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Open: / / - Close: Open Run REBEL VERSES YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Developing Artists brings its REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival to a new home at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th St.) with performances July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, August 3rd, August 4th, and August 5th at 7 pm. This two-week festival brings together student ensembles from all five boroughs of New York City and Pennsylvania.  Students develop their artistic skills in workshops led by working artists by day, and by night, perform their own original works. Each evening culminates in a collaborative piece devised by all ensembles involved, intended to represent the group and their experience within REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival. All performances are open to the public to attend. Each performance night, which also features a celebrity performer, is comprised of six to eight 10 - 15 minute performances by a combination of youth performing arts organizations

Venue:
Vineyard Theatre : 108 East 15 Street
Open: 10/04/17- Close: 10/15/17 REGENERATION
Regeneration is an uplifting and daring show about one woman’s journey through breast cancer, illuminating the jagged edge between serenity and fear, strength and vulnerability. After a routine breast exam, Dr. Barrett is catapulted from doctor to patient, where she confronts her mortality with tenderness and humor. In an unexpected twist, she finds courage at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Part of the United Solo Festival

Venue:
Theatre Row Studio Theatre : 410 West 42nd Street
Open: 09/14/17- Close: 09/30/17 Show Up
"Show Up" returns to NYC after a triumphant, critically acclaimed, sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe. In "Show Up," award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino ("Desperately Seeking the Exit," "Late with Lance!") uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that is daring and unique each time. Chance elements are increased as audience members are engaged to cue lights, design the set, and direct. "Show Up" provides a wild, unpredictable ride for the audience as Marino navigates this high wire, simultaneously commenting on social anxiety,

Venue:
Under St Marks : 94 St Marks Place
Open: 09/20/17- Close: 10/04/17 STREET THEATER
Set in Greenwich Village June 28, 1969, shortly before the first brick was thrown at the Stonewall Inn, Doric Wilson's legendary satire STREET THEATER follows the exploits of the cruisers, drag queens, undercover cops, dykes, hippies, mobsters and bystanders (innocent and otherwise) as they catapult toward the moment that changed the course of history.

Produced by TOSOS

The cast features Tim Abrams, Chris Andersson, Christopher Borg, Desmond Dutcher, Chris Harcum, Russell Jordan, Josh Kenney, Jeremy Lawrence, Michael Lynch, GaBe MoRaLeS, Patrick Porter, Sarah Smithton, Ben Strothmann and T. Thompson.

Venue:
Eagle Bar NYC : 554 West 28th Street
Open: 10/02/17- Close: 11/06/17 THE BOX SHOW
In this hilarious solo show, one woman plays over 25 different characters from inside a kitchen cupboard. (Yes, you read that correctly: the whole show takes place inside of a cupboard!) Each time the doors open the audience discovers an entirely new reality, ranging from a drunken couple in Las Vegas to the entire Greek Army inside the Trojan Horse, a lonely Giantess, a lost Pope, and so much more! With sketch-style characters and musical numbers, THE BOX SHOW is a fast-paced roller coaster ride that plunges its audience into vastly different worlds without ever leaving the physical space of The Box. The space is limited, but the comedic possibilities are endless. The New York Times hailed THE BOX SHOW as “The most purely delicious production… relentlessly inventive…a paragon of Fringe form.”

Venue:
The Peoples Improv Theater : 123 East 24th Street
Open: 09/07/17- Close: 09/30/17 THE FLATIRON HEX
Inspired by speculative fiction and neo-noir, The Flatiron Hex is a peek inside a parallel world infected with intelligent viruses and paranoia. Set in NYORG, a city in the middle of a swamp, and told through puppets, The Flatiron Hex is the story of Wylie Walker, a contract shaman, who uses his unusual talents to troubleshoot and maintain NYORG’s interweb biotechnology.

 

Elements of the fantastic collide with the everyday to become evocative of a magical reality. Due to the haunted land and sentient mainframes, Wylie faces many occult adversaries. Storms constantly threaten to destroy NYORG, but a secret feature of the Flatiron building keeps the storms at bay, as long as the cloud-code is cracked and the correct ritual procedure is followed. Resulting in a blood-soaked comedic quest of redemption and sacrifice.

Venue:
Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
Open: / / - Close: Open Run THE INTIMACY EFFECT
Title Point in conjunction with Propinquity presents The Intimacy Effect by Jeff Tabnick at Vital Joint, 109 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY, from September 28 through October 14, 2017 at 8pm.  Performances:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm, and there is no late seating. Tickets are $20; RSVP to info@vitaljoint.xyz.

 

In The Intimacy Effect, Matt Appel welcomes his brother and sister-in-law into his family’s small apartment. Over his wife's objections, Matt tells them about the pregnant woman who showed up at their apartment the day before. This woman’s allegations have serious ramifications for them all.

Venue:
Vital Joint : 109 Meserole Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run THE JAG
Seventy year old "Chick" Chicarella has one prized possession, a 1966 Jaguar that is in desperate need of repair. When his son suggests that they finish the car to sell it off, old family wounds and failures rise to the surface. Unable to complete the task themselves, they hire Carla, who is an expert in Jaguars, but woefully lacking in social skills. Together, the three learn some hard lessons about repairing cars and smoothing out life's jagged edges.

Starring Dan Grimaldi (best known for The Sopranos and last seen at NJ Rep in Lucky Me),  Christopher Daftsios (Swimming at the Ritz and Substance of Bliss at NJ Rep) and newcomer to NJ Rep, Estelle Bajou (a Drama Desk Award nominated actor).

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 09/09/17- Close: 09/30/17 THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2
After five years of touring around the world, award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden, returns with a brand new show made for anyone that feels disheartened by all the ugliness in the world. THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2 thrills audiences of all ages by celebrating individuality in ourselves and others, helping to combat the doldrums of everyday life. It’s about friendship, confidence, and the value of being yourself. When The Joshua Show gang is troubled by the terrible things happening in the world, Joshua leads the quest to fight for joy. How do you cheer up when life gets you down? Put on your dancing shoes and find out in this whimsical production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, live music, physical comedy, and tap dancing! Even if you show up a sulky sourpuss, you’re sure to leave an “Ambassador of Joy”.

Venue:
Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
Open: 08/28/17- Close: 05/31/18 The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2017-2018 Season
The Theater at the 14th

Street Y

Announces 2017-2018 Season

 

NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village with their 2017-2018 Season.

 

Each year, the company presents a provocative season of theater and dance from independent New York artists in dialogue with the residency program of LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. The goal is to provide a big picture narrative focused on social awareness and change that transcends cultures and borders.

Venue:
14th Street Y Theater : 344 E 14th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run THE UNWRITTEN LAW
World Famous beatboxer Chesney Snow presents his journey from a legacy of incarceration to fatherhood, homelessness to Harvard University, to ultimately starring in the musical INTRANSIT on Broadway. The Unwritten Law adeptly weaves this inspiring story with gifted performances, brilliantly blending words, dance, visual design and live music into an unforgettable evening.

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: 09/28/17- Close: 01/31/18 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  For more information, visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com

Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run THE VIDEO GAMES
Hunger Games parody for the geek set, The Video Games is a live-action battle to the death... between beloved characters from some of the most popular video games ever made. It's a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains such as Donkey Kong, Mega Man and more compete to win the coveted title of "Player One." What's more, YOU the audience get to determine the outcome, by voting on your favorite combatant via Twitter. Hilarious and action-packed, The Video Games has entertained audiences in New York, at Long Beach Comic-Con, Nerd Con, Stan Lee's ComikazeExpo and now running Off-Broadway, monthly!


About the Company: MBStage Productions

MB Stage Productions is here to provide aspiring writers and artists the opportunities to hone their craft and become more

Venue:
Elektra Theatre : 300 W 43rd St
Open: 07/13/17- Close: 12/31/17 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
25 years of service to the theater.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)

Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign:

$25 for 25

 

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series.

 

Venue:
Theater Resources Unlimited/TRU Plays : 309 W. 104th Street, #1D
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Theater Resources Unlimited Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing
Theater Resources Unlimited presents the once-a-year

Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing

April 29-30, 2017 from 10am-6pm

 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annual Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor Studio C. For full details of curriculum and faculty, visit http://truonline.org/events/weekend-intensive-2017/.

 

Venue:
Nola Studios : 250 West 54th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run TO T, OR NOT TO T
Dixon Place proudly presents the 26th Annual HOT! Festival, the NYC annual celebration of LGBTQ culture featuring over 100 artists. Headlining the festival is transgender actor and comedian D’Lo’s solo work TO T, OR NOT TO T, a hilariously intimate reflection on taking t(estosterone) and his experiences transitioning. In this work, D’Lo takes on over 15 characters and fuses spoken word, stand-up comedy, theatre, film, and music production, drawing on his journey as a transgender Sri Lankan-American. During this celebration of queer performance and cultures, TO T, OR NOT TO T will play six performances only - July 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30 PM - at Dixon Place. Hailed as “The best LBGTQ Theater Festival in New York” by The Village Voice, the HOT! Festival continues its celebration this year

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run UP THE RABBIT HOLE
Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) presents UP THE RABBIT HOLE, a new play by Andy Halliday and directed by G.R. Johnson, opening Tuesday, September 26th at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue at 10th Street). Previews begin Thursday, September 21st with performances through Sunday, October 15th. Halliday and Johnson return to Theater for the New City following their 2014 collaboration Nothing But Trash with this deeply personal story about a young gay man who has fallen into a world of sex and obsession, and must find his way out. Tickets are $25 general admission and can be purchased online at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212.868.4444.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: 09/04/17- Close: 12/18/17 Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season
Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season

 

Highlights:

 

  • Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior

  • A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn

  • A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world

  • Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns

  • Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book

Venue:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue