Production History

Theatre Incognita debuted in Fall 2009 with David Mamet’s AMERICAN BUFFALO, then featured local women playwrights in Spring 2010, in three full productions. Beginning in Fall 2010 we introduced Concert Stagings (script in hand) which featured fully rehearsed stagings accompanied by musical guests (these are marked with [CS]); this allowed us to stage event-driven evenings with large casts. Spring Writes (run by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins) programs are lightly rehearsed readings.

From 2017 through 2020 Incognita was on hiatus. On our return in Spring 2021 we offered virtual streamed readings for Spring Writes, which we did again in Spring 2022.

Incognita looks forward to full, in-person stagings in 2023.

  • Poster text "David Mamet American Buffalo"
  • Poster text "The Dodgson Girls by Natalie deCombray"
  • postcard text "Ithaca get your freak on... queermonsterfreaks... a new play by Kit Wainer...TKTS 273-4497 Ticket Center Ithaca
  • text "Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin"
  • Postcard for The Laramie Project
American BuffaloDavid MametArt Studio, CSMAOct 2009;
Nov 2009
The Dodgson Girls*Natalie deCombray*Hamblin Hall, CSMAJan 2010
queermonster-freaks*Kit Wainer*Downtown Ithaca storefrontMar 21
A Room of Their Own: Plays from 3rd Floor 1996-2006*Natalie deCombray*, Kathy Kramer*, Kit Wainer*, Caissa Wilmer*, Judith Pratt*Lobby, CSMAMay 2010
Spring Writes: Plays of Natalie deCombray*Natalie deCombray*Tompkins County Public LibraryMay 2010
Blues for Mister Charlie [CS]James BaldwinSt Paul’s United Methodist ChurchOct 2010
The Baby ElephantBertolt BrechtDelilah’s on Cayuga/ The Nines/ Hamblin Hall, CSMAJan 2011
The Laramie Project [CS]Moises Kaufman & Tectonic TheatreHamblin Hall, CSMAFeb 2011
A Midsummer Night’s DreamWilliam ShakespeareHamblin Hall, CSMAMay 2011
The Importance of Being Earnest [CS]Oscar WildeHamblin Hall, CSMAOct 2011
Late: A Cowboy SongSara RuhlThe Space at GreenstarNov 2011
Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart  (a rave fable)Caridad SvichDowntown Ithaca storefrontMar 2012
Breathe: Michelle Berry and Friends* [CS]Michelle Berry*Unitarian Church, IthacaApr 2012
The Way of Water [CS]Caridad SvichCaridad SvichApr 2012
The Importance of Being Earnest [CS]Oscar WildeHamblin Hall, CSMAOct 2012
Our TownThornton WilderFall Creek StudioDec 2012
The Necropolis* [CS]Nathan Hilgartner*Hamblin Hall, CSMAJun 2013
Danny and the Deep Blue SeaJohn Patrick ShanleyRisley TheatreSep 2013
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Edward AlbeeHangar TheatreDec 2013
Romeo & JulietWilliam ShakespeareHangar TheatreMay 2014
Our TownThornton WilderHangar TheatreMay 2014
The Rimers of EldritchLanford WilsonBeverly J Martin AuditoriumApr 2015
Fool for LoveSam ShepardCircus CultureNov 2015
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens; adapted by Ross HaarstadMoosewood RestaurantDec 2016
A Spring Posy of Local Playwrights 2021*Mikel Moss*, Ana Florencia Lopez Ullola*, Kristen Wright*, Arthur Bicknell*, Sarah K. Chalmers*, Aoise Stratford*, Saviana Stanescu*, Judith Pratt*, Yvonne Fisher*, Rafael Lopez*Spring Writes: VirtualMay 2021
Playwrights in Performance 2022*Kristen Wright*, Aoise Stratford*, Ana Florencia Lopez Ullola*, Judith Pratt*Spring Writes: VirtualMay 2022

*indicates local playwright