The brainchild of director Aaron Draper, Something Stolen…is a collaboration with choreography by Aaron Draper and Kimberly Almquist; music by Jeff Bybee, Jason Ewald, Damien Foxton, Gillian Harwin and Tom Laurie; as well as movement and comedy by Christine Bodwitch, Jessica Finn, Richard Grebanie, Nicole Mitchell, Jim Morrow, and a colossal supporting cast.
A current member of nicholasleichterdance, Aaron has presented choreography throughout the U.S. and abroad. NYC venues include Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, La Mama and Chashama.
WITNESS! ALIVE! GREAT FEATS OF THEATRICAL DARING!!!
A Typist contends with an incorrigible heartless fate in the form of surreal hand puppets due to David Michael Friend... The Illusionist Will Randall dazzles all while risking personal bodily harm... The mad late-night ravings of camp girls gone wild come alive in the shadow puppetry piece Haunted Projectile by the artist collective Carrionettes ...I Put a Spell on You thanks to Emily DeCola's sexy rod-puppet interpretation... We're treated to Coffina's Haunted Sideshow, a musical spooktacular in the gothic victorian style... Puppet Junction brings us a comedic look at good versus evil in The Claw... "Swallowed" has Lindsay-Abromaitis Smith exploring with puppets, if you were swallowed by your own soul, what would you find there?... Shoddy Puppet Productions brings The Frankenstein of Everyday Life from Philadelphia (now that's a frightening thought!)... AND Drama of Works illustrates a giant cockroach's nightmare in Puppet Kafka... plus film, dance, and the band HAUNTED P*SSY... Hosted, as always, with accordion and puppets by our infamous emcee BoneDaddy (aka Jonny ClockWorks)
The play just finished touring 4 cities in India to standing-room-only and standing ovations: Chennai, Bangalore, Pondicherry, and Mumbai, where people who had to be turned away nearly started a riot until a second, unplanned performance was agreed upon. The play has also just been selected for the Kathmandu International Theatre Festival 2008.
See what they said in India:
1. The Hindu Newspaper
2. The Deccan Herald
Rebel Theater opens it's inaugural season with its adaptation of one of the world's most beloved plays.
Set on the island of Jamaica in the early 1980's, this original Caribbean adaptation reveals the tragedies surrounding love, legacy, and family secrets during the initial years of the AIDS epidemic. This timeless drama takes you deep within the Jamaican culture on a provocative and emotional journey.
"Won't you help to sing another song of freedom? 'Cause all I ever have: Redemption songs" --Bob Marley
Opening February 2nd and running through February 26th (Thursday-Friday, 7:30PM; Saturday, 8:00PM; Sunday, 3:00PM), "Real Black Men...," brilliantly written by Malik and daringly directed by Passion, is a seamless cohesion of poetry, prose, blues, rap and rhythm, that fearlessly takes an unflinching look at being Black and male in a hostile environment.
Featuring a stellar cast of gifted, multidimensional actors: Chet Anekwe, Jerome Preston Bates, D. K. Bowser, Gerard Catus, Arthur French, Nyasha Hatendi, Stanley Wayne Mathis and Charles Reuben (all courtesy of Actors Equity), "Real Black Men..." spans three decades (the 1960s through the 1990s), tracing the complicated lives of eight men of color and consciousness.
Among the play's captivating, multidimensional characters are a conjure man, cursed by his ex-lover; a gay man with AIDS who travels to Africa on a last journey of self-discovery; a wheelchair-bound Viet Nam veteran taunted by the ghost of a Viet Cong guerrilla fighter with, "Black man, why you fight here"; a jailhouse blues man; a spirit of the unborn who weaves in and out of all of the men's lives.
Playing at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Experimental Theatre (466 Grand Street-Manhattan), and enhanced by a talented and tireless production staff (Stage Manager: Bayo, Set Designer: Ademola Olugebefola, Lighting Designer: Shirley Prendergast, Costume Designer: Vassie Welbeck-Browne, Sound Designer: Sean O'Halloran, Choreographer: Lynnard Williams, Musical Director: Gregg Payne, and Casting Director Lawrence Evans, this amazing, highly anticipated New Federal Theatre production, "....runs hot, runs cool, and strikes at the core of why "Real Black Men Don't Sit Crosslegged On The Floor."
It's the must see dramatic stage experience of the year! General Admission is $15.00. For card orders call Ticket Central Box Office (212-279-4200). E-mail the NFT at email@example.com, or visit their web-site at www.newfederaltheatre.org