ALMELEM is a biblical backstager, set in the first century C.E., about a small group of con artists and true disciples fumbling toward the greatest story ever told. From the team behind FringeNYC hits VIRAL, HAIL SATAN, and FLEET WEEK.
The cast will feature Nat Cassidy* (2 time NY Innovative Theatre Award winner), Yolanda Kay (Sovereign with Gideon Productions), Dani Martineck (Merrily, Merrily with Spicy Witch Productions), Charleigh E. Parker (Twelfth Night, or What You Will with Pig Iron Theatre Company), Mac Rogers (Ligature Marks at The Brick), and Kristen Vaughan (Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches at UNDER St. Marks) with Set & Lighting Design by Will Lowry (Hearts Like Fists with Flux Theatre Ensemble), Costume Design by Amanda Jenks (Assistant Designer, Carousel on Broadway), and Sound Design & Original Music by Jacob Subotnick (The American Play with The Dirty Blondes).
About the Company: Gideon Productions
GIDEON PRODUCTIONS crafts gripping plays that explore human grace and darkness, through the kaleidoscope of popular genre forms and other cultural touchstones. We reject the notion that thrills are cheap or that big ideas are boring. We explore what’s strange about being human and what’s human about being strange, using thrilling entertainment as a delivery system for challenging stories that take on religion, sexuality, politics, compulsion, popular culture, and the often strange bonds that tie people together in a rapidly changing world. We honor the time our audiences and collaborators devote to our productions and seek to deliver the utmost quality in experience and content.
Previous shows include the critically acclaimed productions of Universal Robots at The Sheen Center, The Honeycomb Trilogy at The Gym at Judson, Frankenstein Upstairs at The Secret, Asymmetric at 59E59, and Viral at FringeNYC ‘09.
Join Delfini and her brave subject Estrella on a clownesque five-step recovery program full of unique challenges and you-can’t-go-home-again transformations. Can the maniacally confident Delfini get stuck-in-beta Estrella to dance and laugh her way to version 2.0 and beyond? Probably… but not without your help!
Angela Delfini Explains It All For You summons up a world of characters and draws upon the styles of physical comedy, dance, and circus, and especially on the power of you, the audience. A comedy, but with a serious theme: the role of humor, of playing the game, in our never-ending creation of self.
Love. Jealousy. Friendship. Betrayal. Sheep Shearing. Dysfunctional Theatre is happy to
announce their first ever Shakespeare production, this summer for three performances only!
The company will also be hosting open rehearsals on Governors Island as part of the
Dysfunctional Collective’s summer residency. Check www.dysfunctionaltheatre.org for more
As a blueprint for her play, Harnetiaux used the structure of exploded view: an illustration or diagram used in manuals (for lawnmowers, bicycles, computers) that shows an object’s parts apart from the whole, but in positions that indicate their relationship to it. Roger and Lucy meet in a convention hall, Daphne and Nick break down at a diner, their stories intertwine as the play swirls around you, rotating on its axis, to articulate the experience of love, with its alternating moments of intimacy and isolation.
Coming off of their Obie Award winning production of A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Great Lakes at City Center in January and the critically acclaimed Heartbreak at The Bushwick Starr in May, New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Deputy Artistic Director; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, Managing Director) announces their final production of 2015, the World Premiere of HOW TO GET INTO BUILDINGS by Trish Harnetiaux (If You Can Get to Buffalo with Incubator Arts Project) at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn 11211; www.bricktheater.com) as part of The Brick’s Resident Artist program, December 3-19. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm with additional shows on Saturday, December 12 and Friday, December 18 at 4pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at www.newgeorges.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
The production will be directed by Katherine Brook (She is King at Incubator Arts Project’s Other Forces Festival) and feature downtown superstars Jess Barbagallo (House of Dance with Half Straddle), Mike Iveson (Gatz with Elevator Repair Service), Kristine Haruna Lee (A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes with New Georges), Tina Shepard (Talking Band), Jacob A. Ware (Agent Selby on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), and Stephanie Weeks (The Past is Not a Foreign Country with Soho Rep) with Sound Design by Chris Giarmo (Resident Composer for Half Straddle), Choreography by David Neumann (Futurity with Ars Nova/Soho Rep), and Lighting Design by Josh Smith (Feeling with Glass Bandits at The New Ohio).
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.
In The Uncanny Valley, young Edwin agrees to participate in a study run by the mysterious Professor Southcott in order to escape a destructive digital doppelganger. The contract Edwin signs promises him wealth and a clean slate; in exchange, he must upload his mind into Dummy, a robot capable of mirroring Edwin’s being. This new multimedia play is a horrifying yet humorous exploration of the fragility of the human soul.
Dummy the robot will be played by a full-sized, fully programmed humanoid RoboThespian™. Created and produced by Engineered Arts in England, RobotThespians™ are becoming increasingly common as interactive tools and companions.The Uncanny Valley is one of the first instances of this cutting-edge technology being used in a theater production.
After a successful premiere in The Brick’s 2014 Game Play Festival THE UNCANNY VALLEY, written and directed by Francesca Talenti will return to The Brick Theater (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn) for a limited two-week run October 8-19. The production will feature a RoboThespian™ actor along with human actors Katja Hill and Alphonse Nicholson (Dominique Morisseau's Autumn's Harvest at Lincoln Center Theater). The creative team will include Puppeteer/Robot Manager Jim Bulluck, Software Designer Adrian Ilie, Robo Explorer Henry Fuchs, Set Designer David Navalinsky, Lighting Designer Kathy A. Perkins (Daniel Sullivan’s In Real Life with Manhattan Theatre Club), and Stage Manager Alex James.
About the Company: The Brick Theater
The Brick Theater, Inc. is a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to nurturing the work of emerging artists at its performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - The Brick. The Brick presents world premieres, monthly performance series and seasonal festivals, expanding Williamsburg's profile as a destination for cutting-edge art and entertainment. The Brick continues to seek new artists and projects, to provide them with a creative home and to serve as Williamsburg's primary incubator of innovative theater arts.
Rave reviews have poured in for prior workshops of I Wasn't Trying To Be Funny. The Boston Metro said "Not many people have the charisma, stamina, or the anecdotes to sustain a 1 1/2hr show alone, Sue Costello does it sans props, costumes or music in the play." The Boston Herald called the show "powerful, thanks to Costello's frank charisma and her ability to mingle humor with tragedy"; and the Patriot Ledger mused that, "Costello rivets the audience with a comic's gift for delivery and wit and an actress' skill with emotion."
ABOUT SUE COSTELLO
Sue Costello co-created, produced, and starred in the self-titled Boston-based sitcom Costello for the Fox Network. She has also appeared on NYPD BLUE, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Last Comic Standing. Ms. Costello has appeared in feature films Southie with Donnie Wahlberg; Once in the Life with Laurence Fishburne; and "The Fighter" starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Mark Wahlberg. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen.