Bard at the Gate

OVERVIEW & COMING UP

A simple glance at plays that are ground-breaking: plays that were too ambitious, too quirky, and too smart to be contained.

Strong scripts. Raw talent. New audiences. New Bards.

 

Bard at the Gate directly responds to the lack of representation of diverse voices within the American theatrical canon. This uniquely curated virtual reading series is designed to become a widely accessible platform for powerful, overlooked plays by BIPOC, female, LGBTQIA+, and disabled artists. Play selection is curated by Paula Vogel, Nicole A. Watson, and the Bard at the Gate Advisory Council, composed of top leaders in the theater industry from across the country.

  

PREMIERE: NOVEMBER 12, 2023 at 7PM ET

Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light

 

THIS IS A VIRTUAL PRODUCTION

Presented by the playwright, Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light blends storytelling, music, movement, and poetic language—a healing ceremony that chronicles the challenges young protagonist Redbird faces on her path to healing and self-determination.

 

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Season 3 (2022-2023)

WINGS OF NIGHT SKY, WINGS OF MORNING LIGHT, written and performed by Joy Harjoy, directed by Madeline Sayet. premieres Sunday, November 12 on BROADWAY ON DEMAND.
Live talk back to follow, with Joy Harjo, Paula Vogel and Madeline Sayet, moderated by Mary Kathryn Nagle, streamed live from The Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, OK.

Previous Bard at the Gate productions available now on BROADWAY ON DEMAND: TENT REVIVAL by Majkiin Homquist, CUT by Nikki Massoud, and SHAPESHIFTER by Laura Schellhardt
 

Season 2 (2021-2022)

In partnership with McCarter Theatre Center, Bard at the Gate curated and produced four virtual readings of powerful plays, available now on Broadway on Demand:  HOW TO RAISE A FREEMAN by Zakiyyah Alexander, SONNETS FOR AN OLD CENTURY by Jose Rivera, CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN JR.'S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY by Lloyd Suh, and PASSING by Dipika Guha.  

 

Season 1 (2020-2021)

The plays in Season 1 of Bard at the Gate were chosen by Paula Vogel from among the hundreds and hundreds of scripts she has read and/or mentored over four decades: works that have been overlooked and never produced, along with plays that deserve a wider audience.  

Season 1 included Eisa Davis' BULRUSHER, Kermit Frasier's KERNEL OF SANITY, THE DROLL by Meg Miroshnik, and ORIGIN STORY by Dan LeFranc. 

CREATIVE TEAM & ADVISORY COUNCIL

Creative Team
Advisory Council

PRESS

Paula Vogel's Streaming Theatre Series Bard at the Gate Reveals 2022-23 Season

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A 1978 Play Plucked From the Slush Pile Gets a Timely New Reading

The New York Times   
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Matthew Hancock, Abigail Breslin, More Set For Kernel of Sanity Stream

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Bard At The Gate: PAULA VOGEL CHAMPIONS PLAYWRIGHTS

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Paula Vogel: "Crisis Is Always an Opportunity for Change"

Theatermania
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Bard at the Gate is made possible by our generous community of supporters. 

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Bard at the Gate Vanguard Circle

Roz and Jerry Meyer   ●   Sallie B. Goodman Fund   ●   Daryl Roth

Elizabeth Armstrong   ●   Larry Hirschhorn and Melissa Posen

 

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