installment of our Black Power Play Series)

Feb/Mar 2011 --  4:48 PSYCHOSIS  by Sarah Kane  

Mar/Apr 2011 --  INHERIT THE WIND  by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
                            (presented in co-production with/at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park)
                            winner of the Artie Award for "Outstanding Actor" for Gary Darling as Henry Drummond

May Day 2011 --  MARX IN BUFFALO  by adapted from "Marx in Soho" by Howard Zinn                                                       (10th annual installment of our May Day Staged Reading Series)

May 2011 --  TICK, TICK... BOOM!  by Jonathan Larsen  (1st installment of our Subversive Youth Series)

June/July 2011 --  SUBVERSIVE SHORTS 2011   America's only annual new political play showcase

July/Aug 2011 --  GUILLOTINE: Heads Will Roll!   written & directed by Joe Siracusa

                             (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival)

season #7 
 2009 - 2010

Sept 2009 --  TWILIGHT: Voices of the 1992 L.A. Riots  by Anna Deavere Smith

Oct/Nov 2009 --  WIDOWS  by Ariel Dorfman

Jan/Feb 2010 --  84: a Tribute to Dystopia  written & directed by Brian Zybala

Feb/Mar 2010 --  HARVEST  by Langston Hughes

Apr 2010 --  NECESSARY TARGETS  by Eve Ensler  (in partnership with Brazen-Faced Varlets)
May Day 2010 --  THE FURIES OF MOTHER JONES  by Maxine Klein 
                            
(9th annual installment of our May Day Staged Reading Series)

May/June 2010 --  I AM HAMLET  by written & directed by Joe Siracusa 

June/July 2010 --  SUBVERSIVE SHORTS 2010   America's only new political play showcase

July/Aug 2010 --  THE MOTHER   by Bertolt Brecht  (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival)

season #6 
 2008 - 2009

Sept 2008 --  PALACE OF THE END  by Judith Thompson
                     
Subversive Theatre's first ever performance in the Manny Fried Playhouse!

Oct/Nov 2008 --  THE DROP HAMMER  by Emanuel "Manny" Fried

Jan/Feb 2009 --  world debut of  OUROBOROS  conceived & directed by Brian Zybala*

Apr 2009 --  world debut of  WATERBOARDING BLUES  written & directed by Kurt Schneiderman*

Apr 2009 --  THE LARAMIE PROJECT  by Moises Kaufman  (in partnership with Daeman College)

Apr/May 2009 --  SUBVERSIVE SHORTS 2009   America's only new political play showcase
May Day 2009 --  DAYS OF THE COMMUNE  by Bertolt Brecht 
                           
(8th annual installment of our May Day Staged Reading Series)

May/June 2009 --  TWO ABSURD  a double-header of adsurdist plays by Eugene Ionesco & Slawomir Mrozek

July/Aug 2009 --  THE HAIRY APE  by Eugene O'Neill  (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival)

season #5 
 2007  - 2008

Jan/Feb 2008 --  WAITING FOR LEFTY  by Clifford Odets  (co-production with New Phoenix Theatre)
                            2nd installment of our Workers' Power Play Series
                            winner of the Artie Award for "Outstanding Production"

Mar 2008 --  regional debut of  MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE 
                      by Katherine Viner and Alan Rickman

Apr/May 2008 -- regional debut of  NICKEL AND DIMED   by Joan Holden
May Day 2008 --  THE MAN WHO NEVER DIED  by Barrie Stavis 
                           
(7th annual installment of our May Day Staged Reading Series)

July/Aug 2008 --  ...AND THEY PUT HANDCUFFS ON THE FLOWERS  
                                   
by Fernando Arrabal  (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival)

season #4 
 2006  - 2007

Jan 2007 --  world debut of  FOUNDATIONS  by Kurt Schneiderman  (at the New Phoenix Theatre)
                     1st installment of our Workers' Power Play Series

May Day 2007 --  SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER by Ariel Dorfman

                            (6th annual installment of our May Day Staged Reading Series)

June 2007 --  SUBVERSIVE SHORTS 2007   America's only political new play showcase

July/Aug 2008 --  THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE   by Bertolt Brecht  
                              
(for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival)

season #3 
 2005  - 2006

Sept 19, 2005 --  BURY THE DEAD  by Irwin Shaw  (at Buffalo's Unitarian Universalist Church)
                            part of the nationwide "Bury the Dead" Anti-war Project

Nov 2005 --  SUBVERSIVE SHORTS 2005 1st edition of America's only new political play showcase

Mar 11th, 2006 --  WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ   by Simon Levy  (at Hallwalls' Screening Room)

May Day 2006 --  THE WAITING FOR LEFTY   by Clifford Odets  
                             
(5th annual installment of our May Day Staged Readings)

July/Aug 2006 --  SINCERITY FOREVER   by Mac Wellman  (for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival)