Up Next: September 18th - 28th, 2019
Created by Ivan Talijancic & Erika Latta
Directed & Designed by Ivan Talijancic
Performed by Erika Latta
September 18th - 28th, 2019
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and 10pm
WaxFactory, one of the most internationally active multidisciplinary groups to emerge from the New York downtown scene, is proud to present LULU XX, a new cross-media performance that celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary. Inspired by Frank Wedekind’s timeless female protagonist, LULU XX challenges the idolatry and misogyny of the male gaze in the artistic representation of women. Created by WaxFactory’s co-founders Ivan Talijancic and Erika Latta, the performance revisits the unapologetic heroine of Wedekind’s Lulu plays (Earth Spirit and Pandora's Box), asking new questions about agency, representation and violence in the contemporary world.
At the turn of the 21st century – in 1999 – having just co-founded WaxFactory, Talijancic and Latta, turned their attention to Lulu as their first formal collaboration, although in New York, it was only presented as a work-in-progress. 20 years later and inspired by the momentum of recent feminist protest, WaxFactory sets out to exorcise a multitude of age-old archetypes of women and methodically dismantle them, one at a time.
Media contact: John Wyszniewski at Everyman Agency
Founded in 1998, WaxFactory is an interdisciplinary group of creators dedicated to exploring a multiplicity of artistic visions, focusing on ensemble process, arts education and international exchange. Its founding members have developed a hybrid approach, investigating diverse narrative styles, visual/physical rigor, an integrated use of new media/technology, and site-specific work. WaxFactory grew out of a collaboration between founders Ivan Talijancic and Erika Latta (MFA graduates from Columbia University School of the Arts’ Theatre program) who advance the company’s mission through exchanges and co-productions across borders and disciplines to create innovative devised work. Their productions have been seen extensively in NYC (PS122, NY Theater Workshop, Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, HERE, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Invisible Dog, Japan Society, Abrons Art Center, Incubator Arts Project, 3LD, PRELUDE and COIL Festivals, etc.) and internationally at numerous venues and festivals in 20+ countries and 4 continents.
Oct. 18th - Nov. 2nd 2019
All Hallow’s Eve
Written & Directed by Martin P. Robinson
Music by Paul Rudolph
October 18th - November 2nd, 2019
Eve and Evan are twins roped into yet another desperately dull Halloween by their parents. Managing to break free, they maraud, pumpkin smash and toilet paper, inadvertently crossing the thin line between worlds on this night of all nights. Enter a house and a demoness who has been lying in wait for just such a pair. A harrowing cat and mouse game ensues with the stakes nothing less than their immortal souls. A tale wrapped up in horror, comedy and blood…and definitely not for young children.
About the Artist
Martin P. Robinson has been a featured performer on Sesame Street since 1981, learning at the right hand (literally) of the greats including Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Jerry Nelson, and has performed in numerous feature films, including five Muppet movies. He’s best known for his work on the original 1982 production of Little Shop of Horrors and the Broadway revival in 2003 in which he designed, coordinated construction and performed the carnivorous plant Audrey II. He created the signature frog for Susan Stroman and Stephen Sondheim’s production of Nathan Lane’s Frogs at Lincoln Center. He has also created and directed puppets for three productions at Carnegie Hall. Martin has also been a master teacher for Sesame Street International helping cast and train puppeteers in co-productions around the world. www.martinprobinson.com
Nov. 8th – Dec. 29th
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Eric Tucker
November 8th - December 29th, 2019
Tickets on sale soon
Bedlam’s Artistic Director Eric Tucker directs a stripped-down version of The Crucible that is an actor-driven tour de force for 14 actors. The company examines the similarities between the Salem witch trials, McCarthyism and our current political state. What are the questions being asked? Who is involved? How do we respond now? How do we act?
Committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience, Bedlam creates works of theatre that reinvigorate traditional forms in a flexible, raw space, collapsing aesthetic distance and bringing its viewers into direct contact with the dangers and delicacies of life. In this new, fresh, active environment storytelling becomes paramount and the result is a kinetic experience of shared empathy.
Bedlam’s shows have been noted as Ben Brantley’s “Critics’ Picks” for The New York Times six times, noted on The New York Times and New York Magazine’s “Top Ten Best Show Lists” two times, as well as those of The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine respectively. The Wall Street Journal also noted Eric Tucker as “Director of the Year” in 2014. Bedlam has won two Irne Awards, two Off Broadway Alliance Awards and an Obie Grant. Bedlam has also been nominated for two Lucille Lortel awards, a Drama League award, and four Elliot Norton awards, winning for Best Visiting Production and Best Ensemble for Saint Joan, and six Elliot Norton awards, winning for Best Visiting Production and Best Ensemble for Bedlam’s Saint Joan, Best Visiting Production for Bedlam’s Twelfth Night/What You Will and Best Visiting Performer for Vaishnavi Sharma in Bedlam’s Pygmalion.
Rent the Theater
Theater, Film, Events
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.
Please note: We do not have a full-time box office on site. You can purchase tickets to all shows online 24 hours a day, up to two hours before a particular performance. In-person box office hours vary by show, but will usually begin 30 minutes prior to curtain.