Dialogue With Three Chords Closes Out Season Eight With Finale Of WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE SURVIVORS CLUBDialogue With Three Chords Closes Out Season Eight With Finale Of WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE SURVIVORS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) concludes their eighth season of indie theatre with the final installment of WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE SURVIVORS CLUB on Thursday, May 23, at 8pm downstairs at Von Bar on 3 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE SURVIVORS CLUB is season long collection of short plays about alien encounters and an apocalypse that never arrived. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation. (more...)

PLAYING HOT Extends One WeekPLAYING HOT Extends One Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

Pipeline Theatre Company announces a one-week extension of the world premiere production of jazz concert-party-play hybrid Playing Hot, created by Kevin Armento (Balls) and Jaki Bradley (1969: The Second Man). (more...)

Fernando Contreras, Dante Jeanfelix, Roi King, and More Will Lead Pipeline Theatre Company's PLAYING HOTFernando Contreras, Dante Jeanfelix, Roi King, and More Will Lead Pipeline Theatre Company's PLAYING HOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced full casting for the world premiere of jazz concert-party-play hybrid Playing Hot, created by Kevin Armento (Balls) and Jaki Bradley (1969: The Second Man). Playing Hot is written by Armento and C.A. Johnson (Thirst), will be directed by Bradley, and will feature musical supervision by Marcus Miller. Playing Hot will begin previews at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street) on April 18, 2019, and officially open on May 2, playing a limited engagement through May 12, 2019. Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.pipelinetheatre.org/tickets. (more...)

JACK Arts Venue Moves to Larger Space With New Co-DirectorJACK Arts Venue Moves to Larger Space With New Co-Director
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 27, 2019

According to The New York Times, JACK is moving on up! The interdisciplinary performance space has signed a 10-year lease to move into a larger home. (more...)

BEHIND THE SHEET Adds Unprecedented Third Extension At Ensemble Studio TheatreBEHIND THE SHEET Adds Unprecedented Third Extension At Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Sarah McLellan, Executive Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) announced today that due to unprecedented and overwhelming response, the World Premiere of Behind the Sheet has been extended for a third time. Part of the EST/Sloan Science & Technology Project (Graeme Gillis, Program Director; Linsay Firman, Associate Director), Behind the Sheet is written by Charly Evon Simpson (Jump) and directed by Colette Robert (Mary's Wedding). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Pipeline Theatre Company 10th Anniversary GalaPhoto Flash: Inside Pipeline Theatre Company 10th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Pipeline Theatre Company hosted their 10th anniversary gala yesterday afternoon, check out the photos below! (more...)

BEHIND THE SHEET Extends Again At Ensemble Studio TheatreBEHIND THE SHEET Extends Again At Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Sarah McLellan, Executive Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) announced today a second extension for the World Premiere of Behind the Sheet, written by Charly Evon Simpson (Jump) and directed by Colette Robert (Mary's Wedding). Part of the EST/Sloan Science & Technology Project (Graeme Gillis, Program Director; Linsay Firman, Associate Director), Behind the Sheet began previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) on January 9, 2019, and opened January 17. Originally set to close on February 3, the play will now run through February 17, 2019. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Extends BEHIND THE SHEETEnsemble Studio Theatre Extends BEHIND THE SHEET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today an extension for the World Premiere of Behind the Sheet, written by Charly Evon Simpson (Jump) and directed by Colette Robert (Mary's Wedding). (more...)

DUET-ED Announces Performer Schedule For 1.25DUET-ED Announces Performer Schedule For 1.25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

The Exponential Festival, a month-long January festival for NYC-based emerging artists working in experimental performance, is proud to present the world premiere production of Duet-ed by What Holds Heat. (more...)

Mabou Mines' New Suite/Space Performance Initiative Returns For A Second SeasonMabou Mines' New Suite/Space Performance Initiative Returns For A Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Four women of color breaking boundaries at Mabou Mines as part of the 2019 SUITE/Space program - Cinthia Chen, Marcelle Davies-Lashley, Cristina Pitter and Edisa Weeks. (more...)

Exponential Festival Presents DUET-ED 1.18Exponential Festival Presents DUET-ED 1.18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Exponential Festival, a month-long January festival for NYC-based emerging artists working in experimental performance, is proud to present the world premiere production of Duet-ed by What Holds Heat. (more...)

DUET-ED Announces Performer ScheduleDUET-ED Announces Performer Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2018

The Exponential Festival, a month-long January festival for NYC-based emerging artists working in experimental performance, is proud to present the world premiere production of Duet-ed by What Holds Heat. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Completes Cast of Charly Evon Simpson's BEHIND THE SHEETEnsemble Studio Theatre Completes Cast of Charly Evon Simpson's BEHIND THE SHEET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today casting for the World Premiere of Behind the Sheet, written by Charly Evon Simpson (Jump) and directed by Colette Robert (Mary's Wedding). (more...)

The Exponential Festival 2019 Presents DUET-EDThe Exponential Festival 2019 Presents DUET-ED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

The Exponential Festival, a month-long January festival for NYC-based emerging artists working in experimental performance, is proud to present the world premiere production of Duet-ed by What Holds Heat. What Holds Heat is a collaboration between Nic Adams (Icarus in the L.E.S.) and Cori Marquis (Cori Marquis + the Nines [IX] and LMnO3). Of their works, they write, "Our kinetic and experiential works of performance seek to extend the boundaries of theatre and expand its power for our audience. Our ensemble-based theatre prioritizes impressionistic storytelling, with subjects ranging from the intimate to the fantastical, while always being grounded in the complexity of human relationships." Since 2015, What Holds Heat has produced three original works for the stage, at venues like Dixon Place, The Bushwick Starr (as part of Target Margin Theater's Stein Labs), and Vital Joint. (more...)

D3C Stages Holiday Benefit For Transgender Law CenterD3C Stages Holiday Benefit For Transgender Law Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) will present A CHRISTMAS BESTIARY on Thursday, November 29, at 8pm downstairs at Von Bar on 3 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012. Admission is free, with a $5 suggested donation to Transgender Law Center. Acoustic Riot Grrrl Punk band Dolltits will perform. The series of short performances, written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, find characters at different crossroad points within their lives and feature a variety of mythical holiday monsters. (more...)

The Exponential Festival Announces Lineup And VenuesThe Exponential Festival Announces Lineup And Venues
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The Exponential Festival, a month-long January festival for NYC-based emerging, experimental performing artists, is proud to announce the lineup of artists and venues for its fourth year of programming. Performances will take place January 4 - February 3 in partnership with The Brick, Chez Bushwick, The Glove, JACK, Target Margin Theater's The Doxsee, Triskelion's Douglas Elliman Studio Theater and Vital Joint. Panels will take place at The Bushwick Starr. The participants in this multi-artist, multi-venue festival are committed to ecstatic creativity in the face of commercialism. Exponential is driven by inclusiveness and a diversity of artists, forms, and ideas coupled with utopian resource-sharing, mentoring, and the championing of risky, rigorous work in eclectic fields to keep theatre kicking. (more...)

New York Stage & Film Holds Sold Out Reading Of Donja R. Love's SOFTNew York Stage & Film Holds Sold Out Reading Of Donja R. Love's SOFT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

New York Stage and Film has announced that Donja R. Love's soft will be the second installation in their NYC Reading Series at Barnard College, held on Monday, October 29th at 7:00pm at the Glicker-Milstein Theater at The Diana Center. Directed by Awoye Timpo, the cast of soft features Gabriel Diego Hernandez, Galen Ryan Kane, Obie and AUDELCO Award winner Russell G. Jones, Andy Lucien, Joshua E. Nelson, Cristina Pitter, Lortel Award nominee Namir Smallwood, Ryan Jamaal Swain, and James Udom. (more...)

JACK Presents Stacey Rose's  THE DANGER: A HOMAGE TO STRANGE FRUITJACK Presents Stacey Rose's THE DANGER: A HOMAGE TO STRANGE FRUIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit is a theatrical symphony in four movements that contemplates the legacy of violence against Black bodies in America. Inspired by the mysterious hanging death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy in 2014 in Bladenboro, NC, this dystopic ghost play follows the interracial couple He and She into the world of The Station, a long ago abandoned rail station waiting room, an in-between place that houses Black souls who left the earth in violent ways and who constantly seek their way home. In 2015, Rose received NYU's Rita Goldberg Prize for The Danger -- an award recognizing the best play by a graduate or undergraduate student. (more...)

Oye Group's Annual Showcase Comes to JACKOye Group's Annual Showcase Comes to JACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Now in its fourth year, Oye Group's annual showcase features radical artists turning up the volume on revolutionary imagination. This year, Cristina Pitter, Jaime Sunwoo, Drew Weinstein, Haleh Roshan, Teddy Tedholm and Animal Engine explore 'The Other,' with performances tackling queerness, colorism, body image, immigration, national and cultural identity, military invasions, colonialism and mental wellness. Led by Oye Group Artistic Director & Founder Modesto Flako Jimenez, and curated by Artem Yatsunov, OYE Avant Garde Night! connects emerging artists with community around the critical issues of our day. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents the 8th Annual BIG GREEN THEATER FestivalThe Bushwick Starr Presents the 8th Annual BIG GREEN THEATER Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

The Bushwick Starr is proud to present BIG GREEN THEATER (BGT), an annual eco-playwriting program and green theater festival celebrating environmental education, sustainability in the arts, and community enrichment. In our 8th year of BGT, our student playwrights from PS75 and IS77 are focusing on the theme of 'Home', contemplating what we love about our own homes and neighborhoods, and what we wish could change about them. (more...)

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