Paul Zimet News

The Chocolate Factory Presents Remix of UNCLE VANYA, Mallory Catlett's THIS WAS THE END, Now thru 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is pleased to present the world premiere of Catlett's This Was The End, a performance in which four actors in their sixties and seventies attempt each night to get to the end of Uncle Vanya-in a last ditch effort to alter the outcome. In Chekhov's play, Vanya asks, 'What if I live to be 60?' This Was The End performs an answer. It uses the play to pose questions about how memory functions in the formation of the future. The cast features veteran downtown luminaries Black-Eyed Susan (Ridiculous Theater & John Jesurun) as Sonya, Paul Zimet (Living Theater & Talking Band) as Vanya, Jim Himelsbach (OBIE for The Foundry's Talk) as Astrov and Rae C Wright (OBIE for Sustained Excellence with The New York Street Theatre Caravan) as Yelena. (more...)

The Chocolate Factory to Present Remix of UNCLE VANYA, Mallory Catlett's THIS WAS THE END, 2/21-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is pleased to present the world premiere of Catlett's This Was The End, a performance in which four actors in their sixties and seventies attempt each night to get to the end of Uncle Vanya-in a last ditch effort to alter the outcome. In Chekhov's play, Vanya asks, 'What if I live to be 60?' This Was The End performs an answer. It uses the play to pose questions about how memory functions in the formation of the future. The cast features veteran downtown luminaries Black-Eyed Susan (Ridiculous Theater & John Jesurun) as Sonya, Paul Zimet (Living Theater & Talking Band) as Vanya, Jim Himelsbach (OBIE for The Foundry's Talk) as Astrov and Rae C Wright (OBIE for Sustained Excellence with The New York Street Theatre Caravan) as Yelena. (more...)

David Greenspan Stars in THE ARGUMENT and PLAYS at the Bushwick Starr, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Bushwick Starr will present an evening of two short works performed by award-winning and treasured actor, David Greenspan. (more...)

360REPCO to Present THE CAROLE BAYER SAGER PROJECT: ALBUM ONE, 1/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Thom Fogarty will direct the Premeire of THE CAROLE BAYER SAGER PROJECT: ALBUM ONE, which will be presented January 17th and 18th in two different venues, presented by 360REPCO. Performance stars Crystal Rona Peterson as "Carole" and Jenny Selig and Micah Bucey as "The Carolettes", with Musical Direction by Michael Conley. The entire evening was was created and directed Thom Fogarty. (more...)

David Greenspan to Star in THE ARGUMENT and PLAYS at the Bushwick Starr, 12/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

The Bushwick Starr will present an evening of two short works performed by award-winning and treasured actor, David Greenspan. (more...)

Bushwick Starr to Present THE ARGUMENT & PLAYS, 12/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The Bushwick Starr will present an evening of two short works performed by award-winning and treasured actor, David Greenspan. Based on Aristotle's Poetics and the essays of Gerald F. Else, The Argument is a passionate student's love-letter and farewell to his teacher -- reminding us of the personal pathos that binds us to the Greeks, and firing us to capture that chimera, art. Plays is Gertrude Stein's whimsical and provocative lecture on theatre; a hidden gem of theatricality and wit that only Stein could have delivered. *The Argument was first presented by Target Margin Theater, and Plays was first presented by The Foundry Theatre. (more...)

Bushwick Starr to Present THE ARGUMENT & PLAYS, 12/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

The Bushwick Starr will present an evening of two short works performed by award-winning and treasured actor, David Greenspan. Based on Aristotle's Poetics and the essays of Gerald F. Else, The Argument is a passionate student's love-letter and farewell to his teacher -- reminding us of the personal pathos that binds us to the Greeks, and firing us to capture that chimera, art. Plays is Gertrude Stein's whimsical and provocative lecture on theatre; a hidden gem of theatricality and wit that only Stein could have delivered. *The Argument was first presented by Target Margin Theater, and Plays was first presented by The Foundry Theatre. (more...)

Thom Fogarty to Direct LILLIAN SMITH BEING HEARD at THE LOFT at Judson, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

Thom Fogarty** will direct LILLIAN SMITH BEING HEARD, written and performend by Lulu Fogarty*, which will be presented November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 2013 at 7pm by the 360 Repertory Company (260REPCO) in THE LOFT at Judson Church. This intimate production of Lulu Fogarty's exciting one woman show, will include a Special Appearance byLorna Hampson*. Music by "Blue" Gene Tyranny. Video by Anja Hitzenberger. Lighting and Stage design by Thom Fogarty. (more...)

Ethan Peck, Florencia Lozano and Steven Rattazzi Set for Salon/Sanctuary's HEIRS OF TANTALUS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

SALON/SANCTUARY CONCERTS opens its fifth season with Ethan Peck, Florencia Lozano and Steven Rattazzi, joining Grammy-nominated musicians Jory Vinikour and Jose Lemos in the return of 'THE HEIRS OF TANTALUS' tonight, September 19 and the 21st, 2013. (more...)

Ethan Peck, Florencia Lozano and Steven Rattazzi Set for Salon/Sanctuary's HEIRS OF TANTALUS, 9/19 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

SALON/SANCTUARY CONCERTS opens its fifth season with Ethan Peck, Florencia Lozano and Steven Rattazzi, joining Grammy-nominated musicians Jory Vinikour and Jose Lemos in the return of 'THE HEIRS OF TANTALUS' on September 19 and 21, 2013. (more...)

Irondale & Serious Play! Present BLIND DREAMERS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Irondale Center and Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble present BLIND DREAMERS an ensemble-created production that pays homage to visionary German choreographer Pina Bausch. There will be three performances of Blind Dreamers at the Irondale tonight, August 15 and August 16 & 17. (more...)

Irondale & Serious Play! to Present BLIND DREAMERS, Begin. 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

The Irondale Center and Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble present BLIND DREAMERS an ensemble-created production that pays homage to visionary German choreographer Pina Bausch. There will be three performances of Blind Dreamers at the Irondale on August 15, 16 & 17. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors please go to www.irondale.org or call 866.811.4111. Additional information at www.seriousplay.org. (more...)

The Talking Band Hosts a Fracking Symposium at La MaMa, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

On Saturday, May 25 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m., The Talking Band will host the event, 'Marcellus Shale: Looking Between the Layers, A Symposium on the Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts of Fracking' at La MaMa (74A E. 4 St., NYC). (more...)

Paul Lustig Dunkel Presents 'On the Edge' in Soundscapes Concert Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

Paul Lustig Dunkel presents his Soundscapes, a concert series featuring some of New York's finest classical and jazz musicians, in a concert tonight, February 11 at 8pm. This concert features Igor Stravinsky's 1918 L'Histoire du Soldat, song highlights from past productions, excerpts from Kurt Weill's gritty Three Penny Opera, and a short work by composer Sebastian Chang. (more...)

Paul Lustig Dunkel Presents 'On the Edge' in Soundscapes Concert Series 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

Paul Lustig Dunkel presents his Soundscapes, a concert series featuring some of New York's finest classical and jazz musicians, in a concert on February 11 at 8pm . This concert features Igor Stravinsky's 1918 L'Histoire du Soldat, song highlights from past productions, excerpts from Kurt Weill's gritty Three Penny Opera, and a short work by composer Sebastian Chang. (more...)

The Talking Band's OBSKENE World Premiere Opens at HERE Arts Center, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012

The Talking Band presents the world-premiere production of OBSKENE -- a new play comprised of messenger speeches from classical Greek Tragedy and reports from the near future created by 8 playwrights including David Greenspan, Tina Shepard, Marcus Gardley and Deb Margolin -- with an official press opening set for Thursday, Nov. 8 at HERE (145 Ave. of the Americas, one block south of Spring). (more...)

The Talking Band's OBSKENE World Premiere Opens at HERE Arts Center Today, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2012

The Talking Band presents the world-premiere production of OBSKENE -- a new play comprised of messenger speeches from classical Greek Tragedy and reports from the near future created by 8 playwrights including David Greenspan, Tina Shepard, Marcus Gardley and Deb Margolin -- with an official press opening set for tonight, Nov. 8 at HERE (145 Ave. of the Americas, one block south of Spring). (more...)

Outage Forces Cancellation of OBSKENE's First Preview at HERE, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

The Obie Award-winning The Talking Band has announced that power outages downtown will force the cancellation of 1st preview performance of the new play OBSKENE on Thursday, Nov. 1 at HERE, located at 145 Ave. of the Americas at Dominick St. Paul Zimet, artistic director of The Talking Band, said the company would decide on Nov. 1st whether or not they will be able to proceed with performances on Nov. 2 based on the availability of power in the Soho area. (more...)

Marin Ireland Stars in Yale Rep and A.R.T.'s MARIE ANTOINETTE; Casting Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with American Repertory Theater, presents the world premiere of Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Marie Antoinette will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) October 26 through November 17. Opening Night is Thursday, November 1. The cast includes Fred Arsenault, Hannah Cabell, David Greenspan, Marin Ireland, Vin Knight, Jo Lampert, Polly Lee, Steven Rattazzi, Jake Silbermann, Teale Sperling, Brian Wiles, and Ashton Woerz. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Talking Band's OBSKENE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

The Talking Band presents the world-premiere production of OBSKENE -- a new play comprised of messenger speeches from classical Greek Tragedy and reports from the near future created by 8 playwrights including David Greenspan, Tina Shepard, Marcus Gardley and Deb Margolin -- with an official press opening set for Thursday, Nov. 8 at HERE (145 Ave. of the Americas, one block south of Spring). Get a first look at the show in the photos below! (more...)

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