Poetic Theater Productions will present Poetic License, the second annual festival of new poetic theater, January 21st through January 27th, 2013. All performances will take place at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street. Tickets range in price from $5 to $15 and can be purchased at the door on the day of the performance or online at www.poetictheater.com/festival.
This year's line up includes 45 LGBT, youth, Black, white, Latina, Veteran, Native American and Asian American artists writing about war, mental health, identity, love, politics and memory in Juarez, Ghana, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and all over America.
the return of 2012 Poetic Theater Productions' sell out shows from Culture Project's 2012 Women Center Stage Festival:
Foreign Bodies by Eboni Hogan
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
Featuring Eboni Hogan, Samantha Cooper, Ayo Oneké Cummings, Karen Eilbacher, Joell Jackson & Teniece Divya Johnson
Lighting & Projection Design by Brad Peterson, Sound Design by Sean Hagerty
Documenting six months of pure madness in Accra, Ghana - an ongoing battle with mental illness, whirlwind romances, endless nights of bar-hopping, and one unruly appendix.
Friday, January 25 @8PM & Sunday, January 27 @2PM
faith written and performed by Caroline Rothstein
One woman's gut-wrenching struggle to cope with the expectations and turmoil of coming of age.
Co-presented by Timberline Knolls in association with NORMAL
Directed by Alex Mallory
Lighting Design by Brad Peterson, Sound Design by Sean Hagerty
Saturday, January 26 @8PM
a spoken word remix on the 44th president of the United States of America
a new work written & performed by Darian Dauchan
Produced in association with Bowery Arts + Science, Ltd.
Directed by Jennifer McGrath
Monday, January 21 @7PM
15 youth performers from viBe Theater Experience, Earsay Youth Voices, Girl Be Heard, and Urban Word NYC perform a collection of coming-of-age stories & perspectives on the world as 2020 approaches.
Tuesday, January 22nd @ 8pm
Student Tickets $5
How To Stay
a new cabaret-in-development by Kate Foster
with Dalton Ridenhour , Anna Gothard and Brooklyn duo Into Doubt
A coming of age, coming out, coming home story with poetry, monologue, vocals, piano, ukulele, and classic musical theater from the 1940s.
Tuesday, January 22 @10PM
Breaking Our Silence featuring JoAnna Hoffman, Storm Thomas, Charan P Morris, and Elliott D. Smith
4 vibrant LBTQ poets share their experiences of coming out, finding love and crashing through the barriers of shame and silence to emerge into a new world.
Wednesday, January 23 @8PM
Black Girls Don't Smile Mosaic in Front of Strangers
written and performed by Mahogany L. Browne
with dance choreographed & performed by Keomi Tarver
directed by Kamilah Forbes
co-presented with Hip Hop Theatre Festival
Thursday, January 24 @8PM
From Table to Stage
co-presented with Warrior Writers NYC
written & performed by Marie DeLuc, Anthony Gonzales, Nicole Goodwin, Jennifer Pacanowski, Joseph Wade, and Donte Wright
Original Veteran writing in a staged, multimedia performance that explores a range of experiences from recruitment to homecoming, from surviving war to the quest for life.
Sunday, January 27th @8pm