Primary Stages

Primary Stages is a resident theater company at 59E59 Theaters.

Living Room Commissions
New and innovative one-acts written for the virtual world. Commissioned artists include Inda Craig-Galván, Kate Hamill, Chesney Snow, and Susan Soon He Stanton. Living Room Commissions are made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Primary Stages Board Commissioning Fund for BIPOC Artists.

Upcoming Events

NEW GOLDEN AGE - In-person Event
By Karen Hartman
Directed by Jade King Carroll

April 28 - June 9, 2022
Two sisters face down a big tech dystopia in this thrilling revolutionary tale for today.

Past Events

UNDO THE SEA - Virtual Streaming
Written by Jeffry Melnick Award Winner Inda Craig-Galván
Directed by Jennifer Chang

March 2022
A compelling virtual drama set in the here and now, UNDO THE SEA delves into the fears and frustrations of life in the age of lockdown for husband and wife duo Kim and Jaden.


by Kate Hamill
directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel

September 22-October 13, 2021

A brand new comedy from Kate Hamill (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE) that tells the chaotically comical story of pyramid schemes and opportunists embracing sisterhood as a business agenda.

by Charles Busch
directed by Carl Andress

September 30 - October 4, 2020

Originally presented at 59E59 Theaters in 2014, THE TRIBUTE ARTIST features Charles Busch as an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse in this quick-witted farce.

Chesney Snow and Diedre Murray

November 11-15, 2020

Chesney Snow joins Pulitzer finalist and Obie-winning composer Diedre Murray for his new choreopoem commissioned by Primary Stages. SOIL BENEATH:AN EMPIRICAL DECAY is a visceral, timely, and nuanced exploration of race, class, and American political culture told through the mediums of poetry, storytelling, dance, and music.

Written and performed by Charlayne Woodard

November 18-22, 2020

Delivered with penetrating grace and candor, Woodard luminous one-woman show is a hilarious litany on the joys of children in our lives.