10 Directors. 10 Hours. 10 New Work-In-Progress Showings.
Heedless Hungry Lovesick is a romantic epiccharting 11 years in the lives of 9 characters, as they journey through youngadulthood, in an unstable country headed towards revolution. The play exploreshow youthful passion survives—if at all—the trials of growing up in a perilousworld. Originally written with the Flea Theater’s Bats Ensemble in mind, Heedless…is a play meant to showcasethe desire and enthusiasm of young performers and places it in a politicalcontext.
The First Stage Festival is where new work takes its first steps. 10 directors will have 10 hours to focus, manifest, and present a particular moment or element of a new work for an audience. 10 work-in-progress showings will provide glimpses into the future of the American Theater.