Challenging each other in assessing who is successful and who is not, their game soon devolves into name calling. The two friends become abusive about each other and their families. In Winners and Losers, every choice either of them has made is scrutinized in light of the eponymous appraisal. Marcus Youssef and James
Long have created a satirical and acerbic view of how we judge ourselves and others.
At Soho Rep in its New York premiere from January 2nd through February 6th, Winners and Losers is produced in conjunction with John Adrian Selzer, and Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre. The play, written by Youssef and Long is directed by Chris Abraham.
More at sohorep.org.
Over at the New Ohio, the New York Neo-Futurists are playing the dating game. Dylan Marron found people willing to share their on-line dating experiences. From these first hand accounts of love in the age of internet, he has woven The Human Symphony.
If you have never seen a Neo-Futurist production, expect the unexpected.The Human Symphony is set in four movements and performed by a cast randomly selected from the audience.
The Human Symphony begins performances on Thursday, January 22 for a limited engagement through Saturday, February 14
Dating leads us not so directly to a marriage gone awry with Marc Palmieri’s The Groundling is performed by the Axis Company from February 11 through March 8, 2015. In The Groundling, landscaper Bob Malone is inspired by a production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” to write and stage a play about his failing marriage.
Please go to www.axiscompany.org.
At the COIL 2015 Festival, where there are soem 13 productions in 15 days, we go back to dating again. This time with the darkly funny, The Blind Date Project (Jan 7–17) from Groundbreaking Theater Productions, at the Parkside Lounge. Starring Australia’s Bojana Novakovic (Rake, Shameless); The Blind Date Project is a real event in a real bar on a real blind date between two people in need of a real connection.
See video at https://www.youtube.com/user/PerformanceSpace122
Space 122’s tenth annual festival of contemporary dance, theater, and performance works runs from January 2 through the 17th in venues all over town, from the Vineyard and the New Ohio Theatres. It is kicked off with a free installation at Times Square with the world premiere of Sebastian Errazuriz’s A Pause in The City that Never Sleeps, running daily from 11:57pm to midnight the entire month of January. A Pause in The City that Never Sleeps,co-presented by Times Square Arts, the Times Square Advertising Coalition, is a video of a giant and contagious yawn.