What We Do
TINY LITTLE BAND is the collaboration between Jerry Lieblich (playwright) and Stefanie Abel Horowitz (director). Our work is collaborative from day one, when we gather a group of artists to ask some tough questions. A finished Tiny Little Band script comes after nearly two years of discussions, games, arguments, puzzles, improvisations, and daydreams. Our work is centered on feeling – what is it to feel, say, scared? Or anxious? Or unclear about which way to go in life? We have these words for feeling but they are blunt and overused. What we aim to study in our work is the kinetic, sensual experience of feeling. What does feeling actually feel like?
What We've Done
Our most recent piece, Your Hair Looked Great, premiered in February 2017 at Abrons Arts Center. Previous work includes, Ghost Stories (Cloud City, 2015 - TimeOut NY Critic's Pick), 1927 (Ars Nova ANT Fest 2014), Rod Serling: Binghamton to Syracuse, and Walt Disney and the Invention of the Human (Fresh Ground Pepper). TLB's work has been developed and shown at PRELUDE Festival, HERE Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, and Barn Arts Collective. Individually, Lieblich and Abel Horowitz have been awarded fellowships and developed work with Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, New York Theatre Workshop, New Dramatists, Page 73, BAX, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, the Lark, and The Vineyard Theater.
Who We Are
Jerry Lieblich's non-TLB writing includes includes D Deb Debbie Deborah (Clubbed Thumb - New York Times and TimeOut New York Critic's Pick), Nostalgia is a Mild Form of Grief (Playwrights Horizons, The Vineyard, Page 73) and Eudaemonia (not just 3 New Plays). Jerry is an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, a UCROSS Resident, an EST/Sloan Commission recipient, and an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Page 73's I-73 writers group. He has been a finalist for the Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship, the Princess Grace Award, Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and the Heideman Award. He writes regularly for Culturebot, is a published scientist, and used to work at a zoo. He's currently pursuing his MFA at Brooklyn College.
Stefanie Abel Horowitz is a new work director and theater maker. Outside of Tiny Little Band, her recent productions and workshops include plays by Claire Kiechel, Colby Day, Sarah DeLappe, Mia Chung, Melanie Jones, Kevin Armento, Jay Stull, Sibyl Kempson, Brian Otaño and Basil Kreimendahl. She has developed work at New Dramatists, The Lark, Pipeline, BAX, and The Amoralists. She has also assisted Lady Rizo, Holum/Stein, Kip Fagan, Bart Sher, Niegel Smith and Paul Zimet. She was an Emerging Artist in Residence at The Gym at Judson and is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.