Saturday, April 18, 2015

What Happens Next

We have two performances coming up of our first touring production, What Happens Next. Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 1990s? Turn to pg. 18 to spray the mutant spiders with antifreeze, turn to pg. 47 to surrender to the arachnid hordes? What Happens Next (WHN) is basically the theatrical equivalent of a Choose Your Own Adventure book. We present a half-finished play and then ask you to tell us what should happen next. Then our playwright goes home and writes a brand-new scene based on your feedback.

This season's installment of WHN, Dual Acceptance by Alinah Vision (LaGuardia Arts '16), follows two high school seniors, Emma and Adam, who have decided to skip college and stay together after graduation. But when Adam discovers that overachieving Emma hasn't been entirely honest with him, will their future lead them down different paths? Once again, you get to decide how this story will end. Does the rom-com fanatic in you want them to stick together? Or are these two due for a super-dramatic breakup with all the angsty fixings? Come to next week's installment and let your thoughts be heard!

Not only will audience members help create the next scene in Dual Acceptance, they'll also have the chance to design the set and/or costumes for the show! The best designs will be seen onstage at the final performance of Dual Acceptance at The Tank on Times Square this September (check back for more details!). You can score an off-off-Broadway design credit before you even graduate from high school! (Congratulations to Jaliyah and Chloe from Leadership Prep Canarsie who designed the costumes for Emma and Adam at our last performance.)

You can catch What Happens Next at:

Uncommon Charter High School
Tuesday, April 21
6 PM
1485 Pacific Street, Brooklyn
(C to Kingston-Throop Avenues)

Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School
Monday, April 27
5:30 PM
157 Wilson Street, Brooklyn
(J/M/Z to Marcy Avenue)

All performances are FREE to the public!

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