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Name of Bird Theatre Company

presents the NYC Debut of

Macbeth: Two Truths

at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC

October 27 - November 6, 2018

 

Name of Bird Theatre Company presents the New York City Debut of Macbeth: Two Truths at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door and are available at https://www.nameofbird.com/.

 

Privilege allows some to see the world as their playground while others get played. The lens of entitlement paints a rosy image over the suffering of others. Developed by the Name of Bird ensemble using their distinct brand of psycho-physical theatre and the Michael Chekhov Technique, Shakespeare's brutal drama becomes the story of one power-couple's quest for ecstasy and romance despite the toxic consequences. In a post-truth world, where fantasy and reality combine, what will reign?

 

Performance Schedule: 10/27 at 7pm, 10/28 and 11/4 at 3pm and 7pm, 11/5 and 11/6 at 7pm

 

Space for Macbeth was sponsored in part by Sokoloff Arts.

 

Name of Bird is a theatre company and acting studio owned by certified teachers of the Michael Chekhov Technique. The ensemble is actor-centric and unified by a vision of an equal and joyful theatre. Our motto is, "we're open." We believe sharing our work is beneficial to the artist and individual, and strengthens community. For two years we have offered free, open-level studios in the technique to the public.

 

Town Stages (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate, and put on a show. A new female-driven cultural arts institution in the heart of downtown Tribeca, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that supports the entire lifecycle of New York's hallmark industries. With a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility, "TOWN" provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater. Town Stages holds 299 guests, blending convention-level facilities with captivating decor throughout its Mainstage, Cabaret Bar & Lounge, Gallery, Salon, Greenrooms, and more. Town Stages offers much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families celebrating their very important day. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programming in the performing arts, fine arts, and the advancement of social justice. Town Stages is available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond. Follow under @townstages and #itsyourtown. For more information, visit www.townstages.com.

 

Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is an emerging cultural institution providing inspired space, perspective, and opportunity for cutting edge events in all sectors of The Arts, Corporate, Civic, and Cultural life in New York City. Led by a team of women from diverse backgrounds and multi-hyphenate artistic disciplines, Sokoloff Arts works to provide viable and safe space to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community engagement, and blends the arts and business to create sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities. The organization assists young creators with not only space, but resource generation, production, and community. To address the overwhelming demand for hi-tech, flexible, and affordable performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff Arts has built Town Stages in Tribeca. To learn more, visit sokoloffarts.org.

 

 

The Mother Line Story Project turns 3!

A Birthday Party

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7pm

at Town Stages

 

Town Stages presents A Birthday Party for The Mother Line Story Project on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7pm, with a world premiere Mother Line performance starting at 8pm. Tickets range from $25-500 and are available at http://motherlinestoryproject.com/turns3/.

 

Mother Line is announcing an exciting 2019 season and is throwing a party to celebrate their community, honor where they came from, and get ready for what's next. Join them at beautiful, women-run Town Stages with past ML storytellers and workshop alums as they amplify women's voices, look to the future, and eat cake! There will be celebrity shout-outs, live music, a catered cocktail hour, face painting, themed fundraising activities, the naming of the night's "Matron of Honor," and the biggest Mother Line performance yet! Festive attire, of course.

 

THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is ... a storytelling collective bringing together generations of performers to tell the stories of their maternal ancestors through the creation of new, self-devised work. Think, The Moth meets ancestry.com. Participants write and perform pieces in the first-person voice of their mother, or her mother, or her mother's mother ... thus exploring their Mother Line. The stories are then shared in workshops, online, over podcast, and/or in live, world-premiere performances. Past collaborators include female-identifying performers, designers, directors, activists, students, and businesses from all over the world. Their presentations have knocked down language, cultural, religious, and political barriers with their unique, guerrilla producing style - performing anywhere, on any budget, with a large cast and low production cost. By amplifying women's voices, past and present, MLSP aims to foster artists' connections to their own creativity as well as build an environment that continuously supports and renews that creativity.

 

The Mother Line Story Project was formed in 2015 and has performed in NYC at Off-Broadway venues like Dixon Place, Abingdon Theatre, HERE Arts, and The PIT. MLSP had its regional debut at The Hippodrome State Theatre in Florida and most recently took its workshop and performance process to the Sabeel for the Arts in Cairo, Egypt, partnering with the US Embassy. Mother Line Story Project Inc. is a proud member of A.R.T./NY and is a pending 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For news on upcoming shows, follow @MotherLineStory on all social media. www.motherlinestoryproject.com

 

LAUREN NORDVIG - AEA, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Florida born and raised, Lauren has been performing in NYC for the past decade. She is a Gator Grad and Company Member of The Hippodrome State Theatre where she helped found and implement a Diversity Leadership Board. She has also worked with Shakespeare's Globe on their US Development Initiative and is an alum of The Shakespeare Society Ambassadors, which helped plan fundraising and academic events for members and acclaimed performers as the organization joined forces with The Public. She has collaborated with The Pearl Theatre Co, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Lark, Bedlam, Playwrights Horizons, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Lake Dillon Theatre Co, and was overjoyed to appear as Ma Chopper in the Off-bway hit "The Woodsman" at 59E59/New World Stages. She's been a puppeteer, an aerial artist in Russia, and a Bway press agency intern...but she is most proud of Directing and Producing The Mother Line Story Project. 

 

ELIZA SIMPSON - AEA, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is a New York City based performer and director. After graduating from Rutgers University she collaborated with companies like Playwrights Horizons, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, New George's, The Lark, The Flea Theater, and New Plays for Young Audiences through NYU on the creation new work. In 2015 she joined the cast of "The Woodsman" and continued to collaborate and perform in the Role of Nimme for 3 years at 59E59 Theaters and then in the transfer to New World Stages. She created The Mother Line Story Project which has produced 7 original shows featuring over a hundred performers regionally and internationally. This is for Mama Gina and Grandma Mickey.

 

Town Stages (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate, and put on a show. A new female-driven cultural arts institution in the heart of downtown Tribeca, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that supports the entire lifecycle of New York's hallmark industries. With a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility, "TOWN" provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater. Town Stages holds 299 guests, blending convention-level facilities with captivating decor throughout its Mainstage, Cabaret Bar & Lounge, Gallery, Salon, Greenrooms, and more. Town Stages offers much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families celebrating their very important day. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programming in the performing arts, fine arts, and the advancement of social justice. Town Stages is available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond. Follow under @townstages and #itsyourtown. For more information, visit www.townstages.com.

 

Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is an emerging cultural institution providing inspired space, perspective, and opportunity for cutting edge events in all sectors of The Arts, Corporate, Civic, and Cultural life in New York City. Led by a team of women from diverse backgrounds and multi-hyphenate artistic disciplines, Sokoloff Arts works to provide viable and safe space to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community engagement, and blends the arts and business to create sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities. The organization assists young creators with not only space, but resource generation, production, and community. To address the overwhelming demand for hi-tech, flexible, and affordable performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff Arts has built Town Stages in Tribeca. To learn more, visit sokoloffarts.org.

 

Two Hands Productions

presents

Pilots: Season 001 - Far Off Places

at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC

Wednesdays in March 2019 at 7pm

 

Two Hands Productions presents Pilots: Season 001 - Far Off Places at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC running March 6-27, 2019, Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Single show tickets are $25 and include one drink ticket for the bar special of the day. $80 season tickets, which include one drink ticket for each of the four dates, are also available. Early bird season tickets are available for $60 until 11:59pm on February 19th. Tickets and packages can be purchased at https://bit.ly/pilotstheshow. 

 

Pilots (https://www.pilotstheshow.com)is an episodic playwriting competition in which writers go head-to-head to win the favor of the audience. Each week the writers will present a ten-minute episode based on a theme. Those who fare well will get another episode, those who don't will have to start over with a brand new pilot episode. At the end of the season the two writers with the most consecutive episodes will face off in a final showdown to determine who wins their golden wings and the season's prize. 

 

Season 001 of Pilots will feature all writers who are immigrants and first-generation Americans. 

 

The writers competing in the inaugural season of Pilots include Anooj Bandari, Jayne Deely, Niki Hatzidis, Keurim Hur, and Lilia Shrayfer.

 

Founded in 2015 by Mark Murray, Two Hands Productions is a theatre company focused on forming and fostering small ensemble driven work, exploring minimalistic storytelling, and investing in unique stories, characters, and perspectives. 

 

Mark Murray, with Pilots, is a 2019 Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship Recipient.https://www.markmylesmurray.com

 

"I am so excited to announce the first public Creative Fellows event from the 2019 Class" said Chie Morita, Deputy Director at Town Stages and Coordinator of the Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship Program. "Mark has been specifically curious about how community, collaboration, and conversation can be cultivated and fostered with people with backgrounds different than his own, and how gamification and competition really brings humans of all kinds together. Pilots is such a beautiful way to continue the dialogue and ask these big questions. Pilots' ethos is so in line with ours here at Sokoloff Arts: Let's move that cultural needle and showcase stories we have never heard before." 

 

Anooj Bhandari (writer) wandered around taking long pauses until he found himself here, showing up places claiming to be things and people believed him, so he then became those things. He is a company member of the New York Neo-Futurists where he performs in their weekly show, The Infinite Wrench, and works as the Restorative Justice Coordinator at Make the Road NY. He makes art at the intersection of queerness and diaspora, hoping to play with lifelong liminal space as a place of dignity and joy as he floats within his own, between the Great Lakes and the Ganges.


 

 

Jayne Deely (writer) is an Irish and Puerto Rican (Latin-ish? Irecan?) playwright and screenwriter, and a proud native of Queens, NY. She holds a BA in Playwriting and English from Fordham University, where she graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College. Following graduation she relocated to the San Francisco Bay area where she spent a few years deciding acting was more fun before returning to her hometown of NYC and her first love of writing for the stage. Her takeaway: it's all fun and you don't have to choose. She has worked as a PA all over the metro area including a season in the production offices of CBS' Elementary, followed by a stint with the NY production of The Dark Tower film. When not writing, she spends her time figuring out how to end sexual violence in nightlife spaces through her work as continuing education coordinator with OutSmartNYC, or perfecting her double shake while collecting material for future scripts from behind a bar in midtown Manhattan.


 

 

Niki Hatzidis (writer) is an actor and award-nominated playwright based in NYC. She co-wrote Steel Birds, an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters, which was nominated for two New York Innovative Theater Awards (Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play and Outstanding Original Full-length Script). Her one-act play, An Almost, premiered at the Thespis Festival in September 2016. Niki has had short plays produced by various theater companies in NYC. She is a writer and producer of "The Beautiful Work Challenge" podcast and a writer on "Standby," a sketch comedy podcast. She is a featured writer in OnStage blog.  www.nikihatzidis.com.

 

Keurim Hur (writer) has written musicals, plays, screenplays, short stories, novels, various improbable pilots, and tweets for other people. She holds a BA in Film, Television, and Theatre from the University of Notre Dame, an MFA in Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, and an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University. Her musical Rapunzel (book and lyrics; music by Gianni Onori) was presented in the 6th Annual DISCOVER: New Musicals program with the National Asian Artists Project.


 

Lilia Shrayfer (writer) is a recent graduate of Brandeis University, the National Theatre Institute, and Sackett St Writers Workshop. She was a recipient of the 2018 Greenhouse Residency for Emerging Writers at Space on Ryder Farm and a finalist for the Brooklyn Poets Fellowship this year. She is a Bukharian-American playwright, short fiction writer, and poet whose writing has been seen at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, and the BRICK. Lilia is also an actor who has appeared at The New York Musical Festival and Columbia University. Collaboration and risk-taking make Lilia tick! Special thanks to Mama, Rafael, Ella, Jay, Frank, Natasha, and every mentor I've been privileged to learn from.

 

Town Stages (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is a state-of-the-art cultural arts space, event venue, and cocktail bar in the heart of downtown Tribeca. With a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility, Town Stages blends convention-level facilities with captivating decor for 299 guests. Serving as New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate, and put on a show, Town Stages offers much needed meeting space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families celebrating their very important day. Centrally located off all major NYC trains, Town Stages is available for corporate gatherings, fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, & beyond.  Follow under @townstages and #itsyourtown. For more information visit: https://townstages.com

 

About Sokoloff Arts (501c3) at Town Stages

Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is a women-led cultural institution creating inspired space and cutting edge experiences at Town Stages. Helmed by a team of women from different backgrounds and multi-hyphenate artistic disciplines, Sokoloff Arts builds viable and safe places to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community activations, and blends the arts and business sectors to design sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities in New York City and abroad. The organization assists young creators with mentorship, sponsorship, and fellowship by supporting ticketed performances and curated community programming in the performing arts, fine arts, and the advancement of social justice. https://townstages.com/non-profit.