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Past Performances At The Alchemical

2023

Dec 22nd 2023

All That Christmas Jazz

A concert

Presented by

The Salvatones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get ready to swing into the holiday spirit with All That Christmas Jazz featuring The Salvatones under the direction of Daniel Brondel!

 

Join us for a night filled with festive melodies and jazzy tunes. You can also tune in from the comfort of your living room via livestream provided by Musae.

 

Immerse yourself in your favorite Christmas classics with a jazzy twist. From a tingling rendition of "White Christmas" to a cool take on "What Child Is This," all the classics you know and love take on new life. Experience the magic of the holiday season through these captivating sounds.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of toe-tapping rhythms and soul-stirring melodies. Mark your calendars and join us at All That Christmas Jazz for an extraordinary celebration of music and holiday cheer!

Saturday December 16th
at 8pm.

 

Tickets are $22.50–30 and available here.
IN PERSON + STREAMING

All in-person tickets include digital access to our broadcast.

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Dec 16th 2023

Unheard-of // Dialogues:
Crowell

A concert

Presented by

Unheard-Of // Ensemble

 

 

We are thrilled to welcome back Unheard-of Ensemble for the fourth show in their 2023 Unheard-of//Dialogues.

 

In this Dialogues show, they feature a new workshop premiere of a new composition by David Crowell along with a solo clarinet work by Zachary Mezzo.

 

Iva and David perform as Eco|Tonal in an opening set.

Event is free with optional reservation.

Saturday December 16th
at 8pm.

 

Tickets are free and available here.

 

www.unheard-ofensemble.com

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Dec 14th 2023

William Shakespeare's
Henry V

A reading 

Presented by

East 3rd Productions

 

Adapted and Directed by Gil Ron

 

An intimate evening of theatre featuring Shakespeare's HENRY V adapted and directed by Gil Ron.  

 

FEATURING Stephen Anthony, Michael Billingsley, Jeremy Brena, Gary Chung, Ivette Dumeng, Johnny Maldonado, Liam Kyle McGowan, Tomike Ogugua, Delissa Reynolds, Gil Ron, Jack Wernick, and Christopher Whalen – with Sound Design by Pat Cahue.

Followed by a brief Audience Talk-Back with the Director & Cast.

EAST 3RD PRODUCTIONS

www.east3rd.org

Ricardo Riethmuller, Artistic Director

Francisco Solorzano, Creative Director

Thursday December 14th at 7:30pm.

Run time 90 minutes.
 

Tickets are free and available here.
 

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Soiree

presented by
True Tone Collective

Join us for an unforgettable evening at the True Tone Collective Soiree!

 

Get ready to immerse yourself with an incredible dj, our entertainment industry only mixer and of course food and drinks included in your tickets. The networking mixer/food/drink ticket purchase are only through EventBrite additional tickets for the performances below you must scan the QR code.

The posters list the live performances that are a separate ticket purchase please scan the QR Code to pay $75 to see each performer which still includes your food/drink. Guests tickets will be checked so please have your ticket paid for in advance.

Whether you're a music lover, art enthusiast, or simply looking for a night of fun, the True Tone Collective Soiree promises to be an incredible event that you won't want to miss. So mark your calendars and get ready to be part of a truly unforgettable experience!

www.truetonecollective.com

Sunday, December 10th

Doors open at 6pm.


Tickets are $35-75 and available here.

Dec 10th 2023

Dec 8–9th 2023

Snow Queen

presented by
The Firebird Project

 

What happens when we grow up? How do we cope with change, growing apart,  becoming someone we don't recognize? Bundle up and step into the  enchanting world of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," a young  girl’s epic journey through the seasons of the year as she seeks to save  her best friend, who is enchanted by the Snow Queen's icy spell.  

 

Devised by a quartet of teen artists, this new production from the  award-winning Firebird Youth Theater is a reminder of the enduring power  of love and the resilience of the human spirit.  

 

Adapted by Leo Lion from Hans Christian Andersen devised with Tula Banks, Joely Feinsilver, Christien Setiadi, and Charlotte Wong

Directed by Leo Lion.

www.thefirebirdproject.org

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Friday & Saturday, December 8–9th at 7pm.

Run time 1 hour.


Tickets are $20 and available here.

Dec 7th 2023

Haydn:
Dialogues + UCC Harlo

Presented by 
the Cramer Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cramer Quartet 🎻 is a period instrument string quartet that combines the world of historically informed performance with newly commissioned works exploring and expanding the sound world of gut strings!

Join us at for the latest chapter of Haydn: Dialogues, CQ's multi-year cycle combining Joseph Haydn’s 68 string quartets with sixteen new companion commissions.

 

On Thursday, December 7th, at 7:00pm, the quartet will perform Haydn String Quartet Op. 71 No. 2, inti figgis-vizueta's mesmerizing 30 mengstraße, and a DJ set by the brilliant UCC Harlo (violist Annie Garlid). Check out UCC Harlo's Ceres on Youtube!

Program:

Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
Adagio; Allegro
Adagio cantabile
Menuetto. Allegretto
Finale. Allegretto

inti figgis-vizueta - 30 mengstraße (NY Premiere)

UCC Harlo - selections from United and Topos

plus unreleased music

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Thursday December 7th at 7:30pm

Door opens at 7pm

Tickets are $25 and available here.
Tickets include a glass of wine selected by Blue Hill Wine Shop 
or makgeolli, a Korean unfiltered rice beer donated by Màkku!

Dec 4th 2023

SALON 8

presented by
The Village

The Village returns with another stellar group of artists presenting exciting work-in-progress at SALON 7. Visual and performance artists from around
New York City will be
debuting their latest creations for YOU.
Come to laugh, drink, connect, and support new art!

Our Salons host 10-12 performance and visual artists
and are structured in three acts:

ACT 1: The Visual Art Gallery

ACT 2: The Performance Showcase

ACT 3: The Wrap Party

 

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. No outside food or drink allowed.

 

Tickets are limited. If you are unable to purchase a ticket,
please join our waitlist and we will let you know if there is an opening!

www.iminthevillage.org

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Monday, December 4th

Doors open at 6:30pm.


Tickets are $15-50 and available here
or $20 at the door (if still available).

Dec 1–3rd 2023

Seven Feet Under

A collection of
original short playS

all set in a cemetery
 

A Small Town Production

 

Step into the liminal space where past and present collide, where the departed and the living find themselves in an embrace with their deepest desires, fears, and quests for redemption. Seven Feet Under dares to freeze time and space for a rendezvous between the here and the hereafter.

 

In each play, we explore the chance meetings that infuse our lives with significance, and the mediums through which we bridge the realms of the living and the beyond. Come, be a part of this convergence, where the departed and the living discover that, in this place of transition, not all that's gone truly rests, and neither does that which is left behind.

Seven Feet Under is a collection of seven short plays written by Small Town Productions and other local playwrights. They would love for you to stay afterwards and join us for a small reception at the Alchemical Studio café.

Please note that Seven Feet Under contains smoking and fog.
Content features wrestling and knife-work, depictions of death, sexual activity, and drug use, as well as descriptions of police brutality, grief and bullying.

Friday December 1st at 8pm

Saturday December 2nd at 3pm / 8pm

Sunday December 3rd at 3pm

Tickets are $30 and available here.
Run time: approx. 2 hours,
with an intermission. 

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Nov 25th 2023

Blue Reunion

A staged Reading
with The Playwrights Workshop

 

by Ned Dougherty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come join the The Playwrights Workshop's staged reading of Blue Reunion by Ned Dougherty - a play about four former high school football players who return to their hometown. 

On a cold December night in a rusted-over Pennsylvania nowhere town, the Class of 2003 football team reunites at their high school to watch the next generation win the state championship. Partying behind the bleachers, begging the glory days to return, the old players are haunted by their abusive coach who seemed to predict their dead-end futures. None of them got over how close they came to becoming champions back then, and tonight they’ll do whatever it takes to win for once in their lives. 

www.theplaywrightsworkshop.com

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Saturday November 25th at 3pm

Tickets are donation-based
and available here.

Nov 11th 2023

Unheard-of // Dialogues:

A concert

Presented by

Unheard-Of // Ensemble

Unheard-of's latest iteration of our performance and conversation series featuring music from their Ohio Call for Multimedia Projects.

 

Join Unheard-of Ensemble for the third show in their 2023 Unheard-of // Dialogues series. This Dialogues show features the NY premieres of our call for multimedia proposals by Robert McClure and Mare Hirsch, Brian Harnetty, and HyeKyung Lee and Christian Faur.

 

McClure/Hirsch's contours snared, in warp and weft explores melodic shapes and contours while the electronics provide an interactive backdrop weaving together the instrumental elements.

 

Harnetty's The Workbench draws together sonic fragments of voice, memory, and long instrumental lines to create a sonic portrait of Harnetty’s father.

 

They also perform Helix by Mexican artist team Ana E. López Reyes (NNUX) and Martha Maya (LVSTVCRV) explores women’s relationships with generational trauma and its impact on Latinx communities, looking at breaking the cycles.

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Saturday November 11th
at 8pm.

 

Tickets are free and available here.

 

www.unheard-ofensemble.com

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Oct 7th & Nov 11th 2023

Lucas Handwerker:

Make Light

Join us for an interactive evening of intuitive readings, healing, trance states,

mentalism and other symphonies of psychological wonder.

 

Lucas Handwerker is a Spiritual Counselor, TEDx Speaker, Modern Mystic, and Subconscious Guide.

He publicly cures fears, clears the fog, and answers questions: past, present, and future. He heals the non-believers and weaves awe. He's been called a brilliant navigator of inner space, a mental prodigy, and a sin eater. Lucas' goal is to do the most good for the most number of people.

His new presentation, “Make Light” is a modern mystic healing experience combining mentalism, intuitive readings, hypnosis, storytelling, spiritual counseling, and ritual in an entertaining and enlightening live event.

The future is seen in the petals of a flower. The grief of the room is consumed in flame and placed in a box for safe keeping. Someone will get what they've always wanted and not want it anymore. A mysterious light is created and fills the room changing everyone in it.

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Saturday October 7th & November 11th
at 7:30pm.

 

Tickets are $35
and available here.

Run Time: Approx. 90 minutes

Nov 3RD – 4th 2023

Counterbalance

Presented by
John Hunter Lawrence
& Theatredome

 

Counterbalance follows the story of the Joseph brothers form Manhattan's Upper Westside. Each son has been assembled by their father for reasons known to some and unknown to others. One thing is for sure, this is one weekend they will never forget.

 

With the subject matters ranging from forgiveness, anger, resentment, pride, sibling rivalry to neglect.

 

This play is an exploration into the minds of black men.

It's meant to bring to the surface the many complexities and shades of the black male that have not yet been portrayed

in modern American theatre.

Friday November 3rd at 8pm

Saturday November 4th at 4pm & 8pm

Tickets are $15-20 and available here.

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Oct 27th 2023

The Grief Eater

Near North Bender

A Play Reading

Presented by Page 73

 

by Dylan Guerra
& directed by Dustin Wills

THE GRIEF EATER NEAR NORTH BENDER is about a gang of bar owners and patrons tormented by a monster that feeds off grief taking matters into their own hands as the Grief Eater approaches their cursed town of North Bender. It’s a fight for their lives and their memories and their ale.

It’s folk tale meets bloodbath. Monster meets shepherd. Fang meets heart. Laugh meets scream. Pint meets shotgun.” 
 

In Dylan’s own words,

“Many Bars. Many teeth. One monster. Eats grief.

Friday October 27th
at 2pm.

 

Tickets are sold out; link is here.

www.page73.org

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Oct 27th 2023

Snow Milk

Pop Up Shop!!

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Oct 19th 2023

Beyond Gallery Walls

Opening Night

Opening reception evening for the group show

“Beyond Gallery Walls” which will be installed
featuring this group of talented artists –

Augusto Fanjul – Carlos De Alba – Djilas Gomez – Eliana Perez – Edward Vasquez – George Peralta – Jimmy Valdez Osaku –
Mariano Cinat – Maximiliano Valdez – Ruth Whaley 

Artwork is available for purchase. 

Opening Night
Thursday, October 19th

from 6-9pm

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Come View This Beautiful Gallery
in our Halls

thru December 2023!!

FEB 4th – OCt 14th 2023

When Your Soulmate Dies

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF

BLACKJEWLOVE 

 

Written by Epstein & Hassan

A performance by legendary comedian Steve Epstein, who honors his late wife and comedy partner, Naimah Hassan, by delivering a new chapter of their timeless wisdom, compassion and humorous ‘BlackJewLove’ commentary on class race, class, sexuality, and grieving. 

Following the death of Steve Epstein’s beloved Naimah Hassan last October and written together by the comedy duo in her final days, When Your Soulmate Dies brings a poignant yet comedic new chapter to the legendary wisdom, compassion, and humor of ‘The Black and the Jew,’ and a culmination of their ‘BlackJewLove’ themes on race, class, and sexuality. Now with a touch of grieving, Epstein (with Hassan by video) gets personal in a heartfelt and funny hour of their classic comedy and socio-political commentary.

“The final year of Naimah’s life spent in nursing homes and hospitals underscored the mistreatment of Black women, highlighting the historic racism by the healthcare industry toward this marginalized group, among all others,” said Epstein. “After 40 years of marriage and as partners in comedy and social justice initiatives, When Your Soulmate Dies is meant to punch and inspire, while bringing levity to a serious subject.”

www.theblackandthejew.com

Theater Scene Review

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Ongoing February 4th – Oct 6th

Upcoming: Friday October 6th
at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $20 and available here
or at the door (cash or cc).

Oct 13th 2023

Skyline Songs & Spirits

Presented by Off-Brand Opera

 

A rooftop masquerade featuring

highlights from Don Giovanni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Off-Brand Opera for a rooftop celebration of spooky season with Mozart’s most beloved opera,

lovingly adapted for the 21st century.

 

Dress for a masquerade, grab a drink at the bar, and socialize with members of the OBO community

while listening to excerpts from our new interpretation of Don Giovanni!

 

These excerpts proceed a full production that will feature in Off-Brand Opera’s 2024-25 season.

www.offbrandopera.org

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Friday October 13th
at 7:30pm.

 

Tickets are $30-$45
and available here.

Oct 13th 2023

Performance Department

A Play Reading

Presented by Page 73

 

by Scott R. Sheppard
& directed by Annie Tippe

 

When a theater student presents an incendiary thesis project on Alumni Weekend, a struggling liberal arts college faces a PR crisis that spirals into disaster as a monstrous new terror threatens to bring the school's 200 year-old legacy to a grisly end. 

"Performance Department is Veep meets The Last Of Us”

Friday October 13th
at 4pm.

 

Tickets are sold out; link is here.
Please email info@page73.org
to be added to their waitlist.

www.page73.org

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Oct 8th 2023

Obsession & Legacy

Presented by The Sebastians

 

An Interdisciplinary Concert

 

Arcangelo Corelli’s hard-earned fame meant he would influence generations of musicians to come.

 

In this original program of music and scenes, the Sebastians core quartet will be joined by two actors in the intimate Alchemical Studios for a dramatic exploration of what it means to want it all.

 

 This program will include excerpts from Gloria
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (”a whip-smart satire of fear and loathing” –The New York Times) and other plays.

 

Featured Composers
Arcangelo Corelli  – Jacquet de La Guerre
Françios Couperin – Lelio Colista
George Frideric Handel – Antonio Vivaldi


Musicians
Daniel Lee, Violin
Nicholas DiEugenio, Violin
Ezra Seltzer, Cello

Jeffrey Grossman, Harpsichord

 

 Estelle Lee and Will Dagger, Actors
Ivey Lowe, D
irector and Dramaturg

www.sebastians.org

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Sunday October 8th
at 5pm.

 

Tickets are $20-$50 (including digital option)
and available here.

Run Time: Approx. 90 minutes with no intermission.

sep 28th 2023

The Salon Series 2023

"Skylight" | A Reading

 

Presented by Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company

Dedicated to the past, present & future
of the American Theat
re. 

 

East London school teacher Kyra Hollis is visited by Edward Sergeant and, later on the same night, his father Tom Sergeant. Kyra had been living with the Sergeant family years earlier but left after her affair with Tom was discovered by Tom's wife, who has since died. Edward now accuses Kyra of having left him as well, as he saw her as a big sister, and he demands to know why she left his life.

 

Shortly thereafter, Tom, a wealthy restaurateur, with real-life references to Terence Conran appears unheralded and for no apparent reason. Kyra's less-than-glamorous lifestyle leads him to poke fun at her to the point of insult, accusing her of self-punishment. After Kyra cooks a spaghetti dinner (which the actress cooks on stage), the talk turns to their relationship. It becomes clear that their chances to be rekindled rest on whether one of them can change preconceived notions of the other.

www.playhousecreatures.org

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Thursday September 28th
at 7pm.

 

Tickets are free.
*Suggested Donation of $10 to support more
free programing from this company.

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sep 27th 2023

Choreography Lab

Presented by NY THeatre Barn

 

NEW MUSICALS. NEW CHOREO.

CONCEIVED & CURATED BY AVITAL ASULEEN

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Curated by Avital Asuleen, the program’s 1 Show / 3 Choreographers Lab makes space for 3 choreographers to bring 3 different production numbers from an original musical to life, often for the first time.

The featured musical is The Real Gemma Jordan which has a book by Anna K. Jacobs (Teeth, Pop!)

and music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief).

The featured choreographers include Arthur Cuadros, Niani Feelings, and Katharine Quinn, and the lab’s moderator is Tony nominee Josh Bergasse (SMASH, On The Town, Gigi, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory).

The lab features performances by Linedy Genao (Bad Cinderella), David Nick Alea, Gina de Pool,

Mary Beth Donahoe, Nigel Jamal Hall, Maya Imani, Carlos Jimenez, Caroline Kane, Erin Kei,

Evan Kinnane, Paris Martino, Bryan Ernesto Menijvar, Jonathan Mousset, Corinne Munsch,

Kaylee Olsen, Tia Petersen, Luke Rands, Ellie Reid, Jordan Simone, Matthew Tiberi, Ahren Victory, and Peter Williams. The company continues its partnership with Full Out Creative who will collaborate with the choreographers to film their pieces live. Tori Crow is the lab’s associate producer.

www.nytheatrebarn.org

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Saturday & Sunday September 23rd-24th

10am–4pm.

Admission is $325 | Application available here

Maximum 10 participants

For inquiries or for more information,
please contact Welker White at teaching@welkerwhite.com

Reframe your relationship to the camera and deepen the way you work on screen.
 
This 2-day WORKSHOP de
mystifies the medium, providing actors with foundational knowledge from which to build authentic performances that read on screen.

Utilizing a unique and progressive approach, THE MOVING FRAME immerses actors

in the language and grammar of onscreen stories.

Presented by Welker White and Damian Young of The Moving Frame.

www.themovingframe.com

sep 23–24th 2023

Sep 22–23rd 2023

An Evening of Debussy & Ravel

Co-presented by

Village Verein
& Alchemical Studios

 

Conducted by Ethan Osman

Village Verein is excited to return to Alchemical after a sold-out run of Stravinsky's L'Histoire de Soldat to present an evening of music, light, and poetry at the Alchemical Studios. The evening promises an intimate experience as our audiences explore Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro through sound, light, poetry, and lecture. 


Drawing from the abstractionist traditions of Kandinsky and Pollock– lighting designer Sarah Woods will present an lightshow and projection map designed specifically for the presentation of Faun.

The program will also include a round-table discussion of the work by the performers, and free absinthe will be served to all ticket-holders to accompany the performances.

Friday September 22nd at 8:30pm

& Saturday September 23rd at 8pm 

Tickets are $23-35 and available here

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Sep 18th 2023

SALON 7

presented by
The Village

The Village returns with another stellar group of artists presenting exciting work-in-progress at SALON 7. Visual and performance artists from around New York City will be debuting their latest creations for YOU. Come to laugh, drink, connect, and support new art!

Our Salons host 10-12 performance and visual artists and are structured in three acts:

ACT 1: The Visual Art Gallery

ACT 2: The Performance Showcase

ACT 3: The Wrap Party

 

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. No outside food or drink allowed.

 

Tickets are limited. If you are unable to purchase a ticket,
please join our waitlist and we will let you know if there is an opening!

www.iminthevillage.org

Monday, September 18th

Doors open at 6:30pm.


Tickets are $15-50 and available here
or $20 at the door (if still available).

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sep 19th 2023

Our Respons(Ability)

by Vitalli Havura

 

North American Premiere.
English language reading of Ukrainian play written in 2022.

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Tuesday September 19th

at 7pm.

Tickets are $10 and available here.

Half of all tickets sales will be
donated to Ukraine Fringe Festival.

JUL 29TH, 2023

Impossible Geometries

Adam Lutz & Kristian de Leon,
with Zachary Mezzo

 

An intimate performance of electro-acoustic &
ambient music with real-time generative projection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combining modular synthesis and generative projections, electronic artists Adam Lutz and Kristian de Leon

present Impossible Geometries, an evening-length presentation of the relationships between shape and sound.

Featuring opening performance by Zachary Mezzo, violin & electronics.

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Saturday July 29th at 8pm,

Doors at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $15 and available here.

JUL 27th – 29TH, 2023

L'Histoire du Soldat

Presented by Village Verein

 

Musical work by Igor Stravinsky

 

Influenced by vaudeville and circus art, Village Verein presents an immersive, new staging of Stravinsky's, "The Soldier's Tale."

 

In collaboration with seasoned theatre-maker Curtis Howard, Village Verein is excited to present a new, immersive production of Stavinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" at The Alchemical Theatre.

"The Soldier's Tale" is a theatrical work created to be "read, played and danced." With a tight-knit seven-person on-stage orchestra and actors who simultaneously act and dance the work's plot, "The Soldier's Tale" tells a timeless story of temptation, deceit, and the choice between a promise of riches over a lifetime of love.

Staged in a deconstructed circus big-top within The Alchemical Theate's white-box space, our audience will cross the threshold of watching a performance into being a part of the action.

Thursday – Saturday
July 27 & 28th 
at 7:30pm, and July 29th at 2pm.

Tickets are $20—$35 

plus $10 livestream for the 27th & 28th

and available here.

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JUL 20th – 22nd, 2023

Henry V

Presented by
Classics on the Rocks
 

 

Written by William Shakespeare

Former playboy Prince Hal has officially taken the throne as King Henry V. But does a crown make a king? 

 

England is unsettled and political schemes for power run rampant. In an effort to solidify his place in history and step into his own as a leader, Henry is convinced to make a play for France. And so our epic tale of war, friendship, and family legacy begins. 

 

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...”

 

Join us as we explore one man’s journey to personal discovery and military greatness. Will Henry reconcile the man he was with the man he must become? And who will help him find his way?

 

Find out July 20, 21, and 22 as Classics on the Rocks presents William Shakespeare’s Henry V.

www.classicsontherocks.org

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Thursday – Saturday
July 20 - 22nd 
at 7pm.

Tickets are $25 and available here.

June 23–24th, 2023

Shakespeare's Leading Players

presented by
Divine Riot

Macbeth & Lady M & Hermione & Katherine & Cleopatra & Olivia
& Falstaff & Margaret & Edmund & Juliet....

 

The incredible company members of Divine Riot take on some of Shakespeare's most iconic roles in a high-octane 100 minutes of
exceptional exploration.

 

An Equity approved showcase!

 

Featuring:

*Philip Ambrose         *Lee Arden               Mahalet Dejene   

*Phoebe Dunn            *Annie Hägg            *Sarah Himadeh    

*Cassidy Layton         Patrick McAndrew   *Lauren Sowa   

   *Madalyn St.John

 

*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors' Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production

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Friday & Saturday, June 23rd & 24th at 7pm


Tickets are $18 online and available here.

June 9–17th, 2023

Rossum's Universal Robots

presented by
The Firebird Project

100 years after its English publication, Karel Čapek’s sci-fi epic is reborn in this sleek, modern, dire retelling.

 

R.U.R., the play that coined the word “robot,” tells the twisted, tragic tale of humanity’s last day on Earth. This futuristic thriller, exploring the ethics and decision-making behind robotics and artificial intelligence, screams out with relevance in the wake of today’s AI tech revolution, asking why we insist upon creating technology in our own image. 

Written by Karel Čapek
Adapted by Leo Lion
Directed by Zoe Senese-Grossberg and Leo Lion

 

Cast: Adam Burby, Hendryck Empole, Sophie Falvey,
Neva Gentleman, Isabelle Pflanz, Benny Rendell &  Juli Worth

 

Produced by Katie Devin Orenstein & Victoria Iris Provost
Stage Manager/Lighting Designer: Thomas M. Pflanz
Costume/FX Designer: Katie Homer-Drummond
Video/Projections Designer: Jonah Verdon
Scenic Designer: Isabelle Pflanz

www.thefirebirdproject.org | @firebirdstage

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Fridays, June 9th & 16th at 7pm
Saturdays June 10th & 17th at 2pm
Saturdays June 10th & 17th at 7pm


Tickets are $36 online and available here.

JUN 12th, 2023

The Blue Parts

Presented by
Working THeater

 

Created by playwright Liba Vaynberg 

and director Dina Vovsi 

Welcome to Brighton Video. What do you need? We have it… or something like it… Oh, you can’t read Russian? Customers aren’t flocking to Marina’s store, but one stormy afternoon, she finds herself sheltering Abdur, a teenager on a mission to save the whales. A familiar and singular story of migration inspired by stories from the communities of Brighton Beach, The Blue Parts examines the lives we lead when we leave the places we call home.

A developmental reading commissioned through Working Theater’s Five Boroughs/One City Initiative, and inspired by stories from the Brighton Beach community. 

www.theworkingtheater.org

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Monday June 12th at 7pm.

Reservations are free but required,

and available here.

May 22nd, 2023

SALON 6
Flatiron

presented by
The Village

The Village returns with another stellar group of artists presenting exciting work-in-progress at SALON 6. Visual and performance artists from around New York City will be debuting their latest creations for YOU. Come to laugh, drink, connect, and support new art!

Our Salons host 10-12 performance and visual artists and are structured in three acts:

ACT 1: The Visual Art Gallery

ACT 2: The Performance Showcase

ACT 3: The Wrap Party

 

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. No outside food or drink allowed.

 

Tickets are limited. If you are unable to purchase a ticket, please join our waitlist and we will let you know if there is an opening!

www.iminthevillage.org

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Monday, May 22nd doors open at 6:30pm


Tickets are $10 online and available here.
or $20 at the door (if still available).

May 21ST, 2023

Molly Jones
Steals Home

by Leslie Bramm
Directed by Saki Kawamura

 

Leslie Bramm's new play, Molly Jones Steals Home, is a fantasy that explores the themes of self-determination and free will. The play asks the question, "Is the life well lived long enough?"

Molly Jones loves baseball, specifically the NY METS, still she's never been to a real game. This brilliant 9-year-old reads Seneca and dreams of catching baseballs, while sleeping under a canopy of monitors in NY Presbyterian Hospital, being treated for Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Her Make-a-Wish is, of course, a Mets game and she has a ticket, not to just any Mets game, but a sudden death playoff game against the "Braves she hates."

Meanwhile her physician, Dr. Teigen Marshall, has the rare opportunity to administer a new miracle drug, (Fluxamean) but, it must be today, right now, to save Molly's life. The multiple chemo and radiation treatments haven't worked. Molly is getting worse and both she and her Doctor know it's "bottom of the ninth and Casey May be at bat."

 

Molly does not take this news well and decides to escape the hospital and steal away to the game. With the help of Lance Lane, a burned-out ex-Mets pitcher and Tammy the Toucan, an eccentric hospital clown, Molly sets out on her most unusual odyssey. Meanwhile Dr. Marshall, hospital security, and her disease are just one step behind.

The cast features Shelby Rebecca Wong, Jes Washington, 

Samuel James Pygatt, Kelli Ruttle, Conor Andrew Hall and Matthew Iannone.

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A Staged Reading

Sunday, May 21st at 7pm


Reservations are available here.

May 12–13th, 2023

Wŭ Wèi
On The Table

presented by
Yangtze Repertory Theatre

Three special presentations of Wu Weia Healing Journey of food stories. 

By Project YZ resident artist Rui Dun.


Team Wu Wei: Anzi DeBenedetto, Rui Dun, Cynthi
a Hu, Wonhee Kim,

Suni M, Eduardo Palacios and Rachel A Zimmerman.

www.yzrep.org

Friday May 12 at 7pm

Saturday May 13 at 3pm & 7pm doors

Currently sold-out.

Waitlist is available half hour prior to each curtain,

subject to availability. Please email Yangtze Rep 

at boxoffice@yzrep.org if you have any questions.

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May 7–8th, 2023

The Kit: Made by Martha

a world premiere reading

 

Written by Jeanne Dorsey and Directed by Jackson Gay


Developed with support from BECHDEL PROJECT'S year-long ROO Residency, THE KIT: MADE BY MARTHA, written by Jeanne Dorsey and directed by Jackson Gay, explores the life and work of Martha Goddard, inventor of the first standardized rape kit. 

 

While working a crisis hotline for runaway teenage girls in 1972 Chicago, Goddard ponders the question of how rape could be investigated as a real crime rather than a made-up story. At a time when sexual violence in America was rarely prosecuted, her innovative thinking sets her on a path to create a powerful scientific procedure that could transform criminal forensics and bring justice to countless victims of sexual assault. 

Jeanne Dorsey's play deftly weaves Goddard's obsession with crafting miniatures (like those Goddard saw at the Art Institute) and her journey through the gritty world of sex crimes, the Chicago PD, a surprising alliance with Hugh Hefner's Playboy Foundation, and her own rape later in life which she ironically never reported.

 

THE KIT: MADE BY MARTHA is a powerful reminder that even when we are flawed and seemingly unremarkable, we are still capable of changing the world.

www. bechdelproject.org

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Sunday, May 7th at 3pm
and Monday May 8th at 7pm


Tickets available here.

THE KIT: MADE BY MARTHA was commissioned by the Ensemble Studio Theatre / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project, an initiative designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge the existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. This reading is presented as part of the 2023 First Light Festival, the EST/Sloan Project's annual presentation of new readings, workshops, and productions.

April 26th, 2023

A Thesis of Who I Think
I am Right Now

A piano & Guitar Concert

created ​by
Henki Skidu

 

Experimental composer/songwriter/pianist Henki Skidu performs his new original songs (and more) in the magical and intimate Alchemical Studios.

He is joined by the talented guitarist/cellist, Yair Evnine.

www.henkiskidu.com

Wednesday, April 26th at 8pm


Tickets are $15 and available here.

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April 22–23rd, 2023

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My Father's Play

a new musical

 

Book, Music and lyrics by Neville Grusd | Directed and choreographed by Liz Piccoli (SDC) 
Musical direction by Seth Weinstein | Produced by Gemini Music Co., LLC

 

Paul finds the script for his late father's underappreciated play and decides to honor his dad by rewriting it as a musical. Comical bickering ensues when Dad reappears and is less than enthusiastic about the adaptation, but the two learn to work together as the play's characters slog through their office jobs, forever on edge about the boss's rumored plans.

(Based on the idea of the play "For Women Must Work" by I.M.Grusd )  

An Equity Showcase Code Production

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Saturday, April 22nd at 3pm and 6:30pm
and Sunday April 23rd at 3pm

Apr 22nd, 2023

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Mar 18th, 2023

Uplift Screening

Featuring Black Creators

 

Presented by Black Film Space
& The Video Consortium 

 

Non-profits Black Film Space and Video Consortium are partnering to feature the works of their members for their first in-person event in 2023! Join us for a night of screenings, networking and discussion.

Two members of each organization will feature Black creatives in film highlighting recent work that celebrates our community and stories in fiction and nonfiction. Black Film Space will provide two narrative short films and Video Consortium will provide two documentary short films. A brief talk and audience Q&A will follow the screenings. 

www.blackfilmspace.com

www.videoconsortium.org

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Feb 25th, 2023

Portfolio Sessions

American Photographic artists

 

Created by APA New York

www.apanational.org

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Feb 4–25th, 2023

All They Can See Is
An Old Black Woman
in A Wheelchair

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF

BLACKJEWLOVE 

 

Written by Steve Epstein & Naimah Hassan

Beloved comedic duo, Epstein & Hassan are back. Steve Epstein hits the stage minus the love of his life, Naimah Hassan, who passed in October. But still had the energy to craft this next iteration of their show in her last months. Steve will follow-through to deliver a (still very funny) evening dedicated to their love and legacy as educators and uplifters of the human spirit.

www.theblackandthejew.com

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Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25th at 7:30pm
and returns March 25th forward