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The Play Company Announces Extension of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE Through 7/3The Play Company Announces Extension of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE Through 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

In 'The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: Youth Is Not the Only Thing That's Sonic,' Rothenberg and Okada Reunite with PlayCo, Following Acclaimed Production of 'Okada's Enjoy' (2010), to explore the discontentment bubbling just underneath a generation of urban 30-somethings (more...)

PlayCo Presents the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', Now thru 6/29PlayCo Presents the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to producing plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. They conclude their 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: youth is not the only thing that's sonic, which reunites them with award-winning Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, director Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron), and translator Aya Ogawa, following their collaboration on Okada's critically lauded Enjoy in 2010. The new production will run today, May 24 - June 29 at Jack in Brooklyn. (more...)

PlayCo to Present the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', 5/24-6/29PlayCo to Present the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', 5/24-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to producing plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. They conclude their 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: youth is not the only thing that's sonic, which reunites them with award-winning Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, director Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron), and translator Aya Ogawa, following their collaboration on Okada's critically lauded Enjoy in 2010. The new production will run May 24 - June 29 at Jack in Brooklyn. (more...)

Play Company Premieres Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, Now thru 2/23Play Company Premieres Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo) presents the U.S. premiere of I Call My Brothers, a bold new work about race, suspicion and identity by celebrated young Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Running today, January 22-February 23 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), the production continues PlayCo's relationship with both Khemiri and director Erica Schmidt, whose multiple collaborations with the company include the Obie-winning 2011 premiere of Khemiri's Invasion! With I Call My Brothers, Khemiri moves to even more powerful and personal terrain, spinning a bold story out of a tragic event and asking: 'What happens when we start to see ourselves as others see us?' (more...)

Play Company to Premiere Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, 1/22-2/23Play Company to Premiere Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, 1/22-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Play Company (PlayCo) presents the U.S. premiere of I Call My Brothers, a bold new work about race, suspicion and identity by celebrated young Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Running January 22-February 23 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), the production continues PlayCo's relationship with both Khemiri and director Erica Schmidt, whose multiple collaborations with the company include the Obie-winning 2011 premiere of Khemiri's Invasion! With I Call My Brothers, Khemiri moves to even more powerful and personal terrain, spinning a bold story out of a tragic event and asking: "What happens when we start to see ourselves as others see us?" (more...)

THIS IS MY OFFICE, I CALL MY BROTHERS and More Set for PlayCo's 2013-14 SeasonTHIS IS MY OFFICE, I CALL MY BROTHERS and More Set for PlayCo's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. The New York-based company has garnered awards and critical acclaim for its productions of works by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden), Toshiki Okada (Japan), Marius von Mayenberg (Germany), Vijay Tendulkar (India), Lloyd Suh (United States) and the Presnyakov Brothers (Russia), among many others. Today PlayCo announces its 2013-14 season, which includes three productions that epitomize the company's global view of contemporary theater. (more...)

THIS IS MY OFFICE, I CALL MY BROTHERS and More Set for PlayCo's 2013-14 SeasonTHIS IS MY OFFICE, I CALL MY BROTHERS and More Set for PlayCo's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. The New York-based company has garnered awards and critical acclaim for its productions of works by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden), Toshiki Okada (Japan), Marius von Mayenberg (Germany), Vijay Tendulkar (India), Lloyd Suh (United States) and the Presnyakov Brothers (Russia), among many others. Today PlayCo announces its 2013-14 season, which includes three productions that epitomize the company's global view of contemporary theater. (more...)

PlayCo Presents Conversation With THE GOLDEN DRAGON's Roland Schimmelpfennig TonightPlayCo Presents Conversation With THE GOLDEN DRAGON's Roland Schimmelpfennig Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

The Play Company's Idea Lab, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut New York and the German Consulate New York, is proud to present a public event featuring internationally acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, in conjunction with our New York premiere production of his play THE GOLDEN DRAGON. Mr. Schimmelpfennig will discuss his award-winning play THE GOLDEN DRAGON, his larger body of work, and trends in German theatre today, May 12 @ 4:15pm -- immediately following the 3pm matinee performance of THE GOLDEN GRAGON at The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. This open conversation will be moderated by Dr. Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center. (more...)

PlayCo Presents a Conversation With THE GOLDEN DRAGON's Roland Schimmelpfennig, 5/12PlayCo Presents a Conversation With THE GOLDEN DRAGON's Roland Schimmelpfennig, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

The Play Company's Idea Lab, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut New York and the German Consulate New York, is proud to present a public event featuring internationally acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, in conjunction with our New York premiere production of his play THE GOLDEN DRAGON. Mr. Schimmelpfennig will discuss his award-winning play THE GOLDEN DRAGON, his larger body of work, and trends in German theatre on Sunday, May 12 @4:15pm -- immediately following the 3pm matinee performance of THE GOLDEN GRAGON at The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. This open conversation will be moderated by Dr. Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center. (more...)

The Play Company Begins NY Premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON TonightThe Play Company Begins NY Premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

The New York premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON, presented by the OBIE Award-winning The Play Company (WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, INVASION!), is written by acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig and translated by David Tushingham. THE GOLDEN DRAGON is directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, RESTORATION COMEDY), renowned for whimsical invite-only theater company, Exit, Pursued by a Bear. THE GOLDEN DRAGON will be performed at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street in the West Village) from tonight, May 8th through Sunday, June 9th, 2013. The press opening is Wednesday, May 15th. (more...)

Daniel Breaker Hosts and Perform at Play Company's CABARET GOURMET TonightDaniel Breaker Hosts and Perform at Play Company's CABARET GOURMET Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

CABARET GOURMET -- the Obie Award-winning Play Company's annual benefit that combines gourmet foods from top NYC restaurants with an evening of first-rate entertainment -- will be presented this year tonight, April 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the American Airlines Theater Penthouse (227 W. 42 St.) with the Tony Award-nominated actor Daniel Breaker (PASSING STRANGE) featured as the event's host and performer. (more...)

The Play Company to Present NY Premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON, Beg. 5/8The Play Company to Present NY Premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON, Beg. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

The New York premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON, presented by the OBIE Award-winning The Play Company (WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, INVASION!), is written by acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig and translated by David Tushingham. THE GOLDEN DRAGON is directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, RESTORATION COMEDY), renowned for whimsical invite-only theater company, Exit, Pursued by a Bear. THE GOLDEN DRAGON will be performed at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street in the West Village) from Wednesday, May 8th through Sunday, June 9th, 2013. The press opening is Wednesday, May 15th. (more...)

Daniel Breaker to Host and Perform at Play Company's CABARET GOURMET, 4/22Daniel Breaker to Host and Perform at Play Company's CABARET GOURMET, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

CABARET GOURMET -- the Obie Award-winning Play Company's annual benefit that combines gourmet foods from top NYC restaurants with an evening of first-rate entertainment -- will be presented this year on April 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the American Airlines Theater Penthouse (227 W. 42 St.) with the Tony Award-nominated actor Daniel Breaker (PASSING STRANGE) featured as the event's host and performer. (more...)

The Play Company Presents U.S. Premiere of WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY at 59E59 Theaters, 1/10-2/10The Play Company Presents U.S. Premiere of WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY at 59E59 Theaters, 1/10-2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

The Obie Award-winning The Play Company (INVASION!, ENJOY) will present the U.S. premiere of the play WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, with previews beginning January 10, 2013, prior to an official opening night on January 16, at 59E59 Theaters (59 E. 59 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Announces Second Round of Recipients of Global Connections ProgramTheatre Communications Group Announces Second Round of Recipients of Global Connections Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

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The Play Company Presents U.S. Premiere of WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY at 59E59 Theaters, Now thru 2/10The Play Company Presents U.S. Premiere of WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY at 59E59 Theaters, Now thru 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

The Obie Award-winning The Play Company (INVASION!, ENJOY) will present the U.S. premiere of the play WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, with previews beginning tonight, January 10, 2013, prior to an official opening night on January 16, at 59E59 Theaters (59 E. 59 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

The Play Company Presents U.S. Premiere of WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY at 59E59 Theaters, 1/10-2/10The Play Company Presents U.S. Premiere of WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY at 59E59 Theaters, 1/10-2/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

The Obie Award-winning The Play Company (INVASION!, ENJOY) will present the U.S. premiere of the play WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, with previews beginning January 10, 2013, prior to an official opening night on January 16, at 59E59 Theaters (59 E. 59 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

The Play Company Presents SKY-PONY: RAPTURED at Ukrainian National Home, 10/25-28The Play Company Presents SKY-PONY: RAPTURED at Ukrainian National Home, 10/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Off-Broadway's The Play Company presents the concert-theater hybrid piece SKY-PONY: RAPTURED, created by Obie Award-winning writer and musician Kyle Jarrow (ARMLESS, A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT) and singer/actress Lauren Worsham (DOG DAYS, WHERE'S CHARLEY, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA), starring their Brooklyn-based indie band Sky-Pony, October 25-28, at the Ukrainian National Home (140 Second Avenue). Peter James Cook (NEVER SLEEP ALONE) directs. (more...)

The Play Company Presents SKY-PONY: RAPTURED at Ukrainian National Home, Now thru 10/28The Play Company Presents SKY-PONY: RAPTURED at Ukrainian National Home, Now thru 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Off-Broadway's The Play Company presents the concert-theater hybrid piece SKY-PONY: RAPTURED, created by Obie Award-winning writer and musician Kyle Jarrow (ARMLESS, A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT) and singer/actress Lauren Worsham (DOG DAYS, WHERE'S CHARLEY, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA), starring their Brooklyn-based indie band Sky-Pony, tonight, October 25-28, at the Ukrainian National Home (140 Second Avenue). Peter James Cook (NEVER SLEEP ALONE) directs. (more...)

The Play Company Presents SKY-PONY: RAPTURED at Ukrainian National Home, 10/25-28The Play Company Presents SKY-PONY: RAPTURED at Ukrainian National Home, 10/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

Off-Broadway's The Play Company presents the concert-theater hybrid piece SKY-PONY: RAPTURED, created by Obie Award-winning writer and musician Kyle Jarrow (ARMLESS, A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT) and singer/actress Lauren Worsham (DOG DAYS, WHERE'S CHARLEY, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA), starring their Brooklyn-based indie band Sky-Pony, October 25-28, at the Ukrainian National Home (140 Second Avenue). Peter James Cook (NEVER SLEEP ALONE) directs. (more...)

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