2012

2012 INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS

Helikon Rep presents
BE CAREFUL OF WORDS
All text is from poems of Anne Sexton
Directed by Elena Heyman

An original production of Anne Sexton’s Pulitzer Prize winning poetry which follows the individual through the depths of isolation in search of connection.

Devised by Claire Kiechel, Elena Heyman, Mary Ellen Stebbins, Cait Fergus, Lily Narbonne, Jess Moss, Amanda Mason, Thom Christensen, Ben Otto and Michael Cicietti

Scenic Design: Cait Chiou  I  Lighting Design: Mary Ellen Stebbins

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Calliope Theatre Company presents
CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE AGE
written and directed by Knud Adams
featuring Will Dagger, Molly McAdoo, and Raphael Sacks
March 28 – April 1
Wed. – Sat.  7:30 and 9:30 PM
Sun.  2 and 7 PM

Children of the Future Age is a new play with original music. In an abandoned building, three runaways compete to usher the second coming of the poet William Blake through vision and songs.

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SKINPOPPIN
written & performed by Basil Scrivens
directed by Ozzie Jones
visual design by Jon-Carlo Evans
March 12, 19 & 26 at 8pm

A disturbing glimpse into the social and psychological impact of addiction and recovery through rhythm, movement and sound.

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All Gone Theatre Company presents
ECHOES
by Richard Nash
directed by Natalie Glick
Feb 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 at 8pm
Feb 18 at 2pm

Featuring Cassandra Seale, Russell Boyle & Joseph Boover

A young man and woman build a low keyed paradise of happiness within an asylum, only to have it shattered by the intrusion of the outside world. The two characters search, at times agonizingly, to determine the difference between illusion and reality.

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Forward Flux Presents
FRIENDANDY.COM
Staged Workshop Performance
Feb 7th, Reception at 7:30pm, Curtain at 8:00 pm

Cast: Hayes Dunlap, Sean Hefferon, Laura Kaldis, Nastasha Strang

FriendAndy.com is a new play about finding your voice in today’s digital age.  The world of internet becomes live on stage as we meet Andy, a blogger who goes on a wild ride of fame, fortune, and friends online.  Does Andy really have it all?

Featuring audience interaction through social media, and stylized movement sequences, FriendAndy.com offers a uniquely funny yet revealing perspective of the online experience we all have.  Check out the website FriendAndy.com for more fun details about the show!

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THINGS WE WANT
by Jonathan Marc Sherman
Starring Constantinos Tsoucalas, Benjamin David Hoffman, EJ Cantu, Grace Rex
Directed by Quin Gordon
Produced by Stephen Palmese
January 19 – 29    Thurs. – Sat. 8 PM    Sunday Matinees   3 PM

When Charlie has a breakdown and drops out of culinary school because his co-dependent girlfriend dumps him, he soon realizes that coming home to his childhood apartment and his two older brothers might not have been the best idea. A dark comedy about drug smuggling in europe while inebriated, tropical self-help gurus, pre-teen catholic school girl skirts, retro-actively spoiled food and figuring out what really makes you happy in life… oh, and that seemingly innocent girl from that AA meeting a few weeks ago who lives in the building, she might be some help… we should call her.

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Love Street Theatre and Opera’Avant proudly present
BLOODY FIRE….UNCHASTE DESIRE
January 11, 12, 13, 14  at 8:00 PM   $18

“Bloody Fire…” is a co-production of Love Street Theatre, known for its intimate renderings of the classics and new works, and Opera’Avant, the cutting edge new opera company. Experience Shakespeare in an entirely new way!

Operatic selections based in Shakespeare’s plays ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary intertwine seamlessly with Shakespearean text from favorite works.

Featuring a uniquely diverse team of singing actors.
Music Director: Tamara Cashour
Co-Music Director: Michael Piliafian
Stage Director: Julie S. Halpern*
Stage Manager John Simmons
Set Designer: Seth Weine
Light Designer: Pei-Wen Huang

Cast: Andrew Arrow*, Aron Bederson, Tamara Cashour, Sarah Arikian-Coe, Lori Engle de Gayoso*, Julie S. Halpern*, Nathalie Parker, Kevin Peters*, Mark Peters, Maariana Vikse

www.lovestreettheatre.org

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bowl to the cat to the fairytale (The Avoidance Dance)
Wednesday January 4 at 7:00 PM    $12
by Sharon Estacio
with Leila Gaudin and So Young Yang

Crossing the seas from Firenze, Italy, her current place of residence, Sharon Estacio will premiere bowl to the cat to the fairytale (The Avoidance Dance) in her hometown New York City, on Wednesday, January 4th at 7pm in Theaterlab’s Studio A, an intimate white box space where her co- conspirators will include Paris-based theater artist Leila Gaudin and NY-based video artist So Young Yang.  This is a dance piece built using the procrastination technique.

In her natural passive- aggressive state, Estacio shows her brilliance in avoidance as Gaudin and Yang bring to light extensions of her mind. They appear as other elements of Estacio’s solitude – by turns helpful or not.  In an attempt to dispose of a moving box which curiously obstructs the space, Gaudin joins Estacio in extensive warm up phrases, playing dual roles as both witness and shadow. Yang, via video projection, magnifies Estacio’s ideas of self-image and her various actions and emotions arising as result of a self-imposed confrontation. Can Estacio unpack a box?  What does it take? This is ultimately a commitment to purging, on the local train, slow and sweet.

 

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