EDNA THE STOMPER, Variety Shows and More Coming Up at The Tank
The following events will all take place at The Tank (at their new home, 312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues).
For more information, and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.thetanknyc.org.
The Tank's Weekly Long-Form Improv Series
Hosted by Leah Evans
Every Friday at 9:30pm
We super excited to kick off our weekly house improv team program at The Tank, lovingly referred to as The Armory. Join us every Friday night to see long-form improvisation performed by your favorite Tank House Teams. The House Teams revolve each week, so keep an eye on Facebook to see which teams will be coming at you each Friday!
Edna the Stomper
Presented by Rebel Playhouse
October 7-November 26, Saturday at 10am & Sunday at 2pm
In Edna the Stomper, seven-year-old Edna stomps everywhere and stomps a lot. It is driving her very talented family crazy! Edna the Stomper is a musical for all ages complete with songs, stomps, and some puny monster puppets! This heartfelt tale deals with the issues of self worth, creative expression, and finding one's place in the family. (Recommended for ages 4 and up.) Each show will be followed by a workshop where kids will get on their feet and create their own "stomps" and dances!
The All City Hour Variety Hour
Hosted by Sam Soghor & Meeko Gatuso
October 12-November 30, Thursdays at 9:30pm
New York City is not dead! It's alive and well at the Tank with a brand new variety show celebrating the diverse community of this town's beautiful, wild, and strange talent. The All City Hour Variety Hourfeatures a who's who of New York's most colorful characters, including singers, dancers, yodelers, magicians, celebrity impersonators, the celebrities they impersonate, and more! A weekly late night television variety show recorded LIVE and airing simultaneously on the moderately popular Norwegian cable network Beste TV-sport og Morsom Tid 2. (*not necessarily an hour).
UBU Shit Show
Monday, October 30 at 8pm
Celebrate mischief night with a one-night-only performance of UBU Shit Show, the trump hatef*ck we've all been waiting for. Trigger warning: actual living hell or real current events? This show contains references to and depictions of murder, rape, shitting, f*cking, fried chicken, genocide, the paranormal, Israel, death metal, virulent vocal racism, twitter, puppetry, fellatio, nuclear war, limited perspectives on gender, golf, foot racing, venture capitalism, telethons, conservative bashing, liberal bashing, bashing, Islamaphobia, enemas, parades, science, museums, Broadway musicals, hardcore pornography, menstruation, global warming, windbreakers, kimchi, treason, dolphins, Vladimir Putin, and testicles. F*ck Trump. Long-live Ubu.
The Rule of 7x7: Spooky Addition
Tuesday, October 31 at 7pm & 9:30pm
Rule of 7x7 is an ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers. For each show, every playwright comes up with one rule, and then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all 7 rules. This special Halloween edition will feature plays by Krystina Bailey, Adi Eshman, David Jackson, David Kimple, Matt Minnicino, Rebecca Schlossberg, and Amy Gijsbers van Wijk.
Portraits in Song
Thursday, November 2 at 7pm
Saturday, November 4 at 9:30pm
Dive into the inner lives of women through the whimsical and curious mind of one woman: Baltimore-based song & story alchemist, ellen cherry. With storytelling, projected portraits and live music, ellen cherry takes you on a singular journey in a solo performance that Theater Bloom called "a glimpse through a portal into a vast emotional galaxy." Longtime friend and fan of ellen cherry, Brooklyn-based storyteller, and artist, Karl Jones provides a brief opening set exploring queer history and identity.
AZOTH Dance Theatre
Saturday, November 5 at 3pm
Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30pm
After a tour in France and Guatemala and before touring in Florida, AZOTH Dance Theatre will perform at The Tank where the company will present brand-new pieces along with revisited signature works. AZOTH Dance Theatre is known for its powerful, technical, visual, and emotionally driven choreographic work and the company has performed in France, Poland, Denmark, Guatemala and in the USA in 4 different states (NY, NJ, CT, MA) and will tour in Finland during its 2018 season.
F8: The Fate of the Furious
Tuesday, November 7 at 7pm
With the future of our nation hanging in the balance and revolution in the air, the need to respond to what is happening in our world RIGHT NOW is more urgent than ever. F8: The Fate of the Furious is a call to arms for artists across all disciplines to make new work about news items and current events that have happened in the week prior. This evening of performances created in just seven days will be the boldest, most contemporary, fastest and most furious artistic answers to the world we live in today.
Presented by Theater of the Apes
November 7 & 8 at 7pm, November 11 at 5pm & November 12 at 3pm
Rip the rings from out your noses! Tear the saddles from your backs! Theater of the Apes Sub-Adult Division presents a lean, mean take on Animal Farm. George Orwell's original "fairy story" was an allegorical take down of the Soviet Union under Stalin - a communal ideal that metastasized into a reign of terror under a corrupt and power-mad leader. Sound familiar? All animals are equal... Featuring a cast of 9 homeschooled New York City teens.
The New Musical by Jason Trachtenburg
November 10 & 11 at 7pm
Dr. Glassheart is a modern-day medical musical that exposes the "health-care" industry for what it is. A Doctor, a Nurse, a Secretary/Receptionist, a Viet-Nam/Gulf War Vet, and the President-Elect all get caught up in "The System"... and the diagnosis is hilarious! Dr. Glassheart features 10 original, fully orchestrated Big-Band styled songs in the mode of Frank Sinatra-Count Basie-Nelson Riddle Orchestras, with song writing akin to Cole Porter, Burt Bacharach, and George Gershwin, and star a cast of Downtown Luminaries. Every line is a laugh. There will also be a Post-show interactive "Press Conference" that completely knocks down the "4th Wall."
Ankle Deep: A Shallow Sketch Show
Presented by The Cheep Show
Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18 at 9:30pm
Feel the 'yes and' between your toes. Levi and Robert of The Cheep Show (stand up, improv, banjo) invite you on a voyage across the shoals of consciousness. Follow new friends as they tumble through half-baked realities in a lost-in-thought odyssey. As Shakespeare once paraphrased to a woman he was trying to impress, "Life is but a dream, sweetheart." Levi and Robert are that sweetheart. And you, dear Shakespeare, don't need to impress them. They already like you.
All Female Reboot
Directed & Created by Liz Magee
Saturday, November 18 at 7pm
Your favorite movies re-imagined with women! The All Female Reboot is a trend in Hollywood where instead of writing original stories with female protagonists, lady actors are given dusty scripts that men already used! In this sketch show, comedians will present their take on the all female reboots of popular films.
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 1,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98 seat proscenium and 56 seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all. Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Mike Daisey, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. Visit www.thetanknyc.org for more.