Saturday, September 27, 2008

Philly's PIG IRON returns to NYC

Philadelphia's Obie Award winning Pig Iron Theatre Company brings CHEKHOV LIZARDBRAIN, a surreal comedy loosely inspired by Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters and the "Three Brain" theory of Paul D. MacLean (of all things!) to the Ohio Theater next week.

CHEKHOV LIZARDBRAIN dives into the center of an autistic mind. In twists and turns that take us from neuroscience to a domestic squabble to the circus ring, CHEKHOV LIZARDBRAIN captures a mind as it zigzags back and forth over troubling memories, attempting to mold them into neat Russian dramas. Dmitri, our protagonist, replays his memories until they are ornamented and decorated into a comforting fiction; what we witness is a kind of mental circus.

Ohio Theatre
66 Wooster Street, New York, NY
October 2-19, 2008

Tickets are $25 - $35
are are available at 212-868-4444 or HERE

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Heads Up: Sarah Kane's BLASTED @ Soho Rep

Forget crazy Katie Holmes making her Broadway debut; forget the 99th revival of The Seagull we've seen in the past 2 years; and forget naked Harry Potter - the most talked-about show of the fall is going to be the New York premiere of Sarah Kane's BLASTED at the always-amazing Soho Rep. I'm warning you, get your tickets quickly!


New York Premiere
Oct. 2 - 26, 2008

A middle-aged man, Ian, and young woman, Cate, enter a hotel room. As private and public violation collide, the world fragments around them. Acknowledged as the most provocative and influential British playwright of her generation, in her landmark play Blasted, Sarah Kane forges a potent theatrical vision of destruction, collapse, and ultimately, redemption and love.

Featuring: Reed Birney, Louis Cancelmi & Marin Ireland

Read more in the Village Voice Fall Preview.

For tickets go to or call 212-352-3101.
$20 Tickets Available
with discount code BLE20 for performances thru Oct 11 only

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2008-2009 OBIE Judges Announced

These are the OBIE judges for the 2008-2009 season:

Michael Feingold
, OBIE Committee Chair
Alexis Soloski, Village Voice
Eric Grode, New York Sun
Andy Probst,
Eisa Davis, actress-playwright, Obie Award winner for Passing Strange
Ty Jones, actor-playwright, 2003 Obie Award winner for The Blacks (Classical Theatre of Harlem)
Moises Kaufman, playwright-director, 2004 Obie Award winner for I Am My Own Wife
Chay Yew, playwright-director, 2007 Obie Award winner for Durango

The OBIE judges for the 2008-2008 season have been announced. I hope these people have been regular theater-goers in the past three months. I'm never sure how shows that had brief runs between May and September get considered...or maybe they don't?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Simple Math

Mac Wellman
+ Paul Lazar
+ Stephen Mellor
+ Kyle Chepulis
Must See

Mac Wellman's 1965UU is about the imaginary histories of real world asteroids.
Now playing at The Chocolate Factory in LIC.

For Tickets & Info: Click Here

Saturday, September 06, 2008


The lineup for this year's PRELUDE is outstanding. Highlights are:

Wednesday 9/24:

7:00-8:00pm Segal Theatre
PANEL: Between White Cubes and Black Boxes: Performance, Place & Context

Moderators: Andy Horwitz and Geoffrey Scott, Prelude Curators
Raul Vincent Enriquez, Artist
RoseLee Goldberg, Founder and Director of PERFORMA
Paul Lazar, Co-Artistic Director, Big Dance Theater
Bonnie Marranca, Co-Founder/Editor, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art
Debra Singer, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen

Thursday 9/25:

4:00-5:00pm Segal Theatre
PANEL: Producing Meaning: New Media, Technology & the Role of Dramaturgy

Moderator: Peter Von Salis, Dramaturg
Mallory Catlett, Director/Dramaturg
Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Artistic and Development director for Emerging Artists, 3LD Art & Technology Center
Jay Scheib, Director
Marianne Weems, Artistic Director, The Builders Association
Victor Weinstock, Director/Dramaturg

Friday 9/26:

4:30-5:30pm Segal Theatre
PANEL: Building Work in Multiple Sites: Financing Artistic Work on the Road

Moderator: David Cote, Theater Editor, Time Out New York
Eric Dyer, Founding Member of Radiohole
Susan Feldman, Artistic Director, St. Ann's Warehouse
Cynthia Hedstrom, Producer/Director of Special Projects, The Wooster Group
Caden Manson, Artistic Director, Big Art Group
Kim Whitener, Producing Director, HERE Arts Center

SHOWINGS: Art on the Move
2:00-6:00pm Richard Foreman/The Bridge Project/ Untitled
MESTC back room and stairwell

6:30-8:00pm Ivan Talijancic/Wax Factory/ Blindness
GRAD Center Lobby

SHOWINGS: Media Performance
Elebash Theatre
6:15-6:45pm Temporary Distortion/ Americana Kamikaze
7:00-7:45pm Big Art Group/ The People
8:00-8:45 The Builders Association/ Continuous City
9:00-9:15pm Richard Foreman/The Bridge Project/ Untitled Project

For more info: