The Producers Club

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Last Update: 05/14/19 08:26:35 PM

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GO TO SLEEP, STUPID KIDS!  | Open: 05/31/19 Close: 06/08/19
Jamie's been twelve for THREE WHOLE MONTHS and has NEVER had a "big girl" slumber party. That's all going to change in this improvised sequel to IRTE's hit comedy "Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid!" Grab your sleeping bag and your best PJs and hope that Jamie's dysfunctional family doesn't embarrass her in front of the cool kids!

Starring:  Nannette Deasy, Izzy Church, Natalie Hunter, Sam Katz, Bridget Knapp, Claire Kraus, Connie Perry, and Jamie Maloney  

Musical Arrangements by David E Johnston  

Technical Director: Will Knapp

Praise for IRTE

  • Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
  • Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

"...raucous and a hell of a lot of fun." Hi Drama

"Pleasurable, funny, artfully crafted and fast paced..." Michael D’Antoni, Outerstage

“...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

”... uniquely laugh out loud funny  .” Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.  

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.


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. 

TAMMY'S BACHELORETTE  | Open: 03/08/19 Close: 03/16/19
Blonde, beautiful Tammy Tucker is getting married, and you're invited! She’s reunited all her besties, one male stripper and an ex-boyfriend or two to say goodbye to single life in this improvised and interactive Bachelorette Party of the CENTURY!

Starring: Evie Aronson, William Berg, Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Sam Katz, Claire Kraus, and Jamie Maloney

Featuring live music by David E Johnston as Mr. David Jay!
 

*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

Press Contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment  
 

Praise for IRTE

  • Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
  • Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016


"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

"Pleasurable, funny, artfully crafted and fast paced..." Michael D’Antoni, Outerstage

“...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

”...pure fun.” Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

 

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
646-338-5472 / Jay.Michaels.Theatricals@gmail.com

 


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. 

Wow Wee 2! Adventures of a Little Girl Killbot  | Open: 06/22/18 Close: 06/30/18
What's a little girl robot to do now that the singularity has occurred? Check in with the Trumans, America's favorite tv family and their mechanical moppet, Andie the Android, as they face the End of the World. Wow Wee! It's a completely improvised post-apocalyptic 80s sitcom! 

Original Concept by Nannette Deasy
Directed by Curt Dixon

Starring: 
Evie Aronson, Robert Baumgardner, Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Michael Hauschild, Jamie Maloney, and Sam Katz 

Featuring live music performed by Mr. David Jay, as the LAST MUSICIAN ON EARTH


Technical Director: Anne Carlton
 

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays June 22, 23, 29 & 30

TIME: 8:00pm

WHEREThe Producers Club358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tickets $15

Season Pass and Group Discounts Available


Recent Praise for IRTE

  • Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
  • Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

"...pure fun." Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

"Magnificent... fantastic... one of the finest improv troupes today!" Outerstage, IRTE MITF A-OK 

"Pleasurable, funny, artfully crafted and fast paced... a quick and welcoming reboot to one’s personal laugh meter." Michael D’Antoni, True Blue Noir

"...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens 

"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.
 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
646-338-5472 / Jay.Michaels.Theatricals@gmail.com

 

IRTE NOIR  | Open: 05/18/18 Close: 06/02/18
IRTE invites you to a night of crime, passion, intrigue, betrayal, drama, deception, more passion, twists, turns, mood lighting, and inner dialogue. Improv never looked so cool.

Conceived and Directed by Curt Dixon

Starring: Robert Baumgardner, Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry, and Sam Katz

Featuring Musical Guest Tym Moss

Technical Director: Anne Carlton
 

Recent Praise for IRTE

·         Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

·         Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

·         Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017

·         Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016

 

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

"...pure fun." Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

"Magnificent... fantastic... one of the finest improv troupes today!" Outerstage, IRTE MITF A-OK 

"...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens 

"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be - well - spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
646-338-5472 / Jay.Michaels.Theatricals@gmail.com

 


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. 

BRP II  | Open: 06/16/17 Close: 06/24/17
Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: 

BRP II

The big get BIGGER, the rich get RICHERER, the powerful get even more POWERFULLERERER! … but who Trumps them all? Witness the private lives of the titans of industry. Who falls from grace? Who marries up? Who moves to Washington? Find out in this improvised comedy based on the IRTE hit "Big, Rich & Powerful"!

Conceived and Directed by Robert Baumgardner

Starring: 
William Berg, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Sam Katz and Jamie Maloney

Featuring Musical Guests:
Craig Greenberg - June 16
Tym Moss - June 17
Victoria Cave - June 23
Mr. David Jay - June 24

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays June 16, 17, 23 & 24
TIME: 8:00pm

WHERE: The Producers Club358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tickets $15 

Season Pass and Group Discounts Available

http://www.irteinfo.com/tickets/BRP-II-p77887497


Recent Praise for IRTE

"...a Sense-ational Experience ...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

"...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. The innovative group mixes retro humor, clever off-on-the-spot wit, and classic theatrical techniques to present wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

"... a very exciting–and very different–kind of improv show... Hats off to The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as well as the wonderful cast for creating something I loved. " Conor D. Mullen, Outerstage

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival
 

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment   

646-338-5472 / jmae.events@gmail.com


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. 

Avoidance!  | Open: 05/19/17 Close: 05/27/17
Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: 

AVOIDANCE!

The improvised game show where contestants face the discomforts of everyday life, vying for the grand prize - a year alone, away from the madness of daily life. Will they succeed in avoiding their greatest fears and anxieties?

Original Concept by Jamie Maloney
Directed by Marc Adam Smith

Starring: 
Getchie Argetsinger, Robert Baumgardner, William Berg, Nannette Deasy,Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, and Jamie Maloney

Featuring live music performed by Tym Moss

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays May 19, 20, 26 & 27
TIME: 8:00pm

WHEREThe Producers Club358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tickets $15

Season Pass and Group Discounts Available
 
Recent Praise for IRTE

"...a Sense-ational Experience ...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.

"...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. The innovative group mixes retro humor, clever off-on-the-spot wit, and classic theatrical techniques to present wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

"... a very exciting–and very different–kind of improv show... Hats off to The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as well as the wonderful cast for creating something I loved. " Conor D. Mullen, Outerstage

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festiva

 

Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

 

Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment   

646-338-5472 / jmae.events@gmail.com

THE EXPERIMENT  | Open: 04/21/17 Close: 04/29/17
IRTE Presents: 

THE EXPERIMENT

Time-traveling creatures from inside your mind...

Genetically-modified clones of your worst-nightmare-self…


Hold onto your seats because anything can happen when the twisted minds of IRTE meld with the spur-of-the-moment suggestions of the audience in this improvised B-movie sci-fi thriller that will have you laughing, screaming, and dying for more!

Starring: 
Robert BaumgardnerNannette DeasyCurt DixonMike Hauschild, Brianna LeeJamie Maloney, and Connie Perry

Featuring Musical Guests:
Elijah Tucker - April 21
Victoria Cave - April 22
TBA - April 28 
Noam Osband - April 29

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays April 21, 22, 28 & 29
TIME: 8:00pm
Tickets $15
Season Pass and Group Discounts Available

*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised. 

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

Praise for IRTE

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival

"... an unforgettably entertaining evening." --Catherine Santino, Spoiled NYC

"truly worth watching.... astonishing." Emmy Pai, Outerstage, Big, Rich and TALENTED people

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio


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. 

THE SENSE-ATIONS!  | Open: 03/17/17 Close: 03/25/17
IRTE Presents: 

THE SENSE-ATIONS!

They're international pop superstars! They have REAL super powers! Experience the phenomenon that is THE SENSE-ATIONS!*

*Management not responsible for any super villain attacks during the show.

Starring: 
Evie AronsonWilliam BergNannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Brianna Lee, Jamie Maloney, and Tara Sargente Cho

Are they superheroes who happen to be pop stars, or pop stars who happen to be superheroes? Either way, The Sense-ations! fight evil and break hearts on a daily routine. Just remember, supervillain attacks happen all the time, so you can't sue anybody if a giant robot or death-ray shows up. This outrageous improv show from Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble deals with all things extraordinary at New York's own Producers' Club.

Featuring Musical Guests:
Rew Starr - March 17
Craig Greenberg - March 18
TBA - March 24 & 25

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays March 17, 18, 24 & 25
TIME: 8:00pm
Tickets $15
Season Pass and Group Discounts Available

*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised. 

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.

Praise for IRTE

Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival

"... an unforgettably entertaining evening." --Catherine Santino, Spoiled NYC

"truly worth watching.... astonishing." Emmy Pai, Outerstage, Big, Rich and TALENTED people

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio


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. 

EXPOSED  | Open: 02/02/17 Close: 02/18/17
A Duke freshman is nationally shamed for her unlikely student loan replacement: pornography. Exposed is the story of a girl who skyrockets to internet stardom and public ridicule after she boldly redefines what it means to “come of age.” But are the consequences worth it?

Written in collaboration with Kristin Heckler, Jacob-Sebastian Phillips, Sarah Raimondi, and Pauline Sherrow.

Directed by Kristin Heckler

Produced by Recognize Theatre

The cast features Jacob-Sebastian Phillips, Sarah Raimondi, and Pauline Sherrow. 

More info is available at www.recognizetheatre.org

LAST RESORT  | Open: 06/10/16 Close: 06/18/16
When you're old and you know your time is short what do you do? Go on a kick-ass vacation! Thrill seeking seniors spare no expense at going out with a bang at this resort. To hell with laws and rules when you know you'll die soon anyway. Join the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) at the ultra-exclusive Golden Sunset, the LAST RESORT you will ever need or want. IRTE mixes traditional theatrical storytelling with the excitement of off-the-cuff comedy for an improvised look at the "what-ifs" of life.  IRTE provides the basic framework, and you and your fellow audience members choose the items on the characters' bucket lists, which make up that evening's unique storyline. However, not all is as it seems at the Golden Sunset - Better not get in the way of these "oldies" and their ever accommodating staff, or you might just check out before they do!

Celebrating its fifth season, the award-winning group of trained actors work to develop, produce and perform a full season of original themed, theatrically-staged, and character-driven comedy shows based in improvisation and following the basic model of seasonal repertory theatre. IRTE has won praise for elevating the art of improvisational theatre while opening it up to a broader audience of theatergoers. Adding simple costumes, props, and strong characters and you get a very theatrical, raw, ridiculous and irreverent, narrative-driven and completely improvised show that has made a powerful impact around the country

Most recently, IRTE performed at the Theatre for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, three sea­sons of the Del Close Marathon, Philadelphia Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, NYC Improv Festival, two seasons of the Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival, Tampa Improv Festival, New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, and Portland Improv Festival. They enjoyed a residency at Gotham City Improv, and were honored with the 2014 Supreme Honor­ary Improvised Theater & Film Award for Outstanding Genre Performance by Unscripted New York. They were named one of the “Seven Must-See Shows” of the 2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival. In July, they will be appearing at the Midtown International Theatre Festival.

Please note that due to the improvisational nature of the show, there may be some adult content. The show is recommended for ages 13 and older with parental guidance.

Starring:

Robert Baumgardner, Nicole Beninato, Bill Berg, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Cedric Lilly, and Jamie Maloney.

With live music performed by Mr. David Jay.


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. 

LATE NIGHT NEWS  | Open: 05/02/15 Close: 05/16/15
The IRTE News Team is here to keep you informed of all of the late night happenings. Because the city never sleeps and neither does this improvised news show. You suggest it, we'll report it!

Late Night News:  Wake Up And Smell The Headlines

Winner of the 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) for Outstanding Genre Performance (THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King), IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, invites you to "wake up and smell the Headlines" with Late Night News.

Come see the comedy theatre company whose previous show was called "so much fun...comedic brilliance"  (Susanne Pinedo, Pinedo PR) and an "amazing improv super-crew." (Roberto Tobar, Comedy Blogger)

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. Late Night News, directed by Curt Dixon (IRTE founding member, Gotham City Improv main stage member, Groundlings alum), is a live improvised and audience interactive comedy news show. 

The IRTE News Team will include Artistic Director Nannette Deasy and IRTE Ensemble Robert Baumgardner, Bill Berg, Jamie Maloney and Marcia Sofley. They will be joined by guest performers Evie Aronson (TruTV, HBO Films, Frigid Fest NY) and Melissa Cole (Cherub Improv, Small Faces).  The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene, including Craig Greenberg on May 9th and Tym Moss on May 16.
 


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. 

WOW WEE! ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE GIRL ROBOT  | Open: 03/07/15 Close: 03/21/15
"Wow wee! That little girl's a... ROBOT!!!" 

Can an adorable mechanical moppet fit in with the Trumans, a normal, wholesome, suburban family? Or will she be dismantled in a lab? You decide! Follow the HILARIOUS adventures of Andie the Android in this classic (and completely improvised) 80s sitcom!

Winner of the 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) for Outstanding Genre Performance (THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King), IRTE (the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble) kicks off their fourth season with Wow Wee! Adventures of a Little Girl Robot. A spoof of 80s sitcoms, particularly Small Wonder, IRTE asks you decide as they improvise your answers.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:   Saturdays: March 7, 14 and 21 at 8pm

PERFORMANCE VENUE: ​The Producers Club at 358 West 44th Street, NYC

TICKETS: $12 - Group discounts and season passes available

Visit www.irteinfo.com for more information.

Cast:
Evie Aronson
Bill Berg
Nannette Deasy
Curt Dixon
Sam Katz
Jamie Maloney
Brian Michael
Marcia Sofley

 

All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Publicist Malini Singh McDonald at 917-951-0673 malini@theatrebeyondbroadway.com


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. 

The Magic Zoo  | Open: 07/13/14 Close: 07/27/14
IRTE Continues its 2014 Season of Improvised Comedies with
The Magic Zoo at The Producers Club
 
NEW YORK, NY, IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, continues its third season of improvised shows with The Magic Zoo. Come see the group critics are calling "Completely unique" (Heather Boddy, THESPI-HONEST), "radical and theatrical fun!" (Imani Johnson, The High 5 Review), and "remarkable," (Lillian Rodriguez, Film Annex)!

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. July 13, IRTE opens its fourth show at The Producers Club, The Magic Zoo. You WILL learn! Hey kids! It's Sunday morning and the Magic Zoo is open for FUN! Tune in for all the improvised merriment as we learn about good citizenship, fitting in and the way life is supposed to be from Game Warden Bob and his Zoo Pals!
 
The Magic Zoo, directed by Marc Adam Smith (Former Artistic Director, Gotham City Improv; Manhattan Comedy School faculty), is a live improvised comedy spoofing beloved children's public television programs like The Magic Garden and The New Zoo Revue.
 
IRTE’s menagerie – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – include Robert Baumgardner, Curt Dixon, Jamie Maloney and Marcia Sofley. For The Magic Zoo they will be joined by guest performers Evie Aronson (TruTV, HBO Films, Frigid Fest NY), Alena Acker (Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, Discovery ID), Jeffrey O'Leary (IRTE Ensemble 2013).  The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene. Only July 13, they will be joined by The Dreamstalks and on July 20th, they will be joined by Summer and Eve.
 
All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Susanne Pinedo, Publicist, Tel: 786.556.7925 & email SusannePinedo@gmail.com.
 
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Contact: IRTE 
irteinfo@gmail.com / http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte

 

Small Claims  | Open: 05/17/14 Close: 05/31/14
IRTE Continues its 2014 Season of Improvised Comedies with
SMALL CLAIMS at The Producers Club
 
IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, continues its third season of improvised shows. After its hit season opener THE SCARY (which Casual Comedy News called "a terrifying trifecta of laughter, looneys, and even live music"), the NYC-based ensemble of comedy actors and writers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. May 17, IRTE opens its second show at The Producers Club,Small Claims. In this courtroom, size matters! Your neighbor ran over your mailbox, your friend won't pay for that concert ticket and your ex left and took your dog. Don't get mad. Take 'em to court IRTE style!
 
Small Claims, directed by Curt Dixon (IRTE founding member, Gotham City Improv faculty and main stage co.), is a live improvised spoof of "reality" court shows, a hilarious cross between Judge Judy and Night Court!
 
IRTE’s jury of fun – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – include Robert Baumgardner, Curt Dixon, Graceann Dorse, Jamie Maloney, and Marcia Sofley. ForSmall Claims, they will be joined by guest performer Brian Michael (Broadway Comedy Club, Blue Bloods CBS, Gotham City Improv main stage co.).  The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.

Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene. Past musical guests have included Craig Greenberg, Pablo (Bluesboy), Gift of Tongues, Carla Ulbrich, Charlotte Cornfield, Jason Soffer, Jessica Delfino, Matt Dallow, Mr. Big Head, Positive Feedback, Squirm and Germ, Summer & Eve and The Vigilante.  
 
All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Susanne Pinedo, Publicist, Tel: 786.556.7925 & email SusannePinedo@gmail.com.
 
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Contact: IRTE 
irteinfo@gmail.com / http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte

 


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. 

Catladies  | Open: 05/03/14 Close: 05/04/14
The dogs retrieved the Constitution from its perch and chewed it up like a rubber chipmunk, forcing the lawyers to turn catty as they attempt to save the feline only pet store/mecca of CatSmartCo before it is infiltrated by canines under the banner of affirmativeaction. But the NÜTER-ing (No Undermining of True Equal Rights) Movement may get snipped before it has begun. This queer musical is a low tech farce with flinging toy cats, spears made from broomsticks, and helmets with ears on top. If somebody finds enlightenment from viewing Catladies, the writer will salute him or her.

Show dates and times: May 3rd and 4th at 4pm

www.catladiesthemusical.com

http://offsidesnjproductions.wordpress.com


Arts.Theatre

Proof  | Open: 01/30/14 Close: 02/02/14
PROOF is a Pulitzer Prize winning play by David Auburn, that follows Catherine, her estranged sister Claire, and a former student of their father Robert's named Hal, during the days after Robert's sudden death. Although all are extremely intelligent mathematically, they struggle with human relationships- never finding that perfect answer. Catherine is also dealing with the possibility of inheriting her father's insanity, which lead to the demise of his mathematics career.

After it's Broadway debut in 2000 starring Mary Louise Parker as Catherine, PROOF won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, took home multiple Tonys including Best Play, and was adapted into a film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Anthony Hopkins in 2005.

In January 2014, PROOF is returning to New York City for 5 performances at The Producer's Club, in the heart of the theatre district!

Who are we??

Director and Producer Rebecca Scolnick moved to NYC from Folsom, California to study acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She will graduate in December of 2013. "I am thrilled to be a part of PROOF and to have the opportunity to start my career here in New York so soon after graduation! Please help us make this adventure possible! We've already set the wheels in motion and we need you to keep us going! xx, Rebecca."

Producer and Actress Gabrielle Loneck grew up in upstate New York and completed her training at Pace University in NYC, and the William Esper Studio. She has worked with many theatre companies in the city including The Seeing Place, and is now producing her own work with PROOF, playing Catherine. "I am thrilled and humbled to be working on such an exceptional piece with equally inspiring cast members and director. I am so excited to see everything come together and be able to share a real and relevant story with friends, family and supporters."

CAST:

Catherine: Gabrielle Loneck
Hal: Daniel Perez
Robert: Craig Stoebling
Claire: Natalya Krimgold


Arts.Performance

A Christmas Without Him  | Open: 12/19/13 Close: 01/22/14
Journey with The Jennings family as they love and laugh ,cry and triumph during  Christmas without their Military based son Darius. Their faith is tested and the family is challenged.. Will The Jennings family discover what Christmmas really means? Will God answer Mrs. Jennings and her family's prayers and let Darius come home or will they have to spend another Christmas without him?

Dancing with Dark Goddesses  | Open: 10/02/13 Close: 10/05/13
Weaving a web of poetry, dance, voice and and music, Dancing with Dark Goddesses is an encounter with the faces and realms of the feminine soul.

Passionate and lyrical, spiritual and sexual, earthy and refined - this is a woman's voice speaking to women and to the feminine in both women and men.

Written, choreographed and performed by Irina, the show draws on some of her recent releases: the poetry collection Dancing with Dark Goddesses and the CDs Would That I Could and Roads Travelled, Irina's original settings of her poems. Songs and music from these and from the forthcoming A Net of Souls shape the background to this performance piece.


More information on Irina Kuzminsky:

www.irinakuzminsky.com

https://soundcloud.com/irinushka


Arts.Dance

Measure for Measure  | Open: 09/24/13 Close: 09/24/13
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall..."

The law no longer has any hold over the citizens of Vienna. The sex trade has taken over the shadier pockets of society. Left in charge, the brittle Angelo assumes power with relentless spite: oppression and fear reign. But, after meeting the enchantingly wilful Isabella - the sister of imprisoned Claudio - he can't adhere to his own rules. Deceit, hypocrisy and scandal spiral out of control.

Now in its 14th year, Cambridge University's largest and most prestigious international tour show has been delighting audiences up and down the east coast of the USA since 2000. Each September, Cambridge's most talented actors, directors, producers and technicians bring a Shakespeare play to colleges, high schools and professional theatres, performing to packed houses and critical acclaim.

This year's show will be directed by Charlie Parham, whose recent production of King Lear toured to Europe and London, and his all-male As You Like It ( FringeGuru) took the Edinburgh Fringe and London by storm last summer. At Cambridge, he has directed plays from Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot to Tom Stoppard's Arcadia to great critical acclaim.

Charlie wants the company and their audiences to embrace and grapple with the challenges that famously make this a 'problem' play. He believes that this highly physical, explosively visual production will make the 1604 text as relevant now as it ever was, without losing the fraught beauty of Shakespeare's original words.

Stylish, intoxicating, hilarious and tragic by turn, this production will hurl you head first into modern day Vienna with vigour and passion. With a timeless aesthetic inspired by cinematic icons ranging from Fellini to Tarantino, it will be a whirlwind of political corruption, gender subversion, sex and scandal, justice and mercy...


Arts.Performance