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Sibyl Kempson to Launch New Company With LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG, 4/28-5/17

April 11, 2015 |
Abrons Arts Center and 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. are pleased to present the world premiere of Sibyl Kempson's Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag (April 28-May 17), a musical meditation on the slippery nature of the photographic image. After a decade of operating as a solo entity and collaborating with some of New York's performance luminaries, this premiere marks the launch of Kempson's own theater company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. and Perf. Co. She describes...

World Premiere of Sibyl Kempson's Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag Set for Abrons Art Center

April 11, 2015 | TheaterMania
Abrons Arts Center and 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. will present the world premiere of Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag, written and directed by Sibyl Kempson, from April 28-May 17. The premiere marks the launch of Kempson's theater company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. and Perf. Co.

David Greenspan's I'M LOOKING FOR HELEN TWELVETREES Debuts at Abrons Arts Center, Now thru 4/4

March 19, 2015 |
Abrons Arts Center continues its 100th anniversary celebration of The Playhouse with the world premiere of five-time OBIE recipient David Greenspan's I'm Looking for Helen Twelvetrees. For over three decades, Greenspan has been omnipresent on New York City stages, from Bushwick to Broadway, and is beloved...

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Sign of the Times

March 17, 2015 | Art F City
Artist-led creative team Whoop Dee Doo embodies everything we’d like to see more of in art: an utter lack of pretension, unself-conscious creative collaboration, and a good time. This weekend, the group works with teens from the Abrons Art Center’s Urban Youth Theater Ensemble to create an interactive installation and...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

March 17, 2015 | Art In America
Whoop Dee Doo is an artist collective led by Jaimie Warren and Matt Roche that collaborates with various community groups to create performances using surreal sets and spooky costumes. This one-day-only event...

NY CULTURE | Rock Clubs, Urbanites and Rodgers & Hammerstein

March 15, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal
This new work by five-time Obie award winning actor and playwright David Greenspan is about Helen Twelvetrees, an early talkies star. The cast features Mr. Greenspan, Brooke Bloom and Keith Nobbs.Leigh Silverman, best known for her productions of “Violet,” “Chinglish” and “Well” on...

CRITIC'S PICKS | Theater Listings for March 13-19

March 13, 2015 | The New York Times
‘I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees’ (previews start on Thursday; opens on March 22) The writer and performer David Greenspan can make Aristotle accessible and Gertrude Stein interesting. For his latest play, he’s taken on more approachable material, reimagining...

Non-Intentionality: Talking with David Greenspan

March 11, 2015 | The L Magazine
The singular David Greenspan has carved out an idiosyncratic place for himself in the theater as a character actor of sinuous force and also as a very demanding playwright. Greenspan has been seemingly everywhere on New York stages for years, in a Richard Foreman play here, a Tennessee Williams revival there, on Broadway and in more...

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