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Waterwell New plays, musicals and bold re-interpretation of classics. Waterwell is a unique ensemble of theater artists dedicated to the creation of new work and the bold re-interpretation of classics.

Founded in 2002 by A***n Moayed and Tom Ridgely, the company’s special blend of music, theater and social dialog has been nominated for three IT awards, a Drama Desk, a New York Magazine Culture Award and Village Voice Best of NYC.

Operating as usual

03/04/2022

Waterwell’s very own Co-Founder Arian Moayed was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talking about Invenmting Anna, Succession, his kids and Waterwell. A huge, emotional congrats - we are so proud!🎉

THE CAST OF 7 MINUTES!✨ - We could not be more inspired by the artistry and insight of these 11 women and gender non-con...
03/01/2022

THE CAST OF 7 MINUTES!✨ - We could not be more inspired by the artistry and insight of these 11 women and gender non-conforming actors, and we can’t wait to share their work with you. Swipe to meet our outstanding cast members and see them in person in 7 Minutes, running from March 17 - April 10 at HERE (145 6th Avenue in Manhattan). Ticket link in bio ✨

🩸F’N A🩸features Waterwell Drama Program Class of 2024. Tickets are available through the QR code on the poster. Show run...
02/09/2022

🩸F’N A🩸features Waterwell Drama Program Class of 2024. Tickets are available through the QR code on the poster. Show runs Feb. 10th - 12th so get your tickets now in bio! 🩸🔪

Waterwell is proud to announce our next production: 7 MINUTES! ⏰ ⏰ 11 women on the union council of their textile factor...
02/02/2022

Waterwell is proud to announce our next production: 7 MINUTES! ⏰
⏰ 11 women on the union council of their textile factory.
⏰ New owners take over.
⏰ The council has only 90 minutes to vote on a decision with serious consequences for everyone at the factory.
💫 Written by Stefano Massini (The Lehman Trilogy), translated by Francesca Spedalieri, directed by Mei Ann Teo and produced in association with Working Theater. Tickets in link in bio!🎉

💫The Love of the Nightingale💫features Waterwell Drama Program Class of 2023 and 2024. Tickets are available through the ...
02/01/2022

💫The Love of the Nightingale💫features Waterwell Drama Program Class of 2023 and 2024. Tickets are available through the QR code on poster. Show runs Feb. 3 - 5th so get your tickets now! 🐦

Calling all current 8th Graders! The Waterwell Drama Program starts auditions next week! More information in the link in...
01/21/2022

Calling all current 8th Graders! The Waterwell Drama Program starts auditions next week! More information in the link in bio 🏆

Congrats to our co-founder Arian Moayed on the release of Season 2 of The Accidental Wolf that has been called “ Binge-W...
01/14/2022

Congrats to our co-founder Arian Moayed on the release of Season 2 of The Accidental Wolf that has been called “ Binge-Worthy” by Forbes.com. Check out both seasons on Amazon Prime and Topic. 👏

Congrats to our co-founder @arianmoayed on the release of Season 2 of The Accidental Wolf (@accidentalwolf ) that has be...
01/14/2022

Congrats to our co-founder @arianmoayed on the release of Season 2 of The Accidental Wolf (@accidentalwolf ) that has been called “ Binge-Worthy” by Forbes.com. Check out both seasons on @amazonprimevideo and @topicstories. 👏

We are so happy to say that the Borders, Borderlands, Crossings exhibition in Athens, Greece is up and running with supp...
12/17/2021

We are so happy to say that the Borders, Borderlands, Crossings exhibition in Athens, Greece is up and running with support from community members worldwide. The Flores Exhibits were included in this exhibition along with some other incredible works of art. We are so proud of the work we co-produced with @bwayadvocacycoalition Check out some photos from the event! ✨

“Since first discovering Waterwell in 2012, I have been drawn to the artistically daring, emotionally potent theater and...
12/15/2021

“Since first discovering Waterwell in 2012, I have been drawn to the artistically daring, emotionally potent theater and film productions generated by this company. The productions address critical civic issues and leverage community partnerships which have an impact far beyond the artists on stage and audiences in seats. Your support has an unparalleled impact on the entire Waterwell community.” Donate today thru the link in our bio!

It’s #GivingTuesday! Please consider supporting Waterwell’s mission to tell stories that grapple with complex civic ques...
11/30/2021

It’s #GivingTuesday! Please consider supporting Waterwell’s mission to tell stories that grapple with complex civic questions and train storytellers who will change the world 💫

We are excited to share that our project, The Flores Exhibits, is part of an exhibition in Greece! “Borders, Borderlands...
11/19/2021

We are excited to share that our project, The Flores Exhibits, is part of an exhibition in Greece! “Borders, Borderlands, Crossings” opens tonight in Athens! The exhibit is all art examining borders as historical and political constructs that determine who belongs and who doesn’t. We are so honored and excited to be presented internationally alongside artists grappling with the many diverse experiences and urgent questions at borders in the world today.

Shoutout to our co-founder Arian Moayed on his feature in Thrillist👏   Go check out the article to learn about why Arian...
11/16/2021

Shoutout to our co-founder Arian Moayed on his feature in Thrillist👏 Go check out the article to learn about why Arian Is So Much More Than Stewy from 'Succession' 🏆 Check out the article here - https://www.thrillist.com/arian-moayed-succession-stewy-interview 🤩

Picture credit: Cole Saladino/ Thrillist

🏆Congrats🏆to @frislysoberanis for being awarded the Next Generation Award by the Hispanic Access Foundation for his film...
11/04/2021

🏆Congrats🏆to @frislysoberanis for being awarded the Next Generation Award by the Hispanic Access Foundation for his film “I Know What Pandemic Means,” which Waterwell co-produced with Documented. “I am thankful to the folks over at the Hispanic Access Foundation for creating space where our film could be screened and for the award we received,” Soberanis said. “A big shout out to the team who helped put the piece together and the folks who shared and trusted their stories with us.” Pa’lante, Frisly!👏

NYC! Next Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 PM, War Words - a Pulitzer Prize nominated, docu-play in the words of the men an...
11/03/2021

NYC! Next Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 PM, War Words - a Pulitzer Prize nominated, docu-play in the words of the men and women who served in the U.S. Military during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars - will be shown at The Intrepid, followed by a Talk-Back! We have learned over the years of partnering with @intrepidmuseum that all of their events are remarkably illuminating and worthwhile. We hope that you’ll attend this event to recognize Veterans Day and reflect on what it means to you. To RSVP - go to https://mailchi.mp/newyorkrep.org/war-words-rsvp 🎥

Hard to choose between these two great events - hope to see you at one! 🤩⭐️TODAY at 7:00p, Sonny Vega is hosting “Our Nu...
10/28/2021

Hard to choose between these two great events - hope to see you at one! 🤩
⭐️TODAY at 7:00p, Sonny Vega is hosting “Our Nuestra / Our Voices” - a *free* virtual film screening and art showcase. We are thrilled that she is including Sé Lo Que Es Pandemia / I Know What Pandemic Means - the short documentary by @frislysoberanis that Waterwell co-produced with Documented. Link in bio if you want to tune in!
⭐️On the next slide - @frislysoberanis also co-founded a collective of filmmakers named Tierra Narrative who are hosting an incredible conversation TONIGHT at 7p “Movement, Landscape and Identity”.  Tierra Narrative is a multimedia production house dedicated to the creation of new narratives through transnational productions between the Central American diaspora and the isthmus. If you can’t join the conversation - definitely check out the short films, available on their website until tomorrow night(https://tierranarrative.com/cine)

We are back! We started rehearsal on Indecent by Paula Vogel at PPAS earlier this month and we are excited! These are so...
10/27/2021

We are back! We started rehearsal on Indecent by Paula Vogel at PPAS earlier this month and we are excited! These are some pictures from our first rehearsal back two weeks ago. Can’t wait to update you throughout the process! 🎭#indecentplayppas

Congrats to @Arian on his feature in the New York Post! We are honored to have him as our co-founder and it’s clear that...
10/21/2021
‘Succession’ star Arian Moayed can’t impress his mom

Congrats to @Arian on his feature in the New York Post! We are honored to have him as our co-founder and it’s clear that his values and how he wishes to impact the world influences our strong community values at Waterwell 🏆

https://nypost.com/2021/10/15/succession-co-star-arian-moayed-mom-isnt-impressed/

Arian Moayed may be on “Succession,” one of the hottest shows on television — but that doesn’t really impress his mom. The Iranian-born actor, 41, who came to the US followi…

Spread the word - Waterwell is hiring a Development Manager! If you know anyone who might like to join our team full tim...
10/18/2021
JOB OPENING: Development Manager | Waterwell

Spread the word - Waterwell is hiring a Development Manager! If you know anyone who might like to join our team full time, send them our way!
http://waterwell.org/job-opening-development-manager/

Waterwell is a group of artists, educators and producers dedicated to telling engrossing stories in unexpected ways that deliberately wrestle with complex civic questions. We create productions that are creatively daring and emotionally potent to cultivate connections across real and perceived divid...

Hear what Latinx Heritage means to Anya Jimenez, who is a student of Waterwell Education's High School Drama Program at ...
10/12/2021

Hear what Latinx Heritage means to Anya Jimenez, who is a student of Waterwell Education's High School Drama Program at the Professional Performing Arts School. 🎭 💫

Waterwell has released an update on our commitment to Anti-Racism through our first annual Accountability + Transparency...
10/05/2021

Waterwell has released an update on our commitment to Anti-Racism through our first annual Accountability + Transparency Progress Report. We hope this report will provide: a view into leadership’s progress, a regular venue for transparency within Waterwell, and a clear document for our community to keep us accountable and give us feedback. See the full report via the link in bio.

Congratulations to our friends Bway Advocacy Coalition for their special Tony Award! Waterwell was able to have one of o...
10/01/2021

Congratulations to our friends Bway Advocacy Coalition for their special Tony Award! Waterwell was able to have one of our most meaningful collaborations working with BAC to make The Flores Exhibits. We just passed two years since we premiered that project (check out a couple of pictures from our launch party!) Much love, BAC - we continue to be inspired by all your work!

Congratulations to our friends @bwayadvocacycoalition for their special Tony Award! Waterwell was able to have one of ou...
10/01/2021

Congratulations to our friends @bwayadvocacycoalition for their special Tony Award! Waterwell was able to have one of our most meaningful collaborations working with BAC to make The Flores Exhibits. We just passed two years since we premiered that project (check out a couple of pictures from our launch party!)  Much love, BAC - we continue to be inspired by all your work!

* ANNOUNCEMENT *The short documentary by filmmaker Frisly Soberanis that Waterwell co-produced with Documented will be i...
08/09/2021

* ANNOUNCEMENT *
The short documentary by filmmaker Frisly Soberanis that Waterwell co-produced with Documented will be included in the Mayor’s Office NYC Homecoming Week programming, curated by Rooftop Films! Friday, August 20th, at the New York Hall of Science

Reserve your free tickets today to see this stunning 15 minute short documentary, alongside 4 other remarkable works that celebrate the City’s collective perseverance.

I KNOW WHAT PANDEMIC MEANS (SÉ LO QUE ES PANDEMIA)
This visual and auditory experience is an attempt to meditate on what happened and how it felt to be so close to instability and illness in one of the epicenters of the Coronavirus pandemic in Elmhurst, Queens. Created with images that felt like love and tranquility to reject the notion that death and despair were the only things that folks experienced.

https://rooftopfilms.com/nychomecomingweek/?id=homecoming-week-new-york-shorts

Cabaret on the Couch  is supporting Waterwell with their next virtual concert! Join us Friday at 8p ET for a great hour ...
07/29/2021

Cabaret on the Couch is supporting Waterwell with their next virtual concert! Join us Friday at 8p ET for a great hour of performances, including a beautiful video from the middle schoolers of the Waterwell Drama Program, and help support our work. Check out the Cabaret on the Couch page for more info!

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Fleet Week Follies (annually over Memorial Day Weekend during Fleet Week)
The Courtroom
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PAST:
Hamlet - 2017
Blueprint Specials - 2017
GOODBAR - 2012
The Wizard of Wall Street - 2010
#9 - 2008/9
The|King|Operetta - 2007
Marco Millions (based on lies) - 2006
The Persians... - 2005
Sweetness & Light - 2004
Chill & Serve - 2003
Stuck - 2003
Fuenteovejuna - 2003
Lost In Yemen - 2002

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A great labor-themed play opening next month off Broadway! Learn more about 7 Minutes by Waterwell below. 🎭
Thrilled to announce our upcoming production and partnership with Waterwell. For more information and tickets visit: https://www.waterwell.org/7-minutes
Are you just as excited as we are? The NYC ETA 2021-2022 Arts Internship application will soon be going live! For students within our partner schools who have an interest in the arts, want to gain workplace skills, be immersed in arts opportunities, and get paid, THIS IS THE PROGRAM FOR YOU! Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work at one of these various organizations: Society Of Illustrators The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The Noguchi Museum Bronx River Art Center Arts Gowanus Groundswell Community Mural Project Martha Graham Dance Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Mark Morris Dance Group Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre Studio- The Academy Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance Building Beats Kaufman Music Center (Face the Music) The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Castellano's House of Music Waterwell Astoria Performing Arts Center Pregones / PRTT Roundabout Theatre Company Epic Theatre Ensemble BRIC DCTV Museum of the Moving Image Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange There will be an Application Open House on Friday, September 24th from 4:30PM-6PM. Students, their families, and school contacts are welcome to attend and learn more about these incredible organizations! Click the link below to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170224715707 #artsed #artsedmatters #schoolyearinternship #openhouse
"That's my fear, that in the future, we forget all that we saw and we continue, in quotes, like everything is normal or to normalcy with our eyes blindfolded." Listen to stories of the pandemic from New York City's undocumented Latino community. 📽 by Waterwell and URL Media partner Documented: https://pandemia.nyc/ The documentary, "Sé Lo Que Es Pandemia," grew from Documented's efforts serving Latino immigrants in New York City with a Spanish language newsletter on WhatsApp: https://documentedny.com/whatsapp/ "Their stories were about loss, community, financial pressures and an overwhelming sense of helplessness," Max Siegelbaum told Poynter: https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2021/here-are-some-films-and-short-documentaries-about-local-news/ Read more: https://documentedny.com/2021/05/12/i-know-what-pandemic-means-behind-the-scenes-of-our-first-film/
Regram Waterwell Big shoutout to current Waterwell Drama Program senior, @meliki_hurd! As part of a series of Black filmmakers' short films for @Netflix, Meliki stars in HOME by @Ellie.Foumbi! HOME is a horror story about a family’s move to the suburbs. ***Note: This film includes imagery that may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
Join us for Children of Bellevue’s premier food and wine tasting fundraiser, Toast to the Children: Home Edition. The event is an all-virtual celebration benefiting Children of Bellevue, hosted by Tom Colicchio—‘Top Chef’ Star and owner of Crafted Hospitality—and will stream on Thursday, May 13 at 7 PM ET.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Children of Bellevue will also present the Children’s Champion Award for 2021 to honoree Waterwell in recognition of their incredible work on behalf of children at the border and immigrant families. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ For more information on our honorees and tickets to the event, visit http://bit.ly/ToastHomeEdition.
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#NowPublished THE COURTROOM: A REENACTMENT OF ONE WOMAN’S DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS transcripts arranged by A***n Moayed Created from verbatim transcripts and produced by Waterwell, THE COURTROOM is an uncanny examination of the U.S. immigration system and one woman at its mercy. ⚖ Elizabeth Keathley, a Filipina immigrant, entered the United States on a K-3 visa to live with her husband, a U.S. citizen. When applying for her driver’s license at an Illinois DMV, Keathley inadvertently said “yes” to the form question of registering to vote, and subsequently received a voter registration card in the mail. With this card, Keathley voted in a midterm congressional election, violating U.S. election law. When the mistake was discovered at her citizenship hearings, the Department of Homeland Security ordered her deportation. Elizabeth Keathley’s case went from Chicago Immigration Court all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Drama 4 men, 5 women (flexible casting) — Available here → bit.ly/DPSTheCourtroom
The civic-minded theatre company Waterwell has announced a national series called The Flores Exhibits: Conversations Around the Country, aimed at creating meaningful conversations about immigration.
Videos from the Flores-Exhibits.org to Catalyze Meaningful Conversation About Immigration: Today, we recommend that you watch Exhibit #10, share it with a friend, and have a conversation about immigration. Waterwell The Flores Exhibits
Exploring the Arts has had a summer like no other! Due to the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and conversations surrounding race and social justice in America, ETA staff decided that it was important to provide an enriching summer opportunity for our students. Rising senior interns in both NYC and LA got the opportunity to work remotely, building professional skills and expressing themselves creatively while getting paid. Interns in LA continued to work remotely at their internship sites. Interns in NYC were paired with an artistic mentor to focus on creative art-making in their chosen art discipline. Interns from both cities participated in professional development and artistic workshops, where they learned digital skills, discipline-specific techniques and programs, and strategies to give them a leg-up for college and post-secondary goals. Two of the interns from our Summer 2020 Arts Internship Program, Brianna and Enzo, narrate the full extent of what both cities accomplished in the attached video! Intern-created projects from the summer can also be viewed here: (NYC) https://spark.adobe.com/page/7VENXM0tRSxPR/ (LA) https://spark.adobe.com/page/ejylPdjjFhP6c/ We are so proud of our interns and so grateful to the Mentors that nurtured their growth this summer! We also want to give heartfelt thanks to the partners that helped facilitate programming for us this summer: Waterwell Society Of Illustrators ICP - International Center of Photography The Opportunity Network Building Beats CultureHub Los Angeles Pasadena Media #artsedmatters #summer2020 #summerinternship
Maybe you’ve seen today’s guest, A***n Moayed, on HBO’s Emmy-Award winning show, Succession, where he played Stewy. Or, in movies where he worked with legends like Bill Murray, Spike Lee. Or, on stage, where he was nominated for a TONY. Or, you might’ve caught his groundbreaking thriller, The Accidental Wolf, which he wrote and directed, starring Kelli O’Hara, Laurie Metcalf, Denis O’Hare, and a cast of 36 Tony nominations. A***n’s family fled Iran when he was just a little kid, taking a years-long journey that split the family between different countries, and eventually landed them just outside Chicago, where they set about building a new life in a radically different world. Acting became a fast passion and he began to develop a genuine love for theater and set about crafting a career. But along the way, he also realized that acting, for him, was also a pathway to writing, advocacy, and education. He became an award-winning writer/director and co-founded the theater/film production and arts education venture, Waterwell, where his heart is most boldly on display in the guiding the growth of teachers and 6-12th graders in New York City’s free theater training program, and exploring not just performance, but citizenship, service, equality, advocacy, justice, and what it means to be human. We all need more of that these days. We’re so excited to share this Best Of conversation with you today.