Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Selection of Alternative Theater in NYC: Companies, Venues

*The Wooster Group, http://thewoostergroup.org/blog/
*Elevator Repair Service (most famous for Gatz), https://www.elevator.org/current/
*Target Margin, http://www.targetmargin.org/
The Debate Society, http://thedebatesociety.org/shows/
The Builders Association,http://www.thebuildersassociation.org/sched.html
*Big Dance Theatre (Annie-B Parsons and Paul Lazar’s wonderful dance theatre company), http://www.bigdancetheater.org/calendar/
The Civilians (musical documentary theatre), http://www.thecivilians.org/current/currentseason.html
SITI Company (Anne Bogart’s company) http://siti.org/content/current-season
The TEAM http://theteamplays.org
*Pick Up Performance Co. - David Gordon, Ain Gordon, http://www.pickupperformance.org
Pig Iron Theatre
Gob Squad (based in Germany but they come to NYC sometimes)
*Motus (Italian company)
The Assembly (Devised, politically oriented work) http://www.assemblytheater.org
The Representatives (small intimate theatre usually staged in people’s apartments),  http://therepresentatives.org, http://therepresentatives.org/apartment/
Woodshed Collective (large ensemble site specific works) http://www.woodshedcollective.com/calendar/
*The Foundry http://thefoundrytheatre.org

Dangerous Ground Productions (Doris Mirescu’s film-theatre hybrids are some of my favorite work in the city — I am also in most of them)
Stolen Chair Theatre (A very playful and smart genre-bending company that I have also worked with many times) http://stolenchair.org/about
One-Eighth Theatre (Very acrobatic absurdist physical theatre) http://oneeighth.org/happening-now/
Cloud of Fools (A small physical company founded by my friend — still in nascent stages but one to look out for) https://www.facebook.com/CloudOfFools/
M-34 (this is the producing arm of my collaborator on my choral piece, James Rutherford, through which he does his own work, very little of which I have seen. But he’s very smart and interesting). http://www.m-34.org

Some venues:










http://www.judson.org/Dance - A free Monday night movement-based performance series for experimentation, 8:00pm



Monday, April 14, 2014

Japan Society

333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Gallery: https://www.japansociety.org/page/programs/gallery

Box Office Hours:
Monday–Friday, 11 AM–6 PM,
Weekends during exhibitions, 11 AM–5 PM

Business Hours:
Monday–Friday, 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
Open evenings and weekends (times vary) for special events.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 11 am-6 pm;
Friday 11 am-9 pm;
Saturday & Sunday 11 am-5 pm,
closed Mondays & major holidays.

Gallery Admission:
$12; students & seniors $10; Japan Society members and children under 16 free.
Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6 PM–9 PM.

Phone: (212) 832-1155
Box Office: (212) 715-1258
Membership: (212) 715-1270
Toyota Language Center: (212) 715-1256


Sunday, November 25, 2012

China Institute Gallery

125 65th Street
New York NY 10065 US

Established in 1966, China Institute Gallery was the first non-profit gallery in the United States to showcase Chinese art and culture exclusively and on a regular basis.
China Institute Gallery is renowned for its intimate, first-class thematic exhibitions, which are accompanied by in-depth scholarly catalogues. The Gallery has presented over 100 exhibitions in such areas as calligraphy, painting, ceramics, bronzes, decorative art, folk art, architecture, photography, textiles, and contemporary art covering 5,000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic period to present day. China Institute Gallery has earned an international reputation and continues to provide a unique opportunity for Americans and visitors from around the world to appreciate both traditional and contemporary Chinese art and culture.

Monday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday & Thursday, 10 AM – 8 PM
FREE members and children under 12 only
FREE Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 8 PM

Regular admission:
$7 adults / $4 students and seniors


Sunday, November 11, 2012

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192 US 

For advance tickets and groups, call (212) 769-5200

B/C to 81 St, 1/9 to 79 St

Daily 10am-5:45pm
The Rose Center remains open on Fri. until 8:45pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue
Fifth Ave at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028-0198
(212) 535-7710
Groups (212) 570-3711

4, 5, 6 to 86 St

Open 7 Days a Week
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May

Recommended Admission
Adults $25
Seniors (65 and older) $17
*Members Free
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free

Includes same-day admission to the Main Building and The Cloisters. There is no extra charge for entrance to special exhibitions.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128-0173 US 
(212) 423-3500 

Sun-Wed, 9am-6pm
Fri-Sat, 9am-8pm
Thurs, Closed

Adults $22

Members FREE

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street
btw. 5th and 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

Sat. - Mon. 10:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wed. - Thurs. 10:30am-5:30pm
Fri 10:30am-8:00 pm

Adults $10.00
Students/seniors $6.50
Pay as you wish on Fridays from 4:30-8:15
Free to children under 16 accompanied by an adult.