Workshop Theatre's The Navigator
LOVE it when awesome, innovative theatre lives beyond its initial run.
Especially when it is a show that made an impact our own community like
, produced by the acclaimed Workshop Theatre Company.The Navigator
with only a $300 budget received nominations for Outstanding Production
of a Play, Outstanding Original Full-Length Script (for playwright
Eddie Antar), Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role (for Nicole
Taylor), Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role (for Kelly Anne Burns),
Outstanding Set Design (for Duane Pagano) and received the 2011 IT
Awards for Outstanding Direction (Leslie Kincaid Burby) and Outstanding
Lighting Design (Duane Pagano).
It is currently enjoying another
run through March 3rd at the Workshop Theatre Company's Main Stage
Theatre by most of the original creative team, including the director,
Burby, as well as and features Burns, Taylor, Franchini and Michael
Gnat as well as sound design by Chiappetta and lighting by Duane
Pagano. Jen Varbalow designed the set.
In The Navagator
, the hero "Dave" has fallen on hard times. He's out of work,
in debt, and his wife is threatening to leave him. Then suddenly his
car's navigation system starts giving him answers to questions beyond
just the fastest way to get to the interstate.The Navigator
received a developmental Play in Process production in the Jewel Box Theater in 2010.
Director Leslie Kincaid Burby says about the show: "Returning to work on The Navigator
script, I am even more impressed by the tightness of the story and the
humanity of the characters...I'm tremendously excited to be able to move
onto the mainstage this February...it is wonderful to have an actual budget this time around!"
working in Indie Theatre: "I love indie theatre because anything is
possible in this world. It's a place to play, without that
need to take the safe, well-trodden roads in order to recreate
predicable commercial success. It's a place were disturbing, juicy,
inspiring work occurs, that I often find much more thought provoking and
moving than the slickly predictable shows I see on Broadway and
The production is presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in their
Main Stage Theater (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues,
4th Floor) through March 3rd. For more information and tickets please click here www.workshoptheater.org
FRIGID New York 2012!
right, it's that time of year again, the hottest Off-Off-Broadway
theatre festival at the coldest time of the year! The Horse Trade
Theater Group brings us the FRIGID Festival from February 22 through
March 4th at the Kraine Theatre, the Red Room and Under St. Marks.
in 2007, FRIGID NYC is centered in the heart of the East Village, in
the heart of indie theatre, on the Fourth Street Arts Block, across from
Indie Theatre Icon LaMama, Etc. at the Kraine Theatre, home of many of
the most celebrated new and experimental theatre productions in New
This year, FRIGID New York, one of our cities most open,
uncensored and diverse theater festival (completely uncurated), features
30 productions by a diverse array of artists and companies and goes
well beyond solo performances. It is interesting to note that 100% of
the box office revenue is returned to the participating companies, which
means that audiences enjoy new theatre and simultaneously support the
theater community. With performances inspired by classic literature to
burlesque, puppetry and musicals, there will be something for everyone.
And with tickets from $10 - $16, you can't beat the price.
See a full schedule and calendar