December 15, 2009
I am collecting hundreds of stockings for a very awesome design concept. Hundreds of stockings means hundreds of legs, and any and all donations are fully welcome! Nude, black, gray, knee-high, full length, ripped, torn, with holes and runs, missing legs, missing toes, old and worn... I'm taking all (as long as, you know, you wash them first). So before you throw out that old pair of pantyhose, think about my stockings collection and send them my way.
If you need my address, I'm happy to send it you. Otherwise, I'll collect your used stockings whenever we meet.
Happy holidays everyone!
October 27, 2009
Joseph K, a bank manager, wakes up one morning to find two guards in his bedroom. He's arrested, not told why, and thrown around a dizzying bureaucratic system. Everyone he meets seems to know his business and have a tidbit of advise to help him get to the next level... but the levels are infinite, and the advise borders on nonsensical.
* $10 for the public, free with an NYU ID
October 4, 2009
MBCT will only benefit from all the rich ideas grad school provides. And already, the next show is being formed, ideas are being tossed around, and words are finding their way to the page.
The next MBCT play, Ladies and Gentlemen, is well on its way to formation!
June 13, 2009
I have been accepted into NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a focus on Theatre Directing, specifically adapting classic stories for the stage and physical theatre.
Due to my studies, MBCT will be taking a break from producing. The next show was officially announced at MEDEA: a Tragedy of Revenge's cast/crew party (but not yet to the public, so for now it's still a secret), and I am so excited for such an amazing project. Instead of going ahead with it this fall, it is deferred until further notice. This means more time to research, write, and focus on the project.
Until then, MBCT is happy to continue the discussion about classic stories for a modern audience: How do we continually reinvent these plays without exhausting them? How can our bodies and voices train to tell the stories? How big and bold can we tell these tales?
So go out there and watch some theatre! Support your local companies, donate to your favorite houses, stand and shout "BRAVO!" when you love a show! Directors, playwrights, actors, designers, stage managers, ushers, technicians, administrators all depend on both your physical and financial support.
Artisitc Director (and now grad student!)
MBCT; Modern But Classical Theatre is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a not-for-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of MBCT may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.https://www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/2340
May 23, 2009
... And you go back to work and wonder "what now?" How do you slip back into the real world after going through something so extraordinary? How do you adjust back to your individual routine after sharing so intimately with a community?
Theatre grips you with its claws and squeezes you from the inside out, and then one day it just lets go... and you're on your own again.
So that's why I'm at it again -- reading, researching, and writing. The next MBCT show is in preparation for a fall show. It's a story of angst, anxiety, nail-biting nerves, and impatience. The characters whine and moan and pray aloud. Nature vs. domesticity. Want vs. action. City vs. country. Happiness vs. indifference.
May 10, 2009
It was a wonderful opening. You could feel the tension in the room... the audience not moving, listening for every word, watching and letting the story flow along. Medea raged, Jason pleaded, the Nurse predicted, Creusa mistook, Glauce struggled, and the Chorus Leader witnessed. The women sang in beautiful harmony about the horrors they saw, and the notes floated above the intensity of Medea's wrath.
Tickets may be bought at smarttix.com or at the box office: CSV, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
May 2, 2009
May 1, 2009
April 30, 2009
In just 24 hours, you'll be pulling on your party boots, combing your party hair, pulling on your party clothes, and planning your party subway trip.
See you at the party!
April 24, 2009
$10 for ALL YOU CAN DRINK!
Does it get any better than that??? We think not. All proceeds will go to MBCT's production of MEDEA, and where else in the greater Manhattan area can you get booze that cheap? Uh... almost nowhere.
Friday, May 1, 8pm - 2am May 2
Marcie and Ruthie's
214 Devoe Street
April 17, 2009
The foremost way to contribute is a personal donation:
* $20 and up will receive a Thank You in the program
* $50 and up will receive a Thank You in the program and priority seating
* $100 and up will receive a Thank You in the program, priority seating, and an invitation to the cast party
MBCT; Modern But Classical Theatre is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a not-for-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of MBCT may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Please go to https://www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/2340 to contribute to MBCT.
All donations are greatly appreciated. MBCT started as a dream and quickly became a reality, and your support is the air that keeps our Greek Chorus singing!
MBCT; Modern But Classical Theatre
ACTORS: Ruthie Bornstein, Samantha Brown, Elizabeth Eggers, Marcie Grambeau, Laryn Stout, Matthew Wise
PRODUCTION TEAM: Marcie Grambeau, Amanda Jenks, Chikara Kakizawa, Hannah Senter, Cameron Shreve, Miriam Tobin, Alex Vincent, Joshua Young
April 14, 2009
March 30, 2009
run: May 11-17
Tuesday - Saturday @ 8pm
Saturday 5/16, Sundays @ 3pm
March 28, 2009
The cast of MEDEA: a Tragedy of Revenge transforms itself into a German Expressionist film.
"He is my husband and the father of my children," Medea screams.
Jason, the leader of the most powerful army of all time, lets the women pick the flesh off his bones as he weighs his options. Princess or Sorceress? Stranger or wife? Young girl or experienced women? He can only look up in horror.
The Nurse suddenly realizes she may be a little more involved in Medea's crimes than she'd previously realized.
"My head hurts," the Nurse mews. She tries to control her dizzying thoughts, but realizes it's no use -- her fate is in the hands of the Sorceress Medea.
"Here, let me help," Medea offers, and places her claw on the Nurse's head.
The Corinthian Women are scared for their lives.
"Oh no," they chant, "this Medea is becoming a problem!"
They freeze in fear.
March 21, 2009
March 6, 2009
March 2, 2009
MBCT is sharpening its claws in preparation for the ranting and raving that's coming this THURSDAY at DEACON BRODIES in NYC.
We hope to see you there... if your vocal chords can take it.
February 19, 2009
MEDEA MADNESS: GAME NIGHT!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm
370 W46th, between 8th and 9th
New York, NY
$5 donations at the door
GREEK MYTHOLOGY TRIVIA!
cheap beer, food, prizes, and... MEDEA MONEY!