New Zealand Performance Festival New York

20150312 - 20150329

A FESTIVAL OF NEW PERFORMANCE FROM AOTEAROA, NEW ZEALAND
This exciting program of performances by groundbreaking artists from Wellington, New Zealand, provides an alternative view of a country that occupies the American consciousness with myths of a clean-green nation and the Lord of the Rings film franchise. This special festival of innovative works shares new perspectives on the world, from the other side of the world, made in a reverse-time zone, made in the dream-factory, from a land that works while you sleep.

Prophetika: An Oratorio

20150320 - 20150405

Award-winning stage director Charlotte Brathwaite joins forces with eclectic composer/pianist Courtney Bryan and celebrated installation artist Abigail DeVille in a sonically stimulating, visually spectacular experience inspired by the legacies and lives of Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Harriet Tubman.

An Integrator’s Manual

20150326 - 20150329

Daniel Alexander Jones presents a new performance piece in process, An Integrator’s Manual. Part funeral rite, part pop quiz, and part call to action, Jones dances the razor’s edge of loss and transfiguration to plumb overwhelming evidence of the failures of integration in the USA.

Daily Life Everlasting

20150402 - 20150419

The third collaboration between Witness Relocation and acclaimed writer Charles Mee, in which people meet, fall in love, make out with each other, find being alive awkward but funny, and dance quite a lot.

Zero or More Disposable Lessons

20150410 - 20150411

Celebrating the centennial of Polish painter, assemblage artist, set designer, and theater director, Tadeusz Kantor, Zero or More Disposable Lessons explores the mechanics of memory, anatomy of oppression, disposability of bodies, and dancing objects.

Bird In The House

20150417 - 20150426

With Bird In The House, composer/performer Dane Terry paints scenes of childhood and adolescence in the off-colors of standard-issue American neuroses. Terry’s liquid country western piano sloshing all the while under his intoned yarns. Bird In The House features songs from his new album Color Movies, which will be released concurrently.

Golondrinas/Swallows

20150416 - 20150426

By SinTeaTro Intimus
Directed and written by Aminta de Lara

In a time of deep partisan division and massive street demonstrations for and against the government, two sisters are forced to delve into their relationship with their father and what he represents leading to a confrontation stemming from their childhood.

On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as her Young Lover

20150420

Richard Meros, B.A. is the Machiavelli of the Millenials. In this anarchic journey into the hot and heavy heart of Western Civilisation, Meros will prove, step by barkingly-logical step, that Hillary Clinton not only wants a Young Lover, but needs one to initiate a Golden Age of American culture and society. Furthermore, the only possible candidate for this coveted position is, by rational necessity, him.

Eleven Reflections on September

20150430 - 20150517

Eleven Reflections on September is a spoken word, multi-media performance on the Arab American experience, Wars on/of Terror, and “the constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty” that each autumn brings in a post-9/11 world.

Trash Cuisine

20150425 - 20150517

Trash Cuisine is a play about violence and, in particular, about the ability of society, a group or an individual to take the life of another. Belarus Free Theatre was founded in 2005 under Europe’s last surviving dictatorship; the company is one of the most outspoken critics of Belarus’s repressive regime.