Monday, June 30, 2008

Coming Soon: Charlie Victor Romeo

The amazing and powerful Charlie Victor Romeo is back in NYC at the theater where it all began (albeit in a new location) for only a handful of performances.

If you've never seen it, you should - but be warned it not for the weak-hearted.

Part of the undergroundzero festival at
Collective Unconscious
279 Church Street NYC, NY 10013
July 8, 9, 10, 11, 2008 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $25.00
Tickets: Click Here or 212.352.3101

Monday, June 23, 2008

Public Theater 2008-2009 Season Announced

If you are only going to subscribe to one NYC Theater this season, this may be the subscription to get...

The long awaited NYC premiere of
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by John Doyle

A new monologue by Mike Daisey
Created and performed by Mike Daisey
Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory

A new one-person performance by Danny Hoch
Written and performed by Danny Hoch
Directed by Tony Taccone

A new play by the great John Guare
By John Guare
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Featuring Mos Def and Jeffrey Wright

THE GOOD NEGRO (Co-Production with Dallas Theater Center)
By Tracey Scott Wilson
Directed by Liesl Tommy

By Christopher Durang

The second of 2 new plays by Craig Lucas this season

By Craig Lucas
Directed by Bartlett Sher

And at the DELACORTE:

By Euripides
Directed by JoAnne Akalaitis
Music by Philip Glass
Adapted by Nicholas Ruddall

Info on The Public:

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Washing Machine is a tragicomic one-woman-show about five year old girl who mysteriously drowned inside a Laundromat washing machine. Inspired by a 2005 Washington Post news article, Washing Machine, stars up-and-coming actress Dana Berger and expands the girl's final moments of breath as she transforms into eight characters that all play a part in her drowning. Helen Hayes Award nominee Michael Chamberlin directs.

Sanford Meisner Theater
164 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Thru July 19th

Tickets: $22; $18 Students/Seniors -

For More Info:

Sunday, June 08, 2008

2008 Fringe Shows Are Announced!

The line-up for FringeNYC 2008 is now up on the Fringe Website.

Some of the titles that have peeked my interest are:

The Alice Complex
Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell
beast: a parable
Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
The Deciders
The Fabulous Kane Sisters in BOX OFFICE POISON
Gargoyle Garden
The Gay No More Telethon
Krapp, 39
The Legislative Process
Lydia's Funeral Video
Nudists in Love: A New Musical
the october crisis (to laura)
Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (or at least the greater Los Angeles area): The Musical
Raised by Lesbians
Salt Lake, a New Ballet
Sandy the Dandy and Charlie McGee: A Case Study in Harsh Realities
Self-Portrait as Schiele
Tim Gunn's Podcast (a reality chamber opera)
time, et. al.: a cautionary tale about love and time travel
Woodhull: A Play About the Woman Who Ran for President

The dates for FringeNYC 2008 are Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 24th, 2008.

The full alphabetical list of shows is here!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

INCUBATOR! @ Ontological

May 29--June 14: Vicious Dogs on Premises

Vicious Dogs on Premises is a new dance/theater piece about deciding between cruelty and love, dog training, having too many choices, torture, following instructions, and shifting loyalties. It may include such events as: Butoh Dancing or Imaginary Alpine Folk Dancing or Gestures an Angry Lawyer Makes in Court. It could include people talking about Threatening Things Said to Children or Efficient Fuel Sources. You might see people decide between Balancing On One Foot or Falling Down Repeatedly. With a script by award winning playwright Saviana Stanescu.

Witness Relocation formed in 2000 and is led by director/choreographer Dan Safer. They are the recipients of the 2007 NY Innovative Theater Awards for best choreographer, best sound design, and best production (also nominated for best ensemble, lights, and costumes). The critically acclaimed company has created ten original productions, engaged in a two year residency at the renowned Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, and performed in theaters, nightclubs, rock videos, and on a Thai TV Soap Opera.

Directed and choreographed by Dan Safer
Performed and choreographed by Heather Christian, Sean Donovan, Mike Mikos and Laura Berlin Stinger
Script by Saviana Stanescu
Set and Lights by Jay Ryan
Video by Kaz Phillips
Sound by Ryan Maeker
Costumes by Pandora Andrea Gastelum
Press by Jonathan Slaff and Associates

For More Info: Click HERE


June 18--21: TRUE NORTH

Set in the arctic landscape, True North explores obsession and isolation, including: the sounds that things make when you break them, Cole Porter songs, the constellations, recycled stuffed animal bear skins, hundreds of paper snowflakes, blood, glitter, and polar bears.

Helsinki Syndrome is a performance art collective based in Seattle, WA producing non-linear, ensemble driven theater pieces that incorporate text, movement, music, and imagery into bold, rigorous, imaginative performance works. Helsinki Syndrome has performed to local acclaim at On the Boards: Northwest New Works Festival and 12 Minutes Max, Annex Theatre, Open Circle Theater, and collaborations with Henry Art Gallery and the Vancouver/Toronto art collective Instant Coffee, and Seattle School.

Rachel Hynes: Co-Director, Writer, Ensemble
Mike Pham: Co-Director, Writer, Ensemble
K. Brian Neel: Ensemble

For More Info: Click HERE