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2019-2020 Season

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National Winner of the 2019 Jewish Playwriting Contest

National Winner of the 2019
Jewish Playwriting Contest // theater

Jewish Plays Project

September 5 – September 8

David Winitsky | Artistic Director
Joshua Benghiat | Artistic Associate

7 cities, 1000 people, 1 Winner. Crowd-sourced and audience vetted, the Winner of the 2019 Jewish Playwriting Contest will be announced in June of 2019, and comes home to the 14th Street Y in September for the JPP’s featured workshop production. Come be a part of the movement for contemporary Jewish theater!

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Recovery

Recovery // dance

Johari Mayfield Dance

September 9 – 15

Blending movement and technology “Recovery” unpacks the container of addiction through the lens of a woman struggling with substance abuse. Where does she belong in a world where legalized drugs and alcohol are so readily accessible? Is she good or evil? The urge to explain and define the addict, society and recovery is cracked open and explored in this hybrid work.

Johari Mayfield | Choreographer
Milica Paranosic | Composer

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…it’s time…

…it’s time… // dance

Freemove Dance

September 19 – 22

Following a sold-out run in 2018, Freemove Dance returns to present this gutsy and percussive dance piece. It is a call-to-arms for redefining how and why the clock has a titan grip on our life experience.

Jenn Freeman | Director and Choreographer
Dani Markham | Composer

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Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka

Бабушка (BAb(oo)shka) // theater

September 26 – October 6

Бабушка tells a true story about Jewish life in the USSR onstage—in Russian. Her story is live translated into klezmer music, gibberish, poetic text, and puppetry, creating a meta conversation on the act of translation and historization.

Anna Lublina | Theater Creator
Julia Danitz | Composer
Elena Rose Light | Choreographer

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The Stray

The Stray // family theater

Rebel Playhouse

September 28 –  October 6

The conflict between wolves and humans has existed for years, but can an unlikely friendship mend the rift between them? A new folk musical about love, loss, and the power of understanding, “The Stray” shows us growing pains lead to remarkable change.

Arif Silverman | Book, Music and Lyrics

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Pink Hulk

The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within // theater

October 8 – October 13

Written and Performed by Valerie David

A cancer diagnosis means only 1 thing: Time to get laid! This award-winning solo show follows Valerie’s triumphant journey to become a 3-time cancer survivor & redefines what it means to summon the superhero within. An inspiring story that’s been touring the globe!

Valerie David | Performer/Playwright
Padraic Lillis | Director of The Pink Hulk

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Ominous Men (MultiStages New Works Winner)

Ominous Men // theater

MultiStages

October 19 – November 3

MultiStages New Works Winner. It was the wrong night and the wrong place for these OMINOUS MEN to be playing a game of “Bones” when the 1977 NYC Blackout hits the Bronx! Overtaken by their demons, they descend into a supernatural night of the soul. Told through a magic realism lens, “Ominous Men” is a gothic horror tale about race, poverty, drugs, misogyny and violence in America.

Desi Moreno-Penson | Playwright
Lorca Peress | Director

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75th anniversary of Jerome Robins

75th Anniversary of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division // dance

From The Horse’s Mouth

November 6 – 10

The next edition of From The Horse’s Mouth is proud to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the country’s most prestigious repository of dance materials at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This production will be in collaboration with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Linda Murray, Curator.

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Riyaaz/Practice

Riyaaz/Practice // dance

Courtyard Dancers, Dakshina Dance Company, Sakshi Productions, and Sattriya Dance Company

November 15 and 16 | 7:30 PM
November 16 | 1 PM

With bharatanatyam, kathak, odissi, and sattriya as foundational training, four east coast, contemporary dance companies collaborate to explore the rigor and sanctuary of a daily, physical and intentional practice.

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State of the Jews

State of the Jews // opera // LABA 2nd stage

Alex Weiser

December 5 – December 8

A semi-staged preview performance of “State of the Jews”, an opera by composer Alex Weiser and librettist Ben Kaplan which follows Theodor Herzl, visionary of the Jewish state, in the last year of his life, as his efforts to secure a Jewish homeland become increasingly desperate.

Alex Weiser | Composer
Ben Kaplan | Librettist

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Straight Faced Lies

Straight Faced Lies // theater

M-Squared Productions

December 9 – December 22

Grab a plate for an unforgettable holiday with the Ryans, where family battles and deep secrets are the most delicious things on the menu.

“Passionate, biting and deeply funny, this play is equal parts fresh and familiar…” — The Villager

Mark Jason Williams | Playwright
Andrew Block | Director

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#NastyWomen - A Night of Female Resistance Comedy

#NastyWomen – A Night of
Female Resistance Comedy // comedy

Laura Beatrix Newmark

November 18, January 27, May 11, and June 15

Following the Women’s March and in light of the #MeToo, Time’s Up, #NeverAgain movements, we provide a forum for female comedians that empowers all through laughter, camaraderie and tangible activism tools.

Laura Beatrix Newmark | Producer
Amanda Duarte | Host

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A Golem from Buenos Aires

A Golem from Buenos Aires // family theater / dance

Carina Toker

December 9 – 22

A Golem in Buenos Aires is a multidisciplinary theater play for the whole family, inspired by the Jewish legend of the Golem of Prague. In this original performance, an unexpected event unfolds a new hilarious, poetic, moving story.

Carina Toker | Writer, Director and Choreographer
Gabriel Toker | Music Composer

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Scenes from Childhood

Scenes from Childhood // theater / LABA 2nd stage

Ari Brand

January 10 – 26

Set amidst the AIDS crisis in NYC, this semi-autobiographical play reveals a family of performers wrestling with ambition, tragedy, and the stories we tell about who we are. Alongside an ensemble cast, Ari Brand plays two roles, based on himself and his late father, the concert pianist, Natan Brand.

Ari Brand | Writer
Eugenia Manwelyan | Director

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Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs // family theater

Presented by WonderSpark Puppets

February 1 and 2

“Little Pig, Little Pig, Let me in!” Three Little Pigs build their houses of hay, wood, and bricks – but will they withstand the Big Bad Wolf? The classic tale retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf – with an emphasis on ‘being prepared’.

Chad Williams | Writer, Director and Performer

Recommended for ages 3+

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Petunia

Princess Petunia & the Dragon // family theater

Presented by WonderSpark Puppets

February 8 and 9

Once upon a time, there was a valiant princess who saved the Kingdom of Lockheart! It’s up to Princess Petunia to defeat bullies, help wizards, ride a dragon and save the day. This medieval adventure includes lots of laughter and a cast of hilarious characters.

Chad Williams | Writer, Director and Performer

Recommended for ages 3+

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Dinosaur

The Case of the Missing Dinosaur // family theater

Presented By WonderSpark Puppets

A Dinosaur has gone missing, and only you can find it! Join detective Mystery Max as he searches for clues to find the missing dinosaur. The audience will sing songs and call out to help Max and solve the case. Themes include making friends, saying sorry, and the scientific method.

Chad Williams | Writer, Director and Performer

Recommended for ages 3+.

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Esther Saves the Day

Esther Saves the Day! // family theater

Presented by WonderSpark Puppets

February 22 and 23

When the evil Haman threatens the Jews of Persia, it’s up to the brave Esther and her clever uncle Mordecai to save the day in this Purim Shpiel. Beauty contests, a forgetful King and a lottery of DOOM comprise the traditional story of Purim, based on the Book of Esther. Can our heroes unravel Haman’s plot in time, or will all the Jews of Persia be destroyed? Go, Esther, Go!

Chad Williams | Writer, Director and Performer

Recommended for ages 3+

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Lovesong (Imperfect)

Lovesong (Imperfect) // theater

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity

February 7 – 23

Playwrights For A Cause writer José Rivera brings a new play to our season. Death has been declared illegal by the U.S. government. Trees grow lights instead of leaves. Ghosts love the living. And in heaven you can taste the wind. Two impetuous lovers look for a love that lasts forever in this fantastical comedy about imperfect relationships, by the author of The Motorcycle Diaries and Marisol.

José Rivera | Writer and Director

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Planet Connections

 

The Planet Connections Short Form Series // theater

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity

February 7 – 23

Award Nominated Planet Connections writers present new short form playlets.

Glory Kadigan | Series Curator

COMING SOON

First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune

First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune // theater

A Part of the Women’s History Solo Series

Richarda Abrams

February 25 – March 15

2018 Winner of United Solo Theatre Festival’s Best Educational Show Award. Abrams uses storytelling/song, bends time/ gender, explores Bethune’s journey from an uneducated child to a world renowned educator; returning to earth to share one last lesson.

Richarda Abrams | Performer, Playwright and Producer
Dina Vovsi | Director
Amina Claudine Myers | Music Director

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Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical

Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical // theater / family theater

A Part of the Women’s History Solo Series

Love Arm’d Productions Theater

February 25 – March 15

Cheer from Chawton is the 2010 & 2019 Finale Production of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England and has toured to Universities & Theatres from coast to coast as well as Bath, England for more than a dozen years. Meet novelist Jane Austen at her brother’s mansion in this hour-long comedy about the famous author. Ages 8 & up!

Karen Eterovich | Playwright, Actress, and Producer
Susan Pilar & Amy Stoller | Direction, Dialect Design, and Choreography

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Abrahamic Americans

Abrahamic Americans // theater

Jewish Plays Project

April 2 – April 5

From the Travel Ban to Tree of Life, American Jews and American Muslims have been showing up for each other. At the same time, complex tensions – Linda Sarsour and the Women’s March, Rep. Ilan Omar and civic discourse – have risen. Four brand-new short plays from our hottest Jewish and Muslim playwrights and directors examining what’s changing, how it is positive and how to make it last.

David Winitsky | Artistic Director
Joshua Benghiat | Artistic Associate

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The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree // theater / comedy

Iris Bahr

April 12 – May 3

The Olive Tree: A Comedy for the Hopeless Optimist. A wild, insightful and hilarious “play within a play” from award winning playwright Iris Bahr (DAI, Curb Your Enthusiasm) it’s Noises Off meets Fauda, with a touch of Oslo for good measure.

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Israel Arts Fest / Israeli Artists Project

Israel Arts Fest // theater, music, family theater

Israeli Artists Project

May 4 – May 31

Israeli Artists Project will be presenting the New York premiere of Sof Tov (Happy Ending) by Anat Gov, along with an art exhibit of New York-based Israeli artists, various cultural nights, jazz, comedy, film, dance, children’s theater, and more.

Anat Gov | Playwright, Sof Tov

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The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs // family theater

WonderSpark Puppets

June 6 and 7

WonderSpark Puppets returns with the classic fable told with fun puppets and humor that will delight our youngest Theater goers! This show is highly interactive and best for ages 3 & up!

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14th Street Y PRIDE Fest

14th Street Y PRIDE Fest // theater, music, dance, drag

The Theater at the 14th Street Y

June 11 – June 28

The Theater at the 14th Street Y is proud to present the 14 Street Y Pride Fest 2020. Theater, dance, film, music, drag, and more will be celebrated in honor of the diversity of the LGBTQ community in the Lower East Side.

Larry Daniels & David Stallings | Curators

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