Culture Project

Todays Date: 12/15/19
Last Update: 04/14/13 09:01:27 AM

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Address: 45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY   

Location: (off of Lafayette Street)
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Blondie of Arabia  | Open: 04/16/13 Close: 05/11/13
Two weeks before Christmas, and moments before the Arab Spring, Monica flew into the heart of the Persian Gulf to work a catering job at a royal wedding party and ended up biking across three countries in the Middle East. Alone. This play chronicles the true story of her desert odyssey. Watch the broke, blonde American swerve her bicycle through close encounters with military capture, sex tourism, Gulf royalty, three wedding parties and near death. As Monica perseveres in her adventure as a parade of one, defeating trouble at every turn, indulging her super-hero fetishism, she discovers her biggest adversary might be herself.

A production of Culture Project’s Women Center Stage.

More information & video: http://www.cultureproject.org/current/blondie

Shaheed: The Dream And Death Of Benazir Bhutto  | Open: 03/08/13 Close: 04/01/13
 Writer/performer Anna Khaja illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy.  Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto's death--including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself--we see how Bhutto's life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the world's struggle to reconcile the precepts of Islam with those of democracy.


About the Company: Culture Project

Blending prize-winning theater with urgent moral drama, Culture Project brings the national political conversation to life on the New York Stage.

For more than a decade, Culture Project has told stories as timely as the morning's newspaper in a way that news articles and editorials can never match.

Through brilliantly conceived, expertly staged dramas, Culture Project sparks conversation, lifts the human heart and incites political action.

A venue for acclaimed, prize-winning performance, Culture Project is also a magnet for today's best talent including Meryl Streep, Danny Glover, Mary J. Blige, Robin Williams, Marisa Tomei, Bob Balaban, Rinde Eckhert, Montel Williams, Frank McCourt, Staceyann Chin, Lynn Redgrave, Sarah Silverman, and other artists who share a passion for theater and public justice.

The Adventures Of Maya The Bee  | Open: 10/20/12 Close: 12/01/12

The new revamped production of Maya the Bee, back after its first successful run at Culture Project, will feature the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. The production will feature a sparkling new set and props by Joe Silovsky and the original dazzling array of puppets from Poland, as well as new staging by Will Pomerantz to the glorious jazz-themed score by Nancy Harrow.

The New York Times Spare Times for Children:
‘The Adventures of Maya the Bee’ (Saturday) This feisty puppet heroine has buzzed back for an open-ended run at the Culture Project, where her journey began a dozen years ago. Based on a children’s book by the German author Waldemar Bonsels, “The Adventures of Maya the Bee” relates the title character’s flight from the hive in search of tastes more exotic than honey. The revival has new sets and props, but the same intricate rod and shadow puppets designed by Zofia Czechlewska. Adapted by Rachel Klein, with a score and lyrics by the jazz artist Nancy Harrow, who also conceived the show, “Maya” is a jazz musical for children, and how often do you encounter those? Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 45 Bleecker Street, near Lafayette Street, East Village, (866) 811-4111, cultureproject.org; $25. nytimes.com

B=essence  | Open: 06/14/12 Close: 06/23/12
B=Essence is about a mature woman trapped in the mind of a child. She lives in an ideal world and never goes outside.  She watches life pass by on the path of time behind the barred windows of a stone house where memories, fear and desire dwell.  The villain of the story doesn’t want her to grow up. With the help of his accomplice-victims the tormenter dominates her opulent trust fund. But one day God sends El Diablo to help her. 

 Roi Escudero mingles commedia dramática, vérité and fantasy with a touch of Lacan and Poe’s poetry to create an intriguing expressionist tale.  This make-believe, based on true events, happens in a theatrical installation of performance-art, multimedia-video, dance, music, tango and other haunting sounds performed and choreographed by Rubén Celiberti.


About the Company: ETdC Projects' Lab

  Roi “Bubi” Escudero created and founded Environmental Theatre de Camera (ETdC) Projects in 1990 in Los Angeles, CA.  She is the originator of performance-cinema™, a virtual installation of multimedia video and live performance that is ETdC Projects’ trademark.  In 1999 ETdC Projects moved to New York City and has expanded to an experimental creative lab of self expression. and new media-arts: ETdC Projects’ Lab.

The lab is led by Roi Escudero and supports a collaborative, production-based learning environment focused on creating inventive, cutting edge, experimental and multicultural narrative projects through non-structured musical-visual-theatre, and site specific virtual installations of multimedia video and performance art.

Its objective is to promote cultural and creative integration through the evolution of new media, performance-art, musical and physical theatre, and dynamic entertainment. Its projects address cultural, environmental, historical and social issues and expose the consequences of our behavior and actions in society.  The lab’s projects are considered works-in-progress and are continually evolving with different guest artists and apprenticeship until the projects are presented as a comprehensive production.  The projects developed at ETdC Projects’ lab are designed to be "portable" and take place in different festivals, creative environments, theaters, educational and cultural settings, and non-traditional sites.

 ETdC Projects reaches a multigenerational audience and creates intelligent and engaging multimedia video installations, staged readings, workshops, showcases and full media-art theatre productions for children, teens and adults. ETdC Projects also produces creative educational events and workshops for students and teachers in collaboration with other artistic organizations and educational institutions that have partnering residencies with teaching artists. The projects could be bilingual and could be developed, instructed and presented in English /Spanish, English /French, and English /Italian.

 Roi Escudero is the artistic director and lead designer behind ETdC Projects.  She is particularly flexible and resourceful in adapting her creative concept, method and techniques to the needs of the partnering organizations and institutions. However, Escudero’s primary focus is always to develop the talent and interest of the partaker and to support the community’s involvement in that effort.

The Climate Crisis… The Climate Reality Project

June 10th 7:30pm 

With Local Beer tasting and musical performances by Laura Dunn and the Ghosts of Xmas Past, and Debunk!

“What do worldwide record heat, drought,wildfires, rainfall and flooding say about our changing climate? And what is the basis of the “debate” about how our fossil fuel based lifestyle impacts these events? Come see a live presentation of Mr. Al Gore’s newest slide show from his recent on-line event: 24 Hours of Reality.”

 

Marc H. Sussman, endorsed presenter

“The Climate Reality Project”

“Marc Sussman is an independent financial planner, whose primary practice is socially responsible investment. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. His nationally syndicated radio program, was heard on on the Air America radio network for over 4 years. Also, Mr. Sussman is an endorsed presenter for The Climate Reality Project, and was personally trained by Al Gore to educate the public about climate change.”

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with "Debunk" and  “Laura Dunn and the Ghosts of XMas Past”

 

 

Sunday, June 10th @ 7:30pm

Participants $5
non-participants $10
(includes beer tasting)

Click the date above or the  buy tickets/reserve your seat banner below! Questions about the event? Contact PlanetErikaB@gmail.com for details.


2.5 hours


At Bleecker Street Theatre
45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Conveniently located near:
Bleecker St (4 & 6)
Broadway – Lafayette St (B, D, F, M)
Prince St (N, R)

This is what this event is doing for their charity:

“We will be collecting financial contributions for Wildlife Federationat our event.”

In Masks Outrageous And Austere  | Open: 04/05/12 Close: 05/26/12

With In Masks Outrageous and Austere, Tennessee Williams continues to explore the passionate obsessions that made him famous in the early masterworks —the impenetrability of the human heart, the futility and hypocrisy of denying or displacing physical attraction, the power of love and its tyranny—while employing the dramaturgical freedom and aesthetic daring he discovered in his later plays.  And all of this he does with the provocative wit and lyricism that was his hallmark.

The play was written over the years 1979 until his death in 1983, and was discovered some years later, having been protected from public scrutiny by Tennessee’s friend, writer Gavin Lambert, who had collaborated with Williams on the dramaturgy of this work.

“’Masks’ is a sublimely haunting piece of theater and feels almost uncanny in its expressiveness as Tennessee’s farewell piece,” said director Schweizer.  “There are utterly surprising, surreal theatrical gestures here, but also a deeply rooted, passionate sense of yearning that only he can evoke in the theater.  I knew Tennessee when I was a young man and he was exactly the age that I am now, and I feel privileged to bring this astonishing work in all of its explosive theatricality, to the stage.”


About the Company: Culture Project

Blending prize-winning theater with urgent moral drama, Culture Project brings the national political conversation to life on the New York Stage.

For more than a decade, Culture Project has told stories as timely as the morning's newspaper in a way that news articles and editorials can never match.

Through brilliantly conceived, expertly staged dramas, Culture Project sparks conversation, lifts the human heart and incites political action.

A venue for acclaimed, prize-winning performance, Culture Project is also a magnet for today's best talent including Meryl Streep, Danny Glover, Mary J. Blige, Robin Williams, Marisa Tomei, Bob Balaban, Rinde Eckhert, Montel Williams, Frank McCourt, Staceyann Chin, Lynn Redgrave, Sarah Silverman, and other artists who share a passion for theater and public justice.

The Other Side of Darkness  | Open: 08/11/07 Close: 08/25/07
Fuck working. Fuck eating. Be Famous.

The Other Side of Darkness is about the underbelly of showbusiness. Spanning thirty years and set against the backdrops of both New York and Los Angeles, it examines the intersecting lives of three people striving for success, and dealing with the consequences of getting it.

Port Authority Throw Down  | Open: 10/20/06 Close: 11/19/06
Port Authority Throw Down follows a Pakistani cab driver as he struggles to understand why his brother, a Port Authority newspaper salesman, has been taken away by the authorities. This funny, provocative new play brings together the two Pakistani brothers, a homeless alcoholic and a Christian missionary from Akron, Ohio in a social, racial and religious clash of cultures at the crossroads of the world. The play challenges our notions of humanity and homeland security in a post 9/11 New York City.
Trout Stanley  | Open: 05/19/06 Close: 06/11/06
TROUT STANLEY" is the story of THE DUCHARME TWINS and what happened to them on their thirtieth birthday which as it happens is also the tenth anniversary of their parents' unseemly and untimely double-deaths.

As has happened on every one of their last nine auspicious and calamity-filled birthdays; there's been a murder. This time it is an independently brazen exotic dancer (and local Scrabble Champion) who was last seen leaving Rodeo Bob's Steakhouse Emporium And Nude Dancers at 3:30 am at which time she insisted on walking home, despite the torrential rain. Although local authorities have reiterated the fact that ladies of the night are prone to vanishing; foul play is suspected.

Into THE DUCHARME TWINS' universe comes a man called TROUT STANLEYand their lives will never be the same again.

The Revenger's Tragedy  | Open: 11/26/05 Close: 12/23/05
The Revenger's Tragedy, written just a few years after Hamlet, is a pot-boiling pastiche of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Set in a corrupt and mythical Venice, the protagonist Vindice (Matthew Rauch) vows revenge on the salacious Duke who murdered his fiancée. This sets off a chain reaction of vengeance through which Vindice wreaks gleeful havoc on the city, exposing the court's outrageous indulgences and government hypocrisy, ending in a coup de théâtre massacre of epic proportions.

The Revenger's Tragedy is a searing examination of the precarious balance between the need for justice and the desire for vengeance. This Jacobean masterpiece will be receiving its first major presentation in New York City in nearly 20 years. Part black comedy, part social satire, the play is full of humorous macabre turns, and more plot-twists than a blender full of Shakespeare's greatest hits. It's a roller-coaster ride through a Jacobean house of horrors as Shakespearean characters swirl around you and the play catapults you through a Venice you never dreamed existed. Fellini, Coppola and Tarantino meet Shakespeare and the results are incendiary.