Off-Broadway, here we come!

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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME makes its NYC premiere next month!

Jenn and Scott, along with director Taibi Magar, have been working tirelessly to push the limits of this provocative show for its New York premiere. In addition to an entirely new staging for the Ars Nova space, be prepared for new scenes, and a more in-depth exhibition of the antebellum slave doll on loan from Theaster Gates and the ReBuild Foundation.

We are beyond excited for URG to be presented at Ars Nova, the alma mater of “Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” which has its Broadway opening soon, and artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda. They are a passionate and dedicated company… not to mention wicked good at corn hole.

Ars Nova is a 99-seat theatre and we have a limited, four-week run so don’t wait around another minute to get your tickets. Some performances are already sold out (SERIOUSLY!!). The show runs nightly September 13-October 15th except for Sundays.

Tickets to performances at Ars Nova are $35 but there are discounts codes available if you’re buying early. Week one tickets can be purchased for $15 using the code “GOHAWKS” and week two tickets are $25 with the code “SLURPEE”.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Next week: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME at FringeArts!

The smash hit of last year’s Fringe Festival is returning to Fringe Arts next week! Don’t miss the show in Philly before it moves to its Off-Broadway premiere in the fall. Even if you managed to snag one of the tickets last fall (before they all sold out!) be sure to check it out again–we’ve got a slew of post-show events to enhance your participation in the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME!

May 11 at 8pm (preview),  May 12 at 8pm (post-show event: party with THE ILL DOOTS!),  May 13 at 8pm (post-show event: panel with R. Eric Thomas),   May 14 at 9pmMay 15 at 7pm,  May 16 at 8pm (post-show event: “Lie With Me” with Brad Wrenn),  May 18 at 8pmMay 19 at 8pm,  May 21 at 8pm

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Fringe Arts presents UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME

The smash hit of last year’s Fringe Festival is returning to Fringe Arts this May! Catch the show one last time in Philly before it moves to its Off-Broadway premiere in the fall. Even if you managed to snag one of the tickets last fall (before they all sold out!) be sure to check it out again–Jenn and Scott always have something new in store.

May 11 at 8pm (preview),  May 12 at 8pm,  May 13 at 8pm,   May 14 at 9pmMay 15 at 7pm,  May 16 at 8pm,  May 18 at 8pmMay 19 at 8pm  May 21 at 8pm

Sans Everything Infects New England

We have been in Rhode Island for a week now, rehearsing, dreaming, writing, and all living together in the beautiful Newport home of Strange Attractor’s Jed and Rebecca. We will be here for a month working on Sans Everything, which sounds like a long time, but in reality only gives us two weeks of rehearsal: Week Three sees us loading ourselves into AS220 to perform the show for Providence audiences (tickets HERE) and during Week Four we travel to Boston to premiere the piece at Charlestown Working Theatre (tickets HERE), where we will also hold a workshop on the Expressive Body in Physical Performance. It’s a whirlwind adventure up here and we hope, if you’re in New England, that we’ll see you at one of the performances.

Don’t worry, Philly folks, we’re planning to land this spaceship in our hometown, too. Dates and location are still TBA but look for us January/February next year.

Oh and friends in Alaska? We’re coming your way May 2017…

(For more photos of the costume-building day we had Brown University’s “dirty space”, check out Strange Attractor’s blog post.)

ANNOUNCING: Underground Railroad Game at Ars Nova

We are thrilled to announce that Ars Nova, Off-Broadway champion of new work and alma mater to artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda and pieces like Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, will present Jenn and Scott’s Underground Railroad Game as the opening piece of their 2016 season.

The September run will last five weeks and, while tickets aren’t on sale yet, you should get yours as soon as they are–the run at FringeArts sold out in record time! We’ll be sure to post a ticket link here as soon as we can.

Broadway World: Ars Nova 2016 Season Lineup

American Theatre: Ars Nova Sets 2016 Season

 

We’re Back!

We’re back from New Orleans and what a time we had. We arrived Tuesday night in time to get some food (at the aptly named Pizza Delicious) and catch our friends Almanac’s opening night.

On Wednesday we rehearsed at Dancing Grounds  and then moved ourselves into the Old Firehouse (after lunch at the Cake Cafe) to set up the space, tech, and walk through the show. We then performed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (with breaks for food, drinks, dancing, and music) and we headed back to Philly on Saturday!

And thus ended the Philly portion of our exchange. We now spend the next two months, all of us in our home cities, reading As You Like It, watching more sci-fi, and doing whatever homework assignments Rebecca throws at us. Some of us will even travel up to RI in January for a post-New Years writing workshop.

Then in February, we reunite! Two intensive weeks of rehearsal followed by shows in Providence March 3-6 and in Boston March 13-16.

We have about $8,000 left to raise to complete our $20,000 match of the NET/TEN grant we received last March. If the holiday spirit moves you to donate, you can do so HERE. Best of all: year end tax-deduction!

 

Party This Saturday!

It’s been almost a month since Strange Attractor descended upon Philly to make SANS EVERYTHING with us. Five days out of the week we meet in yoga studios, lecture halls, and campus black boxes to sing, stretch, play, and create. One day out of the week we meet in coffee shops and on rooftops to exchange administrative best practices, to make observations and ask questions about company working methods. On the last day we rest. Mostly.

But this week is different. This week is our last week of rehearsals in Philly before we go to New Orleans. And not only are we working on piecing together the scenes we’ve made, but we’re also planning a big party! This Saturday we invite you to join us for THE SPECIAL STRANGE, a party to fundraise for our trip to New Orleans. There will be a live brass band playing New Orleans jazz, a killer raffle (prizes to be announced soon), signature cocktails, and jambalaya made by the Sans Everything crew. And best of all, you get to be among the first to see what we’ve been making…

The Special Strange is Saturday, November 14th
7pm at the Crane Old School, 1417 N 2nd Street
$25 general admission, $15 artists/students

We can’t wait to see you there.

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