A Seasonal Press Calendar
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JUNE 17 TO 30
THEATRE 80, 80 ST. MARKS PLACE
"IMMINENTLY YOURS" BY KARIMAH
Dorothi Fox and Arthur French, Jr. star in the premiere of "Imminently Yours" by Karimah, presented by The Negro Ensemble Company. The play is a family drama/comedy/tragedy about descendants of American slaves who who resist expropriation of their inherited properties. A secret mountain enclave has existed for centuries as an all-Black village. When its oral tradition of secrecy is lapsed by a millennial resident, the remote hamlet is discovered by the state's governor, who would evict its elderly residents by eminent domain for nonpayment of taxes, but underestimates the savvy community there.
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/imminently_yours.htm
JULY 11 TO 27
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKING LOT
"ROMEO AND JULIET"
LA PLAZA @ THE CLEMENTE PARKING LOT, 107 SUFFOLK STREET
The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot returns to the Lower East Side for the 25th year with "Romeo and Juliet," directed by Lukas Raphael. The company's concept--presenting Shakespeare plays with a "poor theater" aesthetic in a working parking lot--is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand.
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/SITPL.htm
AUGUST 3 TO SEPTEMBER 15
"NO BRAINER, OR THE SOLUTION TO PARASITES"
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY STREET THEATER
Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 43rd annual tour August 3 with "No Brainer or The Solution to Parasites," a rip-roaring musical. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 15. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/stth19.htm
PHOTOS from TNC Street Theater productions from 2001-2015: https://picasaweb.google.com/115459090905543846120/Street_Theater_History?noredirect=1.
AUGUST 25 TO SEPTEMBER 15
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
TENTH DREAM UP FESTIVAL
Theater for the New City, under the direction of Crystal Field, Artistic Director, will present its tenth Dream Up Festival, a feast of adventurous theater featuring new works from across the country, August 25 to September 15. Helmed by the theater's Literary Manager, Michael Scott-Price, the festival will offer over 25 plays, mixing world premieres and New York premieres. It's an ultimate new work festival dedicated to the joy of discovering new authors and edgy, innovative performances. Application deadline was May 10 for this year's Festival and plays are now being selected. The motto of the festival is "Dream Up: Invent, Concoct." More Info
EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 11, 2020
HARLEM REPERTORY THEATRE
TATO LAVIERA THEATRE, 240 E. 123RD STREET
"THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES "
Harlem Repertory Theatre stages "The Wizard of Oz: a Jazz Musical for All Ages," co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences. This production of the classic musical has a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Artistic Director of Harlem Rep, who is in the midst of a four-year project of presenting four classic musicals that have lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, who was known in his lifetime as the "social conscience of Broadway."
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/oz.htm
CASTILLO THEATRE, 543 W. 42ND STREET
NEW FEDERAL THEATRE'S ANNUAL NTOZAKE SHANGE READINGS SERIES: TUESDAYS IN JUNE
New Federal Theatre's Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series is used to develop African-American writers and to select plays that Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre may present as full productions. The June, 2019 series offers new works by Jeanette Hill (June 4), Bill Harris (June 11), Kermit Frazier (June 18) and Countee Cullen (June 25). Free. Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street.
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