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John J Zullo Dance / Raw Movement  | Open: 09/19/13 Close: 09/21/13
John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement presents the 2013 Season from September 19-21, 2013 at 8pm at Danspace Project, St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street, NYC.  Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at  The evening is part of DANCE: Access, a self-production series administered by Danspace Project that serves independent choreographers and dance companies. 

The evening will include works from John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement’s repertory including ALL what THIS do HAS you HAPPENED see? BEFORE, as well as the World Premieres of this Exquisite diversion/mysterious Skin and project Xiii, which includes guest performers Barry Blumenfeld of TAPFusion, and choreographer Jeff Rebudal, among others.  Mark Simpson is the lighting designer for the 2013 Season.

ALL what THIS do HAS you HAPPENED see? BEFORE explores perception, perspective, the insistence of memory and the inevitability of repetition. Events unfold, remembering actions we have seen, how they differ from what actually occurred versus what we remember having happened. Movements are repeated, constructed and then deconstructed, rearranged then viewed from different angles shifting the perspective to create something familiar yet new. The work creates a clear space for the action to unfold as the audience is invited to watch the work from any side of the space, as well as within. The music includes works by Monolake, Ludovico Einaudi, David Lynch, and Autechre. Costume design by Hector Perez, lighting by Lily Meyer and set decor by Lily Meyer and Zullo.

this Exquisite diversion/mysterious Skin delves into the physical manifestation of extreme psychological experiences where individual's are blocked from accessing the memories of events that happened. An out of body experience as the walls of mind and memory are slammed and mined for fragments of a lost story whose effects are felt but not always recalled. Using the text of Scott Heim’s novel “Mysterious Skin” as a map and compass for the work where two young boys are sexually exploited and assaulted and the different ways their psyche’s process and both accept or deny the trauma and the subsequent courses that are set in motion in their lives. The piece features a live performance by singer Jessie Davis. Sound score by David Englehard includes Olafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Deru, Jefferson Friedman, and The Mama’s & The Papa’s. Lighting Design by Mark Simpson, Set Decor by Lily Meyer and Zullo. Costumes by Zullo.

John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement will also appear in LA MAMA Moves! on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10pm and Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 5:30pm; and at the Theater for the New City Lower East Side Festival on May 25, 2013.  For more information visit


About the Company: John J Zullo Dance / Raw Movement

John J Zullo is originally from the Bronx, New York and currently resides in NYC. He graduated from American University in 1996 with a B.A. in Anthropology and 1999 with an M.A. in Dance. John danced with many artists while at American University, and was privileged to perform in the work of Ohad Naharin, as well as having his work presented at Dance Place in Washington,DC and being awarded the Arts Club of Washington’s Award for
Outstanding Choreographer 1999. John has danced with Regina Nejman Company, performing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in NYC and worked with Jeff Rebudal for over 10 years as a performer, Rehearsal Director & Associate Director. He currently teaches for the Modern Guest Artist Series at Dance New Amsterdam in NYC and has also taught at Adelphi University, Long Island NY, Hunter College NYC, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and the YMCA/Evolve Dance in Tarrytown, New York.

John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement is exploring ideas from our cultural landscape that are transformed into works that are expressive, imaginative and kinetic. The company strives to create and share these dances in the hope of eliciting an emotional response to a movement-based experience. 

John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement presented at Theater for the New City’s LES Festival May 2011, 2012 & 2013 as well as presented at Dances for DNA Day May 2013 for Dance New Amsterdam and The New Museum's Ideas City Festival.

Zullo’s newest work was presented at the LaMama Spoleto Open in Spoleto, Italy September 2012. Dixon Place presented an evening of Zullo's work in November 2012 as well as a Split Bill in June 2012 and the July 2012 Moving Men Series as part of the HOT! Festival. Raw Movement performed at the Blooms Festival at Green Space in LIC, NY 2010 & 2012 as well as a full evening in 2011. DanceNOWNYC presented Raw Movement for the RAW Festival in April 2011. John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement was presented at the Evolve Festival in Tarrytown, New York as well as the IndepenDance Festival at City Center Studio 5, 2010.

John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement had its first New York Season at Theater for the New City in April of 2011.

Dancing Vs. The Rat Experiment  | Open: 08/08/09 Close: 08/15/09
Please refer to below for performance dates and locations.

East River Park, Manhattan -- August 8 at 8pm
St. Mary's Park, Bronx -- August 14 & 15 at 8pm

Combining theater, dance, and installation art, Dancing vs. The Rat Experiment is a genre-defying theater piece by the company Witness Relocation. It is a wryly entertaining commentary, circa 2006 in the USA. Its first part plants the suggestion that human behavior may be linked to that of so-called lower orders more than we like to imagine, and its second part sneakily and satirically proves the point. A winner of three New York Innovative Theater Awards in 2007, director/choreographer Dan Safer provides a constant stream of surprises for the audience.

Presented by CityParks Theater.


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Dirt Rich  | Open: 07/23/09 Close: 08/11/09
Directed by Kristin Horton

Please refer to below for performance dates and locations.
Von King Park, Brooklyn -- July 23 at 8pm
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan -- July 29 & 30 at 8pm
East River Park, Manhattan -- August 5 at 8pm
St. Mary's Park, Bronx -- August 11 at 8pm

For the City Parks Foundation's first commissioned play, Chisa Hutchinson has put together a production called Dirt Rich. The piece revolves around a group of urban pre-teens after they find money buried beneath their playground. Hutchinson grew up in New York City and didn't see her first play until she was in high school. Then, while attending Vassar College, she noticed that there wasn't much of a chance for black students to explore plays written by black writers -- so she wrote one of her own. In 2007, she wrote She Likes Girls, about two inner city girls who fall in love in a homophobic environment.

Presented by CityParks Theater.


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Please refer to below for performance dates and locations.

Von King Park, Brooklyn -- July 24 & 25 at 8pm
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan -- July 31 & August 1 at 8pm
East River Park, Manhattan -- August 4 at 8pm

Love Changes Everything.
4 Teenagers. 2 Fairies. 1 Donkey.
All the twists and turns of Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream packed into a little over an hour.
What could go wrong?

CityParks Theater presented by Time Warner


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God Is Not An American  | Open: 07/21/09 Close: 07/28/09
Directed by Aku Kadog

Please refer to below for performance dates and locations.

Von King Park, Brooklyn -- July 21 & 22 at 8pm
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan -- July 28 at 8pm

A Detroit native, jessica Care moore first gained recognition as an Apollo legend after becoming the first poet to win a record five consecutive weeks on the nationally televised It's Showtime at the Apollo. jessica Care moore's one woman show, God is Not An American, fuses poetry, video, and live music to explore the concept of God, race, the war in Iraq, genocide, and other social and political issues.

Presented by CityParks Theater.


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Brooklyn Playwrights Collective, who last season brought you Beyond Brecht and the year before Cruel and Unusual: Works Inspired by Artaud continues their alphabetical invocation of a favorite influential playwright with eleven new short one-acts by playwrights Maria Micheles, Marcy Wallabout, Tom Miller, Les Hunter and others inspired by the work of Anton Chekhov.

OFF Stage: the West Village Fragments  | Open: 09/21/06 Close: 10/07/06
A site-specific multi-venue performance that will travel along historic West Village streets. Along the way, short scenes from over a dozen landmark Off-Off Broadway plays will reawaken the actual sites where they premiered. There will also be original performances between stops. A special treat for lovers of theater and the history of Greenwich Village. Equally recommended for New Yorkers and tourists alike. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

A company of 50 actors.

14 directors will include: Tim Cusack, Mark Finley, Julie Hamberg, Jeff Janisheski, Ralph Lewis, Anna McHugh, Chris Mirto, Renee Philippi, Barry Rowell, Gabriel Shanks, David Vining, and Miriam Weiner

and Plays:
Will include: Kenneth Brown (The Brig); Diane di Prima (Monuments); Rosalyn Drexler, with music by Al Carmines (Home Movies); Maria Irene Fornes (The Successful Life of 3); Paul Foster (The Recluse); Robert Heide (The Bed; West of the Moon); William M. Hoffman (Goodnight, I Love You); Claris Nelson (The Rue Garden); Richard Schechner and The Performance Group (Dionysus 69); Sam Shepard (Red Cross); Gertrude Stein, with music by Al Carmines (In Circles); Doric Wilson (And He Made A Her); and Lanford Wilson (The Madness of Lady Bright).

Stops will include:
Site or location of the following: Caffe Cino, Provincetown Playhouse, Washington Square Methodist Church, Judson Memorial Church, Circle-in-the-Square (Downtown), Cherry Lane Theater, Sheridan Square Playhouse, Jefferson Market Garden (Women's House of Detention).

The Taming of the Shrew  | Open: 08/12/06 Close: 08/20/06
Shakespeare's classic battle of the sexes.

August 13, 26 & 27
Church of the Mediator
260 West 231st Street

August 19 and 20
Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Road

Macbeth  | Open: 07/28/06 Close: 08/04/06
The Classical Theater of Harlem (CTH) will present their critically acclaimed production of MACBETH outdoors at Von King Park in Brooklyn and in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.

Shakespeare's mystical tale of power, revenge and "murder most foul" will feature dance, chant, live music and song, and several severed heads. One of Shakespeare's shortest works, this fast-moving MACBETH will run approximately 90 minutes.

King Lear  | Open: 06/17/06 Close: 07/23/06
Old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, but foolishly banishes his beloved youngest Cordelia for refusing to flatter him. The older daughters drive Lear out into a terrible storm, leaving him to plumb the depths of misery and madness. With pretenders to the throne everywhere, a loyal few play an endgame to save the king and his crumbling kingdom..
Fresh Fruit Festival  | Open: 07/10/06 Close: 07/23/06
The Fourth Annual Fresh Fruit Festival , a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Arts and Culture takes over New York from Tribeca to Soho , from Chelsea to Midtown , July 10th- July 23rd. Diversity and creativity off the mainstream is the theme of this Festival that always everyone surprises, delights and challenges assumptions. Fresh Fruit presents all genres of art and performance expanding its boundaries as it grows.
The Orphan Singer  | Open: 01/24/06 Close: 02/13/06
A Family Musical featuring the music of Antonio Vivaldi, with Libretto by Barbara Zinn Krieger

Music Direction & Arrangements by Rick Erickson

Based on the book by Caldecott Medalist - Emily Arnold McCully

THE ORPHAN SINGER tells the story of Caterina, an orphan with exceptional vocal talent and dreams of studying music with Maestro Antonio Vivaldi. After struggle and hardwork Caterina finally earns a solo in Vivaldi's newest oratorio. Will she overcome the jealousy of Vivaldi's favorite diva? Who are the devoted street singers who visit the young girl and encourage her music education? Be transported to beautiful Baroque Era Venice with Making Books Sing's THE ORPHAN SINGER.

THE ORPHAN SINGER will give performances open to the public throughout the city, as follows:

THE BRONX - January 24 - January 28, 2006
Lehman Stages @ Lehman College - 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West - Bronx, NY
Tuesday Jan. 24 through Friday Jan. 27 at 10:30am
Saturday Jan. 28 - Special Performance - at 2:00pm with special guests and
family activities

Directions - By Car: From the Deegan Expressway, exit at Van Cortlandt Park South. Follow signs. From the Henry Hudson Parkway, exit at Moshulu Parkway. Follow signs.

By Subway: Take the 4 or the D to Bedford Park Station. Lehman College campus is a 3 to 5 minute, well-lit walk to the west.

QUEENS - February 1 - 4, 2006
Queensborough Performing Arts Center @ Queensborough Community College - 222-05 56th Avenue - Bayside Queens, NY Wednesday Feb. 1 through Friday Feb. 3 at 10:30am
Saturday Feb. 4 - Special Performance - at 11:00am with special guests and family activities

Directions - #7 to Main St., Flushing, then take the Q27 bus to Springfield Blvd. and 56th Ave., or the Q12 bus to Cloverdale Blvd. & Northern Blvd. F or R train to 169th St. and Hillside Ave., then take the Q30 bus via Horace Harding Blvd. to Springfield Blvd. Walk three blocks north to 56th Ave. The E or J train to Parsons Blvd. and Archer Ave., then take the Q30 bus.

BROOKLYN - February 6 - 10, 2006
Goldstein Performing Arts Center @ Kingsborough Community College - 2001 Oriental Blvd. - Brooklyn, NY Monday Feb. 6 through Friday Feb. 10 at 10:30am

Directions - By Car: Belt Pkwy east to Exit 8A. Cross Coney Island Ave. along Guider Ave. Turn right onto E. 12th St. Turn left onto Neptune Ave. Turn right onto Cass Pl. Turn right to West End Ave. Turn left to Oriental Blvd.

By Subway - F to Ave. X, transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC.

MANHATTAN - February 12 - 13, 2006
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre @ Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street) - New York, NY Sunday Feb. 12 - reading of the book "The Orphan Singer" by special guest at 6:30pm followed by 7:00pm performance
Monday Feb. 13 at 10:30am & 12:30pm

For more information about MAKING BOOKS SING programs, call 212-573-8791.

Twelfth Night: Illyrium Delrium  | Open: 09/01/05 Close: 09/25/05
The Shakespeare Classic - performed free and out of doors
Part of the play Outside! Festival
Romeo & Juliet  | Open: 09/01/05 Close: 09/24/05
Part of Play Outside, A Festival of Free Outdoor Theatre
produced by The Shakespeare Project

Director Melody Brooks' approach to Romeo & Juliet centers on medieval Verona, circa 1300—a savage and violent place, busy with the building of dynasties and establishing the veneration of aristocratic bloodlines. The sons of the wealthy are not to be denied, daughters are bartered to strengthen their family's position. Against this backdrop, two children—one unsupervised and the other unloved—seek solace in each other's arms from the cruel adult world. Tradition asks us to celebrate the constancy of their love, but NPT's production asks instead that audiences weep for this pair—and for all of the children who have been and continue to be sacrificed on the alter of hate and ambition.