Theaters

Post image for Black Box Theater for an Audience of One

In the mobile black box of Theatre for One, there is only one audience member for each of the seven rotating plays.

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Post image for The Slippery Politics of Weaponized Theater

Trash Cuisine is a play about the visceral horrors of political violence.

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Post image for Hicks Meet Slickers and a Mesopotamian Sage: Sybil Kempson’s ‘Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag’

Sybil Kempson’s Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag, in a world premiere run at the Abrons Arts Center through May 17, is the first production by her new theater company.

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Post image for Turning a Classic Soviet Sci-Fi Flick into a Live Performance

Layered with live performances, multimedia feeds, and casts in which everyone is an actor (including the cameramen and musicians), Doris Mirescu’s plays channel the model of the fun house.

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Post image for A Tale of Revenge that Runs from Ancient Greece to ISIS

Playwright Charles Mee is a master at mining ancient myths for the truths that transcend memory-torturing details and reimagining those truths for contemporary theatergoers.

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Post image for What Elektra Can Teach Us About Sorrow, Rage, and Denial

Ann Liv Young, a performance artist widely known for reinterpreting fairy tales with an edge, has reinvented Elektra.

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Post image for Stravinsky’s Satiric Opera with Muddy Morals

Clouds, shadows, and other mirrors of the soul have long led protagonists into temptation in order to deliver audiences from evil.

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Post image for A Warhol-Inspired Performance Pops in the Wrong Ways

In general, it’s very difficult to assume the mantle of a Warholian legacy.

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Post image for A Variety Show Brings Econ 101 to the Stage

Money Lab is a show about money. When you arrive at the theater, you have to buy chips — a few red chips, a few blue chips — and during the show, you’re supposed to use these chips to buy things.

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Post image for A Brooklyn-Born Street Dance Goes Uptown, with Mixed Results

How do you take a form of street dance and bring it, for the first time, to the theatrical stage — and not just any stage, but a 160-foot-long one?

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