2013/14 Season Theme: Just Ripe

Just RIPE is a season of artistic work that uncovers and exposes the juicy state of ripeness. What does it mean to come to fruition – as a body, an individual, a society? How do we know the moment of perfect eat-ability? Is it by the fullness of its shape, its seductive scent, or the flow of saliva? How long will it take to move from ready to rot? Through an exploration of food, sex and death, Ragged Wing Ensemble serves up a season of the senses, conjuring works of art that tempt, titillate and stir the imagination evoking physical responses from the viewer.



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A girl is ripening on the edge of town, uncontrolled, chaotic, voracious. This is an orderly place. Everything is on the map: the last scrap of woods, the old house on the outskirts. You can see the line where the big new road will go. Right through Red’s room.

Everyone thinks the predators are gone. But what if they’ve just gone… inside?

Inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, the most sexually charged of folk tales, REDWOLF is a world-premiere, full-length play co-written by Ragged Wing Artistic Director Amy Sass and nationally recognized playwright Anthony Clarvoe.  Ripe with hunger, sexuality, and the conflict between the paved and the wild, REDWOLF follows a young woman’s journey from girlhood to wolfhood.

This show marks the culmination of Ragged Wing’s JUST RIPE season and our first full-length show in our new home, The Flight Deck.


JUN 6-14, 2014

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The Flight Deck will celebrate our grand opening with a week of festivities from June 6-14. The party begins on First Friday, 6/6/2014, with an event highlighting the debut of 1540 Broadway (The Flight Deck and Township restaurant) as the new hot downtown destination, and runs through Saturday 6/14/2014 and the annual Ragged Wing Ensemble Gala. In between the Flight Deck’s resident companies will host a gallery opening reception, workshops, performances, interactive art installations, and tours. Check back for more details as we unveil all the exciting surprises we’re lining up!



What are the perfect ingredients of a ripe moment? How do you know when a situation has past its peak and started to rot? Whether food, friendship, or love, everything has its moment. A Recipe for Ripe, an original play collaboratively written by Youth Ensemble students and instructors, explores the experience of young love, the internal world of isolated teens and hijinks on a fairy tale farm gone foul. The Ragged Wing Youth Ensemble serves up a ripe show full of movement, poetry, story and song.


JAN 17-19 and 24-26, 2014

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Created and directed by Ragged Wing’s Core Ensemble
Ragged Wing’s Core Ensemble will lead the creation of FIERCE PLAYS in a condensed time frame of fourteen days. Why work under the gun? It’s theatrical atheleticism! What makes a play FIERCE? Exploration! Working at the collision of DARING and DISCIPLINE! PLAY, RIGOR, MYSTERY and the spirit of YES! NOW! At Envision Academy.


OCT 19 – NOV 2, 2013

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This event is FREE. Our 4th annual fall festival show featuring an original play and immersive installations
Do you hear that? Do you feel that? All in the same park and all at the same time a former couple has come to spread the ashes of a dead parent; a woman busks for spare change while her baby sleeps in a stroller; spirits in borrowed bodies try to remember their past lives over a picnic of leftovers.