Picking Palin


a new play by stephen padilla

How did a certain first-term, little-known governor from Alaska become the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate?  The better question is why.


The New Yorker

Goings On About Town: New York International Fringe Festival

“Highlights include...Stephen Padilla’s ‘Picking Palin.’”

The New York Observer

What We Love This Week

“Top on our list is writer-director Stephen Padilla’s Picking Palin...it’s garnered great notices so far.”

New York Magazine

New York International Fringe

Festival: Critics’ Pick

“Some of this year’s most memorable titles include Picking Palin.”

Back Stage

N.Y. Fringe Lineup Announced

“Highlights include the premiere of Stephen Padilla’s ‘Picking Palin,’ a new play that scrutinizes the former Alaska governor’s rise to prominence.”

Asbury Park Press

2010 Fringe Fest Include Monmouth County Actors

“Stephen Padilla’s already acclaimed study of how and why a ‘certain first-term, little-known governor’ was thrust into the limelight of a presidential campaign.”


Friday, 8/13 - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, 8/18 - 1:30 PM

Saturday, 8/21 - 9:45 PM

Wednesday, 8/25 - 9:30 PM

Saturday, 8/28 - 12:00 PM

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Connelly Theater

220 East 4th Street

(Avenue A & Avenue B)

New York, NY 10009

F to 2nd Avenue

FringeNYC Venue #2

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NY Theatre

FringeNYC Festival Review:

Picking Palin

“Picking Palin does something that too few contemporary American dramas do, which is to reflect seriously on our current political culture and raise questions—some admittedly unanswerable—about how things got the way they did in this country. In a time when news gets stale within hours instead of days, theatre that makes us focus on recent events with intelligence and clarity is certainly welcome.”

The Wall Street Journal

Getting Political, Losing the Pounds

“A serious deliberation that is ultimately about winning at all costs. The arguments are well constructed and surprisingly nuanced.”

Theater Mania

2010 FringeNYC Festival

Roundup #1

“Padilla -- who also directs his able cast with an abler hand than many playwrights apply to their handiwork -- achieves a convincing you-are-there quality.”

Time Out New York

Fringe Festival Review:

Picking Palin

“Credit playwright Stephen Padilla for digging out nuance from both sides of the aisle.”

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“utterly, unquestionably, staggeringly authentic”

-John Glavin, author of After Dickens