The Secret Theater, located at 44-02 23rd Street in Court Square, will host The Blueprint Project from May 21-24 at 8pm and May 25 at 3pm. The Blueprint Project is a “groundbreaking anthology” about four playwright’s take on the same script. “The resulting four scripts, while sharing the same plot structure, diverge powerfully from one another in style, milieu, and even genre,” according to the release.
Gideon Productions (NYIT Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play Award for Advance Man) proudly returns to Long Island City and the Secret Theatre – the site of its triumphant productions THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY and FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS (two New York Times Critic’s Picks; twice featured in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix) – for a groundbreaking anthology evening – THE BLUEPRINT PROJECT.
Gideon’s producers had a simple but unprecedented idea: approach four red-hot writers – Dan Kois (Senior Editor at Slate, author of Facing Future), Johnna Adams (acclaimed author of Gidion’s Knot and winner of the Princess Grace Fellowship), J. Holtham (2012 EST/Sloan Commissionee, Top Ten Finalist for the Industry Insider Screenplay Competition), and Mariah MacCarthy (Winner of the 2013 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award Associate Artistic Director of The Brick Theater, founder of Caps Lock Theatre) – give them all the same synopsis, and ask them to write a play from it. The resulting four scripts, while sharing the same plot structure, diverge powerfully from one another in style, milieu, and even genre. By testing the many paths playwrights can forge from the same storyline, THE BLUEPRINT PROJECT is a powerful celebration of each playwright’s unique voice.