New Perspectives Theatre Company

Todays Date: 06/26/22
Last Update: 06/03/19 12:59:35 PM
Address: 456 West 37th Street between 9th an
NEW YORK, NY    10018

Phone: 212-630-9945

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THE RITUAL  | Open: 06/19/19 Close: 06/30/19
It’s Friday morning, first period at Senior Secondary School in Trinidad and Omega is pregnant. Through “ritual” portrayals of the world around them her friends, five students, come to understand that the real key to empowerment lies within them. The play is highly stylized—each actor plays one of the girls as well as members from their community—lecherous taxi drivers; sanctimonious bourgeois; attractive Rasta boys; pompous judges and frightened parents.

New Perspectives Theatre Company and Banana Boat Productions are reprising their acclaimed production of this ground-breaking play to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. It earned Mr. Constance both fame and notoriety when it was cut from Trinidadian national television in 1979 in mid-broadcast due to its themes, and the characters' treatment of the societal forces that work against them.

“…the girls in THE RITUAL remind us that we mustn't underestimate young people; while at the same time, we must take responsibility for what they reflect back to us.”

with: Zakiya Baptiste, Janelle Clayton, Angela Fraser, Nadege Matteis, Cassandra Ogbozor

The 2011 Women’s Work Festival  | Open: 09/25/11 Close: 10/02/11
The 2011 Women’s Work Festival features four original scripts from the newest LAB members, written to the theme of “Justified,” as well as readings of full-length plays-in-progress from the veteran members of the LAB. We kick off the festival with a special panel and cocktail reception on Sunday, September 25th, at 3:00 pm! Festival runs through Sunday, October 2nd. Cost of tickets is $18 or, for students and senior citizens, $15. See for more details!