Babes in the Wood | Spring 2019

May 1st - 4th, 2019


by Emily Wiest

Directed by Kate Bergstrom


Ashley, Anna, and Paulie live in a converted loft on the outskirts of an Eastern Seaboard city.


Paulie suffers chronic melancholy, Ashley struggles with alcohol and Anna has had bouts of mania since undergrad. They all dreamed this life would be, perhaps, something different. Matters come to crisis when Anna suffers a manic attack and Ashley discovers her true feelings for Paulie are unrequited.



May 1 - 2:30pm
May 3 - 8:00pm
May 4 - 2:30pm



Production Team

Producer Yuchen Xia

Production Stage Manager Lola Bao

Scenic Designer Jason Liles

Costume Designer Sam Guglielmo

Lighting Designer Ebony Burton

Sound Designer Caroline Eng



Running Time

90 minutes, with no intermission


About the Playwright

Emily Wiest is a New York based playwright. She has explored the art of theatre-making by studying text whilst apprenticing for great minds such as Austin Pendleton (Hamlet), Brian Kulick (Mother Courage), Billy Carden (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and Simon McBurney (All My Sons).  Her undergraduate Special Studies was on Rockumentary Filmmaking where she created A Digital Love Letter to Slim Shady, a cinematic self-portrait (short film) and Wal-Mart (video art). BadPuss: A Popumentary is Emily’s first feature film and is currently being distributed through indieflix. Emily also wrote Lackadaisical Baby (full-length screenplay.) Emily's theatrical works include Peaches (short), Maude & Benny, Alphabet City,  Brother & Sister, and her current work is Babes in the Wood.                                                                          

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Ford Foundation Studio Theatre
Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Meet the Playwrights: Emily Wiest '19

Meet the Playwrights: Emily Wiest '19

April 29, 2019

Babes in the Wood, written by Emily Wiest '19 (Playwriting) and directed by Kate Bergstrom will be the first play performed as part of the New Plays Festival 2019 featuring nine new plays by the graduating MFA playwriting class. 

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