International Women’s History Day – Friday, March 8th

International Women's DayCALLING INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING WOMEN IN NYC: The International Women Artists’ Salon is coordinating the salon sYmphoNY for International Women’s History Day on Friday March 8th. Please email by the end of this week if you would like to perform (incl reading/poem/song) a piece from a renowned woman artist from your country of origin. SAVE THE DATE TOO FOR A JOYFUL CELEBRATION at Dixon Place!

2013 NoPassport Conference on Friday

NoPassport and NYU Gallatin present the seventh annual NoPassport theater conference:

Dreaming the Americas
Staging New Theaters/Challenging Hierarchies

A one-day conference exploring the intersections between theater and late capitalism; modes of new work production and methodologies; theater-making and theory; and the role creative activism can play in staging new theater in the 21st century.

Initiated and curated by Caridad Svich (playwright, founder, NoPassport)

Co-curated by Kristin Horton (director and faculty member, NYU Gallatin) and Sharon Friedman (faculty member, NYU Gallatin)

March 1, 2013
10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place, New York, NY  10003

Free and open to the public.

Staging New Theaters/Challenging Hierarchies features a keynote address from Todd London, the Artistic Director of New Dramatists, and opening remarks from John Eisner, the Producing Artistic Director the Lark Play Development Center.

Also featured in the conference line-up are:

• Ken Prestininzi, Artistic Director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep;
• Lisa Phillips and Dana Whitco, Co-Directors of PositiveFeedback, an initiative of The Earth Institute, Columbia University; the Center for Creative Research at NYU; and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

• a dance performance by Signdance Collective International from the UK;
• and a panel moderated by scholar-playwright Saviana Stanescu.

Click here for the preliminary conference schedule.
NoPassport and NYU Gallatin present the seventh annual NoPassport theater conference:

Dreaming the Americas
Staging New Theaters/Challenging Hierarchies

Preliminary Conference Schedule
A complete conference schedule, including all panelists, will be available in mid-January at

Cheryl King is LIVE-STREAMING Grapefruit this Friday

grapefruit_new_frontA Fabulous Opportunity to attend the first ever live-streaming theatre festival!

Friday, Feb 22 at 9:15 pm
The New Media Center at The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Half price tickets available at

“….Cheryl King, StageLeft’s proprietress, who here reminds us that she’s also a magnificent actress. Her performance is nuanced, constantly compelling, and ultimately very moving.

Theresa Gambacorta’s direction is unobtrusive, subtle, and smart.” Martin Denton, ( Read the entire review here –

“This tiny tornado of a play lasts only 60 minutes, but spans a lifetime.  Sally Lambert was an opera star and playwright until a grapefruit got in the way. She died last year, just before this play was to debut with her telling her own tale. Cheryl King has done a masterful job of taking up the role. This is a comedy about tragedy, pulled off brilliantly.  We begin with Sally coming out of the anesthetic. The news isn’t great. Then we join her on a voyage through her life’s adventures, successes, and dramas. She laughs and we laugh. We are laughing to scare the devil, and we all know it. But we are laughing, and that’s what matters.”  -Karen D’Onofrio- Electronic Link

Grapefruit was a beautifully scripted play brought to life by a gifted actress. Whoever thought there could be humor in terminal cancer? But Grapefruit reveals the plight of a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer who has no health insurance and highlighted important issues like the corporate greed of the pharmacology industry with their emphasis on expensive chemo treatments because it is so lucrative. It also touched on alternative treatments. Educational but thoroughly human. Go see it!


Donna Barkman in Words That Paint – Opens This Weekend


Thurs., Feb. 14th: 7pm
Sat., Feb 16th 2013: 2pm
Sat., Feb 16th 2013: 4pm
Sun., Feb. 17th 2013: 2pm

Admission: $12 members, $15 non-members.

(If you are purchasing two or more tickets and would like to qualify for the member’s price, please take advantage now and register on line to become a member of the HVCCA family.)

Please note: due to the size of the space and the footprint of the works of art, the audience is limited to 25 per performance. Please purchase your tickets in advance.

“WORDS THAT PAINT: The New Hudson Valley School in Poetry and Prose” is a collaborative art experience brought to you by HVCCA and Director Mara Mills. Writers from throughout the region were invited to visit the current exhibition at HVCCA, and then submit short plays or poems inspired by works of art. The resulting works were juried and assembled into this theatrical performance.

Writers include: Donna Barkman, Jo Ann Clark, Jim Dirlam, Barbara Fischer, Ruth D. Handel, Tony Howarth, Deborah Maier, Karen Marie Marmer, MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick, Alicia Morgan, Loretta Oleck, Susan Schefflein, Marc J. Straus, and Bob Zaslow.

HVCCA provides the backdrop in which the writers read their creations, with professional actors adding their voices for the multi-voice works, in full view of the artwork that inspired the words. The audience will move through the space as the narrative unfolds, adding a dynamic component. This is the fourth collaboration with Director Mara Mills following the successful “Size Matters: Image and Script” (2008), “The Form of Matter” (2009) and “The Ides of March” (2012).

DANCE ROULETTE & Children of Paradise Open

trial3cf7d49Our very own Amber Sloan will be premiering “Pulled Away,” a trio danced by Chelsea Ainsworth, Jordan Morley and herself, in DANCEROULETTE at the ROULETTE theater in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8pm.

DANCEROULETTE is a festival of performing artists working within movement, sound, spatial design, visual cacophony, choreography, improvisation, ephemerality, and theatrical re-imagining.

Also on the program is:
Donna Costello “You Can Always Talk About The Weather”
Mina Nishimura “Princess Cabbage”

General Admission: $15
Members/Students/Seniors: $10


ROULETTE is located at 509 Atlantic Ave (On the corner of Atlantic & 3rd Aves)
2, 3, 4, 5, C, G, D, M, N, R, B & Q trains and the LIRR

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Performance schedule:
February 7th for a three weekend run: Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8: PM, Sundays at 3: PM.

Tickets are $25 except Sunday Matinee; which is “Pay What You Can.”
Or, 212.868.4444
Theater for a New City is located at 155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets.