BWW Review: Brenda Strong Stands Tall in LYSISTRATA UNBOUNDBWW Review: Brenda Strong Stands Tall in LYSISTRATA UNBOUND
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 11, 2018

John Farmanesh-Bocca directs the world premiere of a bracing new version of Eduardo Machado's LYSISTRATA UNBOUND, starring Brenda Strong (Supergirl, 13 Reasons Why) as Lysistrata, in a collaboration between Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and Not Man Apart - Physical Theatre Ensemble. First presented at the Getty Villa as part of its 2013 Lab Series, it was inspired by American anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's efforts for peace following the death of her son in Iraq. With unflinching intensity, it examines the insurmountable cost of war and one woman's epiphany in the face of personal tragedy.  (more...)

Brenda Strong Stars in LYSISTRATA UNBOUND in Odyssey Theatre/Not Man Apart CollaborationBrenda Strong Stars in LYSISTRATA UNBOUND in Odyssey Theatre/Not Man Apart Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble collaborates with Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble to present the world premiere of Lysistrata Unbound, a new and unexpected dramatic version of the classic Greek story written by acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado. NMA artistic director emeritus John Farmanesh-Bocca (Tempest Redux, Ajax in Iraq) directs June 9 through Aug. 4 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2017 Stage Raw Theatre Awards, Hosted by Vanessa & French Stewart
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Stage Raw announces the nominations for its third annual awards show 'A Wake and Sing!,' coming Monday, May 15 to Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street, Downtown. (more...)

BWW Review: TEMPEST REDUX Visually Stuns
by Gil Kaan - Feb 22, 2016

TEMPEST REDUX's certainly an welcomed addition to John Farmanesh-Bocca's resume of his visceral, modern re-workings of Shakespeare classics. Farmanesh-Bocca's trademark physicality shines in the inspired pairing of Dash Pepin and Willem Long, both portraying Prospero's slave Caliban in tandem. Their heightened primal antics, acrobatic lifts, frog-leaping and finishing each other's sentences command the stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Odyssey Theatre & New American Theatre's TEMPEST REDUX
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2016

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and The New American Theatre celebrate El Niño with a perfect storm of comedy, romance, mystery and magic. Adapted, directed and choreographed by John Farmanesh-Bocca and starring New American Theatre artistic director Jack Stehlin (Weeds) as Prospero, Tempest Redux opens at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre on February 20. (more...)

TEMPEST REDUX to Run 2/20-4/10 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

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BWW Reviews: Not Man Apart Addresses the Horrors of Warfare and its Aftermath in AJAX IN IRAQ
by Shari Barrett - May 24, 2014

Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble opens its 2014 season with a Los Angeles premiere of AJAX IN IRAQ by award-winning playwright Ellen Mclaughlin, directed and choreographed by NMA artistic director John Farmanesh-Bocca. The play intertwines the important and timely issue of sexual abuse against women in the military with the parable of the great warrior Ajax, which is said to be one of the first and oldest stories to openly portray the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. (more...)

LA Premiere of AJAX IN IRAQ at Miles Memorial Playhouse to Run 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Many female combatants in the U.S. Armed Services are subjected to intense sexual abuse, but remain quiet. Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble opens its 2014 season with a Los Angeles premiere directed by artistic director John Farmanesh-Bocca. Ajax in Iraq by award-winning playwright Ellen Mclaughlin opens at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica for a four-week run on May 8. (more...)

Circus Theatricals and No Man Apart Present TITUS REDUX, 8/29-9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2010

Award-winning theatre companies Circus Theatricals and Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble join forces to co-produce the World Premiere of Titus Redux, an adrenaline-fueled adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, written, conceived, and choreographed by Not Man Apart's John Farmanesh-Bocca. Starring Circus Theatricals' Jack Stehlin in the title role, the production opens Sunday, Aug. 29, 7PM, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin is Executive producer. (more...)

Circus Theatricals and No Man Apart Present TITUS REDUX, 8/29-9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2010

Award-winning theatre companies Circus Theatricals and Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble join forces to co-produce the World Premiere of Titus Redux, an adrenaline-fueled adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, written, conceived, and choreographed by Not Man Apart's John Farmanesh-Bocca. Starring Circus Theatricals' Jack Stehlin in the title role, the production opens Sunday, Aug. 29, 7PM, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin is Executive producer. (more...)

Dax Foundation Presents Not A Man Apart's PERICLES REDUX At Kirk Douglas Theatre Through 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2009

The Dax Foundation - a Los Angeles-based private, non-profit philanthropic foundation dedicated to helping people and animals around the world - presents a limited run of Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's critically lauded Pericles Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California to benefit recipients of the Foundation's Performing Arts Charitable Trust (PACT). Conceived and directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca, Pericles Redux premiered Friday, July 17, with performances continuing through Sunday, July 26. The production features the Los Angeles stage debut of three-time Emmy Award-winner, Jennifer Landon. (more...)

Dax Foundation Presents Not A Man Apart's PERICLES REDUX At Kirk Douglas Theatre Through 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2009

The Dax Foundation - a Los Angeles-based private, non-profit philanthropic foundation dedicated to helping people and animals around the world - presents a limited run of Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's critically lauded Pericles Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California to benefit recipients of the Foundation's Performing Arts Charitable Trust (PACT). Conceived and directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca, Pericles Redux premiered Friday, July 17, with performances continuing through Sunday, July 26. The production features the Los Angeles stage debut of three-time Emmy Award-winner, Jennifer Landon. (more...)

Dax Foundation Presents Not A Man Apart's PERICLES REDUX At Kirk Douglas Theatre 7/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2009

The Dax Foundation - a Los Angeles-based private, non-profit philanthropic foundation dedicated to helping people and animals around the world - presents a limited run of Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's critically lauded Pericles Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California to benefit recipients of the Foundation's Performing Arts Charitable Trust (PACT). Conceived and directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca, Pericles Redux premieres Friday, July 17, with performances continuing through Sunday, July 26. The production features the Los Angeles stage debut of three-time Emmy Award-winner, Jennifer Landon. (more...)

Dax Foundation Presents Not A Man Apart's PERICLES REDUX At Kirk Douglas Theatre 7/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2009

The Dax Foundation - a Los Angeles-based private, non-profit philanthropic foundation dedicated to helping people and animals around the world - presents a limited run of Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's critically lauded Pericles Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California to benefit recipients of the Foundation's Performing Arts Charitable Trust (PACT). Conceived and directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca, Pericles Redux premieres Friday, July 17, with performances continuing through Sunday, July 26. The production features the Los Angeles stage debut of three-time Emmy Award-winner, Jennifer Landon. (more...)

Dax Foundation Presents Not A Man Apart's PERICLES REDUX At Kirk Douglas Theatre 7/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2009

The Dax Foundation - a Los Angeles-based private, non-profit philanthropic foundation dedicated to helping people and animals around the world - presents a limited run of Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's critically lauded Pericles Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California to benefit recipients of the Foundation's Performing Arts Charitable Trust (PACT). Conceived and directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca, Pericles Redux premieres Friday, July 17, with performances continuing through Sunday, July 26. The production features the Los Angeles stage debut of three-time Emmy Award-winner, Jennifer Landon. (more...)

Dax Foundation Presents Not A Man Apart's PERICLES REDUX At Kirk Douglas Theatre 7/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2009

The Dax Foundation - a Los Angeles-based private, non-profit philanthropic foundation dedicated to helping people and animals around the world - presents a limited run of Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's critically lauded Pericles Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California to benefit recipients of the Foundation's Performing Arts Charitable Trust (PACT). Conceived and directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca, Pericles Redux premieres Friday, July 17, with performances continuing through Sunday, July 26. The production features the Los Angeles stage debut of three-time Emmy Award-winner, Jennifer Landon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pericles Redux At Kirk Douglas Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2009

A Dax Foundation Presentation of A Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble Production Pericles Redux A Los Angeles Premiere, based on a play by William Shakespeare and conceived and Directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca (more...)