Posts tagged plays
Posts tagged plays
We are now in a new space rehearsing Ladies Night! Here are the beauties of Ladies Night. (top) Camille Lowman, Alyson Calder, and Phoebe Dwight are a perfect match for this play! They are lively, fun, and mischievous (as you can tell!). Check out the pictures!
These pictures were taken in cast member, Brent Rose’s apartment! We are making things work! We’ll be heading to a new rehearsal space soon enough. (Top) Here is Paul Notice and Brent Rose, the actors in The Intruder. Give you a little taste of what’s to come. As you can see we are grinding the script and working hard!
Good advice (in a screenshot) from fuckyeahgreatplays
The Violence of My Affection is the story of an Italian actress whose love of language binds, then severs her marriage to an American scholar. When their son, a journalist, tells her of her husband’s sudden death, she refuses to believe him—until she reveals to him the cause of her husband’s demise.
The play’s principal character, Sofonisba Bellini (played by Marta Mondelli, top left), evokes the power of Greek heroines. Her evolving stages of English diction mark both the ascent of her power and her descent into sorrow and anguish. “Marangelli’s principal character is not your typical victim of pain and suffering,” wrote Chicago Stage Style of the premiere production, “who doesn’t know how to feel sympathy for the world that rejected her. Her inner mental workings create a magical play.” Cristina Lippolis plays Colombina and Isabella Marea (Top right); Jacques Roy plays Stephen Bellini (Bottom left).
Before we met the robots - and excuse me androids - in STAR WARS, BLADE RUNNER, THE TERMINATOR, SHORT CIRCUIT, WALL-E, heck even WEST WORLD (underrated gem) and CAPTAIN EO (oh yeah I went there) there was the fascinating Off-Broadway stage production of R.U.R. in 1922. Debuting 90 years ago today and written by Czech playwright Karel Capek, R.U.R. was one of the earliest sci-fi stage productions and also introduced the word “robot” to the english language. The history of R.U.R. is written about in an absolutely fascinating blog entry written by Jeremy Megraw, from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Let the machines rise!
The movie Beasts of the Southern Wild (in theaters now!) was based on Lucy Alibar’s play “Juicy and Delicious” which was written and premiered at The Tank on Valentine’s Day in 2007. You can read more about Lucy and “Beasts”’ theater roots at Variety.
We dug around the archive and found the original promotion email sent from Lucy herself:
The End of the Known World is here…
Apocalypse. Romance. Bad Girls Getting Spanked.
Preview Feb 14, 2007 @ 7PM followed by The Tank Free Love Party
(complete with champagne and chocolate and lots of sexy people)
’The End of the Known World Plays’ is:
“‘The Bird Stories’ by James Ryan Caldwell, directed by Bethany Perkins
‘Juicy and Delicious’ by Lucy Alibar, directed by Zoe Aja Moore, choreography by Brian Maloney
Everyday, our worlds totter on the brink of extinction. Someone dies, you graduate, you fall in love —and reality crumbles.
Sharing a single company of actors, raw stagecraft and a gleefully black-tinged absurdism, these plays are two fairytales about coming of age and growing out of place in surreal locales: the Midwest and the rural South.
The company of actors includes: Lucy Alibar, Elliotte Crowell*, Aidan Kane*, James Ryan Caldwell, Ben Maddocks, Brian Maloney, Tom Rothacker, Anna Sapozhnikova, Liz Wisan, and Eden Worsley.
on valentines day, start showing the love early on & then stay and play:
THE TANK FREE LOVE PARTY
A fun, festive, chill Valentine’s night with chocolate, champagne & cool people.
FREE LOVE* (free admission)
FREE KISSES* (we can only promise the Hershey kind,
but who knows…)
FREE BOOZE* (well, really cheap and freely flowing)
An evening of fun for everyone who likes to love.
“Theater folks have likely heard by now of indie film sensation “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” thanks to its buzzy Sundance debut, its Camera d’Or win at Cannes and, in recent weeks, the impressive per-screen averages of its Fox Searchlight release.
But they probably don’t know that the film and its writer, Lucy Alibar, have their roots in the Gotham legit scene.
Alibar’s a playwright, an artistic associate at New York theater troupe New Georges and a member of Ensemble Studio Theater’s Youngblood group. The script for “Beasts,” co-penned by director Benh Zeitlin, is based on her play “Juicy and Delicious,” initially written by Alibar in 2000 and performed at midtown performance venue the Tank in 2007.”
Last night |the claque| hosted Guac Band, a fundraiser for their series The Quick and Dirties. We’re not done rocking yet! Check out their plays this weekend!
Bird and the Two Ton Weight by Darcy Fowler, directed by Kareem Fahmy
When her mother’s long lost journal mysteriously shows up at the door, Chelsea meets a young woman she never knew. While they confront tragedies both big and small, Chelsea looks to her mother for a way to move forward. But is there more to her journal than meets the eye? THE BIRD AND THE TWO-TON WEIGHT is the story of what happens when past and present collide; a story of hope, possibility, and finding strength in the most unlikely of places.
In the possibly not so distant future, The Shift has left America has divided into two territories; one is governed by a set of liberal laws, the other, conservative. The central government now exists in an entirely neutral territory, known as The Middle. It is here that lawyers from opposite territories, and opposite sides of a terrorism case, are forced to re-evaluate their loyalties.
We’re so excited about | the claque |: Quick and Dirties theater series that we can’t get the words out of our mouths. Visit thetanknyc.org/theater for the full schedule of workshopping plays and readings!
In two plays, rural.urban.ruin examines the lives of people when ideas clash be-it in a quaint rural dinner or an urban edifice.
A comedic staged-reading in two acts, Debt and Truck, spotlights the urban and rural people we do not always see up close. Debt explores the lives of the average person and the ease of their acquisition of debt while Truck is an unassuming conversation about love and its pitfalls. Short Order is written by the late Leah Ryan. Directed by Keisha Ector. Stars:Stephen Ward, JJ Pyle, Leo Goodman and Vanessa Hardy.
The Eternal Space
It’s October 1963. New York City. The Old Pennsylvania Station is slated for demolition. The wrecking crews are outside in the drizzling morning rain dismantling a fifty-three year old marvel of American Beaux-arts architecture. Inside a photographer is running away from his past while an aging English teacher cannot let his go. Now, two complete strangers begin a three-year debate over the value of old and new. The Eternal Space is written by Justin Rivers. Directed by Barika Edwards. Stars: Rory Lance and Richard D. Busser.