New WORLD Theater

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New WORLD Theater (1979–2009, originally Third World Theater) was a nationally-recognized company in-residence in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Founded in 1979 by Roberta Uno, New WORLD Theater was dedicated to producing, presenting, and supporting works by artists of color. In addition to this artistic focus, New WORLD Theater's programming involved community engagement, scholarship, and education outreach.

Leadership, Mission, and Initiatives[edit]

New WORLD Theater has had three Artistic Directors: Roberta Uno (1979–2002), Talvin Wilks (2002–2004), and Andrea Assaf (2004–2009). The most recent mission of New WORLD Theater was to promote cultural equity and a social justice vision of a "new world" – one that embraced diverse cultural backgrounds, interdisciplinary approaches, and widespread geographic roots. Core values included equity, innovation, critical theory, and civic engagement. In residence at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Fine Arts Center, New WORLD Theater engaged the intersection of professional and community theater, incorporated arts and scholarship, and was nationally-recognized for its work with emergent and established artists.

New WORLD Theater's programming included original productions and presented plays. In addition, the company hosted performance residencies wherein artists created new works, made classroom and community appearances, provided classes, gave lectures and demonstrations, lead workshops, and hosted post-show talk-backs. Many of New WORLD Theater's signature projects involved professional artists and processes of extended community engagement.

Original Play Development[edit]

In 1996, New WORLD Theater launched "New Works for a New World," a summer rehearsal residency focused on developing original and in-progress works by playwrights of color. Past summer playlab artists include Guillermo Gomez Pena, Roberto Sifuentes, lê thi diem thúy, Chitra Divakaruni, Laurie Carlos, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Dawn Akemi Saito, Coatlicue Colorado/the Colorado Sisters, Marlies Yearby, Sekou Sundiata, Alberto "Beto" Araiza, Aisha Rahman, Suheir Hammad, Rha Goddess, Rokafella, Kwikstep, D'Lo, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Alice Tuan, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and Steven Sapp.

1996 (Co-produced with the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst)[edit]

  • Son Corazon: Heartstrung for Myrna Vazquez by Rosa Luisa Marquez
  • The Bodies Between Us by lê thi diem thúy

Chicomoztoc-Mimixcoa/Cloud Serpent by Hortensia and Elvira Colorado/Coatlicue Las Colorado

1997 (Co-produced with the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst)[edit]

  • Clayangels by Daniel Alexander Jones and Todd Christopher Jones
  • The Good Guys: An American Tragedy by Michael Edo Keane
  • Borderscape 2000 by Guillermo Gomez Peña in collaboration with Roberto Sifuentes
  • E Nana 'Ike Kumu (Look to the Source) by Leilani Chan

1998 (Co-produced with the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst)[edit]

  • Looking In/To the Future 1998
  • Clothes by Chitra Divakaruni.
  • The Doll Plays by Alva Rogers.
  • Stories from a Nail Salon by Club O'Noodles.

1999 (Co-produced with the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts and Ko TheaterWorks)[edit]

  • Looking In/To the Future 1999: Simultaneous Histories
  • Anybody Seen Marie Laveau by Aisha Rahman.
  • Immaculate Infection by Brenda Cotto Escalera, Noelia Cruz, and Abe Rybeck.

2000 (Co-produced with Ko TheaterWorks)[edit]

  • Project 2050. Collaboration with community partners, scholars, and youth.
  • Universes

2001[edit]

  • Peaches by Cristal Truscott. Written and performed by Cristal Truscott.
  • Black and Blue written and performed by Nilaja Sun.
  • Kaleidasoul written by Rha Goddess and Daniel Banks. Directed by Daniel Banks.
  • Chrome Magnum Man written and performed by Alberto "Beto" Araiza.
  • Chopping written and performed by Magdalena Gomez.
  • Project 2050 Summer Retreat.

2002[edit]

  • Shoplifting Oxygen written and directed by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas.
  • Blessing the Boats written and performed by Sekou Sundiata.
  • Imagine the Angels of Bread with Martin Espada and Rubi Theater Company.
  • Project 2050 Summer Retreat.

2003[edit]

  • An Evening of Women Poets featuring Mildred Ruiz, Terry Jenoure, Nioka Workman, Dawn Lundy Martin, Lenelle Moise, Rha Goddess, Irene Shaikly, Laurie Carlos, and Magdalena Goemz
  • Woomen (n) conceived and choreographed by Marlies Yearby. Directed by Laurie Carlos, music by Nioka Workman and Helga Davis.
  • Reorientalism written and performed by Bau Graves, Suheir Hammad, Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian, and Karim Mohammed. Conceived by Bau Graves and the Center for Cultural Exchange.
  • Raving (New WORLD Play Laboratory)
  • Eyewitness Blues written and performed Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz.
  • Project 2050 Summer Retreat ("Multi-Lingual-Schisms")

2004[edit]

  • The America Project written and performed by Sekou Sundiata.
  • Open Studio: Echo-System conceived and performed by Grisha Coleman.
  • Blood Cherries written and performed by Dawn Akemi Saito. Created with Jonathan Rosenberg and Sabrina Peck. Music and sound design by David van Tieghem.
  • Open Studio: Meditations with the Goddess written and performed by Rha Goddess. Directed by Lenora Pace.
  • Project 2050: Breakin' It Down
  • Project 2050: Environ-mentality

2005[edit]

  • The Triangle Project: Journey of the Dandelion by Great Leap
  • You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover... by John O'Neal
  • Fronteras Desviades/Deviant Borders by Andrea Assaf & Mujeres en Ritual Danza-Teatro
  • Project 2050: On the Frontlines – Sex, War, and Lies

2006[edit]

  • Open Studio: Letters and Journals – An evening with Suheir Hammad
  • Open Studio: Dreamscape A work-in-progress with Rickerby Hinds and Manu Mukasa.
  • Scourge by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
  • Open Studio: Un/Knowing Desire and Empire by Mango Tribe.
  • Project 2050: Deconstructing Dualities – Declassifying Minds, Understanding Versatility

2007[edit]

  • Ramble-Ations: A One D'Lo Show by D'Lo.
  • Parang Sabil by Kinding Sindaw and Andrea Assaf
  • It is the Seeing by Renita Martin and Baba Israel
  • Project 2050: The Love in the Revolution

2008[edit]

  • Sash & Trim by Djola Branner (development residency)
  • Open Studio: Stone Words by Khadija Tracey Heeger
  • Ameriville by UNIVERSES (development residency)
  • Project 2050 Youth Exchanges

2009[edit]

  • Expatriate by Lenelle Moise.
  • Crossing the Waters, Changing the Air by Ingrid Askew.
  • Nugugi Project Reading Circle

Project 2050[edit]

Inaugurated in July 2000, Project 2050 was a multi-year youth arts initiative built on the demographic projection that people of color would become the majority in the United States by 2050. The program brought together professional artists, youth communities from Western Massachusetts, scholars, and community activists to engage civic dialogue and create original performances based on selected themes. Over the course of a two-week period, youth participated in a series of daily workshops led by artists that include playwrighting, poetry, breakdancing, drumming, beatboxing, lyricism, singing, songwriting, stepping, and visual art. Youth also attended daily "Knowledge for Power" sessions with scholars, and the program culminated in a performance. Artist participants included Universes, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Willie Perdomo, Regie Cabico, Rokafella and Kwikstep, Dipankar Mukherjee, Baba Israel, Rha Goddess, Kamilah Forbes, Magdalena Gomez, Alice Tuan, and Garland Farwell. Scholar/activist partiipants included Vijay Prashad, Khatharya Um, Frances Crowe, James Loewen, Augstin Lao Montes, Daniel Banks, and Jacqui Alexander.

Uno Asian and Asian American Playwrights Archive[edit]

Since 1993, the W.E.B. Dubois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been home to the Uno Asian and Asian American Women Playwrights Archive. Housed on the 25th floor in the library's Special Collections, the archive currently contains over 200 plays written by Asian American women from the 1920s to the present. In addition to play manuscripts, the archive includes production histories, biographies, reviews, articles, and interviews. The archive is composed of work by Bren da Wong Aoki, Jeannie Barroga, Marina Feleo Gonzales, Jessica Hagedorn, Velina Hasu Houston, Ling-Ai Li, Nobuko Miyamoto, Bina Shrif, Diana Son, and Wakako Yamauchi, among others.

Conferences and Convenings[edit]

Begun in 1998, Intersection was a biennial conference and festival that showcases new work by artists of color and involves a gathering of artists, educators, organizers, activists, practitioners, and presenters. The last conference took place in 2008.

Suspension of Operations/Archive Initiative[edit]

In July 2009, the Fine Arts Center suspended New WORLD Theater's operations, citing economic challenges, although new grants were in place from the Nathan Cummings, Ford, and Surdna Foundations. Following a period of community protests and the absence of a planning process, the Nathan Cummings and Surdna Foundations grants were recalled. Remaining Ford Foundation funding was used to archive the theater's thirty-year history. New WORLD Theater's material archives are currently housed at the W.E.B. DuBois Library at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

In October 2010, the Nathan Cummings Foundation gathered many of NWT's former staff, artists, arts administrators, partners, and others in New York for a brainstorming session. The focus of the gathering was to preserve and activate New WORLD Theater's history. the major outcome is a two-year project between UMass Fine Arts Center and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University(HEMI) that will: 1) historically preserve and make publicly accessible a curated selection of significant videos from NWT through the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL), 2) digitize images, programs, ephemera, and other relevant materials to be permanently available online in a trilingual NWT Online Profile on HI's website.

Productions and Presentations (Regular Season)[edit]

1979–1989[edit]

Spring 1979 – Fall 1980[edit]

  • In the Rock Garden by Roberta Uno. An original production. (Spring 1979)
  • Homeland by Selaelo Maredi and Steve Friedman. Performed by Modern Times Theater. (Fall 1979)
  • Prisms by Mascheri Chapelle and Jerome Robinson. An original production. (Fall 1979)
  • And the Soul Shall Dance by Wakako Yamauchi. Performed by Pan Asian Repertory Theater. (Fall 1979)
  • Simpson Street by Eduardo Gallardo. Performed by Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. (Fall 1979)
  • I Just Wanted Someone to Know by Bette Craig. Performed by The Labor Theater. (Spring 1980)
  • East West in Review by East West Players. (Spring 1980)
  • Lucky Strikes Legacy by Freida Jones. An original production. (Spring 1980)
  • The Eight Million by Steve Friedman. Performed by Modern Times Theater. (Spring 1980)
  • Sizwe Banse is Dead by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona. Performed by Afro-American Studio Theater. (Fall 1980)
  • The Healing of Sugar by Carlos Anderson. An original production. (Fall 1980)
  • Black Girl by J.E. Franklin. An original production. (Fall 1980)
  • Gimme Five by Alberto Adellach. Performed by Teatro Cuatro. (Fall 1980)

Spring 1981 – Fall 1982[edit]

  • Sister, Sister by Vinie Burrows. (Spring 1981)
  • Vusi Musi by Bheki Langa. Performed by New African Company. (Spring 1981)
  • Floers and Household Gods by Momoko Iko. Performed by Pan Asian Repertory. (Spring 1981)
  • "Ol" Sis Goos by New African Company. (Spring 1981)
  • The Mighty Gents. An original production. (Fall 1981)
  • An Evening with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. (Spring 1982)
  • Forty Nine by Hanay Geiogamah. Performed by Native Americans in the Arts. (Spring 1982)
  • Dance Bongo by Errol Hill. An original production. (Spring 1982)
  • Paper Angels by Genny Lim. Performed by New Federal Theatre. (Spring 1982)
  • Home by Samm-Art Williams. Performed by Daedelus Incorporated. (Fall 1982)
  • Life in the Fast Lane by Lane Nishikawa. Performed by Sansei Theater Company. (Fall 1982)
  • Homeland by Steve Friedman and Selaelo Maredi. An original production. (Fall 1982)

Spring 1983 – Fall 1984[edit]

  • Yellow Fever by Rick A. Shiomi. Performed by Pan Asian Repertory Theater. (Spring 1983)
  • For Better Not Worse by Salaelo Maredi. Performed by American Committee on Africa. (Spring 1983)
  • Day of Absence by Douglas Turner Ward. An original production. (Spring 1983)
  • Los Vendidos by Luis Valdez. An original production. (Spring 1983)
  • Stepping into Tomorrow by Yolanda King and Attalah Shabazz. Performed by Nucleus Theater. (Fall 1983)
  • Do Lord Remember Me by James deJongh. An original production. (Fall 1983)
  • ABC: American Born Chinese by Charlie Chin. Performed by Sansei Theater Company. (Fall 1983)
  • Proud by Bernard Jackson. Performed by Innercity Theater. (Spring 1984)
  • A Sunday Visit with Great-Grandfather by Craig Kee Strete. Performed by Native Americans in the Arts. (Spring 1984)
  • The Arrow that Kills With Love by Craig Kee Strete. Performed by Native Americans in the Arts. (Spring 1984)
  • Gullah by Alice Childress. An original production. (Spring 1984)
  • Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin. An original production. (Spring 1984)
  • Life in the Fast Lane (reprise) (Fall 1984)
  • Love to All, Lorraine by Elizabeth Van Dyke. Performed by National Black Touring Company. (Fall 1984)
  • Short Eyes by Miguel Piñero. An original production. (Fall 1984)

Spring 1985– Fall 1986[edit]

  • A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller. Performed by the Negro Ensemble Company. (Spring 1985)
  • Dance and the Railroad" by David Henry Hwang. An original production. (Spring 1985)
  • Moon on a Rainbow Shawl" by Errol Hill. An original production. (Spring 1985)
  • Dance and the Railroad" (reprise) (Fall 1985)
  • Pigeons by Genny Lim. An original production. (Fall 1985)
  • Marine Tigers by Estrella Artau. An original production. (Fall 1985)
  • Loners by Joan California Cooper. An original production. (Fall 1985)
  • Voices in the Rain by Jomandi Productions. (Fall 1985)
  • Freedom Days by Steve Friedman. Performed by the Modern Times Theater. (Spring 1986)
  • Shango de Ima by Pepe Carril. An original production. (Spring 1986)
  • To be Young, Gifted, and Black by Lorraine Hansberry. An original production. (Spring 1986)
  • Asinmali by Mbongeni Negema. Performed by the Market Theatre Company. (Fall 1986)
  • Born in the RSA by Barney Simon. Performed by the Market Theatre Company. (Fall 1986)
  • Be Still and Know by Stephen Newby. An original production. (Fall 1986)
  • Ceremonies in Dark Old Men by Lonne Elder. Performed by the Negro Ensemble Company. (Fall 1986)

Spring 1987 – Fall 1988[edit]

  • Grandma and Grandpa by Native American Theatre Ensemble with Hanay Geiogamah. (Spring 1987)
  • The Magic of the Monky King by Hong-Jun Guan of Peking Opera. (Spring 1987)
  • Williams and Walker by National Black Touring Circuit. (Spring 1987)
  • Sun, Moon, and Father by Spiderwoman Theater. (Spring 1987)
  • The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka. An original production. (Spring 1987)
  • Wine in the Wilderness by First World Images. (Fall 1987)
  • Migrants by Teatro Pregones. (Fall 1987)
  • Sneaky by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. An original production. (Fall 1987)
  • Sancturary: The Spirit of Harriet Tubman by Underground Railway Theater. (Fall 1987)
  • Nzinga's Children by Veona Thomas. An original production. (Spring 1988)
  • An Evening with Cicely Tyson (Spring 1988)
  • Muffet Inna All a Wil by Sistern Theater Collective. (Spring 1988)
  • The Tale of Lear. Collaboration with Tadashi Suzuki with Stagewest, Arena Stage, Milwaukee Repertory and Berkeley Repertory. (Spring 1988)

Fall 1988 – Fall 1989[edit]

  • ¿Quien Vive/Who Lives? by The Antioch Theatre Company (Fall 1988)
  • You Strike the Woman You Strike the Rock by The Vusiszwe Players (Fall 1988)
  • Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens by Carpetbag Theater. (Fall 1988)
  • Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin. An original production. (Fall 1988)
  • African Heritage Program by the No-Name Gospel Singers, Lost Pleneros de 21, Papa Susso and Thokoza for the World Music Institute. (Fall 1988)
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson. Performed by Amaryllis Productions. (Fall 1988)
  • American Indian Dance Theater by the American Indian Dance Theater Company, co-sponsored with the Fine Arts Center Performing Arts Series. (Spring 1989)
  • Don't Start Me Talking or I'll Tell Everything I Know (From the Life and Writing of Junebug Jabbo Jones by John O'Neal for Roadside Productions, co-sponsored with the Fine Arts Performing Arts Series. (Spring 1989)
  • Fairy Bones and Pay the Chinaman by Laurence Yep. Performed by Asian American Theater Company. (Spring 1989)
  • Webster Street Blues by Warren Sumio Kubota. Performed by Asian American Theater Company. (Spring 1989)
  • Encrucijada by Manuel Mendez Ballestar. An original production. (Spring 1989)
  • Woza Albert by Crossroads Theater Company. (Fall 1989)
  • Project by Free Street Theater, co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Performing Arts Series. (Fall 1989)
  • Unfinished Women Cry in No Man's Land While a Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage by Aishah Rahman. An original production with the UMass Department of Theater. (Fall 1989)
  • Ariano by Richard V. Irizarry'. Performed by the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (Fall 1989)
  • Winnetou's Snake Oil Show from Wigwam City by Spiderwoman Theater. (Fall 1989)
  • Coming into Passion-Song for Sansei by Jude Narita. (Fall 1989)

1990 – 2000[edit]

Spring 1990 to Fall 1991[edit]

  • Robeson! by Dan Oliver. (Spring 1990)
  • The Mission by Culture Clash. (Spring 1990)
  • Coyote Builds North America by Perseverance Theater, co-sponsored with the Fine Arts Center Performing Arts Series. (Spring 1990)
  • I'm on a Mission from Buddah by Lane Nishikawa for the Asian American Theater Company. (Fall 1990)
  • La Empresa Perdona Un Momento de Locura/The Company Pardons A Moment of Madness by Huellas Vivas. (Fall 1990)
  • Twenty-First Century Groove by Alonzo D. Lamont. An original production. (Fall 1990)
  • Yankee Dawg You Die by Asian American Theater Company. (Fall 1990)
  • Sarafina by Roadworks Productions, Inc., co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Center Performing Arts Series. (Fall 1990)
  • Praise House by Urban Bush Women. (Spring 1991)
  • Sisters by Jomandi Productions. (Spring 1991)
  • Letters to a Student Revolutionary by Elizabeth Wong. An original production. (Spring 1991)
  • Latin Anonymous. (Fall 1991)
  • Camp Logan by Celeste Bedford Walker. Performed by Mountain Top Productions. (Fall 1991)
  • Walls by Jeannie Barroga. An original production. (Fall 1991)
  • M. Butterfly. Written by David Henry Hwang, co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Center Performing Arts Series. (Fall 1991)

Spring 1992 – Fall 1993[edit]

  • Miss Ida B. Wells by Endesha Ida Mae Holland. An original production. (Spring 1992)
  • The Columbus Follies: An Eco-Cabaret by Underground Railway Theater. (Spring 1992)
  • Foghorn by Hanay Geigoamah. An original production. (Spring 1992)
  • Are You REady My Sister by Underground Railway Theater. (Spring 1992)
  • American Indian Dance Theater co-sponsored with the Fine Arts Center Performing Arts Series. (Fall 1992)
  • Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty, and Gay. by Marga Gomez. (Fall 1992)
  • Memory Tricks by Marga Gomez. (Fall 1992)
  • Coming into Passion, Song for Sansei by Jude Narita. (Fall 1992)
  • Tragedy of Macbeth by Committed Artists of Great Britain, co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Center Performing Arts Series. (Fall 1992)
  • Miss Ida B. Wells (reprise) (Spring 1993)
  • Fierce Love by Pomo Afro Homos. (Spring 1993)
  • Dark Fruit by Pomo Afro Homos. (Spring 1993)
  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone" by August Wilson. An original producation co-sponsored by the UMass Department of Theater. (Spring 1993)
  • Reverb-ber-ber-rations by Spiderwoman Theater. (Spring 1993)
  • Tokyo Bound by Amy Hill. (Spring 1993)
  • Do the Riot Thing by the Chicano Secret Service. (Fall 1993)
  • Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens" reprise by Carpetbag Theater. (Fall 1993)
  • Cric Crac by Carpetbag Theater. (Fall 1993)
  • A Dream of Canaries. An original production co-sponsored by the UMass Department of Theater. (Fall 1993)

Spring 1994 – Fall 1995[edit]

  • From the Mississippi Delta by Endesha Ida Mae Holland, produced by Daedalus Productions. (Spring 1994)
  • A Grain of Sand by Nobuko Miyamoto. (Spring 1994)
  • La Carpa Aztlan Presents 'I don't Speak English Only by En Centro Su Teatro. (Spring 1994)
  • A Revival of Black Women's Stories: One Deaf Experience by Onyx Theater. (Spring 1994)
  • Florence and Mojo by Alice Childress. An original production. (Spring 1994)
  • A Line Around the Block by Marga Gomez. (Fall 1994)
  • The Queen's Garden by Brenda Wong Aoki. (Fall 1994)
  • Tales of the Pacific Rim by Brenda Wong Aoki. (Fall 1994)
  • Open Wound on Tlalteuctli by Coatlicue Las Colorado. (Fall 1994)
  • Sheila's Day by Duma Ndlovu. An original production co-sponsored by the UMass Department of Theater. (Fall 1994)
  • Sing: Silence is Never Golden, An Exploration of the Complexities of African American Lesbian Lives by The Women's Theater Project, co-sponsored by the Program for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns. (Fall 1994)
  • Monkhook in Three Easy Lessons by Dan Kwong. (Spring 1995)
  • Frederick Douglass Now by Roger Guenevere Smith. (Spring 1995)
  • Gotanica by Delores Prida. Performed by Reportorio Expanol. (Spring 1995)
  • My Snow White by Motoko. (Spring 1995)
  • Maija of Chaggaland By Sheela Langeberg. (Fall 1995)
  • Ndito and Masia Girls by Sheela Langeberg. (Fall 1995)
  • Strawberries and Chocolate by Senel Paz. An Arete Inc. Production co-sponsored with the UMass Stonewall Center. (Fall 1995)
  • Tales from the Flats by Sandra Rodriguez. An original production in collaboration with New Visions and Teatro Morivivir of Holyoke, MA. Presented by NWT Latino Theater Project. (Fall 1995)
  • Flyin' West by Pearl Clege. An original production co-produced with the Mount Holyoke Department of Theater. (Fall 1995)
  • Bones and Ask: A Gilda Story by Urban Bush Women. (Fall 1995)
  • The Return of Margarita by Sandra Rodriguez and Marilu Martines Acosta. A Groupo Bridges Production. (Fall 1995)

Spring 1996 – Fall 1997[edit]

  • Assimilation by Shishir Kurup. (Spring 1996)
  • La Carpa Aztlan Presents: "I Don't Speak English Only" Performed by Su Teatro (reprise). (Spring 1996)
  • Night of the Barrio Moon by Anthony J. Garcia. Performed by Su Teatro. (Spring 1996)
  • Pinaytok (Womyntalk) by Chris Millado. Performed by Theater Mai-Yi. (Spring 1996)
  • More Than Feathers and Beads by Muriel Borst. (Spring 1996)
  • Heartbeat of America: an excerpted reading of a commissioned piece by Lane Nishikawa. (Spring 1996)
  • Milk of Amensia by Carmelita Tropicana. (Fall 1996)
  • Amor Positivo/Positive Love. An original production. (Fall 1996)
  • H.I. Vato by Alberto Antonio (Beto) Araiza. (Fall 1996)
  • Son Corazon: Heartstrung for Myrna Vazquez by Rosa Luisa Marquez. (Fall 1996)
  • R.A.W. by Diana Son. An original production. (Fall 1996)
  • Combination Skin by Lisa Jones. An original production. (Fall 1996)
  • Underseige Stories by Keith Antar Mason. Performed by the Hittite Empire. (Fall 1996)
  • Red Fiery Summer by le thi diem thuy. (Fall 1996)
  • A Laying of Hands by Michelle Maureen Verhoosky. Peerformed by Onyx Theater Company. (Spring 1997)
  • 13 Days/13 Dias by the San Francisco Mime Troupe. (Spring 1997)
  • Unmerciful Good Fortune by Edwin Sanchez. An original production. (Spring 1997)
  • Laughter from the Children of War by Club O'Noodles. (Spring 1997)
  • The Return of Elijah, The African by Sekou Sundiata. (Fall 1997)
  • Greetings from a Queer Senorita by Monica Palacios. (Fall 1997)
  • Flipzoids by Ralph Pena. Presented by Ma-Yi. (Fall 1997)
  • Evening of One Acts by Early Black Women Playwrights. Co-sponsored by the UMass Department of Theater. (Fall 1997)
  • Looking In/To the Future. Youth groups in collaboration with community partners New Visions, HCAC, and New WORLD Theater. (Fall 1997)

Spring 1998 – Fall 1999[edit]

  • Quinceñera by Alberto Antonio (Beto) Araiza, Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, and Michael Marinez. Co-sponsored by the UMass Department of Theater. (Spring 1998)
  • Coyote Gets Sober. by alex sherKer. Workshop production co-produced with Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center. (Spring 1998)
  • Fires in the Mirror by the Trinity Repertory Company. (Spring 1998)
  • Voices in the Rain" by Michael Keck. (Spring 1998)
  • Marisol by Jose Rivera. Co-produced with the UMass Department of Theater. (Spring 1998)
  • Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami by Culture Clash. (Spring 1998)
  • E Nana 'Ike Kumu (Look to the Source)' by Leilani Chan. (Spring 1998)
  • Of Urban Intimacies" by Marlies Yearby's Movin Spirits Dance Theater. (Fall 1998)
  • Fomma: The Strength of the Mayan Woman (Fall 1998)
  • Skinning the Surface by Maura Nguyen Donohue & In Mixed Company ((Fall 1998)
  • Nagamandala by Girish Karnad. Directed by Dipanker Mukherjee. An original production with the UMass Department of Theater. (Fall 1998)
  • Looking In/To the Future 1998 (Fall 1998)
  • Borderscape 2000 by Guillermo Gomez Pena. (Fall 1998)
  • The Bodies Between Us by lê thi diem thúy. (Fall 1998)
  • Quinceñera by Alberto An tonio (Beto) Araiza, Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, and Michael Marinez. (Fall 1998)
  • Sanango by azande. Directed by Judyie Al-Bilali. An original production with the UMass Department of Theater. (Spring 1999)
  • Stories from a Nail Salon by Club O'Noodles. Work-in-progress. (Spring 1999)
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Play adaptation by Biyi Bandele. (Spring 1999)
  • Junebug/Jack by Junebug Productions and Roadside Theater. (Spring 1999)
  • The Wedding March adapted by Rosalba Rolon from Judith Ortiz Cofer's novel. Performed by Pregones Theater. (Spring 1999)
  • Two Tales from the Boroughs: Hazelle by Hazelle Goodman and Jails, Hospitals, and Hip Hop by Danny Hoch. (Spring 1999)
  • Calling Springfield Home: Looking In/To the Future in collaboration with the UMass Department of Theater, Serious Play, Enchanted Circle Theater, and City Stage. (Spring 1999)
  • Universes – "U" Fresh out of the Box (Fall 1999)
  • Texas Trinity: Talk of the Town, Bible Belt and Other Accessories, Love in the Time of College by Paul Bonin Rodriguez. (Fall 1999)
  • Ha by Dawn Akemi Saito. (Fall 1999)
  • Urban Tattoo (reading) by Marie Humber Clemens. (Fall 1999)
  • Latino Voices/Voces Latinas: Remembering and Another Way to See by Magadalena Gomez. Performance by the Enchanted Circle Theater. (Fall 1999)
  • Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery by Shay Youngblood. Directed by Celia O. HIlson. An original production with the Mount Holyoke Department of Theater. (Fall 1999)

2000 – 2009[edit]

Spring 2000 – Fall 2001[edit]

  • Clothes by Chitra Divakaruni. A co-production with the Moutn Holyoke Department of Theater. (Spring 2000)
  • Civil Sex by Brian Freeman. Co-sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center. (Spring 2000)
  • Looking In/To the Future: Simultaneous Histories with community partners and youth. (Spring 2000)
  • Mary Stuart by Denise Stoklos. (Spring 2000)
  • Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka. An original production with the UMass Department of Theater. (Spring 2000)
  • Intersection II Conference (Fall 2000)
  • Antigona by Theresa Ralli. (Fall 2000)
  • Somewhere in the Dream by Everett Dance Company. (Fall 2000)
  • Uttar Priyadarshi by Ratan Thiyam. Presented by the Chorus Repertory Company. (Fall 2000)
  • Project 2050: Dialogues Collaboration with community partners, scholars, and youth.
  • Stop Kiss by Diana Son. An original co-production with the UMass Department of Theater. (Spring 2001)
  • Slanguage by Universes. A workshop production. (Spring 2001)
  • I Remember Mapa by Alec Mapa. (Spring 2001)
  • Culture Clash: Coast-to-Coast by Culture Clash. (Spring 2001)
  • Rome and Jewels written and performed by Rennie Harris PureMovement. (Fall 2001)
  • I was Born with 2 Tongues (Fall 2001)
  • Project 2050: Creative Candences (Fall 2001)
  • Mapaki written and performedby Dianna Fuemana. (Fall 2001)
  • Diasporican Dementia written and performed by Mariposa. (Fall 2001)

Spring 2002 – Fall 2003[edit]

  • Hair Stories by Urban Bush Woman. Co-sponsorship with the Smith Theater Department. (Spring 2002)
  • Intersections III (various artists)(Spring 2002)
  • Peaches by Cristal Truscott. Written and directed by Cristal Truscott. (Spring 2002)
  • Chrome Magnum Man written and performed by Alberto "Beto" Araiza. (Spring 2002)
  • 12 Under 25 (Spring 2002)
  • Singular Journeys (Spring 2002)
  • Detours and Crossroads (Spring 2002)
  • Project 2050: Remount (Fall 2002)
  • Word for Word (spoken word/open mic series) (Fall 2002)
  • Imagine the Angels of Bread with Martin Espada and Rubi Theater (Fall 2002)
  • Mezclasitas /Mixtures: An Evening of Three Solo Works written and performed by Nilaja Sun. (Fall 2002)
  • Word for Word (spoken word/open mic series) (Spring 2003)
  • Some Asians by Alice Tuan. (Spring 2003)
  • Playback Theater featuring Baba Israel and Playback Theater NYC. (Spring 2003)
  • Blessing the Boats written and performed by Sekou Sundiata. (Spring 2003)
  • Soular Power'd written by Rokafella and Kwikstep. Performed by Full Circle Productions. (Spring 2003)
  • Undesirable Elements: Pioneer Valley conceived, directed, and written by Ping Chong; co-written and co-directed by Talvin Wilks. (Fall 2003)
  • Word for Word (spoken word/open mic series) (Fall 2003)
  • Eyewitness Blues written and performed by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz. Directed by Talvin Wilks. (Fall 2003)
  • 2050: A Call to Action (Fall 2003)

Spring 2004 – Fall 2005[edit]

  • West Side Stories A co-production with the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School. In association with the UMass Department of Theater. Conceived and written by Roberta Uno, Harley Erdman, and the students of Amherst Regional High School and Project 2050. (Spring 2004)
  • Project 2050: Original Youth Showcase written and conceived by MJ Donoghue, Ebonee Smith, and Gabriel Gonzalez in collaboration with Talvin Wilks, Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, Rha Goddess, and Lennelle Moise. (Spring 2004)
  • Project 2050: Multi-Lingual-Schisms (Spring 2004)
  • Theater Home Movies (Fall 2004)
  • La Casa de Rigoberta Mira Al Sur by Grupo Justo Rufino Gray. (Fall 2004)
  • Project 2050: Dream! (Spring 2005)
  • Meditations with the Goddess written and performed by Rha Goddess. (Spring 2005)
  • In What Language? A Song Cycle of Lives in Transit by Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd. (Spring 2005)
  • Junebug Jabbo Jones (Spring 2005)
  • Caliente Tour Circle Around the Sun (Fall 2005)
  • Birth of An Asian featuring Kate Rigg. Written by Kate Rigg and Leah Ryan. (Fall 2005)
  • Junebug Jabbo Jones (fall 2005)
  • You Can't Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover by John O'Neal and William O'Neal. (Fall 2005)

Spring 2006 – Fall 2007[edit]

  • Nomad: The River by Yin Mei Dance. (Spring 2006)
  • Intersection IV: Re/Generations (Spring 2006)
  • Project 2050: On the Frontlines – Sex, War, and Lies (Spring 2006)
  • Continuity and Movement: Future Aesthetics Showcase (Spring 2006)
  • Trying to Find My Way Back Home by John O'Neal. (Spring 2006)
  • Lydia on the Top Floor by Terry Jenoure and the Bejewelled Ensemble (Fall 2006)
  • The Fifth Commandment by Elia Arce. (Fall 2006)
  • Somali Community Festival: NWT's Somali Women's Project(Fall 2006)
  • Project 2050: Deconstructing Dualities – Declassifying Minds, Understanding Versatility (Fall 2006)
  • 365 Days/Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks (Spring 2007)
  • Duurbaar (Unstoppable): Journeys into the Horizon by Ananya Dance Theatre. (Spring 2007)
  • Disposable Men by James Scruggs. (Spring 2007)
  • Womb-Worlds, Thirsting by Lenelle Moise. (Fall 2007)
  • Mestiza Power Written and directed by Concepcion Leon Mora and performed by Sa'as Tun. (Fall 2007)

Spring 2008 – Fall 2009[edit]

  • Scratch & Burn by D-Projects Inc. (Spring 2008)
  • Project 2050: Love in the Revolution (Spring 2008)
  • Intersection V: Creative Uprising(s) (Spring 2008)
  • Breaking Letter(s) by Suheir Hammad, in collaboration with Waleed Zaiter. (Spring 2008)
  • Community/One Showcase (Spring 2008)
  • The Pork Chop Wars by Laurie Carlos. (Fall 2008)
  • Sash & Trim written by Djola Branner and directed by Laurie Carlos. (Fall 2008)
  • Shekadii Walaalo/Sister-Story by the Walaalo! Somali Sisters Collective (Fall 2008)
  • The Best of 2050! by Project 2050 (Spring 2009)
  • Ameriville by Universes (Gamal Abdel Chasten, Mildred Ruiz, William Ruiz a.k.a. Ninja and Seven Sapp). Directed by Chay Yew. (Spring 2009)