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The mission of the Sandbox Series is to promote new works utilizing top-notch directors, actors, and designers. Sandbox Series productions have limited design elements and shoestring marketing budgets, which reduces the cost and risk of each production. The Sandbox Series has become a platform for plays to go beyond “staged readings” and get up on their feet without a full-fledged “mainstage” production, and thus provides increased exposure to new voices in American Theater.

2018/19 Sandbox Series

Graveyard Shift

graveyard shift

Oct 10 – Nov 3, 2018

By Korde Arrington Tuttle

Directed by Melissa Crespo

When Janelle relocates to Texas for the opportunity of a lifetime, she and her partner, Kane, are reminded that the consequences of being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be horrific. For three county police officers, how might those same consequences manifest themselves along racialized and gendered lines? graveyard shift is a love story about collision, opposing ideologies, interests, truth, and how the characters in this play make sense of them. Or don’t. Learn more.

A White Girl’s Guide to International Terrorism

FEB 6 – MAR 2, 2019

World Premiere by Chelsea Marcantel

Blaze is angry, and with good reason. She’s getting kicked out of her mom’s trailer park in the drug addled Gulf Coast of Louisiana, where part time work at the Dairy Freeze is the most she has to look forward to. That is, until her YouTube channel attracts a mysterious commenter whose words point to a brighter alternative, one that is a dangerous Google search away from unfathomable consequences. A White Girl’s Guide to International Terrorism is the fictionalized epic of a hidden reality in post 9/11 America, where poverty is the battle and misinformation is the weapon. Learn more.

tHE fIT

JUNE 5 – JUNE 29, 2019

World Premiere by Carey Perloff

It’s a fight for survival in the Silicon Valley world of venture capital and Sakina, an Indian-American venture capital associate, has big dreams of financing her idea of a bio-receptive, information-gathering fabric. But will she fit in a place where her values and identity must be compromised for her goal to be realized? Ethics, tribalism, and the intentions of business are tackled as Perloff delves into the shark tank of finance. Learn more.

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Past Sandbox Productions

2016-2017 Season:

All of What You Love and None of What You Hatby Phillip Howze

You Mean to Do Me Harm by Christopher Chen

Zenith by Kirsten Greenidge

2015-2016 Season:

1 2 3 by Lila Rose Kaplan

On Clover Road by Steven Dietz

The Rules by Dipika Guha

2014-2015 Season:

77% by Rinne Groff

In a Word by Lauren Yee

2013-2014 Season:

Ideation by Aaron Loeb

From Red to Black by Rhett Rossi

2012-2013 Season:

Inevitable by Jordan Puckett

Grounded by George Brant

2011-2012 Season:

Track in a Box by Tim Barsky

Private Parts by Graham Gremore

Reunion by Kenn Rabin

2010-2011 Season:

Seven Days by Daniel Heath

2009-2010 Season:

Safe House by Geetha Reddy

The Apotheosis of Pig Husbandry by William Bivins