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Alec Duffy

 
Bio:
Alec Duffy is a director/playwright and is the founder of the theater company Hoi Polloi. Recent original work includes The less we talk: a meditation on group singing, Dysphoria (Ontological Theater) and The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder, which premiered in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Alec Duffy is a director/playwright and is the founder of the theater company Hoi Polloi. Recent original work includes The less we talk: a meditation on group singing, Dysphoria (Ontological Theater) and The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder, which premiered in ... (read complete bio)
 

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Alec Duffy and Jordana De La Cruz Photo

Alec Duffy and Jordana De La Cruz

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06/25/2019
Mimi Lien and Alec Duffy Photo

Mimi Lien and Alec Duffy

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06/05/2017


Rick Burkhardt, Dave Malloy, Rachel Chavkin and Alec Duffy

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05/18/2010
 
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Alec Duffy Biography

Alec Duffy is a director/playwright and is the founder of the theater company Hoi Polloi. Recent original work includes The less we talk: a meditation on group singing, Dysphoria (Ontological Theater) and The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder, which premiered in New York and toured to Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Duffy is a Drama League Directing Fellow and was one of seven directors nationwide to be selected for the 2007-09 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors.




Alec Duffy News

JACK Announces 2022 Summer/Fall Season Photo JACK Announces 2022 Summer/Fall Season
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK has formed an explosive line up for its summer/fall 2022 season, with the premiere of two theatrical works: Hoi Polloi’s White on White, and powerhouse duo Peter Mills Weiss & Julia Mounsey with their play Open Mic Night, dance works by Kensaku Shinohara and TRIBE, and a dance-party-performance by The Dragon Sisters. The season also includes the second-annual Radical Acts Festival and the Spanish-language musical Desaparecidas, with music composed by Jaime Lozano.

OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE Photo OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos; All Hands) returns to JACK with a peek inside the meeting of a white anti-racist group. As the members reckon with sacrifices they must make to live up to their principles, other forces begin to disrupt and unsettle their efforts. An uncanny ode to honesty, forgiveness, and accountability, this ensemble tour de force pulls the audience on a descent from the too-real to the sub-real.  

Wet Ink Ensemble Premieres Works By Katherine Young, Rick Burkhardt, Mariel Roberts,  Photo Wet Ink Ensemble Premieres Works By Katherine Young, Rick Burkhardt, Mariel Roberts, Peter Evans, and Eric Wubbels
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

The program features a new work by 2021-22 Artist-in-Residence Katherine Young, We are all lichens for bass flute, tenor saxophone, violin, cello, feedback piano, drum kit, and live electronics, in which improvisation permeates the piece as musicians improvise extended passages based on carefully workshopped materials.

JACK Founder Alec Duffy Announces His Transition From Leadership Photo JACK Founder Alec Duffy Announces His Transition From Leadership
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2021

JACK Founder/Co-Director Alec Duffy will transition out of leadership in July 2022, a fulfillment of his original intention upon founding JACK in 2012 to lead the space for only 10 years, to allow for the infusion of fresh energy and ideas.

JACK to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Officially Open New Space Photo JACK to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Officially Open New Space
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK has announced a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 14 at 11 a.m. to officially open its new space at 20 Putnam Ave in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The ceremony was originally planned for spring of 2020, and was delayed because of the pandemic.

Justin Hicks' CROSS OVER Opens at JACK September 16 Photo Justin Hicks' CROSS OVER Opens at JACK September 16
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2021

Remarkable theater artist and composer Justin Hicks shares a song cycle drawn from memories of Baptist church services and R&B club performances with a series of mantras, tantrums, spoken texts and responsive readings that embrace a convergence of the sacred and secular. Like the theatrical work of his band The HawtPlates (Waterboy and the Mighty World - Under the Radar Festival 2020), CROSS OVER promises majestic musicality within a mesmerizing environment. 

JACK Hosts Outdoor Candidate Forum For City Council District 35 Race Photo JACK Hosts Outdoor Candidate Forum For City Council District 35 Race
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2021

Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK announces an outdoor forum for the open City Council District 35 seat (currently held by Laurie Cumbo), which comprises parts of Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and DUMBO, among other neighborhoods. The forum will be moderated by broadcast journalist Brian Vines, and there will be a chance for attendees to ask questions of the candidates.

JACK Hosts Online Candidate Forums for City Council District 35 Race Photo JACK Hosts Online Candidate Forums for City Council District 35 Race
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2020

Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK has announced two live-streamed forums on Facebook featuring seven candidates for the open City Council District 35 seat (currently held by Laurie Cumbo), which comprises parts of Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and DUMBO, among other neighborhoods.

2020 DTSA Booth Award Honors Mimi Lien Photo 2020 DTSA Booth Award Honors Mimi Lien
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2020

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the traditional in-person event is replaced by an enduring online tribute.

JACK Hosts Candidate Forum For State Senate Race Photo JACK Hosts Candidate Forum For State Senate Race
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2020

Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK announces a live-streamed forum on Facebook featuring three candidates for the open New York State Senate seat (currently held by Velmanette Montgomery) in District 25, which comprises Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, and Park Slope, among other neighborhoods. The forum will be moderated by JACK founder/Co-Director Alec Duffy and is so far the only planned candidate forum for this race.

Alec Duffy Videos

Tony Awards Close-Up: The Great Storyteller of 2017, Rachel Chavkin, Explains How She Told the Tale of GREAT COMET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2017

It takes a village to recreate the giant world of War and Peace in a supper club-style Broadway theatre. Chief of that village is Rachel Chavkin, who earned her first Tony nomination for Best Direction for her ingenious work on Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Below, watch as she explains why the show's long journey to the Imperial has been so rewarding. 

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Broadway-Bound PORGY & BESS in Workshop
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2011

A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) opens its 2011-12 season with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. The adaptation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Ronald K. Brown, begins previews on August 17 and opens for the reviewing press on August 31 at 7pm. Performances are at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. Tickets for preview performances are currently on sale, remaining tickets for the run go on sale on July 12. Check out a sneak peek of the production below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of PERFECT HARMONY
by Craig Brockman - Oct 29, 2010

'PERFECT HARMONY' (www.perfectharmonyrocks.com) is a comedy about the greatest singing group in high school history, seventeen-time national champions, The Acafellas. It's also about their classmates and female counterpart, perennial runners up, The Ladies in Red. Through song and story, we see these students grapple with the weighty issues of truth, love, what constitutes appropriate choreography for Nationals - and ultimately we learn not just about these students but also about the true nature of harmony. Click to watch highlights from the show and interviews with the cast!