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Open: 05/20/16- Close: 06/05/16 Snow
Exploring the power and importance of storytelling, Snow (a new play written by pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward creator Ashley Griffin) follows three disparate storylines that all revolve around the fairy tale Snow White. Utilizing a structure similar to Cloud Atlas and The Hours, six actors playing multiple roles tell the stories of the Grimm Brothers (who originally collected and published the classic fairy tales), the Campbells (a Victorian theatrical family whose lives begin to mirror Snow White), and modern day Astrid (a young woman who, after her abusive mother puts her in a coma, must decide whether or not to wake up). Incorporating aspects of American Gods, and classic storytelling techniques a la Peter and the Starcatcher, Snow is a dark and moving play that mines our storytelling traditions both

Venue:
Under St Marks : 94 St Marks Place
Open: / / - Close: Open Run STANDARD TOYKRAFT'S CARDBOARD ROBOT BATTLE, EPISODE V, DISNEY BUYS THE FRANCHISE
A UNIQUE PUPPETRY EVENT
9 Contestants will build their own robot out of cardboard and packing tape. These are the only materials allowed!! They should paint and decorate their robots, but more importantly they create cardboard killing machines.

Robots should be of "vehicle" design, similar to the Mars Rover or other type machines. Contestants are not allowed to create humanoid robot costumes. No Robocops here! This will give an unfair advantage, and be more akin to the human sport known as "boxing".

The Cardbot Battle would not be complete without our celeb host, Ring Fembots, Inter-match shows, drink specials and so much more!


How does this crazy thing work?
2 Robots will enter the ring based on a "heavy weight- light weight" system. The winners will then proceed to a Battle Royal Round where all the champions will battle one another.

Venue:
Standard Toykraft : 722 Metropolitan Avenue
Open: 06/02/16- Close: 06/19/16 SUDDENLY, A KNOCK AT THE DOOR
“I can’t do it like this!” protests the writer EITAN KATZEN to the BEARDED MAN, the SURVEY TAKER and the PIZZA DELIVERY woman who have come knocking at his door. Brandishing weapons, they make the stakes clear: a story or your life! So the writer held hostage to these three strange muses begins to weave his tales, played out on the stage by the same characters that are holding him captive. Based on eight stories from the latest anthology by award-winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret, Suddenly, A Knock at the Door is a celebration of storytelling and the magic of art—an ensemble piece written for six actors and two musicians playing over thirty different roles. It is a comic drama of a modern writer weaving extra-ordinary tales in the middle of Tel Aviv. Here stories are the currency, a matter of life and death.

Venue:
Theater For The New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run TRU Annual Online Silent Auction
Annual Online Silent Auction to support Theater Resources Unlimited. Nearly 100 great items – bidding ends Friday 11/3 at 9pm! Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) invites everyone to bid now in their annual online Silent Auction, featuring over 90 terrific items, including vacation packages, jewelry and a slew of tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows. You'll find an astonishing 72K in our silent and online auction worth of items, over 90 in all! Help TRU reach their 2015 fundraising goals, and grab yourself some great values. Visit http://www.biddingowl.com/TRU to view the items up for grabs including tickets to A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, On Your Feet, The Gin Game, Dames at Sea, The King and I, dozens of Off-Broadway shows, as well as fine jewelry, vacation packages, and much more! The auction ends on Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 9pm.
Venue:
Theater Resources Unlimited/TRU Plays : 309 W. 104th Street, #1D
Open: 06/03/16- Close: 06/26/16 UNIVERSAL ROBOTS
The Great War has just ended. The fledgling Republic of Czechoslovakia boasts a thriving artistic community. At the center of that community is Karel Capek, a celebrated playwright and a passionate advocate for all his newborn nation can achieve. But this brave new world arrives faster than Karel could have ever expected when a young woman walks into his life with a strange mannequin in a wheelchair... a mannequin that gets up and walks all by itself. 

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS offers a compelling alternate history of the Twentieth Century, imagining the invention of the robot in 1921 Czechosolvakia and chronicling the shocking consequences of that invention right up to the present day.

Part science fiction thriller, part love story, part political allegory, UNIVERSAL ROBOTS is a fast-paced, riveting story of war,

Venue:
VENUE #14: Sheen Center - THE BLACK BOX : 18 Bleecker Street  (at Elizabeth)
Open: 05/05/16- Close: 06/05/16 VILLAINOUS COMPANY: A CAPER FOR THREE WOMEN
When Claire returns home from an afternoon of shopping, she discovers one of her packages is missing. Just as she is calling the store, an employee stops by to return the item, then manages to invite herself inside. Before long, larceny and trickery abound as the two women, soon joined by a third, compete in a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse.

 

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway