Smith Street early Stages

In 2016, Smith Street Stage expanded its season and inaugurated Smith Street Early Stages. Envisioned as a complement to our annual Shakespeare in Carroll Park, the Early Stages series allows the Company the opportunity to explore different texts by a more diverse range of authors. Smith Street Stage also uses Early Stages to pursue more varied and experimental theatrical forms with an expanding number of theater artists who can challenge and expand our mission to find new ways to tell classic stories.





An Original Adaptation Of Henrik Ibsen's Classic Play Enemy of the People 

Created by Beth Ann Hopkins and Matthew Sciarappa

Directed by Beth Ann Hopkins

Original Music composed and performed by Elliot Roth

August 31st and September 1st at The Actor's Fund

Taryn Cohen*, Delia Kemph, Marcus Denard Johnson*, Nell Kessler, Julia Lennon, Debora Luzincourt, Kristin Maloney*, Anique Mercier, Peter Molesworth, Tommy Nelms, Aaron Scott*, James Swanson*, Rocco & Fiamma Pappa, Philip Pineno, Taylor Valentine*, Corey Whelihan

Through a curated collection of original music, dance, and devised scenes, this workshop production explores the tension between the charisma of political leaders and the will of the people they lead. Smith Street Stage examines this classic tale through the lens of the question, "Who owns truth?"

*Equity Approved Showcase

The Winter's tale

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Erik Pearson

April 25th and 26th at Carroll Place

Featuring: Kate Abbruzzese*, Joby Earle*, Shaun Bennett Fauntleroy*, Laura Gragtmans*, Lenne Klingaman*, Christopher McFarland*, Elia Monte-Brown, and Katie Willmorth

Stage Managed by Casey Pratt

Director Erik Pearson developed a small-cast version of this late romance, staged in the cozy bar atmosphere upstairs at Carroll Place in New York City. We explored the modern day relevance of this story, in which a powerful man acts against his self interest when he betrays a woman who has always been a reliable ally. 




Miss Julie

by August Strindberg

directed by Scott Ebersold

March 3rd 2016

The Access Theater


Sevrin Anne Mason, Pete McElligott, Beth Ann Hopkins

The Rover

by Aphra Behn

directed by Madeline Barasch

August 15th, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting


Will Sarratt, Raquel Chavez, John Hardin, Chelsea Villematic Harrison, Stanley Mathabane, Shaun Bennett Fauntleroy, Matthew Sciarappa, Jan Isolina, Corey James Whelihan, Ariella Segal, Jonathan William Minton

The Frankenstein Project

Created By: Jessi Blue Gormezano, Charise Castro Smith, Joby Earle, Ben Horner, Joe Jung, Noel MacDuffie, Anita Stevens Rundles, Shelby Blezinger-McCay, Darin Hallinan

October 30th and 31st 2016

The Producer's Club

Charise Castro Smith, Courtney Salvage, Alexandra Slater, Joby Earle, Jonathan Hopkins, D. Oscar Horner, Michael Irish