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St. Ann's Warehouse Announces Fall 2020 Season Photo St. Ann's Warehouse Announces Fall 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Now, as New York City struggles to get back on its feet after long COVID-19 shutdowns, and theaters are still months from being able to reopen, St. Ann's Warehouse, which turned 40 this year, has found a range of meaningful ways to program for New Yorkers and more far-flung audiences.
Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2020 Season Photo Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Irish Arts Center (IAC), based in New York City and renowned for presenting the best in Irish and Irish-American arts and culture, today announced its Fall 2020 digital season, boldly expanding the organization's approach to connecting with remote audiences through powerful work and deeply engaging online courses and events. S
Food Of Love Announces TWELFTH NIGHT: WELCOME TO OUR TABLE Photo Food Of Love Announces TWELFTH NIGHT: WELCOME TO OUR TABLE
by BWW News Desk on September 17, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Play on! Food of Love, the force behind the Drama Desk Award-nominated productions of Shake & Bake: Love's Labour's Lost and Midsummer: A Banquet, will present one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies with a virtual twist and their signature culinary flare.  Shipwrecks, mistaken identities, and mouth-watering desserts are delivered directly to your kitchen in this immersive livestream benefitting the Food Bank For New York City!
Elemental Women Productions to Present Virtual Reading of HELP WANTED Photo Elemental Women Productions to Present Virtual Reading of HELP WANTED
by BWW News Desk on September 17, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Elemental Women Productions announces their next virtual reading, 'Help Wanted' to be virtually read via Zoom October 2nd 2020.
Baryshnikov Arts Center's Fall 2020 Digital Season Announced Photo Baryshnikov Arts Center's Fall 2020 Digital Season Announced
by BWW News Desk on September 17, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Baryshnikov Arts Center, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020, announces a Fall season centered on its core mission to support artists across disciplines in the development of new work. BAC's launch of a commissioning program and series of online presentationsa?"all designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and BAC's temporary building closurea?"will provide opportunities for artists and audiences from around the globe to connect virtually at BACNYC.ORG beginning October 1, 2020 and continuing into 2021.
Ted Chapin Joins Phillip Gainsley's LET'S TALK MUSIC Podcast Photo Ted Chapin Joins Phillip Gainsley's LET'S TALK MUSIC Podcast
by BWW News Desk on September 17, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

In the latest episode of the podcast, Ted Chapin, president of Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, talks about his esteemed father, Schuyler Chapin and his Met Opera days, and Teda??s 35 years with R&H.
Gibney Announces Fall 2020 Season with Launch of New Online Initiatives Photo Gibney Announces Fall 2020 Season with Launch of New Online Initiatives
by BWW News Desk on September 17, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

As an organization that uses movement, creativity, and performance to effect social change and personal transformation, Gibney is launching a fall season of digitally adapted programming designed to help establish a stronger foundation for the future of contemporary dance as the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are felt across the world.
Nikki M. James, George Salazar, Benny Elledge, Kate Wetherhead and More Join Ur Photo Nikki M. James, George Salazar & More Join THE SILVERFISH
by BWW News Desk on September 17, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Urban Stages has announced THE SILVERFISH, a virtual reading, and performance. This will be part of Urban Stages' September Play Fest & Fundraiser to raise funds and continue the theater's decades-long efforts of discovering and producing new plays by diverse up-and-coming artists.
New York Euripides Summer Festival Goes Virtual Photo New York Euripides Summer Festival Goes Virtual
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

This summer's scheduled productions of Euripides' Helen and Electra took on a cinematic twist, becoming accessible not only through NYC outdoor and indoor stages but to the world, using innovative ideas that combine theater and filmmaking in a totally pioneering style, as seen in the festival videos. American Thymele Theatre and Telephilms USA founder Stephen Diacrussi explains how a vision became reality, surpassing his initial expectations for a virtual festival.
Live, Multisite, Virtual Musical MEET THE VOYAGERS Takes Off In October Photo Live, Multisite, Virtual Musical MEET THE VOYAGERS Takes Off In October
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Ewalt Creative presents a live, multisite, virtual musical MEET THE VOYAGERS, inspired by NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 1977 mission to the outer planets of the solar system and into interstellar space.
Karen Alvarado, Ashley Bufkin and More Star in GHOST HUNT: The Hall-Mills Double Photo Karen Alvarado, Ashley Bufkin and More Star in GHOST HUNT: The Hall-Mills Double Homicide
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

THINKERY AND VERSE and BUTCH MERMAID have announced their collaboration in the world premiere experiential production of GHOST HUNT: The Hall-Mills Double Homicide, based on their more traditional Hall-Mills stage-play, THOU SHALT NOT, which was set to premiere this spring in New York City.
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Launches Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatr Photo Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Launches Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York announced today the creation of the A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres, created in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its impact on New York City-based small theatres.
Metropolitan Virtual Playhouse Presents EUGENICALLY SPEAKING By Edward Goodman Photo Metropolitan Virtual Playhouse Presents EUGENICALLY SPEAKING By Edward Goodman
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

The groundbreaking reading series continues as Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse presents its next free 'screened' reading:  EUGENICALLY SPEAKING, a one-act play by Edward Goodman, live streamed at no charge, with talkback to follow, on Stepember 19th, 2020 at 8 PM, EST. Running Time: 30 minutes. Talkback to follow including audience questions via chat. 
Dates Added for FABULOUS FANNY: THE SONGS & STORIES OF FANNY BRICE Photo Dates Added for FABULOUS FANNY: THE SONGS & STORIES OF FANNY BRICE
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Fabulous Fanny brings the Roaring 20's back with a bang for a live theatre experience right in your own home. Enjoy classic show tunes, good old-fashioned fun, and hilarity, as we travel through time with Fanny Brice, the legendary Jewish comedienne, Ziegfeld Follies/Broadway star, recording artist, and film actress extraordinaire.
Out Of the Box Theatrics and Holmdel Theatre Company to Present a Virtual Readin Photo Out Of the Box Theatrics and Holmdel Theatre Company to Present a Virtual Reading of LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) and Holmdel Theatre Company are proud to present a virtual reading of LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY, A COVID PLAY on Monday, October 5th at 7:15 PM ET on Facebook and YouTube. Written by Bob Stewart, the piece is directed by Fredi Walker-Browne (RENT). Sound and video production by DimlyWit Productions.
In EXPAND UPON Round Five Mirror Stage Takes Aim At Gun Control Photo In EXPAND UPON Round Five Mirror Stage Takes Aim At Gun Control
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Theatre That Gets People Talking, Mirror Stage's Expand Upon series engages the community in meaningful dialogue, while enabling local artists to develop artistic responses to important issues.
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company Awarded Big Read Grant From The National Endowme Photo Stage Aurora Theatrical Company Awarded Big Read Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts 
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, theatre that enlightens, will celebrate our military veterans and those that have served in the United States Armed forces as they partner with the Queens Public Library and present Tim O'Brien's Pulitzer Prize finalist  The Things They Carried along with other programing. This presentation is made possible by a Big Read Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The celebration will begin October 3-November 14, 2020. 
Permafrost Theatre Collective Presents THE ICEBREAKER SERIES: RADIAL GRADIENT Photo Permafrost Theatre Collective Presents THE ICEBREAKER SERIES: RADIAL GRADIENT
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Permafrost Theatre Collective Presents The Icebreaker Series; an event dedicated to presenting new works in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The Collective will present works that span the far reaches of storytelling through theatre and music while commenting on the human experience.
HERE and LEIMAY Present CORRESPONDENCES, an Outdoor Performance-Based Installati Photo HERE and LEIMAY Present CORRESPONDENCES, an Outdoor Performance-Based Installation
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

HERE in partnership with LEIMAY, continues its return to safe and socially distanced in-person events with the world premiere of Correspondences, a free, outdoor, performance-based, public art installation in Manhattan's Astor Place, created by HERE resident artists and multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya.
New Federal Theatre Presents OCTOBERFEST, Featuring DO LORD REMEMBER ME, STORIES Photo New Federal Theatre Presents OCTOBERFEST, Featuring DO LORD REMEMBER ME, STORIES OF THE OLD DAYS and More
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

On Fridays from October 2 to 20, New Federal Theatre will present 'Octoberfest,' a retrospective readings series in which five rarely-done yet noteworthy plays, all previously produced by NFT, will be recreated by accomplished actors.
BWW Interview: Ivan Anderson Talks Improv, Emails and More About CyberTank's Wee Photo BWW Interview: Ivan Anderson Talks CyberTank's EMAIL PRO
by Chloe Rabinowitz on September 15, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Ivan Anderson has created an entirely original, completely improvised show around the concept of writing and sending emails to strangers, and the result is the highly entertaining and incredibly creative Email Pro.
Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre Presents A: ZOOM PLAY FEST Photo Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre Presents A: ZOOM PLAY FEST
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre Presents a: ZOOM PLAY FEST! Saturday September 12th, 7:00pm and Sunday September 13th, at 2:00pm tomorrow with two talkbacks following the performances!
New York Deaf Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala Photo New York Deaf Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala
by BWW News Desk on September 11, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

New York Deaf Theatre has announced their 40th Anniversary Gala. This year NYDT honoring Obie Award nominee, Deaf actress and advocate, Alexandria Wailes, alongside newly appointed Artistic Director of Playwrights Horizons, Adam Greenfield.
New Radio Play THE TEMPEST Launches Next Month Photo New Radio Play THE TEMPEST Launches Next Month
by BWW News Desk on September 10, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

West End vets team up with Broadway and Hollywood stalwarts in an all-free radio play production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, produced by Jersey City's Shakespeare@. Adapted and directed by Artistic Director Sean Hagerty, with original music and sound design, the first episode of The Tempest launches Thursday, October 1st at 7PM and is free to download and stream.
The Shed to Reopen on October 16 with Solo Exhibition by Howardena Pindell Photo The Shed to Reopen on October 16 with Solo Exhibition by Howardena Pindell
by BWW News Desk on September 10, 2020 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Shed announced today that it will reopen on Friday, October 16, with the new solo exhibition Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, examining the violent, historical trauma of racism in America and the therapeutic power of artistic creation. After closing on March 13 in response to New York City's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, The Shed will welcome back visitors, Thursdays through Sundays, with enhanced health and safety protocols, as well as free admission to the exhibition through October 31.