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SUMMERWORKS 2017, FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL and More Coming Up This Summer at the wild project

the wild project has announced its current and upcoming shows for this spring and summer. Scroll down for details!


ON NOW:

May 20 - July 1
SUMMERWORKS 2017
Tickets: $25 ($20 for students)
Festival Passes are available from $60-$250

Clubbed Thumb's annual summer festival of funny, strange and provocative new plays by living American writers.

Saturday, May 20 - Tuesday, May 30 at 8 PM
(No performance Wednesday, May 24)
THE WORLD MY MAMA RAISED by Ari Stess, directed by Kip Fagan
With Jordan Baum, Ben Beckley, Reyna de Courcy, Ethan Dubin, Zoë Geltman, Mike Iveson, Annie McNamara, Ronald Peet, Madeline Wise and Danny Wolohan

Violet has a new frenemy with benefits. Henry is being released from prison with only his church clothes and some bus fare. Violet's dad is learning how to read. And... the school day is nearly over, but it's only 10 AM.

Monday, June 5 - Thursday, June 15 at 8 PM
(No performance Sunday, June 11)
OF GOVERNMENT by Alex Borinsky, directed by Jeremy Bloom
With Emily Davis, Beth Dixon, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Beth Griffith, Mia Katigbak, Keilly McQuail, Ana Nogueira, Socorro Santiago and Stacey Yen

The adventures of Barb the Teacher, Deb the Seeker, Heidi the Helper, Tawny the Addict and a host of others. With songs! Presented by Miss Marjorie Blain, her students, and members of the community. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, June 21 - Saturday, July 1 at 8 PM
(No performance Tuesday, June 27)
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by Heidi Schreck, directed by Oliver Butler
(a co-production with True Love Productions)
Cast TBA

It's 1989 and Heidi is trying to earn enough money to go to college by giving speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls across the country. When she loses the first round to Becky Dobbins because her speech isn't personal enough, she decides to go deep. Starting with her great great grandmother, a mail-order bride who died of "melancholia," she traces the effects of a single sentence of the Ninth Amendment on generations of women in her family - and on the violent men they married.


COMING SOON:

July 10 - 23
FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL

The 15th Anniversary festival of LGBT arts features two weeks of theater, dance, musicals, cabaret, art, and more! Details coming soon.

July 24
THEATRE THROWDOWN
Produced by the wild project & The Brooklyn Actor's Troupe
Schedule: Monday at 8 PM
Tickets: $10

"A ten-minute play festival meets poetry slam and they both go for a beer." Indie theatre companies are given three weeks and five writing prompts to create a brand spanking new play.

July 27
YOU GET A SPOON! hosted by Chris Duffy
Schedule: Thursday at 8 PM
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Hosted by Chris Duffy, You Get A Spoon! is a night of NYC's best performers sharing their work and the things they love. After each set, the performer enthusiastically endorses a prize that they love and gives it away to audience members in an Oprah-style giveaway! Previous prizes include candy bars, books, magazine subscriptions, kitchen appliances, CDs, and gaff tape. Every show, one lucky audience member receives a Tovolo mixing spoon, the greatest spoon in the universe.

You Get A Spoon! was an LA Weekly "Pick of the Week", was featured in Seattle's The Stranger, and called one of the "100 Best Things in Comedy" by The Comedy Bureau.

July 29
SEASONED: World Premiere, directed and choreographed by Audrey Rachelle and Alex Jenkins, director of photography, Blake Horn, composer Jon Mackey
With Jon Ole Olstad, Cameron Mckinney, Nicholas Korkos, Alex Jenkins, Audrey Rachelle
Produced by of AnA Collaborations (Alex Jenkins and Audrey Rachelle, Artistic Directors)
Schedule: Saturday at 3pm & 8pm
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

SEASONED is a hybrid dance film and performance which navigates the spectrum of emotions that arise from human relationships. As one dancer moves through time, people and seasons shift, and viewers catch glimpses of distinct, intimate moments. Feelings of joy, vulnerability, frustration, desperation, chaos, and nostalgia emerge from the four nuanced, highly contrasting yet cohesive duets, allowing the audience to connect with their own experiences of love, loss, and friendship.


All performances are at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thewildproject.com. The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

The wild project is a theater, film, music, and visual arts venue that presents diverse, engaging, inspiring, and entertaining works to the vibrant and growing community of Alphabet City in New York's East Village, while bringing together the artists and the environment in a unique way. Founded in 2007, the wild project is an innovator among arts venues, providing an eco-friendly theater and gallery where the artists and space nurture each other. The company is dedicated to creating an environment that supports the artists, and to cultivating artists that support the environment. With an eco-conscious approach to presenting the dynamic works of hundreds of emerging artists each year, the wild project offers an artistic and environmental education for patrons of all ages, interests, and incomes in its community.


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