Extant Arts Company

Todays Date: 06/28/22
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 Extant Arts Company was founded in New York city in 2007, and has produced Mixed Doubles and La Ronde (Roy Arias Studios), Helen (Producer’s Club), A Christmas Carol (touring), Three Sisters (Algonquin Theater), Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Macbeth (Mineral Springs in Central Park); workshops of Progeny, g, and Paper Dolls (Wild Project). In addition to its productions, Extant Arts Company pursues its mission through the creation and instruction of Drama Enrichment programs in NYC’s public and charter schools. Believing that stories are the organizing principle of the human experience, Extant Arts Company endeavors to identify and present those that are enduring, immediate and vital. Extant reinterprets the classics through live performance, and fosters the classics of the future through adaptation, new play development and educational outreach. By connecting greater New York to the rest of the world, Extant strives to create a diverse community dedicated to sustaining stories. www.ExtantArts.org

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

Corner Pocket  | Open: 10/07/11 Close: 10/23/11

Extant Arts will present the World Premiere of emerging playwright Andy James Hoover’s (NYC Debut) CORNER POCKET, October 7-23 at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette). This production will be directed by Bridget R. Durkin and will feature Alexandra Hellquist, James Liebman, Virginia Logan, Kari Swenson Riely, Mary Schneider, and Eric Sutton*. The creative team will include Set Design by Jeremy Doucette, Puppet Design by Chana Porter, and Costume Design by Tristan Raines. The production will be Stage Managed by Anna Burnham*.  *Appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association. Corner Pocket is an Equity Approved Showcase

World-famous pool shark Manayunk O'Hara is having a rough week. Her husband is cheating, her archrival is on the rise, and to make matters worse, she's just been murdered. Trapped in the Afterlife with only her sanctimonious Spirit Animal for company, Manayunk has only one thing on her mind…revenge!

Uncle Vanya  | Open: 03/26/10 Close: 04/11/10
Extant Arts Company presents Uncle Vanya and three other theatrical events inspired by Anton Chekhov’s work as part of the Extant Chekhov Open, a celebration of the Russian master’s 150th birthday and the 40th Anniversary of Joseph Chaikin’s influential Open Theatre.  

Uncle Vanya, translated by Jean-Claude Van Itallie and directed by Nancy Gabor, opens the three-week festival.  In Uncle Vanya, Chekhov captures the timeless desire for love, sex and a better life and the universal sense of restlessness.

Nancy Gabor is known for her work with the Joseph Chaikin and the Open Theatre.

 The other Extant Chekhov Open events include Chain of Deed, a staged reading of Andy James Hoover’s new play inspired by The Cherry Orchard; Chekh-Impr-Ov, a full-length, completely improvised play in the style of Anton Chekhov by The New Deal; and Playing with Chekhov, a solo performance by James Kiberd, directed by Nancy Gabor.