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A Night of Extraordinary Risk: Corpse Backpack
A Tucked Away Space
New York, NY
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A Night of Extraordinary Risk: Corpse Backpack
Pipeline Theatre Company is pleased to present our first ever Night of Extraordinary Risk, a new program from the PlayLab. Each year, the current PlayLab Class will select an existing folk story, myth, or fairytale from which they will draw inspiration to collaboratively build an original play.

For the inaugural year of the program, the Class of 2018 selected the classic Indian folk tale, Baital Pachisi. The tale features a prideful king, a dubious sorcerer, a back-latching ghoul, innumerable daughters, and absolutely no sons. Join the PlayLab class of 2018 for a grand experiment in playmaking; a night of riddles, mystery, and, as always, a touch of magic.

The PlayLab Class of 2018
Rick Burkhardt, J. Julian Christopher, Amy Gijsbers van Wijk, Jae Kramisen,
K.T. Looney, Divya Mangwani, Matt Minnicino

Jaki Bradley & Tom Costello*

Deepali Gupta & Nate Weida*

Set Design: Christopher Bowser*
Lighting Design: Scot Gianelli
Costume Design: Haydee Zelideth
Stage Management: Shayna Penn

Jermaine Golden, Liz Leimkuhler, Erik Olson*, Arshia Panicker, Omen Sade, Jennifer Tsay+

*Pipeline Ensemble Member
+Member of Actors Equity Association - AEA Approved Showcase

Through a year-long series of monthly meetings, the PlayLab serves as a workshop for 6-8 playwrights annually to build new plays with constructive feedback from other playwrights, directors, and the artistic staff of Pipeline. Throughout the course of the season, the PlayLab presents their work to the public twice, at "A Night of Extraordinary Risk" in November and at "A Week of Extraordinary Risk" in June. The "Week of Extraordinary Risk" (previously titled the "Bonfire Series") is the culminating event of the PlayLab and features staged readings of full-length plays developed over the course of the year by each writer.

Together, our Extraordinary Risk programs exemplify Pipelines mission to challenge artists to go as far as they can dream, and then perhaps to push even further. Our PlayLab was designed to give artists a space and time to create, completely free from logistical and financial concerns; to authentically build the wild plays they imagine. The Extraordinary Risk programs are therefore our opportunity to invite our whole community in on this thrilling, rewarding, and courageous process.

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A Tucked Away Space (View)
915 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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