It’s a stinging yet hilarious indictment of neoliberalism...By the end of the show, [Kim Blanck] had the audience so thoroughly enthralled that her slightest movement or breath had them in hysterics. I would have totally punched a rent-a-cop in the face for Iris.
- Zachary Stewart, "Top 3 FringeNYC Performances" Backstage.com
EX MACHINA: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tickets are on sale, online or at Fringe Central (27 2nd ave, between 1st and 2nd st!!!) Get them advanced, and save money!
Here are the links!
Friday, 8/9 @ 5:30
Thursday, 8/15 @ 7:00
Saturday, 8/17 @ 3:30
Wednesday, 8/21 @ 3:30
Friday, 8/23 @ 9:30
Backstage.com listed EX MACHINA as ONE of TEN Must-see FringeNYC Shows!
Backstage.com has awesomely put our play, Ex Machina, in their list of ten shows you shouldn't miss this year! Check it out!
Besides Ex Machina, what other plays should you see?
After you check out Ex Machina, you'll probably be wanting to follow that sweet buzz. Here are some Monster Down/Aporia Theatre recommendations for this year's FringeNYC:
Four carpooling businessmen are lost in the horrific 1967 Chicago blizzard. When they happen upon a stranded car, should they assist a stranger or protect themselves? Their decision is sure to haunt you long after you’ve left the theater.
I AM A MOON
Everyone is a bright moon until you get closer and the craters appear. A closeted pop star, a secret fan, a body full of hickeys, a window without curtains… together weave a darkly humorous tale about finding the beauty of our ugly side.
Sheeple is a new play by Mara Wilson about the teenage burden of having to know everything.
WOMAN OF LEISURE AND PANIC
A whimsical combination of dance and theatre, 'Woman of Leisure and Panic' depicts a young artist's quest to remain financially stable, creatively productive, physically fit, romantically satisfied, reasonably on schedule and still standing...or should she sit?
After being whisked off to Rome and tricked into playing a role in the infamous trial of a dead Pope, 18 year old actor and priest-in-training Carlo Contadino has been imprisoned. With the help of Saint Genesius - the Patron Saint of Actors, Clowns, and Lawyers - he must perform his story, regain his faith, and find a happy ending.
HELP US TAKE EX MACHINA TO FRINGE NYC!
We're bringing David Jacobi's play, EX MACHINA, to FringeNYC - The New York International Fringe Festival. Ex Machina is a dark dystopian comedy about workers at a Smartphone factory - it's an important story and a fantastic production (which premiered at UCSD's new play festival this spring!). Bringing a show from San Diego to New York is tough, though, so we need some help. Check out our Kickstarter campaign and please consider donating whatever you can - every little bit counts. I especially recommend giving at the $25 level because then David has to write you a haiku. It'll be worth it, I promise.
EX MACHINA AT THE 2013 FRINGE NYC
After a successful run at this year's Wagner New Play Festival, David Jacobi's new play, Ex Machina, is heading to the 2013 Fringe NYC! We're teaming up with Aporia Theater in NY to bring this exciting new play to audiences in New York this August.
Set in a Smartphone factory on the edge of a trash filled ravine, two factory drones must learn to coexist while under threat from fascist anti-union politics, drunk security guards, and a sexy anarchist unfettered by the laws of physics. A dystopian dark comedy about dancing, Nekko Wafers, and the thrill of rebellion.
Keep checking our ON STAGE section for location, dates, and times, as well as bios for all of our collaborators. For more information, (especially on the stellar director, Sarah Wansley,) check out http://aporiatheater.com/
GOOD-BYE CHINA, HELLO CALIFORNIA!
Well, here we are at last! After a move across the globe, and a few months visiting family and selling possessions, we've landed in our new digs.
There are worse places to be than a sunny beach paradise that averages 75 degrees and a year-round growing season. Let's be honest: theatre can only get better when there are fish tacos involved. Right?
PLAYS FOR THE APOCALYPSE
Monday, May 28 7:30pm:
Soul Food - Good Eats by Elizabeth Ashforth
The End of the Beginning by Cornelia Bogen
Tuesday, May 29 7:30pm:
The Last Messiahs of Happy Land by Boj Capati
Cover: A Monologue translated by Remy Zhang
The Foreign Expert by Jorge Rios
As a final farewell to Beijing and all its wonderful people and artists, Monster Down! are putting on two nights of free new play readings. These plays, inspired by the coming apocalypse, have been written by local playwrights, and each explores the end of the world in a different way -- yes, we have zombies! We're so excited to give these plays life - after all, theatre isn't meant to live on the page.
Thanks to our wonderful hosts, Tushuguan 98, you can enjoy these 5 brand new short plays with a beer in hand and a comfy seat in a cozy atmosphere. Please join us this Monday and Tuesday, and help us support these great new playwrights and their nearly 6 months of hard work.
Tushuguan98: 53 Gulou Xi Dajie, Dongcheng, Beijing
BAD PANDA by Megan Gogerty
They’re the last two pandas on earth. It’s mating season. One of them falls in love with a crocodile. Who is gay. And then the baby comes. In this sweet celebration of non-traditional families, Gwo Gwo the panda must balance his newfound desire for Chester the crocodile with his obligations to his prescribed panda mate, Marion. The animals eat, mate, splash around in identity politics, meditate on their impending extinction, and love one another as only families can.
May 9th-13th, 7:30pm (Saturday 2:30 and 7:30.)
Now that rehearsals are underway, we've decided to undertake a new experiment: digital dramaturgy. As Monster Down! prides itself on a collaborative approach to playmaking, we want to see what happens when that collaboration takes a step outside the rehearsal room. Feel free to check out our tumblr, to see what's going on!