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SUMMER BOOT CAMP is happening June 19 to July 1, with faculty including Dan Safer, Robert M. Johanson, Hope Davis, and Alexa Andreas! Apply Now!!!

AND RECENTLY WE DID THESE THINGS:

THE LOON

by Witness Relocation (featuring Robert M. Johanson)

JANUARY 12, 13 & 14! 

At JACK as part of the EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL!!! 

4 STARS from TIMEOUTNY!!!

"...unafraid of its own strangeness" - NY Times

"one of those plays for which describing it doesn't do justice to the experience of seeing it. It is full of unexpected moments and wry humor; the cast is excellent, Johanson gives a magnificent performance, and all of it is great fun to watch." - Culture Catch

 

Photography by Maria Baranova

UBU SINGS UBU PLAYS HIGHLINE BALLROOM!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! 

SUNDAY NOV 20 8 PM


LIVE BAND ON STAGE! DANCING GIRLS! MAYHEM AND DESTRUCTION! DRINKS! Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry’s absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu. Starring Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz as Pa and Ma Ubu. Choreographed and Co-Directed by Dan Safer. 

Don't miss this. It will blow your mind. (lucky mind).

"LOUD, INSPIRED AND MORE THAN A LITTLE DERANGED, 'UBU SINGS UBU' MIXES A GOOGLE TRANSLATE VERSION OF ALFRED JARRY’S 1896 SCATOLOGICAL SATIRE, 'UBU ROI' WITH SONGS WRITTEN BY THE EXPERIMENTAL ROCK BAND PERE UBU. AND IT WORKS. THIS IS 'UBU' AS PUNK CABARET, DYNAMIC DANCE NUMBERS AND ALL. SMARTLY DIRECTED BY TONY TORN, WHO ALSO ADAPTED THE PIECE, AND DAN SAFER, WHO DOUBLES AS IT'S CHOREOGRAPHER" - LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES, NY TIMES 

"THE AUDIENCE IS SOZZLED, PLIED WITH LIQUOR FROM THE ONSTAGE BAR; THE PERFORMERS ARE SOAKED, DRIPPING WITH SWEAT, MAKEUP AND (I'M PRETTY SURE) KIELBASA JUICE. THE ROOM IS A SPONGE THAT CAN'T TAKE ANOTHER DROP. YET THE SUBSTANCE THAT TRULY SATURATES UBU SINGS UBU IS HISTORY, THE LONG TALE OF EXPERIMENTAL-ABSURDIST DRAMA, AND A VENERATED STINK RISES FROM EVERY DIRTY, SEXY PORE...(THE MUSICAL) NUMBERS ARE SPLENDID, ENRAGED, HILARIOUS AND FUCKING WELL PLAYED BY VERA BEREN AND HER MERRY BAND." - HELEN SHAW, TIME OUT NEW YORK  

"ONE OF THE BEST PIECES OF THEATER ON NYC STAGES RIGHT NOW" - JEREMY M BARKER, CULTUREBOT  

"TONY TORN'S CAREER DEFINING PERFORMANCE" - PENNY ARCADE   

"INSANE, HILARIOUS, SCARY, PRECISE. JULIE ATLAS MUZ AND TONY TORN AND DAN SAFER AND CO. SHRED IT" - JULIANA FRANCIS KELLY  

"ONE OF THE BEST DOWN & DIRTY ROCKET-IN-MY-(UBU)-POCKET EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCES IN NEW YORK IN THE LAST 10 YEARS" - FRANK HENTSCHKER

"SEXY AND TERRIFYING AND FUNNY AND LOVABLE AND WHAT A WILD RIDE" - KATE VALK

"BEST THEATER OF THE FUCKING THEATER SEASON PEOPLE!!!" - NICKY PARAISO  

"THE NEXT MORNING, I HAD A BLACK EYE, AND I DIDN'T REMEMBER HOW I GOT IT." - JOHN REED, THE BROOKLYN RAIL