"I think we've lost the ability to just be human with each other...and we've lost a way of even talking about what's going on in our country that needs fixing as a collective body. And so that's part of the reason why I think this kind of work is still important." — Leigh Fondakowski
The National Theatre of Great Britain has a new verbatim play about Brexit, Theatre Development Fund is throwing their first ever festival of immersive events by Off-Off-Broadway theaters, and Tennessee Williams gets site specific.
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“My Country; a work in progress”
National Theatre of Great Britain
in the words of people across the UK and Carol Ann Duffy
Through March 22, 2017, at the National Theatre
Touring Great Britain until June 1, 2017
In the days following the Brexit vote, a team from the National Theatre of Great Britain spoke to people nationwide, aged 9 to 97, to hear their views on the country we call home. In a series of deeply personal interviews, they heard opinions that were honest, emotional, funny, and sometimes extreme. These real testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders of the time in this new play by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and director Rufus Norris.
Various Off-Off-Broadway Companies
Theatre Development Fund
Baruch Performing Arts Center
March 20 & 24, 2017
The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) presents “Performeteria”—the non-profit performing arts organization’s first immersive festival—featuring site-specific new works from 15 Off-Off-Broadway dance and theater companies.
Co-presented with Baruch PAC, “Performeteria” will take place in multiple spaces at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, located at 55 Lexington Avenue, New York. The festival will run March 20 and March 24.
The companies performing on March 20 will be: The Assembly, Blessed Unrest, The Fire This Time Festival, Kinesis Project, Lesser America, The New York Neo-Futurists, The Pumpkin Pie Show, Rady & Bloom, Talking Band, and Theatre Breaking Through Barriers.
The companies performing on March 24 will be: Blessed Unrest, Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT), The Fire This Time Festival, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Kinesis Project, Lesser America, Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York Deaf Theatre, Project: Theater, and The Pumpkin Pie Show.
“Tennessee on Hudson”
Actors Theater of New York City
March 26, 2017
Actors Theater of New York City presents its first production to celebrate the 106th birthday of America’s most extraordinary playwright Tennessee Williams. “Tennessee on Hudson” invites guests to “Elysian Fields”, the first in an ongoing series that explores several of WilliamsOne-Act Plays and his salacious world set free throughout the city of New York. The afternoon and evening include immersive and intimate performances, dance, music and New Orleans style drinks available at the bar. Tennessee on Hudson is an Original Immersive Theatrical Experience. Actors Theater of New York City is an ensemble-based company of Artists and free thinkers.