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Open: 11/29/18- Close: 12/09/18 Empath
In EMPATH, writer/performer David Sauvage chronicles his own spiritual coming-out as the titular empath – a person hypersensitive to the emotions of others to the point of experiencing them as his own. Part story of personal discovery and healing, part performance art piece featuring live readings with audience members, the show follows the past decade of its creator’s life. Tracing his transformation from skeptical empiricist into purposeful performer-healer, Sauvage’s work is about bringing people back to the truth of who they really are.

 

 

Venue:
Theaterlab (on 36th Street) : 357 W 36th Street
Open: 11/30/18- Close: 12/15/18 MY NAME IS GIDEON: I€M PROBABLY GOING TO DIE, EVENTUALLY
After a sold out run, My Name is Gideon: I’m Probably Going to Die, Eventually, returns to NYC for a limited engagement November 30th through December 15th, 2018 at the Brick Theater  (579 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn).  The show is being mounted with additional material - new songs, new stories and new surprises

Gideon is an unconventional theatrical home-show performer who has been biking, rollerblading, and driving from one town to the next for the past six years, performing and residing in the homes of perfect strangers in nine countries.  Gideon will continue to invite audiences into his own living room on the NY stage, bringing them “Stove Top Folk” – his unique blend of songs, stories, and underwater levitation, jam-packed with curiosities and surprises.

Venue:
Brick Theater : 575 Metropolitan Ave.
Open: 11/27/18- Close: 11/27/18 STRAIGHT TO VIDEO PRESENTS: THE IMPROVISED FAMILY DRAMA
Veteran improv comedy team Straight to Video will help you recover from all that time with your family over Thanksgiving with “Straight to Video Presents: The Improvised Family Drama”. Based on the suggestion of an audience member and using the tropes and clichés of classic films like “August: Osage County” and “The Family Stone”, Straight to Video will make up an entirely original hour-long movie on the spot. No matter what the audience suggests, Straight to Video promises to bring the drama (and the comedy).

Venue:
Tank @ 36th Street : 312 West 36th Street
Open: 11/29/18- Close: 12/16/18 THE BABY MONITOR
When Claire’s concerns over the welfare of her two-year-old nephew are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family's principals and ability to parent. A crucial new play exploring same-sex parenting and cis family values in today’s America.

A finalist for the 2014 National New Play Network, The Baby Monitor was developed in Hollywood at The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series; in New York at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights for A Cause, The Duo Multicultural Arts Center's Pride Week Festival, and Original Binding Productions' Naked Theater Festival.

 

With Leo Goodman (Dystopia), Mel House* (Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell; NY IT Awards Outstanding Actress for In the Bones), Amanda Jones* (Anaïs

Venue:
The Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
Open: 12/01/18- Close: 12/09/18 Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi
Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

Peter & the Wolf

with Isaac Mizrahi

December 1-9, 2018

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf. Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs as Brad Lubman (Dec 1-2) and Oliver Hagen (Dec 7-9) conduct Ensemble Signal and a cast wearing costumes by Mizrahi performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart.

 

Venue:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue
Open: 11/29/18- Close: 12/09/18 ZOMBIE ASIAN MOMS
Tiger Moms! Embarrassing fanny pack moms! Warrior with a wok moms! Amerasian moms with stinky lunches to torture you with!

 

Iconic Amerasian duo Slanty Eyed Mama are defying their parents’ wishes for them to “quit the arts and apply to medical school” to bring their latest mashup of comedy, electric violin, punk rock spoken word and video to a stage rife with the haunting lore of Asian Mom-ness. Zombie Asian Moms is a genre busting performance by a multidisciplinary duo known for searing takes on Asian American culture and the politics of representAsian. Drawing on oral history interviews with live Asian Moms, a combined 80 years of filtering undead brain waves from of our own Asian moms, and the myths about Asian moms in popular culture, this show is for everyone curious to discover universal truths about crazy moms.

Venue:
La MaMa ETC : 74A East 4th Street