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Announcing New York Stage and Film鈥檚 2024 Summer Season at Marist

Anthony Proia, Director of Media Relations
Jeremy Morse, Jason Sweettooth Williams during New York Stage and Film鈥檚 2023 Summer Season at Marist. Photo by Emilio Madrid.

May 6, 2024 鈥 New York Stage and Film (NYSAF) (Interim Artistic Director Liz Carlson) is proud to announce its 2024 Summer Season at 91约炮, kicking off this July in Poughkeepsie, NY. 

For 39 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that continue across the country and around the world. This summer, those artists include Jim Dale, Margaret Cho, Leigh Silverman, Seonjae Kim, Leah Nanako Winkler, Amber Ruffin, David Schmoll, Kevin Sciretta, Brant Russell, Jaki Bradley, the band Delta Rae, Logan Vaughn, Kate Walbert, Sheryl Kaller, Shanessa Sweeney, Bongi Duma, Ray Mercer, Rufus Bonds Jr., Ngozi Anyanwu, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Kate Douglas, Kate Whoriskey, Kait Kerrigan, Anne & Ian Eisendrath, Christopher Ashley, Adam Chanler-Berat, Grace McLean, Tyler Thomas, Zack Fine, Bryce Pinkham, Kirya Traber, Rona Siddiqui and many more.

Images of Amber Ruffin (left) and Delta Rae (right).
Amber Ruffin (left) and Delta Rae (right). Photos courtesy of NYSAF.

Initial casting for the summer season includes Mark Linn-Baker, Kyle Beltran, Heidi Blickenstaff, Miguel Cervantes, Stephanie Crousillat, Drew Gehling, Justin Guarini, Jessica Hecht, Marin Ireland, Gizel Jimenez, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Taylor Iman Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, Zachary Noah Piser, Erica Swindell, and Wren Rivera, with more to be announced shortly.

With artist-driven flexibility, NYSAF offers resources and opportunities to meet projects at every step of their development. Its Summer Season supports the nation's leading generative artists and boldest creators of innovative and groundbreaking stories for the stage and the screen. In collaboration with 91约炮 in New York City and Poughkeepsie, NYSAF serves the needs of theater and film artists today with a rigorous and nurturing environment that centers process, community, education, and audience engagement.

Images of Margaret Cho (left) and Jim Dale (right)
Margaret Cho (left) and Jim Dale (right). Photos courtesy of NYSAF.

All performances will be held on Marist鈥檚 Poughkeepsie, NY campus. Tickets for the presentations go on sale in June. For more information and to purchase season bundles, Season Kick-Off VIP Reception access, individual tickets, and access to special events visit .

Logos of Marist and New York Stage and Film.

鈥淭his is a remarkable time to be supporting storytellers and their new works,鈥 notes Interim Artistic Director Liz Carlson, 鈥渆specially those who are mining the depths of their curiosities and quandaries of the world with the rigor and heart of the 2024 Summer Season community. This year, we invite our audiences to embrace some challenging questions, unrelenting dreams, and boundless joy in these developing stories that are bound to make an imprint on our vast and complicated culture. We look forward to welcoming our entire community to Marist鈥檚 beautiful riverfront campus once again.鈥

The 2024 Summer Season at Marist will begin with the Season Kick-Off VIP Reception on July 18 preceding the presentation of Jim Dale: Living with Laughter. Attendees will enjoy an exclusive performance by NYSAF artists and raise a glass to NYSAF and 91约炮鈥檚 shared commitment to development, dialogue, and discovery. The Reception will also acknowledge supporters for impactful programming, including the development of a new Artist-in-Residence initiative during the upcoming school year, early-career Apprenticeships, and 91约炮鈥檚 Summer Pre-College Program.

For a complete list of New York Stage and Film鈥檚 2024 Summer Season at Marist, .

Image of actor Laurence Fishburne at 91约炮 for NYSAF 2023 Summer Season.
Actor Laurence Fishburne at 91约炮 for NYSAF 2023 Summer Season. Photo by Emilio Madrid.

2023 Summer Season at Marist
Last year鈥檚 NYSAF summer season was its first exclusively at Marist. Shows included a wide variety of top-tier talent, including actor Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Boyz n the Hood, Apocalypse Now), whose show later was performed in New York City, writer-performer Joe Iconis (Tony Award nomination for Broadway musical Be More Chill), writer-producer Jason Kim (Emmy Award nomination for TV series Barry), and playwright Beth Henley (Pulitzer Prize recipient and Tony Award nomination for Crimes of the Heart). 


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