Milagro Theatre

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 05/06/10 11:41:30 PM
Address: 107 Suffolk Street
New York,   

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Urban Life: in one act or less  | Open: 05/21/10 Close: 05/22/10

Keitrik Productions, Inc. presents a festival of original work showcasing four emerging playwrights. Based around the theme ‘Life in the City’, we invite you to celebrate these new voices and their extraordinary work. You don’t want to miss it! 

When: Friday May 21 and Sat. May 22 @ 8pm
The Milagro,Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002 
Tickets: $10

The Power Of Birds  | Open: 02/22/10 Close: 03/13/10
When an ornithologist father suddenly abandons his family to follow the birds, Mom moves her 12 year-old twins and mother-in-law to a new state for a fresh start. Zoe thinks her heart will stop beating without her father; her bookish Ivy League-bound twin brother deals pot at school in an attempt to be cool; Grandma just wants to sexually commune with her late husband via the sunset; and Mom is convinced that some good old-fashioned team sports and a properly assembled lasagna will fix the family. Any way the wind blows, when the birds begin their winter migration, this family will magically never be the same.

Rooftops  | Open: 03/05/09 Close: 03/28/09
ROOFTOPS is a satiric commentary on the economic divide present in American society. When Crane is ripped from her world of comfort and convenience and catapulted on to “the Tops”, she is introduced to a world of women living and working in a futuristic “debtors prison”. These women, under constant sedation, unlivable conditions, and government experimentation, are quickly deteriorating both mentally and physically. As she learns the rituals and rules of her new home, including a regimented diet of fast food chicken and an expectation to breed with the rooftop's male watchdog, Crane's hope of ever returning to her old life seems impossible. When an Arab-American man, who is demonized by the media as a terrorist, offers Crane a chance to end the suffering of the rooftop dwellers, but possibly sacrifice herself in the process, Crane is forced to question the worth of one human life versus the freedom of thousands.


Twelfth Night  | Open: 12/10/08 Close: 12/14/08
Five women play nine characters in this new tongue-in-cheek, highly athletic adaptation of the classic Shakespeare comedy. Viola chases Orsino, Orsino chases Olivia, Olivia chases Viola, Sir Aguebelch chases Maria, Maria chases Malvolio, Malvolio chases Olivia, Sebastian chases his thoughts, Feste chases money… and they're all played by the same five actors! With a pinch of Italian slapstick and a dash of British bawdiness, this Twelfth Night is a feast like no other.
Iphigenia at Aulis  | Open: 12/06/07 Close: 12/16/07
Highwire Theatre is proud to open their inaugural season with Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, directed by Jill Landaker, running from December 6 through December 16, 2007. This classic Greek tragedy tells the story of the ultimate sacrifice that a family must make in the name of one man's ego. The Greek fleet assembles in the bay of Aulis prepared to launch an attack on Troy, but the wind suddenly drops and the ships stand idle. The army blames their leader who, in danger of losing his command, panics and jumps to a solution: to sacrifice his own daughter in return for a favorable wind. Utilizing the tension between a cold, harsh, propaganda-filled, war-hungry world and the women who enter it, this production explores the ease with which Clytemnestra and Iphigenia are transformed from dutiful wife and innocent child to murderer and warrior by a single event. The design concept explores the repetition of this event and its characters, both contemptuous and heroic, throughout history. Iphigenia will showcase original music by Kendall Jane Meade of Mascott. A fixture in the New York indie pop scene, Kendall has had songs featured on "Grey's Anatomy" and "The OC".

Highwire Theatre
Mission: We at Highwire Theatre are committed to providing our audience with the context and inspiration to reevaluate and develop new perspectives on assumed truths of the human experience. To this end, we will dedicate each season to the exploration of one theme across genre, period, and structure. The world premiere of a Highwire-developed new play rounds out each season. This world premiere is chosen for development and full production from Testing the Line, our annual month-long series of staged readings of new works.

History: Highwire Theatre was originally conceived in September 2005 as a short-term venture to produce the New York premiere of In the Absence at the Fall Fashion Playfest. Its members quickly recognized the strength and potential of their collaboration and decided to capitalize on it.

Dressing Miss Julie  | Open: 08/10/07 Close: 08/25/07
A rather brazen mistress and her rather crafty servant are rather alone on Midsummer Eve. In this comedic, experimental spin on Strindberg's classic, actors trade roles, bend genders and you control the performance by ringing a rather loud bell. That's right, every time the audience rings this bell, the actors playing Miss Julie and her servant Jean, will switch roles and trade costumes. No matter what!
The Secret War  | Open: 04/27/07 Close: 05/20/07
Set in Tehran, Iran, The Secret War is a fast-paced multimedia theatrical experience that explores the battle between good and evil, knowledge and ignorance, ancient mythology and modern technology and mystical beauty and corporate greed. The play contrasts ancient Persian rituals with a modern portrayal of Tehran, where a sinister warlord plots to unleash a Jihad-inducing methamphetamine. Can his plan be stopped or will fundamentalism win out?

Performances of The Secret War are followed by a nightlong line-up of diverse musical acts, ranging from traditional Persian to hip hop. Headliners for the musical festival include lauded Persian folk music group Amir Vahab and the Soroosh Ensemble, Philadelphia's hottest underground band Lost Children of Babylon, and the Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, featuring singer Kaleta (Fela Kuti and the Egypt 80).

Spring Shorts 2006  | Open: 05/10/06 Close: 05/14/06
In the world premiere of SHOT AMERICANS by Kayla Cagan, the sins of the father are swallowed in shots. Directed by Elizabeth Bunnell.

On a glorious spring day, an American business woman finds herself in the basement of St. Gervais Church in Paris where a pregnant teenage immigrant and nun try to help the woman come to terms with her faith – what if the only thing that separates ordinary people from the saints is not the gift itself, but the capacity to understand the call? ANNUNCIATION by Kelli Lynn Harrison was written specifically for 3Graces Theater Co., and this is the world premiere of the piece. Directed by Kathleen Bishop.

In ROLLER COASTER by Kayla Cagan, a brother and sister play dangerous games. Roller Coaster had a reading at the Gerswhin Theater, NYC in 2004 and was performed at the KGB Bar Red Room in 2005. Directed by Kelli Lynn Harrison.

In REMIND ME AGAIN by Sharyn Rothstein, Miranda is horrified when a stranger tries to kiss her on the street, but her anger soon turns to confusion when her female co-workers celebrate her attack. Remind Me Again was first produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2003 and has since been produced in NYC several times since. It will soon be published in the 2006 Estrogenius compilation of plays and it was a finalist in the 2004 Actor's Theatre of Louisville Ten Minute Play Contest. Directed by Kelli Lynn Harrison.

An ex-wife and a widow argue over a house....and a husband in HOUSEPLAY by Arlene Hutton. HOUSEPLAY , one of Ms. Hutton's first plays, written while she was a member artist at Alice's Fourth Floor, premiered in 1995 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in an evening of Hutton's one-acts performed by The Journey Company. The same production, I DREAM BEFORE I TAKE THE STAND AND OTHER PLAYS by Arlene Hutton, was presented at the first New York Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston. Directed by Margot Avery.

After scattering the ashes of her mother as well as her sister's cat, and relaying the entire story to a perfect stranger, Branwyn discovers the tenderness that results from our most humiliating moments in I THINK YOU THINK I LOVE YOU by Kelly Younger. The play has been produced numerous times in California and North Carolina. I THINK YOU THINK I LOVE YOU, New York, forthcoming publication by Playscripts, Inc.; monologue from I THINK YOU THINK I LOVE YOU in "Audition Arsenal for Women in their Twenties." Directed by Kathleen Bishop.

Mollie is a Big Freakin' Movie Star, and she's granted you the privilege of an interview – so grab a pen and a sippy cup, and behold the great funhouse mirror of superstarletcelebritydom in TRUE DREAMS OF WICHITA by Katharine Clark Gray. TRUE DREAMS OF WICHITA was first performed at the People's Improv Theater in April 2005 and was reprised in July 2005 at the same venue. Directed by Elizabeth Bunnell.

SPRING SHORTS 2006 features 3Graces company members and guest artists: Margot Avery*, Suzanne Barbetta*, Elizabeth Bunnell, Ryan K. Burke, Patrick T. Cecala II, Nitra Gutiérrez, Kelli Lynn Harrison, John D. Ivy, Shevy Katan, Annie McGovern*, Jennifer McKenna, Catherine McNelis*, Chelsea Silverman. Technical director Patrick T. Cecala II, sound design by John D. Ivy. Production stage manager Jennifer B. Havey, stage manager Kelly Brown.
Cheeks  | Open: 11/11/05 Close: 12/11/05
CHEEKS is a story is about John, a disabled child who grows in a basement, isolated from the world and under the over protecting care of his Daddy who is everything to him. Due to his physical impediments, John can't kiss or shake hands, so he expresses his feelings of love and affection by puffing his cheeks

Daddy provides and fulfills his son's every need, but there is something he can't provide - a friend. The drama ignites when John's desire to have a friend leads him to leave his basement world for the first time. John meets Martin, a paranoid dreamer who has just escaped from an insane asylum, and brings him into his world.