May 19 - 28

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About Kidz Theater

Kidz Theater is a professional development company dedicated to helping exceptionally talented young performers ages 8-19 to meet their professional theater goals. Through free productions and affordable classes, Kidz Theater students learn not just the skills they need to excel as professional singers actors and dancers, but the skills they need to be true professionals in any field: responsibility, commitment, communication, organization and study skills, integrity and teamwork.

Kidz Theater presents

Once on this Island

 

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics & Book by Lynn Aherns
Directed by Kristen Caesar

May 19 - 28
Tickets: $15 - $35

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune's life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel's heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

Photo by Maike Schulz

May 31 - June 27

The Tank and Sinking Ship Productions present

Kafka's

A HUNGER ARTIST


Adapted by Sinking Ship Productions

Created by:
   Performer Jonathan Levin
   Writer Josh Luxenberg
   Director Joshua William Gelb

May 31 - June 27
As part of the Flint & Tinder series
Tickets: $15 - $35

Beautifully imagined... full of heart... riddled with fun surprises, unfolding with ingenuity... It left me mentally and emotionally satiated.
— Elizabeth McGuire, Culturebot

"Are you still starving? When are you going to stop...?"

What begins as a nostalgic celebration of a lost art form—and its most famous practitioner—becomes a darkly funny trip into the very question of what it means to suffer, and what it means when suffering becomes a public spectacle. In this inventive adaptation of Kafka's tragicomic story ""A Hunger Artist,"" actor, puppeteer and Sinking Ship co-artistic director Jonathan Levin gives a playful and startling performance as the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply… to hunger.

Click image above to view trailer.

 

June 1 - June 24

The Tank presents

STREEPSHOW!


By Jay Stull
Directed by Andrew Neisler

June 1 - June 24
As part of the Save & Print series
Tickets: $15 - $35

This is the true story of nine characters, once played by Meryl Streep, picked to live in a house, and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being, oh I don't know, direct and start getting, well, breathy. The characters in STREEPSHOW! have no knowledge of the actress Meryl Streep and think of themselves as real people with uncannily similar, tragic biographies. But when the winner of STREEPSHOW! is promised the opportunity to rewrite her tragedy, it's every Streep for her exquisitely poised self. This is theater in reality TV drag, actors in Meryl drag, and America's pop music canon in cabaret drag.

Episodes One and Two are presented together and separately from Episodes Three and Four.

Rent the Theater

Theater, Film, Events

One of NYC’s best off-off-Broadway theaters!
— Time Out New York

The Connelly Theater is unique in New York City: an intimate house with a classic proscenium arch and a raised stage.

The Connelly is available for rental for theater productions, film and photo shoots, and events. Lighting and sound package included.