The Hip Hop Nutcracker – Support NoMAA

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
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Tchaikovsky’s music, hip hop dance, and holiday magic for the entire family.

United Palace of Cultural Arts presents

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Sunday 7 December 2014
Doors 5 p.m.
Show 6 p.m.

Tickets: $10–$100

Location: United Palace, 4140 Broadway at 175th Street. Tel: +1 212 568-6700 x41

See the United Palace’s new holiday show and support NoMAA!

The best seats for the new production of “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” are in the lower loge, offering the best view and acoustics. They are on sale for $50-$100.

For every ticket purchased by NoMAA supporters half of the money will go to NoMAA. The other half will help pay for SONOS Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Heights–based ensemble that will play live during the performance. And since the production is being ticket sold really supports three great uptown arts organizations.

And we’ll even waive the service fees!

To take advantage of this offer and support NoMAA:

  1. Click the link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/940723/prm/NoMAA.
  2. From the calendar click the 6 p.m. start time on 7 December.
  3. Click “Let me pick my seats from a seating chart.”
  4. Click the blue lower loge seats on the theatre map.
  5. Pick the Orange, Blue, or Green seats you want.
  6. Click the drop-down box for the type of seat you want (the NoMAA one!).
  7. Click “Add.”
  8. On the right side of the screen (you may need to scroll) click “Add to cart.”
  9. On the next screen click “Checkout.”
  10. On the next screen if you want to donate $10 or more, we’ll give a ticket to a community member who can’t afford to purchase one.
  11. Click continue.
  12. You will be asked to set up an account.

For more information, contact NoMAA at +1 212 568-4396.

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Theater: La Caída de Rafael Trujillo

NoMAA is pleased to invite you to “La Caída de Rafael Trujillo” by Carmen Rivera, a play about the events that led to the implosion of a ruthless dictatorship. Date: 22 October 2014.

“Off Target” by Rider Ureña
“Off Target” by Rider Ureña

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance is pleased to invite you to

La Caída de Rafael Trujillo
by Carmen Rivera

A play about the events that led to the implosion of a ruthless dictatorship. [PDF flyer]

Date: Wednesday 22 October 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Teatro Círculo, 64 East 4th St. New York, NY 10003

Tickets:

  • NoMAA Members $30 (limited amount)
  • Community Friends $75
  • Corporate Friends $150

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A wine reception and conversation with the playwright and cast will follow the performance.

About the Playwright

Carmen Rivera, regarded as one of the most prolific U.S. Latina playwrights, is the creative force behind box office blockbuster’s such as “CELIA: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz” (co-written with Candido Tirado) and “La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny.” Her play, LA GRINGA, winner of the 1996 OBIE Award, is the longest running Latino show in Off Broadway history.

About the Production

Rivera’s work on LA CAIDA DE RAFAEL TRUJILLO spans more than five dedicated years of intensive scholarship, primary research, first-person interviews, as well as source material from CUNY’s acclaimed Institute for Dominican Studies and more.

This production will be directed by award-winning director Cándido Tirado and features a formidable pan-Latino cast: Iván Camilo (as Johnny Abbes), Johary Ramos (as ensemble/various roles), Adriana Sananes (as Doña María, wife of Gen. Trujillo), Marco Antonio Rodríguez (as Don Paco Escribano), Fermín Suárez (as Joaquin Balaguer), Ed Trucco (as Diplomat), Eva Cristina Vásquez (as the lover of Gen. Trujillo) and in the lead role of Trujillo, José Cheo Oliveras. Set design by Jorge Dieppa and lighting design by María Cristina Fusté.

Harry Nadal designed the historical costumes and Rubén Darío Cruz is the multimedia designer. For this production, noted Dominican scholar and historian José Novas has been the dramaturgical and cultural consultant and Bersaida Vega translated the play into Spanish.

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Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-off, 29 May

Join NoMAA and the uptown arts community at the kick-off for the 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll, Thursday 29 May 2014, 6–8:30 p.m., in Highbridge Park.

Join NoMAA and the uptown arts community at the kick-off for the 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll.

Date: Thursday 29 May, 6–8:30 p.m.

Location: Highbridge Park, Amsterdam Ave and W 172nd St

Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 - Poster
Uptown Arts Stroll 2014 poster (PDF, 492KB)

The Washington Heights–Inwood arts community will flood businesses, institutions, parks, open spaces and more during the 11th annual festival in June, which showcases art exhibitions, music, performances, outdoor theater, film, dance and poetry from W 155th St to W 220th St in Manhattan.

Honorees: Annette A. Aguilar, René de los Santos, Sky Pape and Janifer Wilson.

Performances by: WHIN Music Project, Zeo Muñoz, Obrien Luna, Broadway Performing Arts Center, “I Am New York Juan Rodriguez” Organic Magnetics.

Want to show your art at the kick-off? Be part of the Pop Up Art Exhibition curated by Rosa Naparstek.

If you are an artist participating in the Stroll, you can bring flyers or cards to leave at the kick-off welcome table.

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Theater: ‘Machinal’ – discount tickets

Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell.

MACHINAL

Location: American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

$10 tickets available for the following performances:

  • December 20, 8pm
  • December 21, 2pm
  • December 21, 8pm
  • December 22, 2pm

Use code MADI10 to buy tickets online or at 212.719.1300.

Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell. Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) stars in this sensational new production helmed by acclaimed British director Lyndsey Turner.

It is America’s Golden Age, a time of happiness, freedom and prosperity — or is it? For one young woman in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. Restless and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and an unwanted motherhood, she finds her only joy in the form of an illicit love affair. But when reality sets in and she must return to her routine existence, she’ll go to any lengths to regain her freedom.

A groundbreaking work in the landscape of American theatre, Machinal is a riveting look at the danger that can come from a life unlived.

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NoMAA Artists’ Salon/Potluck – I Am New York: Juan Rodríguez

Food and conversation with interactive theatrical reading. “I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez” imagines the story of a free man of mixed-race origin from Hispaniola who, in 1613, became the first “immigrant” of NYC. Date: Wednesday 13 November 2013.

I Am New York: Juan Rodríguez
Image: I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez, graphic illustration by Delano Franklin.
Food and conversation with interactive theatrical reading. “I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez” imagines the story of a free man of mixed-race origin from Hispaniola who, in 1613, became the first “immigrant” of NYC. With Maija Garcia and Armando Batista of Organic Magnetics.

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2013, 6–8 p.m.

Location: NoMAA, 178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040

Bring your favorite dish!

RSVP:

For more information on the reading, visit the Organic Magnetics website.

Organic Magnetics

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Call for Submissions: New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2014 Next Link Project

Are you a musical theatre writer? Have you written a show that you’d like to produce in New York? Submit your show today to the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project. Submission deadline: 11 November 2013.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, the largest annual musical theatre event in the nation, is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Next Link Project.

Are you a musical theatre writer? Have you written a show that you’d like to produce in New York? Submit your show today to the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project.

The Next Link Project is NYMF’s primary writer service program. It empowers emerging musical theater writing teams by providing entrepreneurial training, career networking opportunities, dramaturgical support, and other services, culminating in a subsidized production in the Festival. The Next Link Project is open to any writer — produced or unproduced, with or without agency representation.

This year’s Next Link Project Grand Jury includes:

  • Abrams Artists Agent Beth Blickers
  • TONY award winning actor Michael Cerveris
  • OBIE and Drama Desk award winning actress Donna Lynne Champlin
  • TONY and Outer Critics Circle Nominee actor Hunter Foster
  • TONY nominee composer and lyricist Amanda Green
  • TONY nominee director Thomas Kail
  • Associate Producer of the Old Globe Eric Louie
  • Outer Critics Circle Nominee director and choreographer Josh Prince
  • TONY and Drama Desk Nominee actor and writer Tony Sheldon
  • TONY nominee and Grammy winner composer Lucy Simon
  • and more to be announced …

Next Link Project participants receive the following benefits:

  • A $5,000 subsidy towards their production at NYMF 2014
  • Additional savings in production fees, and discounted technical and marketing support
  • Dramaturgical support
  • Seminars and workshops geared toward helping them successfully prepare, present, and promote their NYMF production
  • Access to exclusive industry networking events

The following application materials are required as electronic files:

  • Complete script (PDF files only, please)
  • Demo recording, containing at least 75% of the songs in the show
  • 2-3 page synopsis
  • Script sample consisting of 15 consecutive pages
  • Author bios and Production History

Deadline for submissions: midnight, Monday 11 November 2013

Submission fee: $75

For more information, visit:  http://www.nymf.org/get-involved/submit-show/

Submit your show today to be considered for the 2014 Festival.

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Discount Tickets: Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Winslow Boy

Special offer for NoMAA members and friends: $10 tickets for the first four performances of Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Winslow Boy — this weekend only!

Roundabout Theatre's The Winslow BoySpecial offer for NoMAA members and friends: $10 tickets for the first four performances this weekend only!

Friday 9/20 at 8 p.m.
Saturday 9/21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday 9/22 at 2 p.m.

Tony Award® nominee Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow), Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Man of La Mancha), Alessandro Nivola (A Month in the Country) and Tony Award winner Roger Rees (Indiscretions) star in Terence Rattigan’s classic The Winslow Boy, returning to Broadway for the first time in more than 60 years.

Lindsay Posner (the West End’s Noises Off and Carousel) directs this captivating new production from The Old Vic in London.

Reserve your tickets online. Or call +1 212 719-1300 and mention code RWBJ10.

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Urban Acrobatics: A Circus and Graffiti Spectacular

A series of workshops, discussions, and performances around the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art, 4–8 September 2013.

A series of workshops, discussions, and performances around the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule

Wednesday 4 September 2013, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Interrogating Shared Histories: Publicity, Movement, & Spectacle in NYC Circus & Graffiti
Location: NoMAA Gallery178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040
Panelists: Caitlin Bruce, David Carlyon, Carlos Dominguez Martinez/FEEGZ, TATU XMEN, & Polly Solomon
Reception to follow.

Thursday 5 September, 6–9 p.m.
Introduction to Circus & Graffiti Art
Location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Back to Back Artist-to-Artist Workshops: (1) Tagging Workshop led by E67 Fly I.D., Clark Fly I.D., 6-7:20 p.m. (2) Circus Workshop led by Polly Solomon, 7:40–9 p.m.

Friday 6 September, 12:15–5:30 p.m.
Location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Youth-focused workshops: (1) Tagging Workshops led by TATU XMEN and GOONS, 12:15-1:45 p.m. (2) Circus Workshop led by Polly Solomon, 2:15-3:45 p.m. (3) Discussion and improvisation time, 4-5:30 p.m.

Saturday 7 September, 12–4 p.m.
Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY.
Rain location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Preparation for Sunday performance with GOONS, 12-4 p.m.

Sunday 8 September, 3–5 p.m.
Urban Acrobatics Inaugural Performance
Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY
Come see live painting and circus arts combine! Staged at the front grounds of MJM. Materials will be available for arts and crafts. Preliminary line-up of circus and graffiti artists (more to come): E67 Fly I.D., Clark Fly I.D, GOONS, FEEGZ, Polly Solomon.

This programming is made possible by: Funding from Northwestern University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, partnerships and the generous donation of space at NoMAA, Word Up! and the Morris Jumel Mansion, and the New York City Parks Department Equipment and sound production by Moose Hall Theater Company/Inwood Shakespeare Festival; paint from Critical Massive. A special thanks to Sandra García-Betancourt, Carol Ward, Catherine Bruce, Ted Minos, Veronica, Gio and our artists and performers, and the volunteers from Word Up.

Please direct any questions to Caitlin Bruce and Polly Solomon at

For more info visit: circusgraffitispectacular.blogspot.com

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Free Community-Based Theatre Programs for the Whole Family

Registration is open 1–26 September 2013. Enrollment will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is open 1–26 September 2013. Enrollment will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

People’s Theatre Project is a nonprofit arts and social justice organization based in Washington Heights that unites members of under-represented communities to raise awareness of their shared struggles through the personally and socially transformative process of collaborative theatre making.

Uptown Action (for adults)
In this free program, adult community members (ages 18 and up) use theatre to create an original, interactive and bilingual play about housing rights. The play is presented as a series of community brainstorming events where audience members are invited to take center stage!
Thursdays | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | 10 October 2013 – 10 February 2014
Performances 21–23 February 2014, plus a spring tour throughout NYC

Voices: Our Young People Speak (for teens)
In this free program, in collaboration with Word Up Community Bookshop, teens (ages 12–17) engage in theatre games and writing activities to learn about themselves, their history, their community and social justice. The program culminates in a published book of their writing and a new play created and performed by the young artists.
Wednesdays | 4–6 p.m. | 2 October 2013 – 17 May 2014, and Fridays 25 April – 16 May 2014
Performances 16–18 May 2014

Live Your Life! (for kids)
In this free program, children (ages 5–12) play fun and creative theatre games to learn about the 10 Habits of Healthy Kids. The program culminates in a new play created and performed by the young artists.
Saturdays | 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 5 October – 23 November 2013
Performance on 23 November 2013

Register at www.PeoplesTheatreProject.org or by calling +1 646 398-9062 by 26 September 2013.

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In The Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about what inspired him

Actor, composer, writer and NoMAA supporter Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals the story behind his Tony award-winning musical, In The Heights.

In an attempt to cope with his first major break-up and make his mark during the Latin pop boom, Lin-Manuel Miranda sat down his sophomore year at Wesleyan to pen his first full-length musical. Less than a decade later, In The Heights, his musical about Washington Heights, had won four Tonys (including ones for Best Musical and Best Score) and had been nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, making Lin-Manuel Miranda one of the most successful writer/composers working on Broadway.

In this video interview, the actor, composer, writer and NoMAA supporter talks about his early experiences with musical theater, his inspiration for In The Heights, and the importance of writing a musical that no one else can write.

(Video posted with permission from THNKR.)

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