Theater For The New City Rescues Ghosts From Gentrification In WHERE DO ALL THE GHOSTS GO?
Where Do All the Ghosts Go? is a dark comedy about the demolition of a historic NYC building and the ghosts of significant people who have made it their post-life home. They must convince a young lesbian couple that ghosts really exist in order to get their help. Written and directed by Barbara Kahn. Set and Lights by Mark Marcante. Prop design by Lytza Colon. Costumes by Everett Clark. Sound by Joy Linsheid. With Chloe Simone Crawford, David Leeper, Christopher Lowe, Sarah Teed, Steph Van Vlack, Ashley Versher, Fleur Voorn. 155 First Ave (9th & 10th Sts). April 11-28 2019. Thus-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm. Res/Info: 212-254-1109
Where Do All the Ghosts Go? brings together five ghosts who faced adversity in life. Sarah Bernhardt, baptized Catholic, faced anti-Semitism in the 19th century for publicly acknowledging her Jewish heritage; Elizabeth Keckley, companion of Mary Todd Lincoln, encountered racism and segregation during travels with the widow; Buffalo Bill, who employed American Indians in his wild west shows, mourned the death of his great friend Chief Sitting Bull; Marcel Duchamp created a controversial genre of visual art using found objects; Alice Lansen, accused thief, was a self-proclaimed baroness.
BARBARA KAHN's plays have been produced in the U.S. and Europe. She has directed in New York, Paris, and London's National Theatre. Theater for the New City has presented the premieres of her plays since 1994. Among many awards: the Torch of Hope, following past recipients Terrence McNally, John Guare and August Wilson; the Robert Chesley Playwriting Award/Wurlitzer Foundation Residency; 2017 Acker Award for her work in downtown theater. With Jackie S. Freeman, she co-authored the lyrics to "Actions are the Music of the Free," music by Jennifer Giering, performed at the United Nations Tribute to Dame Nita Barrow. Member: The Actors Fund Performing Arts Legacy Project, The Dramatists Guild, SAG/AFTRA, 365 Women a Year. www.barbara-kahn.com.
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, founded in 1970 by Crystal Field, is a unique Cultural Institution that has earned a nationwide reputation for its dedication to nurturing established and emerging playwrights who experiment with new forms and to presenting other experimental and developmental theaters with a very active program of Community Art Services and Festivals which continue to expand theater accessibility.