Past Shows

 

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2016 In the Mezzanine Theatre




2016 In the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre


November 27– December 18, 2016

Alligator



New Georges

By Hilary Bettis
Directed by Elena Araoz
Produced in collaboration with The Sol Project

Emerald and Ty are twin orphaned teenagers wrestling ‘gators for a living in a roadside attraction in a small tourist town deep in the Florida Everglades… alternately realistic and surreal, scored with gritty rock music, Alligator is a muscular, satisfying play about learning to tame our darkest impulses.

Alligator will be the first production of The Sol Project, a New York City-based theater initiative dedicated to producing works by Latinx playwrights, bringing the stories and culture of their community to the fore of American theater.









 

2017 In the Mezzanine Theatre


January 17 - February 11, 2017

PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band

Ma-Yi Theater Company

By Michi Barall
Music by Paul Liber & Matt Park
Directed and Originally Conceived by Jack Tamburri

Peer is a brash young man on a journey to discover his ultimate self in this rock music odyssey about risk, reinvention and going roundabout. Ma-Yi Theater Company’s remaking of Ibsen’s classic verse drama asks what it means when we sacrifice everything to be most fully ourselves.



February 18 - March 5, 2017

Love That Dog

New York City Children’s Theater

Adapted and Directed by Andrew Frank and Jason Howard
Based on the book by award-winning author Sharon Creech
Featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and Walter Dean Myers

A multimedia play about a boy and his dog. Featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and Walter Dean Myers, LoveThat Dog is a contemporary story about discovering the power of your own voice. Best for ages 8 and up.

Presented in repertory with Please Bring Balloons



February 18 - March 5, 2017

Please Bring Balloons

New York City Children’s Theater

Created by David Kilpatrick
based on Lindsay Ward’s illustrated book, Please Bring Balloons
Directed by Sara Morgulis

An interactive, multi-sensory theater experience created for our youngest audience members. Based on Lindsay Ward’s beautiful illustrated book, Please Bring Balloons will be a fun and dynamic introduction to theater that you and your toddler will love. Best for ages 2-5 years old.

Presented in repertory with Love That Dog



July 20 - August 6, 2017

And She Would Stand Like This

The Movement Theatre Company

Written By Harrison David Rivers
Directed by David Mendizábal
Choreographed by Kia LaBeija

AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS is a theatrical retelling of Euripides' The Trojan Women fused with the world of underground LGBTQ+ ball culture. Set in a hospital waiting room after the emergence of an unknown and deadly virus, AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS reimagines the characters of The Trojan Women as Black and Latinx queer men and Transgender women fighting for their survival..



September 7 - October 21, 2017

KPOP

Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company + Woodshed Collective 

Conceived by Woodshed Collective + Jason Kim 
Book by Jason Kim 
Music & Lyrics by Helen Park + Max Vernon 
Immersive Design by Woodshed Collective 
Choreographed by Jennifer Weber 
Directed by Teddy Bergman

KPOP is here and America will never be the same. Claim your exclusive, all-access pass and immerse yourself in the Korean Pop music factory where stars are made... or broken. 

KPOP was held in A.R.T./New York Theatres's Mezzanine Theatre, Gural Theater, and lobby spaces taking over the full building.

2017 In the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre


January 17 - February 5, 2017

The Great American Drama

New York Neo-Futurists

By Connor Sampson

What makes a piece of theater a success? The Great American Drama is a living, ever-changing theatrical experiment to test the validity of the American Dream; that anyone, regardless of their given circumstance, can achieve prosperity and success through hard work and determination.



February 17 - March 5, 2017

BKBX Presents: See Reverse

Broken Box Mime Theater

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) presents a brand new set of original short plays with SEE REVERSE. Set to a fresh soundtrack and dynamic lighting design, the mime re-definers of BKBX journey from film noir to political protest and everywhere in between, asking audiences to take their truth and turn it upside down, inside out, and back in time to reveal something truer than they held at the start. 



February 25 - March 4, 2017

BKBX Presents: DESTINATION: EVERYWHERE

Broken Box Mime Theater

DESTINATION: EVERYWHERE is a boisterous adventure that invites audiences to journey through invisible worlds. With a speaking host to guide even the youngest theater-goers, BKBXKids! weaves together nine inventive shorts into a rollicking hour-long program. This interactive performance includes a workshop where the kids are encouraged to meet the cast and learn how to mime!

Presented on Saturdays during Broken Box Mime Theater's run of See Reverse



March 10 - March 26, 2017

The Other Plays: Six Short Plays about Otherness and Diversity

Theater Breaking Through Barriers

Playwrights include Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter, Lameece Isaaq, Basil Kreimendahl, and Neil LaBute

Theater Breaking Through Barriers will proudly present its 5th Festival of new short plays, which will examine otherness in its many forms — Racial, Religious, Political, Sexual and Social — all through a lens of disability. The Other Plays promises to provide a provocative evening of truly enlightening, enraging and entertaining theatre that you will not want to miss!



March 30 - April 9, 2017

American Mill No. 2

Pioneers Go East Collective

Director & Co-writer Gian Marco Lo Forte
Composed by Kamala Sankaram
Choreography by Maura Donohue
Original Concept by Abby Felder 

American Mill No. 2 is Pioneers Go East Collective original docudrama with folk songs about Ella May Wiggins – a textile mill worker and folk singer who found herself at the forefront of the protest movement during the strike at the Loray mill in Gastonia in 1929 (North Carolina).



April 17 - May 7, 2017

The Assignment

Houses On the Moon Theater Company

By Camilo Almonacid and developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company

An English professor is​ ​shaken when a student’s personal essay reopens long buried wounds.  The play explores the long-term emotional toll of violence, and the​ ​struggle to forgive others​ ​and ourselves.

Through the run, Houses on the Moon will present gUN COUNTRY, a selection of stories by professional theater artists and members of the community whose lives have been touched by guns.​​​ 



May 13 - May 27, 2017

T.B. Sheets

Buran Theatre

By Adam R. Burnett

 

Set in a tuberculosis sanatorium on a remote mountainside, a community of terminally ill mystics transcend to an order of living saints and build a spaceship to escape their physical ailments. This dizzying and iconoclastic new work celebrates the power and beauty of the fragile body and the multiplicity and fluidity of identity..​​​ 



November 2 - November 19, 2017

 

SOLSTICE PARTY!

Live Source Theatre Group

Written by Susan Soon He Stanton
Directed by Tyler Mercer

A group of friends gather to celebrate the Summer Solstice together in the deep Upstate New York woods behind an old farmhouse. What begins as a casual, fun weeked quickly devolves into something more sinister; a power-struggle and then a game of survival that is by turns bizarre and shocking. Written as a Jonestown parable for the Trump era, playwright Susan Soon He Stanton explores themes of "group-think" and betrayal that instigate our deepest primal fears.