Short Films from the Time in Quarantine
“QUARANTIMES” features films created during our recent time in quarantine. Come enjoy a curated night of weird films that express multiple perspectives of lockdown from around the world. This event is the premiere of Dan Criblez's new animated short film “EVERYTHING’S A LIE." Featuring experimental music, dance, animation and more from very talented artists.
Friday, September 3rd. Showings at 6:30 and 8:30 pm.
THE TRASH GARDEN
A staged reading of a new play “The Trash Garden” by Padraig Bond
Directed by Christina Marks
Presented by Velvet Glove Theater
The Trash Garden is a beautiful and biting new play set after the inevitable climate disasters
approaching our world. We meet Evelyn and Atlas - the last two humans on earth - and their
friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) ghost, and track their navigation of a world littered
with references from our own and - more challenging than living in the perpetual desiccation
of post disaster earth - learning to live with their very human strengths and weaknesses;
unlimited imagination, the craving to understand, the lean to cruelty and the desperate need
to love and be loved.
Wednesday September 1 and Thursday September 2. 7pm.
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.