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ROOSEVELVIS, Puppets & Poets Festival, THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE and More Set for The Bushwick Starr's 2013-14 Season


The Bushwick Starr has announced its 2013-14 Season of Programming. The Season begins with its developing work program, the Propeller Project, which this year introduces a new piece by playwright, Kristine Haruna Lee. Main Stage shows feature an exciting line-up of theater artists: the TEAM (Mission Drift, Architecting), David Greenspan (The Myopia), Jennie MaryTai Liu (Soul Leaves Her Body), Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie (Tom Ryan Thinks He's James Mason Starring in a Movie by Nicholas Ray, Get Mad at Sin!), and WilLiam Burke (Furry). The ongoing community events and festivals, Puppets & Poets, Brooklyn Gypsy, and Big Green Theater, will continue to present new collaborative work geared towards our Bushwick neighborhood audience. And finally, the monthly Starr Reading Series will cultivate new plays in development from some of NYC's most exciting young playwrights.

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PROPELLER PROJECT (program for developing work): Plum de Force by Kristine Haruna Lee
September 5-8, 2013
Thursday-Sunday at 8pm

What happens when a connection is made between the cycle of a plum's life and the brutal history of Witch Hunts and its culture of torture? And if the landscape of a play becomes a supermarket becomes a smoky drug-den neon techno club? Find out in Plum de Force, a play about fruits, witches and survival.

MAIN STAGE production:

RoosevElvis by the TEAM
October 11 - November 3, 2013
Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 5pm (*Previews Tuesday, Oct. 8 - Thursday, Oct. 10th) *Possible extension

Internationally lauded company, the TEAM will present the world premiere of RoosevElvis, a theatrical collision examining two of America's most influential masculine icons.


Brooklyn Gypsy

Saturday November 16, 2013 at 8pm

Brooklyn Gypsy combines eclectic performances in music, poetry, art, and theater, to unite our native and immigrant neighborhood landscape. Decipher the block and break down the rock that is the cornerstone of what we call our Brooklyn home.


Puppets + Poets Festival presented with Alphabet Arts
December 6-8, 2013
Friday + Saturday at 8pm
Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, plus 7pm on Sunday
A festival of experiments, collaborations, and hybrid performances blending poetry and puppetry, two of the world's oldest and most diversely practiced art forms.


The Argument and Plays by David Greenspan
December 19-21, 2013
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

MAIN STAGE production:

Actress Fury by Jennie MaryTai Liu
January 29-February 15, 2014
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm (*Preview on Tuesday, Jan. 28th)
*Possible extension
A new dance theater work invoking the agony of ambition. Three performers play one tormented actress as she conjures legendary figures Ajax, Nijinsky, and a mother escaping a volcanic eruption.

MAIN STAGE production:

DEATH by Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie

March 19-April 5, 2014
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm (*Preview on Tuesday, Mar. 18th)
*Possible extension
Renowned and revolutionary stage and film director Daniel Fish partners with maverick theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie to premiere a performance in 26 parts based on Yale College course "PHIL 176: Death" with Professor Shelly Kagan.


The 3rd Annual Big Green Theater Festival presented with Superhero Clubhouse
April 26-27, 2014
Saturday at 4pm + 7pm, Sunday at 4pm
An annual eco-playwriting program and green theater festival celebrating environmental education, sustainability in the arts, and community enrichment. Original plays written by Bushwick's PS123 5th grade students are performed by a professional ensemble using only green theater methods.

MAIN STAGE production:

The food was terrible by WilLiam Burke May 14-31, 201
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm (*Preview on Tuesday, May 13th)
Playwright WilLiam Burke will bring us his new work, the food was terrible, a theatrical event about drinking, mourning, and the possibilities that come after the mind is clear.

The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past seasons have included new work from cutting edge companies such as The Debate Society, Elevator Repair Service, Target Margin Theater, Half Straddle, and Witness Relocation.

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