Performing Arts

36-24-36

Hilarious and heartbreaking true stories from the mouths of those whose bodies will never be perfect and for whom a meal will never just be a meal... HAVE YOU DIETED TODAY? 36:24:36 began in August of 2006 when creator Ann Malinowsky decided she was tired of all the years spent as a slave to...

All The World’s A Grave

In All the World's a Grave, John Reed reconstructs the works of William Shakespeare into a new five-act tragedy. The language is Shakespeare's, but the drama that unfolds is as fresh as the blood on the stage. Prince Hamlet goes to war for Juliet, the daughter of King Lear. Having captured...

Black Violin

We make it a show and give it a theater.Were speaking with the violins and not with our mouths. These are the words of the classically trained, three - time Apollo winning duo Black Violin whose rhythm leave listeners completely mesmerized in a hypnotically hyped state. Kev Marcus and Wil-B make up...

Broad Comedy

Touring all over the U.S. for the last 10 years, these Broads get around. They have been seen at the following locations, causing audience members to complain that their cheeks hurt from laughing so much: A gazillion performances for fundraisers for Planned Parenthood and other women's health...

Brown Rice Family

Get ready for Sustainable Happiness. Winner of the New York City Battle of the Bands Brown Rice Family is today’s freshest world roots band jamming towards global solidarity and organic happiness. Guided by a strong belief in the natural flow of things, BRF provides the masses with a...

Christian Takes Gun aka Supaman

As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation”, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. “Supaman” Is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope through culture and music. He has been...

Cirque Africa

The Cirque Africa acrobats are an exciting new entertainment revue from the heart of Africa. Originating in Mombassa, Kenya they have performed in over 20 countries in the last ten years, including Australia, China, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Japan, Spain and Switzerland. They have only been...

Daniel Beaty – Through the Night

Through the Night is the story of six interconnected black males ages 10 – 60: a child scientist, a young man from the projects on his way to college, an ex-convict, a corporate executive, a health food store owner, and the Bishop of a mega church – and the people who love them as they make it...

Intrusion

20 years in the future, sexual violence has been eradicated. Until 1 woman comes forward about being raped. A look into how we all perpetuate rape culture. Qurrat Ann Kadwani is an award-winning actress who lives in NYC. She works in theatre, TV, film and corporate videos....

MOLODI Live

MOLODI is a performance ensemble that takes body percussion to the extreme. These guys have been stepping, tapping, rhyming, snapping, flipping and clapping from coffee shops and poetry circles to STOMP, Cirque du Soleil and the #1 hit movie Stomp The Yard. With speed and precision Molodi blends...

Platanos, Collard Greens Y CALLALOO.

Platanos is a thought-provoking romantic comedy that tactfully addresses stereotypes, prejudices and urban myths that exist between African Americans and Latinos, within the context of Hip-Hop, humor, and satire. The play impels the audience to evaluate pervasive stereotypes. Platanos humorously...

Players Club Steppers

The PLAYERS Club Steppers have electrified stages across the country since originally forming in the Bronx. The P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club Steppers show their audience a whole new side of stepping that goes deeper than most would think. They aren't only performing for entertainment's sake, but also to...

Samba New York

Samba New York! is a leading organization in NYC dedicated to Brazilian samba culture, offering shows, drumming classes, and guided music trips to Brazil. The Estado de São Paulo, one of Brazil’s most prominent newspapers, recently praised Samba New York! as “the most famous and active...

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE

Shaolin Jazz Live is an amazing project that examines the paralells and similarities between Hip Hop and Jazz. SJ performs a live jazz reinterpretation of Wu Tang Clan's seminal hip hop classic, the 36 Chambers. The show is a performance that entertains and stimulates Jazz aficionados and Hip-Hop...

Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. We promote an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. We accomplish this mission through arts education activities, international...

The People Speak

THE PEOPLE SPEAK LIVE brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight hour work day, advancing women's...

Urban Word – Teen Poetry Slam Champions

As seen on the HBO show Brave New Voices Urban Word NYC™ (UW) has been at the forefront of the youth spoken word, poetry and hip-hop movements in New York City since 1999. Urban Word NYC presents literary arts education and youth development programs in the areas of creative writing,...

Warrior Writers

There are hundreds of thousands of veterans living among us. Though we interact with them in everyday life, many civilians are unaware of the ways in which servicemen and women are suffering and how difficult it is to adapt to being home again. This unique program combines spoken word, poetry,...