Thursday, May 13, 2010

Children of Eden is a critical success!

Too Much PRIDE Makes The Baby Go GAY: 30 GAY Plays In 60 STRAIGHT Minutes

NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are pleased to present their 4th Annual Pride special edition of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, this year benefiting LGBTQ advocacy in Uganda. TOO MUCH PRIDE MAKES THE BABY GO GAY: 30 GAY PLAYS IN 60 STRAIGHT MINUTES will be presented at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003) on Friday, June 25th and Saturday, June 26th at 10:30pm.

Press is cordially invited to all performances.

30 short plays reveal the struggle, the joy, the power of being out and proud in New York City in support of acceptance and freedom for all the world's citizens.

Too Much PRIDE Makes the Baby Go Gay: 30 Gay Plays in 60 Straight Minutes
, will be raising money to benefit LGBTQ advocacy in Uganda through the Fund for Global Human Rights, in an effort to combat proposed legislation that could make it a criminal offense to be gay, with punishment by imprisonment and even execution. The New York Neo-Futurists call our audiences to action in support of this important cause.

A blend of the comedic, tragic, political and always personal, the New York Neo-Futurists explore the journey from out to proud in 30 short plays over the course of one hour.

Tickets are $20.00. Advance tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 212-352-3101.

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THE NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are an ensemble of dynamic writer/performer/directors who present the critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind--a non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, while embracing chance, change, and chaos.  Developing out of the format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the New York Neo-Futurists have roots in NYC from the mid 90’s.  Since opening TML in New York, they have created over 1900 plays and continue to present new and vital work every weekend in the East Village. For more info:

FUND FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS Securing basic dignity and freedom for people worldwide requires that front-line organizations challenge abuse wherever it occurs. The Fund finds and funds local human rights heroes who often work at great personal risk to strengthen and bring global attention to their struggles. For more info:


30 Half-Nekkid Plays in 60 Half-Nekkid Minutes
August 20-21, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oberon Theatre Ensemble Rep 2010

OBERON THEATRE ENSEMBLE is pleased to announce their Rep 2010, celebrating the company’s 14th Repertory Season. Oberon will be presenting OTHELLO by William Shakespeare, directed by Lucille Lortel Award recipient, Cara Reichel, in conjunction with the world premiere of ORDER, by Christopher Stetson Boal (23 Knives, Crazy for the Dog), directed by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton (Best Direction of a Play, The Little Foxes).

“It is thrilling how William Shakespeare's Othello, and the world premiere play Order, by Christopher Stetson Boal, explore how our "demons" inside affect how we deal with the critical moments in our lives"– shares Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s Artistic Director Brad Fryman –“We are humbled that Austin Pendleton and Cara Reichel have joined our team to direct for us this season. Together we all hope to make Oberon's Rep 2010 our most remarkable yet, as we strive to present stunningly simple, yet elegant, transformative theatre.”

Oberon Rep 2010 will play a three-week engagement at The Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St). Performances begin Thursday, June 3rd , and continue through Saturday, June 26th. Tickets are $25.00 and $12.50 students/seniors. For reservations, please call 212-279-4200 or visit to purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available at Theatre Row’s box office, open from 12pm-8pm.

Press are invited:
Friday, June 4th at 8 pm – Othello
Saturday, June 5th at 8 pm –Othello
Monday, June 7th at 7 pm -Order
Tuesday, June 8th at 7 pm –Order
(Unofficial press dates may be accommodated upon request)

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Cara Reichel

With Daniel Morgan Shelley*, Stewart Walker*, Simon Feil*, Randy Howk, Jennifer Blood*, Jessica Angleskhan*, Matt W. Cody*, Jane Cortney*, Chris Seiler*, David Matthew Douglas*, Nate Faust, Lowell Byers, Whitney Kam Lee and Travis Allen.

The esteemed General Othello promotes Cassio instead of Iago fueling Iago’s jealousy. Iago, in turn, plans his revenge in incredibly malicious ways, causing suspicion amongst lovers and friends. The results are tragic as suspicion grows, trust is lost and Othello is compelled to take action against his lovely wife whom he believes to be unfaithful.

The music of Vivaldi and the rhythm of the djembe interweave with Shakespeare's elegant language in this tragic masterpiece.  As characters dance through the Bard's most intricate and compelling plot, OTHELLO illuminates the fine line between the cerebral and the animal in all of us. This is a visceral telling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of Envy, Revenge and Damaged Love.

Thursday, June 3, at 8 pm
Friday, June 4, at 8 pm
Saturday, June 5, at 8pm

Wednesday, June 9, at 8pm
Thursday, June 10, at 8pm
Sunday, June 13, at 3pm

Tuesday, June 15, at 7pm
Friday, June 18, at 8pm
Saturday, June 19, at 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, June 20, at 3pm

Wednesday, June 23, at 2 pm & 8 pm
Thursday, June 24, at 8 pm

By Christopher Stetson Boal
Directed by Austin Pendleton

With James Edward Becton*, Gabe Bettio*, Mac Brydon*, Brad Fryman*, William Laney*, Amanda Plant*, Ryan Tramont and James Washington*.

ORDER is the darkly hysterical and ultimately tragic story of Thomas Blander, a former philosophy teacher determined to be mild and polite in a violent and greedy world, whose plan is upended when he's possessed by a creature claiming to be an ancient entity of power and hunger.  The creature (real? imagined?) brings an entirely new philosophy to Blander - undeniable lust for power and insatiable appetite - that ultimately includes dining on his enemies - and his friends.

Sunday, June 6, at 3 pm

Monday, June 7th, at 7 pm
Tuesday, June 8th, at 7 pm
Friday, June 11th, at 8 pm
Saturday, June 12th, at 2 pm & 8 pm

Wednesday, June 16th, at 2 pm & 8 pm
Thursday, June 17th, at 8 pm 

Monday, June 21st, at 7 pm
Tuesday, June 22nd, at 7 pm
Friday, June 25th, at 8 pm
Saturday, June 26th, at 2 pm & 8 pm

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Congratulations to The Soup Show!

Kampfire PR clients New York Neo-Futurists' and their primetime show The Soup Show have been nominated for

Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Show

 The winners will be announced on the morning of Thursday, May 20th.

Congratulations from Kampfire PR & Marketing.