thrilled to be in residency at beach64retreat in far rockaway july 26 – 28.
grateful for the fellow artists-as-entrepreneurs i met at NYFA learning’s boot camp in saratoga springs july 11 – 14.
I am participating in LMCC’s Open Studios as part of the 2019 River to River festival.
Fri June 21 6 – 9pm
Sat June 22 1 – 8pm
101 Greenwich 15th Floor in the FiDi
Golnar Adili, Jennifer Bartlett, Eliza Bent, Keisha Bush, André Daughtry, Jonathan González, Zac Hacmon, Terrance James Jr., NIC Kay, Ying Liu, Asif Mian, Kenneth Pietrobono, Orlando Tirado, and Zhiyuan Yang
I am also performing in LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR by Chana Porter and directed by Tara Ahmadinejad in a production produced by New Georges at the Flea running now through June 30.
I’m performing in LUNCH BUNCH through May 28 w/ Clubbed Thumb at the Wild Project
written by Sarah Einspanier
directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
May 17 – May 28, 2019
Seven public defenders on a quest for crumbs of joy.
with Eliza Bent, Ugo Chukwu, Irene Sofia Lucio, Keilly McQuail, Nana Mensah, Jon Norman Schneider, Mike Shapiro and Julia Sirna-Frest
sets by Jean Kim
costumes by Alice Tavener
lights by Oona Curley
sound by Ben Vigus
props by Raphael Mishler
production stage manager Alex Williamson
Bonnie’s Last Flight opens next month and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Directed by Annie Tippe, the cast includes Barbara Walsh (Falsettos, Company) as Jan, Ceci Fernandez (Tiny Beautiful Things) as LeeAnne, Federico Rodriguez (The Hotel Colors) as Co-Pilot, Greig Sargeant (Elevator Repair Service, Target Margin Theater) as Greig, Sam Breslin Wright (Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play; The Temperamentals) as Pilot and a special appearance of Bent as Mark Twain and Foxy Le Corgi as Bonnie.
The production team includes Meredith Ries (scenic design), Oona Curley (lighting design), John Gasper (sound design), David Pym (video design), Heather McDevitt Barton (costume design), Rhys Roffey (props design), Bob Brownell (production stage manager), Emma Johnson (production manager), Megan Lang (master electrician), Caroline Gart (producer) and Ryan Gedrich (producer).
Direct flights are available at three levels: $75 First Class includes priority boarding, premium reserved seats, and, for those 21 years-old and over, a complimentary beverage; $40 Comfort Plus includes priority boarding, reserved seats, and a complimentary snack; $25 Economy are general admission tickets and are the last to board but the first in the kingdom of bargains!
my play Indeed, friend! is having a workshop production (!)
September 12 – 15 at the Robert Moss Theater, Playwrights Downtown (440 Lafayette)
Playwrights Horizons Theater School & Clubbed Thumb present a workshop production of
by Eliza Bent
directed by Knud Adams
featuring Arjun Biju, Misha Brooks, Guillermo Contreras, Tori Khalil, Allegra Leal, April Matthis and Sangi Varsano.
set & props by Andrew Moerdyk, costumes by Avery Reed, lights by Abby Wang, sound by Renee Yeong, stage manager Lauren Fitzgerald Veit, asst director Jack Serio
September 12 – 15, 2018
Wednesday Sept 12 at 8pm
Thursday Sept 13 at 8pm
Friday Sept 14 at 3pm
Friday Sept 14 at 8pm
Saturday Sept 15 at 3pm
Saturday Sept 15 at 8pm
all performances at the Robert Moss Theater, Playwrights Downtown, 440 Lafayette Street
A few things!
My play The Beyoncé is happening through Aug 18!
Based on Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Fiancée,” with a nod to Queen Bey, The Beyoncé is a sharp and personal coming-of-age conundrum produced by Adjusted Realists. With her wedding around the corner, Nadia is terrified to discover that her heart doesn’t want what it obviously should want: a decent husband and a stable, small town family life. She instead fantasizes about running off to the bright lights of the big city, immersing in counterculture, and leaving her family to fend for their own little existences. Is this a selfish daydream or a full-body call to adventure that must be answered?
By Eliza Bent
Directed by Stephen Kaliski
Starring Rolls Andre, Andrea Aranguren, Maggie Low*, Jeremiah Maestas,*
Roger Manix, Rachel McPhee*, & Regan Sims
Scenic Design Sam Transleau
Lighting Design Jessica Greenberg
Costume Design William Mellette
Music & Sound Design Andrew Lynch
More info and tickets here!
I am directing an original piece with UYT at Abrons on Aug 16!
We’ve all been on a subway platform waiting for a train that just doesn’t come. But guess what: The New York City Transit Authority has a new president. Can he save our crumbling system? A Light at the End of the Tunnel is a new musical about the state of the MTA. Tickets are free.
A Light at the End of the Tunnel
written and directed by Eliza Bent
featuring the teenagers of Abrons Arts Center’s UYT (Urban Youth Theatre)
Aug 16 at 2:30pm and 7pm at Abrons Arts Center’s Experimental Theatre
More info and tickets here!