NEWS & Events

Strangemen Theatre Company goes back off-broadway November 2018 for Our Next production!

Written by Scott Aiello, with direction by Claire Karpen, and produced by Strangemen Theatre Company, BERNIE AND MIKEY’S TRIP TO THE MOON centers around the Vincolos, an Italian-American family in 1990s Chicago, and the love, laughter, trials, and tribulations that come from raising a child with a cognitive disability. For this family, life is about fighting to find the balance between responsibility, loyalty, and personal happiness…and sometimes it’s just about fighting. Throw in Elvis Presley, a baseball bat, the moon, and a giant pot of tomato sauce and you have the recipe for this new and heart-warming dark comedy.

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Classes & Programs

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dance Class (for actors!) with Jill.

DANCE CLASS (FOR ACTORS!WITH JILL is an ongoing class series developed by JILL ECHO (TAKE Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company) and sponsored by STRANGMEN THEATRE COMPANY which creates an open, supportive environment for the actor to explore their instrument. Through modern dance technique, actors find the physical voice, strength, passion, and freedom of expression which lie at the essence of authentic truth and storytelling. 
Holding to the belief that emotion stores itself within the physical body causing movement to be essential as a basis for expression, and focusing intensely on the core elements of modern dance, this class series establishes a technique which supports and enhances the actor's physicality, enabling them to develop a grounded base for fluid movement, and a wide range of choices to support character and story. Through this technique, the actor learns how to commit to telling stories that resonate with an audience through finding an authentic physical voice based upon full-bodied freedom of expression and the ability to forge a physical to emotional connection as they enter into both the physical and emotional life of a character.
Weekly classes will be broken into structured warm-ups, building to larger combinations and phrasework, and incorporating varying degrees of improvisation, structured games, emotional study, movement vignettes, and partnering work. 

Dates of classes are announced at the beginning of each month via our newsletter & social media, with sign ups for each individual class opening one week prior.

Admission is $20/class, payable in advance via Venmo or PayPal.

UPCOMING AUGUST DATES: 8/10, 8/14, 8/22, 8/29 @ 5-6:30PM
LOCATION: Battery Dance, 380 Broadway, 5th FL, New York, NY 10013

For more information and to sign up for the class, please email us at info@strangemencompany.com

Band practice.

Band Practice is a monthly program developed to provide the opportunity for company members and guests to come together to practice, teach, and learn. We work on technique, experiment with new ways of working, and tell bad jokes.

 

the family reading series.

The Family Reading Series is a monthly event where company members and guests come together to eat, drink, and read aloud a favorite play, screenplay, or poem. It's a time to try something new - to play a part you'll never play, to make bold choices, and to learn something new about a piece of text or character.

To find out more about Strangemen programs and events, shoot us an email at: info@strangemencompany.com