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Open: 05/03/18- Close: 05/11/18 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous
Before 1972, homosexuality was considered a mental illness in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Doctors prescribed a variety of reparative therapies including chemical castration, electric shock, mental institutionalization and lobotomies. The classification was used by government to justify statutes and regulations that marginalized homosexuals. Combing over the 217 boxes of notes and research left by psychiatrist Dr. John Fryer, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous is a compelling play about Fryer and his galvanizing testimony at the 1972 APA Annual Meeting which led to homosexuality’s removal from the DSM, considered one of the most significant moments in the history of the gay-rights movement.

Venue:
Baryshnikov Arts Center : 450 West 37th Street
Open: 04/25/18- Close: 06/14/18 GYPSY DANGER PRESENTS: STRAIGHT TO VIDEO
After several years as a headlining house team at The PIT, Gypsy Danger is bringing their unique brand of improv to The Tank

Based on a suggestion from the audience, a spin of their “Wheel of Genres,” and utilizing the tropes and cliches of Hollywood, Gypsy Danger will improvise a never-before-seen movie!  Possibilities include a traditional romantic comedy, a lakeside slasher horror, a bleak Southern Gothic drama or anything in between!


About the Company: Gypsy Danger

Gypsy Danger specializes in fully committed spontaneously created live on stage movies.  With the help of an audience suggestion and a spin on their Wheel of Genres you never know what will happen.

Venue:
Tank @ 36th Street : 312 West 36th Street
Open: 05/04/18- Close: 05/13/18 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Amas Musical Theatre’s (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present Jesus Christ Superstar, a Rock Opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.  The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. 

Directed by Christopher Scott, with choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Evan Alparone, the production will feature 17 members of “The Teen Academy" - Assanatu Afriju, Cassandra Barkett,

Venue:
Hudson Guild Theatre : 441 W, 26th Street
Open: 04/24/18- Close: 04/24/18 MADE TO DANCE IN BURNING BUILDINGS
Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is about Ava, a young black woman who is raped by her boyfriend's friends while he watches; she develops PTSD as a result. Metaphorically, she fractures into five different women who each represent a different facet of her personality (Romance, Despair, Madness, Perseverance, and Missing You). Poetically, these women narrate her journey through PTSD while she, her first love, and her abusers explore through dance the trauma and the events leading up to it.

Based on a true story, and inspired by the original choreopoem, Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls..., the play seeks to revolutionize the theatrical experience by combining poetry, and gut-wrenching contemporary dance to tell an all-too-familiar story in a brand-new way.

Venue:
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater : 425 Lafayette Street
Open: 05/04/18- Close: 05/04/18 Repeat Performance -remembering Part 1
Unique Visual Theater Performances- Sirovich Auditorium Theater331 East 12th Street

Between 2nd and 1st Avenues

May 4, 2018 1:30 PM

Arrive early for FREE ADMISSION SEATS!!!!!

About the Company: Concrete Temple TheatreConcrete Temple Theatre is a multi-disciplinary company that emphasizes the creation of compelling new theatre works, incorporating drama, dance, puppetry, and the visual arts, which focus on the individual's struggle for identity and society's struggle for cohesion. Through touring and presenting workshops in New York City, nationally, and internationally, Concrete Temple Theatre strives to bring myth and ritual back to the center of dialog, while making connections and opportunities for diverse audiences to question and examine their place in the world.

Venue:
Educational Alliance Sirovich Center : 331 E, 12th Street
Open: 05/01/18- Close: 05/18/18 THE GENESIS PLAYS
Over the past three years, The In[heir]itance Project devised THE GENESIS PLAYS by entrenching themselves in five mid-sized US cities and opening up the creative process so those communities could participate and develop a deeper connection to the performance and the biblical narratives that inspire the project. The process includes text study with artists and clergy, devising workshops, open rehearsals with participating organizations and houses of worship, performance talkbacks, and community engagement events where local artists and audiences also respond to the source material.

Each GENESIS PLAY is inspired by the narrative of a matriarch or patriarch from the book of Genesis and devised with communities in a different city.

Venue:
The Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
Open: 04/20/18- Close: 04/28/18 The Diabolical Dr. Fiend
Trapped in a 9-5 job is tough when you’re diabolical. So many evil plans, so litle time... but rent and bills are due, so the destruction of humanity will have to wait... at least until Friday. Join us for a night of diabolically fun improvised theater.

 

Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: 


The Diabolical Dr. Fiend

Starring: Robert Baumgardner, Izzy Church, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Heather Johnson, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry and Cheryl Pickett

Featuring live music performed by John Munnelly (April 20, 21 & 28) and Craig Greenberg (April 27)

Venue:
The Producer's Club : 358 West 44th Street
Open: 04/21/18- Close: 05/13/18 The Seeing Place Theater presents The Whistleblower Series
The Seeing Place Theater
presents

The Whistleblower Series

three plays in repertory:

The People VS. Antigone, I Am My Own Wife, and My Name is Rachel Corrie

April 21 - May 13, 2018

at The Paradise Factory

 

Venue:
The Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street