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SEE YOU  | Open: 09/04/19 Close: 09/21/19
The Bridge Production Group (Max Hunter, Founding Artistic Director) will present the United States Premiere of See You, written by Guillaume Corbeiland directed by Max Hunterat The New Ohio Theatre(154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets, New York, NY 10014), September 4-21. Performances will be on Wednesday, September 4 at 8pm, Thursday, September 5 at 8pm, Friday, September 6 at 8pm, Saturday, September 7 at 3pm, Saturday, September 7 at 8pm, Sunday, September 8 at 8pm, Wednesday, September 11 at 8pm, Thursday, September 12 at 8pm, Friday, September 13 at 8pm, Saturday, September 14 at 8pm, Sunday, September 15 at 3pm, Monday, September 16 at 8pm, Wednesday, September 18 at 8pm, Thursday, September 19 at 8pm, Friday, September 20 at 8pm, and Saturday, September 21 at 8pm.Tickets ($25) will go on sale August 1. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

 

Five friends vie for status in a competition over cultural capital, broadcasting every moment of their lives on the internet – but at what cost? Through the incisive imagination of virtuoso Quebec auteur Guillaume Corbeil, this American premiere production explores how each of us shapes our sense of self ... can curating the perfect online identity push away the darkness and banality of everyday life?

 

The cast will feature Hamish Allan-Headley*(The Belle of Belfastwith Irish Rep; The Clearingat 59E59), Crawford M. Collins* (Sicks!at Walkerspace; St. James in the Field of Starsat HERE), Adriane Moreno (Empire Travel Agency with Woodshed Collective; Period Sisters at HERE), Charlie Reid(Nancy Drew Has Retiredat EST; Geminiat Theatre Row), and Christina Toth (Orange is the New Black on Netflix; Lazarusat NYTWwith Costume Design by Nicolle Allen (Spielberg’s West Side Story), Scenic Design by Seth Byrum(Richard IIIwith Bridge Production Group), and Lighting & Video Design by Cheyenne Sykes (Agneswith Lesser America/59E59). 


About the Company: Bridge Production Group

The Bridge Production Group is a nonprofit theatre company committed to dismantling and rebuilding an audience’s expectations of theatrical storytelling. In producing both new and revived works, we seek to disrupt traditional conventions and assumptions about how stories are told in the theatrical medium by restructuring and reimagining classic text, utilizing and highlighting design as a core narrative component, and blurring genre and tone. Injecting the familiar with spontaneity and vitality, our mission is to create theatre that is immediate and resonant with young and diverse audiences; we invite less traditional theatergoing audiences into our shared spaces, aiming to awaken an enhanced appreciation for the medium. 

CANNIBAL GALAXY: A LOVE STORY  | Open: 06/08/18 Close: 06/17/18
Between Two Boroughs will present the World Premiere of Charise Greene’s Cannibal Galaxy: a love story, directed by Jenn Haltman (Summertime with Between Two Boroughs) at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Washington and Greenwich Street), June 8-17. Performances will be Friday, June 8 at 8pm, Saturday, June 9 at 3pm & 8pm, Sunday, June 10 at 3pm, Monday, June 11 at 8pm, Wednesday, June 13 at 8pm, Thursday, June 14 at 8pm, Friday, June 15 at 8pm, Saturday, June 16 at 3pm & 8pm, and Sunday, June 17 at 3pm. Tickets ($25) are available for purchase in advance at www.BetweenTwoBoroughs.com. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

 

It’s business as usual at the Washington D.C. Science Museum where the employees’ personal lives keep getting in the way. Jo wants a child but is unable to secure an inseminator. Chet longs to make love, but dating kinda sucks and gaming is way more awesome. Claire searches for purpose by digging directly toward the center of the earth. Vadim prioritizes the needs of others but wouldn’t know his own if they crawled into bed with him. Eloise lives in a treehouse and brushes her teeth with space particles. When chaos ravages a perfectly average day, these co-workers are flung into a cosmic galactic shift, rearranging their internal cartography. In these desperate times, Cannibal Galaxy: a love story is a new play about how we keep breathing as America eats itself alive.

 

The cast will feature Jason C. Brown* (Much Ado About Nothing with Classics in Color; The Misanthrope with NYTW), Robin Galloway* (The Master Builder with Wallace Shawn; Sense & Sensibility with Cape Fear), Olivia Oguma* (Luce with LCT3; Emotional Creature with Signature), Dominic F. Russo (Gruff! The Musical with Vital Theatre; “Gotham” on NBC), Becca Schneider (Platonov and A Christmas Carol with Blessed Unrest), and Jo Yang* (Comfort Women at Urban Stages; “The Affair” on Showtime). The creative team will include Scenic Design by Tim McMath (Fun Home with Playhouse on the Square; Ongoing Assistant to David Zinn including Broadway’s Spongebob Squarepants and The Humans), Lighting Design by Kate Bashore (Street Children with Vertigo Theater Company; Jonah and Otto at Theatre Row), Sound Design by Fan Zhang (Tania in the Gateway Van at The Flea; The Mecca Tales at Sheen Center), Projection Design by Yana Birÿkova (Grounded with Westport Country Playhouse; Assistant on Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Costume Design by Sarah Thea (Platonov with Blessed Unrest; Medea with Onomatopoeia Theatre Company), and Original Music by Jerzy Jung (hitRECord on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The Production Stage Manager will be Jonathan Castanien*.

 

Cannibal Galaxy: a love story was an EST Sloan finalist and received a workshop production at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. This production will be the play’s World Premiere.

 


About the Company: Between Two Boroughs

Between Two Boroughs was co-founded by Jenn Haltman and Becca Schneider in 2014. Previous productions include Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy at The Secret Theatre and Charles Mee's Summertime at Gowanus Loft. We choose projects that scare us. Through empathy, humor, and bold simplicity, we share stories that embrace the impossibilities of life, love, and art. We foster a community of artists who choose to take risks and, through the work, incite conversation about our world. We want you to be a part of that conversation. www.BetweenTwoBoroughs.com

Blessed Unrest presents A Christmas Carol  | Open: 12/20/16 Close: 12/31/16
In Blessed Unrest’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the beloved holiday classic meets innovative, socially conscious devised theatre as a tale of a misanthrope’s redemption turns into a critique of an unjust socioeconomic system. Matt Opatrny’s adaptation returns to the little-known origins of the work: A Christmas Carol was created in lieu of a political pamphlet “An Appeal to the People of England on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child,” which Dickens wrote in 1843 but never published. The story focuses on Ebenezer Scrooge’s lonely existence and his life-changing decision to enact positive change in the troubled world around him.

“I love this story, but it's usually made too easy,” explains playwright Matt Opatrny. “It's very political and timely, and it highlights the individual responsibility and power to affect change. It's the story of a person grappling with who they are, how they got there and how to forge a new path. It's the story of genuinely seeing the people around you, seeing yourself, and choosing to make things better,” he further explains.

Under Jessica Burr’s direction, A CHRISTMAS CAROL becomes a raw, physical, and darkly comic story, while still remaining a family-friendly holiday show. Six performers play thirty-seven characters who speak fluent Dickens, wear quirky costumes... and dance to Lady Gaga.  

THAT POOR DREAM  | Open: 10/04/14 Close: 10/20/14
A moving mosaic of what it means to be endowed with "Great Expectations,” That Poor Dream is set on a train traveling from New York City to Fairfield, CT, uniting worlds divided by geography, privilege, and time. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic novel about coming of age in a profoundly class-conscious society, the work draws on the company’s own complex relationship to class identity and economic disparity in American society. The Assembly's newest creation explores how class defines and divides us, and how our shared humanity might bring us closer together.

The Assembly (Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Jess Chayes, Emily Louise Perkins, and Alyssa Simmons) will present the World Premiere of That Poor Dream, a new play written and devised collectively by the company and the cast (Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Ray Campbell, Jess Chayes, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Moti Margolin, Emily Louise Perkins, and Terrell Wheeler), October 4-26 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington). The production will be directed by Jess Chayes (Krista Knight’s Primal Play with New Georges; HOME/SICK with The Assembly) and will feature Edward Bauer (HOME/SICK with The Assembly), Ben Beckley* (national tour of Peter and the Starcatcher), Theodore Ray Campbell (Bus Stop with Denver Center Theater Company), Jocelyn Kuritsky (Sheila Callaghan’s Crawl, Fade to White with 13P; Ken Urban’s The Awake at 59E59), Moti Margolin*(Grand Theft Auto IV), Emily Louise Perkins*(Caroline V. McGraw’s The Vaults with New Georges), and Terrell Wheeler*(The Last Saint on Sugar Hill with National Black Theater). The creative team will include Dramaturgy by Stephen Aubrey, Set Design by Nick Benacerraf, Costume Design by Kate Fry, Video Design by Ray Sun, Lighting Design by Derek Wright, and Sound Design by Asa Wember and Ben Truppin-Brown*Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association. That Poor Dream is an Equity Approved Showcase.

That Poor Dream will play at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington) October 4-26, Wednesday through Sunday at 8pm with additional performances on Monday, October 6 & 20 at 8pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at www.assemblytheater.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

 


About the Company: The Assembly

The Assembly is a collective of multi-disciplinary performance artists committed to realizing a visceral and intelligent theater for a new generation. Assembly members unite varied interests in service of unabashedly theatrical and rigorously researched ensemble-driven performances that address and reflect the complexities of our changing world. Developing text, movement and environment side-by-side within the rehearsal room, the company embraces collaboration as the core of the creative process. Above all, we are dedicated to rooting our artists, audiences, and colleagues in a profound sense of community.

Holding firm to the belief that history repeats itself, The Assembly frequently looks to the past to make sense of the present moment. The Assembly’s first project, We Can’t Reach You, Hartford, was created in the aftermath of September 11th and explored one of America’s forgotten tragedies: the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus fire of 1944 in Hartford, CT. We Can’t Reach You, Hartford premiered at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for the coveted Fringe First award. Later projects have explored Civil War photography (Daguerreotype; Abingdon Theater, 2007), Charles Lindbergh (What I Took in My Hand; The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, 2008), the Gold Rush of 1849 and the dot-com boom of the 1990s (Clementine and the Cyber Ducks; The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, 2009), climate change (The Dark Heart of Meteorology; The Philly Fringe Festival, UNDER St. Marks, 2009) and the Weather Underground (HOME/SICK; The Collapsable Hole, 2011; The Living Theater, 2012.) Our current production, That Poor Dream, had workshop performances at the 2013 Ice Factory Festival at The New Ohio, the 2013 Prelude Festival at CUNY, and at HERE Arts Center in Spring 2014. 

Feeling.  | Open: 10/05/13 Close: 10/26/13
Glass Bandits Theater Company will present the World Premiere of playwright Paul Cameron Hardy’s (semi-finalist for the Page 73 2013 Playwriting Fellowship) feeling. directed by Eddie Prunoske (In Memoriam: a recession play in 13 acts with House of Yes),October 5-26 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Washington and Greenwich). The production will feature Meredith Burns* (wolves in abasement with Glass Bandits), Donna Haley* (Blanche in Brighton Beach Memoirs on Broadway), Carl Holder* (The Boogman Thumbs A-1-A with Glass Bandits), Ben Mehl* (The Comedy of Errors with The Public Theater), Quinn Meyers (Red House), and Luke Robertson* (Good Television with Atlantic Theater). The creative team will include Set and Lighting Design by Josh Smith (Blind Guy Alley at Incubator Arts Project), Costume Design by Andrea Hood (Here Lies Love at Williamstown), Sound Design by Erik T. Lawson (Candy Tastes Nice at Madame X) and Props Design by Sandy Siu (CW’s The Carrie Diaries). *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.

Emma’s boyfriend left her. Her younger brother flew in to make sure she eats. She has papers to grade, a thesis to write and the rest of her life to figure out. Oh yeah, she’s also been drinking and talking with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer…there’s also that.

feeling. began as a piece in Glass Bandit’s Living Room Readings Series. “Though we were confident in Paul's gifts as a writer, and the breadth of his creative spirit in general, nothing could prepare us for what we were about to hear.  Sadly, it is all too rare to come across something so spare, original, funny, and touching all anchored by such a unique and powerful female lead.” said Glass Bandit’s Producing Director Carl Holder. Glass Bandit’s went on to stage the production at their alma mater SUNY Purchase, in order to explore the show in a performance setting without full production costs. Paul then applied and was accepted to The Great Plain Theater Conference, where he worked on further developing the play, and was featured in American Theater Magazine. The upcoming production at The New Ohio will be the play’s World Premiere. 


About the Company: Glass Bandits Theater Company

GLASS BANDITS THEATER COMPANY is a gang of lovable misfits interested in making thrilling, accessible, unmannered theatrical events that bridge the gap between audience and performers. Our goal? To reach a wide array of patrons with work created to inspire in them a habit of going to the theater. Can’t seeing a play be as exciting as watching a band play at the neighborhood dive? Everyone’s a Bandit and every play’s for you! See a show, get some free glasses and let’s definitely grab a drink after.  

Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Bron  | Open: 04/03/13 Close: 04/27/13
New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Deputy Artistic Director; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of Lynn Rosen’s (Apple Cove with Women’s Project) GOLDOR $ MYTHYKA: A HERO IS BORNdirected by Shana Gold (Food and Fadwa with New York Theatre Workshop) April 3-27 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington). The production will feature Ben Beckley (Home/Sick with The Assembly), Jaspal Binning (Thomas Bradshaw’s Job at The Flea), Christopher Gerson (“Desperate Housewives”), Kristin Griffith (Bethany at Women’s Project), Jenni Meador, Bobby Moreno (Hand to God at EST), Garrett Neergaard (The Laramie Project with HBO), Rob Leo Roy (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in The Food Chain), Jenny Seastone Stern (Grimly Handsome), and Bubba Weiler (The Burnt Part Boys with Vineyard Theatre). The creative team will include Lighting Design by Lenore Doxsee (Obie Award for Target Margin’sMamba’s Daughters), Props Design by Rachel Graf Evans, Set Design by Nick Francone (Vampire Cowboys), Video Design by Jared Mezzocchi (Princess Grace Theater Fellowship recipient) andPiama Habibullah (3-Legged Dog), Costume Design by Tristan Raines (The House of Von Macrame at The Bushwick Starr), Sound Design by Shane Rettig (Vampire Cowboys), and Choreography by Melissa Riker (Kinesis Project Dance Theatre). The Production Stage Manager will be Danielle Teague-Daniels.

Watch, if you dareth, as love and hunger collide most fantastically with the elusive American dream. In hearty games of Dungeons & Dragons, young Bart and Holly escape the dreary reality of hauling money all day in armored transport vehicles. When jobs are lost and the boss starts looking at Holly funny, escape becomes reality, releasing Goldor & Mythyka upon the world! Thusly, lucre shall be heisted!  Throngs shall cheer their criminal exploits!  And Have Nots will rule the day. Until… reality regenerates with a vengeance.

Goldor $ Mythykais based on a truly true story! In 2008, playwright Lynn Rosen read an article she couldn’t get out of her head… A nice young couple enamored of fantasy role-playing games, Roger Dillon and Nicole Boyd, steal $7.4 million from an armored car company in Youngstown, Ohio. By the time they're captured just 350 miles away (in Pipestem, West Virginia), the public has dubbed them the “Goth Bonnie and Clyde.” 

Goldor $ Mythyka was originally commissioned in 2010 as part of The Germ Project. As a response to the growing trend towards small-cast, one-set plays, New Georges commissioned four playwrights to write BIG plays, plays of “scope and adventure” that are “unproduce-able” and that “encompass elements which extend and expand the conventional playwriting repertoire.” For a long time, playwright Lynn Rosen had been sitting on the idea for G$M, based on a real-life story. She hadn’t started it because her vision was for a play so BIG she didn’t think it could ever be produced! When she got the “germ” assignment, she ran with the idea, adding layer upon layer of theatrical elements in delightful and imaginative ways: levitating actors, explosions, jump-cut style, audience participation, and sound and video cues which operate in continuous dialogue with the actors’ work onstage. The play is notable for its technical complexity, but the theatrical tools aren’t just there to add novelty, they’re deeply embedded in the text and vital to the storytelling where they take on a life of their own. Repeated sound cues become a kind of code to aspects of Goldor & Mythyka’s world, and video elements juxtapose with live action so that an action and its consequences inhabit a parallel moment for the audience, or lend insight into the characters’ real desires. 


About the Company: New Georges
New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Artistic Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Associate Director) the OBIE-winning theater company founded in 1992 produces highly theatrical new works by women.
Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Born  | Open: 04/03/13 Close: 04/27/13
Watch, if you dareth, as love and hunger collide most fantastically with the elusive American dream. In hearty games of D&D, young Bart and Holly escape the dreary reality of hauling money all day in armored transport vehicles. When jobs are lost and the boss starts looking at Holly funny, escape becomes reality, releasing Goldor & Mythyka upon the world! Thusly, lucre shall be heisted! Throngs shall cheer their criminal exploits! And Have Nots will rule the day. Until… reality regenerates with a vengeance.


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Incendiary Agents  | Open: 03/01/13 Close: 03/24/13
It is 1969: At the height of the Vietnam War, two brothers lead a daring nighttime raid to sabotage the draft, but when their plan goes awry, they are each forced to choose between the principles they set out to defend and the people they care about."

P.s. Jones And The Frozen City By Robert Askins  | Open: 12/03/12 Close: 12/23/12
The World as we know it, is long gone.
Appetite and hubris have divided the world in three.

Our hero, the diminutive and unassuming P.S. Jones is doing what he does best, shoveling poop and daydreamin'. P.S. dreams of visiting The Frozen City, a utopian world just visible beyond forbidden Burning Waste. Only thing worse than knowin' he'll never set foot in The Frozen City is finding out that his tall, handsome, charming, (incurably vapid) brother Benjamin is about to take a real life zeppelin to the The Frozen City where he'll be deified on account of being so pretty.

After a tearful and tight-lipped goodbye, P.S. hunkers down and gets back to work. He doesn't know that his shovel is about to unearth something that will change his life forever, or that he's about to go on a long and difficult journey, that it's gonna hurt, that lessons will be learned and that he's gonna one day set foot inside the thick glass of The Frozen City. Perhaps it's best to know a bit more about what you're wishin' for.

What will P.S. do when the fate of all three worlds rests in his hand?


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Coney  | Open: 10/27/12 Close: 11/17/12
With cold weather and the threat of gentrification looming, a group of Coney Island die-hards take to the boardwalk for one last summer fling. A panoramic tribute to, as one character puts it, a world that is “all going away," CONEY presents a diverse cast of twelve characters spanning in age from 13 to 73, including carnival barkers and freakshow stars eking out a living; working class friends looking back at a lifetime of courtships on the boardwalk; and a young couple with an obsession for the film The Warriors on a touching first date.  Between the Sideshows at the Sea Shore, the Wonder Wheel, Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Shoot the Freak, dreams are conjured and hopes are dashed in acclaimed playwright David Johnston's love letter to America’s original national playground.

Casting will be announced in the coming months.

David Johnston’s (playwright) plays have been performed and read at the New Group, Moving Arts, the Neighborhood Playhouse, HB Playwrights Foundation, Symphony Space and Ensemble Studio Theatre. New York productions with Blue Coyote Theater Group include Conversations on Russian Literature, a new adaptation of The Oresteia (Time Out Best of 2007); Busted Jesus Comix (GLAAD nominee 2005, London, Los Angeles, DC Cap Fringe); A Bush Carol, or George Dubya and the Xmas of Evil, and Effie Jean in Tahiti (both with music and lyrics by Stephen Speights).  Regional credits include The George Place (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater), directed by Gary Shrader. Plays with director Kevin Newbury include Candy and Dorothy (GLAAD winner 2006, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Unexpected Stage), and The Eumenides. Publications include Saturday with Martin (Short Plays to Long Remember, TnT), The Eumenides (Playing With Canons, New York Theatre Experience, Inc.), Leaving Tangier (Samuel French), A Funeral Home in Brooklyn, and A Lesson (Smith & Kraus) and the upcoming A Number on the Roman Calendar (Applause Theatrebooks.)  Upcoming projects:  a film adaptation of his short play, Mothra is Waiting, originally produced in New York by Blue Coyote, and Last Things.  Playwriting awards include Theater Oxford, Playwright Residency at the University of Cincinnati, a Berrilla Kerr Foundation Grant, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation. He was also a New Dramatists finalist. Mr. Johnston attended the College of William and Mary and Circle in the Square and is a member of Actors Equity, Dramatists Guild (publications committee), Charles Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop, BMI Librettist Workshop, Blue Coyote Theater Group, and a 2011-12 Resident Artist with American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program, where he wrote his first opera libretto, The Wedding Gift of Pirate Granny.

Gary Shrader (director) is a founding member of Blue Coyote Theater Group. For Blue Coyote, he has appeared in Nebraska, Psychopathia Sexualis, Kingfish, Dimly Perceived Threats To The System, Leaving Tangier, A Bush Carol, The Most Wonderful Love, The Oresteia, and Glee Club (Antidepressant Festival, the Brick Theater), and has directed Roots In Water, Busted Jesus Comix, Leaving Tangier, A Bush Carol, The Americans, Paradise, Conversations On Russian Literature, Effie Jean in Tahiti, Nance O'Neil, and three one-acts each for The Standards of Decency Project and Blue Coyote's Happy Endings. In 2008 he directed the premiere of David Johnston's The George Place at Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater. ###

soloNOVA Arts Festival: Convergence  | Open: 06/08/12 Close: 06/17/12
How far would you go to protect your family from harm, or to ensure them a spot in the Kingdom of Heaven? A haunting story of fear and love, faith and reason, Convergence explores the intersection of seemingly opposed forces, and the explosive consequences of their collision.

Performed by Avery Pearson
Written by Jennifer Lane
Directed by Calla Videt
Created by Sightline

For more information about Sightline visit: http://www.sightlinetheater.org/sightline.html


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soloNOVA Arts Festival: Human Fruit Bowl  | Open: 06/08/12 Close: 06/17/12
A tub, a scarf, a stool and a naked woman. Structured as a live fine art modeling session, Human Fruit Bowl (WINNER Creative Award for Best Production at Prague Fringe Festival, 2011), investigates the relationship between artist and model. Part story, part mystery, part lecture-demonstration, this fast-paced monologue delivered in stillness asks: What are the stories we tell about artists and their muses? What are the truths, if any, to be found?

Performed by Harmony Stempel
Written by Andrea Kuchlewska
Directed by Liam Billingham
Produced by Elizabeth R. English

For more information about Human Fruit Bowl visit: http://www.humanfruitbowl.com/
For more information about Harmony Stempel visit: http://www.harmonystempel.com/
Human Fruit Bowl on Twitter: @humanfruitbowl


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Solonova Arts Festival  | Open: 05/29/12 Close: 06/17/12
According to the New York Times "SOLONOVA ARTS FESTIVAL, May 29-June 17. In “unFramed” the poet and painter Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, born in Antigua, tells the story of his move to America as a child and his subsequent struggles — including nearly being deported after Sept. 11 — while painting a self-portrait. “unFramed” is one of 10 shows in this diverse celebration of solo performance; (212) 352-3101, terranovacollective.org."


About the Company: Terranova Collective

TERRANOVA COLLECTIVE is a vibrant playground for artists devoted to innovative new and original theatrical works. Its multi-layered development process, solo arts festivals, and productions serve to nurture and liberate New York City.

soloNOVA Arts Festival: unFRAMED  | Open: 06/04/12 Close: 06/16/12
unFRAMED invites audiences into the studio of the artist where poetry and painting ignite. Using canvas, paint, poetry, prose, and song, Antigua-born Iyaba Ibo Mandingo tells his story of life as an immigrant in America, from "Mommy Me No Wanna Go Merrica" - a prophetic piece that hints at the many trials he will face in a new land - to his powerful political poetry that would lead to his arrest and attempted deportation in post 9/11 America. Throughout the play Iyaba shares his rage, determination, and his hope while he paints his self-portrait.

For more information about unFRAMED visit: www.unframedtheplay.com

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soloNOVA Arts Festival: The Event  | Open: 06/07/12 Close: 06/16/12
A man stands in a pool of light and attempts the ultimate magic trick: disappearing while remaining in full sight. A thought-provoking, comic journey beyond the 4th wall into the dangerous slippery territory that lies beneath the written word.

Performed by David Calvitto
Written & Directed by John Clancy


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soloNOVA Arts Festival: UBU  | Open: 06/07/12 Close: 06/16/12
Inspired by Ubu Roi, UBU is the King of the Great Expanding Universe who will allow a privileged few into his mansion to watch him eat steak. Along the way, he may play music, read you poetry and tell of his lost loves and purchased politicians - it all depends on the mood of the King. A kinetic romp through the absurdist world of the most powerful CEO in the universe.

Performed and Directed by Daniel Irizarry
Written by Adam Syzmkowicz

For more information about UBU visit: http://www.daniel-irizarry.com/


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soloNOVA Arts Festival: Empanada For A Dream  | Open: 05/30/12 Close: 06/06/12
Fresh from a sold out run with Ballybeg at the Barrow Group Theatre, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is a haunting love song to the Lower East Side. Juan Francisco Villa's return to the neighborhood of his childhood is a dangerous and hilarious tale about growing up by getting out.

Written and performed by Juan Francisco Villa
Directed by Alex Levy

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/EmpanadaForADream


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Solonova Arts Festival: Baby Redboots' Revenge  | Open: 05/29/12 Close: 06/05/12
Voted "Best in The Fringe" in 1997, performer Sean Sullivan is back with a vengeance in the re-imagined, recharged, rebooted Baby Redboots' Revenge! A former child star, whose voice changed belatedly at the age of 25, is trapped playing stand-up bass in a polka band for all eternity. Determined to free himself from the curse of his old partner, Baby Redboots, he goes on an iconoclasmic joy-rage of nightmarish proportions! "A virtual Nijinksy of performance art" - The New York Times

Performed by Sean Sullivan
Written by Philip-Dimitri Galás
Directed and Designed by Anne Meighan
Produced by Lynne Griffin

For more information, visit http://babyredbootsrevenge.wordpress.com/


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soloNOVA Arts Festival: Reception  | Open: 05/29/12 Close: 06/05/12
Through body percussion and voice, James Harrison Monaco transports the audience to a gaudy rented mansion on Long Island for a wedding reception. This original tale includes all the huge group dance numbers (performed solo), existential despair, disgust, and love that make up a family gathering.

Performed, Written and Composed by James Harrison Monaco
Directed by Rachel Chavkin


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Solonova Arts Festival - Two For $30  | Open: 05/29/12 Close: 05/29/12
Catch any 2 shows at the 2012 soloNOVA Arts Festival for just $30, saving 25% on full ticket prices.

The 9th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival: 29 May - 17 June

BABY REDBOOTS' REVENGE:
Performed by Sean Sullivan
Written by Philip-Dimitri Galás
Directed and Designed by Anne Meighan
Produced by Lynne Griffin

Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00 pm
Friday, June 1 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm

Voted "Best in The Fringe" in 1997, performer Sean Sullivan is back with a vengeance in the re-imagined, recharged, rebooted Baby Redboots' Revenge! A former child star, whose voice changed belatedly at the age of 25, is trapped playing stand-up bass in a polka band for all eternity. Determined to free himself from the curse of his old partner, Baby Redboots, he goes on an iconoclasmic joy-rage of nightmarish proportions! "A virtual Nijinksy of performance art" - The New York Times


RECEPTION
Performed, Written and Composed by James Harrison Monaco
Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm
Friday, June 1 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00 pm

Through body percussion and voice, James Harrison Monaco transports the audience to a gaudy rented mansion on Long Island for a wedding reception. This original tale includes all the huge group dance numbers (performed solo), existential despair, disgust, and love that make up a family gathering.


EMPANADA FOR A DREAM
Performed and Written by Juan Francisco Villa
Directed by Alex Levy

Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 31 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 pm

Fresh from a sold out run with Ballybeg at the Barrow Group Theatre, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is a haunting love song to the Lower East Side. Juan Francisco Villa's return to the neighborhood of his childhood is a dangerous and hilarious tale about growing up by getting out.


WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK
Performed and Written by Kelly Kinsella
Directed by Padraic Lillis

Wednesday, May 30 at 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm

Never has the act of ordering lunch been so entertaining! In this uproarious tragic new show, Kelly is caught in a whirlpool of anxiety. Armed with a good sense of humor, she goes to battle with her mind.


unFRAMED
Performed and Written by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo
Directed by Brent Buell
Producer/Creative Consultant: Jane Dubin

Monday, June 4 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 9:00 pm

unFRAMED invites audiences into the studio of the artist where poetry and painting ignite. Using canvas, paint, poetry, prose, and song, Antigua-born Iyaba Ibo Mandingo tells his story of life as an immigrant in America, from "Mommy Me No Wanna Go Merrica" - a prophetic piece that hints at the many trials he will face in a new land - to his powerful political poetry that would lead to his arrest and attempted deportation in post 9/11 America. Throughout the play Iyaba shares his rage, determination, and his hope while he paints his self-portrait.


I LIGHT UP MY LIFE: THE MARK SAM CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Performed and Written by Mark Sam Rosenthal
Direction and Multimedia Design by Todd Parmley

Monday, June 4 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 13 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 pm

At long last! The world's first preemptive celebrity autobiography! Attempt to stomach this smut-fueled, casually offensive road-to-success story of a celebrity who has succeeded nowhere - but in his own mind. From the creators of Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire.


THE EVENT
Performed by David Calvitto
Written and Directed by John Clancy

Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Friday, June 15 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 pm

A man stands in a pool of light and attempts the ultimate magic trick: disappearing while remaining in full sight. A thought-provoking, comic journey beyond the 4th wall into the dangerous slippery territory that lies beneath the written word.


UBU
Performed and Directed by Daniel Irizarry
Written by Adam Syzmkowicz
Genre: Comedic Physical Theater/Performance Art/Puppetry

Thursday, June 7 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12 at 9:00 pm
Friday, June 15 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 4:00 pm

Inspired by Ubu Roi, UBU is the King of the Great Expanding Universe who will allow a privileged few into his mansion to watch him eat steak. Along the way, he may play music, read you poetry and tell of his lost loves and purchased politicians - it all depends on the mood of the King. A kinetic romp through the absurdist world of the most powerful CEO in the universe.


CONVERGENCE
Performed by Avery Pearson
Written by Jennifer Lane
Directed by Calla Videt
Created by Sightline

Friday, June 8 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 pm
Monday, June 11 at 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 17 at 4:00 pm

How far would you go to protect your family from harm, or to ensure them a spot in the Kingdom of Heaven? A haunting story of fear and love, faith and reason, Convergence explores the intersection of seemingly opposed forces, and the explosive consequences of their collision.


HUMAN FRUIT BOWL
Performed by Harmony Stempel
Written by Andrea Kuchlewska
Directed by Liam Billingham
Produced by Elizabeth R. English

Friday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 pm
Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 14 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 17 at 2:00 pm

A tub, a scarf, a stool and a naked woman. Structured as a live fine art modeling session, Human Fruit Bowl (WINNER Creative Award for Best Production at Prague Fringe Festival, 2011), investigates the relationship between artist and model. Part story, part mystery, part lecture-demonstration, this fast-paced monologue delivered in stillness asks: What are the stories we tell about artists and their muses? What are the truths, if any, to be found?


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Solonova Arts Festival - Full Festival Pass  | Open: 05/29/12 Close: 05/29/12
Catch all 10 shows of the 2012 soloNOVA Arts Festival for $100 - saving 50% on full ticket prices.

Have your dates & times chosen before purchasing the festival pass. Once you've purchased, you'll be able to choose all 9 show dates & times.

The 9th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival: 29 May - 17 June

RECEPTION
Performed, Written and Composed by James Harrison Monaco
Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm
Friday, June 1 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00 pm

Through body percussion and voice, James Harrison Monaco transports the audience to a gaudy rented mansion on Long Island for a wedding reception. This original tale includes all the huge group dance numbers (performed solo), existential despair, disgust, and love that make up a family gathering.


BABY REDBOOTS' REVENGE:
Performed by Sean Sullivan
Written by Philip-Dimitri Galás
Directed and Designed by Anne Meighan
Produced by Lynne Griffin

Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00 pm
Friday, June 1 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm

Voted "Best in The Fringe" in 1997, performer Sean Sullivan is back with a vengeance in the re-imagined, recharged, rebooted Baby Redboots' Revenge! A former child star, whose voice changed belatedly at the age of 25, is trapped playing stand-up bass in a polka band for all eternity. Determined to free himself from the curse of his old partner, Baby Redboots, he goes on an iconoclasmic joy-rage of nightmarish proportions! "A virtual Nijinksy of performance art" - The New York Times


EMPANADA FOR A DREAM
Performed and Written by Juan Francisco Villa
Directed by Alex Levy

Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 31 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 pm

Fresh from a sold out run with Ballybeg at the Barrow Group Theatre, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is a haunting love song to the Lower East Side. Juan Francisco Villa's return to the neighborhood of his childhood is a dangerous and hilarious tale about growing up by getting out.


WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK
Performed and Written by Kelly Kinsella
Directed by Padraic Lillis

Wednesday, May 30 at 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm

Never has the act of ordering lunch been so entertaining! In this uproarious tragic new show, Kelly is caught in a whirlpool of anxiety. Armed with a good sense of humor, she goes to battle with her mind.


unFRAMED
Performed and Written by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo
Directed by Brent Buell
Producer/Creative Consultant: Jane Dubin

Monday, June 4 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 9:00 pm

unFRAMED invites audiences into the studio of the artist where poetry and painting ignite. Using canvas, paint, poetry, prose, and song, Antigua-born Iyaba Ibo Mandingo tells his story of life as an immigrant in America, from "Mommy Me No Wanna Go Merrica" - a prophetic piece that hints at the many trials he will face in a new land - to his powerful political poetry that would lead to his arrest and attempted deportation in post 9/11 America. Throughout the play Iyaba shares his rage, determination, and his hope while he paints his self-portrait.


I LIGHT UP MY LIFE: THE MARK SAM CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Performed and Written by Mark Sam Rosenthal
Direction and Multimedia Design by Todd Parmley

Monday, June 4 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 13 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 pm

At long last! The world's first preemptive celebrity autobiography! Attempt to stomach this smut-fueled, casually offensive road-to-success story of a celebrity who has succeeded nowhere - but in his own mind. From the creators of Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire.


THE EVENT
Performed by David Calvitto
Written and Directed by John Clancy

Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Friday, June 15 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 pm

A man stands in a pool of light and attempts the ultimate magic trick: disappearing while remaining in full sight. A thought-provoking, comic journey beyond the 4th wall into the dangerous slippery territory that lies beneath the written word.


UBU
Performed and Directed by Daniel Irizarry
Written by Adam Syzmkowicz
Genre: Comedic Physical Theater/Performance Art/Puppetry

Thursday, June 7 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12 at 9:00 pm
Friday, June 15 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 4:00 pm

Inspired by Ubu Roi, UBU is the King of the Great Expanding Universe who will allow a privileged few into his mansion to watch him eat steak. Along the way, he may play music, read you poetry and tell of his lost loves and purchased politicians - it all depends on the mood of the King. A kinetic romp through the absurdist world of the most powerful CEO in the universe.


CONVERGENCE
Performed by Avery Pearson
Written by Jennifer Lane
Directed by Calla Videt
Created by Sightline

Friday, June 8 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 pm
Monday, June 11 at 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 17 at 4:00 pm

How far would you go to protect your family from harm, or to ensure them a spot in the Kingdom of Heaven? A haunting story of fear and love, faith and reason, Convergence explores the intersection of seemingly opposed forces, and the explosive consequences of their collision.


HUMAN FRUIT BOWL
Performed by Harmony Stempel
Written by Andrea Kuchlewska
Directed by Liam Billingham
Produced by Elizabeth R. English

Friday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 pm
Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 14 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 17 at 2:00 pm

A tub, a scarf, a stool and a naked woman. Structured as a live fine art modeling session, Human Fruit Bowl (WINNER Creative Award for Best Production at Prague Fringe Festival, 2011), investigates the relationship between artist and model. Part story, part mystery, part lecture-demonstration, this fast-paced monologue delivered in stillness asks: What are the stories we tell about artists and their muses? What are the truths, if any, to be found?


Arts.Performance