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New York's finest improvisers join forces with New York's finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.
It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.
Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.
The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It's comedy, it's poetry, it's theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.
The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.
"Kiss Punch Poem is a rare find... uproarious and heartfelt." – Time Out Chicago
"[KissPunchPoem] celebrates the fresh and surprising associations that are generated by both improv and poetry." - The American Reader
"Their performance took me back to the formative years of the slam. It was exhilarating." – Mark Smith (founder of Slam Poetry)
Bloowst windku, by choreographer Rebecca Davis, is a sculpture that is performed. The familiar is rendered strange as three performers shift with dream-like logic from basic pedestrian movement to highly abstracted forms within an equally mutable sound score by Zach Layton. Materials collected over three years are joined to create a structure that literally envelops the audience.
A Night of Broadway Hits in Concert!
Dance Theatre of Harlem returns home to New York City Center with dynamic programs that define the diversity of 21st century ballet. Don't miss the company premiere of Nacho Duato's "Coming Together" and "Vessels" the new ballet by Darrell Grand Moultrie.
Celebrating 10 years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe! This theatrical thrill ride combines euphoria-inducing live music and breathtaking aerial displays in a performance that's as exhilarating as it is addictive. Flood your senses and experience the "sexy, heart-pounding fantasy" (Daily News) of Fuerza Bruta.
The majority party in Venezuela gave President Nicolas Maduro the power to temporarily govern Venezuela by decree, thanks to a law described by opposition activists as a measure to cover up the government's weaknesses and to subjugate the Venezuelan people. It is the second time Maduro has been given such powers and the late populist Hugo Chávez, Maduro's mentor and predecessor, ruled by fiat four times in his 14-year tenure. In her modern tragedy Golondrinas (Swallows), Venezuelan expatriate playwright/director/actor Aminta De Lara likens the nation's acquiescence to the submissiveness of a family to a dominating and abusive father.
In an apartment in Caracas, two abused daughters discover their father slumped half-dead in an armchair, a liquor bottle frozen in his hand, while anti-government protests, counter-demonstrations and government retaliations rage outside.
Great Kills reflects the big-time aspirations of small-timers in Staten Island, who would pierce the toni antiques market with salvage from a decommissioned hospital there. An aging workman named Mr. G (Joe Pantoliano) has spent his lifetime helping to maintain a psychiatric hospital in Staten Island. Now, after a ten-year controversy over neglect of patients at the institution, it is finally shutting down. Its furniture -- "the kind of stuff you find in a doctor's office" -- is lying abandoned in a nearby field. The prospect of selling the stuff for a quick score proves irresistible to his ne'er-do-well son, Tim (Bob Homeyer), who's living at home after losing his position as an adjunct professor of literature. To finance the plan, Tim recruits his estranged childhood friend, restaurateur, Robert (Peter Welch). What ensues is a drunken evening of scheming and betrayal in which the plan becomes less real, the men's desperate realities become more apparent and a secret is revealed.
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
Food is a prism to look into love and sex, conflict and life in the six short plays of A la Carte: a Feast of New Plays. Short works of various genres by Allan Knee, Dana Leslie Goldstein, Laurie Graff, Laura Hirschberg, Gary Giovanetti and Scott C. Sickles will be presented.
The evening's setting gradually morphs from a magical dreamscape to a realistic kitchen in the course of this unified evening, which weaves plays of disparate subjects into a thematic flow. It begins with a haunting play by Allan Knee set in Port Authority and ends with a tender tale of generational love by Dana Leslie Goldstein that is set in a mother's kitchen. The idea is to start in a place of hunger and then have courses (fish, eggs, popcorn, and finally dessert). Throughout the evening, food motifs are used to examine the daily struggles of life and the social and personal issues behind them.
Hilarious' is the only way to describe The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron. In the show Robert Dubac embarks on a different mission. This time he's in pursuit of the holy grail of male/female relationships. The answer to the age old question, "What do women want?" And with help of five bonehead chauvinists and his feminine side he miraculously comes up with the answer. All while drinking a beer. It's 80 minutes of riotous comedy and misguided advice on the never-ending babble of the sexes.
Taiko is an ancient Japanese art which combines energetic group drumming with synchronized martial arts-style movements into one stunning musical and visual experience. Join us for an evening of positive and powerful vibrations!
With Special Guests: Takajum Indian Dance Academy, The Silk Worms & Grammy Award Winner Koji Nakamura
A Raisin in the Sun is a drama about an American family's struggle with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life on the cusp of the civil rights era.
Walter Younger and his mother, Lena, both yearn to move their family out of Chicago's Southside ghetto. When Lena's late husband's insurance check arrives, Lena hopes to use it to buy a house in a white neighborhood while Walter hopes to invest it in a liquor business.
Fifty people wearing headphones swarm NYC, discovering new perspectives. A pedestrian-based live art experience full of complex soundscapes, Remote New York leads audiences on a journey that shifts perceptions of familiar landscapes, unifies the group, and conjures up personal memories.
An International Favorite!
From the creator of The Awesome 80s Prom comes New York's newest Off-Broadway sensation - That Bachelorette Show!
The interactive parody of your favorite reality romance shows, where YOU pick the groom!
At That Bachelorette Show, you'll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite radio hits, spun by star Guest DJ's, as some of the most eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors around vie for our Bachelorette's. . . flower. Over the course of the show, they'll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs!
TimeOut New York Critics' Pick!
Tilt Core is an ensemble drawn from the larger group of NYC performers in Tilted Axes: Music For Mobile Electric Guitars in 2014 as a means to explore and experiment with new material. Its smaller size, 5-9 members, enhances musical and practical possibilities. Outside of the larger processional projects, Tilt Core is a more agile and easily presentable ensemble as well a its members serving as the creative catalysts for future Tilted Axes work.
Studies in Motion & Velocity is a performance inside of a theater. This gives the group an opportunity to use the space in a combination of mobile and stationary formations. They will perform new music as well as other pieces from the Tilted repertoire in the form of a narrative. This is the challenge.