The Tank to Present DARK FEST - Two Weekends of Shows Using Alternative Power Sources, 8/21-31

August 20
6:26 2014
The Tank to Present DARK FEST - Two Weekends of Shows Using Alternative Power Sources, 8/21-31

The Tank, a non-profit arts presenter located in the heart of midtown, will present the second annual Dark Fest: two weekends of eclectic performances in which no power is provided by the theater, and all light and sound must designed by the artists using alternative energy sources. Programming is centered around the Shots in the Dark: interdisciplinary variety shows that include new plays, dance, magic, clowning, improv and sketch comedy, live music, and storytelling. Power sources will include iPhones, flashlights, battery-operated analog music devices, and more. The Festival features both new works and audience favorites returning to The Tank for limited, performances. It runs August 21-31, at The Tank, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, NY, NY 10036.


A Simple Art: A one-man piece in the oral narrative tradition examining the divide between fact and fiction, utilizing verbatim interviews and excerpts from Raymond Chandler's nonfiction work.

Written, directed, and performed by Alex Vlahov (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Richard II at Secret Theatre)

August 22 (as part of Shots in the Dark) & 29 at 7pm

Magic by Nelson Lugo: Nelson Lugo -- magician, sideshow artist, writer, burlesque producer, and Batman enthusiast -- will astound your senses with magic tricks in the dark.

August 21 & 28, 9pm (as part of Shots in the Dark)

The History of DNA Exchange: A solo show presenting the history of sex as told by a sex-positive feminist alien.

Conceived, directed and performed by Lavinia Roberts (To Dream of Trees at Theater for a New City)

August 21 & 28, 9pm (as part of Shots in the Dark)

Things Unseen: A new play exploring the relationship between two women as they share their deepest truths in the dark.

Written by Mary-Anne Wright.

August 28 & 29, 9pm (as part of Shots in the Dark)


Red: Red's life couldn't go any less according to plan in this clowning showcase exploring the intricacies of human behavior.

Performed by Ben Mann.

August 22, 7pm & August 29, 9pm (as part of Shots in the Dark)

Haunted Rave Party (show): It's up to the audience to lift the curse of Old Man Ecstasy and have the party of their lives in this comedy show. It's a party AND a show.

Hosted by Jake Keefe (The PIT). Featuring Danny Skinner (CollegeHumor) and Morgan Phillips (UCB), with music from That Shuffle. Devised by Alex Dayan, Jake Keefe, and Anthony Bentrovato.

August 22, 10pm

Fear Corner in the Dark: Improv actors face their fears in front of a live audience for a night of risky, intense, and hilarious comedy.

Featuring Team Humphrey (The PIT) and Team Haxo (The Magnet Theater).

August 23, 7pm

7 Minute Workout in the Dark: Sketch comedy troupe 7 Minute Workout invites you to a casually sublime evening of live music, live comedy, and some spectacular variety.

August 23, 9pm


Refresh: A movement exploration of technology's effect on our relationships, with only light and sound effects provided by an iPhone.

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