a new developmental series with WBAI and The Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
(between Hoyt & Bond)
Flux Theatre Ensemble presents
by Nandita Shenoy
directed by Lori Elizabeth Parquet
In Rage Play, three women find themselves standing over the man they’ve killed. Yet in their own theatrical version of Russian Doll, he keeps coming back. Again and again and again. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, Nandita Shenoy’s outrageous black comedy explores the cost women face in fighting back against misogyny and patriarchy, and how they might be complicit in these systems. Through their purgatory, the women aim for liberation…and maybe even a little sweet revenge.
Rage Play is part of Flux’s FluxForward program. This developmental reading will be followed by a facilitated conversation.
$17.50 in advance
$20.00 at the door and
$15.00 for seniors and students with student IDs
One drink minimum per person
Doors open at 6:30 pm, food available for purchase.
June 10th (special SECOND Monday) — Ed Napier’s Music Lessons
Tracing his years of voice and theatre training with two larger-than-life mentors, in Music Lessons, Ed Napier shares his funny, moving, and revelatory adventures from southern West Virginia to New York institutions like, Columbia University, HB Studio, and the Juilliard School. With stories and songs, he recounts the process of becoming an artist and the glory of just being alive.
July 1st — Balboa Is Not Drowning
By Kevin R. Free, performed by André De Shields
1997 – In the middle of Pittsburgh’s Hill District, right around the corner from the new Millennium, near the end of a Century Cycle, Balboa Douglas has something to say from his deathbed to his sometime lover, Joe. A queer exploration into August Wilson’s Century Cycle.
August 5th — Threshold
Written and Performed by Amy Brenneman
Previous UNCOMMON VOICES Evenings
Tar Sands Songbook (4/1/2019)
written, composed & performed by Tanya Kalmanovitch
dramaturgy & direction by Katie Pearl
with Andrew Boudreau on piano
My name is Tanya Kalmanovitch. I am a violist, a fiddle player, and a writer. Tar Sands Songbook is a performed reckoning with my hometown of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada — an oil boom-town located in the Athabasca Oil Sands, the largest reservoir of crude bitumen in the world.
by Miranda Rose Hall
featuring Nadine Malouf
an evening of interactive, interspecies storytelling
Developed by LubDub Theatre Company, this new work-in-progress asks–through story, song, and movement–how to be a human in an era of man-made extinction.
Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn (2/4/2019)
An Evening of Ten-Minute Plays
Curated by Tonya Pinkins
with stories by Glory Kadigan, Tonya Pinkins, Kristine M. Reyes, Carmen Rivera, Lucy Thurber
& stories and songs by Angela Sclafani & Julie Brown
Moments in history you may not have known.
New ways of seeing the world and each other.
Down the Rabbit Hole
by Liza Jessie Peterson (1/7/2019)
This extraordinary writer, activist and performer tells stories from her experiences teaching teens at Riker’s Island.