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The Invention of Tragedy - 2019 - Off-Broadway

A chorus of students, all alike and all unalike, are trying like the devil to tell a simple story--perhaps the story about the tragedy of the Sandwich Man, with sandwich boards upon which nothing is written, and hence, say nothing. Wellman's examination of the post-9/11 world and America’s general and genial acceptance of the Iraq war.



Join us for Perfect Catastrophes, a festival of Mac Wellman plays at The Flea!

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Flea Theater

(New York, NY)
41 White Street

The Invention of Tragedy Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDY,the centerpiece of MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHES, a festival of plays by the influential vanguard playwright. Now in previews, performances run through October 14 at The Flea (20 Thomas Street in Tribeca, between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers) with opening set for September 21.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Tank will present its 2019-20 season at 312 West 36th Street in its 98-seat proscenium and 56-seat blackbox spaces. This season marks The Tank's 2nd anniversary in its home on West 36th Street and embodies the company's mission to break down economic barriers and invest in emerging artists by sustaining an incubator and home for the creation and presentation of their work.
by Joe Lombardi - Sep 22, 2019
How to describe the oratorically dense, frequently hysterical and mind-buzzingly creative The Invention of Tragedy?  How does Shakespeare sound to a young child?  'Let there be a dragon of trees and washing without wash cloths bags cats wardrobes bungle things and other things traps and twerps and words and greater words of estuarial conviviality.'  My new favorite kind of conviviality, it turns out.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
White Horse Theater Company will present the World Premiere of Broken Story written and directed by Cyndy A. Marion at The Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012), November 8-16. Performances will be on Friday, November 8 at 8pm, Saturday, November 9 at 8pm, Sunday, November 10 at 3pm, Tuesday, November 12 at 8pm, Wednesday, November 13 at 8pm, Thursday, November 14 at 8pm, Friday, November 15 at 8pm, Saturday, November 16 at 2pm, and Saturday, November 16 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
The Tank has announced Fast & Furious Countdown, a celebration of the fourth anniversary of Fast & Furious (F&F).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2011
Mac Wellman presents 3 2's; or AFAR on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, October 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 at 7:30 pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002). Tickets cost $15 in advance and $18 at door. For more information, visit online at www.dixonplace.org or call 212 219-0736.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2011
Mac Wellman will present 3 2's; or AFAR on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, October 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 at 7:30 pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002). Tickets cost $15 in advance and $18 at door. For more information, visit online at www.dixonplace.org or call 212 219-0736.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Today (October 23) in live streaming:The next round of Next On Stage, Shoshana Bean sings, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Tank will present the World Premiere of In Blue, written and directed by Ran Xia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The Tank announced today three upcoming CYBERTANK Productions. A Simple Herstory is a new podcast series created by Jocelyn Kuritsky (The Muse Project) highlighting the women who have run for President of the United States. The inaugural season, focusing on Victoria Woodhull, launches Tuesday October 27, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The Flea Theater will extend three acclaimed productions in MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHES. This festival of plays by the influential vanguard playwright Mac Wellman runs through November 1. The final two plays in the festival -- a double bill of short one-acts The Sandalwood Box and The Fez -- open on October 5; and The Art of Stacking the Deck: A Mac Wellman Symposium exploring Wellman's profound impact on the American theater runs October 4 a?" 6.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2019
Zoe Zimin, a Singapore-born and raised, New York City-based actor makes her Flea Theater debut in The Invention of Tragedy. The show makes its world premiere as part of The Flea's Seasons of Anarchy, which includes Perfect Catastrophes: a festival of plays honoring the work of Obie Award-winning playwright Mac Wellman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The Flea Theater hosted a Mac Wellman Symposium: THE ART OF STACKING THE DECK October 4-6, 2019. The three-day symposium was a rare opportunity for Wellman enthusiasts to gather to share stories and dig deep into the mysteries of Wellman's writing.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
On Friday, November 8th White Horse Theater Company opened the World Premiere of Broken Story written and directed by Cyndy A. Marion at The Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012).
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
The premiere of Socially Unacceptable, written by Matt Steinberg and directed by Ran Xia, will be presented on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Following on the success of the 201718 SEASON OF WOMXN and 201819 COLOR BRAVE SEASON, The Flea announced today that its 201920 Season will be the SEASON OF ANARCHY: THE RETURN OF THE MACS as they welcome back playwrights, poets and activists Mac Wellman and Taylor Mac.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Taylor Mac's Broadway debut play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, recently closed, but according to The New York Times, a new work of Mac's is debuting soon.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The Flea Theater presents Mac Wellman: Perfect Catastrophes, A Festival of Plays featuring full productions of five works by Wellman a?" including the World Premiere of the full-length play The Invention of Tragedy and the premiere of a new one-act titled The Fez.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Taylor Mac will premiere new play, The Fre, at off-Broadway venue The Flea. The Flea's Artistic Director and frequent Taylor Mac collaborator, Niegel Smith will direct. It has been revealed that the play takes place in a giant ball pit, with audience seating inside and out. The play is appropriate for a?oeall agesa??. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Tank (Meghan Finn, Artistic Director) and Theater of The Apes will present the World Premiere of I Am Nobody, a new musical comedy by Greg Kotis (Tony Award-winner for Urinetown; The Truth About Santa at The Tank), directed by Meghan Finn (Creative Time's Doomocracy, Mac Wellman's The Invention of Tragedy at The Flea) at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), March 5-28.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
The Tank announced today upcoming programming for March 2021. Presented in association with The Center at West Park, Glass Town by Miriam Pultro (Comings and Goings) and directed by Daniella Caggiano (Fun Home) will stream on CyberTank on Friday March 19, 2021 at 7:30PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Art House Productions (Executive Director Meredith Burns) is pleased to announce the New Jersey Premiere of WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC by Caitlyn Saylor Stevens, with songs by Sarah Frances Cagianese and Caitlin Saylor Stephens at Art House Productions, March 19-April 5. Directed by Meghan Finn, the production was hailed as 'absurdist edginess' and 'taut and brutal' by The New York Times while at The Tank in 2018. Art House's production will feature actors Tiffany Iris and Madelyn Rose Robinson.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2011
Mac Wellman will present 3 2's; or AFAR on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, October 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 at 7:30 pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002). Tickets cost $15 in advance and $18 at door. For more information, visit online at www.dixonplace.org or call 212 219-0736.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
The Tank announced today that out of continued concern for the health and safety of their audiences, artists and staff, they will not return to public programming in the 2019/20 season.