The Collective, a new theatre company in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is going two-for-two. The multi genre performance troupe announced the second show of their second season. Spring Cleaning: Airing Out 4 Short Plays will run at Gallery X on 169 William Street in downtown New Bedford on March 10th and 11th. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
According to their press statement, The Collective “put a call out to playwrights to submit their work and had an amazing turn out. They picked four of their favorite shows along with a variety of other performances.”
The four plays are Bar Belle, written by Janis Butler Holm and directed by Audrey Maigret; Psychiatry Outlet, written by James Thibeault and directed by Joanna Tomasz; Everybody ODs, written by Tony Sokol and directed by Kevin Mitchell and Forward Flash, written by Ray Arsenault and directed by Katie Gregory.
“The Collective did 11 shows last year and project 10 for this year,” said Executive Producer Joanna Tomasz. “We provide multiple genres of art in each evenings show, you will see some theater and maybe see a band or musician, a stand-up comedian, a poet, etc.”
“We do 24 hour theater project concepts (where the plays are conceived written, cast directed and performed all within 24hours) 10 minute play festivals, one act festivals, full lengths, community events and look to always bring in new artists to our organization.”
“Each season we contribute to a charitable cause in our area,” Tomasz continued. “Last year it was LGBTQ (we produced God Sees Dog) and this year it will be the Women’s Shelter (our one act festival will be plays by women for women). We are working toward starting classes for young adults.”
Spring Cleaning: Airing Out 4 Short Plays will run at Gallery X on March 10th and 11th. The doors will be opening 7:30. This is a BYOB event.