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121 Free Theater, Free Shows in New York City (NYC)

Shakespeare said All world’s a stage. Our editors at CFT couldn’t agree more, so we give you the most complete listing of free theater performances in New York. Also, as a member, you can get exclusive free tickets to the shows, not available to the general public.

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The most popular shows on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits. Featuring musical numbers from hit shows: Once On This Island Gettin' the Band Back Together School Of Rock Wicked 106.7 LITE FM host: Delilah Pre-show: Jordan Smith and Brooke Shapiro
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 16
12:30 pm

Free
Performances, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Broadway in the Park

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An unexpected relative's arrival during the wedding weekend unleashes an emotional maelstrom for the bride and groom. By Brad Forenza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Aug 16
5:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, The Rehearsal: Wedding Weekend Friction

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 16
6:30 pm

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Plays, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors
Thu, Aug 16
7:00 pm

Regular: $27.25
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Musicals, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Love story in the time of war
Thu, Aug 16
7:00 pm

Regular: $55
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Plays, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Dark comedy based on a famous book
Thu, Aug 16
7:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Plays, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Adaptation of a famous play
Thu, Aug 16
7:00 pm

Regular: $59.50
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Plays, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Drama about flaws in our society
Thu, Aug 16
7:30 pm

Regular: $59
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Musicals, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Drama based on true events
Thu, Aug 16
7:30 pm

Regular: $72
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Plays, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, A drama by award-winning author

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Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special Twelfth Night is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 16
8:00 pm

Free
Musicals, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare

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A wife of an acclaimed Victorian psychiatrist befriends her husband’s newest patient and helps him live life as the woman he was destined to be.  By Bryan Adam & Matt Kelly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Aug 17
1:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Perfectly Victorian: A Patient's Desire

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 17
6:30 pm

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Plays, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors
Fri, Aug 17
7:00 pm

Regular: $27.25
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Musicals, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Love story in the time of war

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Comedian /actor Bob Greenberg (Saturday Night Live / Old Jews Telling Jokes) Illusionist Lee Alan Barrett (Coney Island Circus Sideshow) Gabriel Pacheco (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 17
7:00 pm

Free
Comedy Clubs, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, No Name Comedy Variety Show
Fri, Aug 17
7:30 pm

Regular: $35
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Theaters, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Comedy
Fri, Aug 17
7:30 pm

Regular: $55
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Plays, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Dark comedy based on a famous book

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A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 17
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy

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Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special Twelfth Night is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 17
8:00 pm

Free
Musicals, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare
Fri, Aug 17
8:00 pm

Regular: $72
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Plays, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, A drama by award-winning author
Fri, Aug 17
9:00 pm

Regular: $20
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Comedy Clubs, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Stand up comedy
Fri, Aug 17
9:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Comedy Clubs, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Stand up comedy
Fri, Aug 17
9:30 pm

Regular: $24
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Musicals, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Musical comedy show

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Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around 1593. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England.  The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 18
1:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: Richard III
Sat, Aug 18
2:30 pm

Regular: $15
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Plays, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, "Theatrical Magic"
Sat, Aug 18
3:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Performances, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Comedy for kids!
Sat, Aug 18
4:00 pm

Regular: $55
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Theaters, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, An amazing evening of intimate magic
Sat, Aug 18
6:00 pm

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Performances, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 18
6:30 pm

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Plays, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors
Sat, Aug 18
7:00 pm

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Musicals, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Love story in the time of war
Sat, Aug 18
7:30 pm

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Plays, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Dark comedy based on a famous book

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Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special Twelfth Night is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 18
8:00 pm

Free
Musicals, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare
Sat, Aug 18
8:00 pm

Regular: $40
Member: $0
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Plays, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Comedy by a Broadway playwright
Sat, Aug 18
8:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Comedy Clubs, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Stand up comedy
Sat, Aug 18
9:00 pm

Regular: $20
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Comedy Clubs, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Stand up comedy
Sat, Aug 18
9:30 pm

Regular: $55
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Plays, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Dark comedy based on a famous book

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Book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field. Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Aug 19
2:00 pm

Free
Musicals, August 19, 2018, 08/19/2018, Shame or the Doomsday Machine: An Operetta for the Street -- Outdoors
Sun, Aug 19
3:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Performances, August 19, 2018, 08/19/2018, Comedy for kids!
Sun, Aug 19
3:00 pm

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Plays, August 19, 2018, 08/19/2018, Comedy

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Hip to Hip Theatre Company performs Shakespeare's epic tragedy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 19
5:00 pm

Free
Plays, August 19, 2018, 08/19/2018, King Lear: Outdoor Shakespeare

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 19
6:30 pm

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Plays, August 19, 2018, 08/19/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors

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Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special Twelfth Night is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 19
8:00 pm

Free
Musicals, August 19, 2018, 08/19/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare

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A young actress gets romantically involved with her controlling acting teacher and the lines between reality and fantasy blur. By Dan Evashevski.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 21
5:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, August 21, 2018, 08/21/2018, They Told Me to Use It: Acting Student's Passion

Staged Reading |


The year is 1935 and the Taft State Hospital is one of seven psychiatric facilities in the U.S. built exclusively to care for “insane and idiotic negroes,” where the homeless and downtrodden are housed alongside the criminally insane and diseased. Attius builds coffins at Taft Hospital, where he has been locked up for years, but when two new patients ask him to help them escape Attius dares to dream of a life beyond the hospital walls. Written by Terence Anthony.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 21
6:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, August 21, 2018, 08/21/2018, The House of the Negro Insane: Dreaming of Escape
Tue, Aug 21
7:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Comedy Clubs, August 21, 2018, 08/21/2018, Improv comedy

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The Baby Shower Comedy Show sets out on a mission to elevate bar comedy shows in NYC and offer a better experience - specifically for date nights or for people who might not seek out comedy in NYC. They bring the audience a very intimate, special show every week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 21
9:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, August 21, 2018, 08/21/2018, Baby Shower Comedy Show

Staged Reading |


People of the Book revolves around the questionable truthfulness of a best-selling war memoir, and the vested interest people have in either maintaining or disproving the veracity of a hero’s account of bravery and romance. Written by Yussef El Guindi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Aug 22
6:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, August 22, 2018, 08/22/2018, People of the Book: The Questionable Truthfulness of a War Memoir

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A sharp-tongued widow struggles to grieve in her own way, but her family and therapy group want her to just move on. By Erin Moughon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 23
5:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, August 23, 2018, 08/23/2018, Shut Up Your Truth: Widow's Predicament

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The Library for the Performing Arts protects 171 boxes of Robbins' personal writings, including travelogue reveries, diaries adorned with collaged keepsakes, youthful poetry, and devotional essays. For this special evening, writer, dance scholar, and movement educator Hiie Saumaa engages Robbins in a dialog across time, sequencing recitations of Robbins’ private writing with her own reflections, deep questions, and memories. Come Learn about Jerome Robbins’ passionate approach to life and introspection, accompanied by music of Bach and Chopin, and video excerpts of Robbins' ballet performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 23
6:00 pm

Free
Performances, August 23, 2018, 08/23/2018, Jerome Robbins’ Love Lessons

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 23
6:30 pm

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Plays, August 23, 2018, 08/23/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 24
6:30 pm

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Plays, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors

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A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Aug 24
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare

Comedy Club |


Comedian Luke Thayer (new CD "Hopes + Dreams") Storyteller Jillian Thomas (Ten Foot Rat Cabaret) Comic Ray Marshall (Orange Is The New Black)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 24
7:00 pm

Free
Comedy Clubs, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, No Name Comedy Variety Show

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A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 24
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy
Fri, Aug 24
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Stand up comedy

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The Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Aug 25
1:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone
Sat, Aug 25
6:00 pm

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Performances, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 25
6:30 pm

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Plays, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors

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A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Aug 25
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare
Sat, Aug 25
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Stand up comedy

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 26
6:30 pm

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Plays, August 26, 2018, 08/26/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors

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Enter into a new kind of gallery to witness the Tao Line. The curiosity of the sculpture might just pull you in; the struggles faced within it will make you stay. Inside the Tao, audience will be met with the basis of human activity: greed, ego, partnership and community. Watch as four characters struggle to decipher what is real and what is simply a warped perception of reality.  Also in this Program: Special performances by Artists in Residence The Lost Boys (Boyadjis & Zepezauer) Nicki Miller (Only Child Aerial Theater) Heather Meyer ABCirque Productions/ Tao Line. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Aug 26
7:00 pm

Free
Performances, August 26, 2018, 08/26/2018, Inside the Tao: aerialist, gymnasts, stilt walkers, and more

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Brian McQueen's performance piece that explores the intersectionality of being black, femme and queer in the 21st century through the mediums of art song, verse, poetry. The piece explores masculinity as a plurality not solely performed in manner. Brian McQueen’s bass-baritone juxtaposed with their femme identity and performance beckons a broadening of the conversation surrounding black effeminacy; most specifically as a male-bodied person. McQueen reassigns classic poetic text of songs from standard recital repertoire to comment on gender identity, the serviceability of gender, gender performance, race, as well as creating space & visibility as an act of human being with non-binary identification as lens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 28
6:00 pm

Free
Performances, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, We Wear the Masc: Art Song, Verse, Poetry

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Howard Zinn's book A People’s History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery, protesting war, creating unions, advancing women’s rights and LGBTQ liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day. This program will feature live readings, dialogue, and celebration with very special guests. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—the program seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. Featuring Staceyann Chin, Rachel Dratch, Michael Ealy, Laura Gomez, Celisse Henderson, Viggo Mortensen and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Aug 28
8:00 pm

Free
Performances, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Voices of A People's History: American Rebels, Dissenters and Visionaries -- with Actors Viggo Mortensen, Rachel Dratch and More

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The Baby Shower Comedy Show sets out on a mission to elevate bar comedy shows in NYC and offer a better experience - specifically for date nights or for people who might not seek out comedy in NYC. They bring the audience a very intimate, special show every week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 28
9:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Baby Shower Comedy Show

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Brian McQueen's performance piece that explores the intersectionality of being black, femme and queer in the 21st century through the mediums of art song, verse, poetry. The piece explores masculinity as a plurality not solely performed in manner. Brian McQueen’s bass-baritone juxtaposed with their femme identity and performance beckons a broadening of the conversation surrounding black effeminacy; most specifically as a male-bodied person. McQueen reassigns classic poetic text of songs from standard recital repertoire to comment on gender identity, the serviceability of gender, gender performance, race, as well as creating space & visibility as an act of human being with non-binary identification as lens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Aug 29
6:00 pm

Free
Performances, August 29, 2018, 08/29/2018, We Wear the Masc: Art Song, Verse, Poetry

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This month, you'll be gifted performances by George Civeris, Muna Mire, David Goldberg, Jay Jurden, Shannon Matesky, and Nico Tortorella! They will respond to the theme "Don’t Stop Me Now": think stories of perseverance, Pride, owning power, and overcoming obstacles.  Greetings from Queer Mountain is a themed comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase created by Micheal Foulk and Ralphie Hardesty. The show is currently running in Austin, New Orleans, and now New York! The mission of the show is to provide more stage time for the LGBTQIA voices that are often left out of heteronormative art spaces and to foster the growth and acceptance of new voices in writing, comedy, and performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 30
7:00 pm

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Performances, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Greetings from Queer Mountain: Comedy Showcase

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A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Aug 31
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, August 31, 2018, 08/31/2018, Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare

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A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Aug 31
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, August 31, 2018, 08/31/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy
Fri, Aug 31
9:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, August 31, 2018, 08/31/2018, Stand up comedy

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A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 1
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 01, 2018, 09/01/2018, Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare

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With book, original lyrics, and direction by Lee Breuer and original music, adapted lyrics, and music direction by Bob Telson, the iconic musical returns to New York City for the first time since 2004 to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and to honor visionary director Lee Breuer for his lifetime of excellence and historic collaboration with The Public Theater. September 4-9, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 4
8:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 04, 2018, 09/04/2018, The Gospel at Colonus: A Groundbreaking Retelling of Sophocles’s Classic

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With book, original lyrics, and direction by Lee Breuer and original music, adapted lyrics, and music direction by Bob Telson, the iconic musical returns to New York City for the first time since 2004 to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and to honor visionary director Lee Breuer for his lifetime of excellence and historic collaboration with The Public Theater. September 4-9, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Sep 5
8:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 05, 2018, 09/05/2018, The Gospel at Colonus: A Groundbreaking Retelling of Sophocles’s Classic
Thu, Sep 6
7:00 pm

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Musicals, September 06, 2018, 09/06/2018, Musical comedy show

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With book, original lyrics, and direction by Lee Breuer and original music, adapted lyrics, and music direction by Bob Telson, the iconic musical returns to New York City for the first time since 2004 to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and to honor visionary director Lee Breuer for his lifetime of excellence and historic collaboration with The Public Theater. September 4-9, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Sep 6
8:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 06, 2018, 09/06/2018, The Gospel at Colonus: A Groundbreaking Retelling of Sophocles’s Classic

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A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 7
7:00 pm

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Plays, September 07, 2018, 09/07/2018, Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare

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With book, original lyrics, and direction by Lee Breuer and original music, adapted lyrics, and music direction by Bob Telson, the iconic musical returns to New York City for the first time since 2004 to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and to honor visionary director Lee Breuer for his lifetime of excellence and historic collaboration with The Public Theater. September 4-9, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Sep 7
8:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 07, 2018, 09/07/2018, The Gospel at Colonus: A Groundbreaking Retelling of Sophocles’s Classic

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Book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field. Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.
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Sat, Sep 8
2:00 pm

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Musicals, September 08, 2018, 09/08/2018, Shame or the Doomsday Machine: An Operetta for the Street -- Outdoors

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   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Sep 8
3:00 pm

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Performances, September 08, 2018, 09/08/2018, Comedy

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A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
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Sat, Sep 8
7:00 pm

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Plays, September 08, 2018, 09/08/2018, Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare

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With book, original lyrics, and direction by Lee Breuer and original music, adapted lyrics, and music direction by Bob Telson, the iconic musical returns to New York City for the first time since 2004 to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and to honor visionary director Lee Breuer for his lifetime of excellence and historic collaboration with The Public Theater. September 4-9, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Sep 8
8:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 08, 2018, 09/08/2018, The Gospel at Colonus: A Groundbreaking Retelling of Sophocles’s Classic

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Book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field. Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.
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Sun, Sep 9
2:00 pm

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Musicals, September 09, 2018, 09/09/2018, Shame or the Doomsday Machine: An Operetta for the Street -- Outdoors

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With book, original lyrics, and direction by Lee Breuer and original music, adapted lyrics, and music direction by Bob Telson, the iconic musical returns to New York City for the first time since 2004 to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and to honor visionary director Lee Breuer for his lifetime of excellence and historic collaboration with The Public Theater. September 4-9, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Sep 9
8:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 09, 2018, 09/09/2018, The Gospel at Colonus: A Groundbreaking Retelling of Sophocles’s Classic

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Artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem will present a performance that celebrates transformation by blending cultural rituals and contemporary expressions. Inspired by indigenous Native American and Urban adornment culture, this performance will create connections between music, radical drawing, and head-shaving traditions, to create an energetic space. Performing with sage and eagle feathers, blades, shavers, drawing, sound, and death rituals, Darkeem reflects on the connection between inner spirit and outer beauty.
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Mon, Sep 10
6:30 pm

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Performances, September 10, 2018, 09/10/2018, 72 Heads: Performance Blending Cultural Rituals and Contemporary Expressions

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Thu, Sep 13
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 13, 2018, 09/13/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Fri, Sep 14
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 14, 2018, 09/14/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II focus on Prince Hal's journey toward kingship, and his ultimate rejection of Falstaff. However, unlike Part One, Hal's and Falstaff's stories are almost entirely separate, as the two characters meet only twice and very briefly. The tone of much of the play is elegiac, focusing on Falstaff's age and his closeness to death, which parallels that of the increasingly sick king. The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Sat, Sep 15
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, September 15, 2018, 09/15/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: Henry IV, Part II

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Sat, Sep 15
3:00 pm

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Performances, September 15, 2018, 09/15/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Sat, Sep 15
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 15, 2018, 09/15/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field. Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 16
2:00 pm

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Musicals, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Shame or the Doomsday Machine: An Operetta for the Street -- Outdoors

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Tue, Sep 18
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 18, 2018, 09/18/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 19
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 19, 2018, 09/19/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. The play's main themes include justice, "mortality and mercy in Vienna," and the dichotomy between corruption and purity: "some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall."  The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Thu, Sep 20
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, September 20, 2018, 09/20/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: Measure for Measure

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Live performances of the “Across a Crowded Room” musical theater writing workshop. After participating in a summer of masterclasses presented by the Library, teams of emerging theater makers will present live performances of their newly written, twenty-minute musicals, followed by feedback from established theater professionals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 20
6:00 pm

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Musicals, September 20, 2018, 09/20/2018, Live performances of the twenty-minute musicals

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Thu, Sep 20
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 20, 2018, 09/20/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Fri, Sep 21
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 21, 2018, 09/21/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 22
3:00 pm

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Performances, September 22, 2018, 09/22/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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In this poignant, sometimes humorous, and personal meditation on loss, writer and director Mohamed El Khatib reconstructs a written diary of sorts around the death of his mother in February 2012. Combining this autobiographical narrative with fictional elements, El Khatib fabricates a fragile reality constructed through the debris— interviews, emails, texts, documents, and additional sources—of his relationship with his mother. With the audience seated in close proximity to El Khatib, the solo performance takes the shape of an intimate confession or artistic testimony transmuted directly to the viewers. A Beautiful Ending was created in collaboration with Fred Hocké and Nicolas Jorio and received the 2016 Grand Prix de Littérature dramatique from ARTCENA.
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Sat, Sep 22
7:00 pm

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Performances, September 22, 2018, 09/22/2018, A Beautiful Ending: A Poignant Meditation on Loss

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 22
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 22, 2018, 09/22/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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David Geselson and his company Compagnie Lieux-Dits stage a participatory theatrical experience, drawing on the power of memory, love, loss, and regret. Over the course of a full day, Geselson will individually meet with several people and ask them to describe a letter that they wish they had written to a loved one but never completed. Geselson will then compose a letter on behalf of each person, and with permission, Compagnie Lieux-Dits will present a work based on the approved epistles during an evening presentation. First produced at Théâtre de la Bastille in April 2016, this ongoing project has, according to Geselson, “bridged the gap between theater practitioners and their audience and transformed the theater into a shared space where these two worlds can meet and talk.”
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Sat, Sep 22
9:00 pm

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Performances, September 22, 2018, 09/22/2018, Unwritten Letters: A Participatory Theatrical Experience

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Tue, Sep 25
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 25, 2018, 09/25/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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This month, you'll be gifted performances by George Civeris, Muna Mire, David Goldberg, Jay Jurden, Shannon Matesky, and Nico Tortorella! They will respond to the theme "Don’t Stop Me Now": think stories of perseverance, Pride, owning power, and overcoming obstacles.  Greetings from Queer Mountain is a themed comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase created by Micheal Foulk and Ralphie Hardesty. The show is currently running in Austin, New Orleans, and now New York! The mission of the show is to provide more stage time for the LGBTQIA voices that are often left out of heteronormative art spaces and to foster the growth and acceptance of new voices in writing, comedy, and performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 26
7:00 pm

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Performances, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Greetings from Queer Mountain: Comedy Showcase

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 26
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Thu, Sep 27
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 27, 2018, 09/27/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Fri, Sep 28
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 28, 2018, 09/28/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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A unique afternoon of words and music honouring two of the most celebrated Village writers, Edna St Vincent Millay and Jack Kerouac. In Kissing in the Village: Edna St Vincent Millay on Bedford Street, Lucy McDiarmid, author and scholar, will reflect on the life and work of the feminist and activist whose Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry captured the defiance and free-spiritedness of her generation. Professor McDiarmid grew up in the Village and was taught by one of the Millay's lovers. Jack Kerouac will be celebrated by composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram, who knew the writer well and created with him the first ever jazz/poetry readings in New York City in 1957. Amram, The Village Trip's Artist-in-Residence, will perform Jack Kerouac's Blues in the Afternoon. The afternoon closes with a world premiere of David Amram's arrangement for saxophone and piano of his evocative Greenwich Village Portraits, which celebrates three old friends--all key Village figures--Arthur Miller, Odetta and Frank McCourt. It will be performed by Ken Radnovsky, saxophonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Yoshiko Kline.
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Sat, Sep 29
2:00 pm

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Performances, September 29, 2018, 09/29/2018, A celebration of Edna St Vincent Millay and Jack Kerouac: music, poetry and more

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Sat, Sep 29
3:00 pm

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Performances, September 29, 2018, 09/29/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Sat, Sep 29
7:30 pm

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Performances, September 29, 2018, 09/29/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Tue, Oct 2
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Wed, Oct 3
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Thu, Oct 4
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Fri, Oct 5
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 05, 2018, 10/05/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Annual readings of Shakespeare's plays using original texts.  Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Sat, Oct 6
1:00 pm

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Performances, October 06, 2018, 10/06/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: Romeo & Juliet

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Sat, Oct 6
3:00 pm

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Performances, October 06, 2018, 10/06/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Sat, Oct 6
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 06, 2018, 10/06/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Tue, Oct 9
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 09, 2018, 10/09/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Wed, Oct 10
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 10, 2018, 10/10/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Thu, Oct 11
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Fri, Oct 12
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 12, 2018, 10/12/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Sat, Oct 13
3:00 pm

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Performances, October 13, 2018, 10/13/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Sat, Oct 13
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 13, 2018, 10/13/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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The Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Sat, Oct 27
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone

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The Critic or, a Tragedy Rehearsed is a satire by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It was first staged at Drury Lane Theatre in 1779. It is a burlesque on stage acting and play production conventions, and Sheridan considered the first act to be his finest piece of writing.  The Shakespeare readings are set up to make classic literature accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Sat, Nov 17
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Staged Readings, November 17, 2018, 11/17/2018, The Critic by Sheridan

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The Shakespeare readings are set up to make classic literature accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Sat, Nov 24
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 24, 2018, 11/24/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone

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Annual readings of Shakespeare's plays using original texts.  Henry VIII is a collaborative history play, written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, based on the life of King Henry VIII of England. The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Sat, Dec 1
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Performances, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: Henry VIII
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