A workshop of "Pay No Attention to the Girl" at Target Margin Theater in April, 2018. Pictured: Caitlin Cassidy, Lori Vega. and Deepali Gupta.

Target Margin Theater Announces 2018-19 Season

The Brooklyn theatre will present works inspired by existing sources, including ‘King Kong’ and ‘The One Thousand and One Nights.’

BROOKLYN: Target Margin Theater (TMT) has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring four plays and a new-play festival. The season will be the second in the company’s new home, the Doxsee,  located in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

“When we opened our first permanent home, our dream was to create an alternative performance space where theatrical innovation could thrive and young talent could make work on the cheap,” said founding artistic director David Herskovits in a statement.

The season will open with The Peanut Butter Show (Oct. 1-5), by Michael Levinton and Little Lord, based on “McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers,” a series of 19th-century American schoolbooks with lessons on how to read, think, and behave. The show has received support as part of the 2018 Impact Residency Program of the Drama League and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Levinton will direct.

Next up will be Pay No Attention to the Girl (Oct. 25-Nov. 11), created by the TMT company from translation of The One Thousand and One Nights, which explores interwoven stories about the sexes. The cast will include Caitlin Nasema Cassidy, Deepali Gupta, Anthony Vaughn Merchant, Samy el-Noury, and Lori Vega. Herskovits will direct.

Following will be Lisa Clair’s The Making of King Kong (Nov. 29-Dec. 15), an absurd comedy that reimagines the 1933 monster film in the Information Age. The show will be produced by the Lisa Clair Group in association with Immediate Medium’s Agency Program. Eugene Ma will direct.

The season will continue with The Girl Speaks (March 28-April 20, 2019), created by the TMT company, which is inspired by the tale of Ali Baba from The One Thousand and One Nights.

Next will be Stupid Light (May 19, 2019), an evening of food, drink, and play in honor of Lenore Doxsee, a partner in the creation of Target Margin Theater.

The season will close out with News of the Strange (June 3-23, 2019), a lab festival featuring new works by Moe Yousuf and two new commissioned productions that explore the early medieval Arab fantasy writing which served as the framework for The One Thousand and One Nights.

Target Margin Theater, founded in 1991, produces interpretations of classic texts, lesser-known works, and new plays inspired by existing sources.