Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman
IRT Theater
New York, NY
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Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman
In Residence at IRT Theater: May 20- June 9 2014

Accidents Waiting to Happen tells the story of Ernesto  a teenager who works at a supermarket near you.  He tries to prepare himself for fatherhood while his pregnant teenage girlfriend, Eunice, demands his emotional availability and Bryers Ice Cream (her parents won't help con nada -"You break it, you buy it").  When Ernesto enters into a risky arrangement with a male customer, things become explosive.


Wed May 28 at 8pm
Thurs May 29 at 8pm
Fri May 30 at 8pm
Sun June 1 at 8pm
Mon June 2 at 8pm
Wed June 4 at 8pm
Thurs June 5 at 8pm
Fri June 6 at 8pm
Sat June 7 at 8pm
Sun June 8 at 8pm

At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Produced by Stable Cable Lab co
Written by Jonathan Libman
Directed by Padraic Lillis

Jonathan Libman (playwright) is a playwright and director born and raised near Penn Station in New York City. His plays include ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN, PLEASE LEAVE THE LIGHT ON (Seven Devils Playwriting Conference Finalist), THE METRO SECTION, THE MEN UPSTAIRS, LIFE DRAWING AND THE HUMAN BODY, SELF-GENERATED FRICTION, and many more one acts and short plays. Jonathan's work has been performed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New Dramatists, The Actors Studio, Provincetown Playhouse, Cherry Lane, The Medicine Show, and The Slipper Room. An excerpt of his full-length play PLEASE LEAVE THE LIGHT ON was presented in Barefoot Theatre Company's ROCKAWAY, a collection of plays to benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims. It featured Craig "muMs" Grant, Arthur Kriklivy, Amelia Campbell-Arkin, and was presented alongside some of New York's City's best playwrights including Stephen Adly Guirgis, Jose Rivera, Lyle Kessler, Jesse Eisenberg, and many more. Jonathan is a member of the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit, was a participant of The 24 Seven Lab, and has been a Resident Playwright at Stable Cable Lab Co., Barefoot Theater Company, and currently, the Dramatic Question Theater. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program.

Padraic Lillis (Director) This past year, Pardraic directed Lindsay Joy's RISE AND FALL OF A TEENAGE CYBERQUEEN (Awarded NY IT Award for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Production), Lee Kaplan's solo show BULLY (awarded NY International Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award for Directing), Kelly Kinsella's WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK for the Cell Theater and he co-wrote with Kelly HOW TO WRITE A ONE PERSON SHOW for SoloNOVA Theater Festival.  Other plays include: Scott Hudson's play SWEET STORM, Adina Taubman's award winning solo show A LINE IN THE SAND (a docudrama based on the school shootings at Columbine), and he the premiere production of Spare Change Productions, THE DIRTY TALK at Center Stage, New York (nominated for NY IT Award Outstanding Director),  As a playwright he has been produced nationally. His plays TWO THIRDS HOME is published by Dramatists Play Services, his play LIGHTS UP ON THE FADE OUT was awarded top 10 plays of 2011 in L.A. Both of those scripts along with THE LIVING ROOM SERIES: THREE SHORT PLAYS and his solo show HOW TO SURVIVE CRACK ADDICTION are published on Indie Theater Now. Padraic was named one of Indie Theater Now's People of the Year in 2013. He has taught at NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing. He helped design and oversaw the education programming for Labyrinth Theater Company for ten years. Padraic was awarded the Dayton Hudson Distinguished Artist Fellowship to be in residence at Carlton College. He is the Artistic Director of The Farm Theater and a life long Yankee fan.

Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director

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                    ***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


IRT Theater (View)
154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!