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The Flea Announces Second Extension for SMOKEThe Flea Announces Second Extension for SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Flea Theater will offer a 2nd extension of Kim Davies' World Premiere SMOKE. It is directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen) and features members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core." (more...)

The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 11/9The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, The Flea Theater announces the extension of the World Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello. Extension performances will run October 9- November 9. (more...)

SMOKE Begins Performances 8/22 at The FleaSMOKE Begins Performances 8/22 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Flea Theater will present the World Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen) and featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin August 22 with opening slated for September 7. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core. (more...)

TRADE PRACTICES, SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 SeasonTRADE PRACTICES, SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play FestivalKeith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

HERE to Open 2014-15 Season with TRADE PRACTICES, 8/31-9/21HERE to Open 2014-15 Season with TRADE PRACTICES, 8/31-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HERE begins its 2014-2015 producing season with the premiere of the site-specific Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris. Trade Practices creates a living market where audience members, cash in hand, choose how to invest their time and money. Set in Pershing Hall, a historic building on Governors Island, Trade Practices kicks off Labor Day weekend, playing a limited engagement of 16 performances only, August 31 - September 21. (more...)

Jose Rivera and More to Bring New Works to Brooklyn College, 6/25-29Jose Rivera and More to Bring New Works to Brooklyn College, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its inaugural New Works Brooklyn festival on June 25-29. The series will feature staged readings of one-act plays written by Kia Corthron, Erin Courtney, Jose Rivera, Anne Washburn, and Mac Wellman, all of whom will take part in audience talkbacks during the week. In addition, Rivera will direct his own piece, and Corthron, Courtney, Washburn, and Wellman will take part in a panel discussion on the development of new plays on the closing day of the festival. (more...)

A MAP OF VIRTUE to Open 6/20 at convergence-continuumA MAP OF VIRTUE to Open 6/20 at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

convergence-continuum continues its 2014 Season with the regional premiere of Erin Courtney's 2012 Obie Award-winning play A Map of Virtue. Part interview, part comedy, part middle-of-the-night ordeal, A Map of Virtue is a perfectly symmetrically-structured play guided by a tiny bird statue. (more...)

The Flea Extends THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14The Flea Extends THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the extension of the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of the Bible. Playwrights commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow including Tony Award and Academy Award winners and nominees David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio Cortiņas, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Sevan K. Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Jordan Seavey, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl join together to tell the entire History of Man's Salvation in 52 episodes from The Fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. (more...)

William Burke's THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE Comes to the Bushwick Starr, Now thru 5/31William Burke's THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE Comes to the Bushwick Starr, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 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...)

New Georges Presents New Play Festival 'JAM ON TOAST,' Now thru 5/31New Georges Presents New Play Festival 'JAM ON TOAST,' Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 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 today, 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...)

The Bushwick Starr to Present THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE, 5/14-31The Bushwick Starr to Present THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE, 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 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 Todays-Saturdays at 8:00pm. (more...)

Brave New World Rep's NEW WORKS Series to Continue with #THEREVOLUTION, 5/5Brave New World Rep's NEW WORKS Series to Continue with #THEREVOLUTION, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Brave New World Rep announces the latest in its NEW WORKS series featuring Brooklyn playwrights, #therevolution by Kristoffer Diaz. The production, directed by Liesl Tommy, will play May 5th, 2014 at 7 p.m. at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY (F/G to Bergen Street). Admission for all events is free (more...)

New Georges to Offer Workshop Presentations & Cabaret Shows as Part of Jam On Toast at Dixon Place, 5/14-31New Georges to Offer Workshop Presentations & Cabaret Shows as Part of Jam On Toast at Dixon Place, 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Deputy Artistic Director; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, Managing Director) will present workshop presentations of new plays by Jam artists Dipika Guha (The Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project), Mary Elizabeth Hamilton (current member of EST's Youngblood), and Anna Moench (The Pillow Book at 59E59; Gormanzee at The Flea) as part of The New Georges Jam On Toast, a brand-new play festival featuring work by The New Georges Jam, a 'performance gym' for early-career female playwrights and directors founded in 2010 by Lucy Alibar, Jess Chayes, and Portia Krieger. The works in progress will be directed by Sarah Krohn (Victor Frange Presents Gas at Incubator Arts Project; 2013 Boris Sagal Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival), Pirronne Yousefzadeh (QVC with Partial Comfort; The Tenant with Woodshed Collective), and Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Colt Coeur's Fish Eye at HERE; Missed Connections with Ars Nova). The festival will also feature cabaret-style pieces and special presentations by Sofia Alvarez (Between Us Chickens at South Coast Rep), Eliza Bent (Blue Wizard/Black Wizard at Incubator Arts Project; The Hotel Colors at The Bushwick Starr), Mary Birnbaum (Artistic Director of art.party.theater.company), Katie Brook (She Is King at Dixon Place; American Realism at The Invisible Dog), Meghan Finn (Take Me Home with Incubator Arts Project/3LD; Erin Courtney's The Service Road; Mac Wellman's AFAR at Dixon Place), Morgan Gould (co-creator of Young Jean Lee's Untitled Feminist Show),Caroline V. McGraw (2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow), and Mia Rovegno (The Civilians' Pretty Filthy II at Joe's Pub; We Play for the Gods with Women's Project). (more...)

William Burke's THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE Comes to the Bushwick Starr, 5/14-31William Burke's THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE Comes to the Bushwick Starr, 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 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...)

SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS to Open 5/2 at convergence-continuumSWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS to Open 5/2 at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

convergence-continuum continues its 2014 Season with the Cleveland premiere of Swimming in the Shallows a comedy by Adam Bock. Barb finds out that Buddhist monks in Thailand only own eight things and wonders if that is all she wants. She starts giving away her things, but her husband Bob keeps buying her new ones. Donna wants Carla Carla to marry her, but Carla Carla doesn't like that Donna smokes. Nick falls in love with a shark at the aquarium. They go on a date to the beach, and Nick tries not to sleep with the shark too fast. Plus dream sequences. Plus a wedding. (more...)

William Burke's THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE Set for Bushwick Starr, 5/14-5/31William 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 AwardAndrew Schneider to Receive 2014 Tom Murrin Performance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 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. TonightDavid Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 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, 5/14-31The 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...)

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