The Theater at the 14th Street Y

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THE BABY MONITOR  | Open: 11/29/18 Close: 12/16/18
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 Nin Goes to Hell; Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh), Héctor Matías (Premios Soberano Outstanding Actor Nominee - Bony y Kin), Greta Quispe*, and David Stallings (Ripcord - Shadowland Theatre). Further casting will be announced at a later date.

 

Featuring lighting design by Daniel Gallagher, and sound design by Jacob Subotnick. The production stage manager is Rachel Denise April.


About the Company: Different Translation

Different Translation is a creative development company presenting irresistibly visceral and theatrical experiences that reflect our current truth.

​We are interested in works that contain one or more characters of color, different genders, and one or more characters over the age of 30. We are also interested in multilingual works by local and international artists.

Formerly known as Fab Marquee Productions, Different translation is curated by theatre maker Antonio Miniño.

The Theater at the 14th

Street Y

Announces the 2018-2019 Season

Family Series

 

NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues tohonor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 Family Series.

 

The series kicks-off on October 20, 2018 with The Not-So-Spooky Ghost and runs through May 2019.

 

"Ever since I was a child, I can remember sitting in the theater, waiting as the lights went down for the magic to start. From the age of two, my mother would schlep us to see new worlds and experience foreign types of movement, sounds and music. She believed in exposing us to all parts of our imagination, building paths towards new unknowns.

 

Here at the 14the Street Y Theater, we also believe that all children should experience that magic, sit excitedly for unknowns, and meet new characters for their imagination to take into new worlds. We want to create a platform that will enable artists to weave their magic for our kids. That is why we have started incubating and supporting a Theater for Young Audiences series. This year we are launching this series with 5 new plays and events that will share the creative process with the children.

 

Let the magic begin we can't wait to share it." - Ronit Muszkatblit, Director of Arts + Culture at the 14th Street Y

 

The magic will also continue through our engagement activities. After one performance of each of the shows, there will be a curated activity elaborating on the themes of the show. Activities will include a program with a Tenement Museum educator, improvisational dance led by one of the performers, crafting projects led by puppeteers, and even a talk back with the writer and actor of a show so the kids can delve into their unique understandings and critiques of a performance. 

 

 

2018-2019 Family Series:

 

The Not-So-Spooky Ghost

October 20-21, 27-28 

WonderSpark Puppets 

Written and directed by Chad Williams 

A timid ghost, his skeleton father and a mysterious scarecrow have lots of laughs in this all-ages show. The little ghost can't scare a soul to please his Big Bad Dad, but help is on the way as the audience and some friends scare up some fun fright. Hand puppet show in a traditional puppet booth. 

 

Fox Fables

November 3-4 

WonderSpark Puppets 

Written and directed by Chad Williams 

This puppet adaptation of an Aesop's Fable is about a fox who loses his precious tail and with it his identity. He tries to be several other animals instead-with hilarious results- before realizing the moral lesson of this ancient story.

 

Layer the Walls

November 7-11 

Created by Liz Parker & Rachel Sullivan 

Directed by Spica Wobbe 

Set within a tenement that is about to be torn down and whose interior is plastered with 40 layers, this show uses masks, toy-theater techniques and puppets designed by Spica Wobbe to imagine the proud and perilous histories of the building's Italian, Jewish and Irish occupants. Ages 7+.

 

The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q

Rebel Playhouse 

December 1-16 

Written by Ric Averill, music by Dax Dupuy, Directed & choreographed by Sarah Sutliff, Music direction by Christina Bottley 

Q, an upper elementary student struggling with gender and identity issues, faces the daily difficulties of preoccupied parents, bullying peers, and communication with challenging teachers... but with a bag of tricks everyday objects grow and are endowed with powers that allow Q to face larger than life threats head on! This new hour long musical features song, dance, and puppetry.

 

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Rebel Playhouse 

May 4-19 

Written by Catherine Bush, music by Dax Dupuy, Directed & choreographed by Sarah Sutliff 

Based on the Children's Book by Douglas Wood, In Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, a truth falls like a star from the sky and breaks into two pieces. When the villagers discover only half of the truth, it causes so many problems that Little One, a brave young girl, decides to search for the missing half. With the help of Old Turtle, and many animal friends, Little One is able to mend the broken truth and make it whole again creating a better world for everyone. 

 

Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at www.14streety.org/tickets.

 

$14@14Y Flex Pass 

Subscribe to the 14th Street Y and save with Flex Pass. For $42, choose any three shows from the upcoming season at https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000007O40PEAS.

 

About The Theater at the 14th Street Y

The Theater at the 14th Street Y focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative. Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists at the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive and open cultural experience for all. Art is incubated here.

 

About LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture

At the core of LABA's mission is the belief that classical Jewish text study can and should be a source of inspiration and creativity for contemporary culture-makers and thinkers. All of the public art created through LABA aims to transcend cultural and social borders by bringing to light the universal themes and questions our artists encounter through their engagement with Jewish thought.

 

About the 14th Street Y

The 14th Street Y's philosophy is grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection and learning. No matter what your background, we aim to inspire you to live your best life. We're committed to the development of the whole person, to strengthening family connections and to building inclusive and sustainable communities. The 14thStreet Y serves more than 26,000 people annually with a variety of community programs and is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 128-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.

 

WAITING FOR GODOT IN YIDDISH  | Open: 12/24/18 Close: 01/27/19
New Yiddish Rep, in association with The Theater at the 14th Street Y, is pleased to present a fresh new production of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot (Vartn Af Godot), translated by Shane Baker, and directed by The 14th Street Y’s artistic director of Arts & Culture, Ronit Muszkatblit. Waiting for Godot will perform in Yiddish with English super-titles for a five-week limited engagement from Sunday, December 24st, 2018 through Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003). 

 

"Beckett's play (which was originally produced in French) may finally have found its mother tongue." -The New Yorker

 

“Was I sleeping while the others suffered?” Waiting for Godot depicts the other, the refugee, the stranger looking for a safe haven. Estragon and Vladimir aren’t waiting for god, they’re waiting for humanity to evolve, to break down the walls that separate us and embrace them. In order to endure the absurdity and confusion they must occasionally laugh in the darkness and embrace each other. At its core, Yiddish,  the language of tears and laughter, is particularly suited to this tragi-comedy. It informs and illuminates Beckett’s seminal post-modern masterpiece.

 

Performed in Yiddish with English super-titles.

 

With David Mandelbaum as Estragon, Rafael Goldwaser as Vladimir, Gera Sandler as Pozzo, Richard Saudek as Lucky. Noam Sandler and Myron Tregubov alternate as the boy.

 

Featuring scenic design by George Xenos, lighting design by Reza Behjat, and supertitles by Eli Rosen.

 

Waiting for Godot plays the following schedule through Jan 27, 2019*:

 

Mondays at 7:30 PM

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM

Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

Thursdays at 7:30 PM

Fridays at 7:30 PM

Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sundays at 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 PM

 

*Schedule Exceptions: There will be NO performances Wed Dec 26; Sun Dec 30 at 2pm; Sun Jan 6 at 7:30 pm; Mon, Jan 7 thru Fri, Jan 11; Wed, Jan 16 thru Fri, Jan 18; Wed, Jan 23 thru Fri, Jan 25.

 

Tickets are $35.00 and are currently available to purchase by calling 646-395-4310 or by visiting www.newyiddishrep.org. Tickets may also be purchased 30 minutes before showtime.

 

Running Time: 2 hours with one 10 minute intermission.

 

Website: www.newyiddishrep.org


About the Company: New Yiddish Rep

NEW YIDDISH REP commissioned the Yiddish translation of Waiting For Godot in 2012, and produced the Yiddish world premiere in association with Castillo theatre in 2013. NYR is committed to restoring the vitality and creative scope that once made Yiddish theater an integral and innovative part of the theater community in New York and beyond, and a magnet for critics, producers, and general audiences. Our aim is to present a long and diverse season that can both delight the public and serve as a training ground for young Yiddish actors. www.newyiddishrep.org