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Open: 10/24/15- Close: 10/24/15 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts - 2015-16 Season
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Announces its 2015-16 Season

 

Tickets now on sale for Michael Feinstein, the Vienna Boys Choir, Darlene Love,

Clifford the Big Red Dog™ -- Live!, Moscow Festival Ballet, and more!

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 2015-16 Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Hailing from Austria, Russia, China, Canada, and across the United States, the awards-winning artists include both Brooklyn Center premieres and returning favorites. Tickets go on sale exclusively to Brooklyn Center Members on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1pm, with general sales beginning on Thursday, May 14.

Venue:
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 08/15/15- Close: 08/29/15 IDEAS, NOT THEORIES
Three magical creatures secretly inhabit a warehouse. These creatures are awakened by a kid who stumbles into the room and begins to discover its sounds. Once awakened, the magical creatures join the child as they go on an adventure of sound and music that can be created inside the room by using the objects in it. By doing this, they discover the magical potential that the warehouse has.

Combining percussion music and theatrical elements, Ideas, Not Theories features original music by Reynaliz Herrera which explores the use of unconventional instruments such as: bikes, tap and body percussion, water as well as traditional percussion instruments such as: marimbas and drums.

Ideas, Not Theories, Reynaliz Herrera’s theatrical percussion performance for all ages, will be part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival–FringeNYC–August

Venue:
The Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
Open: 10/08/15- Close: 10/24/15 MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED)
The days of political correctness have forced a prudish Queen Duncan to employ generals of all genders, races and sexual orientations into her army. Yet these times are still filled with the nepotism and prejudices of the past and General Macbeth struggles to be seen just as competent as his straight counterparts. With the conviction and support of his husband, and the predictions of greatness and power bestowed upon him by a trio of enslaved witches, he goes down a dangerous path of betrayal, greed and murder. 

Featuring a cast of eight women and eight men.


About the Company: Fab Marquee Productions

A creative development company producing irresistibly visceral, visual and literary experiences. 

 

http://www.fabmarqueeproductions.com

Venue:
14th St. Y Theater : 344 East 14th Street
Open: 10/08/15- Close: 10/24/15 MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED)
Set in the near future, the days of political correctness have forced a prudish Queen Duncan to employ generals of all races and sexual orientations into her army. Yet these times are still filled with the nepotism and prejudices of the past and General Macbeth struggles to be seen just as competent as his straight counterparts, but with the conviction and support of his husband and the predictions of greatness and power bestowed upon him by a trio of enslaved minority witches, he goes down a dangerous path of betrayal, greed and murder. 


About the Company: Fab Marquee Productions

Antonio Miniño's FMP is a creative development company producing irresistibly visceral, visual and literary experiences.

 

http://www.fabmarqueeproductions.com

http://www.facebook.com/fabmarqueeproductions

Venue:
The Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
Open: 08/20/15- Close: 09/20/15 NJ REP PRESENTS U.S. PREMIERE OF NOBODY'S GIRL BY RICK VIEDE AUGUST 20-SEPTEMBER 20
Is there anything more scandalous than a juicy tell-all memoir? Viciously funny, Nobody’s Girl features a potpourri of outrageous characters who wheel and deal in a high stakes game for glory. It is an unforgiving, hilarious satire of today’s frenzied media and those who will do anything to be on top. Be prepared for plenty of twists and turns, and razor sharp wit.

The cast includes Gregory Haney, Judith Hawking, Layla Khoshnoudi, and Jacob A. Ware and is directed by Erica Gould. Sneak preview performances to this limited engagement begin Thursday, August 20 with opening night Saturday, August 22 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and will run  through Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 08/14/15- Close: 08/23/15 She-rantulas From Outer Space - In 3d!
She-Rantulas From Outer Space – in 3D!, a gender-bending comedy of horrors that The San Diego Union-Tribune calls “a smart, wonderfully detailed and very funny mash up of ‘50s B horror movies, McCarthy-era hysteria and Charles Busch drag comedies,” will enoy its New York premiere as part of this summer’s New York International Fringe Festival

In She-Rantulas From Outer Space - in 3D! Betty, a lovely and rather confused homemaker and her unbearably adorable eight-year old daughter, Suzie, are new in town.  It's 1957, and without a man to head up their little household our two heroines need to find a suitable place to live - and quick!  As fate would have it, Betty and her young

Venue:
Lynn Redgrave Theater : 45 Bleecker Street
Open: 08/20/15- Close: 08/30/15 Stockholm Savings
Stockholm Savings is a modern-day reimagining of Frank Pierson’s Dog Day Afternoon.

In this immersive production, a botched bank robbery in Muncie, Indiana quickly unravels, unleashing a media circus. Police brutality, LGBT rights, and racism are explored in this meditation on America’s obsession with spectacle. Adam—a charismatic human bullhorn—and his accomplice Andre—a stoic former military officer in Iraq—hold four bank employees hostage while they negotiate their escape with local law enforcement. Over the course of the long ordeal, an odd bond is formed between the robbers and the hostages.

The remarkable event, which marks its 43rd anniversary during the New York International Fringe Festival’s run, has already inspired three movies, an art installation at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and a dramatization in

Venue:
THe CSV Center Flamboyan Theatre : 107 Suffolk St. (between Rivington
Open: 08/28/15- Close: 08/28/15 THE BOYS ARE ANGRY
The Boys Are Angry follows three young millennials: AJ, a Reddit philosopher, semi- professional blogger, and militant Men’s-Rights-Activist-cum-Red-Piller; Quinn, a software programmer, self-described romantic, and AJ’s childhood friend; and The Girl, a friendly baker, the object of Quinn’s affections, and the blank canvas onto which both men project their fantasies. From a small, dark wing of a large, run-down compound and through a series of conversations both real and imagined, the play investigates on- and offline communication; present-day American masculinity; and the violent hatred of women at the dark heart of the Manosphere.

Maineland Productions presents the New York premiere of Jillie Mae Eddy’s The Boys Are Angry as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival–FringeNYC– August 14th–30th.

Venue:
Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre : 115 MacDougal ST.
Open: 08/20/15- Close: 08/29/15 THE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL
A new metafictional comedy on the art of the deal by FringeNYC veteran Jim Shankman. Craig J. George directs a cast of two including Jim Shankman* (Winner, Best Actor – United Solo 2013) and Steven Mark Friedman*.  *Member, AEA.

Willy Shotz is a heavyweight screenwriter. Producers kill for his stylish violence and gritty sci-fi. But Willy is facing the big deadline in the sky, which has given him a new vision of art and cinema and a new screenplay to go with it. Can he overcome the indignities of his illness to pitch his craftiest foe? Can he talk art like a man with his boyhood friend and sell this script before his expiration date?  The Screenwriter Dies Of His Own Free Will is a two character metafictional comedy on the art of the deal.

Venue:
VENUE #12: 64E4 UNDERGROUND : 64 East 4th Street  (Bowery & 2nd Avenue)
Open: 08/22/15- Close: 08/22/15 tru Beginnings Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in association with Diana Amsterdam, presents Practical PLAYWRITING: How to Write for Commercial Production, a one-day intensive on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Desotelle NuBox Theatre, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. This is a unique writer's workshop with a happy ending: a chance to pitch your work to a panel of producers, and is part of The TRU Beginnings series of opportunities for works in early development.

 

The premise: What often holds playwrights back is that they rarely consider the person who will buy and produce their product: the producer. With all the work, hope and sweat they invest in considering character, theme and plot, playwrights rarely take into account produceability.

Venue:
John DeSotelle Studio : 300 West 43rd Street