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New York's finest improvisers join forces with New York's finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.
It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.
Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.
The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It's comedy, it's poetry, it's theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.
The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.
"Kiss Punch Poem is a rare find... uproarious and heartfelt." – Time Out Chicago
"[KissPunchPoem] celebrates the fresh and surprising associations that are generated by both improv and poetry." - The American Reader
"Their performance took me back to the formative years of the slam. It was exhilarating." – Mark Smith (founder of Slam Poetry)
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
During our theater production you will step into the lives of the Thomas sisters as they learn more about themselves and each other. Watch as they unveil pieces of themselves…the pieces that they didn't want anyone to the see…the pieces of themselves that they were ashamed of and tried so desperately to hide. Bruised But Not Broken is about healing when you thought that you were too messed up, too damaged, too bruised to heal. It's about getting up after you have fallen. It's about God's ability to take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it into good. Remember, bitter becomes sweet when you put in the Master's hands.
Alone in a barren paradise, God the Father struggles with dementia as he tries to manage his divine office. While juggling an unending flow of prayer requests, he uncovers an ancient secret he'd rather remain forgotten: what happened to the Mother Goddess who once shared his heavenly throne?
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
In the less kind and gentle New York City of the 1990s, Frankie LaCava, an up-from-the-streets porn producer, has aspirations of a more meaningful life. In a moment of whimsy, he invites a feminist professor to observe his production company for a scholarly research project. Life gets more interesting than he intended when the professor becomes infatuated with a young female director, his female lead becomes pregnant, and his male lead begins secretly filming adult videos for an out-of-town competitor. With his backers pressuring Frankie to restore order to the world, he and his production manager, a childhood friend with ambitions of his own, must decide where their true loyalties lie.
Marina's High-nrg Live! - The Musical, is the first interactive musical theatre song and dance experience. The choice of participating or being seated and observing the show is up to each audience member. All will be accommodated. The idea is to as Marina says," Hear the music, feel the beat and Never Stop Movin' in your body and in your life!" Perfect for all ages with a talented cast of singers, dancers and musicians who join Marina for this new innovative concept in Musical Theatre.
My Name Is Gideon: I'm Probably Going To Die, Eventually is a new one-man show by Gideon Irving, an unconventional theatrical couchsurfing troubadour.
Gideon Irving has been biking, rollerblading and driving from one town to the next for the past five years, performing and residing in the homes of perfect strangers. Now, he is inviting audiences into his own living room on the NY stage, bringing them "Stove Top Folk" – his unique blend of songs accompanied by variety of whimsical instruments, stories, and underwater levitation. The show has been developed over the course of 500 performances in living rooms around the world and makes its American debut after a successful run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A rainy night in a Genevan castle. Debauched poetry and too much wine. A teenage girl writes a spooky story. On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's creation, Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus, Phantasmagoria assembles a swirl of puppetry, biography, and storytelling into a market of ghosts…The dead walk among us.
Written, Performed, & Composed by James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis.
Piano Tales celebrates the raw core of their style – new tales that feel like old ones, told with just a piano and their acrobatic storytelling and musicianship. Emperors, slaves, nuns, traitors. These tales are spectacles the audience sees in their own minds.
James and Jerome's work is a collision of live music and literary storytelling. Some call it experimental, they call it the oldest art-form in the world.
Pitecus analyzes the relationship between man and his perversions: people with degrees, people overworked, young and desperate, in search of a chance to fill their pockets and increase their fame, multi-decorated for morality speculating on other people's misery, people who carry on their ordinary lives, individuals who sell their own bodies in exchange for a purely materialistic well-being, beings who travel in order to enrich their exterior, superficial cultural competences. The scenic tableaux, which we consider a work of art applied to dramaturgy, they confer a figurative language to the show, mixing colors and words.
Designed as a formal experiment in presenting horror aesthetics on stage, Remains is a new play developed by Traumaturgy Productions. Three castaways, strangers made colleagues through necessity, traverse the countryside hoping to grasp some kind of personal opportunity and stability. Adrift on a sea of economic misfortune, the trio finds itself steered into a simmering squall of violent, lingering transgressions. When a vicious crime is left unresolved, more than just guilt remains.
The Smarties focuses on a group childhood classmates & friends, who inadvertently find themselves exposed to instant & overnight internet fame.
The Smarties, while on their way to a costume party, walk past a news reporter covering an important story. Recognizing that they're in the cameraman's shot, in an innocent moment of playful mischief, the Smarties begin dancing for the camera.Thinking nothing of their impromptu dance routine thereafter, the very next day, the Smarties find themselves featured on multiple local news channels. Their performance video was also uploaded onto YouTube, generating over five million views overnight. The Smarties decide to make use of their instant & overnight internet fame, by unselfishly looking to help people in need, all throughout New York City. This is a family themed play event, for parents and children to enjoy and remember for years and years to come.
Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches present a Retro(per)spective of their 35 years of gender-bending vaudevillian performance. show Called Retro(per)spective this evening is a compilation of performances that act as a Split Britches greatest hits album for those who remember the 1980's and a Split Britches primer for those who may have missed it! This scrapbooked show weaves together much-loved moments from their earliest work, including Upwardly Mobile Home (1984), and Anniversary Waltz (1989) and Belle Reprieve (1990) as well as more recent pieces from the likes of Lost Lounge and Miss America. Ideal for old friends and new acquaintances, Retro(per)spective encapsulates Lois and Peggy's humorous and distinctive take on love, life, work and play.
Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music is a performance art concert in which Taylor charts the history of popular music and activism in America, from the nation's founding in 1776 to the present day. Since beginning the undertaking in 2012, Mac has been creating the "staggering magnum opus" (The New York Times) little by little, inviting audiences to experience the work-in-progress in acclaimed shows worldwide. Now, for the first time, Taylor Mac will premiere the complete 24-decade work, a singular spectacle featuring a 24-piece orchestra, dancing beauties and a variety of special guests.
From the creator of The Awesome 80s Prom comes New York's newest Off-Broadway sensation - That Bachelorette Show, now starring Vinny Guadagnino from "Jersey Shore"!
Staged in the legendary nightclub The Copacabana, That Bachelorette Show is a parody of ABC's "The Bachelorette", where YOU pick the groom! At That Bachelorette Show, you'll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite 90's hits, spun by superstar DJs, as our eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors vie for your vote. Over the course of the show, they'll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs!
That Bachelorette Show is perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties, girls' nights out and so much more! We offer special party packages, discounted group rates, and can even help you with dinner, hotel, and limo reservations!
A new project inspired by the unexploded Civil War ammunition buried on Governor's Island in New York Harbor and the iconic Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove. Exploring performance, installation, and conversation, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw invite you to contribute to this developing intergenerational work around aging, unexplored desires and unexpressed tensions, and how we look forward in a world with an uncertain future.
An anthropologist is hired to take minutes at a company. In meeting after meeting, it becomes clear this is no ordinary place to work, challenging her notions of corporate culture. Will she continue to work or will this be her last day?