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The Wild Project Announces Current and Upcoming Projects

October 20 - November 13
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI by Bertolt Brecht in a new translation by Stephen Sharkey, directed by Kevin Confoy
With Desmond Confoy, Sergio Fuenzalida, John Lenartz, Zach Lusk, Ellen Mandel, Craig V. Smith, Jim Sterling, Elise Stone, Antonio Suarez, and Josh Tyson
Lighting Design by Harold Mulinex; Sound Design by Ellen Mandel; Costume Design by Deborah Hobson; Multimedia design by Andrew Lazarow; Stage Management by Irene Lazaridis
Produced by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
Performance schedule:
Oct. 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27 @ 8PM; Oct. 22 @ 2PM; Oct. 23 @ 3PM
Nov. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 11, 12 @ 8PM; Nov. 2 & 5 @ 2PM; Nov. 6 & 13 @ 3PM
Tickets: $25

Set in 1930's Chicago, Arturo Ui, is a crazy but charismatic gangster bent on gaining power at all costs in this wickedly funny and savage satire of the rise of a fascist dictator. A wildly entertaining farce that ultimately turns frighteningly relevant, Brecht utilizes a wide range of parody and pastiche - from Capone to Shakespeare's Richard III and Goethe's Faust. Phoenix Theatre Ensemble presents the U.S. premiere of the celebrated recent translation by Stephen Sharkey ("stiletto sharp" - The Guardian).

October 23 - November 20
Güler Ugur
Photography exhibit in the wild project's gallery
Free and open to the public during theater hours

An exhibit of the late photographer Güler Ugur's early work from the 1990s, when she had just arrived in NYC. The photos display the result of an act of vehicular violence that happened when driver Yosef Lifsh careened onto the sidewalk and killed a young boy named Gavin Cato on August 19, 1991. Ugur was present for the funeral, and captured the grief and pain of the community in the midst of the Crown Heights riots.

Tragically, Ugur also lost her life on New Years Eve in 2014 at the hands of an unlicensed hit-and-run driver. The exhibit opens six days after the driver's formal sentencing. A private, by-invitation-only screening of the documentary Killed by Auto: The Ephemeral Life of Guler Ugur and the Ubiquity of Vehicular Violence will also take place at the wild project.

October 28 - October 31
Presented by Loup Garou Internationale in conjunction with Phoenix Theatre Ensemble

A short festival filled with wild, wicked offerings for the Halloween season!

WILD WORKS Festival Shows:
Friday, October 28 at 8:00PM
Tim Platt: EVERYTHING created and performed by Tim Platt
Tickets: $18
Comedian and artist Tim Platt (UCB, Cartoon Monsoon, The Special without Brett Davis) wants to do everything he likes for you. Tim Platt: Everything will be a night full of jokes, songs, gifts, and, finally, an attempt to cure Tim's most condescending, ungenerous behavior in restaurants.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00PM
Tickets: $10.00
SCREEN EYED BABY ICE is BOOM BAT GESTURE's ongoing, improvisatory variety show. Relentlessly self-referential and nostalgia-drenched, SEBI lets you in on an inside joke that never was a thing in the first place. SEBI returns this October with Episode 11... and it's bringing BAGELS! Come nurse that hangunder with some simple carbs and let the Moon River swell up around you while BBG performers Jon, Ilana, and Niko guide you to that subtly strange place you forgot you've never been.

Sunday, October 30 at 6:00PM
Tickets: $18
PPL publicly introduce the anti-holistic system for the opera-of-operations titled Embarrassed of the Whole (EotW) and hold a focus workshop for the Use Survey and Operating Manual. Does this system make sense? Are we seeing this from within or (from) without? A full presentation precedes an optional self-surveillance segment.

Monday, October 31, 2016 at 6:30PM
Tickets: $10
Release your wild on Hallowe'en! Four 10-minute plays, created within a time-span of 48-hours, are a wondrous way to spend the night of wild carnival.

Coming Soon:
November 12
WIDER PROSPECTS written by Franz Xaver Kroetz in a new translation by Peter Sander, directed by Peter Sander
With Mary Jane Wells and Mary Annise
A staged reading produced by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
Saturday at 2 PM
Tickets: $15

A new translation by Peter Sander of a one-act play by the most radical, influential German playwright of the 1970s and 80s. The reading of this one-woman work, performed by Mary Jane Wells with Stage Directions by Mary Annise depicts the richly textured thoughts of a woman on the eve of her fussing and procrastinating a premature move to an old age home.

November 15 - November 16
F@#*ED IN THE EAST VILLAGE written by and featuring Samantha Fontana and Roger Manix
Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30PM
Tickets: $20 ($15 students/seniors)

Humping, snorting, scooping, spitting, swallowing, barking! A recently dumped high school senior befriends her twenty something gay man self in 2005. When the two start to share their twisted tales of sex, drugs, and ice cream, a fantastical trip through the East Village of yore emerges, where the Cube speaks, the dogs of Tompkins Square throw shade, and the homeless matter.

November 17 - November 19
New York No Limits 2016 Summit
Featured Films in The Summit, Schedule & Ticketing Details TBA.

The Summit is the culmination of four one-night-only film screenings held over the course of 2016. Details on the films screening in The Summit will be announced soon. NYNL film series seeks to program films that reflect the essence of the filmmaker's vision, daring in nature and imbued with stories that cross the line of commercial intent. Film selection will be announced on Saturday, October 22 on the New York No Limits website:

November 20
A Dual Comedy Album Recording Night to remember!
With Vicky Kuperman, Max Cohen, Kendra Cunningham and Marc Maietta
Sunday at 8 PM
Tickets: $25

NYC stand up comics Vicky Kuperman and Max Cohen take the stage with openers Kendra Cunningham and Marc Maietta. Also featuring lots of jokes about dogs.

Friday, December 2 - Saturday, December 17
ANNA CHRISTIE by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Peter Richards
With Therese Plaehn, Stephen D'Ambrose, Ben Chase, Tina Johnson and Scott Aiello
Performance schedule: Tue - Sat at 7:30pm, with added performances on Sun. 12/4 at 5pm & Mon. 12/12 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna Christie tells the story of a young woman's struggle for redemption and a chance at a new life. Harboring a troubling secret from her past, Anna reunites with her father - a captain, a master of the sea, and a man she hardly knows. As the wild and dangerous waters would have it, Anna meets a shipwrecked young sailor and the two fall in love. When she finds she can no longer hide her past from the two men in her life, the bonds of love are tested. A powerful and relevant retelling of O'Neill's masterpiece, the play continues to challenge our understanding of honor and dignity.

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

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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