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Wendy Tonken

 
Bio:
Wendy Tonken has been a teaching artist, director and designer at the legendary 13th Street Repertory Theater which also gave a home to her children's musical theater company KID CITY THEATER. She has produced and directed dozens of plays and musicals there. After having danced on Broadway as well ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Wendy Tonken has been a teaching artist, director and designer at the legendary 13th Street Repertory Theater which also gave a home to her children's musical theater company KID CITY THEATER. She has produced and directed dozens of plays and musicals there. After having danced on Broadway as well ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Wendy Tonken Biography

Wendy Tonken has been a teaching artist, director and designer at the legendary 13th Street Repertory Theater which also gave a home to her children's musical theater company KID CITY THEATER. She has produced and directed dozens of plays and musicals there.
After having danced on Broadway as well as very far from Broadway, Wendy started designing costumes and teaching musical theater classes for children and has also helped cast young actors at HBO and Lincoln Center Theater in New York. Wendy’s students can be seen on TV, on and off Broadway, and in National Tours.

Most recently, Wendy has been collaborating with innovative director Joe John Battista, creating costumes and/or set designs for his plays at Theater for the New City as well as 13th St Rep. Recent highlights include A LIFE IN THE RYE by Claude Solnik (TNC), JERRY DUNCAN by Dean Kaner (13th St Rep), and COLD BLOODED by Joel Greenhouse (The Players Theater)

Wendy can be seen in the documentary A HOME IN THE THEATER (a wonderful piece of Greenwich Village theater history) which can be seen here :
https://vimeo.com/66784298




Wendy Tonken News

Review: PANDEMONIUM at Theater For The New City Photo Review: PANDEMONIUM at Theater For The New City
by Kristen Morale - Sep 9, 2022

Recently concluding its run at both the People’s Improv Theater (PIT) and Theater for the New City in New York City, Pandemonium is a new show written by Claude Solbik that, beneath its comical nature, questions whether our fate is truly written for us. A whimsical tale of swashbuckling pirates, trips to the stars and fairy tale romances, Pandemonium combines fact with fiction through the possibilities and new beginnings that reality brings.

Peter Pan Sequel PANDEMONIUM is Coming to Theater For The New City This Month Photo Peter Pan Sequel PANDEMONIUM is Coming to Theater For The New City This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

Theater for the New City and the Dream Up Festival, the biggest summer theater festival in New York City, are presenting Pandemonium, a sequel to Peter Pan in which the characters from the J.M. Barrie land in and navigate the real world.

PANDEMONIUM Comes to the People's Improv Theater LOFT This Week Photo PANDEMONIUM Comes to the People's Improv Theater LOFT This Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Theatergoers of all ages will have a chance to see Peter Pan and Captain Hook navigate the real world, in a new play about what happens when the characters from the J.M. Barrie classic find themselves stranded, marooned or simply freed in the real world.

BEDROOM FARCE, A New Comedy, Debuts at The PIT  Photo BEDROOM FARCE, A New Comedy, Debuts at The PIT
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

It's late at night and a couple are trying to go some sleep in their bedroom, but the man simply can't doze off. Instead, thoughts race through his mind, keeping him awake at night. But what if the people in those thoughts came alive? What if that bedroom filled with person after person, as the ritual of going to sleep instead turned into a virtual reunion?

Peter Pan Sequel Takes Flight At The PIT In A World With Cellphones Photo Peter Pan Sequel Takes Flight At The PIT In A World With Cellphones
by Grace Cutler - Jul 1, 2022

Lovers of Peter Pan, Captain James Hook, Wendy and even Tinker Bell can see this cast of legendary, literary characters take flight in a new, fun story at the PIT (People's Improv Theater).

BWW Review: Peter Welch's LARRY AND LUCY A Work of Sheer Beauty at Theater for the Ne Photo BWW Review: Peter Welch's LARRY AND LUCY A Work of Sheer Beauty at Theater for the New City
by Kristen Morale - Apr 14, 2022

A story of two people sets the stage for some wondrous things to happen. Each understands what the other is going through, and ultimately becomes what the other needs. The story of Larry and Lucy is such a story. An Uber driver jaded by life meets a teenage girl who has turned to drugs in her attempt to alleviate the unrelenting boredom of her life. Through their shared search for purpose do these two characters portray how unfortunate many are to suffer, but also how lucky are those who see their hopes finally realized in the form of fated companionship - by those who, they realize, can make things better.

BWW Reviews: The Conflicts of Fact, Fiction and Freedom in Solnik's THE UNAMERICAN Photo BWW Reviews: The Conflicts of Fact, Fiction and Freedom in Solnik's THE UNAMERICAN
by Kristen Morale - Mar 18, 2022

Recently concluding performances at Theater for the New City, The UnAmerican questions the power that is supposedly given to those who believe they are above the consensus of the many. Directed by Joe John Battista, Solnik’s play follows the troubled triad of relationships between Marilyn Monroe, Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller - three legendary figures who are criticized and tried for their Communist affiliation

Theater for the New City to Present THE UNAMERICAN Photo Theater for the New City to Present THE UNAMERICAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2022

The little told story of Miller, Marilyn and Elia Kazan, the noted director who had been Miller's friend and Marilyn's lover, is the subject matter for The Unamerican, a new play written by Claude Solnik and directed by Joseph John Battista.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2020

BWW Review: Comically Raging Politicians Take the Stage in 13th Street Rep's THE JERR Photo BWW Review: Comically Raging Politicians Take the Stage in 13th Street Rep's THE JERRY DUNCAN SHOW
by Kristen Morale - Mar 10, 2020

Are you a fan of politics and the constant tension of these dueling sides - tension that is comparable to that of the Coronavirus? Are you tired of keeping a straight face while watching said politicians duke it out? Do you happen to revel in seeing these people brought to shame by an instigative radio host who [in the meantime] must endure ongoing visits from his deceased mother? Then you're in luck! If the current (and future) state of affairs is enough to drive you slightly bonkers, where else to go for some comic relief than the theater - specifically the 13th Street Repertory Theater, where The Jerry Duncan Show is doling out much needed laughs at the iconic West Village venue for two weeks only.