The Women in Theatre Festival seeks to broaden the opportunities for women in the entertainment industry by producing new work by women with more than 50% female representation of all artists involved. The 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival will feature 10 separate productions including two fully staged World Premieres, commissioned specifically for the festival.
About the Company: Project Y Theatre Company
Founded in 1999, Project Y Theatre Company has been called the “smartest of the city’s theatre troupes,” by N.P.R. Project Y has had an unwavering presence in the New York Off-Off Broadway community and has been nominated for nine Innovative Theater Awards. Project Y has been the recipient of grants from NYSCA, ART/NY, The Nancy Quinn Fund, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the humanitarian Puffin Foundation. They have produced work which includes Trump Lear, Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet…, A User’s Guide to Hell featuring Bernard Madoff, Connected, Fubar and Great Again, at venues including 59E59, A.R.T./New York Theatres, HERE, Theatre Row Theaters and Edinburgh Fringe. They have produced and/or developed work by playwrights including Karl Gadjusek, Charles Mee, Lee Blessing, Sean Christopher Lewis, Antu Yacob, Johnna Adams, Tori Keenan-Zelt, Amina Henry, EM Lewis, Crystal Skillman, Lia Romeo, Chiori Miyagawa, Nimisha Ladva, and Erin Mallon.
Told with both humor and heart without a single spoken word, SKIN features stories both lighthearted and timely—from sitcom stars and bearded Brooklynites to those facing the consequences of their actions in the #MeToo era. Set to original music, BXBX takes throwback French pantomime and reimagines it through the lens of contemporary American theatre. SKIN is led by Artistic Director Becky Baumwoll and is comprised of the same range of stories that have catapulted BKBX among NYC’s favorite storytellers.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and can be purchased at www.brokenboxmime.com or by calling 800-838-3006.
About the Company: Broken Box Mime Theateer
Broken Box Mime Theater is a collaborative performance group that tells original stories through mime technique. Our aim is to activate the imagination of our audiences, contemporize the art of mime, and remind us all of the power of simple storytelling.
"...Physically specific, bold in their choices, dynamic, compelling, and frankly very attractive… A wonderful ensemble, they're effortlessly tuned to each other..." – NYTheatre.com, Edward Elefterion
"Their enthusiasm for and facility with the oft-maligned art of mime is positively infectious." – stage-rush.com, Nicole Gluckstern