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Address: 312 West 36th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Sep-25-18 07:00 PM 222 Nonstop Comedy Challenge is a 44-minute improv extravaganza! Several comedy teams and special guests join forces to complete 22 2-minute-long improv scenes with no breaks. Each new scene begins with the ring of a boxing bell. Cheer and laugh along as our players get bigger and wilder with every scene!

Sep-25-18 09:30 PM Straight To Video Straight to Video is a never-before-seen film improvised on stage before a live audience. Based on a one word suggestion, seasoned improv veterans Katie Hartman, Sarah Peele, Joanna Shaw Flamm, Claire Yale Raynes, Evan Kaufman, Devin Heater, and Ben Jaeger-Thomas weave together a hilarious, fully realized film narrative complete with ridiculous characters and a ton of heart. September 25th: Improvised Dance Movie! October 30th: Improvised Horror Movie! November 27th: Improvised Family Drama! December 13th: Improvised Holiday Movie! Technical Direction by Christine Pynn

Sep-27-18 07:00 PM Email Pro Email Pro is a live show based on Ivan Anderson's long-running email performance art. The show includes standup comedy, an interactive seminar on writing emails to strangers (in real time), bursts of live music, and Q&A. Actual emails are written in front of an audience, with or without audience participation. The whole thing is like a glitched-out combination of talk show, email masterclass, and comedy meltdown. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT EVERY EMAIL PRO PERFORMANCE IS UNIQUE, AND EACH ONE WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER ONES.

Oct-01-18 06:00 PM The Bechdel Groups Fall Workshop Series We are delighted to present selections from Spinny, Twirly Things, by Claire Zajdel "When fifteen year-old Violet and her friends learn that their coach is moving away, the stress of losing someone triggers unresolved issues, which for Violet may be something violent." and Hannah and the Archaeologist and the Deep Sea Diver and the Helicopterist Recall the Instance in Which Hannah Repaired the Roof, by Lauren D'Errico "As Hannah reconnects with her childhood best friends, she is reminded once again of her problems with memory. While her friends reflect on the good times in detail, Hannah consults an archaeologist, a deep sea diver, and a helicopterist for help to remember just one moment." The Bechdel Groups Workshop Series is a series of readings and discussions around new work in progress. We invite all actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and theatre lovers to join us for a festive, friendly, informal community evening of discussion around new work. The Bechdel Group is a New York City based group that hosts a series of readings and discussions of new work and works in progress. Our mission is to challenge the accepted portrayal of women on stage. Our goals are to: promote writers writing for women, create more roles for women, and foster an active and engaged community of actors, playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and theatre lovers. www.TheBechdelGroup.com

Oct-02-18 07:00 PM Fast and Furious: Returned Live performance exists to serve as Americas cultural conscience. As artists, it is our responsibility to make work that shines a light on things when theyre wrong, celebrate them when theyre right, and model alternative possibilities. This kind of work can change hearts and minds. Our ability to act fast and create work quickly in response to events, policies, and general dumpster fires has never been more crucial, as we participate in building the language of resistance. We hope youll join us and make something for our October edition of Fast & Furious. Everything made for this evening, October 2nd, will be in response to events in the prior 7 days leading the up to the show. It will be fast, and it will almost certainly be FURIOUS. Open to work in all disciplines! Looking for pieces somewhere between 3 and 7 minutes. Minimal tech, potentially some rehearsal hours subject to availability. Want to participate? Email rosalind@thetankyc.org by September 25th for details!

Oct-04-18 08:30 PM Puppet Playlist Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Or is it Puppet Playlist: #28: Queen? Were not telling. But its guaranteed to blow your mind. Puppet Playlist takes brilliant puppeteers and talented musicians and slams them together into an evening of live theater to stir the senses. To avoid complications, weve kept the same address. Were back at the Tank for three shows in October. This Playlist features original works of puppetry inspired by the Killer Queen himself, mixed with live musical interpretations by some of New Yorks most exciting young singer-songwriters. Recommended at the price. Reserve your seats early to avoid waiting in the standby line. Puppet Playlist is a presentation of Sinking Ship Productions and The Tank, and is made possible in part by generous funding from the Puppet Slam Network.

Oct-05-18 07:00 PM Puppet Playlist Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Or is it Puppet Playlist: #28: Queen? Were not telling. But its guaranteed to blow your mind. Puppet Playlist takes brilliant puppeteers and talented musicians and slams them together into an evening of live theater to stir the senses. To avoid complications, weve kept the same address. Were back at the Tank for three shows in October. This Playlist features original works of puppetry inspired by the Killer Queen himself, mixed with live musical interpretations by some of New Yorks most exciting young singer-songwriters. Recommended at the price. Reserve your seats early to avoid waiting in the standby line. Puppet Playlist is a presentation of Sinking Ship Productions and The Tank, and is made possible in part by generous funding from the Puppet Slam Network.

Oct-05-18 09:00 PM Puppet Playlist Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Or is it Puppet Playlist: #28: Queen? Were not telling. But its guaranteed to blow your mind. Puppet Playlist takes brilliant puppeteers and talented musicians and slams them together into an evening of live theater to stir the senses. To avoid complications, weve kept the same address. Were back at the Tank for three shows in October. This Playlist features original works of puppetry inspired by the Killer Queen himself, mixed with live musical interpretations by some of New Yorks most exciting young singer-songwriters. Recommended at the price. Reserve your seats early to avoid waiting in the standby line. Puppet Playlist is a presentation of Sinking Ship Productions and The Tank, and is made possible in part by generous funding from the Puppet Slam Network.

Oct-06-18 07:00 PM wonder. I. wanderer. I am. somewhere. in between. Often times, I feel a bit lost. Often times, I have this I dont belong here feeling. Often times, I am in this somewhere in between. I am a stranger here in New York. I am a stranger there in Japan. I am a stranger here and there. Wandering. Wandering. This is a piece about my forever journey to somewhere, searching for something. -Yuki Kawahisa wonder. I. wanderer. I am. somewhere. in between. Clown/Butoh inspired movement theatre performance by Chobibi Written, directed and designed by Yuki Kawahisa Choreographed by Yuki Kawahisa and Melissa Lohman Yuki Kawahisa, a native of Japan, is an actor and performing artist. She moved to New York in 2005 and ever since she has been actively performing her own works and others. Kawahisa has worked with internationally acclaimed theatre directors such as Robert Wilson and Richard Forman. She has collaborated with theatre artists with different disciplines, choreographers and dancers, multimedia artists and musicians and performed in many different forms at various New York and international venues (The Public Theatre, The KITCHEN, Baryshinikov Arts Center, PS122, A.R.T/New York, Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Creteil Maison des Arts, Paris, Brisbane Power House, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre). She is also a playwright. Her original one woman-show The Kimono Loosened (written and performed by) received very positive reviews throughout Canada and in New York. She has studied Balinese dance, mask dance, Wayan Klit (shadow puppet theatre) in Bali, Indonesia, Butoh from various masters, Nihon Buyo (Japanese classic dance), Noguch Taiso and clowning. She combines these materials to create her own unique form of dance and theater. www.yukikawahisa.com Melissa Lohman is a performer, dancer, visual artist from New York City. She currently lives in Rome, Italy. BFA 2000, School of Visual Arts, NYC. In 1995 she began showing her work as a performance artist in various theaters and clubs in New York City such as the Living Theater, the Knitting Factory, UCB Theater, CBGBs and Webster Hall. After returning to dance training a few years prior (ballet, Afro-Caribbean, Simonson technique, contemporary), in 2004 she began training in the Japanese contemporary dance form butoh with Minako Seki. She continued her training with Ko Murobushi, Yoshito Ohno, Tadashi Endo and Katsura Kan. She studied Noguchi taiso with and danced for Mari Osanai. From 2008-2010 she danced for and collaborated with Katsura Kan in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. She has brought her work as a solo performer and collaborator to theaters in Rome, Paris, Tuscania and New York. Melissa teaches dance/movement and stretch classes in different environments. www.melissalohman.com Yuki and Melissa met in 2007 in New York City and have been collaborating ever since. They organized the New York Dance Qube, a series of performances at Melissa's live/work space in Industry City, Brooklyn 2008-2012. In 2008 they created their duo project, Chobibi and performed as such with live musicians in various venues in NYC. Chobibi brings them together again for this new work.

Oct-06-18 08:00 PM BIG HAIR: A Rad and Wild Love Affair Gilda and Gene are at it again! This one woman show, performed and written by Maegan Mandarino, is musical dreamed about the short lived love affair of two comedic legends. Presented by their alter egos, Dr. Frankenstein and Roseanne Roseannadanna, we witness a relationship that - over 20 years later - still resonates with the modern heart. Better yet! When you buy a ticket, a portion of your purchase will directly benefit Gilda's Club NYC - support groups for those who are impacted or have been impacted by cancer. Gene Wilder founded these nationwide clubhouses when his wife and SNL comedienne, Gilda Radner, lost her battle with ovarian cancer