BABEL THEATRE PROJECT

Todays Date: 12/05/16
Last Update: 02/26/10 12:06:30 PM
 
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In 2005, Babel produced the World Premiere of Jamie Carmichael’ s Pilgrims in New York and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Scotsman called Pilgrims, “a vivid confidently written play,” and went on to say, “the young ensemble is first rate.” TheaterMania.com said of Babel, “If there’s such a condition as simultaneously seasoned and wet behind the ears, this crowd exemplifies it.” In 2006, the company produced its second season of new work for the stage. The Insomnia Play by Jessica Brickman, of which OffOffOnline said, “Brickman and [Geordie] Broadwater keep the audience members on edge, reeling them in,” and The Calamity of Kat Kat and Willie by Emily Young which nytheatre.com called the “finest piece of choreographed mayhem [they had] ever seen.” Babel opened its 2007-2008 season with Bekah Brunstetter’s Innovative Theater Award Winner You May Go Now, of which New York Theater.com said, “Babel has lovingly produced this play with skilled direction, a smartly detailed set, and fine lighting; and judging by this play, a writer with the skill and smarts of Bekhab Brunstetter well deserves such fine treatment. The season concluded with James Carmichael’s Stomp and Shout (an’ Work it All Out) of which BroadwayWorld.com said, “Babel has really hit the nail on the head with this hugely exciting piece. Be there or be square.” Babel is dedicated to supporting playwrights at every stage of their process. The company has given more than a dozen readings to works in development. In the coming seasons, Babel will give writers the opportunity to showcase their works in full productions, workshop productions, and readings.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Brack's Last Bachelor Party  | Open: 02/26/10 Close: 03/14/10
The three men from Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler battle it out at a bachelor party. Camaraderie and good-hearted competition devolve into drunkenness and debauchery as they confront a dark vision of the future. Is there any way to avert the coming disaster, or are we all doomed? Smart, masculine and wildly funny! Following their enormous downtown success last year with Christmas Is Miles Away by Chloe Moss, this is Babel Theatre Project’s first visit to 59E59.

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Christmas Is Miles Away  | Open: 05/01/09 Close: 05/23/09
For Christie, Luke and Julie, time just won’t stand still. The eighties turn into the nineties, foreign wars loom but with your walkman and The Smiths, at least there’s a soundtrack. In the US Premiere of her critically acclaimed play, Christmas is Miles Away, Chloe Moss takes on the inevitable and involuntary process of growing up, and asks: can you do it together, or does everyone grow up alone?

Christmas Is Miles Away was presented at The Royal Exchange in Manchester as well as the Bush in London were critics exclaimed: “Moss displays a sure grasp of the difficulties of growing up, and writes with intelligence and compassion.” The Telegraph, “Moss’ writing is so real and fresh that it never seems trite.” London Theatre Review, “real and fresh” The Stage, “4 STARS! Moss assuredly captures the exhilarating terror of standing on the cusp of adulthood and leaving childhood certainties behind.” The Guardian.
 

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