'REDBONE', Guest Curator Eric Schmalenberger and More Set for The Wild Project, Now thru Sept 2014
The Wild Project has announced its current and upcoming lineup through September 2014. Details below!
Tuesday, August 26
Cherry Picking 2014: ST?R F*CKER
Produced by mtp!
Please visit cherrypickingnyc.org for schedule details and to purchase tickets.
Cherry Picking is an annual opportunity for writers, both established and burgeoning, to create new material for performance in one night of staged readings. This year's theme, ST?R F*CKER, is based on little celebrity tales from between the sheets. Featuring new plays by Ily Bellow, Andy Cooper-Leary, Chris Duffy, Bixby Elliot, Vince Gatton, Megan Hart, Kevin Jones, David Koteles, Ericka Kreutz,John P. Loonam, John James Loonam, Caitlin Muelder, and Alexey Novikov.
Thursday, August 28 at 8pm
NATH ANN CARRERA: I DON'T WANT TO THROW RICE, I WANT TO THROW ROCKS: THE EARLY SOUTHERN GOTHICISM OF DOLLY PARTON!
Nath Ann Carrera returns with a one-night only evening of early extreme sensationalistic story songs penned by Dolly Parton from 1967-1971! Class Conscious Incest! Teen Delinquent Anti-Authoritarian Murder! Mental Institution Imprisonment! Women's Lib! Anti-Marriage Retaliation! Outlaw Lovers! Stillborn Suicide! Children Bursting Into Flames While Their Parents Tell Dirty Jokes! And BEYOND!
Saturday, August 30 at 6:30 PM
BLACK 'N BREW: CONVERSATION WITH URSULA RUCKER
Produced by Poetic Theater Productions
Tickets: $15Join Poetic Theater Productions and Mahogany L. Browne for a conversation with Ursula Rucker about REDbone, Black Women Arts, Motherhood, and Balance.
Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
REDBONE: A BIOMYTHOGRAPHY by Mahogany L. Browne, directed by Eboni Hogan, choreographed by Orlando Hunter & Leslie Lissaint Music written and performed by Melanie Hsu
Produced by Poetic Theater Productions
Schedule: Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm & 8pm
Tickets: $25 for evening performances; $15 for the matinee
The poems from Mahogany L. Browne's recently completed manuscript REDBONE are brought to life by live composition, lyrics and movement unearthing the helplessness of domestic violence, hopefulness of love and unshakeable foundation of woman. A multi genre and media experience. This is a special encore presentation after REDbone's sold out run in Poetic License 2014.
Friday, September 5 at 8 PM
Cage 102nd Birthday Celebration
Produced by Avant Media
Tickets: $12 ($8 for students/seniors)
A stellar array of performers will realize Cage's seminal Song Books (1970), which "set" texts by Thoreau, Satie, Duchamp, Buckminster Fuller, and others using diverse, often indeterminate notational systems and verbal instructions. With Eve Beglarian, Drew Blumberg, Nicole Camacho, Vicky Chow, Christie Finn, Randy Gibson, Nick Hallett, John King, Kjersti Kveli, William Lang, Mary MacKenzie, Paula Matthusen, Megan Schubert, Nate Wooley.
Monday, September 8 at 8 pm
THE DRAG EXPLOSION DELUXE, featuring Linda Simpson
Following the success of The Drag Explosion (which premiered in 2013) and The Drag Explosion, Part Two (which premiered in August), Linda Simpson presents a brand-new blockbuster version of her narrated slideshow of her photos of NYC's momentous drag scene from the late 1980s to the mid '90s. The new version is The Drag Explosion Deluxe, in which both parts have been edited together along with never-seen-before photos.
Tuesday, September 16 - September 20
GUEST CURATOR ERIC SCHMALENBERGER TAKES OVER THE WILD PROJECT
Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday at 8 pm
Tickets: Range $10 - $15
Guest curator Eric Schmalenberger brings together a series of shows ranging from Bushwick drag extravaganzas, gender bending cabaret, underground cinema, and internet celebutards.
Tuesday, September 16
AN EVENING WITH SAM JONES AND FRITZ DONNELLYA night of internet shorts and special guests presented by Eric Schmalenberger and two bourgeoning internet celebs of note in the downtown scene.
Wednesday, September 17
AN EVENING OF UNCANNY CINEMA
An Evening of Uncanny Cinema features surreal short films and macabre video art with Sean Gill. Sean Gill, who has been described by Papermag as "an imaginative, experienced playwright/filmmaker [with] apocalyptic vision," has studied with Werner Herzog and Juan Luis Buñuel, followed public defenders for the National Geographic Channel, and has screened his work at the Canadian Film Centre, the LES Film Festival, the Coney Island Film Festival, the Academy Award-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, Bideodromo Bilbao, and dozens of other festivals and venues.
Thursday, September 18
THE GRAPES OF BATH: BATHSALTS DOES MANHATTAN
Called "unforgettable" and a place where "glamour, anarchy, and subversion reign" by the New York Times, Bushwick's infamous drag show makes its first trip across the river to Manhattan with some of queer Brooklyn's finest and most talented performers. Hosted by Macy Rodman and Severley Mame.
Friday, September 19
MIRIAM: THE MORNING AFTER (PILL), Written and conceived by Michael Newman, Eric Schmalenberger, and Maria Dessena
After a night of debauchery, Miriam, NYC's favorite gender-subverting songstress, performs a new cabaret show. But will she be too hungover to sing? Will she remember what happened when she blacked out? Will she get the the morning after pill in time?
Saturday, September 20
THE DELICATE CLOUD PEOPLES REVOLUTIONARY ASSEMBLY
The Delicate Cloud People, who are mostly workers in Johan Johansanson's Mosoleoum Factory, have had it up to here with their working conditions and have decided to hold a benefit to raise funds so they may unionize and/or foment a revolution. Featuring performances by Michael Cavadias, Amy Miles, Cole Escola, Eric Schmalenberger, Joseph Keckler, Sam Kogon, and Finnegan Shanahan.
Thursday, September 25 -Sunday, October 19
Produced by Broken Box Mime TheaterSchedule: Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM (Added performance on Monday, September 29 at 8 PM; No performance on Friday, October 3)
Tickets: $20 in advance $25 at the door
The fine art of storytelling is alive and well with Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX), an ensemble of talented young performers exploring contemporary themes with classic mime techniques to create live stage works that open the mind, touch the soul, and (re)awaken the imagination. BKBX's 2014-2015 season begins at The Wild Project with Topography, a 90-minute compilation of some of BKBX's most celebrated works mixed with new pieces created especially for this production, each written, directed, and performed by members of the company. Through collaboration and innovation, BKBX takes the audience on a journey from the dramatic to the comedic, metaphorical to realistic, epic fantasy to kitchen-sink intimate and everywhere in between. Contemporizing mime in a way NYC has never seen before, Topography is sure to entertain as well as enlighten. Plus, it'll be fun.
All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.thewildproject.com. The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.
The Wild Project is a production company and venue for contemporary theater, film, and visual art. The Wild Project creates community by inspiring and entertaining art from emerging artists, exploring green technologies, and finding innovative ways to help our world and each other.