A Clown Variety Show!
Featuring Tamar Korn, Kent Morita, Kristen West, Olivier Renaud, Elizabeth Sullivan, Carrie Torres, and The Boof NYC.
Hosted by Lucy Shelby and Ben Brown as The Spinellis
Details to come!
Monday, February 17th. 8pm.
CLOUD CITY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Cloud City is turning 100!!!
Okay really we're only turning 7, which is still a big deal (Cloud City has been around longer than Dead Herring was!). But the building itself was built in 1920, so we are having a Centennial Celebration, and all are invited! It's a 1920s costume party so please dress accordingly. BYOB but we will probably also have punch and snacks. Woohoo!!!
Saturday, February 15th. 8pm.
Oh yes, oh yes! We're bringing the Barn to Brooklyn for the sixth annual celebration of work developed through residencies at Barn Arts in Maine - it's BarnFest!
There's a new lineup of awesome works in progress every day of the festival - featuring artists making theater, dance, film, music, and everything in between!
With performances by Ariel Mahler, Calvin Woodruff, Easton Carter Angle, Laura Galindo, The New Collectives, Animal Engine, Little Did Productions, Cecelia Raker, Minhui Lee, Shara Feit, Wesley Zurick, Taylor Jane Cooper, Magic Forest Theatre Company, Jaime Sunwoo, Matt Chilton, Quentin Madia, Lauren Pelaia, Alex Knezevic, The Coldharts, Conrad Kluck, Ben Moniz, Matt Bovee, Calvin Kasulke, Sam Schnorr, Andrew Simon, Maki Borden, and more.
Friday, February 7, 7pm.
Saturday, February 8, 7pm.
THE COMMEDIA COMPANY: HERE WE GO AGAIN
It's an ALL NEW show of devised work AND improvisation in a seat-of-the-pants explosion of comedy, politics, and 17th century English Country Dancing*. The most dangerously talented, bravest and funniest actors working today will use the masks and archetypes of the Commedia dell 'Arte to take on the world we live in now - no bags of gold, arranged marriages or Renaissance-y bullshit! Watch as they transform themselves, space, and time at lightning speed. There will be moments of ecstatic hilarity and moments of deep collective soul-searching. And fart jokes (probably).
So if an evening-length comedy orgasm is something you’re, like, into, then come on down to CLOUD CITY JANUARY 25, 26, AND 27. The party starts at 7 each night and the show lifts off at 8. It’s a New Year! You’re a New You! Come get your groove back at a New Commedia Show!
With Brandt Adams, Will Clark, Julian Hernandez, Nick Mayfield, Carly Moses, Cyndi Perczek, Ralf Jean-Pierre, Jeff Seal, Christopher Tramantana, and music by John Coyne featuring Avery Nelson.
* Could be - anything is possible.
Saturday-Monday, January 25-27th. 7pm.
By BREAD Arts Collective
A comedy concerning ship travel, floggings, rape, justifiable homicide, earthquakes, tempests, Bulgar soldiers, Grand Inquisitors, Christians, Jesuits, Jews, mass murder, death, desire, artistic critique, fallen kings, storytelling, public execution and the general joy and suffering one finds within this: the best of all possible worlds.
A brand new, highly physical, and only slightly musical adaptation of the Voltaire classic from the creators of 'Rise and Fall.'
BREAD is a multi-disciplinary arts collective dedicated to adapting and devising new work that challenges the typical and stretches the possible. This production of Candide is the first in a series of developmental productions.
Saturday-Monday, December 14th-16th. 8pm.
RICKY LAGOON: HE CROONS!
Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Michael Bublé. What do these popular crooners have in common? They’re all dead. But not Ricky Lagoon! Summoned from the 60s, crooner Lagoon and his band hit New York City for a comedy-concert spectacular. That’s right, jokes and laughs. Music, song, singing, and even tunes.
Join comedian Kate McCarthy and ten of New York's best young musicians, led by Tredici Bacci’s Simon Hanes, as they perform both lampoon and love letter to a bygone era. A celebration of lush big band music and those familiar standards that get you swinging. A satirization of masculinity. A spectacle of comedy, character and classic sounds that you won’t want to miss.
Hosted by Nick Naney. Featuring Dylan Adler and Rachel Sennott.
Saturday, November 16th. 8pm.
THE UNREPENTANT NECROPHILE
A mortician falls in love with a man as she prepares his corpse for burial. She has three days until the funeral... but three days just isn't enough.
A punk rock opera about a mortician and her body, inspired by true events.
Created and performed by
Katie Hartman, Nick Ryan and Nate Gebhard
In collaboration with Mark Benzel
"The Unrepentant Necrophile" is a three-person, minimalist musical created with drums, electric bass and electric guitar. A blend of physical theater, music and horror, it explores sexuality, consent and gender politics through the anarchistic lens of punk rock. It premiered at the 2015 Twin Cities Horror Festival in Minneapolis, and has toured to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and the Orlando International Fringe Festival. In Orlando it received the "Patron's Pick" and "Fringe of the Fringe" awards.
"As unapologetic a piece of theater as I've ever seen. It takes a true story and tells it in an amazingly unique way, without commenting on its admittedly difficult subject matter."
-Cincinnati City Beat
"The gleeful crassness of the whole proceeding is hard to resist. The musical staging is endlessly inventive, Katie Hartman's voice is a remarkable instrument"
"Hartman's volcanic performance makes this uncomfortable material compelling... Explodes with all the anarchistic passion you could ask for... "
"It's almost too weird for Fringe"
Tuesday October 29-Thursday October 31st. 8pm.
Costume party on Halloween after the show!
A NIGHT OF COMEDY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Come see an awesome line-up of comedy (Ana Fabrega! Aparna Nancherla! Emmy Blotnick! and more!) and browse some art by local artists while you’re at it, all in the name of Women’s Reproductive Rights! 100% of proceeds from this show will go to the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is a non-profit that “uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.”
Starring Ana Fabrega, Aparna Nancherla, Emmy Blotnick, Jess Salomon, Maddy Smith, Rachel McCartney, and more!
Saturday, October 19th. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30.