New York Neo-Futurists

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We are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create:

-Theater that is fusion of sport, poetry, and living-newspaper.

-Non-illusory, interactive performance that conveys our experiences and ideas as directly and honestly as possible.

-Immediate, unreproducable events at headslappingly affordable prices.

-We embrace those unreached or unmoved by conventional theater-inspiring them to thought, feeling, and action.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

(un)afraid  | Open: 10/14/10 Close: 11/06/10
NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are pleased to present their final prime-time show of the season, (un)afraid, written and performed by Jill Beckman, Cara Francis, Ricardo Gamboa & Daniel McCoy, directed by Rob Neill. (un)afraid will be presented at the historic Living Theater (21 Clinton St, NY 10002). Performances begin Thursday, October 14th and continue through Saturday, November 6th. Opening Night is Thursday, October 14th (at 7 P.M.).

Press are cordially invited Thursday, October 14th at 7:30 pm; Friday, October 15th at 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 16th at 7:30 pm.
(Unofficial press dates will be accommodated, upon request.)

Tell us your secret ghost story. Tell us your fever dreams. Tell us why you fear your fellow human being. The New York Neo-Futurists' Fall 2010 horror show and fear experiment, (un)afraid, celebrates and examines the concept, causes and consequences of fear, both in our society and in ourselves. Attempting to summon a different guest spirit each performance, from such deceased masters of horror as Edgar Allen Poe, HP Lovecraft, Mary Shelley, M.R, and James. The New York Neo-Futurists call upon the forces of chance and change to present a different show every night, putting expectations on shaky ground and melding our mythical fear of what goes bump in the night with the terror of simply living. Combining elements of personal ghost story, video assault, monster-mash-mayhem, and audience-interactive freak-out, Neo-Futurists Jill Beckman, Cara Francis, Daniel McCoy & Ricardo Gamboa will usher you beyond the very edge of their and your, most startling, gruesome, and diabolical fears. Welcome to our nightmare.

Jennie Miller is the producer; Liz Jenetopulos is the set & prop designer; Hunter Kaczorowski is the costume designer; Lauren Parrish is the technical director and lighting designer; Christopher Loar is the sound designer; Adam Smith is the video designer. Laura Shlachtmeyer is the stage manager, and Shane Reader is the assistant stage manager.

(un)afraid has the following schedule through Saturday, November 6th:

Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

Additional Performances:

Monday, October 25th at 7:30 pm
Wednesday October 27th at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $18.00 ($12 Student rush with valid I.D.) Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.nynf.org, or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased at the theatre’s box office half hour before curtain.

Running Time: 60 minutes. No Intermission.


In preparation for (un)afraid, Jill, Cara, Ricardo and Daniel have broken into a mental institution, summoned the spirits of gamblers and animals on a mountain, and will soon conduct four fear experiments right here in New York City. Keep an eye out to catch them, or spectate from a safe distance by watching their video blogs.

For more information about (un)afraid, visit www.nyneofuturists.org
For updates and video blogs, visit www.beunafraid.blogspot.com


About the Company: New York Neo-Futurists

We are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create:

-Theater that is fusion of sport, poetry, and living-newspaper.

-Non-illusory, interactive performance that conveys our experiences and ideas as directly and honestly as possible.

-Immediate, unreproducable events at headslappingly affordable prices.

-We embrace those unreached or unmoved by conventional theater-inspiring them to thought, feeling, and action.

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30 Half-nekkid Plays In 60 Half-nekkid Minutes  | Open: 08/20/10 Close: 08/21/10
The event that needs little introduction (and even less clothing) is here. A special half-naked version of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind will be performed the weekend of August 20th-21st. See the New York Neo-Futurists perform their award-winning blend of personal, political, hilarious and absurd short plays...in their short pants.

But that’s not all!

Immediately after the first performance (Friday, August 20th), you can join the Neos as they half- streak New York City on a midnight run from the East River to the Hudson on 14th Street.  Audience members who join in on the half-nakedness receive a discount at the door.  Featuring fearless Neo-Futurists Christopher Borg, Cara Francis, Ryan Good, Nicole Hill, Rob Neill, Joey Rizzolo and Lauren Sharpe.


About the Company: New York Neo-Futurists

We are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create:

-Theater that is fusion of sport, poetry, and living-newspaper.

-Non-illusory, interactive performance that conveys our experiences and ideas as directly and honestly as possible.

-Immediate, unreproducable events at headslappingly affordable prices.

-We embrace those unreached or unmoved by conventional theater-inspiring them to thought, feeling, and action.

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BIBLE STUDIES FOR HEATHENS  | Open: 05/10/16 Close: 05/24/16
Is the search for divinity itself divine? BIBLE STUDY FOR HEATHENS investigates the American religious experience through one woman's unwavering exploration of worship in the 21st century by means of ritual, tradition, games, and reenactments. An honest and revelatory new play that chronicles New York Neo-Futurist Yolanda K. Wilkinson's personal journey and study of 10 religions.


About the Company: New York Neo-Futurists

We are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create:

-Theater that is fusion of sport, poetry, and living-newspaper.

-Non-illusory, interactive performance that conveys our experiences and ideas as directly and honestly as possible.

-Immediate, unreproducable events at headslappingly affordable prices.

-We embrace those unreached or unmoved by conventional theater-inspiring them to thought, feeling, and action.

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Neo-futuristic Realization Of 365 Days/365 Plays  | Open: 03/18/07 Close: 03/18/07
Every weekend, the NY Neo-Futurists perform 30 original plays in 60 minutes.
Every week, we add 2-12 new plays.
In 3 years, we have performed over 850 plays.
NY Neo-Futurists, meet Suzan-Lori Parks.
In 365 days, she wrote 365 plays.
We will perform 7 of them.
Neo-Futuristically.
Game on.
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Super Gay!  | Open: 06/15/07 Close: 06/17/07
A special installment of NYNF's "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," Super Gay! is a romp through sex, gender, identity, politics, and everything gay. During each performance, the Neo-Futurists race against the clock to perform thirty short plays in under an hour, and the audience chooses the order in which they are performed. Comedies are performed next to dramas, musicals alongside avant-garde puppetry and movement. Each performance is unique, displaying a dizzying range of styles.
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THE INFINITE PRIDE  | Open: 06/23/17 Close: 06/24/17
The plays, written by the ensemble, investigate queer culture, politics, relationships, sexuality, and everything and anything queer.


About the Company: New York Neo-Futurists

We are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create:

-Theater that is fusion of sport, poetry, and living-newspaper.

-Non-illusory, interactive performance that conveys our experiences and ideas as directly and honestly as possible.

-Immediate, unreproducable events at headslappingly affordable prices.

-We embrace those unreached or unmoved by conventional theater-inspiring them to thought, feeling, and action.

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The Soup Show  | Open: 03/04/10 Close: 03/27/10
New York Neo-Futurists Desiree Burch, Cara Francis & Erica Livingston serve up a cure for what ails you in this Neo-Medicine show, performing in and around a giant pot of self-made soup. Bottling this soup, as well as a series of elixirs, potions, tonics and products, they heal and reveal the female experience live, honest and in the flesh.

Incorporating ingredients from interviews, living newspaper, personal stories, circus acts and freak shows, the women of The Soup Show ultimately feed their audiences with a question “How far has the women's movement moved us?” The fierce trio honor the 30th Anniversary of Women’s History Month, and show you why the readers of the Village Voice named The New York Neo-Futurists “The 2009 Best Performance Artists in New York.”

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Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Poems In 60 Minutes  | Open: 04/30/10 Close: 05/01/10
NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are pleased to present a special edition of their ongoing show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind in honor of the culmination of National Poetry Month. TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND: 30 POEMS IN 60 MINUTES will be presented at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003) on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st at 10:30pm.

A poetry-themed version of their critically acclaimed signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, this ever-changing, lightening-paced performance of 30 Poems In 60 Minutes will be dedicated to theater that is poetic, musical, lyrical, powerful and that sometimes...rhymes.

30 Poems In 60 Minutes will feature New York Neo-Futurists’ Jill Beckman, Desiree Burch, Cara Francis, Kevin R. Free, Ryan Good, Daniel McCoy, Rob Neill, Joey Rizzolo and Lauren Sharpe. They will be joined by alumni favorites Claudia Alick and F. Omar Telan.

Tickets are $10.00 plus the roll of a six-sided die ($11-$16) at the door. Advance tickets are $16.00 and can be purchased online at www.nyneofuturists.org, or by calling 212-352-3101.

In Honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27th, the Neos will be extending their "poetic footprint" by creating a series of wild postings throughout New York City honoring poems past, present, and Neo-future.

For more information on these events and 30 Poems in 60 Minutes, visit http://www.nyneofuturists.org  

THE NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are an ensemble of dynamic writer/performer/directors who present the critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind--a non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, while embracing chance, change, and chaos.  Developing out of the format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the New York Neo-Futurists have roots in NYC from the mid 90’s.  Since opening TML in New York, they have created over 1900 plays and continue to present new and vital work every weekend in the East Village. For more info: www.nynf.org
 


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