BLURRING BOUNDARIES, a new gaming festival amplifying marginalized voices, set to open this month


BLURRING BOUNDARIES, an annual festival of plays amplifying marginalized voices, runs from August 10-21, in two programs presented in performance at Tada! Theater. Featuring new quirky and unconventionally themed short pieces, from the hilarious (the pros and cons of cinnamon lube) to the urgent (trying to fit in with the release), BLURRING BOUNDARIES 2022 delves into idiosyncrasies and intersectionality that make up the multi-faceted community.

Program An AA trans woman runs, heels in hand, to save a child. Two best friends struggle to stay true to themselves in love and out of the binary. This time around, Orlando has his own suitor, and Rosalind’s gender reveal doesn’t disappoint. How would you save democracy in a title?

Week 1: Wed. August 10 & Fri. August 12 at 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun August 13-14 at 4 p.m.
Week 2: Thursday August 18, Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21 at 8 p.m. Runtime, 90 minutes

THE ENTERTAINER by John Peña Griswold, directed by Jennifer Downes
CIVICS by Maximillian Gill, directed by Sydney Burtner
TUB THERAPY by Caitland Winsett, directed by Mandy Murphy
DEFYING LORELAI, written and directed by David Adam Gill
SKIM by Jennifer Downes, directed by Perryn Pomato
Falling off Evan Edwards directed by Mia Y. Anderson
WHAT YOU ARE GOING by Erin Moughon, dir. David Adam Gill
With David Adam Gill, Michael O’Day, Piyali Syam, Marc HofmaierMatthew Menendez, Rook Mogavero, Erika Barker, Jess Senie, Erin Moughon, Saadiq Vaughn, Mandy Murphy, Maile Binion, John Peña Griswold, David Michael Kirbyand Perryn Pomato

A young BA girl stuck in a boy’s life makes a desperate plea. Prometheus answers a crisis call, while a bride in a tuxedo pays him a visit. To give up or not to abort? A mother and daughter face off, in the words of the bard. White fragility shakes a teenage romance on the brink. Ovid’s genre tale Metamorphoses unfolds with longtime loves on their big day. Runtime, 90

Week 1: Thu August 11, Sat & Sun August 13-14, at 8 p.m.
Week 2: Wed. August 17 & Fri. August 19 at 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun, August 20-21, at 4 p.m.

IPHIS AND IANTHE AT THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE by Aly Kantor, director Jonathan Wong Frye
SONS AND FATHERS by Marc Hofmaierrealized by Susanna Fraser
PROMETHEUS FOUND by Michael Narkunski, directed by Perryn Pomato
BUILDING BLOCKS by Arielle Beth Klein, directed by Jennifer Downes
RECALIBRATED SHAKESPEARE by Amanda Hanna, directed by Sydney Burtner
AVA HEARTS RILEY by Cris Eli Blak, directed by Syona Varty
REDHEAD-ONLY ORGY by Ruthie Rado, directed by Todd Butera
Ruthie Rado, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Paul Pakler, Michael Gnat, Todd ButeraDaniel Hidalgo, Julia Botero, Florence Friebe, Betsy Regus, Arielle Flax, Kendra Augustin and Juliana Forrest

The performances will take place in the Tada! Theater (15 West 28th Street, between Broadway and 5th Avenue). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online here, in person at the theater or by calling (646) 637-2709. Guests will be required to present proof of vaccination upon entry and wear masks for the duration of their visit.


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