“I love knowing for a moment that I’m objectively better than someone else. I spend so much time comparing myself to other people … even if it’s at this weird archaic sport. Maybe that’s why sports exist?” says Athena early in the play named after her. It’s a brilliant line that frames some of the deepest questions surrounding the sport of fencing, and perhaps all sports. What does it mean to win, to truly win? And is winning a product of the mind, of the body, or of both in tandem? And in what proportion?
Welcome to your #GirlPower summer. Thrown Stone is pleased to introduce the cast and creative team of our 2022 summer season: Athena by Gracie Gardner and Hysterical! by Elenna Stauffer. These fiercely talented artists have come together to share two unabashedly candid stories of girls’ athletics. In true repertory fashion, the cast of Athena will also perform parts in Hysterical! and two intrepid “swings” will understudy multiple roles. Read more
Thrown Stone’s fifth season features two new plays about friendship, competition, and coming of age in today’s world: by Gracie Gardner, and by Elenna Stauffer in repertory at Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Read more
Last year we returned to live theatre after canceling our 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our twin mandates were to perform outdoors for Covid safety, and to participate in the national conversation on race, equity, and social justice.
Read all about it in Connection, our 2021 annual report:
Thursday, February 24 is Fairfield County’s Giving Day, and we are raising funds to support our inaugural 068 Magazine Playwriting Fellow, Phanésia Pharel. Ms. Pharel wrote the sensational new play, Should We Dance Instead?, for Thrown Stone’s 2021 season, The Suburbs.
With major support from 068 Magazine, we are pleased to announce the 068 Magazine Playwriting Fellowship and its first fellow, Phanésia Pharel. The six-month fellowship will begin February 1, and include a stipend, developmental funds, and workshops in support of the playwright’s new material. Read more
Safety is always Thrown Stone’s first priority, especially as we returned in 2021 to present The Suburbs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Performing outdoors was essential to audience safety, but for a company of artists working closely through a workshop, rehearsals, and performances, additional protocols had to be in place. Read more