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Since 1993, we've been making peculiar work

Production History

2016

Androboros premiere: adapted by SM Dale from America's first play by GOVERNOR ROBERT HUNTER (1666–1734), directed by Ralph Lewis; OVERTHROW Boxing Club, 9 Bleecker St, NYC

HOWL ARTS' Writers Block 2016 presents ROBERT HEIDE, 3 short plays directed by Ralph Lewis; HOWL! 6 E. 1st St., NYC

Floydada by Barry Rowell, production tour: Great Escapes Stage Company, Marshall, MI

Imagination Dead Imagining by Samuel Beckett, adapted by Yavor Kostov; Jimmy's No. 43, NYC

Imaginging America: a Promenade through the American Avant Garde, a PWP collaboration with The Drama League, Art Office (Bulgaria) and New Bulgarian University; Sofia, Bulgaria

2015

Before and Behind the Curtain by Ralph Lewis, a work-in-progress showing, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Planet X by Ralph Lewis, a work-in-progress showing of a new performance, Outpost Gallery

Nobody Brings Anything Small into a Bar, a work-in-progress showing of our site-specific performance for bars, Jimmy's No. 43

Floydada by Barry Rowell, a site-specific production and gallery show in a TriBeCa storefront at 40 Worth Street

2014

3Christs by S.M. Dale & Barry Rowell, a site-specific production in the sanctuary at Judson Memorial Church

Imagining America, a promenade performance with five Bulgarian directors staging excerpts from five American plays, Varna International Theatre Festival, Bulgaria

Before and Behind the Curtain by Ralph Lewis, a solo work adapted from an 1853 book about Manhattan's earliest theaters and the birth of Broadway, Tompkins Square Library

Son of Cock-Strong by Tom Murrin, in the Full Moon Festival tribute to Tom's life and work, The Club at La MaMa

Nobody Brings Anything Small into a Bar, a work-in-progress showing of our site-specific performance for bars, The Lounge at Dixon Place

2013

Manna-Hata by Barry Rowell, a promenade performance event throughout two floors of the James A. Farley Post Office, NYC

2012

Manna-Hata: Footings, developmental workshop for our 2013 promenade performance event, LaMaMa Rehearsal Studios

Spring Pictures of the Floating World and The Art of the Bedchamber, a performed installation "pleasure palace" inspired by classic Asian erotica, in a former basement screening room.

Manna-Hata: Excavations, developmental workshop for our 2013 promenade performance event, One Arm Red, Brooklyn

2011

The Ellen Stewart Way, a site-specific promenade performance by students from our Trinity/La MaMa master class, 4th Street between Bowery and Second Ave.

Manna-Hata: Bedrock, developmental workshop for a promenade performance event, South Street Seaport

2010

Can You Hear Their Voices?: A Play of Our Time by Hallie Flanagan and Margaret Ellen Clifford, adpated from a story by Whittaker Chambers, at a pop-up retail space, 2 Great Jones

2009

At This Site: Houston at Bowery and Chrystie, a site-specific performance by students from our Trinity/La MaMa master class through the Whole Foods Bowery Market

Halloween at the Merchant's House Museum: holiday-themed ghost tours and an 1865 Funeral re-enactment

Floydada by Barry Rowell, Envoy Gallery.

2008

Along the Bowery, a site-specific promenade performance by students from our Trinity/La MaMa master class, Bowery between Cooper Square and Spring Street

The Beggar's Opera, a workshop production of John Gay's 18th century play, Bowery Loft.

The Beggar's Opera: In Concert, original music from our production, Zipper Factory Tavern.

Hector by Robert Heide, The Living Room of The Gershwin Hotel.

2007

Cornbury: the Queen's Governor by William M. Hoffman and Anthony Holland. A benefit staged reading. The Greenwich House Music School.

A Quick Nutbread to Make Your Mouth Water by William M. Hoffman. The Loft @ 595 Broadway OR SoHo Loft.

OFF Stage: the East Village Fragments, a walking performance celebrating the birth of downtown theater.

2006

OFF Stage: the West Village Fragments, a walking performance celebrating the birth of downtown theater.

2005

Welcome Aboard the Friendly Tripbox, a live performance screening of our Judson House Project documentary video, Judson Church Assembly Hall

The [BANNED] Burlesque, a celebration of the erotic arts, Collective: Unconscious former burlesque theater, TriBeCa

2004

In Praise of Folly: the Don Quixote Project, 40 Worth Street,13th floor, TriBeCa

2003

The Lysistrata Project, a worldwide "theatrical act of dissent": 1,029 staged readings of Aristophanes' classic play in 59 countries, HERE

2000

The Judson House Project, Judson House/Judson Memorial Church

It's Good Enough For Me, Mondo Cane commision, Dixon Place 26th Street

1999

Privileged & Confidential, New York/Los Angeles Bi-Coastal Videoconference, Gertrude Stein Repertory (NYC) and Los Angeles Theater Center (L.A.)

1998

BIG ART in small places, CHARAS/El Bohio Cultural & Community Center

Mitya's Ordeal, Part IV in the Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab serialization of The Brothers Karamazov, The Culture Project

1997

3Christs, workshop production, Judson Memorial Church

Privileged & Confidential, staged workshop for the NYC RAT Conference, Ohio Theater

BIG ART in small places, Judson Memorial Church

1996

at odds: A Collection of Peculiar Works, Vineyard Theatre S.P.A.C.E. Grant recipient: Freiheit Makes a Stand, Be Silent, Be Still, The Ministry, Mirror My Eyes My Window, Vineyard Theater on E. 26th Street

BIG ART in small places, Greenwich House Music School

1995

Gat Him to His Place by Ruth Margraff, HERE, The American Living Room Director's Series

The Last Temptation of Adrian Leverkuhn, adapted by Renee Philippi from Thomas Mann's novel, Doktor Faustus, Nada's Faust Festival, Greenwich House Music School

Jonah's Escape?, Samuel French's Off Broadway Play Festival

aRT... by Veronique Jeanmarie, Turnip Theatre's 10-minute Play Festival (finalist)

1994

It's Good Enough For Me by Barry Rowell, Empty Space Theatre NYC

Jonah's Escape?, The Field's Performance Zone, Vineyard Theatre

Wallpaper by S.M. Dale, site-specific performance and gallery exhibition, Duane Street Storefront, TriBeCa

"... Take Three..." by Veronique Jeanmarie, The Field's 90 Plays in 9 Days, Ubu Repertory Theater

1993

Before I Wake by Barry Rowell & Quazimodo! by David Koren, National Shakespeare Conservatory