Photo by David Derr
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING OUT...
OR HOW THE GAY AGENDA CAME DOWN MY CHIMNEY
Written and Performed by Jeffrey Solomon
Directed by Joe Brancato
MAY 11 & 19 at 7pm
MAY 13 & 18 at 9pm
MAY 14 at 2pm
Inspired by theatrical documentarians Anna Deveare Smith and The Laramie Project, Mr. Solomon purports to have interviewed all of the key players in the scandal that has come to be known as ‘Santa-Gate’. “This isn’t a clumsy parody, but a sensitive, imaginative tale that really is about a boy’s realization that he is different. Mr. Solomon portrays an amazing range of characters, all of them beautifully.” - NY TIMES
Photo by Matt Sundin
WOMAN OF LEISURE AND PANIC
Created, Choreographed and Performed
by Charlotte Bydwell
MAY 11 & 19 at 9pm
MAY 13 & 18 at 7pm
MAY 14 at 4pm
A recent graduate of The Juilliard School and celebrated performer with choreographers such as Monica Bill Barnes and Larry Keigwin, Charlotte Bydwell makes her solo show debut with “Woman of Leisure and Panic”. In this whimsical combination of dance and theatre, she depicts a young woman’s quest to find balance in a life where every achievement seems to bring further uncertainty. Watch as she struggles to remain financially stable, creatively productive, physically fit, romantically satisfied, and still standing...or should she sit?
…and stockings for the ladies
multi character drama with puppetry
Performed by Brendan McMurtry-Howlett
Written by Attila Clemann
Directed by Zach Fraser
NEW YORK PREMIERE
MAY 12 and 16 at 7pm
MAY 14 and 17 at 9pm
MAY 20 at 7pm
Victory Day streamers have barely landed and two Canadian airmen are sent into occupied Germany. Amidst a sea of survivors and an obstinate military, their conviction is put to the test. Through elegant storytelling and a host of vibrant characters, puppet and human, this award-winning play tells a courageous true tale.
“A beautifully crafted play...a splendid production...a not-to-be-missed show...
5 STARS" - Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine, Toronto
Multiple Award Winner: Best of the Fringe (Toronto), Best English Production (Montreal Fringe) and a Montreal English Critic Circle nomination for Best New Text
Produced in conjunction with the Bridge Theatre Company.
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Photo by Nancy Keegan
a monologue in three parts
Performed by Grant Neale
Written by Saviana Stanescu
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Produced by Nomad Theatrical Company
MAY 12 and 16 at 9pm
MAY 14 and 17 at 7pm
MAY 20 at 9pm
In this hyper-physical monodrama performed by Grant Neale, playwright Saviana Stanescu (on of NYTheatre.com 2010 People of the Year) has imagined three threshold moments in the life of the famed film director Roman Polanski. Under the direction of 3 time SoloNOVA director Tamilla Woodard, this fast moving tale of Desire, Escape and Punishment, mixes film and theatre as it delves into the brilliant mind of the controversial figure, sometimes victim sometimes villain. Performed in English, French and Polish, Polanski Polanski was commissioned and Developed by Nomad Theatrical Company.
“The writing is astonishing…a remarkable compelling performance by Grant Neale and fluid often surprising direction by Tamilla Woodard.” - Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
Photo by David Flores
QUESTIONS MY MOTHER CAN'T ANSWER
documentary multi-character monologues
Written & Performed by Andrea Caban
Directed by Rachel Eckerling
MAY 21 at 4pm
MAY 22 at 6pm
MAY 23, 25 and 27 at 8pm
New York Innovative Theatre Award-winning solo artist Andrea Caban is back with her sold-out 2010 FringeNYC hit. She’s on a mind-body-soul healing mission after being hit by a New York City cab. Searching for guidance she interviews eight “women-of-a-certain-age”. How do a sexy Moroccan ballroom dancer, a donations-only prostitute, and her Aunt Shirley help Andrea redefine “navigating life” and interpret the ticks of her biological clock?
“I left the theater feeling like I had gained something I didn’t even know was missing.”
- New York Theatre Review
Photo by Tara Godvin
Written & Performed by Desiree Burch
Co-Written by Dan Kitrosser
Directed by Isaac Byrne
MAY 21 and 24 at 9pm
MAY 22 at 4pm
MAY 26 at 7pm
MAY 28 at 2pm
It took us over 200 years to build America--it will take Desiree a little over an hour to dismantle it. Tar Baby is a new solo work exploring the new face of identity and race in America by toying with all the old ones. Created and performed by alt-comedy Desiree Burch (52 Man Pickup, The Soup Show, Huffington Post's "53 Favorite Female Comedians", New York Magazine's "Ten New Comedians that Funny People Find Funny"). Tar Baby is the collapsible space-and-time-machine ride at an Americana funpark, featuring: The glories of Manifest Destiny! The 8-bit majesty of the Oregon Trail! The sideshow hilarity of Blaxploitation! The rollercoaster of White Liberal Guilt! A poppy field of American dreams! Sheet forts! Night terrors! Childhood games! Punch and Pie!
multi character monologues with song
Written & Performed by Joseph Keckler
With violinist Dan Bartfield
Directed by Josh Hecht
MAY 21 and 24 at 7pm
MAY 22 at 2pm
MAY 26 at 9pm
MAY 28 at 4pm
In his newest show, the musician and monologuist takes the audience on a twisted and hilarious ride through the underworld -- the underworld of low-level jobs he has held in the NY arts.
New York Press said, “Keckler commands with erotic bravado…so many different personae… you wonder whether he’s possessed by spirits”.
Time Out New York called Keckler “Divine!”