Curious Frog's mission is to present new, modern and classical works with the goal of showing a new, multicultural perspective through non-traditional casting that does not hinder understanding or believing a work, but rather enhances the work in an innovative manner and fosters fresh perceptions.
|Curious Frog @ The Cell
| Open: 04/06/10 Close: 04/06/10
Curious Frog Theatre Company's latest initiative in collaboration with the Cell in Manhattan! Our 'new works' initiative invites one established playwright and one early career playwright to have their works presented on the same evening before an audience who are then encouraged to comment on the works and interact with the playwrights and actors in a talkback.
The inaugural event of Curious Frog @ the Cell features noted playwright James Farrell (Shorts: Black&White&Blue, Transplant, Donnie, A Believer of Those Things..., Donnie ) and an award winning talented new playwright Kevin Daly (In Kings and Fools).
Enjoy an evening of wine, music, appetizers and of course, our actors as they bring poignant characters to life through memorable works, and then stay for a conversation with our playwrights in a talkback.
For more information and playwright bios. visit: http://www.curiousfrog.org/new_works.php
FREE & OPEN to public. Seating is limited. RSVP email@example.com
|Spring Preview Salon
| Open: 03/19/09 Close: 03/19/09
Ordinary is boring. At Curious Frog Theatre Company, we like take it to the limit (like the Eagles tune, but way more avant-garde and, well, cool). This spring, we are bringing our production of Sam Shepard’s True West to Off-Off Broadway, and it’s a mighty ambitious act, if we do say so ourselves.
How ambitious, you say? Come take a look. In collaboration with the Opera Singers Initiative, Curious Frog presents the Spring Preview Salon—a sneak peak of True West both in front and behind the curtain. Not only will you be the first to see our brave new play, but if you’re really nice to us, we’ll let you mingle with the actors, the folks at Opera Singer Initiative, a slew of emerging artists, and last but not least, us. (Actually, you could be rowdy and inappropriate and we’d probably still let you mingle. That’s just how cool we are.)
The Who - What - Where - When - Why… oh yea, the Cost too:
- Who: Collaboration between Curious Frog Theatre Company and Opera Singers Initiative
- What: Spring Preview Salon: previews of True West and Romeo and Juliet, five singers and muscians performing pieces from upcoming shows including cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir and flutist Jeremiah Duarte Bills, and phrases from two dance choregraphers
- Where: NY Studio Gallery in Manhattan: 154 Stanton St. • New York, NY • 10002
- When: Thursday, March 19th, 2009 from 7 – 10 pm
- Why: See a spectacular range of performances -- eat, drink, and be merry -- network with CFTC, OSI, and rising artists
- Cost: $35.00 -- tickets available through Eventbrite at http://2009springsalon.eventbrite.com
Everybody loves a party. We hear you. The Spring Preview wouldn’t be much of a shindig without a little food and drink. Not to worry. Curious Frog knows how to make merry. Just ask anybody who came to our benefit for Much Ado About Nothing last fall, where between songs, musician Mark Pires did impressions of Christopher Walken playing Hamlet. Yep. The wine was that good. Need we say more?
| Open: 04/24/10 Close: 05/08/10
Genet based his play on the infamous Papin sisters, Lea and Christine, who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933. Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their theatrical playing is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying either side of the power divide. The deliberate pace and devotion to detail guarantees that they always fail to actualize their fantasies by ceremoniously "killing" Madame at the ritual's denouement. The play was first produced by Louis Jouvet in 1947. The story can be read as an absurdist exposition on the intricate power dynamic that exists between unequals.
The production features scenic design by Laura Taber Bacon, costume design by Emily Lippolis, and lighting design by Michael Megliolia. Julian Mesri is the sound designer, Chelsea Chorpenning is the properties designer, Gae Song is the assistant stage manager, Gargi Shinde is the dramaturg, Nic Musolino is the technical director and Laura Gomezx is the stage manager. Renee Reneé Rodriguez is the producer and Tara Clark is the associate producer.