Bushwick Starr Announces 2010-2011 Season

The Bushwick Starr just announced its first full season of programming. With work from Witness Relocation, 31 Down, Half Straddle and Two-Headed Calf it looks like an auspicious debut!

Artistic Director, Noel Allain, and Managing Director, Sue Kessler, have created an exciting and powerful line-up for The Bushwick Starr’s first official full performance season:

“We wanted to focus our premier season on diverse, cutting-edge new work by selected artists that we’re excited about. We also wanted to curate programming that appeals to both the downtown theater scene as well as our community here in Bushwick. We serve as both a destination for theater-goers in the greater NYC area, as well as a neighborhood arts hub, so we felt energized to create a well-rounded season that reflects our broad audience. Our goal is to bring people together under one roof, united within the context of art, and help build connections for artists and theatergoers within our community.”

FULL LINE UP FOLLOWS:

THE RING CYCLE: PART 1+2
By Performance Lab 115

OCTOBER 14-30, Thursdays – Sundays
Previews Oct. 7-10 ($10)
All shows at 8pm
$15

Get ready to rumble. PL115 transforms Wagner’s opera into an action-packed saga pumped up on pro wrestling and Rock and Roll.
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BAND OF PUPPETS FEST

NOVEMBER 11-14
Thursday + Friday at 8pm,
Saturday + Sunday at 2pm + 8pm
$15

The Bushwick Starr premiers our annual new works puppetry festival! Selected artists will create live music videos in the style of the golden age of MTV rock epics such as “Thriller”. This year’s theme is David Bowie.

Featured artists, TBA
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I’M GOING TO MAKE A SMALL INCISION BEHIND YOUR EAR TO CHECK AND SEE IF YOU’RE ACTUALLY HUMAN
By Dan Safer with Witness Relocation

DECEMBER 8-18, Wednesdays-Saturdays
Previews Dec. 6+7 ($10)
All shows at 8pm
$15

Chance operations, disasters, and some scenes stolen from that TV show “V”. Featuring Witness Relocation and some guest stars.
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FOOTBALL
By Half Straddle

FEBRUARY 10-26, Thursdays-Saturdays
All shows at 8pm
$15

An all-girl cast portrays the players, coaches and cheerleaders that make up a contemporary high school football team in a town that lives to win.

Written + Directed by Tina Satter
Music by Chris Giarmo
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BIG GREEN THEATER

APRIL 22 – MAY 1, Fridays-Sundays
Fridays + Saturdays at 8pm,
Saturdays + Sundays at 2pm
$15
*FREE for Bushwick community members. Details to follow.

Big Green Theater is a new environmental education program developed by The Bushwick Starr.

This program is operated in collaboration with our partners:
Still Waters in a Storm
Superhero Clubhouse
and our Education and Outreach Director, Joy Jones
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THE WIND: A Cold Meditation on War
By 31 Down

MAY 12-28, Thursdays-Saturdays
All shows at 8pm
$15

Two soldiers stumble upon a dead body in the outskirts of a blood riddled battlefield. They confront
their fleeting sense of nationalism and identity.

Directed by Shannon Sindelar
Sound by Ryan Holsopple
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THE 4TH ANNUAL BUSHWHACK SERIES

JUNE 3-5
Friday + Saturday at 8pm,
Saturday + Sunday at 2pm
$15

Our annual new works performance festival joins forces with the Bushwick Open Studios festival for a showcase of local talent.

Featured artists, TBA
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PLUS! Our new Residency Program features:
THE CHAMBER OPERA PROJECT: YOU, MY MOTHER
By Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf

JUNE 6-8
All shows at 8pm
$15

3 playwrights and 3 composers create 3 chamber operas.

Featuring playwrights:
Anne Washburn
Lisa D’Amour
and Karinne Keithley
And musicians:
Rick Burkhardt
Mary Bellamy
and Brendan Connelly

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