THE ONE (WO)MAN SHOWS (CLICK PICS FOR MORE INFO)
Director/Choreographer Tricia Brouk creates unique dance/theater from what could be considered the mundane. She has created a piece called "The Shower, The Dressing, The Date" that is a highly choreographed pantomime of the daily dance of the woman. She also created a piece called "Sweet Buns" where are she does for 3 minutes is eat a hamburger. Well, not exactly. Tricia Brouk creates human work that is beautiful, flawed, and real life.
Called a "Lucy Ricardo - Charlie Chaplin hybrid by Time Out NY, Hilary Chaplain is a physical comedian whose work crosses the boundaries between clown, puppetry, and physical comedy. She is an actress, a teacher, a hospital clown and a coach who has toured internationally with her award winning solo work.
Mark is writer and performer of his own one-man show Wing-Man, heading to Off-Broadway. Wing-Man is about Mark's search for true love and a date through the latest social media, without one word spoken -- showing us how to talk less and lust more. Mark has appeared in major feature films, including Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep; on television, Late Show w/David Letterman, Late Night w/Conan O’Brien and was featured in the PBS mini series CIRCUS! Major circuses include Big Apple and Ringling.
Michael Karas is New York City's theatrical juggler. Approaching this ancient circus art from a theatrical background, Michael uses clowning, puppetry, storytelling, and music to create juggling performances that are distinct and unforgettable.
Rachel Klein (Director and Choreographer) coined "Mistress of the Macabre" (Flavorpill) recently directed the Off-Broadway hit Around the World in 80 Days ("Endlessly clever direction"--the NY Post). Her direction and choreography has been seen all over the city including 2012's Mondo Cane Dance Commission from Dixon Place, at Theater for the New City, La MaMa, the Kitchen, The Culture Project, the House of Yes, and the iStar Theatre Lab.
Phil Soltanoff is a theatre artist who creates innovative, hybrid, work in which the arts collide in compelling ways. He challenges familiar forms, builds links among seemingly incompatible media and materials, and employs new technologies in surprising and human ways.
THE COMPANIES (CLICK PICS FOR MORE INFO)
Clowns Ex Machina is a troupe of all women clowns creating gleeful theatre together. Kendall Cornell, creator and director, formed the troupe to explore and reveal the unique resonance of women clowns and their special impact en masse. The troupe’s theatre pieces blend vignettes, songs, dances, heart, and humor to make fresh, sophisticated, and inspiring theatre.
Dzieci (djyeh-chee) is an international experimental theatre ensemble dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through the medium of theatre. Utilizing techniques garnered from such theatre masters as Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, and Peter Brook, ritual forms derived from Native American and Eastern spiritual disciplines, and an ethic based securely in Humanistic Psychology, Dzieci aims to create a theatre that is as equally engaged with personal transformation as it is with public presentation
Messenger Theatre Company is dedicated to the place where mythical meets modern. We create original collaborative works featuring physical theatre, masks, puppetry, live music and visual arts. We explore old stories through contemporary lenses and create new stories with classical structures. In every form, we pursue magic, wit and beauty.
The mission of the Movement Theater Studio is to create a home for the teachings of Jacques Lecoq in New York. MTS believes that there is no separation between the psychological and the physical actor. The most exciting performer is one who can engage their imagination fully while having a rigorously trained physical instrument through which these impulses can be dynamically expressed.
The Muse offers circus instruction that focuses on solid technique - experienced through a sense of play - pushing physicality and creativity equally. The Muse provides high quality training at affordable prices, allowing time and space for circus arts to prosper in busy New York City.
Parallel Exit is a Drama Desk-nominated company specializing in physical comedy inspired by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Our shows have toured to festivals and theatres around the world, and have appeared in New York City at The New Victory Theatre, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and 59E59 Theaters.
The Puppet Kitchen is a full-service puppet studio in New York's East Village. Led by Emily DeCola, Michael Schupbach and Eric Wright, the PK blends style with engineering to create dynamic visual stories. Our multidisciplinary approach to design, construction, performance, direction and teaching enriches our work in Theater, Film, TV the Web and beyond.
The Rachel Klein Theater Ensemble is an award winning NYC based theatrical dance, movement, and visual story telling company that have been generating original works since 2007. Productions include The Tragedy of Maria Macabre, Symphony of Shadows, Metro, Sir Sheever, Aenigma, and Go-Go Killers!
Under the Table is a Brooklyn-based physical comedy ensemble. We make shows, tour them, and teach workshops. Find out about our show The Hunchbacks of Notre Dame and more at underthetabletheatre.org.
Urban Research Theater develops original performances out of long-term embodied research. Our commitment to integrating narrative and image with irreducible liveness in performance draws on traditions ranging from Stanislavski and Grotowski in theatre to postmodern dance and performance art. Urban Research Theater was founded in Poland in 2004 with support from a Fulbright Fellowship and the Grotowski Institute. Since 2005 it has been based in New York City, where it has organized over one hundr
Zara Aina is a group of theatre artists that offers children in Madagascar the tools to succeed as students and story tellers by delivering school supplies to their villages and by producing their original works of theatre. By partnering with Akany Fitahiana, Zara Aina brings street children of Antananarivo together with an international coalition of theatre professionals to create an original piece of physical theatre based in Malagasy folktales.