Studio X-hibition, New Play Development

Mon, 02/27/2017

Studio X-hibition, New Play Development 


Watch Me Jump

By Jeremy Gable

March 13, 2017 @ 7pm


On the eve of Game One of the WNBA playoffs, Audra Bee Mills is in line to not only be named the MVP, but to become the highest paid women's basketball player in the world. But when a violent scandal from her recent past emerges, potential triumph turns into an overnight struggle to realize what it truly means to be "the best".

Jeremy Gable is an England-born, Idaho-bred, Philadelphia-based playwright. He is the Resident Playwright for Sam Tower + Ensemble, was a Core  Playwright with InterAct Theatre Company, and is a proud alumnus of The Foundry: A Philadelphia Emerging Playwrights Lab. His work has been  presented at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and was a finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Terrence McNally  New Play Award, the Heideman Award, and InterAct Theatre's 20/20 Commission, as well as a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award and  PlayPenn, and a nominee for the Smith Prize for Political Theater. His works include full-length plays, one-acts, musicals, and adaptations. In Philadelphia, his plays have been seen at Philadelphia Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, and Plays & Players. Elsewhere, his work has been produced in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Beirut, and Twitter.




Jeremy is also the writer of D-Pad (Studio X-hibition 2015) and Bad Monster (Studio X-hibition 2013).


The Gap

By Emma Goidel

April 3, 2017 @ 7pm


Nicole tells her sister, Lee, she was abducted by aliens. Lee goes on a performance art journey to figure out why. The Gap brings them both closer to articulating the truth about that strange moment in their childhood that neither of them can exactly name.

A dark new comedy about trauma, art, and sisterhood that asks, what's ultimately worse: forgetting, or remembering?

Emma Goidel is a founding member of Orbiter 3, Philadelphia’s critically acclaimed producing playwrights collective, and a second-year member of the Ars Nova Play Group. Her plays include A Knee That Can Bend (Orbiter 3, nominated for seven 2016 Barrymore Awards), Local Girls (Azuka Theatre, 2015 Kilroys List Honorable Mention), We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Òran Mór in Glasgow, InterAct Theatre Company/Tiny Dynamite), and The Gap (development: Ars Nova, Labyrinth Theater Co., InterAct Theatre Co.; 2016 Kilroys List Honorable Mention). Emma was a 2016 finalist or the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist, and has received fellowships from the Playwrights Realm, InterAct Theatre Company, the Playwrights’ Center, and New York Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theater. In addition to Theatre Exile, InterAct, and Tiny Dynamite, her work has been developed locally at Philadelphia Theatre Company, UPenn, UArts, and the Foundry.

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history of walking

By James Ijames

June 5, 2017 @ 7pm


A Presidential election. 
Two terrorists fall in love and destroy things. 
A rich woman buys shoes and talks to Jesus. 
A gorilla and a political strategist have some fun.

This play explores the role of violence in our future as a culture and how we can discover the humanity of people we don't agree with.

James is a Philadelphia based actor and playwright. He has appeared regionally at The Arden Theatre Company, The Philadelphia Theatre Company,  The Wilma Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage and Interact Theatre Company. James is a founding member of Orbiter 3 Playwright Producing  Collective, a member of the InterAct Core Writers Group and a mentor for The Foundry. James’ plays include The Most Spectacularly Lamentable  Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Moon Man Walk, WHITE, Kill Move Paradise, The Threshing Floor, and Osiris:Redux. ...Miz Martha was developed  with PlayPenn and the Wilma Theater and received its world premiere with Flashpoint Theater. Moon Man Walk was world premiered with Orbiter 3 Playwright Collective. His play WHITE was apart of the 2015 PlayPenn New Play Conference and the 2015 Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival. James is a recipient of F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Artist, two Barrymores for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for Superior Donuts and Angels in America and a Barrymore for Best Direction of a Play for The Brother Size. Is an Independence Foundation Fellow and he is a 2015 Pew Fellow. James is the 2015 recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award for WHITE and the 2015 Kesselring Honorable Mention Prize for ... Miz Martha. He received a BA in Drama from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a MFA in Acting from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. James is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University and resides in South Philadelphia


James is also the writer of The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Studio X-hibition 2013, developed under the title A Thousand Kinds of Silence).