Bar and Bathtub, a WalkUpArts production, is in the New Yorker!
May
6
to Jun 6

Bar and Bathtub, a WalkUpArts production, is in the New Yorker!

This may not be one of my shows, but we should always celebrate the amazing achievements of those whose work we believe in. The wonderful Philip Santos Shaffer wrote and performs a piece called The End of the World Bar and Bathtub, a play that tours to your home and performs in your bathtub! More information about this show and how you can get it to tour to your home - here.

The New Yorker wrote a piece about the play and you can read it here. There is also a sneaky mention about Baby Jessica’s Well Made Play!

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Baby Jessica's Well Made Play
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Baby Jessica's Well Made Play

Thank my lucky stars, I will be working on a very cool project this summer. 

Here is a little about it:

Baby Jessica's Well-Made Play

Touring to audience members' closests beginning in June 2018

Written for one audience member at a time. Baby Jessica’s Well-Made Play is a conversation about fear and hope, as told by an eighteen month old stuck in a well.

Using the real life event that captured America's attention for 57 hours as inspiration, our team is working on creating a three part experience for a single audience member to reflect on fear and hope on this immersive piece of theatre. Stay tuned! 

 

 

 

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The Fart Play (I'm Sad): A Dance
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Fart Play (I'm Sad): A Dance

I'm so excited to be collaborating with the brilliant Non Kuramoto on her play The Fart Play (I'm Sad): A Dance. I will be directing and choreographing this short, quirky and insightful play about women and the gas that should never come to pass. 

We will be showing at the Nasty Women Unite Festival in New York City on June 8th. Venue attached. Come watch! 

If you are yet unfamiliar with Non's work, you're in for a treat. She has this fabulous webseries on Vimeo called Non Kuramoto (Former Master Electrician). Check it out. 

 

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Public Works: As You Like It
Sep
1
to Sep 6

Public Works: As You Like It

Celebrating its fifth season, Public Works is the Public’s local and national initiative that invites diverse communities from across New York to join in creating ambitious works of participatory theater. 

This year, Public Works presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It, in a ravishing new musical adaptation by Director of Public Works Laurie Woolery and Shaina Taub, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, the acclaimed singer/songwriter behind last season’s “free-spirited, thoroughly delightful” (The New York Times) adaption of Twelfth Night, and choreography by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh (Hundred DaysKung Fu).

Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together on the Delacorte stage in this immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars. Fall under love’s spell in this magical story of chance encounters and self-discovery.

I am working with this production as Directing Observer- and my job is to translate for the Bronx Wrestling Federation who are part of this show. It has been a fantastic experience and I've had the best time! 

Best part of it- the show is FREE! Link to more info and tickets - here. 

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The Sex Myth: a Devised Play
Aug
16
to Aug 20

The Sex Myth: a Devised Play

In August, this year, I will be Assistant Directing and Stage Managing this very exciting project. More about it below or through this link.

Please buy tickets well in advance to help support the great group of women collaborating together to make this happen!

The Sex Myth: A Devised Play sparks transformative conversations about sexuality amongst audiences and performers - proving that the pleasurable isn't just deeply personal, but also political.

We’re building an international movement that ignites these urgent conversations, starting with a production in New York City in the second half of 2017, and followed by a surge of 20 grassroots and professional performances around the globe over the following 12 months. But we can’t do it without your help.

We are told that the sexual revolution happened decades ago, and that we’re living in a time of unprecedented liberation. But for too many of us, sex is still a subject bound up in pain and anxiety – whether our shame is that we are “too” sexual, or that we are not sexual enough.

The Sex Myth isn’t just a fun and sexy theatre-going experience (although it can be if that’s what you want from it). It’s also a tool for activism, education, and consciousness raising. The play is devised using a set of processes rather than a set script, meaning that the show is recreated each time it is performed to include the personal and diverse experiences of each new cast. Audience members witness brave performers sharing their own stories about sex in all its messy, funny, daring, mundane, violent, vicious and loving glory. In turn, this creates a unique, personal and shockingly original experience with each production.

Do you believe we need to redefine what “normal” is when it comes to sex? Do you want folks to trust their own bodies, desires, and partners regardless of what the world is telling us?

Help us spread these essential conversations across the United States and around the world. Join the movement and Break #TheSexMyth.

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"Small Group" by Tom Slot, directed by Isabel Quinzaños Alonso
Apr
24
to Apr 27

"Small Group" by Tom Slot, directed by Isabel Quinzaños Alonso

I'm working with Articulate Theater Company this coming month, directing one out of 9 short plays for their Articulating the Arts benefit event.

Articulating the Arts:
Tales in Time

Small Group, written by Tom Slot
inspired by "Odin and the Mead of Inspiration" (Norway)
Directed by Isabel Quinzanos Alonso
Join two Asgardians gods, a burnt-out Queen of Camelot, and the lady who bit the apple, as they try to work through a plethora of personal issues.

April 24-27, 2017
Gloria Maddox Theatre
@ T. Schreiber Studio

151 W. 26th St, 7th Floor
New York, NY

More information about the company and the event through the link

The fabulous cast of  Small Group  in rehearsals.

The fabulous cast of Small Group in rehearsals.

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 Immigration “Know Your Rights” Forum
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

Immigration “Know Your Rights” Forum

  •   Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dear Friends, 

Please join me on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building for my Immigration “Know Your Rights” Forum.  This will be an informative discussion during which I will provide an overview of the Trump Administration’s Executive Orders on immigration, discuss the potential impact on the Hispanic community, and examine the resources and services available to constituents of New York’s 13th Congressional District.  

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is a special guest and will offer remarks.   

During the forum, a legal panel will be on hand to discuss civil rights, additional resources and legal aid.  Panel participants will include: Latino Justice PRLDEF, Hispanic Federation, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, New York Immigration Coalition, and Legal Aid Society.

WHEN:          Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST
 
WHERE:       Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building
                     163 West 125th Street, 3rd Floor
                     just east of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue)
                     New York, NY  10027

RSVP to EspaillatPress@mail.house.gov

Sincerely,

Adriano Espaillat
U.S. House of Representatives
Proudly representing New York’s 13th Congressional District

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LITNY Indie Theater Activist Training and Planning Workshop
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

LITNY Indie Theater Activist Training and Planning Workshop

This year is a crucial election year for New York City -- we are voting for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, and City Councilmembers.

During the last election cycle in 2013 we hosted a Meet the Candidates event where we offered candidates the opportunity to respond to our Performing Arts Platform and we made endorsements of candidates.

We will repeat that process for 2017 and we want to make sure our Performing Arts Platform is representative of the current and long-term needs of our community.

We need to prepare together and get organized so that our voices will be heard in November!

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In The Valley- Work in Progress Reading
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

In The Valley- Work in Progress Reading

I will be working with Dayana Elia Tellerias and Laura Maria Nicosia for ten days in August in the development of Dayana's play In The Valley. We will be doing an open reading of the play on Thursday 25th of August, welcoming feedback. 

The play is based on real life events of the life of an activist in the north of Mexico. 

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Performing Arts Academy, Felsted Summer School
Jul
25
to Aug 5

Performing Arts Academy, Felsted Summer School

Out of Joint has teamed up with Felsted Summer School to bring you a Performing Arts Academy. This two week course will look at the building blocks of Max Stafford-Clark's method, using three plays to explore it in practical terms. We will be using Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage by Robin Soans and Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. The course will culminate in a short performance of the scenes on the last day! For more information check out this link

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A View From Islington North
May
18
to Jul 2

A View From Islington North

Acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark teams up with some of our most celebrated playwrights for an evening of political satire.

Alistair Beaton and Stella Feehily make merry with the machinations behind the closed doors of our major political parties. David Hare attacks the cult of the free market, through a visitation from its chief priestess.

Mark Ravenhill eyes the cost of our military adventures as a soldier’s mother does all she can to avoid hearing the news she dreads. And Caryl Churchill imagines a world where even language is sponsored.

Funny, angry, and playful, A View from Islington North is smart entertainment for the head and heart.

Book now, and be parachuted into the safest seat in town.

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All That Fall at the Arts Theatre, London
Apr
13
to May 14

All That Fall at the Arts Theatre, London

Transferring for 5 weeks to the West End!

Beckett described his radio plays as “coming out of the dark”. Internationally acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark will take blindfolded audiences literally into darkness, for a rare live production of his first radio play, featuring a 360° sound design.

All That Fall is one of Beckett’s most naturalistic plays, inspired by memories of his native Foxrock in Ireland. It is a play about faltering journeys: an old woman sets out to greet her husband at the station on his birthday, only for events to take a deeply unsettling turn…

Tony Award-winner Bríd Brennan leads the cast as the unforgettable Maddy Rooney – crotchety and funny, self pitying and self-important, and defiant in her small, strained act of love.

All That Fall is a playful, enjoyable and mysterious journey of words and sounds. The Guardian’s chief critic Michael Billington selected it for his 2015 book The 101 Greatest Plays. This production was created for the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival.

“Brought to chilling life in the darkness” Irish Times

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