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Argument Clinic: What Healthy Professional Conflict Looks Like (PyCon US)

At PyCon US 2023 on Friday, April 21st in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, I'll be co-presenting the play "Argument Clinic: What Healthy Professional Conflict Looks Like" with MeFite jacobian (Jacob Kaplan-Moss). Watch live in person, or stream it live (or later). I'm also proposing a separate social meetup in SLC during PyCon. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Apr 12, 2023 - 1 comment

Play: "Hir" by Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac's muscular, provocative play on family dysfunction, gender and trans issues in having a run at Portland's excellent and edgy Defunkt Theater. Last year's New York production was listed as a 10 best play by the NYT, New York Magazine and Time Out NY. There are shows every Thursday to Sunday at 7:30pm through Nov. 12. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Oct 21, 2016 - 0 comments

Staged reading of play by Max Sparber: Kishinev

The epic story of an anti-Semitic riot in 1903 told in the form of a Jewish folk tale. A young female mystic and her community of Hasids experience the event through the lens of Yiddish legends and the daily details of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Dec 3, 2014 - 4 comments

Who Are You Supposed To Be? A Doctor Who-themed play

After a popular season at the Edinburgh Fringe, my play about fans and fandom is premiering in London for three nights only in November: Nov 10, Nov 15, Nov 17. Tickets on sale at the Etcetera Theatre website.

Inspired by the "fake geek girl" meme and the ongoing discussion of whether there should be a female Doctor, WHO ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE is about the imperfect world we geeks have made for each other. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Nov 3, 2013 - 0 comments

"Second Samuel" in the Atlanta area

I am appearing in this play this weekend and next. It's really a wonderful, entertaining, moving, and thought-provoking show. If you come, please say "Hey" to Mansel after the show -- I've never met a MeFi-er in real life. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8 on Jan 18, 2012 - 2 comments

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" with six actors playing all the parts -- roles randomized at each performance

This production of Shakespeare's comedy features mefite Evangeline and is directed by another mefite, grumblebee. Every actor has memorized multiple roles. At each performance, the audience chooses which actor plays which part. Tickets are normally $18. We're making $15 tickets available to metafilter members. Use the code word MEFI when reserving seats. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 29, 2011 - 4 comments

And the priest took us into the sacristy and the job, of all things, was to dig a grave in the yard..."

It's almost Halloween! If you're in the NYC area, I'd like to invite you to "The Weir," a play of spooky tales from Ireland. Just $15 fro MeFite's (see "more inside" for details). "Conor McPherson's The Weir is easily one of the most celebrated new plays of the past 20 years ... Folding Chair Classical Theatre's remounting of this lovely and elegiac play is an excellent opportunity to catch a faithful rendition of this sometimes chilling, sometimes sentimental piece that appears to be entrenching itself into the modern Western Canon ... I was glad to see the script as well served as it was." -- nytheatre.com [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 25, 2010 - 2 comments

Spooky, ghost-story play, "The Weir," runs for just three more weeks!

"a wonderful night of theater....find your way there. A solid cast, and excellent chemistry ..." -- audience-member comment on TheatreMania.com. "The Weir" is directed by grumblebee and features Evangeline in its cast. Tickets are normally $18, but we're making them available to MeFites for $15. When you order, just use the code MEFI to get the discount. Order $15 tickets for THE WEIR by using discount code "MEFI" for all performances at http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=WEI0 or call SmartTix at 212-868-4444. "You shed all sense of time at this beautiful and devious new play" - New York Times [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 17, 2010 - 10 comments

"The Weir" by Conor McPherson

Hi. I'd like to invite all New-york-based Mefites to see my play, "The Weir," by Conor McPherson. Oct 14th through Nov 6th. I directed it and Mefite Evangeline is acting in it. It's a great Halloween play, full of spooky stories. And it won the Olivier Award in 1999. Tickets are usually $18, but a lot of you helped me on AskMetafilter, so I'm making tickets available to Metafilter members for $15. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 7, 2010 - 0 comments

Noel Coward play + possible socializing before or after

A pal of mine is in the Silver Spring Stage production of Noel Coward's Private Lives and nearly guarantees a good time to any attendee. Cutting British wit, that sort of thing. It's at 8. Wanna grab beverages/food before &/or after? Update: My pal says, "For pregaming, there's a Mexican place also across the street that is ideal - Fajita Coast." So I hereby propose that we meet there at 7pm. I shall be there with a book in any case. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Oct 2, 2010 - 3 comments

Sleaze Book Club

The second production of a self-assembling play by Bunny Sparber. A book club gathers to discuss a selection of vintage pornographic novels. Each performer provides a summary and a reading from their book. New books are assigned to random audience members. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 16, 2010 - 0 comments

The Twentieth-Century Way comes to NYC

5th and final performance. See the original post here. Buy tickets here.
posted by Thin Lizzy on Aug 8, 2010 - 0 comments

The Twentieth-Century Way comes to NYC

Performance #4. See the original post here. Buy tickets here.
posted by Thin Lizzy on Aug 8, 2010 - 0 comments

The Twentieth-Century Way comes to NYC

Performance #3. See the original post here. Buy tickets here.
posted by Thin Lizzy on Aug 8, 2010 - 0 comments

The Twentieth-Century Way comes to NYC

Performance #2. See the original post here. Buy tickets here.
posted by Thin Lizzy on Aug 8, 2010 - 0 comments

The Twentieth-Century Way comes to NYC

I designed the lighting for this show at LA's Boston Court theatre and now it's transferring to the NYC Fringe Festival. Come for the superb writing and performances, stay for the taters. Performances on Aug. 14, 16, 18, 21, and 24th at the Players' Theatre in NYC. Check the website for a list of show times and buy tickets here. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Aug 6, 2010 - 6 comments

Sleaze Book Club

The premiere of my play Sleaze Book Club -- a self-assembling play in which the cast reads pulpy adult literature from the mid-20th century, reads their favorite passages aloud, and then gives a book report. And that's it. That's the entire play. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 6, 2010 - 0 comments

Souvenirs of Home - a play at Summerworks

If you're in Toronto, you might be reading some press on the Summerworks Festival which is undergoing a bit of controversy due to their programming. (Enough kerfuffle to make a FPP, which I can't do, but you can!) In any case, I am performing in the Canadian premiere of a new play called Souvenirs of Home by Elyne Quan at the festival. Come, if you can. It's a lovely piece with a fresh point-of-view from a skilled writer. $10, various times. Here's the poster! Here's a preview piece! [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Aug 5, 2010 - 0 comments

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