It's about character.


The summoning wins big at the shenyc festival!

Charlotte Ahlin's new comedy garners top prizes

Best Actress: Colleen Litchfield

Best Director: Emily Lyon


Best Production: Everyone involved!

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selected for the Shenyc summer theater festival!

The Summoning was presented at the SheNYC Summer Theater Festival which featured 8 new full-length plays, musicals and adaptations by female playwrights from July 6th to July 16th, 2017.

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Circe and Morgan are college roommates, and tonight they're planning something strange. All they need to set their dangerous plan in motion is that final touch: a virgin vessel. Enter Lily, the last virgin on campus...


Photo credit Lloyd Mulvey from the performances of The Summoning at the Connelly Theater, SheNYC Summer Theater Festival

She’s 23, which you’d immediately glean from seeing this pretty young woman onstage. But you’d never know she was a mere 23 from her new play THE SUMMONING. Charlotte Ahlin knows how to write not only for Circe, the wild ‘n’ wooly character she’s playing herself, but also for her young friend Morgan and HER young friend Lily. Director Emily Lyon certainly knew how to cast it, too with Danielle Cohn as Morgan and Jacque Emord-Netzley, who had the toughest role as Lily. THE SUMMONING is an often funny, often harrowing script that keeps you guessing — even after you think you’ve made a firm decision on what’s really going on. Not so fast — the only firm idea you’ll have is that three actresses, one director and a terrific new playwright really know how to put on a show.”
— Peter Filichia, critic emeritus, The Star-Ledger


 upcoming FALL 2017 performance dates:

ChipandGus will have a benefit performance for Young Audiences Arts for Learning of New Jersey and Eastern PA on October 16 at the Princeton Elks Lodge 354 Route 518 in Blawenberg, NJ 08504.

Cocktails and nibbles at 7pm, performance at 8pm.

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2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Ensemble!

ChipandGus, oddball acquaintances, meet once a month to play ping pong. But on this funny, sad, and surprising night, something will change their relationship forever. A fast, furious, smart comedy with balls. Winner of the 2016 FringeNYC Outstanding Excellence Award for Ensemble.

Selected for the 2016 Fringe Encore Series
Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam Street, New York City, NY 10013



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is here to create, discover and rediscover great characters in drama, history, literature and modern mythology. As Neil Simon says; “Plays are about people”, and our goal is to focus on breathing life into the larger-than-life characters that people humanity, and to celebrate, inspire and communicate, through theatre and other media, the potential in each of us.



Artistic Director: John Ahlin
Managing Director: Jean Tafler
Associate Artistic Director: Charlotte Ahlin

board of directors

Charlotte Ahlin
John Ahlin
Danielle Cohn
Margaret Colin
Melanie Mitchell
Jean Tafler
David Topchik
Karen Wald



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