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THE LAST POET ON MARS, CHERRY PICKING: HOT TRAMP and More Coming Up at The Wild Project

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ON NOW:

Thursday, July 28 & Thursday, August 11

ONE HAND HEART

Produced by Young Performers of America

Thursdays at 6pm

Tickets: $25 ($20 for students/seniors)

Broadway stars Mandy Gonzalez and Telly Leung share the stage with young performers as they celebrate the power of words and music through the brilliance of Shakespeare and West Side Story.

Young Performers of America is a consortium of Broadway professionals (with a combined 86 Tony awards and 244 Tony nominations) who are dedicated to inspiring and training the next generation of theater artists.

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31

THE LAST POET ON MARS written and directed by Jack Fellows

With Tom Foran, Harrison Greene, Darby Harmon, Michael John Improta, Matthew Marteney, Kate Sutherlin McLeod, Lenny Thomas. Michael Toperzer, and Sarah Villegas

Produced by The Brooklyn Actor's Troupe

Performance schedule: Friday & Saturday at 8 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 3 PM

Tickets: $25 ($18 for students/seniors)

The Trojan War as it was always meant to be done... IN SPACE! A Greek Tragedy fueled space-opera from the Brooklyn Actor's Troupe.

COMING SOON:

Monday, August 1 - Saturday, August 6, doors open at 7 PM

Cherry Picking's SWEET SIXTEEN

Featuring Anna Baryshnikov, Lilly Bellow, Teddy Bergman, Betsy Brown, Julia Cardillo, Will Conard, Ryan Dierenger, Emily Epstein, Vince Gatton, Nicole Golden, Laura Gourdine, Erica Reynolds Hager, Megan Hart, Babe Howard, Kevin Jones, John Jay Loonam, Nina Mehta, Dhari Noel, Johanna Pinzler, Tamara Reynolds, Felicia Santiago, Chris Tomaino, Victoria Tralongo, and Connie Zaytoun

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Cherry Picking is an annual opportunity for writers, both established and burgeoning, to create new material for performance in one night of staged reading. Each year, a group of producers gathers and develops the theme for Cherry Picking. This annual meeting allows the creative team to examine issues that are somehow charged. This may be a hot topic politically, a fascinating sociological phenomenon, a nagging question, a captivating image, and so on.

A "Call for Submissions" is distributed and writers are invited to tackle the challenge of writing a short play based on the given theme or assignment. This year's theme is "Sweet Sixteen."

Monday, August 1

Cherry Picking: Hot Tramp

Program A

SCARS AND STRIPES by Erin Mallon

SURVIVAL by John P. Loonam

STATUS UPDATE by Vince Gatton

LOSING IT by Phoebe Gonzalez

LIGHTS OUT by Victoria Tralongo

GOOD MORNING by John James Loonam

Tuesday, August 2, Thursday, August 4, & Saturday, August 6

PRKS: Rebel Rebel

SOME DISENCHANTED EVENING by David Koteles

HAROLD AND THE PURPLE REVOLUTION by Bixby Elliot

Wednesday, August 3

Cherry Picking: Hot Tramp

Program B

A LITTLE DEATH AT A FUNERAL by Andy Cooper-Leary

AMERICAN IDIOTS by Chris Duffy

JOSIE FENDA by Robbie Weinstein

BREAKING GNUS IN THE SERENGETI by Lawrence Keller

AND THE LAW WON by Charlotte Rahn Lee

GOOD MORNING/Wednesday by John James Loonam

Friday, August 4

Cherry Picking: Hot Tramp

Program C

HIM/HER/DINNER by Samantha Mueller

ROADKILL by Noah Tattleman Parnes

BREAKING GNUS IN THE SERENGETI by Lawrence Keller

TEENAGE WASTELAND by Tamara Fox

STAND OFF by Linda Leseman

GOOD MORNING by John James Loonam

Tuesday, August 9 - Wednesday, August 10

SUMMER SCARE FEST!

Produced by WITCH CAMP (Amber Martin and Nath Ann Carrera)

Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm

Tickets: $15

Come in out of the hot summer heat into the air-conditioned woodlands for hot buttered popcorn and cool libations to go along with excerpts from favorite scary classic movies! Enjoy an evening of live onstage commentary by the ISES BLACK and mind-altering WITCH CAMP duets around the foamcore fireside with different curated film and song selections from the annals of horror each night!

Friday, August 12 - Tuesday, August 16

FESTIVAL OF THE UNKNOWN

Produced by Idea Distillery

It's about time we confess our ignorance, celebrate the ambiguous, and salute what's left to explore. Let's pay tribute to our age of uncertainty at The Festival of the Unknown.

This series of exciting shows to take audiences on a journey through the world of unknowns-from science to history to our personal identities. Expect special live presentations from the podcasts You're the Expert, Flash Forward, and The Story Collider, new talks by The Atlantic's Ed Yong, Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz, the premier of a new live show by SNL's Will Stephen, and much more.

Friday, August 12 at 9:30pm

Fake TED Talks

Saturday, August 13 at 4pm

Uncertain Stories: a conversation with Ed Yong and Maria Konnikova

Stories are one of the oldest and most effective ways to make sense of the world. And yet, in science writing, sometimes the demands of making a good story work against the goals of presenting an accurate picture of science, especially when research is full of uncertainties and unknowns. On August 13th, Ed Yong and Maria Konnikova, two of the best science writers working today will discuss that tension and how they approached it in their respective new books-I Contain Multitudes, about microbiomes and the amazing partnerships between animals and microbes; and The Confidence Game, about the minds, motives, and methods of con artists.

Saturday, August 13 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

You're the Expert

Tickets $20

You're the Expert is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program on 90.9 WBUR, Boston's NPR station. The radio show uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won't want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping. You're the Expert is hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends.

Sunday, August 14 at 4pm

The Fragmented Past, with Annalee Newitz, Karen Kupperman, and Kate Downey

What does it mean to lose a city? Can we know who made hand-prints in ancient caves? What's hiding just out of sight right in our own places?

It's easy to think we know the past, that it's a simple story about what happened before we got here. It's also easy to think the past is a mystery, fundamentally unknowable because of the impossibility of going back to check. The truth is rather wonderfully and frustratingly in between, and studying the past is a constant struggle to understand what we can and can't know.

Join us August 14th for three vignettes on how to piece together the fragmented past, from Ars Technica tech culture editor Annalee Newitz, NYU professor Karen Kupperman, and Museum Hack tour guide Kate Downey.

Monday, August 15 at 8pm

Flash Forward Live: Expiration Date

Flash Forward is a podcast about the future. Every episode we take on a different possible (or not so possible) future scenario and try to really overthink what it might be like - everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth.

Join host Rose Eveleth for a live performance and interactive adventure. If you could find out the exact day you would die, would you?

Tuesday, August 16 at 8pm

The Story Collider

Tickets $10

Now, more than ever, science is a part of everyone's life. At The Story Collider, you'll hear from scientists about all the times things went wrong, and occasionally right, in their labs, but you'll also hear from people who haven't had a formal connection to science since high school. We have physicists, comedians, neuroscientists, writers, actors, doctors, and many, many more telling their story. Some are heartbreaking; some are hilarious. They're all true, and all, in one way or another, are about science.

Thursday August 18th at 7:30pm

New York No Limits Short Film Event

Tickets: Free!

New York No Limits is an ongoing independent film series program that screens feature length and short films from multiple genres, including; animation, comedy, dark comedy, drama, documentary/social doc., experimental, horror, foreign language, international, musical, music video, silent film, student film and suspense/thriller. They host four short film series throughout the year, which culminates in the New York No Limits Film Series Summit. The next Short Film Event features:

24° IN WINTER, Nathalie Blomme director, France

ABORTION PARTY, Janice Erlbaum director, U. S.

CHOCOLATE CAKE, Benjamin Shweky director, U. S.

MOON PARTY, Caroline Lindy director, U. S.

SETH, Zach Lasry director, U. S.

TABOO, Holly Villaire director, U. S.

THE TREATMENT, Geoffrey Guerrero director, U. S.

WHAT'S EATING DAD? Michael Goldburg director, U. S.

Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21

the CURRENT SESSIONS Volume VI, Issue II: MOVEMENT CURRENCY

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM

Tickets: $20 General Admission; $33 2Night Feature (see two programs); $15 Student / Senior / LES and East Village Residents* (*With valid ID; residents with zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009)

For the 11th edition of the CURRENT SESSIONS' biannual performance series of contemporary movement. MOVEMENT CURRENCY will focus on how bodies produce, exchange, and perform within systems of value, drawing on figurative and ethnographic practices to consider the lineage of choreographies which qualify our social identity. Presented as four distinct programs: Risk, Debt, Savings, and Credit, MOVEMENT CURRENCY incorporates somatic and improvisational practices, as well as works examining personal movement histories, blackness, queerness, and cultural memory.

Friday, August 19 at 7:30pm

01 RISK

From fragility to preservation, harm to survival, an evening of work developing risk as a performative dimension which trades personal safety for choreographic opportunity. With artists Amanda Hunt, Ben Hagari (film), Bobbi Jene Smith, Jessica Pretty, and Katrina Reid.

Saturday, August 20 at 7:30pm

02 DEBT

Choreographing obligation, dances articulating indebtedness to history and those which play on debts of expectation. With artists Amanda Hunt, BrenDan Drake, Gregory Holt, Jasmine Hearn (film), Tara Aisha Willis.

Sunday, August 21 at 3:00pm

03 SAVINGS

When the dance is done, what remains? Toward a performative archive for memory, ancestry, and ritual. With artists Ben Hagari (film), Bobbi Jene Smith, Fana Fraser, Gregory Holt, Katrina Reid. A talk back follows this performance.

Sunday, August 21 at 7:00pm

04 CREDIT

In search of movement provenance. Works acknowledging impression and influence, tracing lineage and locating cultural ownership. With artists BrenDan Drake, Fana Fraser, Jasmine Hearn (film), Jessica Pretty, Tara Aisha Willis.


All performances are at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or 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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