The Quiet Volume
Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | 515 Malcolm X Boulevard | NYC
The Quiet Volume, a collaboration between Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience. A self-generated and ‘automatic’ performance, Autoteatro, for two at a time experienced in the reading room of a library, audience members sit side-by-side taking cues from words both written and whispered – via an iPod and headphones – and find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. Available in English and Spanish. New York premiere supported by the British Council. Duration: 55 minutes – 1 hour
Please arrive 10 minutes before your ticketed time
IRTE is heading back to school with their latest long-form improvised comedy. Long form improv is "unscripted theater" focused on developing strong, fun characters and plot. Taking just a few suggestions from the audience, the cast of Mrs. Carrol's will create a new play every night, completely on the fly.
Starring Nannette Deasy, Robert Baumgardner, Alex Decaneas, Curt Dixon, Jamie Maloney, Vicky Mesrie, Isabelle Owens, and Johnny Zito.
After successful runs of vIRTEgoand HINT! which Outerstage called
"a clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit
... a merry chase" ,
About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble
IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre.
14th Annual Festival Runs August 13th - 29th
** featuring Orson Welles, Sarah Palin, Jay Leno, Marilyn Monroe, Harvey Milk and Bruce Vilanch**
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 14th Annual Festival from August 13th - 29th, 2010. This year, the festival will present programming by 197 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 20 venues in Lower Manhattan. Attendance at last year’s festival topped 75,000 people, making it New York’s fifth largest cultural event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con).
A complete list of productions for 2010 is now available at www.FringeNYC.org. Among the nearly 200 productions being presented are 183 representing 18 US states including New Jersey, California, Chicago, Alabama, Connecticut, Minnesota, Texas and Louisiana, as well as 14 international productions representing 12 countries including Singapore, Italy, France, Ireland, Norway, India and Australia. A list of venues and performance times will be available in mid July.
At McCarren, Riverside and Central Parks (see dates/times/directions below)
Half the time! Half the text! Double the girls! Double the fun!
with: Amanda Elizabeth Sawyer, Michael Lawrence Eisenstein, Sydney Allyson Francis, Andrew R. Cooksey,
David Allen Green, Phillip Burke, with Emily Beuchat, Emily Philio and Emily Tuckman as the Chorus
Designed by Dorothee Senechal, music composed by Nick Revel.