Arctic's 5th PLUNGE
June 4th SUNDAY (we're moving the date because of a booking exchange)
Our theme this time will be Midnight Snack
Prompts for the artists:
A blinding light
The show is FREE with a suggested $5 donation at the event or support us online at www.thearcticgroup.org/support-us
Featuring new works by Arctic Humans and guest artists including Marcus Crawford Guy, Michael Griffiths, Alisa Zhulina, Katie Vincent, Dennis Yueh-yeh Li, Mike Puckett, and (maybe) more
Arctic's 5th PLUNGE
Join us for the first Reading Lab of our 2017 Season!
The Pantry Reading Lab Presents
written and directed by Ran Xia.
Cast: Finn Illfigure, Sarah Walker, Max Henry, Irene Turri, Mi Dori, Sarah Eismann, and Adham Haddara
The event will include a staged reading of this original work along with a guided post-show discussion about the play. We encourage our audience to come drink wine, eat snacks, and share their ideas about new theatre.
Address: the cell UP | 338 W. 23rd St. | New York, NY
International Women Artists' Salon is honored to be partnering with Dixon Place to bring you our multi-disciplinary project series, "Salon Lounge at Dixon Place", a monthly showcase of women's artistry. This month we have amazing multidisciplinary artists discussing the theme of creating, building & originating work from the ground up and integrating various disciplines.
Don't miss this dynamic evening of incredible artistry by these uber talented women creatives:
Performance: Melinda Lauw (textile artist and immersive performance creator)
Music: Ysanne Spevack (composer, chef, and sensory experience designer)
Visual Art: Olen Riyanto (fiber artist and photographer)
Literature: Ran Xia (playwright and director)
Host: Alexandra Moro
Come early to mix, stay after to mingle!
FREE to attend, donations welcome
7:30 pm, showcase begins
8:30 pm on, mixing and mingling in lounge with artists and audience
Hosted by Charlotte Arnoux
Featuring Blank by Victoria Giambalvo, Painted Blue (No One Ever Wins The War) by Ran Xia, "First Apartment in NYC Story" by Adrian Burke, DABDA by Jake Geary, Daphne (excerpt) by Alice Pencavel, [Work in Progress] project by Kelly Teaford, Lillies by Hanan Mahbouba, spring poems ("A Spring Poem", "Who Lived Here Before Us?", & "Elegy for an Activist") by Monica Trausch, Portrait of A Female Nude by Catherine Spino, and The Attempt by Katie Vincent.
The Greenhouse Ensemble Presents:
One Night Stand
An Evening of Short Plays by Theresa Rebeck
Join The Greenhouse Ensemble two days after Valentine’s Day for a one night only event, One Night Stand. This night will feature four short plays by Theresa Rebeck that explore the presence and absence of romantic relationships and how they make our lives wonderfully horrible.
One hour before the performance, we will be hosting our pre-show pARTy celebration, featuring incredible artwork by Bronwen Sharp and Sheree Tams, as well as live musical performances and refreshments.
Directed by Sara Rademacher
Emily Jewell as Nina
Michael John Improta as Mike
"Does This Woman Have a Name"
Directed by Kelly McCready
Emily Nash as Mel
Stephanie Sherry as Sarah
James "Face" Yu as Jon
Directed by Ran Xia
Jenny Ward as Brenda
Esther Ko as Monica
Directed by Celine Havard
Whitney St. Ours as Annie
Julie Orkis as Lorna
John Caliendo as Brian
Zachary Gamble as Paul
One Night Stand is one night only!
Thursday, February 16th
7:00 pm pARTy
8:00 pm Performance
Theatre West 97
214 West 97th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam
Tickets are available at
Writers Resist: Writers, actors, and performers gather to perform pieces about their reactions to the election, the subsequent administration, and the mass protests against it. With facts and the past being distorted, we must remember this.
Free Admission | Sunday, February 12, 2:30-4:30pm
244 W 54th St
12th floor, Shetler 1
Feel free to invite friends.
"Like Birnham Wood" by Roz Calvert
"Be the Nightmare" by Jane Willis
"Questions for the Ghosts of the Resisters" by Roz Calvert
"Kiehl's Lotion" -(from Community Organized") by Jeanine T. Abraham*
"Go Home" by Penny Jackson
"Beans" by Toni De Palma
"You Put a Spell on Me" by Carol W. Berman
"SOS from North Carolina" by Cynn Chadwick
"Marilyn's Story" by Marilyn McClellan
"Same Hands?" by Emily Brout
"Carnage" by Nicholas Walker Herbert
"I'm Writing to Tell You" by Anonymous
"Veterans Stand -- Standing Rock" by Jim Williams
With: (in alphabetical order) Jeanine T. Abraham*, Jeanine Bartel*, Colleen Clinton*, Christian Green, Katherine Alt Keener*, Shemel Kelly, Becca Lish*, Paul Murphy*, Walter Rodriguez, Sharon Ullrick*, Maureen Van Trease*, Jean Burton Walker*, Ran Xia, Hannah Yi
* Actors Equity
Presented by Jane Willis, Roz Calvert, and Tommy Grimly
Polar Bear Plunge: Promises
(FREE, Suggested donation $5
Imbibe and tip liberally.)
Door at 5:30 pm, show at 6:00 pm
From your friendly neighbourhood Arctic Humans
There will be an original song by Charlotte Arnoux,
New works by Florence Le Bas, Adrian Burke, Victoria Giambalvo, Jake Geary: Ran Xia will be emcee
As well as from guest artists
New plays by Monica Trausch, Julia Levine, original songs by Emily Krause, K Sloan, poetry by Lawrence Dreyfuss, Kelly Teaford, and story byEsther Ko
Submit to be part of our next POLAT BEAR PLUNGE at:www.thearcticgroup.org/polar-bear-plunge
TIckets at: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11251
Harmony is an audio documentary and sound sculpture enhanced with visual/movement elements, featuring the collective consciousness of voices around the globe. It was first conceived as a response to China's extreme enforcement of internet surveillance and people's silent protest using puns and metaphors. Over the past year we've collected more than 43 individuals' responses on a set of questions, who shared their takes on the world's current state, their interpretations on some of the most universal yet polarizing concepts, as well as the vulnerabilities we share as a race. Harmony is set to be a living, growing, and evolving organ that would pick up whatever's happening in-the-moment. In this installment, our presentation will feature live responses in DC at the women's march and the aftermath of the 2017 inauguration.
Created by Ran Xia with crucial collaboration of Charlotte Arnoux. Featuring voices of Raquel Borromeo, Sean Jenny, Clara Pagone, Jennie Campbell, Lindsay Wells, Matthew Vitticore, Charlotte Arnoux, Joey Labadia, Monica Trausch, Joanna Fang, Maya Land, Adham James Haddara, Gehad 'Gee' ElShaikh, Abraham Marlett, Alex Parrish, Danny Wilfred, Emily Cordes, Amy Cordes, Emily Krause, Jason Almeida, Joey Rizzolo, Katie Vincent, Laura Aristovolus, Lexa Krebs, Marissa Rutka, Priyanka Voruganti, Victoria Giambalvo, Aurelien Arnoux, Penny Wu, Christopher Fok, Erika Baum, Byanjana Thapa, Irene Turri, Puy Navarro, Dominique Ducamps, Laure Porche, Ran Xia, Simon Lu, Kendra Augustin, Jake Geary, K. Sloan, Janet Admasu, Lula Konner, Karen Oughtred, Erica Rose, and Mo Faramawy
Music by Lulu Clohessy, Neil Erua, K. Sloan, Ran Xia, Charlotte Arnoux, etc.
Dixon Place Premieres: HARMONY
Harmony examines the reality of Internet surveillance and the government’s control on media in China, in an attempt to serve as a warning in the society we live in. Building a harmonious society comes with a cost, and the idea of “Harmony” is an illusion which involves oppression and a loss of freedom. We have recorded voices from people of various background, in order to exhibit a community that thrives on disharmony.
For more info go to http://thearcticgroup.org/Harmony
PLAYWRIGHT/CONCEPT CREATOR: ran xia
COLLABORATING CREATOR: charlotte arnoux
FEATURING raquel borromeo, sean jenny, clara pagone, jennie campbell, lindsay wells, matt vitticore, charlotte arnoux, joey labadia, monica trausch, joanna fang, maya land, adham haddara, abraham marlett, alex parrish, danny wilfred, emily cordes, emily krause, jason almeida, joey rizzolo, katie vincent, laura aristovolus, lexa krebs, marissa rutka, priyanka voruganti, victoria giambalvo, aurelien arnoux, penny wu, christopher fok, erika baum, byanjana thapa, irene turri, puy navarro, dominique decamps, laure porche, ran xia, simon lu, kendra augustin, jake geary, kelly sloan, janet admasu, and lula konne
Ran designed poster art for this show!
West of 10th presents LONELY, I'M NOT by Paul Weitz!
Lonely, I'm Not is a romantic comedy that follows Porter, a former prodigal corporate "ninja," and Heather, an ambitious young businesswoman who has been sightless since age 2. It's 4 years after Porter had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and got divorced when their old friend "Little Dog" decides that these two might just hit it off.
Performances are Wednesday 1/18 at 8pm, Thursday 1/19 at 8pm, Friday 1/20 at 8pm, Saturday 1/21 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday 1/22 at 8pm.
An Equity Approved Showcase
*Actors so designated are members of Actors' Equity Association
Directed by: Christopher Campbell-Orrock
Produced by West of 10th/Jen Sandler and Rachel Goodgal
Production Stage Manager: Chandalae Nyswonger
Assistant Stage Manager: Lizzy Cook
Costume Design: TJ Burleson
Set & Props Design: Wesley Cornwell
Sound Design: Patrick Lachance
Lighting & Projection Design: Joshua Langman
Running time is approximately 80 minutes. Snacks and drinks will be on sale.
All tickets are $18 at www.lonelyimnot.brownpapertickets.com!
Ran is doing some body painting in Serena Berman's new play!
Undiscovered Countries is a residency of new and developing live artistic work, performing every other month at Bizarre Bushwick. FREE to audiences and performers alike. This January we're proud to feature:
Stand up by Alexandra Guillen
Invisible Ink by Serena Berman
Stuffed Animals by Trigger Warning
The ASMR Space Cop by Jessica G. Smith
DEEEP SPACE LOVE SONG (excerpt) by TOLVA (also known as Sam Congdon)
Fatbot by Jenna Antoniades
Hate the SIM by Joyce Miller
and throughout: AlienWomynLadyBalloonist by Barbara Begley andCaroline Kittredge Faustine
Soup Out Loud is a free public reading series in Chinatown Soup's gallery space, featuring performances that further the conversations around the artwork displayed.
Join us for an evening of art, theater, and wine! Playwrights Celine Song, Sofya Weitz, and Ran Xia, have worked with a few of the pieces in Roadside Mystics to create brand new short plays.
Roadside Mystics is comprised of painting (Monroe Hodder), video (Ruth Eckland, music by Matt DiFonzo), and photography (Fred Hodder). Their work examines contemporary archetypes of women, exploring identity with interplay of paint and light. Psychedelic, surreal, and maze-like, the images illuminate our attempts to discover meaning in chaos.
inspired by “Encounters at the Edge of Sight”
by Ruth Eckland
Featuring McLean Peterson, Serena Berman, and Alex Walton
“Out in the Woods Now”
inspired by “Time and Flame”
by Monroe Hodder
Featuring Xavier Reminick, McLean Peterson, and Jim Sherwood
inspired by “Time Square Collaboration” and “Midtown Collaboration”
by Fred Hodder
Featuring Natalie Walker, Serena Berman, Alex Walton, and Sean Brannon
There will be a Q + A with the artists following the performance. Soup Out Loud is produced by Serena Berman and Jake Beck, with direction by Jake Beck.
Leela NYC is touring the boroughs with one day blind-casting play fest. This time we're in Queens!
The writers are not given head shots, genders, age, nationality of actors prior to writing the scripts! They only get their skill set. The day of the event actors and directors get the script and spend hours making the plays performance ready by the evening. Want to see what happens when we are not conditioned by how we look or sound? Come over and play with us.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 8:30pm there will be a performance of 4 short plays, memorized, that will take place.
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105
Nearest Train stops: N, Q to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd
Tickets are $5 online.
Interested Non-Equity actors email skill set/resume and one fun fact about yourself to email@example.com
Arctic Group's 2ND Polar Bear Plunge features short pieces with the theme FIRE HAZARD
(Imbibe and tip liberally.)
Door at 5:30 pm, show at 6:00 pm
Short materials created and sometimes performed by Arctic Humans (Charlotte Arnoux, Adrian Burke, Florence Le Bas, Victoria Giambalvo, Ran Xia), Jake Beck, Cristian Marianciuc aka Icarus.Mid.Air, Kelly Stuart,Jordon Waters, Victoria Crutchfield, and more.
Performance opportunity courtesy of Bunga's Den and Fail Better Reading Series by Esther Ko
Little y and Dixon Place invite you to a workshop reading of '' Peonies'' by Heloise Wilson, directed by Christina Roussos.
Admission is FREE.
Location : In the lounge.
''After their grandmother’s death, three sisters from very different worlds come together to sift through the belongings and sell the home she left behind.Kathleen, the middle sister, brings home a stranger she met at the local supermarket, disturbing the microcosm of grief and closure the women were building for themselves. A girl, probably from the past, observes everything. Set in a suburb of Toronto, Canada in the early 2000’s, Peonies explores the taboos of modern day families, along with the dynamics between emotional legacy and objects. ''
the reading will be followed by a short talk back
RSVP : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Girl With The Bonnet : Tanyamaria MacFarlane
Kip : Naren Weiss
Marine : Chelsea Harrison
Kathleen : Ashley Thaxton
Moira : Ciara Griffin
Stage directions : Ran Xia
poster design : Metushaleme Dary
Ran's very first comedy attempt plays at Reckless Theatre
-Love Is Alive and Well in Retail-
Caitlin recently finds herself in a strange "long distance relationship" with her boyfriend Nat. A mystery brings her back to the big apple, and she starts a new job in retail. Nothing seems out of ordinary...
FIGHTER PILOTS launches four original TV scripts on stage to duke it out and see who’s top gun and who’s canceled and left dead in the dust. No studios. No boundaries. No parachutes. Come see unfiltered imaginations let loose on air to fly or die. This is not your regularly scheduled programming.
Directed by Florence LeBas
Starring: Charlotte Arnoux, Max Schloner, Molly Gervis, Jessie Atkinson, Fareeha Khan, Irene Turri, Kelly Lamanna, Kelly Teaford, Kayla Catan, Juliana Philippi, and Katie Vincent
Part of MITF
De Profundis was first developed during Exquisite Corpse Company's Writer's Lab 2016 Spring
This is the story for the mermaids who longed for sound. This is the story of an inventor, a costume designer, a mysterious seashell collector, and a pair of young lovers, and an enchanted mirror, revealing things you're not ready to let go.
Written and Directed by Ran Xia, inspired by the poetic works of Matthea Harvey, Lord Tennyson, Federico Garcia Lorca, and the life and inventions of Antonio Meucci.
Earthly and Oceanic creatures played by James C. Sherwood, Rosanne Rubino, Juliana Philippi, Adrian Burke, and Therese Dizon
Assistant Director Charlotte Arnoux
Sound Design by Adrian Bridges
Performances runs about 70 minutes
Arctic's inaugural monthly performance series Polar Bear Plunge features short pieces with the theme NIGHTMARES
(Buy drinks and tip your bartender liberally.)
RSVP at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/10342
Prompts (include at least one in your piece)
1. One miniature pumpkin
Short materials created and sometimes performed by Arctic People (Charlotte Arnoux, Adrian Burke, Florence Le Bas, Victoria Giambalvo, Ran Xia) and guests, Cristian Marianciuc, Jordon Waters, Mike Turner, Emily Krause.
Performance opportunity courtesy of Bunga's Den and Fail Better Reading Series by Esther Ko
Suggested donation $5
First production of A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle in NYC since its Lincoln Centre debut.
Oct 20, 21, and 22, 2016 at 8pm, Limited Engagement
Directed by Michael D'Angora
Cast: Becky Baumwoll, Nairoby Otero, Luke Younger, Amanda Barron
Production Design by Ran Xia
Produced by YOLO! Productions
On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan's most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. A Kid Like Jake is a study of intimacy, parenthood, and the fantasies that accompany both.
Running time: 1:30
Seating: General Admission
"[A] smart, fluent drama…Mr. Pearle has found an intriguing subject of real currency, and one that stirs our natural sympathy." —NY Times. "A KID LIKE JAKE is a searching, keenly perceptive look at how the nature-versus-nurture question can play out on the front lines of tolerance today." —Time Out NY. "Daniel Pearle's polished new dramedy…is full of perceptive details about the intense world of affluent parenting, where every child is gifted and the struggle for dominance begins at home." —NY Magazine.
4 new plays in just one day? CAN IT BE DONE? Artilliers thinks it can!
WHEN: Saturday August 13 at 8pm
WHERE: Chinatown Soup, 16B Orchard St (off the B/D at Grand or the F at East Broadway)
WHAT: On Friday August 12, Artilliers will be selecting a well-known play from the canon to serve as a jumping off point for this insane undertaking. Four playwrights will have just 12 hours complete brand new 10-minute plays of any style. Teams of directors and actors will have the next 12 hours to rehearse, tech, and present these contemporary masterworks for a live, deeply judgmental audience (just kidding, everyone will be nice)!
Playwrights - Charlotte Martin, Matt Minnicino, Tom Nieboer, Ran Xia
Directors - Benita de Wit, Felicia Lobo, Graham Miller, Ryan Szelong
Actors - Ali Andre Ali, Michael Axelrod, Summer Bills, Jessica Damouni,Nataysha Ann, Allison Frasca, Marshall Louise, Amanda Nicholas, Ben Peltz, Tess Richie, Max Puzzleboy Sheldon, Isabelle Van Vleet, Tomas Virgadula
Designers - Ariella Axelbank, Adrian Bridges
Producers - Serena Berman, Jake Beck, Andrew Carr, Nik Aliye, Trey Fillmore
After the performance, WE PARTY! Audience and team members alike can chat, drink, dance, meet, mix, mingle -- all the alliterative things that take place at parties!
Come celebrate new work and marathon endurance with us at our vibrant artistic home in the LES, Chinatown Soup.
Tickets are $5 at the door (cash only).
Reserve for free in advance to ensure a seat and get a FREE DRINK!
(Reservations must be claimed five minutes before curtain. There will be tickets available at the door, but seating is limited so arrive early!)
The piece, collaboratively written by 8 playwrights and directed by Artistic Director, Tess Howsam, delves into the world of surrealist painter Rene Magritte. It will be set in House 17 in Nolan Park on Governors Island. Audiences will experience the play within an immersive interpretation of the painter's six paneled mural, 'The Enchanted Realm', designed by a team of installation artists. The show runs Saturdays and Sundays in the day from August 13 - September 25, 2016.
Verdi's classic opera Rigoletto gets a punk rock overhaul by iconic frontman of Screeching Weasel ("Cool Kids"), Ben Weasel. In Baby Fat: Act I, we find ourselves in The Reptile House, a Chicago club where the house band Serpentello and its entourage are at the center of a dark vortex of debauchery from which seemingly no soul can escape unharmed. Michael Scholar, Jr. (The Black Rider) directs this advance showing for a strictly limited run.
"While a handful of bands are prepping storylines for the stage, this may be the first opera in punk rock, and is a creative leap from the Weasel aesthetic.”
- Scott Murry, New Noise Magazine
Please note that Screeching Weasel does not appear in this production of Baby Fat: Act I.
Written by Joe Breen
Performed by Vanessa Peresa-Felix, Sarah Traisman, and Sarah Young
2 performances at 7pm and 9pm on July 12th, Tuesday.
Part of ESPA at Primary Stages' DETENTION series No. 35: Unconventional
Detention is an evening of new and original theater pieces written, directed, and performed exclusively by ESPA students. For each Detention, our playwrights have two weeks to create new, short plays based on a challenging writing assignment by a prominent guest artist. A handful of these plays are selected, staffed with a student director, and cast with student actors for a one-night-only, down and dirty production at Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village. Detention plays have gone on to both publication and full production. This program continually brings the ESPA community of artists together in a raw, collaborative challenge with public exposure.
Detention performances take place a few times each semester, and participation is limited to ESPA students. Detention assignments will be announced 4-6 weeks prior to each performance.
Theater in Asylum's ____ Project series brings together new short works unified around a single theme. Join us for a night of political theater and art as we ask:
The Libertarian Party already had its convention...
What is a primary? What does it mean?
What is happening to the American psyche right now?
Is this primary different than previous primaries?
What are the “PRIMARIES”?
Join us for a night of new work!
FREE tickets distributed 1 hour before curtain. OR reserve and guarentee your seat for $10.
Produced by Theater In Asylum's Paul Bedard
Part of the Planet Connections Festival
Written by Ivan Faute, adapted from novella of same title by Cris Mazza
Directed by Ran Xia
With Charlotte Arnoux, Jathina Campos, Victoria Giambalvo, and Lorraine Tai
June 21 5:15pm June 25 6:30pm
June 23 5:45pm July 2 11:00am
June 24 9:30pm July 5 8:45pm
Teri and Cleo, minimum-wage nurse-aides for severely handicapped children, must implement new results-based therapy or lose their jobs. When a child dies as a result of the therapy, Teri and Cleo face their own powerlessness against medical injustice and consider who should be classified as "disabled."
It’s a sticky hot summer in the swamplands of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Step-sisters Wanda and Daisy are used to people disappearing: Wanda’s mother committed suicide and Daisy’s father is fading away as his Alzheimer's worsens and his obsession with an impending Rapture intensifies. A magical story about how we hold onto memory, family, and ourselves.
Aurore is unable to decide who she might be; Snow White struggles with body issue; the little mermaid discovers the worst secret of her entrance to womanhood. Princess Anybody explores the dark and twisted side of the world & the real life problems a ‘‘princess’’ might encounter. The play incorporates performance art, songs, as well as movements, presenting a physical poetry of the dandy & the horrible.
Rachel Graf Evans
Rachel Graf Evans