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Adventure Players Live! presents
Interactive Online Performances for Children
on Fridays in November and December at 4pm
Adventure Players Live! continues interactive online performances on Fridays, November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, 11, 18 at 4pm via Zoom, inviting children ages five to nine to join them in The Great Great Forest, an interactive world filled with whimsical characters and wild places. Tickets are $20 per family and are available at www.adventureplayerslive.com. Availability is limited to give each child a fully immersive experience.
Adventure Players Live!'s flagship program delivers music, storytelling and movement designed to involve each child. Adventures in The Great Great Forest depart every Friday at 4pm ET via Zoom. New adventures premiere every week. The company's ensemble of professional artists and educators aims to nourish kids' creativity, imagination, and resilience by connecting them through play. Each child is a vital part of how the journey unfolds.
Visiting Friends Over the River and Through The GGF
Friday, November 6 at 4pm
Join Forester in cheering up those who are feeling a little lonely, and realize that by connecting with others, we find joy ourselves!
A Newcomer Arrives in The GGF
Friday, November 13 at 4pm
When a new visitor arrives in The Great Great Forest, how do we create a space of belonging and inclusion? Join Forester and friends in greeting a traveler and creating a friendship soup.
Stories of Family in The GGF: Playback Theater
Friday, November 20 at 4pm
Join the Forester Family as we gather by their cabin's fireplace to listen to your stories of Family. Be ready for the Foresters to re-tell your stories and you can join us in acting them out too!
Finding Our Way Through Outer Outer Space
Friday, December 4 at 4pm
Join our mission to Outer Outer Space, where every Adventurer becomes a Cadet for The Great Great Forest Space Agency. Each mission highlights the resilience and success of female pioneers throughout the history of space exploration!
Searching for Twig in The Deep Deep Ocean
Friday, December 11 at 4pm
Did you know The Great Great Forest is only a river ride from the Deep Deep Ocean? Join us for a day underwater, where we'll meet marvelous sea creatures and a mer-person on a search for our dear dear friend!
Telling Stories of Holidays and Hopes for the New Year: Playback Theater
Friday, December 18 at 4pm
Join the Forester Family around the cabin's fireplace, where we'll share holiday tales and hopes for the new year. Be ready to re-tell your stories and act them out with the Foresters!
Dutch Kills Theater
Wolf 359’s TEMPING
Tuesday, October 27 @ 3, 4:30, 7:30pm & 9pm
Wednesday, October 28 @ 3, 4:30, 6 & 7:30pm
Thursday, October 29 @ 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30pm & 9pm (opening)
Friday, October 30 @ 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30pm & 9pm
Saturday, October 31 @ noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1 @ noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
Monday, March 2 @ 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
The Wild Project Gallery
Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) invites you to Wolf 359’s TEMPING, an interactive, immersive and site-specific solo theatrical experience. Performances run October 23 – November 22 at The Wild Project Gallery (195 E. 3rd Street between Aves A & B).
Somewhere in a filing cabinet in Delaware or Indiana, there is a table that shows how long we’re expected to live. Most of us will never see it. But what if your job was to update these tables, to record the beginnings and ends of thousands of lives? What if you found the formula to predict your own lifespan?
Sarah Jane Tully, a 53-year-old actuary, is taking her first vacation in years, and you’ve been hired to cover for her. TEMPING, the strange and comic tale of an employee’s inner life, is performed for an audience of one by a Windows PC, a corporate phone, a laser printer, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Filling in at Sarah Jane's cubicle, you’ll update client records, send emails, and eavesdrop on intra-office romance. Each performance is unique, depending on which tasks you accomplish and which of your co-workers you decide to trust. Congratulations, you’re the new temp! Get ready to work.
NOTE: Given the limited availability, please choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of dates/times.
TEMPING is written by Michael Yates Crowley (The Rape of the Sabine Women, The Ted Haggard Monologues) and directed by Michael Rau with production design by Asa Wember (Seagullmachine) and set by Sara C Walsh (Queen of the Night, A Beautiful Day in November on the…Great Lakes).
With no live performers, the piece interacts with the single audience member and challenges them with themes of human interaction through technology, isolation, and death. Contrasting the anonymity of an Excel spreadsheet with furtive moments of human intimacy, TEMPING brings you deep into the heart of corporate America.
Each audience member will be required to wear a face mask throughout the experience. Hand sanitizer is available and all surfaces will be disinfected between patrons.
The Wild Project Gallery | 195 E. 3rd Street
Between Aves A & B).
NEW Free Online Physical Comedy Video Series
Three-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit presents ELEVATOR PITCH - a free online physical comedy video series for the whole family. Each episode lasts as long as an elevator ride: 60 seconds or less, offering bite-sized physical comedy from the comfort of your device. To watch, visit https://www.facebook.com/elevpitch/ and https://www.instagram.com/elevatorpitchcomedy/.
Since closing their production THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT at the A.R.T,/New York Theatres this past March, Parallel Exit pivoted to present new productions online, absolutely free. They have produced ten episodes of their series MOVE IT!, featuring physical theatre, variety, and circus artists, a family variety show for the Brooklyn Public Library, and have offered free workshops to New York City public school students through the Summer In The City program.
ELEVATOR PITCH is a comedy video series from Parallel Exit. Punchlines delivered by the time you reach your floor. Presented by Parallel Exit, directed by Mark Lonergan, with videos created and performed by Lex Alston, Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Joel Jeske, and Derek Roland.
Recent videos include:
Getting in the Halloween mood, courtesy of Lex Alston.
The puppeteer's dilemma, courtesy of Lex Alston.
Baking with BerbieTM, A likely candidate for The Great British Baking Show.
Mark Twain, A little known fact about Mark Twain.
When the Caffeine Hits, Danny discovers the joys - and horrors - of caffeine.
Shia LaBeouf's acclaimed performance of a tree in a middle school production of Honk The Musical.
The final episode of Darien's unique discovery. Certainly ends with a bang.
Darien contends with her new discovery. Part 2 of a 3 part series.
Darien has a realization. Part 1 of a 3 part series.
Just in time for Halloween. The latest in Joel Jeske's "Ghost" series.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 @ QUEENS DRIVE-IN
The words of August Wilson are brought to life by a new generation in Giving Voice, following students in an annual monologue competition inspired by America’s preeminent playwright. Appearances by Viola Davis and Denzel Washington.
Free With RSVP
QUEENS DRIVE-IN | New York Hall of Science | Flushing Meadows Corona Park |
47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368.
Theater Resources Unlimited
TRU Community Gatherings via Zoom
Fridays, November 13, 20, 27, and December 4 and 11, 2020 at 4:30pm
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) hosts weekly Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19. Ask questions, bring answers, be part of a community - it's an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about keeping theater alive during these challenging times. To reserve a spot and receive the Zoom invitation, email TRUnltd@aol.com with "Zoom Me" in the subject line.
From Bob Ost, executive director of TRU: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all TRU live events are being reformatted for virtual participation. We created the weekly Community Gatherings to both minimize isolation and share information within the community. Stay positive, test negative, be safe!"
TRU continues their weekly series of TRU Community Gatherings into November, with others to be announced. Check the upcoming schedule at truonline.org/tru-community-gathering
Preparing for the Return of Live Theater.
Friday, November 13 at 4:30pm
In the room: Fred Basch theater architect, and Valerie D. Simmons, Senior Director, Facility Operations at the Public Theater. We will talk about upgraded ventilation and other COVID-necessary improvements for safer theater and accessory spaces, as well as low tech solutions for existing rehearsal spaces that could be used this winter. Plus the use of alternate performance spaces: lobbies, convention halls, empty retail spaces, outdoor dining locations, pedestrian plazas and closing streets for performances; as well as The Public Theater's pivot and plans for adapting to the new safety measures required for reopening. Click here to reserve and receive the Zoom link.
Hey, Maybe You Could Use a Real Designer for Your Virtual Production!
Friday, November 20 at 4:30pm
In the room: costume designer Jessa-Raye Court, production/set/event designer
Orli Nativ and lighting designer Zach Pizza will offer insights into how they have pivoted their way of working to be helpful during these days of isolated virtual performance. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.
Making Lemonade: How Alternative Spaces Are Maintaining Live Performance During the Shutdown.
Friday, November 27 at 4:30pm
In the room: Anita Durst, artistic director of chashama, a New York wonder since 1995, supporting artists by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate into space to create and present, as well as to provide free art classes for under-resourced communities. Learn about Anita's Alley and other initiatives that enable live performance in all five boroughs. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.
The Regional Perspective, 3: Pivoting to Virtual, and Greater Inclusion.
Friday, December 4 at 4:30pm
In the room: Jason Loewith, artistic director of the Olney Theatre Center in Olney Maryland. Finding an innovative approach to virtual presentation: how they adapted their planned production of The Humans to a new medium. And making room for more diverse voices with virtual social justice arts festivals: Just Arts: A Celebration of Art & Activism, and the upcoming Signal Boost.
Real Services and Support for Your Virtual Performance: Platform, Editing, More.
Friday December 11 at 4:30pm
In the room: Daniel Abrahamson of Stream Stage, which offers a free platform suitable for a mix of live and recorded content, as well as help designing and implementing your broadcast; and Iben Cenholt, audio and video editor at
RuneFilms, a full service production and editing resource. Conversation will include virtual collaboration tools that offer low latency for effective musical presentation, plus video capture/editing options, audio editing and more.
Videos of past Community Gatherings can also be viewed on TRU's YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UC43rsChi4fA23dNLeloaF_A/.
Works & Process at Lincoln Center
World Premiere Video Performances
on Sundays in November
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Works & Process at the Guggenheim announce four newly-commissioned video performances created during Works & Process bubble residencies at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in rural Hudson Valley and performed and filmed in August and September on the Lincoln Center campus.
The performances, which premiere on Sundays in November at 7:30pm, encompass a myriad of dance and musical genres: Afrik, ballroom, beatboxing, body percussion, breaking, flexn, house dance, jazz, Krump, tap, and vogue.
November 1 - The Missing Element with Chris Celiz and Anthony Rodriguez "Invertebrate"
November 8 - Music from the Sole with Gregory Richardson and Leonardo Sandoval
November 15 - UnderScored by Ephrat Asherie Dance
November 22 - New York is Burning featuring Les Ballet Afrik with Omari Wiles
Each work will premiere digitally at LincolnCenter.organd Lincoln Center's Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as well as on Works & Process at the Guggenheim's Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. When it is safe for artists and audiences to gather, these works will premiere in full form at Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
"This pandemic derailed our commissioning and presenting timeline so we decided not to cancel but, instead, to support our family of Works & Process artists by forging a path to safely resume their creative work through COVID-19 bubble residencies," said Caroline Cronson, producer of Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
"When few are able to safely gather, the works created inside Works & Process bubble residencies can provide us with a glimmer of what the future can look like as stewardship is channeled to artist-driven projects to shape a more inclusive, fair, and representative world. We are thrilled we were able to sequence bubble residency artists to, and partner with, Lincoln Center." said Duke Dang, general manager of Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
To allow audiences to go behind the scenes of these projects and into the bubble residency, Works & Process is producing a four-part docuseries
Isolation to Creation by filmmaker Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, realized with support from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, that will premiere in January 2021 on the ALL ARTS streaming app, website and TV channel, an arts-focused multimedia platform.
Notes from the Bubble, a series for trailers for Isolation to Creation, can be viewed at:
Find more information at www.guggenheim.org/event/event_series/works-process.
Lincoln Center continues to serve audiences via Lincoln Center at Home, featuring performances and arts education series at LincolnCenter.org; through commissioning artists to create new works that respond to our current moment; and by following COVID-19 safety protocols to activate our outdoor campus with small-scale performances, arts and civic engagements, and more.
For digital offerings from Lincoln Center's resident organizations, please visit LincolnCenter.org or individual websites.
The Missing Element by The Beatbox House with Joseph Carella "Klassic," Brian "Hallow Dreamz" Henry, Graham Reese, Anthony Rodriguez "Invertebrate"
Fusing the music making of beatbox with street dance, The Missing Element was commissioned by Works & Process to marry the cypher, widely found in rap, beatbox, and break dance, with the circular architecture of the Guggenheim. Through a pandemic induced detour, a new collaboration took inspiration from the heart of Lincoln Center, the Revson Fountain. During their Works & Process bubble residency The Missing Element collaborators made up of members of The Beatbox House including Amit Bhowmick, Chris Celiz, Neil Meadows "NaPoM", Gene Shinozaki, and Kenny Urban, and dancers including flexer Joseph Carella "Klassic", Krumper Brian "Hallow Dreamz" Henry, and breakers Graham Reese and Anthony Rodriguez "Invertebrate" created a site-specific work, embodying wind, fire, water and earth to push the boundaries of creativity to inspire the spirit and recovery of New York.
Music from the Sole
Fusing Brazilian music and rhythms with body percussion and tap traditions, Lincoln Center Education artists and Works & Process alums, dancer-musician Leonardo Sandoval and bassist-composer Gregory Richardson and their company Music from the Sole including dancer Gisele Silva, pianists Noé Kains, and José Cruzata, were commissioned as part of their summer 2020 Works & Process bubble residency to create new works for both the Guggenheim and Lincoln Center. These new works feature choreographic and musical influences from Sandoval's native Brazil, and Richardson's talent combining funk, house, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music. Performed and filmed at Hearst Plaza on the very last day of their bubble residency and during the pandemic, this work serves as a beacon of hope for the safe gathering of artists and the return of the performing arts to Lincoln Center.
UnderScored byEphrat Asherie Dance and underground dance legends
UnderScored is a multi-faceted project rooted in the intergenerational stories and memories of New York City's underground club heads. Created in collaboration with legendary elders from the underground dance community, Archie Burnett, Michele Saunders (both featured in this video), Louis "Loose" Kee, and Brahms "Bravo" LaFortune, the cast ranges in age from age 25-77. This project takes shape as a series of performances, community-based events and an oral history archive.
Originally commissioned by Works & Process for the subterranean theater at the Guggenheim, this work continues to evolve. Before the creators of UnderScored exited their Works & Process bubble residency, they created a site-specific work for and filmed at Lincoln Center. While the pandemic has brought club life to a halt, the bonds created on dance floors across boroughs and across generations continue to provide the company with a sense of family and community.
In conjunction with this project, the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will provide a fellowship for Asherie to collect and archive oral histories. This archive will focus on elders who are part of the generation of dancers who helped create and usher in NYC's underground dance culture in the 1970s and '80s. When it is safe, UnderScored will officially premiere in front of a live audience at Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
New York Is Burning by Omari Wiles, performed by Les Ballet Afrik
In homage to the 30th anniversary of Paris Is Burning, the documentary about voguing and drag balls, and the powerful expression of personal pride they represent in the face of racism, homophobia, and stigma of the AIDS crisis, Works & Process commissioned Omari Wiles, founding father of the House of Oricci and a legend within the ballroom community, to produce New York Is Burning. With the premiere at the Guggenheim postponed by the pandemic, in this past summer's Works & Process bubble residency, Wiles continued to develop the commission for this company Les Ballet Afrik, with an eye to bringing the ballroom to the Guggenheim and Lincoln Center in a work featuring Wiles's AfrikFusion, a style that combines traditional African dances and Afrobeat styles with house dance and vogue.
In uncanny resemblance to the 1980's captured in Paris Is Burning, Wiles'
New York Is Burning reflects the aspirations, desires and yearnings of a diverse group of dancers for which the dance company serves as a surrogate family during yet another period where health, race, and financial crises continue to brew. The opportunity to perform at Lincoln Center is an affirmation of love, acceptance, and joy.
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Rough-Cut Viewings: Isolation to Creation
October 31, and November 7, 14, and 21, at 7:30pm
Forging a path for artists to safely gather, create and perform together again, this summer and fall over fifty artists entered eight Works & Process bubble residencies in rural Hudson Valley after an unprecedented period of isolation. To capture this journey Works & Process produced a four part docuseries Isolation to Creation to provide audiences with the rare opportunity to go into the bubbles and behind the scenes to experience the hope, joy, exhilarating physical struggle, and emotional challenges experienced by performers returning to the studio and stage.
Prior to premiere in January 2021, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents rough-cut viewings of four episodes of Isolation to Creation, October 31, and November 7, 14, and 21, at 7:30pm ET. Each episode can be viewed for 72 hours.
• Ephrat Asherie Dance
• Les Ballet Afrik with Omari Wiles
• The Missing Element with Chris Celiz and Anthony Rodriguez "Invertebrate"
• Music from the Sole with Gregory Richardson and Leonardo Sandoval
• Jamar Roberts
• Seven Deadly Sins with Joshua Bergasse, Justin Vivian Bond, Jeffrey Guimond, Marc Happel, and Sara Mearns
Produced by Works & Process, the four-part series by filmmaker Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, realized with support from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will premiere and be distributed and broadcast in January 2021 on the ALL ARTS streaming app, website and TV channel, an arts-focused multimedia platform.
Notes from the Bubble, a series for trailers for Isolation to Creation can be viewed at:
Find more information at www.guggenheim.org/event/event_series/works-process
$10 tickets for the general public
$5 for Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process
Complimentary for first responders, essential workers, and $500+ Friends of Works & Process. For access email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once conditions are deemed safe for audiences and artists to gather, the live premieres and showings of projects featured in
Isolation to Creation will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum as part of the Works & Process 2021 season.
Episodes will be available at:
October 31 - Episode One: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-1
November 7 - Episode Two: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-2
November 14 - Episode Three: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-3
November 21 - Episode Four: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-4
Each episode will be available for viewing for 72 hours, starting from the airing at 7:30pm.
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