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Abortion: A Race Redux - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014
 
Abortion: A Race Redux
 
Venue: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City presents)
Theater for the New City presents
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Adapted by Taryn Wisky and Heather Lanza from a short play by Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Heather Lanza. World premiere. In American culture, when race comes up, it is often danced around or awkwardly skirted even though it is often at the center of our societal issues. "Abortion: A Race Redux" is an original theater piece that aims to put race in the forefront and start a society-wide conversation. Through the adaptation of Eugene O'Neill text, "Abortion: A Race Redux" explores the way we view race and what our responsibility is to how race is perceived on stage. Featuring: *Daniel Carlton, *Philip Cruise, Jim Dadosky, Clint Hromsco, *Yvonne Roen, *Alison Scaramella, *Molly Stoller, Damon Trammell *Actors Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity

Angela's Justice - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014
 
Based on Antigone; Inspired by Angela Davis
 
Venue: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City presents)
Theater for the New City presents
City: New York

Additional Notes:
"Angela's Justice" Written and produced by Michael A. Jones. Directed by Mary Hodges. Music by Michael A. Jones. World Premiere. "Angela's Justice" is set in a fictitious place in 1970. It is an adaption of Sophocles' "Antigone" and an homage to Angela Davis, wherein Angela is determined, by any means necessary, to get her brother properly buried. The piece takes a play that was written over 2000 years ago and melds it into a modern culture by melding the spirit of Antigone and Angela. Performed by Arthur French, Tiffany Nichole Greene, M. Drue Williams, Michael A. Jones, Andrew Spieker, John Dewberry, Norman Small Jr., Kara Green, Alicia Thomas, Torre Reigns, Trevania Campbell, Cherie Daniels and Kele Mogotsi. Stage managed by David Brooks and assisted by Patricia Fields.

Anna Asli Suriyah (I Come From Syria)
Saturday, August 09, 2014 through Tuesday, August 26, 2014
 
"Habibti, I feel I need to be there."
 
Venue: ( Beit Jeddo Hookah Lounge)
Beit Jeddo Hookah Lounge
Producer: ( Polybe + Seats)
Polybe + Seats
City: Brooklyn

Additional Notes:
Polybe + Seats presents an immersive night of theater, blending scenes drawn from personal stories and news reports with elements of fantasy and Arabic folktales. Beit Jeddo will be transformed into a Syrian banquet hall, with the action moving from Aleppo to a refugee camp on the Turkish border to the U.S. and back. Our multi-national, multi-lingual cast presents a show that highlights the difficult choices Syrian and Syrian-American people must make as they grapple with the current crisis, and celebrates the drive to stay connected over great distances and barriers. “The inspiration for creating this piece,” says Sakaan, “is that I realized that as a theater artist I have an opportunity to tell a story that’s not being told, of people who are actually experiencing this crisis from the inside out. Creating this show with my theater company is a celebration of the power and the freedom I have to tell this story. Instead of denying what’s going on, or disengaging from the conversation, I consider it my responsibility to make this play as an American and as the daughter of an immigrant who left his homeland to gain access to freedoms he couldn’t have in Syria.” “Collaborating with Sarah on this production is thrilling,” says Brater.“Her vision combines personal experience and family history with traditional Arabic storytelling, music and ritual to bring an international humanitarian crisis to our attention. Our fantastic production team is making work that is moving, funny, surprising and exciting. We look forward to welcoming audiences” The team Conceived by Sarah Badiyah Sakaan with Jessica Silsby Brater Written by Sarah Badiyah Sakaan with the company Directed by Jessica Silsby Brater Produced by Katie Naka and Polybe + Seats Featuring Ayse Eldek, Tom Giordano, Nuah Oryzel, Sarah Badiyah Sakaan & Pascale Seigneurie Set and Object Designer: Daniel Soule Lighting Designer: Natalie Robin Costume Designers: Karen Boyer and Bevan Dunbar Sound Design

Defending The Caveman
Thursday, July 17, 2014 through Saturday, September 27, 2014
 
“CAVEMAN is back, and it’s still a hit! It’s hilarious! A blockbuster!” ~ The Washington Post
 
Venue: ( Penn's Landing Playhouse)
Penn's Landing Playhouse
Producer: ( Playhouse Productions )
Playhouse Productions
City: Philadelphia

Additional Notes:
Defending the Cavemanis a hilarious play about the ways men and women relate to each other. Without taking sides, this insightful comedy discusses the ongoing battle for understanding between the sexes. Through its hysterical observations into contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zones, Defending the Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight through the funny bone and into the heart.

Halcyon Days - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 through Saturday, August 30, 2014
 
Halcyon Days is an ensemble drama about the choices people make in their lives.
 
Venue: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City presents)
Theater for the New City presents
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Written and directed by John William Schiffbauer. World premiere. When Peter and Connie's marriage begins to unravel, Connie goes on an introspective quest to redefine herself, just as Peter seeks out a relationship with a mysterious woman from his past. Crew: John William Schiffbauer (playwright/director/producer/set+sound designer), Nina Vartanian (costume designer), Timothy Parrish (lighting designer), William Gozdziewski (fight director) Cast: Ashley Arcement, Daniel Bielinski, Britannie Bond, Elissa Middleton, Maury Miller, Vincent Torres

Le Scandal Cabaret
Saturday, February 14, 2009 through Saturday, December 27, 2014
 
NYC's Longest Running Burlesque Variety Show!
 
Venue: ( The Laurie Beechman Theatre)
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Producer: ( Le Scandal Cabaret, LLC)
Le Scandal Cabaret, LLC
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, featuring circus acts, variety performers, live music, and a bevy of burlesque beauties. Le Scandal performers include a sword swallowing bellydancer, a contortionist, lasso rope trick cowboy, a comedic juggler, a clever magician, a sultry torch singing fan dancer, and many more innovative and cutting edge performers, all to the live music styling of the Le Scandal Orchestra. Audience comments, "Only in NYC can we see this!" "Glamorous burlesque, edgy downtown performance art, with a dash of Coney Island. This show has all the eye popping wow factor."
$15.00 minimum per person. NY Times Critic's Pick!

Ravishing Medusa - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014 through Monday, September 01, 2014
 
How Medusa became the hideous Gorgon she is remembered as
 
Venue: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City presents)
Theater for the New City presents
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Written by Rachel Graf Evans. Directed and choreographed by Blaze Ferrer. Lighting design by Ebony Burton. Sound design by Ben Ferber. World premiere. "Ravishing Medusa" is a dance theater piece. The play unearths the oft-forgotten myth of how Medusa became the hideous Gorgon she is remembered as. A young resident of the Temple of Athena, Medusa gets caught within a conflict of the gods, where an unpunished crime forever alters her fate.

Simple As Life And Death - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014
 
TRAGICOMEDY
 
Venue: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City presents)
Theater for the New City presents
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Written (in English) by Meirav Kupperberg and Alexandra Zelman-Doring. Directed by Keren Tzur. Dramaturgy by Eran Shadar. Video by Pedro Marnoto Pereira. Designed by Dan Spielman. Lighting by Alejandro Fajardo. Set design Keren Tzur. Music by Mahir Cetiz. Performed by Meirav Kupperberg and Alexandra Zelman-Doring. World premiere. From Israel comes "Simple as Life and Death," a raw, truthful tale exploring the vulnerable and unique lives of two women artists. Efrat comes from Israel to visit Anne in New York— with an open ticket. She’s 36, running from pressures that have suddenly surrounded her at home. Anne, an ambitious artist at 27 who has just returned from spending a year with her love in Israel, finds herself racked with doubt about her relationship after a tragic accident occurred months before, only to discover that she is pregnant. Their encounter leads these two women through a journey of discovery and change, shaking their belief systems to their core. The play is a deep portrait of the differences between American and Israeli cultures and a fresh meditation on feminism in the modern world.

Summer Blue - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Saturday, August 23, 2014
 
MultiDisciplinary
 
Venue: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City presents)
Theater for the New City presents
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Written by Akil Davis & The LoudSol collective. Conceptualized, directed and designed by Akil Davis. Choreographed by The LoudSol collective. Produced by Seanna Sharpe. World Premiere. "Summer Blue" is a soulful multidisciplinary composition of Aerial, Acrobatics, Dance, Mask work, Live Music and Theater rooted in Blues Music and Jazz. It explores the soul using contemporary and classical art forms, using movement, text (from Shakespeare to Tupac) and music, expressed and experienced through the layers of Blues and the sounds it has spawned to resonate, challenge, and feed the viewer on a deeper level. Cast of 16 aerealists, performers and drummers includes Dana Abrassart, Alexandra Peter, Flora Wildes, Del Montgomery, Crystin Gilmore, Equiano Mosieri ,Sophia Lavonne,Joshua Oates, Melissa Lavoie,Elliott Larue, Sara Zepezauer,Compton Timberwolf,Aine Fujioka,Elana "Meta" Jaroff, Seanna Sharpe and Akil Davis (http://loudsol.com).

Tales Of The Perpetually Single But Eternally Optimistic
Monday, August 18, 2014 through Saturday, September 06, 2014
 
Present day New York City. 3 women searching for Mr. Right.
 
Venue: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City presents)
Theater for the New City presents
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Part of Dream Up Festival 2014 Written and directed by Uzunma Udeh. Performed by Uzunma Udeh, Colette McIntyre and Cristina Ramos. World premiere. "Tales of the Perpetually Single but Eternally Optimistic" is vignettes of dating scenarios in New York City with top 40's music. In this cross dressing comedy, three women come together to demonstrate the pitfalls, obstacles, and the slight glimmer of hope in the New York City dating scene.

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