UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

A Women's Suffrage
Splendiferous Extravaganza!

Original Show
presented by The Pleiades Project
 
directed by Caroline Miller
 

  

With a generous grant from the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council, The Pleiades Project presents the stories of the trail-blazing leaders and watershed moments of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.

As the centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment approached in 2020, The Pleiades Project was inspired to create and produce a music-theater work in conversation with this milestone event in American history. With a generous grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and co-created by November Christine, Noelle McMurtry, and Caroline Miller, A Women’s Suffrage Splendiferous Extravaganza! was born, inspired by turn-of-the-20th-Century vaudeville.

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In A Women’s Suffrage Splendiferous Extravaganza!, our daring Maestra Impresaria and her dynamic troupe present the stories of the trail-blazing leaders and watershed moments of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Through unique adaptations of suffrage propaganda, popular music from the Library of Congress Archive: Songs of Suffrage, and newly-commissioned songs from NYC-based composer Lacy Rose, we endeavor to showcase the breadth and diversity within this eight-decade long struggle, including the pivotal contributions of suffragists of color, who have been continually marginalized and erased from our collective re-telling of the history of the women’s suffrage movement.
 

Join us on an exhilarating jaunt to celebrate, explore, and problematize this historic fight to win women the vote! By examining the intersection of the voices of American women of the past and women of today, we ask ourselves and our audience to consider how the fight for equality continues in this quest for the enfranchisement of all citizens in our democracy.

November Christine: Co-Creator (Book, Lyrics)
Lacy Rose: Composer
Noelle McMurtry : Co-Creator (Dramaturg) & Producer
Caroline Miller: Co-Creator (Book, Lyrics), Director & Producer

 

For more information, visit www.thepleiadesproject.com
 

Fri Nov 5 – Sat Nov 6, 2021    
The Theatre Laboratory - 2nd floor

Tickets will be available here

THE SEAGULL
a comedy in 4 acts
by Anton Chekhov
 

  

a journey into the past,
as it appears in dreams:
with live characters and music

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Performed in Russian language with live music (English captions available) – Directed by Anton Korenev
 

The performance uses the original text in early modern Russian language that Chekhov himself used to speak and write (which was abolished by the language reforms at the beginning of the 20th century). The use of the original text reproduces the sounds, melody and poetics of the spoken Russian language from the end of the 19th century.

In order to immerse the audience into the atmosphere of a Chekhovian estate of 1896, the production utilizes Russian music of that time period: songs, romances, and musical compositions by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
 

Director's note: This production takes into account feedback of John Strasberg, my mentor. Special attention was paid to John's experience while working on one of the most successful productions of a Chekhov's play in English in the United States - The Actors Studio's production of "Three Sisters" in 1964 (directed by Lee Strasberg), where John Strasberg was the stage manager.

Directed by: Anton Korenev

Concert Master: Nataliya Efimovna Medvedovskaya

 

Cast: 
Claudia Lesnaya as Irina Nikolaevna Arkadina - Andrey Vladimirovich Tchaikovsky as Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev -
Alexander Valerievich Galper as Pyotr Nikolaevich Sorin - Snezhana Alexandrovna Chernyavskaya as Nina Mihailovna Zarechnaja - Alexander Borisovich Feyder as Ilya Afanasievich Shamraev - Mila Anatolyevna Levine as Polina Andreevna - 
Olga Nikolayevna Panko as Masha - Anton Sergeevich Korenev as Boris Alexeevich Trigorin - 
Edward Igorevich Bekkerman as Evgenii Sergeevich Dorn  

 

For more information, visit www.theseagullnyc.com
 

Originally slated for Summer 2020 and postponed due to pandemic, currently hoping to open February 2022
Studio A White Box Theatre

Tickets available here

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We spend all our time with the internet. Are you afraid of immersing yourself in the it? Play, like, yell, click, poke, scroll through the interactive world of UPDATE in real life. Strangers become friends, tinder swipes, avatars of themselves in this improvisational performance. But who controls the grid when the grid is everywhere?

UPDATE is an immersive performance-ritual exploring communication in the digital age. Using elements from various artistic disciplines, UPDATE create an interactive landscape that transforms audience into performer and strangers into a community. Come play with us!

Fri Sept 27 – Sat Sept 28    

Tickets available here
directed and produced by MICHAEL DELAFLOR

devised + performed by BENJAMIN SATCHEL / ADRIAN COLLINS / SHANNON BARNES / RICHARD PANNULLO / FERNANDO CASABLANCAS / MARLAINA RIEGELSBERGER / JADE MANNS/ DIEGO BLANC ZOCO / SOPHIE VINCENT / AARON J STEWART / CESAR PINZON / IRMAK HATIRLI / NOLA LATTY / HOPE LUNA / MARIANNA HOITT-LANGE

music composed + performed by JON CLANCY / TYLER NEIDERMEYER
creative technologist MATEO HERNANDEZ ALMEYDA
associate producer MARIA-SOFIA HERNANDEZ

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Morning is a dark, coming of age play written by acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens. Presented by Ab Ovo Theatre Company. We don't want to tell you anything else.

Directed by: Christina Leonardi

Assistant Director: Maddie Perez Browning

Choreography by: Natalie Shinnick

Music by: Nico Huzella

 

Cast: Allison Boenig, Martin Ortiz, Zach Zamsky, Natalie Shinnick, Ben Swimmer, Christina Leonardi

 

Lighting Design: Scott Sweitzer

Set Design: Pete Adrian

Costume Design/Photography: Milan Sachs

 

For more information about Ab Ovo Company visit www.abovocompanyc.com

If you have any questions, please email them directly at abovo.companynyc@gmail.com

Thurs Sept 19 – Mon Sept 23
Tickets available here

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