75th / Directed by Estelle

The Actors Studio continues its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights with a three-day celebration of one of its most influential members, Academy Award winner and Co-Associate Artistic Director of The Actors Studio, Estelle Parsons. With “Directed By Estelle Parsons,” the legendary studio, located at 432 West 44th Street, will open its doors to the public for a series of live performances directed by Parsons, each free and open to the public.

Thursday night, April 20th at 7pm – THE DANUBE by Maria Irene Fornes.   

The DANUBE starts in Budapest, Hungary in 1938 and “soon departs from chronological realism”. Like all of Fornes’ work,  it is about the human race as it lurches from its past – into its future.

For the Danube 4/20, please rsvp to: TheActorsStudio.org/ParsonsDanube420

Friday night, April 21st at 7pm – THE DANUBE will repeat.

For the Danube 4/21, please rsvp to: TheActorsStudio.org/ParsonsDanube421

Saturday afternoon, April 22nd at 2pm we will present  – Act 1 and Act 2 of UNCLE VANYA.     

UNCLE VANYA, written by Anton Chekhov in 1896, is an important  play concerned with themes of environmental deterioration and climate change.     Please rsvp to: TheActorsStudio.org/ParsonsVanya

Saturday evening, April 22nd at 7pm we will present  – REENTRY.   

REENTRY deals with the issues that are faced by men who are trying to survive post incarceration. Under the direction of Estelle Parsons, a group of Actors Studio members have created a timely powerful piece about formerly incarcerated men.  Please join us for a brief Q and A afterwards with a representative of the criminal justice system.

Please RSVP to: TheActorsStudio.org/ParsonsReEntry