Upcoming events

Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Exhibit: The Rise of Newspapers in the 19th Century

Controversial elections, voting rights, abolition and slavery! In 1820s New York, while these issues burned in the minds of the public—newspapers exploded and competed as forums for debate! This exhibit looks at the newly exploding newspaper industry of the 1820s –and the entry of women and African Americans into the business of print.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters

Applauded by The New York Times as "shamelessly clever and deeply satisfying!" this acclaimed festival of new American short plays from some of the country's top playwrights returns to 59E59 Theaters for an eleventh consecutive season! Featuring two separate series (A & B) of three plays each running in rotating repertory, Summer Shorts offers a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter. See the calendar on the event website.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "Acolyte"

"Acolyte," by Graham Moore. Directed by Alexander Dinelaris. With Orlagh Cassidy, Ted Koch, Sam Lilja, Bronte Englandnelson. A young, married couple who are devotees of Ayn Rand find themselves in over their heads when one of her weekly Saturday night discourses on philosophy takes a surprisingly personal turn. See website for performance dates and times.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "A Woman"

"A Woman," by Chris Cragin-Day. Directed by Kel Haney. With Mark Boyett, Jennifer Ikeda. Kim's church doesn't allow women to be elders. For nine years she's tried to get a woman elected and for nine years she's failed. This year, though, she's not taking "no" for an answer - regardless of the cost. But when the newly appointed pastor decides to call her bluff, Kim must decide what's most important to her as a Christian, as a progressive and as a woman. See website for performance dates and times.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "Break Point"

"Break Point," by Neil Labute, Directed by Neil Labute. With John Garrett Greer, Keilyn Durrel Jones. Two world-class tennis players meet on the eve of their historic semi-final match at the French Open. Soon their causal camaraderie morphs into an elusive game of cat-and-mouse. Is it just a case of psychological warfare or is something darker going? Break Point is a funny yet sobering take of masculinity, competition, sportsmanship and the great American drive to succeed. See website for performance dates and times.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "Jack"

"Jack," by Melissa Ross, Directed by Mimi O'Donnell. With Quincy Dunn-Baker, Claire Karpen. Maggie and George and Jack have been inseparable best friends since college. But when Maggie and George divorce, Jack is the only thing holding them together. Until suddenly he isn't. A play about growing up, growing apart, and letting go of your first love. See website for performance dates and times.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "Playing God"

"Playing God" by Alan Zweibel. Directed by Maria Mileaf. With Bill Buell, Flora Diaz, Dana Watkins, Welker White. Unhappy that a brazen doctor changed the due date of a pregnant woman's baby because he's going on vacation, God decides to pay him a visit to put him in his place. See website for performance dates and times.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "Wedding Bash"

"Wedding Bash," by Lindsey Kraft and Andrew Leeds. Directed by J. J. Kandel. With Georgia Ximenes Lifsher, Donovan Mitchell, Rachel Napoleon, Andy Powers. When a newly married couple invites their two friends over for a post-wedding rehash, things get tense when it becomes clear that maybe people didn't love the wedding as much as they said they did. See website for performance dates and times.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 - Mon, Aug 28, 2017

"A Real Boy" at 59E59 Theaters

" A Real Boy," by Stephen Kaplan. Directed by Audrey Alford. With Jamie Geiger, Jenn Remke, Brian Michael, Jason Allan Kennedy George, Alexander Bello, Kelley Selznick, Katie Braden, Danie Steel. "A Real Boy" tells the story of two puppets who adopt a human child. When the young boy starts growing strings, his kindergarten teacher takes it upon herself to save him. This satiric play explores life for those on the fringe of society and the tensions that arise when others try to fix their "problems."
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 - Thu, Sep 21, 2017

High School of Art & Design Alumni Show

The High School of Art & Design's annual Alumni Show features works from nearly 30 artists. The exhibition opens with a reception at the John B. Kenny Gallery from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 3, and runs through September 20. The gallery is located on the main floor of the high school, at 245 East 56th Street. Exhibiting artists include: Javier Agredo, Andrew Allen, Janine Anfuso-Ferranti, Anna Bida, Max Bounan, Élan Cadiz, Joan Chiverton (Pels), Frieda Christofides, Janice Edelman-Lee, Paul David Elsen, Clare Eunbi Cho, Neil Feigeles, Gina Ferrari, Kreg Franco, Susan Greenstein, Melissa Guachun, James Harrington, Dionisios Kavvadias, Pearl Lau, Rosa Loveszy, Deja Martyr, Darryl Moore, Ricky Mujica, Anna Niklova, Luis Recio, Devon Rodriguez, Anthony Rosado, Alec Turner, John Varriano, and Richard Veloso. Entering its 81st year, the High School of Art and Design has produced many notable alumni, including Tony Bennett, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, and Harvey Fierstein. As a Career and Technical Education school, it is committed  to educate and guide through academics, art making, industry skills and work-based learning programs. Many graduates leave the school with marketable skills, often leading to post-high school employment and partnerships with leading professionals.
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