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NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE PRESENT SHAKESBEER  | Open: 09/15/18 Close: 09/15/18
New York Shakespeare Exchange announces the next ShakesBEER, NYC’s original Shakespearean Pub Crawl, running Saturdays from September 15 – 29, 2018 at 3pm. The pub crawl begins at Jasper’s Taphouse (761 9thAvenue, NYC) at 2:30pm and moves to The Gaf (401 W 48thStreet, NYC), Perdition (692 10thAvenue, NYC), and The Waylon (736 10thAvenue, NYC). Check-in is at 2:30pm at Jasper’s Taphouse. Tickets are $49 and are available at www.ShakespeareExchange.org.Tickets include performance and four drinks (beer, wine, and select cocktails).

 

It’s impossible to have just one! NY Shakespeare Exchange returns to Hell’s Kitchen to serve up a fresh, new round of ShakesBEER, NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawls, in September.  

This special fall edition takes on the 2018 Midterm Elections, in ShakesBEER’s irreverent and fearless style, featuring pieces from Coriolanus and Titus Andronicus, and mixing in scenes from Fuente Ovejunaby Lope De Vega and A Man for All Seasonsby Robert Bolt, directed by Ross Williams, Cristina Lundy, and Brian Demar Jones.

 

 “NY Shakespeare Exchange is all about bringing people together,” said Ross Williams, artistic director. “When Shakespeare was writing, live theater was a cultural event for every part of his society. Why should it be any different today? We want our audiences to feel like they have been through something visceral and experiential. ShakesBEER is the perfect vessel for that.”


“…a great, boozy, old time, which mixes the best of drunken squalor with the highest of art. William Shakespeare would most definitely approve.” - POPDUST

 

“By the time the fourth and final bar and beer roll around, the edges of time and space blur, and I feel transported to Elizabethan times when crowds of regular people would gather for premieres of plays we now revere and guzzle beers as a community. Huzzah!” – Paste Magazine

 

“Whether you’re a Shakespearean, a beer enthusiast, or simply looking for an unorthodox outing, the infectious spirit of the Bard takes over for an afternoon.” – Plays to See


Produced by NY Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a company that inspires conversation and builds communal experiences through the work of William Shakespeare, the ShakesBEER Pub Crawls treat audiences to an immersive dipso-literary experience that harks back to Elizabethan times.  But it is the ability of the Bard’s timeless poetry to shed light on contemporary issues that NYSX is most eager to share.

Launching at Jasper’s NYC, 761 Ninth Avenue, the “ShakesBEER” crawl will hit four bars in the course of an afternoon (the others are The Gaf, The Waylon, and Perdition).  At each of these establishments, the NYSX ensemble rises from the crowd to perform their scene.

 

New York Shakespeare Exchange is internationally known for its The Sonnet Project (in which more than 1,500 volunteer filmmakers from around the world have joined the discussion by creating short films in New York locations based on all 154 Shakespeare sonnets). NYSX produces at least one mainstage production a year.  In 2016, NYSX produced “Hamlet10,” in which 10 actors played the Danish Prince, and a stunningly relevant period-adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic poem, “The Rape of Lucrece,” which delved into sexual violence against women.  This past season NYSX staged a critically acclaimed, smart phone-obsessed “Much Ado About Nothing,” which plugged into the zeitgeist of fake news and alternative facts.
 

In the coming months, NY Shakespeare Exchange will offer a number of exciting community-based events. Their Freestyle Lab series – part performance, part lecture, and part town hall conversation – launches on September 25that the 53rdStreet branch of the NY Public Library with#MeToo Shakespeare,an exhibition of Intimacy Choreography led by Alicia Rodis, co-founder of Intimacy Directors International. And in January/February 2019, they will present a new adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, conceived and directed by Brendan Averett (TFANA, Stratford Festival, Rattlestick).

 

 

Hip to Hip Theatre Company celebrates its tenth season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks with the sparkling comedy As You Like It and venerable tragedy Julius Caesar.  The plays will tour in repertory to 11 New York City area parks, with special gala performances in Southampton and Jersey City. 35 theatre artists. 2 exciting plays, 13 diverse parks: July 27-August 28.

These family-friendly productions are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. All performances are free and open to the public. Bring blankets, low chairs and picnic fare. No lines. No tickets. Seating is first come, first served.

Plus, Hip to Hip’s free children’s program “Kids & the Classics” will be offered one hour before each performance. This companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of "Free Shakespeare in the Park” is a free 45-minute interactive workshop designed for children ages 4 to 14, giving them a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

AS YOU LIKE IT

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy about love, family and identity is full of wit, music and gender-bending fun.  The rightful duke and his supporters have been banished, while his impulsive daughter Rosalind remains at the mercy of the oppressive new regime.  Comic twists and turns abound when Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees the court to seek her father in the mysterious Forest of Arden.  Her journey of self-discovery brings her face to face with Orlando, the man she loves.

JULIUS CAESAR

In this sensational political thriller, Shakespeare explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom.  Caesar is determined to crown himself as Rome’s first emperor, but a few senators, led by the idealistic, intellectual Brutus and his manipulative, rebellious friend Cassius, are prepared to sacrifice everything to liberate their country.  Instead of being greeted as liberators, they are met with civil war. 

Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It will be directed by HTH Assoc. Artistic Director David Mold (HamletLove's Labor's LostCymbeline and Merchant of Venice,) and the tragedy Julius Ceasar will be directed by Joel Leffert (Artistic Director of Salamander Repertory Theatre, London and Broadway premieres of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales).

The casts include Chaunice Chapman* (Afrikan Womens Repertory Company, The Bronx Repertory Company, Theatreworks U.S.A.), Holly Chou (The Flea Theatre, “The Blacklist,” “Nurse Jackie”), Erick Gonzalez* (El Repertorio Espanol, INTAR Theater, Premiere Stages), Devin Haqq*(The Arden Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, “Surprise” directed by Sam Mendes), James Harter* (Pasadena Playhouse, Niccu Spoon Theatre), Michael Hinton (Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Flock Theatre), Kurt Kingsley* (The Storm Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre), Jason Marr* (Off Broadway: Loose Knit, Eula Mae’s Beauty, Bait &Tackle. Regional: Indiana Rep. “Law & Order: SVU”), Joy Marr* (American Globe, Lynx Ensemble, Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Matthew Oats (South Africa’s Playhouse Theatre) and Jackie Schram (Aquila Theatre Company, Florida Rep).  The cast also features Joe Hetterly and Katie Holden.   *denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association

From Hip to Hip Artistic Director Jason Marr:

Over the past decade, we’ve had the good fortune of bringing together 237 theatre artists to produce eighteen major shows, and we’ve toured the shows to over two dozen neighborhoods in Queens, The Bronx, Manhattan, Jersey City and Southampton, playing to 38,582 individuals, young and old, and from some of the most diverse communities in the world. Our tenth season gives us a chance to both celebrate and build upon this foundation.  I think the play selections are especially apt—Julius Caesar begs to be produced during an election year, and As You Like It is not only ideal for a celebratory season, but it also provides us with a nice touchstone, because it was the very first play Hip to Hip produced; and I am thrilled that we are adding parks in Brooklyn and East Harlem to our list of venues this year, making our reach truly citywide.

The creative team also includes Nancy Nichols (Costume Design Julius Caesar), Courtney Leigh Newman (Costume Design As You Like It), Miguel Urbino (Set Design) Caitlin Cassidy (Director of Kids & the Classics), Erin Gilbreth (Teaching Artist), Joshua Parham (Asst. Director As You Like It), Adriana Alter (Dramaturg/Asst. Director Julius Caesar), Ron Carlos (Voice Director), Eric Tucker (Sound Design), Julian Olive (PSM), Jessica Munoz (1st ASM), Craig Natoli (2nd ASM), and production assistants Ciara Collins, Alex De Bard, Robert Picarelli, Tashira Reyes, and Jacob Scherer.

Founded in 2007, Hip to Hip Theatre Company is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization serving New York City and the surrounding areas, providing “Free Shakespeare in the Park” and children’s programs.  Hip to Hip operates on the core beliefs that theatre is a celebration of community spirit, great plays and performances have the power to change lives, theatre should be accessible to the widest possible audience, and the values of theatre contribute to the cultural, ethical and moral life of the community. Hip to Hip receives public funding from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with discretionary funding allocated by New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. http://www.hiptohip.org/

 

2016 Performance Schedule
(“Kids & The Classics” Children’s Program begins one hour before each performance.)

July 27 - As You Like It - Flushing Meadows (at the Unisphere) - 7:30 p.m.

July 28 - Julius Caesar - Crocheron Park (35th Ave. & Corbett Road) - 7:30 p.m.

July 29 - As You Like It - Voelker Orth Museum (149 - 19 38th Ave, Flushing) - 7:30 p.m.

July 30 - Julius Caesar - St. Albans Park (169th St. & Merrick Blvd) - 7:30 p.m.

July 31 - As You Like It - Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (Broadway & 245th St) - 5:00 p.m.

August 3  - As You Like It - Newport On The Green, Jersey City (14th St. & River Dr S.) - 7:00 p.m.

August 4 - As You Like It - Cunningham Park (Union Tpk & 196th St) - 8:00 p.m.

August 5 - Julius Caesar - Sunnyside Gardens Park (48 - 21 39th Ave, Sunnyside) - 7:30 p.m.

August 6 - As You Like It - Gantry Plaza State Park (4 - 09 47th Road) - 7:30 p.m.

August 7 - Julius Caesar - Socrates Sculpture Park (32 - 01 Vernon Blvd & Broadway) - 5:00 p.m.

August 9 - Rain Date 

August 10 - Julius Caesar - Flushing Meadows (at the Unisphere) - 7:30 p.m.

August 11 - Julius Caesar - Fort Greene Park (the Myrtle Avenue Hill) - 7:30 p.m.

August 12 - As You Like It - Sunnyside Gardens Park (48 - 21 39th Ave, Sunnyside) - 7:30 p.m.

August 13 - Julius Caesar - Gantry Plaza State Park (4 - 09 47th Road) - 7:30 p.m.

August 14 - As You Like It - Socrates Sculpture Park (32 - 01 Vernon Blvd & Broadway) - 5:00 p.m.

August 16 - Rain Date

August 17 - As You Like It - Harlem Meer in Central Park (110th St. & Malcolm X Blvd.) - 6:30 p.m.

August 18 - Julius Caesar - Cunningham Park (Union Tpk & 196th St) - 8:00 p.m.

August 19 - Julius Caesar - Agawam Park, Southampton (25 Pond Lane) - 7:30 p.m.

August 20 - As You Like It - Agawam Park, Southampton (25 Pond Lane) - 7:30 p.m.

August 23 - Rain Date 

August 24 - Julius Caesar - Harlem Meer in Central Park (110th St. & Malcolm X Blvd) - 6:30 p.m.

August 25 - As You Like It - Crocheron Park (35th Ave. & Corbett Road) - 7:30 p.m.

August 26 - Julius Caesar - Voelker Orth Museum (149 - 19 38th Ave, Flushing)  - 7:30 p.m.

August 27 - As You Like It - St. Albans Park (169th St. & Merrick Blvd) - 7:30 p.m.

August 28 - Julius Caesar - Van Cortlandt Park (Broadway & 245th St) - 5:00 p.m


About the Company: Hip To Hip Theatre Company

Founded in 2007, Hip to Hip Theatre Company is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization serving New York City and the surrounding areas, providing “Free Shakespeare in the Park” and children’s programs.  Hip to Hip operates on the core beliefs that theatre is a celebration of community spirit, great plays and performances have the power to change lives, theatre should be accessible to the widest possible audience, and the values of theatre contribute to the cultural, ethical and moral life of the community. Hip to Hip receives public funding from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with discretionary funding allocated by New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. http://www.hiptohip.org/

10th Annual New York Burlesque Festival  | Open: 09/27/12 Close: 09/27/12
Pontani & Thirsty Girl Productions Present

The 10th Annual New York Burlesque Festival

4 Days of Glitter & Glamour in Gotham!

September 27th-30th 2012

4 Day VIP Pass includes VIP seating to The Saturday Spectacular at BB Kings & The Golden Pastie Awards at the Highline Ballroom, plus General Admission entry to The Teaser Party at the Bell House & The Premiere Party at Brooklyn Bowl. As a VIP pass holder, you will also receive a commemorative 10 year anniversary limited edition poster!

Thursday September 27th
The Teaser Party @ The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Hosted by The World Famous *BOB*
7pm doors, 8pm show


Friday September 28th
The Premiere Party, @ Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hosted by Scotty the Blue Bunny
8pm doors, 9pm show


Saturday September 29th
The Saturday Spectacular @ BB Kings
237 West 42 Street, New York, NY 10036
Hosted by Murray Hill
6:30 doors, 7:30 show


Sunday September 30th
The Golden Pastie Awards @ The Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Hosted by Miss Astrid with a special appearance
by the legendary Tempest Storm!
6pm doors, 8pm show


www.thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com


Arts.Burlesque

That Kick Ass Time Jump Show  | Open: 07/22/12 Close: 08/05/12
Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Bakula led an elite group of improvisers into the desert to develop a top secret project, known as THAT KICK ASS TIME JUMP PROJECT! Pressured to prove his theories, Doctor Bakula, prematurely stepped into the Kick Ass Time Jump Accelerator and vanished. Trapped in the past, the doctor finds himself improvising from life to life, putting things right, that once went wrong, kicking ass and hoping each time, that his next kick ass jump will be the kick ass jump home. 

IRTE is leaping back into theatres with their latest long-form improvised comedy. Long form improv is "unscripted theater" focused on developing strong, fun characters and plot. Taking just a few suggestions from the audience, the cast of That Kick Ass Time Jump Show will create a new play every night, completely on the fly.
 
Original Concept by Adam Leong (and Donald Bellisario... well, sort of)
Starring Evie Aronson, Philip Casale, Nannette Deasy, Alex Decaneas, Curt Dixon, Adam Leong and Jamie Maloney
 
"a clever cacophony of topical humor, retro references, and on-their-feet wit ... a merry chase" , Bob Greene, Outerstage
 
Check out our commercial!
 
Sunday, July 22, 9:30-10:30 p.m. 
Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston, New York, NY
Btwn Ave B & C
FREE ADMISSION w/2 Drink Min


Tuesday, July 31, 10 p.m.-11 p.m. 
The Peoples Improv Theater
123 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
N, R, 4, 6 Trains
Tickets: $8


Sunday, August 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
The Creek and the Cave
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

7, G, E, V Trains
FREE ADMISSION  


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre.