It The production will feature Victor Shopov (Norton & IRNE Award Winner for ZSC’s Bent) and Ryan Landry (Multiple Norton Award Winner for his work with the Gold Dust Orphans.) This seminal work of the Off-Broadway movement premiered in 1968 and was a long-running hit onstage. Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-proclaimed “pock-marked, Jew fairy,” complete with surprise gift, the Cowboy, a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of "Truth or Dare" goes terribly wrong. Reviewing a 2010 revival, the Hollywood Reporter observed, “The Boys in the Band is one of the few plays that can honestly claim to have helped spark a social revolution.”
In the quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent spiritual retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words aren’t available to us. Small Mouth Sounds premiered at New York City’s Arts Nova in March 2015 and the Zeitgeist production will be a New England premiere. The play is featured in the 2015 List by the Kilroys collective which lists both unproduced and under-produced plays written by female playwrights and, at this writing, will only be the second production of the play.
Walt has devoted his life to counseling teenage boys out of their homosexuality at his remote Idaho wilderness camp. Pressured to accept one last client, his carefully constructed life begins to unravel with the arrival of Daniel. When Daniel disappears, Walt is forced to ask for help—both in finding the missing boy and reconciling his past with the present. A Great Wilderness explores the issues that challenge all of us with gentle clarity and enormous humanity. The play, which both premiered at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and played in Williamstown in 2014, with the ZSC production will be a Boston premiere..