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One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.


Martin Luther King

About Stay Awake!

Stay Awake! engages with the cultural and educational experience of our region through a collectanea of innovatively staged historic and uniquely creative original theatrical works.

 

We pose philosophical questions, actively confront the status quo, empower unheard voices, and awaken change.

A true artist
is not one who is inspired,
but one who inspires others.
Salvador Dali

Our Services

A space to fail | unique
Productions that encourage
risk and creative freedom

Academic investigation
Play development
Stay Awake!

The Prism Festival

10 minute play festival
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Prism Festival Playwrights

Eljon Wardally

Untitled Army Story - Lil and Benji, lifelong friends, magically meet under their favorite Weeping Willow to tackle haunting memories, explore unanswered dreams, and realize how lives are forever altered by war.

Caity-Shea Violette

Lily - Divorcees David and Susan, search for peace at their daughter Lily’s gravestone until David confesses his girlfriend is pregnant crushing all hopes of reconciliation.

Gina Femia

Nothing to Say - In the aftermath of a national tragedy Em and Audrey struggle to reconnect, face their inadequacy, and find selfless love.

Clinnesha D. Sibley

Gray - A slave master’s wife, desperate for love, convinces an alluring slave to help put the spark back into a loveless union.

Steven Young

Exit Caesar Chavez - A near fatal car crash with a homeless pedestrian causes a collision of race, economics, fear and power, driving Joey and Leonard to blows when confronted with the truth.

Thomas C. Dunn

No Good Deed - Agent Marta deftly interrogates criminal Carl Danbury, an ethical man trapped in a twisted society and struggling to sustain his humanity in a world that no longer values kindness, compassion, and charity.

Brent Englar

Wandering Poles - Piho finds Thala and Ursu in a zoo enclosure and sparks a tumultuous journey that catapults the captive bears into a serious recognition of their lives, redefining of relationship, and a painful parting.

Aleks Merilo

Tango Mike - Together, Kent and Jack, two retired servicemen, negotiate a series of personal crises, joys, and bad jokes in a life-long journey that ultimately captures the depth and value of true friendship.

James Still - When Lydia Hinkley Gives a Bird the Bird

A women’s literary club in 1859 confronts the sexual and gender politics of their day: marriage, love, independence, longing, betrayal, anatomy, and a certain nightingale which seems to dominate their lives.

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  In Development:


A Musical Project that explores the life


of one woman's struggle within the confines

of 19th century mental hospitals

Playwright: Joe York, MFA, Musical Theatre Playwriting, NYU

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tomorrow ...and the next.