From August 27 to September 11, The Kiva Company, The Management Co., One Year Lease, Stages 5150, Stone Soup Theatre Arts, and The Subjective Theatre Company present The UnConvention: An American Theater Festival at the Barrow Group and Abingdon Theater Complex on 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The festival features six pieces of provocative, political theater. Additionally, the organizers of The UnConvention have planned a myriad of events including roundtable discussions on topics such as "Blurring the Line Between Art and Politics;" workshops on political involvement; and debates with local candidates. The festival and events will occur before, during, and after the Republican National Convention, taking place August 30th through September 2nd at Madison Square Garden, a few short blocks away.
The UnConvention challenges audiences with timeless conflicts and haunting stories at a time when participation in politics is at its most important and audiences may be examining their political beliefs, economic wants, and social needs. The politically-charged dramas chosen for the festival have the power to inspire hope, motivate change, and spur audiences to become more active citizens.
Click the links below for more information on individual shows:
Stone Soup Theatre Arts presents The Trial of God, by Elie Wiesel.
Stages 5150 presents KtP, by Randy Anderson.
The Management Co. presents This Jungle of Cities, by Berrian Eno-Van Fleet.
The Subjective Theatre Company presents The White Plague, by Karel Capek, translated by Peter Majer and Cathy Porter.
The Kiva Theatre Company presents Entrenched in the Oath, created and conceived by the members of The Kiva Theatre Company. Script by Jessica Jill Turner.
One Year Lease presents Antigone, by Jean Anouilh. Adapted by One Year Lease.
Translated by Marie-Pierre Beauséjour & Iason Demos.
The Subjective Theatre Company presents Bizarro's Politicomedy-A-go-Go.
Bread and Puppet Theatre Company presents Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea.
Twinbiz presents Hillary and Monica: The Winter of Her Discontent, by Yvette Heyliger.
Colour Outside the Lines
Special Productions presents Disgruntled Bit-Players in the Lefty Show.
Panel: Media and Politics
Temporary/Industrial Arts presents Patriot Act
Panel: The State of the Modern Day Protest
Panel: Staging the Nation
Vessel presents Transfix: Site-Specific Urban Interactive Performance
Bryan Brown presents The Fever, by Wallace Shawn.
Whips N' Cheneys: A Night of Shock and Ha, a political/comedy panel discussion.
Breedingground Productions presents Testify.
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