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HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True is inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, the show celebrates women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions.
Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema. Stories of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and his Monster expose how the forces of family, community, and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence.
AS FAR AS MY FINGERTIPS TAKE ME is an encounter through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee. Their arms touch without seeing each other. The refugee will mark the audience by drawing on their arm. The audience will listen to those who have recently challenged border discrimination. The marking can be kept or washed away.
This deceptively simple confessional transforms into an unnerving reflection on womanhood, violence, voyeurism, and our capacity for cruelty.
A secret performance. A one man show. The story of a 12-year old boy who tries to set the record for leaving school the most days with a fever and in the process falls in love with the school nurse and breaks his heart on the punk rock.
This kaleidoscopic adaptation of Uncle Vanya collages a century’s worth of English translations into one sprawling, intimate, quietly disastrous evening.
A mash-up of an art history lecture, personal essay, and electronic music concert, this piece is ultimately a love letter to the museum where it is performed.
A fresh salsa epic about growing up, getting inspired, and staying on track. Written and performed by poet, actor, singer, and Latinx favorite Flaco Navaja.
Life-sized puppets, broken songs and video-projections come together to illuminate the hallucinatory final moments of Valerie Solanas— the first intellectual whore, writer, radical feminist, creator of the SCUM Manifesto, the woman who shot Andy Warhol… A character that is complex, multi-sided, outrageous and absolutely human.
In her trademark political and playful style, Lola Arias brings together British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas war to share their first-hand experience of the conflict and life since. Digging deep into the personal impact of war, MINEFIELD is a collaboratively created new work that merges theatre and film to explore the minefield of memory, where truth and fiction collide.
WEIGHTLESS, written by The Kilbanes, is a genre-bending theatrical event that combines intimate storytelling with a high-energy rock show.
I AM A SEAGULL is a film that follows a community of actors in their frenzied and loving attempt to stage a Chekhov play in their house, yard and neighborhood.
One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks and they’re saving the world one beat at a time!
International siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow brings her glorious brand of subversive and sublime performance to Joe’s Pub.
Penny Arcade’s world-famous sex and censorship show is among the most exuberant performances to emerge from New York’s East Village. The political provocation for our times.
For the past 15 summers, a group of theater-makers come together for The Chekhov Project. This concert reunites the company of musicians who will play a wide variety of musical styles and backgrounds that embody the internal rhythm of Chekhov’s characters.
One in a five part series on Shakespeare's women, this concert play is a battle cry for black female power and desire.
A theatrical memorial and healing ritual for the audience, this darkly humorous, tender, and inventive play considers how we inherit and bequeath failure, and what it takes to forgive.
In this ensemble lecture, performers weave personal stories, handmade infographics, and American histories of discrimination and disenfranchisement.
A concert-play that fuses deadpan stand-up with a hormone-fueled musical blitz. Grab a juice box. You might be stuck in that splintered hiding place forever.
The story of three queer men in a poly-amorous relationship who move from Brooklyn to a cabin in upstate New York, and of the violence that befalls them.
Crafting at the intersection of art and comedy, Lorelei perverts the familiar and profanes the sacred—all in pursuit of one last laugh.
A lively post-show discussion with the artists, moderated by UTR staff, in the theater immediately following these performances:
HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True Saturday, January 5, 2:00PM
FRANKENSTEIN Saturday, January 5, 2:30PM and Thursday, January 10, 7:00PM
MINOR CHARACTER Saturday, January 12, 1:30PM
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