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Kraine Theatre (New York, NY)
85 E. 4th St.

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1 hour, with no intermission

Fridays: 10:30pm
Saturdays: 10:30pm

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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes -- an original concept by Greg Allen and the Neo-Futurists. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. We always appear as ourselves on stage, speaking directly from our personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays through high energy audience participation. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. Each night of performance, we aim to create an unreproducable living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental.

Neo-Futurism is a new approach to performance which advocates the complete awareness and inclusion of the actual world within the theater in order to achieve a goal: to bring people to a greater understanding of themselves and each other. Rather than upholding contemporary theatrical conventions of character, setting, plot, and the separation of audience and performer, Neo-Futurism aims to present actual life on stage by creating a world in the theater which has no pretense or illusion.
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The Kennedy Center Sets 2015 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

The Kennedy Center hosts its 14th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Today, September 5 to Monday, September 7, 2015, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. The 14th Annual Page-to-Stage event showcases more than 40 new plays by female playwrights and includes nine works that are part of the citywide Women's Voices Theater Festival, which officially begins on September 8. (more...)

The Alden in McLean Kicks Off 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Alden in McLean kicks off its next season of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, jugging, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. (more...)

Daniel McCoy's PERFECT TEETH to Play Theaterlab This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Richard Pictures Presents announced today a limited two-week production of PERFECT TEETH, a new play by Daniel McCoy, directed by David Hilder, and featuring Ben Stroman and Ryan McKinney. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look- Annabeth Gish Leads Short Film, TITLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2015

Below, check out the trailer for short film TITLE written by Greg Allen, Founding Director of the Neo-Futurists', and starring Annabeth Gish (Mystic Pizza, Sons of Anarchy, X-Files)! The short film is premiering at the Hollywood Film Festival on September 23. (more...)

Daniel McCoy's PERFECT TEETH Begins Tonight at Theaterlab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Richard Pictures Presents announced today a limited two-week production of PERFECT TEETH, a new play by Daniel McCoy, directed by David Hilder, and featuring Ben Stroman and Ryan McKinney. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Set Halloween Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The Neo-Futurists creep into fall with a chilling Halloween performance of Too Much Fright Makes The Baby Go Blind and the first spin of Saturn Returns. (more...)

Columbia Festival of the Arts Sets Fall 2015 'British Invasion' Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is pleased to announce its 2015 Fall Festival, featuring a diverse array of arts events centered around the Fall Festival's theme: British Invasion. The British Invasion Festival will be presented October 2nd through 4th, during which time twelve events will be offered in multiple venues throughout Columbia. (more...)

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The Neo-Futurists Set Video Game-Themed Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The Neo-Futurists take game night to a whole new level with their fall fundraiser The Neocade, plus two video game themed performances of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. All activities take place at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. For tickets or information, visit www.neofuturists.org or call 773-275-5255. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of IBSEN'S GHOSTS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. is pleased to continue its 30th and final season with the world premiere adaptation of IBSEN'S GHOSTS, adapted and directed by Neo-Futurist Founding Director Greg Allen. Wrestling with the themes of identity, truth, fate and freedom, Allen puts his trademark meta-theatricality on Henrik Ibsen's scandalous 1882 play, Ghosts. Allen's unique spin on Mrs. Alving's classic battle with Pastor Manders includes humor, self-referentiality and a bit of irreverence in this, his first, and apparently last, show with Mary-Arrchie. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists present The Arrow and announce Chiang as AD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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The Neo-Futurists to Bring Back 'Best of 2015' & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

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Chicago Neo-Futurists' 'TOO MUCH LIGHT' to Return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, in association with the Chicago Neo-Futurists, is pleased to announce the return of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, an eccentric mini-play showcase and a staple of Chicago's underground theatre scene for more than 25 years. (more...)

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Announces 2016-2017 Lineup
by Louisa Brady - May 7, 2016

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) has announced the line?up for the 2016?2017 season which starts Sept. 1 and will include world?renowned artists such as James Surls, life?changing workshops like the Military Artistic Healing program, and award?winning theatre productions such as Shrek: The Musical. (more...)

2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is excited to announce the 2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Sets 2015-16 Season: WINNERS AND LOSERS, 'WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its 2015-2016 season, featuring a world premiere as well as new plays receiving their Washington area premieres after garnering accolades from performances in New York, Los Angeles, and London including the Laurents/Hatcher Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Obie Award for Best New American Play. Woolly's new season features the work of Sheila Callaghan, Jennifer Haley, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Rajiv Joseph, the Chicago Neo-Futurists and Canadian duo Marcus Youssef and James Long. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning tonight, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

New York Neo-Futurists to Present TOO MANY LADIES SMASH THE PATRIARCHY for Girl Be Heard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The New York Neo-Futurists announce TOO MANY LADIES SMASH THE PATRIARCHY, a special all ladies edition to their signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes). Proceeds will benefit GIRL BE HEARD. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Host Annual Pride Weekend Benefit 30 QUEER PLAYS IN 60 STRAIGHT MINUTES, 6/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

? The Neo-Futurists present their annual Pride Weekend benefit: 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes, a special edition of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). This special edition corrals the queerest plays into one show that slays gender roles, celebrates deviance and benefits local LGBTQ organizations. (more...)

22 BOOM! Set for Capital Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

This fast moving, actor swapping, genre spanning, short play bonanza makes the theatre you demand - performed in the style of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, with a new play written every night! 8 actors. 24 plays. 70 minutes. BOOM! (more...)

Orfeh and More to Join Joshua Morgan in THE NO RULES SHOW to Support Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The No Rules Show' hosted by Joshua Morgan on June 25, 2016 at 11:30. Join Broadway's Joshua Morgan (L?es Mis)?at fabulous Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening that's 50% talkshow, 25% cabaret, 20% sketch comedy, and 5% WTF. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Announce 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Neo-Futurists announce their inaugural line-up for The Neo-Futurist Kitchen (a micro-festival on art and performance) with their 2016-17 Season, which includes three world premieres, multiple in-process initiatives and a 24-hour party. Can't Stop//Won't Stop: A 24-Hour Fundraiser with The Neo-Futurists launches the 28th season with local bands and pop-up performances, all benefitting the company's 2016-17 season and programs. The 28th season includes three full-length Prime Time productions: Saturn Returns created by Tif Harrison; The? Unicorn? Hour? created by Leah Urzendowski and Anthony Courser and The Food Show created by Dan Kerr-Hobert and Caitlin Stainken. The company continues its Neo-Lab residency, presenting Kirsten Riiber's Tangles and Plaques. In addition to beginning the 28th year of Chicago's longest running show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, The Neo-Futurists expand their recurring storytelling performances with The Arrow, created by Kurt Chiang and Lily Mooney and explore a new Neo-structure through Nick Hart's The Infinite Whale. All season events are held at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville, unless otherwise noted. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists' 30 QUEER PLAYS IN 60 STRAIGHT MINUTES Benefits The Night Ministry Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

The Neo-Futurists present their annual Pride Weekend benefit: 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes, a special edition of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes that combines queer and gender binary-smashing plays from the past with new work to benefit and support local LGBTQ organizations. The 2015 beneficiary is The Crib at The Night Ministry (thenightministry.org). (more...)

The Neo-Futurists' 30 QUEER PLAYS IN 60 STRAIGHT MINUTES to Benefit The Night Ministry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Neo-Futurists present their annual Pride Weekend benefit: 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes, a special edition of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes that combines queer and gender binary-smashing plays from the past with new work to benefit and support local LGBTQ organizations. The 2015 beneficiary is The Crib at The Night Ministry (thenightministry.org). (more...)

Thank You For Coming Out to Team Up with FUN HOME for Improv Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In anticipation of Pride Week, Thank You For Coming Out (TYFCO) is teaming up with Fun Home to hold an improv workshop benefiting the organizations I'm From Driftwood and How We G.L.O.W. Each of the four groups amplify the LGBTQ voice in a different way and aim to promote an understanding among communities. This workshop will encourage empathy, inclusivity and acceptance within the LGBTQ community by using and teaching the ideals of improv - listening, trust, respect, affirmation and connection with each other through the principle of Yes, And. TYFCO and Fun Home's main goal is that both I'm From Driftwood and How We G.L.O.W. can take what they learned back to their organizations and continue to inspire others. (more...)

Thank You For Coming Out to Host First Ever Pride Night at Magnet Theater on June 20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Thank You For Coming Out presents Pride Night at the Magnet Theater on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 254 West 29th Street, Ground Floor, NYC. Tickets are available to reserve at www.magnettheater.com. Tickets are $7 for each hour, and 100 percent of the ticket proceeds from the entire evening are being donated by the Magnet Theater to I'm From Driftwood (https://imfromdriftwood.com). (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Set 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Neo-Futurists announce their 2015-16 season alongside a slate of new artistic initiatives which explore devised theater and new works. The season includes two prime time productions: POP WAITS created by Malic White and Molly Brennan, and Mike Mother created and written by Jessica Anne. In addition, the company launches a series of year-round developmental presentations including a quarterly experimental performance workshop The Arrow created by Kurt Chiang and Lily Mooney as well as a new works residency Neo-Lab with an inaugural workshop of Saturn Returns created by Tif Harrison. The Neo-Futurists document this year of devised work exploration through Go! A Podcast about Creativity and continue another great year of the smash hit Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. All season events are held at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville. (more...)

The Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Alden in McLean announces its upcoming season of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, jugging, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. (more...)

Stanley Wayne Mathis Joins NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with Kampfire Films, is pleased to announce Broadway veteran Stanley Wayne Mathis has joined the cast of NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, a new play by Kevin R. Free, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

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The Neo-Futurists to Present SATURN RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Saturn Returns makes its second pass at The Neo-Futurarium this March. The inaugural production of The Neo-Lab has had several months to continue the exploration of Tif Harrison's play since the open house on October 15. This workshop performance also features audience-artist dialogue and Poems While You Wait, Typewritten Poetry on Demand. Check out the video trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hMHAWy0zMo (more...)

Rattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater will present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning Thursday, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Rock Out with POP WAITS This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Who are you? What are we? Do I repeat the chorus or hit the bridge? Explore these questions and more at The Neo-Futurists' upcoming show, POP WAITS. The show opens Monday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Audiences can tap their inner rock stars by enrolling in Malic and Molly's special class, 'We Could Be Heroes': A Neo-Futurist and Monsterclown Devising Workshop. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Welcome New Managing Director; 'BEST OF 2014' and 'NEW YEAR'S EVE' Coming Up
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

?The Neo-Futurists celebrate the year's end with performances of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: Best of 2014 and Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: New Year's Eve, and the addition of new Managing Director Kendall Karg. (more...)

The Alden in McLean Sets Winter-Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Alden in McLean announces its winter-spring 2016 season offerings of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, magic, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. Tickets for all season performances are on sale online at the Alden's website www.aldentheatre.org and by phone through OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111. The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, inside the McLean Community Center.  (more...)

BWW Review: TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND at Woolly Mammoth
by Hannah Landsberger - Dec 12, 2015

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind at Woolly Mammoth: joyful, raw and revitalizing (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Receive Grant; Create Neo-Access and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts announced Tuesday that The Neo-Futurists are the recipients of an Art Works grant for the development of Neo-Lab's inaugural production, Saturn Returns, as well as its companion event The Neo-Futurist Kitchen (a micro-festival on art and performance). The Neo-Futurists also announce the creation of Neo-Access, a 3-pronged initiative to break down barriers and create inclusive and collaborative work for audiences and artists. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 2015 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Kennedy Center hosts its 14th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Saturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7, 2015, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. The 14th Annual Page-to-Stage event showcases more than 40 new plays by female playwrights and includes nine works that are part of the citywide Women's Voices Theater Festival, which officially begins on September 8. (more...)

THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS to Premiere at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS - a new play by Mickle Maher - will premiere as  the season opener at The Tank theater company this fall with Previews beginning September 11 and Opening on September 12th at The Tank (151 West 46th Street / 8th Fl.) HAPPINESS is scheduled to run through September 27th. (more...)

Columbia Festival of the Arts Sets Fall 2015 'British Invasion' Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is pleased to announce its 2015 Fall Festival, featuring a diverse array of arts events centered around the Fall Festival's theme: British Invasion. The British Invasion Festival will be presented October 2nd through 4th, during which time twelve events will be offered in multiple venues throughout Columbia. (more...)

MRT Opens with 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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LA-TI-DO Set for 54 Below, 9//1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents La-Ti-Do on September 1, 2015 at 9:30pm. La-Ti-Do is a cabaret where musical theatre and spoken word poetry collide. La-Ti-Do debuts at 54 Below featuring some of both Washington, DC and New York's finest musical and spoken word talent. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Bring Free TML Performances to Chicago Parks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

For the second year in a row, The Neo-Futurists bring their signature show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind to the lower West side and South Shore communities. As part of the city's Night Out in the Parks program, Too Much Light... first heads to Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St. for 7:00 p.m. shows on August 20 and 21. This fall, the show heads to the Don Nash Community Center at 1833 E. 71st St. for shows on October 2 at 6:00 p.m. and October 3 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

MIKE MOTHER to Open 5/2 at The Neo-Futurarium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Experience the entirely unique voice and lyricism of Neo-Futurist Jessica Anne in her upcoming show, Mike Mother. The show opens Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Family Portrait! Meet the Full Cast of FUN HOME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2015

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical, with music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam Gold, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 19th. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Present TRUST US/SCREW YOU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Slip in the snake oil of Trust Us/Screw You which opens Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

Pivot Arts Festival Sets 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Pivot Arts has announced the full line-up for the 3rd annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring dozens of innovative performances and events throughout Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from May 28 - June 7, 2015. Tickets, ranging from free to $20, are currently available at ?www.pivotarts.org/festival. All-access passes cost $45. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists' 'TOO MUCH LIGHT' to Return to Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

?The Neo-Futurists bring Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind to Victory Gardens on May 7th for their second Neo-Access performance. The event utilizes a touch tour, audio description, closed captioning, ASL interpreters, Braille and large print programs and a performance space that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (more...)

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