The New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This Fall
(5/29/2015) - In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (guest curator playwright Dominique Morisseau) will commission five black women playwrights to write short plays entitled UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE - Short Plays by Black Women. The playwrights include Cori Thomas, Nikkole Salter, Chisa Hutchinson, Lenelle Moise and Jocelyn Bioh.
New Works Take the Stage in 2015 Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio Theatre, 6/24-8/8
(5/29/2015) - Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 22nd annual OBIE Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2015 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2015 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running from June 24 - August 8, 2015.
Photo Flash: New Shots from Rady&Bloom's World Premiere THE UPPER ROOM
(5/29/2015) - The second company completing their residency is Rady&Bloom Collective Playmaking, presenting the World Premiere of The Upper Room, co-written and co-directed by Jeremy Bloom and Brian Rady, with music composed and performed by Catherine Brookman (Broadway revival of Hair), running now through June 12, 2015. The show opened last night, and BroadwayWorld has new production shots below!
PAPER PLANET Plays the New Vic, Now thru 6/7
(5/30/2015) - Venture into a wild woodland unlike any other! Presented by The New Victory Theater, Polyglot Theatre's Paper Planet takes root at The Duke on 42nd Street from today, May 30-June 7. In this interactive installation for everyone ages 2 and up, kids and their adults team up to create and explore a jungle of cardboard trees adorned with paper flora and fauna.
TAKING FLIGHT Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
(5/29/2015) - Sarah Jebian* presents her acclaimed cabaret act, Taking Flight: Songs of Hope, which combines her long-time love of music with her passion for social equality. Created and performed by Jebian, with piano accompaniment by David Libby, and directed by Robb Hillman and David McMullin, Taking Flight will be performed on Friday, June 26 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 27th at 8pm, Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30pm, Monday, July 6th at 7pm and Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm in the Downstairs Theatre at The Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street as part of the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.
The Armonk Players to Present TIME STANDS STILL Next Month
(5/28/2015) - Time Stands Still is the story of James and Sarah, a journalist and a photographer, who share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to return home to New York, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life
Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Begins at BAM Tonight
(5/29/2015) - In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud.
Medicine Show Theatre Announces Premiere of UBU IN CHAINS
(5/28/2015) - Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, will open Ubu in Chains by Alfred Jarry in June, using an original translation by Obie-winning Medicine Show artistic director Barbara Vann.
'140 CHARACTERS' Set for Dixon Place Tonight
(5/28/2015) - Written and co-directed by Broadway veteran Daniel J. Watts and Frack Theatre, 140 Characters is a new documentary play exploring one of the defining moments in this nation's recent history. The death of unarmed African American teen Michael Brown galvanized the public conversation around police violence towards black men, and to a greater extent, the oppression still encountered by people of color on a daily basis. The shooting and ensuing public outcry captured the attention of America and the world through social media. Using tweets from real life characters, 140 Characters moves this hashtag war out from behind the screen and brings it to life on stage.
MAXIMUM SECURITY Makes U.S. Premiere at TNC Tonight
(5/28/2015) - From tonight, May 28 to June 14, Theater for the New City will present the U.S. premiere of 'Maximum Security,' a new play by Piedad Bonnett, the internationally acclaimed Colombian writer, performed in English translation (world premiere) by Lucia della Paolera and acted by a cast of Latino actors.
POOR SAILOR Plays The Brick, Now thru 6/6
(5/28/2015) - Filled with authentic sea chanties and idealized sailor dances of old Hollywood, Tugboat Collective's interpretation of S.A. Harkham's iconic and nearly wordless graphic novel comes to the stage for the first time.
New Futuristic Musical R/EVOLUTION Begins Tonight at the Robert Moss Theater
(5/28/2015) - R/evolution, a new futuristic musical with dance and multimedia, begins previews tonight, May 28 at the Robert Moss Theater. It features book by William Moulton and M. M. De Voe and music and lyrics by Moulton. It is directed by Richard St George. Opening night is slated for Sunday, May 31.