BABY JESSICA’S WELL-MADE PLAY

Tickets on Sale!

We are thrilled to share that tickets are now LIVE for Pipeline’s 2022-23 production, Baby Jessica’s Well-Made Play.Prepare to get cozy in the comfort of your own home as this play takes place solely over the phone. A unique theatrical experience not to be missed!

About the play:
BABY JESSICA’S WELL-MADE PLAY is a five-act phone adventure to the bottom of a well and back again. Loosely inspired by the 1987 true story of Baby Jessica, this highly interactive, intimate performance-for-one ushers audience members into conversations about fear, hope, self-care, imagination, culture, and memory. Over the course of two nights, audience members will discover what pulls them up and out of the dark.
 
Written by Philip Santos Schafer
Directed by Isabel Quinzaños Alonso
Opening: 02/27
Running through the end of April

Got questions? Playwright Philip Santos Schaffer has answers below!
What is the structure of BABY JESSICA’S WELL-MADE PLAY?
Based on the traditional concept of a “well made play,” Baby Jessica’s Well-Made Play takes place in 5 acts. Unlike a traditional play, these five acts take place over the course of two separate performances. During Part 1, you’ll hear Acts I through III and in Part 2 you’ll hear Act IV.  (Act V is super secret and far in the future – but don’t worry, we’ll let you know when it’s coming!) 

Is this like a zoom reading? A radio drama?
This is like a phone call with an old friend who talks a lot! Over the course of the play, you will hear pre-recorded audio, and also have one-on-one conversations. While there is an existing script, which will guide these conversations, I welcome and encourage you to respond as naturally and in depth as you would like, when prompted to do so. There is room for you to talk a lot – or to talk very little, if you’re more comfortable that way! 

Do I need to attend both parts?
Yes! Not only will the performance not be complete after just Part 1, but the play is structured in such a way that Part 2 requires your presence to be complete.
 
I want to see the show on Thursday night, but there aren’t any shows on Friday. When do I do Part 2?
If you purchase a Thursday ticket, instead of taking place the following evening, your next performance will be on Sunday at 2:00 pm! 

Find the rest of the FAQs here
 
Tickets are limited. Snag them before they’re gone!

The first block of tickets are on-sale through opening, stay tuned for more blocks of tickets opening up!

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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