Some of the best theater in the country comes out of New York, and here in Bushwick, we are lucky enough to have an award-winning Off Off Broadway venue churning out one great performance after another: the Bushwick Starr.
The beginning of September also brings with it the beginning of the Bushwick Starr’s 2017-2018 season, and we are looking forward to each show and hoping you, too, are marking your calendars through next June.
Here’s what to expect:
Zapatografía / Shoegraphy (with an illogical jazz ballet) by Larissa Velez-Jackson
September 6-10, Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 4pm
Produced in collaboration with members of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center, “Zapatografía / Shoegraphy” is part conceptual dance, part mediation on “dichotomy between the longtime working class residents of Bushwick and its burgeoning arts community.”
Tickets are $20, and Sunday is a pay-what-you-can-day
Animal Wisdom by Heather Christian
Directed by Mark Rosenblatt and Andrew Schneider
Co-produced with West Yorkshire Playhouse
October 11 – November 4, Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8pm
“Animal Wisdom” is a difficult to describe folk-opera that pairs conversations with the dead, which may be real or fake, and Methodist hymns from the 1800s, among other things. Performers include Heather Christian, Eric Farber, Sasha Brown, and Fred Epstein.
Cute Activist by Milo Cramer
Directed by Morgan Green, in association with Clubbed Thumb
January 9 – February 3, 2018
This over-the-top comedy about the role activism plays in our day to day lives is set in a made-up town in Connecticut. “Cute Activist” features sorcery, puppets, and a tyrannical landlord. Actors include Madeline Wise and Ronald Peet.
The Brobot Johnson Experience by Darian Dauchan
Directed by Andrew Scoville
Co-produced with All For One Theater
February 14 – March 17, 2018
“The Brobot Johnson Experience” is a Sci-Fi Hip Hop solo concert set in a world where a race of Hip Hop android, Brobots, band together to form a troupe called “The Tribe Called Space Quest” to “spread their message of peace, love and dopeness all over the universe.” It’s an origin story like no other.
The 8th Annual Big Green Theater Festival presented with Superhero Clubhouse
April 27 – 29, 2018
Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm + 4pm (Free)
Big Green Theater, the eco-playwriting festival for Bushwick 4th and 5th grade students, is back! Participating students will get to see their plays staged and performed in front of an audience. Their plays will tackle some tough environmental topics and give you hope for a brighter, greener, and more kind future.
Little Surfer by Erin Markey
Directed by Jordan Fein
May 16 – June 2, 2018
A thrilling look at pleasure and pranks by relative newcomer Erin Markey.
Featured image courtesy of the Bushwick Starr.