New AoB Trailer

Up and running until March 23rd

Check out some clips from the show in the latest trailer!

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Opening at City Center!

The Architecture of Becoming

February 28 – March 23, 2014

The 15 hottest theater artists in NYC bring you this evocative theatrical tapestry.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!

A lost postcard, the ghost of an opera diva and the siren call of the City. Erupting from the shadows of New York City Center, expect history and mystery in this world premiere production.

written by Kara Lee CorthronSarah GancherVirginia GriseDipika GuhaLauren Yee

directed by Elena AraozLydia FortLauren Keating

produced by Deadria HarringtonJane JungMeropi PeponidesAktina StathakiLanie Zipoy

NEW YORK CITY CENTER STAGE II
  • 131 WEST 55TH STREET, NYC
  • February 28 – March 23, 2014

  • 7:30pm Tuesday-Friday
    2:30pm & 7:30pm Saturday
    2:30pm Sunday
  • 90 mins, no intermission

    Featuring:
    Claudia Acosta
    Vanessa Kai
    Christopher Livingston
    Jon Norman Schneider
    Danielle Skraastad
  • Scenery and Lighting Design by Justin Townsend
    Costume Design by Kate Fry
    Sound Design by Elisheba Ittoop

    - See more at: http://wptheater.org/show/the-architecture-of-becoming/#sthash.0j8N7FfE.dpuf

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    #propfest2014

    I’m Producing Artistic Director of an engaging/engaged festival of new works – hope you can join us!

    http://propagandafestival2014.tumblr.com/

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    2014 at City Center

    After a busy summer that included directing readings and workshops of HARMONIOUS PIMPS, HAMLET and FILL OUR MOUTHS in NYC and Deb Salem Smith‘s FAITHFUL CHEATERS for Trinity Rep in Providence, as well as devising a new work with McCarter Theatre‘s Conservatory in NJ, I’m looking towards next season.

    It’s official, THE ARCHITECTURE OF BECOMING will premiere Off-Broadway at New York City Center, running Feb – March.  More info here.

    The Architecture of Becoming

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    Drama League New Director/New Work Grant

    Very excited to be back in development with uber-talented playwright Lauren Feldman on her bilingual play FILL OUR MOUTHS.  Below are some shoots from our first week working with an incredibly adventurous and inspiring company.  We’ll all reconvene at the end of the month to continue working.

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    New Leadership Position

    I’m elated to announce that I will be joining LAVA as their General Manager.  LAVA is Brooklyn-based dance company that combines  acrobatics and theater into their adventurous and often high-flying work.  With fourteen years of rigorous artistic and organizational growth, international touring and critical success behind them, I’m thrilled to be taking LAVA to even new heights.

    If you missed our recent show at BAM, which the NY Times called “tender and primal,” check it out here.

    And, sign up to keep up with shows and events here.

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    New Plays for the Brooklyn Museum This Saturday

    I’m thrilled to be directing new plays by Bekah Brunstetter and Kara Lee Corthron for the Brooklyn Museum this Saturday, May 4th.  The plays are inspired by the Sargent paintings now on view and will play in the galleries themselves, on loop, from 7 – 9pm.  Click the image below for more details, and come check us out!

    BREAD
    by Bekah Brunstetter
    featuring: Jon Dyrud and Monica Hammond

    TWO SOPHISTICATED LADIES
    by Kara Lee Corthron
    featuring: Francesca Choy-Kee and Ayesha Ngaujah

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    Collapse, Spring Break and Women in the World Summit

    Spring break for NYC public schools could not have been timed more perfectly.  While my residency classes are off enjoying a well deserved break, I’m diving into COLLAPSE.  We head into tech next week – get your tickets here!

    And, especially thrilled to be representing the Women’s Project at the Women in the World Summit this year.  Innovators and revolutionaries from around the globe sharing knowledge and inspitation.  And Hillary and Oprah will be there, of course.

    Happy Spring!

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    2012 Hit List

    2013 seems to have launched me out of a canon.  Between the Time Warner Fellowship, actively developing PIMPS (update coming next month on that) and HAMLET with Stephanie DiMaggio, associate producing COLLAPSE for the Women’s Project and beginning four new teaching residencies for BAM – well, things have been a bit hectic, but all of it joyful.

    I love doing this list because it’s a reason to think back over a year of theatrical experiences, and usually reflects my own travel, shifting interests, etc.  This year, it seems to represent my employers – is that affinity?  Bias?  Below is the list, and thanks for stopping by!

    Top 6 –

    Not “Best” which is far too subjective, but the 6 shows that live most in my mind now, that impacted me the most.

    Einstein on the Beach (BAM)

    SITI’s Trojan Women (BAM)

    Pina Bausch – como el musquito (BAM)

    The White Snake (OSF)

    Peter and the Starcatcher (B’way)

    Fun Home (Public)

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    HPOH Status Update

    The Harmonious Pimps are hard at work completing final script tune ups, new songs and slammin’ bods.  As we work towards a May/June NYC announcement (details forthcoming), here’s a some material you won’t see in the show.  Think of it as a Pimptastic rif on World Finance.

    Angela Merkel

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