CURRENT & UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
A Seasonal Press Calendar

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JUNE 2 TO 30
NEW FEDERAL THEATRE
"TUESDAYS IN JUNE 2020: RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS & PLAY READINGS"
Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present "Tuesdays in June 2020: Rapping with the Artists & Play Readings," a program of seven live-streamed discussions and play reading events featuring distinguished artists who have done formative and influential work at New Federal Theater. Review the seven offferings at the link below. These events are New Federal's inaugural virtual programming, aiming to connect and share some creative content with friends and supporters until we can all meet in person at the theater. All events are free but registration is required and donations will be gratefully accepted.

COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/Tuesdays_June.htm



"FEATHERS OF FIRE--THE MOVIE"
CINEMA VERSION OF AWARD-WINNING ANIMATION SHADOW PLAY, "FEATHERS OF FIRE"
VIDEO ON DEMAND
Fictionville Studio has released "Feathers of Fire--The Movie," a cinema version of its live animation shadow play, "Feathers of Fire." This ingenious production of theater-on-film, conceived and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, is available for streaming on Vimeo at the family-friendly price of $4.95.

"Feathers of Fire" is the most elaborate shadow theater experience ever created, and this recording, captured on an actual theater stage, transforms it into a video-on-demand production for all ages. The story is adapted from Shahnameh (the Persian Book of Kings) and tells the action-packed tale of two star-crossed lovers of old Persia. Zaul, an outcast albino boy, is brought up by a bird-goddess and grows up into a wise ruler. He enters into a forbidden love with Rudabeh, a princess who is the granddaughter of the dreaded Serpent King. Their young, impetuous romance survives many precarious adventures before they finally receive blessings for their union. When they ultimately have a child, it is Rostam, "the Hercules of Iran." Aspects of the story are reminiscent of "Romeo and Juliet," "Rapunzel," "The Firebird" and "Jungle Book."

The piece is created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist living in Brooklyn. It is endorsed by Francis Ford Coppola, who called the production "Fantastic! One of the greatest epics of all time and my favorite Shahnameh brought to life in a spectacular fashion by Hamid Rahmanian with shadow puppets design and cinematic wizardry."

COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/feathers.htm


AUGUST 1 TO SEPTEMBER 13
PLAYS PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS AND CLOSED-OFF STREETS THROUGHOUT THE FIVE BOROUGHS--OR VIRTUALLY, WE DON'T KNOW WHICH!
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY STREET THEATER: "LIBERTY OR JUST US: A CITY PARK STORY"
Theater for the New City is preparing its 44th annual five-borough Street Theater tour for the possibility of outdoor performances and virtual performances. "Liberty or Just Us: a City Park Story" will be an oratorio depicting a parks manager and his adventures during our time of Covid-19.

COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/STTH-2020.htm
HISTORICAL PHOTOS: https://picasaweb.google.com/115459090905543846120/Street_Theater_History?noredirect=1


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