Erin Courtney News

William Burke's THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE Set for Bushwick Starr, 5/14-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

the food was terrible is a theatrical meditation about death, mourning, and what might be eating away at your stomach. More than a simple two-men-at-bar, this is an evolution into questioning. Can we all clink (glasses) and try to remember who took the dead daughter's (glasses)? Are bipolar people capable of fucking up bacon? Will someone get it together to paint the correct sunrise? (more...)

Andrew Schneider to Receive 2014 Tom Murrin Performance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Dixon Place has announced the recipient of the 2014 (second annual) Tom Murrin Performance Award, a.k.a. 'The Tommy.' Intended to a transformative career opportunity to an early career NYC-based artistic or company, this year's award will be presented to Andrew Schneider, a performance / interactive-electronics artist who was previously a seven-year member of the Wooster Group. The second annual Tommy Award presentation will take place at Dixon Place (161a Chrystie Street, New York City) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:30PM. The awards celebration - featuring a special appearance by the 2013 Tommy Award winner, talk-of-the-town performance company ANIMALS, as well as Tom Murrin's wife, Patricia Sullivan -- will be the final stop of a parade of spontaneous outdoor performances, which will commence at closing of the Tom Murrin Full Moon Performance Festival at La Mama. The parade will begin approximately at 6:45pm and travel from East 4th Street to Dixon Place. The Tommy Award party at Dixon Place is FREE, with a cash bar all night. (more...)

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr to Present THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE, 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Bushwick Starr is proud to present the food was terrible, written by William Burke and directed by Mary Beth Easley. The show will run May 14-31 with performances Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm. (more...)

New Georges to Present New Play Festival 'JAM ON TOAST,' 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

New Georges will present The New Georges Jam On Toast, a brand-new festival featuring work by The New Georges Jam, a 'performance gym' for early-career playwrights and directors founded in 2010 by Lucy Alibar, Jess Chayes, and Portia Krieger. New Georges will take over the legendary downtown performance space Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street between Rivington and Delancey) from May 14-31 with World Premiere productions running in rep, works-in-progress presentations and cabaret-style shows, for a total of 47 performances over two and a half weeks. (more...)

Works by Halley Feiffer, Kate Gersten & More Set for F*It Club's THE SPRING FLING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the brand new Sheen Center in lower Manhattan with The Spring Fling: First Love, six new short plays by Halley Feiffer (How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them), Kate Gersten (Benefit of the Doubt), Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash, Hannibal, 1001), Mark Sitko (Rocky Philly, Tube), Tommy Smith (White Hot, Pigeon), and Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife). Performances will be Thursday, May 1st through Sunday, May 11th with Wednesday through Saturday night performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2p. Tickets are $18 and available at ovationtx.com and at the door. (more...)

Brave New World Rep Presents R.N. Healey's NUN$, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents R.N. Healey's NUN$, presented over two weekends (today, March 6th-9th and March 11th-15th), marking the first time Brave New World (BNW) takes work to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Present R.N. Healey's NUN$, 3/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents R.N. Healey's NUN$, presented over two weekends (March 6th-9th and March 11th-15th), marking the first time Brave New World (BNW) takes work to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More to Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

3-Legged Dog signs on as producer for extension of TAKE ME HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014


Target Margin Theatre Announces 2014 Fellows, Launches New Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Target Margin Theater begins the new year with the launching of the new training program the Institute for Collaborative Theater Making, that will be a place where selected Fellows challenge themselves and the form of theater, ask what theater can be, and fearlessly embrace surprising and unexpected answers. The ultimate goal of the TMT Institute is to feed the growth of vibrant emerging artists, and enrich and challenge the culture of making theater. (more...)

Incubator Arts Project Kicks Off 5th Annual OTHER FORCES Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The Incubator Arts Project presents its fifth annual Other Forces, a festival of work from some of independent theater's most innovative artists. Other Forces will run today, January 9 - 26, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patrick Wilson, America Ferrera & More Take the Stage in Clubbed Thumb's TUMACHO Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

TUMACHO, an intimate one-night performance with songs to benefit five-time Obie-winning theatre company Clubbed Thumb, was held earlier this week on December 16 (7:30pm) at 13th Street Theater. 2013 Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon directed, written by Obie winner Ethan Lipton. The event featured Patrick Wilson, America Ferrera, Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kristine Nielsen, Richard Kind, and John Ellison Conlee. Check out a look back below! (more...)

LOBSTER ALICE, TERMINUS & More Set for convergence-continuum's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

convergence-continuum has announced its 2014 Season - check out all the details below! (more...)

Incubator Arts Project to Kick Off 5th Annual OTHER FORCES Festival, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The Incubator Arts Project presents its fifth annual Other Forces, a festival of work from some of independent theater's most innovative artists. Other Forces will run January 9 - 26, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLACK CAT LOST at Theater Ninjas
by Roy Berko - Nov 04, 2013

Theater Ninja is a nomadic theatre company which has no permanent home and appears in store fronts, art spaces, and churches. It was founded in 2006 with the goal of developing innovative, nontraditional theatrical experiences. As founder Jeremy Paul explains, 'We are a risk-taking company.' (more...)

TRADE PRACTICES, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

HERE has announced its 2013-2014 producing season, launching in Fall 2013 with a premiere Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; followed by three productions from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP): BOTCH by Joe Diebes; The Pigeoning by Robin Frohardt; and Keep Your Electric Eye On Me by Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty. HERE's upcoming season also includes the second annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre Now festival in January; HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from HERE Resident Artists; and a presentation from the Dream Music Puppetry Program, to be announced. (more...)

HERE's TRADE PRACTICES Postponed; BOTCH to Open 2013-14 Season, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

HERE begins its 2013-2014 producing season with the premiere of the site-specific Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris. Trade Practices, a new work exploring the notion of 'value' against the backdrop of the booms and busts of the past decade, is set to play October 18 - November 3. Official Opening Night is set for Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00pm. Trade Practices will take place at a site in lower Manhattan's Financial District; address to be announced. (more...)

Brave New World to Open New Works Staged Reading Series 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

Shannon Sindelar, producing artistic director of Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre (BNW),today announced the launch of New Works, a new initiative featuring staged readings of new plays by emerging Brooklyn playwrights. Four plays have been selected for staged readings during the season and the first one is Captain Mike, by Gary Winter. (more...)

HERE to Open 2013-14 Season with TRADE PRACTICES, 10/18-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

HERE begins its 2013-2014 producing season with the premiere of the site-specific Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris. Trade Practices, a new work exploring the notion of "value" against the backdrop of the booms and busts of the past decade, is set to play October 18 - November 3. Official Opening Night is set for Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00pm. Trade Practices will take place at a site in lower Manhattan's Financial District; address to be announced. (more...)

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