Thursday, January 06, 2011

"Too Much Light" returns Jan 7 to the Kraine-

"A surreal exercise in channel-surfing"-Time Out New York

“An entertaining forum for discussing the issues”-the New Yorker

"Like the glory days of Saturday Night Live,
Too Much Light is not just funny but faintly surreal."

2010 NY Innovative Theatre Caffe Cino Fellowship Award Winners

Recipients of The 2009 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Ensemble

Best Performance Artists in New York -2009 Village Voice Reader's Poll

 photo by Anton Nickel


After a sold-out two weeks of Best Of 2010, the NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS are back in 2011 with their ongoing, award-winning show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind beginning Friday, January 7th at the Kraine Theater (85 East 4th St). Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30pm.

Join Roberta Colindrez, Cara Francis, Ryan Good, Alicia Harding, Christopher Loar and Dan McCoy as they launch the New York Neo-Futurists sixth year of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, an ever-changing, lightening-paced attempt to perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes.

Members of the 2011 New York Neo-Futurists ensemble are Jill Beckman, Christopher Borg, Alicia Chaisson, Roberta Colindrez, Jeffrey Cranor, Cara Francis, Ryan Good, Eevin Hartsough, Nicole Hill, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Erica Livingston, Christopher Loar, Dan McCoy, Rob Neill, Joey Rizzolo, Lauren Sharpe and Adam Smith.

Tickets are $11.00 plus the roll of a six-sided die ($12-$16) at the door. Advance tickets are $17.00 and can be purchased online at, or by calling 212-352-3101.

The New York Neo-Futurists are also headed to Chicago with their 2009 acclaimed prime-time show Laika Dog in Space, created by Rob Neill, Eevin Hartsough  & Jill Beckman, under the direction of Phil Ridarelli, with music by Carl Riehl. Performances begin Friday, February 3rd and continue through March 12th, 2011 at The Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland, Chicago).

Drawing inspiration from the famed French children's story "The Little Prince," and the 1960's cult television show "The Prisoner", the New York Neo-Futurists interpreted the story of Laika, the first mammal in space, for the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator in 2009.  Now they are bringing their take on Laika's experience to the Neo-mothership.  Puppetry, dance, art installations, live music, and a serving of borscht shuttle audience members back to the mid-50's Soviet space program.  The local production fuses Chicago elements to the NY original through musicians, direction and appearances by Chicago Neos. 

Performances for Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind in New York City will continue during the run of Laika Dog in Space.

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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 2000 plays and continue to present new and vital work every weekend in the East Village. For more info:

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