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Content warning for depression and grief related to family trauma

What will this play be called

Performance Dates:

Friday, August 9 @ 7pm

Sunday, August 11 @ 7pm

Ticket Information:


Tickets will be available for purchase in person half an hour prior to performance. Cash only.

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What Will This Play Be Called is a new play without a title or a name or even your basic honorific. This play may be about free will and fate and it may be called a name that references those universal themes although you would still have to see the play to make the connection between the title and the play's content and those themes. This play may be about how music shapes our every day lived experiences and how that relates to issues facing our communities today, including but not limited to how people can see you all the time even when you are unaware of being seen & how we as a species hold on to feelings of outrage and resentment towards those who harm us even though those feelings only hurt us and no one else & how you don't want to go to work this morning & how the coffee burnt your tongue & how injustices fester but the person you explode on today doesn't have the context of the last and hardest year of your life.

Artist Information

Director: Alex Randrup

Performer: Christopher Augustin

Collaborators: Emily Auciello, Samantha Clark

I'm Trying is a theatre-making group. Created and lead by director Alex Randrup, I'm Trying houses the generative devising processes she and her collaborators adopt to make important stories about free will, femme divinity, myth, memory, community, failure, and legacy. Current projects in development include What Will This Play Be Called, The Lavender Menace!, and The Orange Tree Plays. More information at

Alex Randrup is a devising theatre-maker/director, producer/curator of FEAST: A Performance Series, and creator of the theatre-making group I'm Trying. Recent/ongoing devised projects including Corey And Vanessa Present An All-Female Educational Touring Production Of Of Mice And Men (The Tank 2018; dev. at HERE and Cloud City 2017), Love Magic Ritual Spell (Dixon Place 2018), and The Lavender Menace! (dev. Dixon Place 2019). Her directing work has been seen recently at The Flea, The Tank, University Settlement, Wild Project, and under the scaffolding at 1 Wall Street. +

Christopher Augustin is an actor, published poet, and dancer with theatre credits including: Dreamgirls (Yale UT), Mother Emanuel (New Freedom Theatre), Powder Her Face (BAM Theatre), Good Person of New Haven (Long Wharf Theatre), Trail of Tears, R&J: The Uncivil Tale (Rebel Theatre), 12 Angry Jurors, Nothing Serious (The Producers Club), and more. Tv/Film credits include Deadly Sins, Sure Thing, and Back in the Day. Christopher has also developed and performed his own work around NY, including two performance poetry projects, Me, Myself, & (the) I and Negative Infinity.

Emily Auciello: Recent New York credits include King Philip’s Head… (Clubbed Thumb), Ain’t No Mo’ (The Public Theater), be mean to me (IATI Theatre), UGLY (The Bushwick Starr), Another Fucking Warhol Production (The Kitchen), Two Mile Hollow (WP Theater). Her work has been heard at JACK, LaMama, HERE Arts Center, National Black Theatre, Premiere Stages, and Delaware Theater Center amongst others.  Auciello is a proud member of the feath3r theory.

Samantha Clark is a New York based theatre-maker and performer. She is a member of I'm Trying and has collaborated on new plays with Alex Randrup (Love Magic Ritual Spell, Corey And Vanessa Present An All-Female Educational Touring Production Of Of Mice And Men, A History of Nasty Women), with Rat King Theatre developing projects both in New York and on the west coast, and with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture developing a role in staged readings of Little Rock: An American Play with Music

Ticket Information


Tickets will be available for purchase in person half an hour prior to performance. Cash only.

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