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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)
Antigone, the story of a young girl that defies the overwhelming power of the state in pursuit of what is right, has been the subject of debate since 441 BCE. Jean Anouilh's challenging version, first performed in occupied France in 1944, is reimagined and rebuilt for the 21st century by this promising ensemble, the Wandering Theatre Company. Transferred to a timeless America; a place both real and imagined, both desired and feared, a nation divided by politics and faith, Wandering Theatre Company explores the question 'How far is too far when we're fighting for what we believe.'Working as a dedicated ensemble with the Viewpoints Technique, Wandering Theatre Company combines text and physical performance to explore both the beauty and horror of Anouilh's vision. We promise a performance that is striking in its aesthetic, challenging in its delivery and inventive in its interpretation of one of the most powerful stories ever written: a story of courage, conviction and consequence.
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!
A Night of Broadway Hits in Concert!
Es la historia de una pareja que vive encerrada en la co-dependencia. Lucía (Caridad del Valle) quien ha dejado su vocación de pintora por hacer anuncios publicitarios es quien cuenta su versión. Luis (Paul Montoya), es un músico controlado por la esquizofrenia. Lucha contra sus alucinaciones Las Voces, ( Alexandra Manzano, Miriam Pinedo y Elena Mohedano). Por la incapacidad de entenderse uno al otro, ellos expresan mediante juegos psicológicos sus traumas, opiniones sobre el arte y la comunicación. Si uno de los dos mejora su estilo de vida, se rompe el espejo que los une. It is the story of a couple who lives locked in co-dependence. Lucia (Caridad del Valle) who has left her vocation as a painter to make advertisements is who tell us story. Luis (Paul Montoya), is a musician controlled by his condition of schizophrenia. Without understanding what happens to himself, he fight against his hallucinations The Voices (Alexandra Manzano, Miriam Pinedo and Elena Mohedano)
Extreme Whether, a new "eco-drama" written and directed by Karen Malpede, centers on an embattled American climate scientist living in an idyllic wilderness estate in the Northeast Coast. Set during the record-hot summers of 2004 and 2012, the play pits the scientist against his twin sister in a no-holds barred family struggle over land ownership and the future use of their wilderness estate. In one corner is John Bjornson, a composite of famous climatologists. In the other is his twin sister, Jeanne, an energy spokeswoman married to a skeptical lobbyist.
An extension of the Fuerza Bruta family, WAYRA takes the audience on a thrill ride from beginning to end, with an extra 20 minutes of heart thrashing fun, fast paced and upbeat live music, on-stage musicians and breathtaking aerial displays. The newly designed set and scenes are sure to present fans with fresh experiences and guarantee that Fuerza Bruta WAYRA will be a theatrical thrill that floods the senses.
Background Materials is a performance event exploring the temporal and spatial aspects of bodily experience. Its focus, paradoxically, is what could be labeled as 'background experience': the 'background noise' of our daily existence, the sensual data that ties us to the world precisely by not coming under focus. Thus, the performance, though a visual event, highlights elements of 'background noise', such as the artists' breathing, and the tactility of the materials with which she interacts.
Borrowing from the dynamics of a visit to an exhibition space, Background Materials brings together two separate performance pieces: Walling and Lament of Plastic. In both pieces, the performer interacts with materials that have a strong, yet elusive, presence in our cultural life. In Walling, the material is the concrete wall, the mute surroundings of the space. In Lament of Plastic it is a plastic trash bag, the transparent carrier of our waste and refuse. The uncanny presence of these materials consists precisely in their forming part of our background, rarely being objects of direct, intentional perception and reflection. Can we experience their 'background' quality while directing our gaze towards them?
Romance, Drama, and Enchantment in the World's Greatest Tragic Love Story
An International Favorite!
Conceived & directed by Colton Pometta, in association with Write Act Repertory comes a new cabaret series featuring 5 musical theater songwriters on the first Thursday of every month.
Featuring the original script and score of acclaimed music producer Walter Tucker, this production is a fresh, inventive merging of theatre and dance. Original choreography by Aurelia Michael (featured dancer with Atlantic Records recording artist Janelle Monáe) and a diverse cast including Miki Michelle, most recently of the Off-Broadway hit iLuminate, bring the provocative story to life.
THROW is a performance-development series curated and moderated by Sarah Maxfield.
THROW's format is simple:
- Artist shows an excerpt of a performance-in-process.
- Artist asks the audience three questions about the excerpt.
- Audience answers each question as simply and directly as possible.
American composer Gwyneth Walker's music is "beloved for its energy, beauty, reverence and drama," join the composer-in-residence at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall for a festive, entertaining holiday concert for Women's Voices. Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International led by Conductor Nancy Menk and the New York based SoHarmoniums led by the esteemed Creator and Director the Young Peoples' Chorus of NYC Cantare Chorus Elizabeth Núñez.